pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus package

Submodules

pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus module

class pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.LibraryController(lib)[source]

Bases: pylablib.devices.utils.load_lib.LibraryController

close(opid)[source]

Mark device closing.

Return tuple (close_result, uninit_result) with the results of the closing and the shutdown. If library does not need to be shut down yet, set uninit_result=None

open()[source]

Mark device opening.

Return tuple (init_result, open_result, opid) with the results of the initialization and the opening, and the opening ID which should afterwards be used for closing. If library is already initialized, set init_result=None

preinit()[source]

Pre-initialize the library, if it hasn’t been done already

shutdown()[source]

Close all opened connections and shutdown the library

temp_open()[source]

Context for temporarily opening a new device connection

pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.query_camera_name(port)[source]

Query cameras name at a given port in PFCam interface

class pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.TCameraInfo(manufacturer, port, version, type)

Bases: tuple

count()

Return number of occurrences of value.

index()

Return first index of value.

Raises ValueError if the value is not present.

manufacturer
port
type
version
pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.list_cameras(only_supported=True)[source]

List all cameras available through PFCam interface.

If only_supported==True, only return cameras which support PFCam protocol (this check only works if the camera is not currently accessed by some other software). Return a list [(port, info)], where port is the pfcam port given to IPhotonFocusCamera and its subclasses, and info is the information returned by query_camera_name().

pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.get_cameras_number(only_supported=True)[source]

Get the total number of connected PFCam cameras

pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.get_port_index(manufacturer, port)[source]

Find PhotonFocus port index based on the manufacturer and port

class pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.PFCamAttribute(port, name)[source]

Bases: object

PFCam camera attribute.

Allows to query and set values and get additional information. Usually created automatically by a PhotonFocus camera instance, but could also be created manually.

Parameters:
  • sid – camera session ID
  • name – attribute text name
name

attribute name

readable

whether attribute is readable

Type:bool
writable

whether attribute is writable

Type:bool
is_command

whether attribute is a command

Type:bool
min

minimal attribute value (if applicable)

Type:float or int
max

maximal attribute value (if applicable)

Type:float or int
values

list of possible attribute values (if applicable)

update_limits()[source]

Update minimal and maximal attribute limits and return tuple (min, max)

truncate_value(value)[source]

Truncate value to lie within attribute limits

get_value(enum_as_str=True)[source]

Get attribute value.

If enum_as_str==True, return enum-style values as strings; otherwise, return corresponding integer values.

set_value(value, truncate=True)[source]

Get attribute value.

If truncate==True, automatically truncate value to lie within allowed range.

call_command(arg=0)[source]

If attribute is a command, call it with a given argument; otherwise, raise an error

class pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.TDeviceInfo(model, serial_number, grabber_info)

Bases: tuple

count()

Return number of occurrences of value.

grabber_info
index()

Return first index of value.

Raises ValueError if the value is not present.

model
serial_number
class pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.IPhotonFocusCamera(pfcam_port=0, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: pylablib.devices.interface.camera.IAttributeCamera

Generic PFCam interface to a PhotonFocus camera. Does not handle frames acquisition, so needs to be mixed with a frame grabber class to be fully operational. In this mixing, the class attribute GrabberClass should be set to this frame grabber class.

Parameters:
  • pfcam_port – port number for pfcam interface (can be learned by list_cameras(); port number is the first element of the camera data tuple) can also be a tuple (manufacturer, port), e.g., ("National Instruments", "port0").
  • kwargs – keyword arguments passed to the frame grabber initialization
Error

alias of pylablib.core.devio.base.DeviceError

GrabberClass = None
setup_max_baudrate()[source]

Setup the maximal available baudrate

get_baudrate()[source]

Get the current baud rate

open()[source]

Open connection to the camera

close()[source]

Close connection to the camera

get_attribute_value(name, error_on_missing=True, default=None)[source]

Get value of an attribute with the given name.

If the value doesn’t exist or can not be read and error_on_missing==True, raise error; otherwise, return default. If default is not None, assume that error_on_missing==False. If name points at a dictionary branch, return a dictionary with all values in this branch.

set_attribute_value(name, value, truncate=True, error_on_missing=True)[source]

Set value of an attribute with the given name.

If the value doesn’t exist or can not be written and error_on_missing==True, raise error; otherwise, do nothing. If name points at a dictionary branch, set all values in this branch (in this case value must be a dictionary). If truncate==True, truncate value to lie within attribute range.

get_all_attribute_values(root='')[source]

Get values of all attributes with the given root

set_all_attribute_values(settings, root='', truncate=True)[source]

Set values of all attributes with the given root.

If truncate==True, truncate value to lie within attribute range.

update_attribute_value(name, value, error_on_missing=True, truncate=True)[source]

Set value of the attribute with a given name, but only if it’s different from the current value.

Can take less time on some version of PFRemote (where single attribute setting is about 50ms). Arguments are the same as set_attribute_value().

call_command(name, arg=0, error_on_missing=True)[source]

Execute the given command with the given argument.

If the command doesn’t exist and error_on_missing==True, raise error; otherwise, do nothing.

get_device_info()[source]

Get camera model data.

Return tuple (model, serial_number, grabber_info).

get_detector_size()[source]

Get camera detector size (in pixels) as a tuple (width, height)

get_roi()[source]

Get current ROI.

Return tuple (hstart, hend, vstart, vend).

fast_shift_roi(hstart=0, vstart=0)[source]

Shift ROI by only changing its origin, but keeping the shape the same.

Note that if the ROI is invalid, it won’t be truncated (as is the standard behavior of set_roi()), which might lead to errors later.

set_roi(hstart=0, hend=None, vstart=0, vend=None)[source]

Setup camera ROI.

By default, all non-supplied parameters take extreme values.

get_roi_limits(hbin=1, vbin=1)[source]
get_exposure()[source]

Get current exposure

set_exposure(exposure)[source]

Set current exposure

get_frame_period()[source]

Get frame period (time between two consecutive frames in the internal trigger mode)

set_frame_period(frame_period)[source]

Set frame period (time between two consecutive frames in the internal trigger mode)

get_frame_timings()[source]

Get acquisition timing.

