GigE Vision Acquisition: gigecam Object vs. videoinput Object
The Image Acquisition Toolbox™ includes a separate interface for use with GigE Vision® Compliant cameras. This interface is designed for GigE Vision cameras and supports more GigE-specific functionality.
You can continue to use the GigE Vision adaptor (
gige) with the
or you can use the
gigecam object, which takes advantage of GigE properties
and features and is more consistent with GigE Vision conventions for displaying properties and managing selector properties.
The GigE Vision support, using either object, requires that you download and install the
necessary files via MATLAB® Add-Ons. The Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for GigE Vision Hardware installs the files for both the
gige adaptor for the
videoinput object and the
gigecam object. For more
information, see Installing the Support Packages for Image Acquisition Toolbox Adaptors.
Designed for GigE Vision cameras
Allows use of GigE Vision camera commands
Better handling of GigE Vision camera properties
Uses GigE Vision advanced property features
Uses advanced toolbox features such as buffering and callbacks
Supports code generation
Supported in Image Acquisition Explorer, the VideoDevice System Object, and Simulink®
If you do not need to use any advanced toolbox features and you do not need to use
Image Acquisition Explorer, the VideoDevice System Object, or Simulink, use the
gigecam object to take advantage of the advanced
GigE Vision Standard feature support it offers.