File Menu

Import Config File …

Load and apply camera features settings stored in a Pixelink Camera Configuration (.pcc) file.

Export Config File ...

Save the current camera settings to disk, in a Pixelink Camera Configuration (.pcc) file.  Note that descriptors and the lookup table are saved in the exported file.  File paths (such as for image capture) are not saved.


Shut down Pixelink Capture OEM.

View Menu

Advanced Mode

Switch to Pixelink Capture OEM’s advanced mode, which gives you access to additional camera control functions.  After the first session, Pixelink Capture OEM starts with the last mode used.

Always On Top

Change the float setting of the application.  When this is switched on, Pixelink Capture OEM will always remain on top of other windows on the computer desktop; otherwise, other windows can overlap it. 

Reset Preview Window (CTRL-R)

Reset the preview window dimensions to correspond to the current ROI and Pixel Addressing mode.  If the current ROI is too large to fit on your desktop, the window size will be reduced.

The preview window can be resized manually by dragging its edges, or by clicking its Maximise icon.  This will not affect the number of pixels (vertically or horizontally) in the image.  Note that resizing the preview window may lower performance as Windows uses more processing power to stretch the image data to fit the display.

Auto Reset Preview Window

When this setting is turned on, the preview will automatically resize itself after any change to the ROI or Pixel Addressing mode.

Restore GUI Defaults

Restore Pixelink Capture OEM to its default settings.  See Application Defaults for more information.

Histogram (CTRL-H)

Open a window with a histogram displaying the distribution of pixel values in the output image.  See sample image:

Camera Menu

Load Camera Settings…

Load feature settings (factory defaults or custom) from the camera’s non-volatile memory.

Save Camera Settings…

Save the current feature settings to the camera’s non-volatile memory.

Set Camera Name

Give the active camera a name for easier reference.   This name is stored in the camera’s non-volatile memory.

Fixed Framerate Mode

If supported by the camera, enabling this control puts the camera in a special mode of operation whereby the framerate is not controlled directly.  Rather, the camera will pick a frame rate associated with its current ROI setting.  This special mode of operation offers a wider range of frame rates than are available when operating the camera is a normal mode of operation.

Help Menu

About Pixelink Capture OEM…

Display information about the software and the camera, as shown below.  For technical support or servicing queries, please have this information available if possible.

Pixelink Software —Identifying information about the software

Release: The version of the Capture OEM release

Driver Version: The version of the camera driver used with the application

API Version: The version of the application programming interface (API) used to create Pixelink Capture OEM.  The API is included in each Pixelink SDK.

Active Camera (Selected Camera)—Identifying information about the camera currently in use

  • Serial Number

  • Vendor Name

  • Model Name

  • Camera Name

  • Firmware Version

  • FPGA Version