XCAP Software Feature Comparison

XCAP Feature -Plus -Std -Ltd -Lite(A) -Viewer
File -
- Load New Image Yes Yes Yes Yes (B) Yes (B)
- Load New Image Sequence Yes Yes Yes Yes (B) Yes (B)
- Image File Info Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- TWAIN Select Source (Win) Yes Yes No No No
- TWAIN New Acquire (Win) Yes Yes No No No
Images -
- New Image (Workspace) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scripts -
- Record Yes Yes No No No
- Play Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- Remote Control Yes Yes No No No
- Load Tool Bar Yes Yes No No No
Utility -
- Black Board Yes Yes No No No
- Message Log Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Audio Clip (Win) Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- RS-232 Terminal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Screen Capture Yes Yes Yes No No
- I/O Port Peek & Poke (W95) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Devices -
- Birger EF232 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Directed Perception Pan-Tilt Unit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- EPIX® SILICON VIDEO® 20C-CL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- EPIX® SILICON VIDEO® 20M-CL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Fujinon CCTV Lens Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Illumination Technologies 3900 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Sagebrush Pan-Tilt Gimbal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Volpi intralux dc-1100 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PIXCI® -
- Open/Close -
- Single Board Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- Multiple Identical Boards Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- Multiple Different Boards Yes Yes No No No
- Frame Buffer Memory Limit -          
  w. PIXCI® CL3SD None (C) None (C) None (C) None N/A
  w. PCI 32 bit None (C) None (C) 4 GByte (C) 64 MByte(C) N/A
  w. PCI 64 bit None (C) None (C) 4 GByte (C) 64 MByte(C) N/A
  w. PCI Express & 32 bit OS None (C) None (C) 4 GByte (C) 64 MByte(C) N/A
  w. PCI Express & 64 bit OS None (C) None (C) 8 GByte (C) 64 MByte(C) N/A
  w. ExpressCard/54 & 32 bit OS None (C) None (C) 4 GByte (C) 64 MByte(C) N/A
  w. ExpressCard/54 & 64 bit OS None (C) None (C) 8 GByte (C) 64 MByte(C) N/A
- Driver Assistant/Wizard Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- Video Setup Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- Export Video Setup Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- Import Video Setup Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- TWAIN Sourcery (Win) Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- Image-Pro Sourcery (Win) Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- Status Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- Serial Terminal Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- Connections Info Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Camera Info Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Camera Specific Controls Yes (D) Yes (D) Yes (D) Yes (D) No
Help -
- XCAP Release Notes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- XCAP Reference Manual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- PC Configuration Tips Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
File -
- Save Image Yes Yes Yes Yes (B) No
- Load Image Yes Yes Yes Yes (B) Yes (B)
- Save Image Sequence Yes Yes Yes Yes (B) No
- Load Image Sequence Yes Yes Yes Yes (B) Yes (B)
- E-Mail Image Yes Yes Yes No No
- Print Image Yes Yes Yes Yes (P) No
- Duplicate Image Yes Yes Yes No No
- Duplicate Image Sequence Yes Yes Yes No No
- BlackBoard Image Yes Yes No No No
View -
- Full Screen Yes (W) Yes (W) Yes (W) Yes (W) Yes (W)
- Palette Yes Yes Yes Yes (E) Yes (E)
- Sequence Play Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Sequence Thumbnails Yes Yes Yes No No
- Cursor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Zoom, Pan, Scroll Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Launch 2nd Viewer Yes Yes Yes No No
Examine
- Pixel Peek Yes Yes Yes Yes (F) Yes (F)
- Pixel Peek & Poke Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Pixel Plot Row Yes Yes Yes Yes (G) Yes (G)
- Pixel Plot Column Yes Yes Yes Yes (G) Yes (G)
- Pixel Plot Buffer Yes Yes Yes Yes (G) Yes (G)
- Pixel Plot All Rows Yes Yes Yes No No
- Pixel Plot 3D Yes Yes Yes Yes (Q) Yes (Q)
- SMPTE VITC Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Modify -
- Patterns Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Set Yes Yes Yes (H) Yes (H) Yes (H)
- Arithmetic Yes Yes No No No
- Binning Yes Yes No No No
- Contrast Modification Yes Yes No No No
- Convolution Yes Yes No No No
- Correlation Map Yes Yes No No No
- Edge Detection Yes Yes No No No
- FFT Yes Yes No No No
- HSB Tweak Yes Yes No No No
- Interlace & Flicker Yes Yes No No No
- Morphology Yes Yes No No No
- Noise Generator Yes Yes No No No
- Normalization Yes Yes No No No
- Rotation & Shift Yes Yes No No No
- Spatial Filtering Yes Yes No No No
- Spatial Normalization Yes Yes No No No
- Threshold Yes Yes No No No
- Threshold Adaptive Yes Yes No No No
- Warping Yes Yes No No No
- Copy & Resize Yes Yes No No No
- Pair Arithmetic Yes Yes No No No
- Pair Normalization Yes Yes No No No
- Triplet Normalization Yes Yes No No No
- Average Sequence Yes Yes No No No
- Difference Sequence Yes Yes No No No
- Tile Sequence Yes Yes No No No
Measure -
- Intensity Calibration Yes Yes No No No
- Spatial Calibration Yes Yes No No No
- Histogram Yes Yes No No No
- Histogram Pair Yes Yes No No No
- Mass & Moments Yes Yes No No No
- Line Profile Yes Yes Yes (I,J) Yes (H,I,J) Yes (H,I,J)
- Radial Mass Plot Yes Yes No No No
- Ruler Yes Yes Yes (I) Yes (I) Yes (I)
- Protractor Yes Yes No No No
- Cartesian Reticle Yes Yes Yes (I) Yes (I) Yes (I)
- Polar Reticle Yes Yes No No No
- Dist. & Angle Crosshairs Yes Yes No No No
- Shape Analysis Yes Yes No No No
- Blob Analysis Yes Yes No No No
- Particle Tracking Yes Yes No No No
- SubPixel Edger Yes Yes No No No
- Ellipse Fitter Yes Yes No No No
- Correlation Finder Yes Yes No No No
Draw -
- Arrow Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Text Yes Yes Yes No No
- Point Yes Yes Yes No No
- Points Yes Yes Yes No No
- Bezier Curve Yes Yes Yes No No
- Circle Yes Yes Yes No No
- Circle Arc Yes Yes Yes No No
- Ellipse Yes Yes Yes No No
- Ellipse Arc Yes Yes Yes No No
- Line Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Parallel Lines Yes Yes Yes No No
- Path Curve Yes Yes Yes No No
- Polyline Yes Yes Yes No No
- Rectangle Yes Yes Yes No No
- Window Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Annulus Yes Yes Yes No No
- Annulus Arc Yes Yes Yes No No
- