DirectShow connection for uEye cameras
IDS now offers a DirectShow connection option for its uEye industrial camera series, which supports nearly all of the features in the Software Development Kit (SDK). Since all uEye cameras use the same SDK, this option is available for both USB and GigE models.
From the affordable USB camera with VGA resolution to the 10 Megapixel model with GigE connection and IP65/67 housing, all IDS cameras can be integrated quickly and easily with DirectShow. In addition to many consumer programs, all current industrial image processing software packages support the DirectShow interface, such as LabView and Streampix.
Applications range from interactive billboards with high-resolution GigE cameras to applications in amusement parks and robot assistants. This interface is also used to some extent in the medical industry, in instrument manufacturing and in the classic industry segment.
The DirectShow interface is an integral component of the uEye software package, and is included in the scope of delivery of all IDS cameras or available for download. For more demanding applications, IDS offers the SDK, in addition to other interfaces such as Twain, ActiveX or GenICam. This enables simple integration via C, C++ or C# under Windows and Linux, allowing all available camera features to be utilised to the fullest.