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Wed Feb 6 16:50:47 2008, josephb, Configuration, Cameras, Regions of Interest and max frame rate
Wed Feb 6 19:39:11 2008, rana, Configuration, Cameras, Regions of Interest and max frame rate
Wed Feb 6 16:50:47 2008
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Regions of Interest and max frame rate
The Snap code has once again been modified such that setting the -l option to 0 will take images as fast as possible. Also, the -H and -W options set the height and width, while in principle the -Y and -X options set the position in pixels of the top edge and left edge of the image. It also seems possible to set these values such that the saved image wraps around. I'll be adding some command checking so that the user can't do this in the near future.
Doing some timed runs, using a -H 350 and -W 350 (as opposed to the full 752x480), 100 images can be saved in roughly 8 seconds, and 1000 images took about 73 seconds. This corresponds to a frame rate of about 12-13 frames per second (or a 12-13 Hz display). The size of this area was sufficient to cover the current PMC transmission beam.
The command line I used was
time ./Snap -l 0 -m 1000 -f 'test' -W 350 -H 350 -Y 50 -X 350 -E 2000
Interestingly enough, there would be bursts of failed frame saves if I executed commands in another terminal (such as using ls on the directory where the files were being stored).
As always, this code is available in /cvs/cds/caltech/target/Prosilica/40mCode/.