The first thing to set up when building a program are the camera settings. These settings are important to ensure the images you capture have sufficient contrast and clarity. The settings are listed below:
Focus adjusts the focal distance of the camera, with higher settings allowing you to focus on objects further away from the camera lens. For speed and simplicity, the “Auto Focus” feature will automatically adjust the focus to the object in the frame.
Internal Light adjusts the brightness of the 20 built-in LED lights on the camera, with 0 turning the lights off. The built-in lights provide powerful direct lighting and work well for objects with matte finishes.
Rotation helps orient the captured image for inspection. The rotation is measured clockwise, so setting a value of 90 degrees will adjust the image 90 degrees clockwise.
Exposure controls the shutter speed of the camera, with higher exposures resulting in brighter images. While external lighting should be used as the primary method for brightening images, Exposure allows for small brightness adjustments to supplement lighting efforts.
The best practice is to keep the exposure as low as possible to reduce blur in the image.
Gain affects your camera’s sensitivity to light. Similar to Exposure, higher values result in brighter images — we recommend using Gain in moderation to supplement external lighting as well.
Equalize light increases the contrast of your image, making it easier to inspect finer details in the image.
Focus Overlay highlights all areas of the image that are in focus. This tool helps determine if the area of interest on your object is appropriately focused and is useful when inspecting objects with uneven surfaces.
Master Image Overlay
Master Image Overlay imposes a transparent copy of the master image on top of the current camera view. This tool helps realign inspections if the camera or product has been moved.