Use Vimba instead of Universal Package for MATLAB

Vimba is our future-proof SDK for all current Allied Vision cameras with GigE Vision and FireWire (IEEE 1394) interface, whereas the Universal Package is a legacy SDK that is no longer recommended for use with MATLAB.

  1. Uninstall the Universal Package (or at least unregister the AVT Adaptor for MATLAB).
  2. Download Vimba from: www.alliedvision.com/en/products/software.html
  3. Install Vimba (do not deselect the transport layers).
  4. Use Vimba's GenTL-compliant transport layer with MATLAB 2012b (or higher), which provides the 'gentl' Adaptor to access the GenTL transport layers. Do not use the GenICam_VC80_i86_v_2_3_0 driver from MathWorks.

Starting with version R2014a, MATLAB requires to install the GenTL Support Package.
Download Support Package for GenICam GenTL Interface.

Note:
The MATLAB Adaptor uses the UniAPI proprietary feature names, whereas Vimba's GenTL uses the GenICam standard feature names for GigE and FireWire cameras. Please consider these differences.

 



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