Return tuple (exposure, frame_period).

is_CFR_enabled()[source]

Check if the constant frame rate mode is enabled

enable_CFR(enabled=True)[source]

Enable constant frame rate mode

get_trigger_interleave()[source]

Check if the trigger interleave is on

set_trigger_interleave(enabled)[source]

Set the trigger interleave option on or off

is_status_line_enabled()[source]

Check if the status line is on

enable_status_line(enabled=True)[source]

Enable or disable status line

get_black_level_offset()[source]

Get the black level offset

set_black_level_offset(offset)[source]

Set the black level offset

FrameTransferError

alias of pylablib.devices.interface.camera.DefaultFrameTransferError

class NoParameterCaller(device, kind)

Bases: object

Class to simplify calling functions without a parameter

TimeoutError

alias of pylablib.core.devio.base.DeviceError

acquisition_in_progress()

Check if acquisition is in progress

apply_settings(settings)

Apply the settings.

settings is the dict {name: value} of the device available settings. Non-applicable settings are ignored.

clear_acquisition()

Clear acquisition settings

get_acquisition_parameters()

Get acquisition parameters.

Return dictionary {name: value}

get_all_attributes(copy=False)

Return a dictionary of all available attributes.

If copy==True, copy the dictionary; otherwise, return the internal dictionary structure (should not be modified).

get_attribute(name, error_on_missing=True)

Get the camera attribute with the given name

get_data_dimensions()

Get readout data dimensions (in pixels) as a tuple (width, height); take indexing mode into account

get_device_variable(key)

Get the value of a settings, status, or full info parameter

get_frame_format()

Get format for the returned images.

Can be "list" (list of 2D arrays, or 3D array for some fastbuff cameras), "array" (a single 3D array).

get_frame_info_fields()

Get the names of frame info fields.

Applicable when frame info format (set by set_frame_info_format()) is "list" or "array".

get_frame_info_format()

Get format of the frame info.

Can be "namedtuple" (potentially nested named tuples; convenient to get particular values), "list" (flat list of values, with field names are given by get_frame_info_fields(); convenient for building a table), "array" (same as "list", but with a numpy array, which is easier to use for fastbuff readout supported by some cameras), or "dict" (flat dictionary with the same fields as the "list" format; more resilient to future format changes)

get_frame_info_period()

Get period of frame info acquisition.

Frame info might be skipped (set to None) except for frames which indices are divisible by period. Useful for certain cameras where acquiring frame info takes a lot of time and can reduce performance at higher frame rates. Note that this parameter can still be ignored (i.e., always set to 1) if the performance is not an issue for a given camera class.

get_frames_status()

Get acquisition and buffer status.

Return tuple (acquired, unread, skipped, size), where acquired is the total number of acquired frames, unread is the number of acquired but not read frames, skipped is the number of skipped (not read and then written over) frames, and buffer_size is the total buffer size (in frames).

get_full_info(include=0)

Get dict {name: value} containing full device information (including status and settings).

include specifies either a list of variables (only these variables are returned), a priority threshold (only values with the priority equal or higher are returned), or "all" (all available variables). Since the lowest priority is -10, setting include=-10 queries all available variables, which is equivalent to include="all".

get_full_status(include=0)

Get dict {name: value} containing the device status (including settings).

include specifies either a list of variables (only these variables are returned), a priority threshold (only values with the priority equal or higher are returned), or "all" (all available variables). Since the lowest priority is -10, setting include=-10 queries all available variables, which is equivalent to include="all".

get_image_indexing()

Get indexing for the returned images.

Can be "rct" (first index row, second index column, rows counted from the top), "rcb" (same as "rc", rows counted from the bottom), "xyt" (first index column, second index row, rows counted from the top), or "xyb" (same as "xyt", rows counted from the bottom)

get_new_images_range()

Get the range of the new images.

Return tuple (first, last) with images range (first inclusive). If no images are available, return None. If some images were in the buffer were overwritten, exclude them from the range.

get_settings(include=0)

Get dict {name: value} containing all the device settings.

include specifies either a list of variables (only these variables are returned), a priority threshold (only values with the priority equal or higher are returned), or "all" (all available variables). Since the lowest priority is -10, setting include=-10 queries all available variables, which is equivalent to include="all".

grab(nframes=1, frame_timeout=5.0, missing_frame='none', return_info=False, buff_size=None)

Snap nframes images (with preset image read mode parameters)

buff_size determines buffer size (if None, use the default size). Timeout is specified for a single-frame acquisition, not for the whole acquisition time. missing_frame determines what to do with frames which have been lost: can be "none" (replacing them with None), "zero" (replacing them with zero-filled frame), or "skip" (skipping them, while still keeping total returned frames number to n). If return_info==True, return tuple (frames, infos), where infos is a list of frame info tuples (camera-dependent); if some frames are missing and missing_frame!="skip", the corresponding frame info is None.

is_acquisition_setup()

Check if acquisition is set up.

If the camera does not support separate acquisition setup, always return True.

is_opened()

Check if the device is connected

pausing_acquisition(clear=None)

Context manager which temporarily pauses acquisition during execution of with block.

Useful for applying certain settings which can’t be changed during the acquisition. If clear==True, clear acquisition in addition to pausing (by default, use the class default specified as _clear_pausing_acquisition attribute). Yields tuple (acq_in_progress, acq_params), which indicates whether acquisition is currently in progress, and what are the current acquisition parameters.

read_multiple_images(rng=None, peek=False, missing_frame='skip', return_info=False)

Read multiple images specified by rng (by default, all un-read images).

If rng is specified, it is a tuple (first, last) with images range (first inclusive). If no new frames are available, return an empty list; if no acquisition is running, return None. If peek==True, return images but not mark them as read. missing_frame determines what to do with frames which are out of range (missing or lost): can be "none" (replacing them with None), "zero" (replacing them with zero-filled frame), or "skip" (skipping them). If return_info==True, return tuple (frames, infos), where infos is a list of frame info tuples (camera-dependent, by default, only the frame index); if some frames are missing and missing_frame!="skip", the corresponding frame info is None.

read_newest_image(peek=False, return_info=False)

Read the newest un-read image.

If no un-read frames are available, return None. If peek==True, return the image but not mark it as read. If return_info==True, return tuple (frame, info), where info is an info tuples (camera-dependent, see read_multiple_images()).

read_oldest_image(peek=False, return_info=False)

Read the oldest un-read image.

If no un-read frames are available, return None. If peek==True, return the image but not mark it as read. If return_info==True, return tuple (frame, info), where info is an info tuples (camera-dependent, see read_multiple_images()).

set_device_variable(key, value)

Set the value of a settings parameter

set_frame_format(fmt)

Set format for the returned images.

Can be "list" (list of 2D arrays, or 3D array for some fastbuff cameras), "array" (a single 3D array). Note that if the format is set to "array", the frame info format is also automatically set to "array".

set_frame_info_format(fmt, include_fields=None)

Set format of the frame info.

