Additional TAG Heuer by Lynx Features
- To set the hardware gamma:
- Access the Camera Settings for the selected camera.
- Click the Setup tab.
- Click in the Gamma: text box and type a new value, between 0.25 and 1.75.
- Click Ok.
- Now, the image you capture is affected by the gamma value you set.
Phased Light Compensation, or PLC, is available for the TAG Heuer by Lynx Vision PRO cameras. PLC reduces or eliminates the vertical dark bars in the image caused by artificial light.
- To enable the PLC setting:
- Click . The Camera Settings dialog appears.
- Click to select the Phased Light Comp.: On radio button.
- To adjust the PLC strength:
- Click Image | Adjustments... The Image Adjustments dialog appears.
- Click and drag the PLC slider to adjust its action.
Double the light - when Double mode is activated, TAG Heuer by Lynx Vision PRO 6K/20K cameras require half the amount of light for the same frame rate.
Double the rate - when Double mode is activated, TAG Heuer by Lynx Vision PRO 20K cameras can capture up to 20,000 frames per second.
- To activate Double Mode:
- Click to open the Camera Settings dialog > Parameters tab.
- Set Pixel Mode: to Zoom 200%.
- Click the Double checkbox.
The Frame Offset option, is available for optional purchase to use with the TAG Heuer by Lynx Vision PRO cameras.
This allows the vertical active area of the sensor to be arbitrarily chosen, rather than always centered.
- To manually specify this offset:
- Access the Camera Settings. The Parameters tab opens.
- Click to select Frame Offset: Custom. The range of legal values appears.
- Type in a valid value.
- To calculate the offset from an image:
- Capture image in an Event.
- Right-click and drag to select the vertical portion of the image that should be used
- Click Image | Set | Capture area.
The Minimum Compression setting sets a lower limit on the compression (as a percentage) that the camera must achieve. If the camera cannot achieve this level of compression, the image will be sent uncompressed.
This setting is useful in situations where compression is not having much of an effect, such as when taking image of a constantly changing background of wind on water. In these situations, forcing the TAG Heuer by Lynx to uncompress large files can have a detrimental effect on the speed with which images can be evaluated. The default value of this setting is 65 (which corresponds to a 3:1 compression ratio); a setting of 100 would effectively turn compression off and 0 would force it to be on at all times.
Vision PRO cameras offer a Black Level setting that controls the level of brightness of the darkest part of the image. Increasing this value can improve the dynamic range, but decreases color saturation and adds noise to the dark part of the image. Decreasing this value can improve color saturation, but may lead to low dynamic range and excessive contrast.
- To change the Black Level:
To produce fully automatic times, TAG Heuer by Lynx cameras require the timer-enabled option. To save on cost, we also offers TAG Heuer by Lynx cameras without the timer-enabled function.
- The functionality of these cameras in stand-alone mode are limited to:
- Capture image with time of day reference.
- Produce an order of finish based on time of day.
- The functionality of these cameras is expanded when connected to a network with a timer-enabled camera.
- Synchronize to the timer-enabled camera and produce fully automatic times.
- Produce internal photo eye beam breaks when the Automatic Capture Mode (ACM) Plug-in is installed.
The Find Cameras dialog lists all TAG Heuer by Lynx cameras with a solid boot light found on the network, including some that may not appear in the Hardware Control window. This can happen when multiple network cards are enabled during the boot process (Base IP Error) or lost connectivity on a poor quality network such as Wi-Fi. This is particularly useful for TAG Heuer by Lynx Vision PRO cameras in this state which can be restarted from within TAG Heuer by Lynx.
- To find all cameras:
- Click Help | Find Cameras...
- To restart a TAG Heuer by Lynx Vision PRO camera:
- Click to select a camera.
- Click Restart.
- Click Ok.
- To scan for other cameras:
- Click Rescan.
TAG Heuer by Lynx supports upgrading some TAG Heuer by Lynx camera features without having to ship it back to HQ.
- To upgrade a TAG Heuer by Lynx camera using an upgrade code:
- Contact the Lynx sales team to purchase an TAG Heuer by Lynx camera upgrade.
- Provide the TAG Heuer by Lynx camera's serial number
- Load the TAG Heuer by Lynx camera to be upgraded in TAG Heuer by Lynx.
- Access the Camera Settings.
- Click on the Setup tab.
- Type or copy the upgrade code.
- Click Apply.
- Click Ok on the "Upgrade code accepted." message.