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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 report...
Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 at 2:14 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, 1 Aug, 2018 at 2:15 PM
Performance/Frame Loss Issues caused by Host System Power Saving Features
Power-Saving Features on Host Systems Power saving features added to the chipsets of some CPUs can interfere with data transmission. Adjusting the sett...
Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 at 2:27 PM
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
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 maxim...
Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 at 2:21 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 immediately...
Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 at 2:51 PM
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 ca...
Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 at 2:35 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, 1 Aug, 2018 at 2:37 PM
Key differences between rolling shutter and frame (global) shutter
Some types of CCD image sensors, such as the interline CCDs used by some PixeLINK Imaging Products, provide an electronic shutter mechanism known as a fram...
Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 at 2:33 PM