Can be "namedtuple" (potentially nested named tuples; convenient to get particular values), "list" (flat list of values, with field names are given by get_frame_info_fields(); convenient for building a table), "array" (same as "list", but with a numpy array, which is easier to use for fastbuff readout supported by some cameras), or "dict" (flat dictionary with the same fields as the "list" format; more resilient to future format changes) If include_fields is not None, it specifies the fields included for non-"tuple" formats.

set_frame_info_period(period=1)

Set period of frame info acquisition.

Frame info might be skipped (set to None) except for frames which indices are divisible by period. Useful for certain cameras where acquiring frame info takes a lot of time and can reduce performance at higher frame rates. Note that this parameter can still be ignored (i.e., always set to 1) if the performance is not an issue for a given camera class.

set_image_indexing(indexing)

Set up indexing for the returned images.

Can be "rct" (first index row, second index column, rows counted from the top), "rcb" (same as "rc", rows counted from the bottom), "xyt" (first index column, second index row, rows counted from the top), or "xyb" (same as "xyt", rows counted from the bottom)

setup_acquisition(**kwargs)

Setup acquisition.

Any non-specified acquisition parameters are assumed to be the same as previously set (or default, if not explicitly set before). Return the new acquisition parameters.

snap(timeout=5.0, return_info=False)

Snap a single frame

start_acquisition(*args, **kwargs)

Start acquisition.

Can take the same keyword parameters as :meth:``setup_acquisition. If the acquisition is not set up yet, set it up using the supplied parameters (use default of setup_acquisition(),if the parameter is None). Otherwise, if any supplied parameters are different from the current ones, change them and reset the acquisition.

stop_acquisition()

Stop acquisition

wait_for_frame(since='lastread', nframes=1, timeout=20.0, error_on_stopped=False)

Wait for one or several new camera frames.

since specifies the reference point for waiting to acquire nframes frames; can be “lastread”`` (from the last read frame), "lastwait" (wait for the last successful wait_for_frame() call), "now" (from the start of the current call), or "start" (from the acquisition start, i.e., wait until nframes frames have been acquired). timeout can be either a number, None (infinite timeout), or a tuple (timeout, frame_timeout), in which case the call times out if the total time exceeds timeout, or a single frame wait exceeds frame_timeout. If the call times out, raise TimeoutError. If error_on_stopped==True and the acquisition is not running, raise Error; otherwise, simply return False without waiting.

class pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocusIMAQCamera(imaq_name='img0', pfcam_port=0)[source]

Bases: pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.IPhotonFocusCamera, pylablib.devices.IMAQ.IMAQ.IMAQFrameGrabber

IMAQ+PFCam interface to a PhotonFocus camera.

Parameters:
  • imaq_name – IMAQ interface name (can be learned by IMAQ.list_cameras(); usually, but not always, starts with "img")
  • pfcam_port – port number for pfcam interface (can be learned by list_cameras(); port number is the first element of the camera data tuple) can also be a tuple (manufacturer, port), e.g., ("National Instruments", "port0").
Error

alias of pylablib.core.devio.base.DeviceError

GrabberClass

alias of pylablib.devices.IMAQ.IMAQ.IMAQFrameGrabber

open()[source]

Open connection to the camera

FrameTransferError

alias of pylablib.devices.interface.camera.DefaultFrameTransferError

class NoParameterCaller(device, kind)

Bases: object

Class to simplify calling functions without a parameter

TimeoutError = <Mock spec='str' id='140128505246864'>
acquisition_in_progress()

Check if acquisition is in progress

apply_settings(settings)

Apply the settings.

settings is the dict {name: value} of the device available settings. Non-applicable settings are ignored.

call_command(name, arg=0, error_on_missing=True)

Execute the given command with the given argument.

If the command doesn’t exist and error_on_missing==True, raise error; otherwise, do nothing.

clear_acquisition()

Clear all acquisition details and free all buffers

clear_all_triggers(reset_acquisition=True)

Disable all triggers of the session

If the input triggers configuration has been changed, acquisition needs to be restart; if reset_acquisition==True, perform it automatically.

close()

Close connection to the camera

configure_trigger_in(trig_type, trig_line=0, trig_pol='high', trig_action='none', timeout=None, reset_acquisition=True)

Configure input trigger.

Parameters:
  • trig_type (str) – trigger source type; can be "ext", "rtsi", "iso_in", or "software"
  • trig_line (int) – trigger line number
  • trig_pol (str) – trigger polarity; can be "high" or "low"
  • trig_action (str) – trigger action; can be "none" (disable trigger), "capture" (start capturing), "stop" (stop capturing), "buffer" (capture a single frame), or "bufflist" (capture the whole buffer list once)
  • timeout (float) – timeout in seconds; None means not timeout.
  • reset_acquisition (bool) – if the input triggers configuration has been changed, acquisition needs to be restart; if True, perform it automatically
configure_trigger_out(trig_type, trig_line=0, trig_pol='high', trig_drive='disable')

Configure trigger output.

Parameters:
  • trig_type (str) – trigger drive destination type; can be "ext", "rtsi", or "iso_out"
  • trig_line (int) – trigger line number
  • trig_pol (str) – trigger polarity; can be "high" or "low"
  • trig_drive (str) – trigger output signal; can be "disable" (disable drive), "acq_in_progress" (asserted when acquisition is started), "acq_done" (asserted when acquisition is done), "unasserted" (force unasserted level), "asserted" (force asserted level), "hsync" (asserted on start of a single line start), "vsync" (asserted on start of a frame scan), "frame_start" (asserted when a single frame is captured), or "frame_done" (asserted when a single frame is done)
enable_CFR(enabled=True)

Enable constant frame rate mode

enable_status_line(enabled=True)

Enable or disable status line

fast_shift_roi(hstart=0, vstart=0)

Shift ROI by only changing its origin, but keeping the shape the same.

Note that if the ROI is invalid, it won’t be truncated (as is the standard behavior of set_roi()), which might lead to errors later.

get_acquisition_parameters()

Get acquisition parameters.

Return dictionary {name: value}

get_all_attribute_values(root='')

Get values of all attributes with the given root

get_all_attributes(copy=False)

Return a dictionary of all available attributes.

If copy==True, copy the dictionary; otherwise, return the internal dictionary structure (should not be modified).

get_all_grabber_attribute_values()

Get a dictionary of all readable attributes.

The attributes types are autodetected, and some of the types of uncommon attributes may be misrepresented.

get_attribute(name, error_on_missing=True)

Get the camera attribute with the given name

get_attribute_value(name, error_on_missing=True, default=None)

Get value of an attribute with the given name.

