Why am I unable to preview the video from my DALSA

Why am I unable to preview the video from my DALSA Genie ethernet camera using MATLAB 7.4 (R2007a)?

I am trying to create a videoinput object for my DALSA Genie camera. When I execute the IMAQHWINFO command as follows:


I recieve the following output:

Adaptor Name: winvideo Adaptor DLL: \\ENG3\matlab-r2007a\toolbox\imaq\imaqadaptors\win32\mwwinvideoimaq.dll IMAQHWINFO:         AdaptorDllName: [1x71 char]        AdaptorDllVersion: '2.1 (R2007a)'        AdaptorName: 'winvideo'        DeviceIDs: {[1]}        DeviceInfo: [1x1 struct]

Thereafter, I open the configuration pane for the camera using the AMCap application. Once the configuration pane has been closed, I use the the following commands in MATLAB to create a VIDEOINPUT object:

obj = videoinput('winvideo');preview(obj)

However, all I receive is a black preview window with the following error message in the top left corner of the preview window:

"No Sapera Acquisition Device Detected! (Currently Simulating Grab)"

I have been able to preview the camera output using the Image Acquisition Toolbox 1.7 (R14SP1), however, I get the above error message using the Image Acquisition Toolbox 2.1 (R2007a).


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This enhancement has been incorporated in Release 2008b (R2008b). For previous product releases, read below for any possible workarounds:

The ability to use DALSA Coreco cameras for image acquisition is not supported in MATLAB 7.4 (R2007a). However, the support for these cameras have been added in MATLAB 7.7 (R2008b). To workaround this issue, please upgrade to MATLAB 7.7 (R2008b).

To see a list of supported hardware for the Image Acquisition Toolbox or to request support for this hardware, navigate to the following location:




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