Sections in this Article:
- Step 1: Confirm ColorDome Camera Connection
- Step 2: Enable Camera Viewer if Not Visible
- Step 3: Confirm Video Source
- Step 4: Configure Camera Settings
- Step 5: Update Camera Driver Software
Step 1: Confirm ColorDome Camera Connection
The USB video capture device is depicted below. This device converts an analog signal from the camera inside the ColorDome to a digital signal that is sent to the computer via USB connection. A grey coax cable from the ColorDome will connect to the yellow lead of this device. The USB will connect to the computer
Tip: This USB video capture device has a different location for Desktop and Cart systems.
If device is plugged in but not found, try reconnecting the USB to the computer.
Note: If you have a profile cart system, you may have two USB video capture devices. One will be in the Colordome power supply, and the other will be mounted behind the stimulator control box. In this case, pick one and connect it to the computer. Do not plug both USB video devices into the computer. This will cause a conflict in Windows that will prevent operation of the video capture device.
Step 2: Enable Camera Viewer if Not Visible
Camera viewer can be enabled in
Setup tab. Click on the
Camera button. It will be labeled with a green check mark when enabled.
If camera viewer window does not appear, it may be off screen. Open file
C:/Multifocal/CAMERAERG.INI. Right click file and open with Windows Notepad application. Change value for
Top and Left to
100. Save file and close. Try opening camera view in Espion again.
Step 3: Confirm Video Source
Camera -> Video Sourcein the camera viewer window.
- Do you see options here? Our camera is usually named
Note: If you do not see any options show up double check all your connections. Unplug and replug them. If there are still no options showing up your camera converter may be failing and might need to be replaced. Contact support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 4: Configure Camera Settings
Video Format to NTSC_M.
- Go to
Camera -> Menus -> Capture.
Output Size to
Go to Camera -> Menus -> Capture_Pin
Tip: If the resolution defaults to a different value next time you use the software, try typing in
OUTPUT SIZE = 320x240 as a line in file
C:/Multifocal/CAMERAERG.INI. Open the file with Notepad.
Maximum Brightness and Contrast to
8191. Set sliders to at least half.
Controls Tab -> Resize Camera Window(Larger) if maximum values not visible.
Step 5: Update Camera Driver Software
Windows Device Manager. In Windows 10 the easiest way to do that is to use the search bar next to the windows button at the bottom left of screen.
2) Check for
USB 2000under “Other Devices” or “Sound, Video and Game Controllers”.
3) Right click on device name and select
Update Driver Software -> Browse
4) Drivers for USB video converters are included in our software directory. Select
C:\Multifocal. Click Next. Close next window after driver has installed.
Installed device will appear as
USB2.0 Video Capture in "Sound, Video, and Game controllers".