If the value doesn’t exist or can not be read and error_on_missing==True, raise error; otherwise, return default. If default is not None, assume that error_on_missing==False. If name points at a dictionary branch, return a dictionary with all values in this branch.

get_baudrate()

Get the current baud rate

get_black_level_offset()

Get the black level offset

get_data_dimensions()

Get readout data dimensions (in pixels) as a tuple (width, height); take indexing mode into account

get_detector_size()

Get camera detector size (in pixels) as a tuple (width, height)

get_device_info()

Get camera model data.

Return tuple (model, serial_number, grabber_info).

get_device_variable(key)

Get the value of a settings, status, or full info parameter

get_exposure()

Get current exposure

get_frame_format()

Get format for the returned images.

Can be "list" (list of 2D arrays, or 3D array for some fastbuff cameras), "array" (a single 3D array).

get_frame_info_fields()

Get the names of frame info fields.

Applicable when frame info format (set by set_frame_info_format()) is "list" or "array".

get_frame_info_format()

Get format of the frame info.

Can be "namedtuple" (potentially nested named tuples; convenient to get particular values), "list" (flat list of values, with field names are given by get_frame_info_fields(); convenient for building a table), "array" (same as "list", but with a numpy array, which is easier to use for fastbuff readout supported by some cameras), or "dict" (flat dictionary with the same fields as the "list" format; more resilient to future format changes)

get_frame_info_period()

Get period of frame info acquisition.

Frame info might be skipped (set to None) except for frames which indices are divisible by period. Useful for certain cameras where acquiring frame info takes a lot of time and can reduce performance at higher frame rates. Note that this parameter can still be ignored (i.e., always set to 1) if the performance is not an issue for a given camera class.

get_frame_period()

Get frame period (time between two consecutive frames in the internal trigger mode)

get_frame_timings()

Get acquisition timing.

Return tuple (exposure, frame_period).

get_frames_status()

Get acquisition and buffer status.

Return tuple (acquired, unread, skipped, size), where acquired is the total number of acquired frames, unread is the number of acquired but not read frames, skipped is the number of skipped (not read and then written over) frames, and buffer_size is the total buffer size (in frames).

get_full_info(include=0)

Get dict {name: value} containing full device information (including status and settings).

include specifies either a list of variables (only these variables are returned), a priority threshold (only values with the priority equal or higher are returned), or "all" (all available variables). Since the lowest priority is -10, setting include=-10 queries all available variables, which is equivalent to include="all".

get_full_status(include=0)

Get dict {name: value} containing the device status (including settings).

include specifies either a list of variables (only these variables are returned), a priority threshold (only values with the priority equal or higher are returned), or "all" (all available variables). Since the lowest priority is -10, setting include=-10 queries all available variables, which is equivalent to include="all".

get_grabber_attribute_value(attr, default=None, kind='auto')

Get value of an attribute with a given name or index.

If default is not None, return default if the attribute is not supported; otherwise, raise an error. kind is the attribute kind, and it can be "uint32", "uint64", "double", or "auto" (autodetect based on the stored list of attribute kinds).

get_grabber_detector_size()

Get camera detector size (in pixels) as a tuple (width, height)

get_grabber_roi()

Get current ROI.

Return tuple (hstart, hend, vstart, vend). hstart and hend specify horizontal image extent, vstart and vend specify vertical image extent (start is inclusive, stop is exclusive, starting from 0).

get_grabber_roi_limits(hbin=1, vbin=1)

Get the minimal and maximal ROI parameters.

Return tuple (hlim, vlim), where each element is in turn a limit 5-tuple (min, max, pstep, sstep, maxbin) with, correspondingly, minimal and maximal size, position and size step, and the maximal binning (fixed to 1 if not binning is allowed). In some cameras, the step and the minimal size depend on the binning, which can be supplied.

get_image_indexing()

Get indexing for the returned images.

Can be "rct" (first index row, second index column, rows counted from the top), "rcb" (same as "rc", rows counted from the bottom), "xyt" (first index column, second index row, rows counted from the top), or "xyb" (same as "xyt", rows counted from the bottom)

get_new_images_range()

Get the range of the new images.

Return tuple (first, last) with images range (first inclusive). If no images are available, return None. If some images were in the buffer were overwritten, exclude them from the range.

get_roi()

Get current ROI.

Return tuple (hstart, hend, vstart, vend).

get_roi_limits(hbin=1, vbin=1)
get_serial_params()

Return serial parameters as a tuple (write_term, datatype)

get_settings(include=0)

Get dict {name: value} containing all the device settings.

include specifies either a list of variables (only these variables are returned), a priority threshold (only values with the priority equal or higher are returned), or "all" (all available variables). Since the lowest priority is -10, setting include=-10 queries all available variables, which is equivalent to include="all".

get_trigger_interleave()

Check if the trigger interleave is on

grab(nframes=1, frame_timeout=5.0, missing_frame='none', return_info=False, buff_size=None)

Snap nframes images (with preset image read mode parameters)

buff_size determines buffer size (if None, use the default size). Timeout is specified for a single-frame acquisition, not for the whole acquisition time. missing_frame determines what to do with frames which have been lost: can be "none" (replacing them with None), "zero" (replacing them with zero-filled frame), or "skip" (skipping them, while still keeping total returned frames number to n). If return_info==True, return tuple (frames, infos), where infos is a list of frame info tuples (camera-dependent); if some frames are missing and missing_frame!="skip", the corresponding frame info is None.

is_CFR_enabled()

Check if the constant frame rate mode is enabled

is_acquisition_setup()

Check if acquisition is set up.

If the camera does not support separate acquisition setup, always return True.

is_opened()

Check if the device is connected

is_status_line_enabled()

Check if the status line is on

pausing_acquisition(clear=None)

Context manager which temporarily pauses acquisition during execution of with block.

Useful for applying certain settings which can’t be changed during the acquisition. If clear==True, clear acquisition in addition to pausing (by default, use the class default specified as _clear_pausing_acquisition attribute). Yields tuple (acq_in_progress, acq_params), which indicates whether acquisition is currently in progress, and what are the current acquisition parameters.

read_multiple_images(rng=None, peek=False, missing_frame='skip', return_info=False, fastbuff=False)

Read multiple images specified by rng (by default, all un-read images).

