The Imaging Source's cameras have a few advantages over generic webcams in computer vision projects:
- Extensive programmatic control of exposure / shutter / gain / etc.
- Interchangeable lenses
- Higher framerates
This addon isn't strictly necessary to use Imaging Source cameras with Cinder.
Most Imaging Source cameras are recognized as UVC devices. This gives you some control over exposure etc., but the disadvantage is that you can't control camera parameters programmatically through Cinder, or save / reload configuration files.
Embeds version 184.108.40.2060 of the IC Imaging Control SDK for convenience and portability. If you'd like to update, install the latest IC Imaging Control SDK normally, then use the
copy_libraries.bat script to pull dependenceis from their default install locations into the block's repo.
Note that you still need to install the appropriate driver for your camera.