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Camera Preview is Very Slow on Windows XP
After you update your computer to Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), the performance of your 1394a or 1394b FireWire devices may be greatly decrea...
Wed, 22 Nov, 2017 at 1:25 PM
Interpreting Signal-to-Noise Measurements
Description This tech note considers the interplay between dynamic range and camera gain for the PL-A740 series cameras.  All data shown in this rep...
Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 at 3:08 PM
Extended Shutter (Knee Points)
Extended shutter allows for a multiple slope integration to extend the dynamic range of the camera. The multiple slope operation is controlled using knee po...
Wed, 6 Dec, 2017 at 11:24 AM
Performance/Frame Loss Issues
Power-Saving Features on Host Systems Power saving features added to the chipsets of some CPUs can interfere with data transmission. Adjusting the s...
Tue, 13 Feb, 2018 at 10:08 AM
Image data is corrupt and images being displayed are broken or torn
Corrupt Images - Defined Corrupt (“broken”, “torn”, or “chopped”) images can occur for a number of different reasons, which are discussed in ...
Thu, 17 Nov, 2016 at 4:21 PM
Performance/Frame Loss Issues
Power-Saving Features on Host Systems Power saving features added to the chipsets of more recent CPUs can interfere with data transmission. Adjusting the ...
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 at 11:37 AM
Extending the distance between a PixeLINK firewire camera and the controlling host system.
The following information describes and compares options for extending the length between PixeLINK FireWire cameras and a host controller beyond the ma...
Tue, 8 Nov, 2016 at 4:06 PM
Trigger wait time
Problem: When the camera gets configured for triggering (i.e. hardware, free-running, and software), it will not respond to trigger requests imme...
Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 at 10:19 AM
Synchronized Capture with PL-A741 Cameras
Applies to: PL-A741, PL-A741-BL, PL-A742, PL-A742-BL Description Synchronized image capture can be performed between two PL-A741 cameras, with simple ...
Tue, 6 Feb, 2018 at 4:51 PM
CCD vs CMOS
CCD (charge coupled device) and CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) image sensors are two different technologies for capturing images digital...
Wed, 25 Apr, 2018 at 11:13 AM