If rng is specified, it is a tuple (first, last) with images range (first inclusive). If no new frames are available, return an empty list; if no acquisition is running, return None. If peek==True, return images but not mark them as read. missing_frame determines what to do with frames which are out of range (missing or lost): can be "none" (replacing them with None), "zero" (replacing them with zero-filled frame), or "skip" (skipping them). If return_info==True, return tuple (frames, infos), where infos is a list of TFrameInfo single-element tuples containing frame index; if some frames are missing and missing_frame!="skip", the corresponding frame info is None. If fastbuff==False, return a list of individual frames (2D numpy arrays). Otherwise, return a list of ‘chunks’, which are 3D numpy arrays containing several frames; in this case, if return_info is True, then frame_info will automatically be in an "array" format, with the rows corresponding to the frames within the chunks, and the columns corresponding to the frames. Using fastbuff results in faster operation at high frame rates (>~1kFPS), at the expense of a more complicated frame processing in the following code.

read_newest_image(peek=False, return_info=False)

Read the newest un-read image.

If no un-read frames are available, return None. If peek==True, return the image but not mark it as read. If return_info==True, return tuple (frame, info), where info is an info tuples (camera-dependent, see read_multiple_images()).

read_oldest_image(peek=False, return_info=False)

Read the oldest un-read image.

If no un-read frames are available, return None. If peek==True, return the image but not mark it as read. If return_info==True, return tuple (frame, info), where info is an info tuples (camera-dependent, see read_multiple_images()).

read_trigger(trig_type, trig_line=0, trig_pol='high')

Read current value of a trigger (input or output).

Parameters:
  • trig_type (str) – trigger drive destination type; can be "ext", "rtsi", "iso_in", or "iso_out"
  • trig_line (int) – trigger line number
  • trig_pol (str) – trigger polarity; can be "high" or "low"
reset()

Reset connection to the camera

send_software_trigger()

Send software trigger signal

serial_flush()

Flush CameraLink serial port

serial_read(n, timeout=3.0, datatype=None)

Read specified number of bytes from CameraLink serial port.

Parameters:
  • n – number of bytes to read
  • timeout – operation timeout (in seconds)
  • datatype – return datatype; can be "bytes" (return raw bytes), or "str" (convert into UTF-8 string) if None, use the value set up using setup_serial_params() (by default, "bytes")
serial_readline(timeout=3.0, datatype=None, maxn=1024)

Read bytes from CameraLink serial port until the termination character (defined in camera file) is encountered.

Parameters:
  • timeout – operation timeout (in seconds)
  • datatype – return datatype; can be "bytes" (return raw bytes), or "str" (convert into UTF-8 string) if None, use the value set up using setup_serial_params() (by default, "bytes")
  • maxn – maximal number of bytes to read
serial_write(msg, timeout=3.0, term=None)

Write message into CameraLink serial port.

Parameters:
  • timeout – operation timeout (in seconds)
  • term – additional write terminator character to add to the message; if None, use the value set up using setup_serial_params() (by default, no additional terminator)
set_all_attribute_values(settings, root='', truncate=True)

Set values of all attributes with the given root.

If truncate==True, truncate value to lie within attribute range.

set_attribute_value(name, value, truncate=True, error_on_missing=True)

Set value of an attribute with the given name.

If the value doesn’t exist or can not be written and error_on_missing==True, raise error; otherwise, do nothing. If name points at a dictionary branch, set all values in this branch (in this case value must be a dictionary). If truncate==True, truncate value to lie within attribute range.

set_black_level_offset(offset)

Set the black level offset

set_device_variable(key, value)

Set the value of a settings parameter

set_exposure(exposure)

Set current exposure

set_frame_format(fmt)

Set format for the returned images.

Can be "list" (list of 2D arrays, or 3D array for some fastbuff cameras), "array" (a single 3D array). Note that if the format is set to "array", the frame info format is also automatically set to "array".

set_frame_info_format(fmt, include_fields=None)

Set format of the frame info.

Can be "namedtuple" (potentially nested named tuples; convenient to get particular values), "list" (flat list of values, with field names are given by get_frame_info_fields(); convenient for building a table), "array" (same as "list", but with a numpy array, which is easier to use for fastbuff readout supported by some cameras), or "dict" (flat dictionary with the same fields as the "list" format; more resilient to future format changes) If include_fields is not None, it specifies the fields included for non-"tuple" formats.

set_frame_info_period(period=1)

Set period of frame info acquisition.

Frame info might be skipped (set to None) except for frames which indices are divisible by period. Useful for certain cameras where acquiring frame info takes a lot of time and can reduce performance at higher frame rates. Note that this parameter can still be ignored (i.e., always set to 1) if the performance is not an issue for a given camera class.

set_frame_period(frame_period)

Set frame period (time between two consecutive frames in the internal trigger mode)

set_grabber_attribute_value(attr, value, kind='int32')

Set value of an attribute with a given name or index.

kind is the attribute kind, and it can be "uint32", "uint64", "double", or "auto" (autodetect based on the stored list of attribute kinds).

set_grabber_roi(hstart=0, hend=None, vstart=0, vend=None)

Setup camera ROI.

hstart and hend specify horizontal image extent, vstart and vend specify vertical image extent (start is inclusive, stop is exclusive, starting from 0). By default, all non-supplied parameters take extreme values (0 for start, maximal for end).

set_image_indexing(indexing)

Set up indexing for the returned images.

Can be "rct" (first index row, second index column, rows counted from the top), "rcb" (same as "rc", rows counted from the bottom), "xyt" (first index column, second index row, rows counted from the top), or "xyb" (same as "xyt", rows counted from the bottom)

set_roi(hstart=0, hend=None, vstart=0, vend=None)

Setup camera ROI.

By default, all non-supplied parameters take extreme values.

set_trigger_interleave(enabled)

Set the trigger interleave option on or off

setup_acquisition(mode='sequence', nframes=100)

Setup acquisition mode.

mode can be either "snap" (single frame or a fixed number of frames) or "sequence" (continuous acquisition). (note that IMAQCamera.acquisition_in_progress() would still return True in this case, even though new frames are no longer acquired). nframes sets up number of frame buffers.

setup_max_baudrate()

Setup the maximal available baudrate

setup_serial_params(write_term='', datatype='bytes')

Setup default serial communication parameters.

Parameters:
  • write_term – default terminator character to be added to the sent messages
  • datatype – type of the result of read commands; can be "bytes" (return raw bytes), or "str" (convert into UTF-8 string)
snap(timeout=5.0, return_info=False)

Snap a single frame

start_acquisition(*args, **kwargs)

Start acquisition.

Can take the same keyword parameters as :meth:``setup_acquisition. If the acquisition is not set up yet, set it up using the supplied parameters (use default of setup_acquisition(),if the parameter is None). Otherwise, if any supplied parameters are different from the current ones, change them and reset the acquisition.

stop_acquisition()

Stop acquisition

update_attribute_value(name, value, error_on_missing=True, truncate=True)

Set value of the attribute with a given name, but only if it’s different from the current value.

Can take less time on some version of PFRemote (where single attribute setting is about 50ms). Arguments are the same as set_attribute_value().

wait_for_frame(since='lastread', nframes=1, timeout=20.0, error_on_stopped=False)

Wait for one or several new camera frames.

since specifies the reference point for waiting to acquire nframes frames; can be “lastread”`` (from the last read frame), "lastwait" (wait for the last successful wait_for_frame() call), "now" (from the start of the current call), or "start" (from the acquisition start, i.e., wait until nframes frames have been acquired). timeout can be either a number, None (infinite timeout), or a tuple (timeout, frame_timeout), in which case the call times out if the total time exceeds timeout, or a single frame wait exceeds frame_timeout. If the call times out, raise TimeoutError. If error_on_stopped==True and the acquisition is not running, raise Error; otherwise, simply return False without waiting.

class pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocusSiSoCamera(siso_board, siso_applet, siso_port=0, pfcam_port=0)[source]

Bases: pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.IPhotonFocusCamera, pylablib.devices.SiliconSoftware.fgrab.SiliconSoftwareFrameGrabber

IMAQ+PFCam interface to a PhotonFocus camera.

Parameters:
  • siso_board – Silicon Software board index, starting from 0; available boards can be learned by fgrab.list_boards()
  • siso_applet – Silicon Software applet name, which can be learned by fgrab.list_applets(); usually, a simple applet like "DualLineGray16" or "MediumLineGray16 are most appropriate; can be either an applet name, or a direct path to the applet DLL
  • siso_port – Silicon Software port number, if several ports are supported by the camera and the applet
  • pfcam_port – port number for pfcam interface (can be learned by list_cameras(); port number is the first element of the camera data tuple) can also be a tuple (manufacturer, port), e.g., ("National Instruments", "port0").
Error

alias of pylablib.core.devio.base.DeviceError

GrabberClass

alias of pylablib.devices.SiliconSoftware.fgrab.SiliconSoftwareFrameGrabber

open()[source]

Open connection to the camera

FrameTransferError

alias of pylablib.devices.interface.camera.DefaultFrameTransferError

class NoParameterCaller(device, kind)

Bases: object

Class to simplify calling functions without a parameter

TimeoutError = <Mock spec='str' id='140128515120784'>
acquisition_in_progress()

Check if acquisition is in progress

apply_settings(settings)

Apply the settings.

settings is the dict {name: value} of the device available settings. Non-applicable settings are ignored.

call_command(name, arg=0, error_on_missing=True)

Execute the given command with the given argument.

If the command doesn’t exist and error_on_missing==True, raise error; otherwise, do nothing.

clear_acquisition()

Clear all acquisition details and free all buffers

close()

Close connection to the camera

enable_CFR(enabled=True)

Enable constant frame rate mode

enable_status_line(enabled=True)

Enable or disable status line

fast_shift_roi(hstart=0, vstart=0)

Shift ROI by only changing its origin, but keeping the shape the same.

Note that if the ROI is invalid, it won’t be truncated (as is the standard behavior of set_roi()), which might lead to errors later.

get_acquisition_parameters()

Get acquisition parameters.

Return dictionary {name: value}

get_all_attribute_values(root='')

Get values of all attributes with the given root

get_all_attributes(copy=False)

Return a dictionary of all available attributes.

If copy==True, copy the dictionary; otherwise, return the internal dictionary structure (should not be modified).

get_all_grabber_attribute_values(root='', **kwargs)

Get values of all frame grabber attributes with the given root.

Additional arguments are passed to get_value methods of individual attributes.

get_all_grabber_attributes(copy=False)

Return a dictionary of all available frame grabber grabber_attributes.

If copy==True, copy the dictionary; otherwise, return the internal dictionary structure (should not be modified).

get_attribute(name, error_on_missing=True)

Get the camera attribute with the given name

get_attribute_value(name, error_on_missing=True, default=None)

Get value of an attribute with the given name.

If the value doesn’t exist or can not be read and error_on_missing==True, raise error; otherwise, return default. If default is not None, assume that error_on_missing==False. If name points at a dictionary branch, return a dictionary with all values in this branch.

Get all available CamLink pixel formats and the output pixel formats as a tuple of 2 lists

get_baudrate()

Get the current baud rate

get_black_level_offset()

Get the black level offset

Get CamLink pixel format and the output pixel format as a tuple

get_data_dimensions()

Get readout data dimensions (in pixels) as a tuple (width, height); take indexing mode into account

get_detector_size()

Get camera detector size (in pixels) as a tuple (width, height)

get_device_info()

Get camera model data.

Return tuple (model, serial_number, grabber_info).

get_device_variable(key)

Get the value of a settings, status, or full info parameter

get_exposure()

Get current exposure

get_frame_format()

Get format for the returned images.

Can be "list" (list of 2D arrays, or 3D array for some fastbuff cameras), "array" (a single 3D array).

get_frame_info_fields()

Get the names of frame info fields.

Applicable when frame info format (set by set_frame_info_format()) is "list" or "array".

get_frame_info_format()

Get format of the frame info.

Can be "namedtuple" (potentially nested named tuples; convenient to get particular values), "list" (flat list of values, with field names are given by get_frame_info_fields(); convenient for building a table), "array" (same as "list", but with a numpy array, which is easier to use for fastbuff readout supported by some cameras), or "dict" (flat dictionary with the same fields as the "list" format; more resilient to future format changes)

get_frame_info_period()

Get period of frame info acquisition.

Frame info might be skipped (set to None) except for frames which indices are divisible by period. Useful for certain cameras where acquiring frame info takes a lot of time and can reduce performance at higher frame rates. Note that this parameter can still be ignored (i.e., always set to 1) if the performance is not an issue for a given camera class.

get_frame_period()

Get frame period (time between two consecutive frames in the internal trigger mode)

get_frame_timings()

Get acquisition timing.

Return tuple (exposure, frame_period).

get_frames_status()

Get acquisition and buffer status.

Return tuple (acquired, unread, skipped, size), where acquired is the total number of acquired frames, unread is the number of acquired but not read frames, skipped is the number of skipped (not read and then written over) frames, and buffer_size is the total buffer size (in frames).

get_full_info(include=0)

Get dict {name: value} containing full device information (including status and settings).

include specifies either a list of variables (only these variables are returned), a priority threshold (only values with the priority equal or higher are returned), or "all" (all available variables). Since the lowest priority is -10, setting include=-10 queries all available variables, which is equivalent to include="all".

get_full_status(include=0)

Get dict {name: value} containing the device status (including settings).

include specifies either a list of variables (only these variables are returned), a priority threshold (only values with the priority equal or higher are returned), or "all" (all available variables). Since the lowest priority is -10, setting include=-10 queries all available variables, which is equivalent to include="all".

get_genicam_info_xml()

Get description in Genicam-compatible XML format

get_grabber_attribute(name, error_on_missing=True)

Get the camera attribute with the given name

get_grabber_attribute_value(name, error_on_missing=True, default=None, **kwargs)

Get value of a frame grabber attribute with the given name.

If the value doesn’t exist and error_on_missing==True, raise error; otherwise, return default. If default is not None, automatically assume that error_on_missing==False. If name points at a dictionary branch, return a dictionary with all values in this branch. Additional arguments are passed to get_value methods of the individual attribute.

get_grabber_detector_size()

Get camera detector size (in pixels) as a tuple (width, height)

get_grabber_roi()

Get current ROI.

Return tuple (hstart, hend, vstart, vend). hstart and hend specify horizontal image extent, vstart and vend specify vertical image extent (start is inclusive, stop is exclusive, starting from 0).

get_grabber_roi_limits(hbin=1, vbin=1)

Get the minimal and maximal ROI parameters.

Return tuple (hlim, vlim), where each element is in turn a limit 5-tuple (min, max, pstep, sstep, maxbin) with, correspondingly, minimal and maximal size, position and size step, and the maximal binning (fixed to 1 if not binning is allowed). In some cameras, the step and the minimal size depend on the binning, which can be supplied.

get_image_indexing()

Get indexing for the returned images.

Can be "rct" (first index row, second index column, rows counted from the top), "rcb" (same as "rc", rows counted from the bottom), "xyt" (first index column, second index row, rows counted from the top), or "xyb" (same as "xyt", rows counted from the bottom)

get_new_images_range()

Get the range of the new images.

Return tuple (first, last) with images range (first inclusive). If no images are available, return None. If some images were in the buffer were overwritten, exclude them from the range.

get_roi()

Get current ROI.

Return tuple (hstart, hend, vstart, vend).

get_roi_limits(hbin=1, vbin=1)
get_settings(include=0)

Get dict {name: value} containing all the device settings.

include specifies either a list of variables (only these variables are returned), a priority threshold (only values with the priority equal or higher are returned), or "all" (all available variables). Since the lowest priority is -10, setting include=-10 queries all available variables, which is equivalent to include="all".

get_system_info()

Get the dictionary with all system information parameters

get_trigger_interleave()

Check if the trigger interleave is on

grab(nframes=1, frame_timeout=5.0, missing_frame='none', return_info=False, buff_size=None)

Snap nframes images (with preset image read mode parameters)

buff_size determines buffer size (if None, use the default size). Timeout is specified for a single-frame acquisition, not for the whole acquisition time. missing_frame determines what to do with frames which have been lost: can be "none" (replacing them with None), "zero" (replacing them with zero-filled frame), or "skip" (skipping them, while still keeping total returned frames number to n). If return_info==True, return tuple (frames, infos), where infos is a list of frame info tuples (camera-dependent); if some frames are missing and missing_frame!="skip", the corresponding frame info is None.

is_CFR_enabled()

Check if the constant frame rate mode is enabled

is_acquisition_setup()

Check if acquisition is set up.

If the camera does not support separate acquisition setup, always return True.

is_opened()

Check if the device is connected

is_status_line_enabled()

Check if the status line is on

pausing_acquisition(clear=None)

Context manager which temporarily pauses acquisition during execution of with block.

Useful for applying certain settings which can’t be changed during the acquisition. If clear==True, clear acquisition in addition to pausing (by default, use the class default specified as _clear_pausing_acquisition attribute). Yields tuple (acq_in_progress, acq_params), which indicates whether acquisition is currently in progress, and what are the current acquisition parameters.

read_multiple_images(rng=None, peek=False, missing_frame='skip', return_info=False, fastbuff=False)

Read multiple images specified by rng (by default, all un-read images).

If rng is specified, it is a tuple (first, last) with images range (first inclusive). If no new frames are available, return an empty list; if no acquisition is running, return None. If peek==True, return images but not mark them as read. missing_frame determines what to do with frames which are out of range (missing or lost): can be "none" (replacing them with None), "zero" (replacing them with zero-filled frame), or "skip" (skipping them). If return_info==True, return tuple (frames, infos), where infos is a list of TFrameInfo instances describing frame index, framestamp, and two timestamps (lower and higher precision); if some frames are missing and missing_frame!="skip", the corresponding frame info is None. Note that obtaining frame info takes about 100us, so return_info="all" should be avoided fro rates above 5-10kFPS. If fastbuff==False, return a list of individual frames (2D numpy arrays). Otherwise, return a list of ‘chunks’, which are 3D numpy arrays containing several frames; in this case, if return_info is True, then frame_info will automatically be in an "array" format, with the rows corresponding to the frames within the chunks, and the columns corresponding to the frames. Using fastbuff results in faster operation at high frame rates (>~1kFPS), at the expense of a more complicated frame processing in the following code.

read_newest_image(peek=False, return_info=False)

Read the newest un-read image.

If no un-read frames are available, return None. If peek==True, return the image but not mark it as read. If return_info==True, return tuple (frame, info), where info is an info tuples (camera-dependent, see read_multiple_images()).

read_oldest_image(peek=False, return_info=False)

Read the oldest un-read image.

If no un-read frames are available, return None. If peek==True, return the image but not mark it as read. If return_info==True, return tuple (frame, info), where info is an info tuples (camera-dependent, see read_multiple_images()).

set_all_attribute_values(settings, root='', truncate=True)

Set values of all attributes with the given root.

If truncate==True, truncate value to lie within attribute range.

set_all_grabber_attribute_values(settings, root='', **kwargs)

Set values of all frame grabber attributes with the given root.

Additional arguments are passed to set_value methods of individual attributes.

set_attribute_value(name, value, truncate=True, error_on_missing=True)

Set value of an attribute with the given name.

If the value doesn’t exist or can not be written and error_on_missing==True, raise error; otherwise, do nothing. If name points at a dictionary branch, set all values in this branch (in this case value must be a dictionary). If truncate==True, truncate value to lie within attribute range.

set_black_level_offset(offset)

Set the black level offset

set_device_variable(key, value)

Set the value of a settings parameter

set_exposure(exposure)

Set current exposure

set_frame_format(fmt)

Set format for the returned images.

Can be "list" (list of 2D arrays, or 3D array for some fastbuff cameras), "array" (a single 3D array). Note that if the format is set to "array", the frame info format is also automatically set to "array".

set_frame_info_format(fmt, include_fields=None)

Set format of the frame info.

Can be "namedtuple" (potentially nested named tuples; convenient to get particular values), "list" (flat list of values, with field names are given by get_frame_info_fields(); convenient for building a table), "array" (same as "list", but with a numpy array, which is easier to use for fastbuff readout supported by some cameras), or "dict" (flat dictionary with the same fields as the "list" format; more resilient to future format changes) If include_fields is not None, it specifies the fields included for non-"tuple" formats.

set_frame_info_period(period=1)

Set period of frame info acquisition.

Frame info might be skipped (set to None) except for frames which indices are divisible by period. Useful for certain cameras where acquiring frame info takes a lot of time and can reduce performance at higher frame rates. Note that this parameter can still be ignored (i.e., always set to 1) if the performance is not an issue for a given camera class.

set_frame_merge(frame_merge=1)
set_frame_period(frame_period)

Set frame period (time between two consecutive frames in the internal trigger mode)

set_grabber_attribute_value(name, value, error_on_missing=True, **kwargs)

Set value of a frame grabber attribute with the given name.

If the value doesn’t exist and error_on_missing==True, raise error; otherwise, do nothing. If name points at a dictionary branch, set all values in this branch (in this case value must be a dictionary). Additional arguments are passed to set_value methods of the individual attribute.

set_grabber_roi(hstart=0, hend=None, vstart=0, vend=None)

Setup camera ROI.

hstart and hend specify horizontal image extent, vstart and vend specify vertical image extent (start is inclusive, stop is exclusive, starting from 0). By default, all non-supplied parameters take extreme values (0 for start, maximal for end).

set_image_indexing(indexing)

Set up indexing for the returned images.

Can be "rct" (first index row, second index column, rows counted from the top), "rcb" (same as "rc", rows counted from the bottom), "xyt" (first index column, second index row, rows counted from the top), or "xyb" (same as "xyt", rows counted from the bottom)

set_roi(hstart=0, hend=None, vstart=0, vend=None)

Setup camera ROI.

By default, all non-supplied parameters take extreme values.

set_trigger_interleave(enabled)

Set the trigger interleave option on or off

setup_acquisition(mode='sequence', nframes=100)

Setup acquisition mode.

mode can be either "snap" (single frame or a fixed number of frames) or "sequence" (continuous acquisition). (note that IMAQCamera.acquisition_in_progress() would still return True in this case, even though new frames are no longer acquired). nframes sets up number of frame buffers.

Set up CameraLink pixel format.

If fmt is None, use supplied bits_per_pixel (8, 10, 12, 14, or 16) and taps (1 or 2) to figure out the format; otherwise, fmt should be a numerical (e.g., 210) or string (e.g., "FG_CL_MEDIUM_10_BIT") format. output_fmt specifies the result frame format; if None, use grayscale with the given bits_per_pixel if fmt is None, or 16 bit grayscale otherwise.

setup_max_baudrate()

Setup the maximal available baudrate

snap(timeout=5.0, return_info=False)

Snap a single frame

start_acquisition(*args, **kwargs)

Start acquisition.

Can take the same keyword parameters as :meth:``setup_acquisition. If the acquisition is not set up yet, set it up using the supplied parameters (use default of setup_acquisition(),if the parameter is None). Otherwise, if any supplied parameters are different from the current ones, change them and reset the acquisition.

stop_acquisition()

Stop acquisition

update_attribute_value(name, value, error_on_missing=True, truncate=True)

Set value of the attribute with a given name, but only if it’s different from the current value.

Can take less time on some version of PFRemote (where single attribute setting is about 50ms). Arguments are the same as set_attribute_value().

wait_for_frame(since='lastread', nframes=1, timeout=20.0, error_on_stopped=False)

Wait for one or several new camera frames.

since specifies the reference point for waiting to acquire nframes frames; can be “lastread”`` (from the last read frame), "lastwait" (wait for the last successful wait_for_frame() call), "now" (from the start of the current call), or "start" (from the acquisition start, i.e., wait until nframes frames have been acquired). timeout can be either a number, None (infinite timeout), or a tuple (timeout, frame_timeout), in which case the call times out if the total time exceeds timeout, or a single frame wait exceeds frame_timeout. If the call times out, raise TimeoutError. If error_on_stopped==True and the acquisition is not running, raise Error; otherwise, simply return False without waiting.

pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.check_grabber_association(cam)[source]

Check if PhotonFocus camera has correct association between the frame grabber and the PFRemote interface.

cam should be an opened instance of PhotonFocusIMAQCamera or PhotonFocusSiSoCamera. Note that this function changes camera parameters such as exposure, frame period, ROI, trigger source, and status line.

pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.get_status_lines(frames, check_transposed=True, drop_magic=True)[source]

Extract status lines (up to first 6 entries) from the given frames.

frames can be 2D array (one frame), 3D array (stack of frames, first index is frame number), or list of array. Automatically check if the status line is present; return None if it’s not. If check_transposed==True, check for the case where the image is transposed (i.e., line becomes a column). If drop_magic==True, remove the first status line entry, which is simply a special number marking the status line presence. Return a 1D or 2D numpy array, where the first axis (if present) is the frame number, and the last is the status line entry The entries after the magic are the frame index, timestamp (in us), missed trigger counters (up to 255), average frame value, and the integration time (in pixel clock cycles, which depend on the camera).

pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.get_status_line_position(frame, check_transposed=True)[source]

Check whether status line is present in the frame, and return its location.

Return tuple (row, transposed), where row is the status line row (can be -1 or -2) and transposed is True if the line is present in the transposed image. If no status line is found, return None. If check_transposed==True, check for the case where the image is transposed (i.e., line becomes a column).

pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.remove_status_line(frame, sl_pos='calculate', policy='duplicate', copy=True)[source]

Remove status line from the frame.

Parameters:
  • frame – a frame to process (2D or 3D numpy array; if 3D, the first axis is the frame number)
  • sl_pos – status line position (returned by get_status_line_position()); if equal to "calculate", calculate here; for a 3D array, assumed to be the same for all frames
  • policy – determines way to deal with the status line; can be "keep" (keep as is), "cut" (cut off the status line row), "zero" (set it to zero), "median" (set it to the image median), or "duplicate" (set it equal to the previous row; default)
  • copy – if True, make copy of the original frames; otherwise, attempt to remove the line in-place
pylablib.devices.PhotonFocus.PhotonFocus.find_skipped_frames(lines, step=1)[source]

Check if there are skipped frames based on status line reading.

step specifies expected index step between neighboring frames.

Return list [(idx, skipped)], where idx is the index after which skipped frames were skipped.

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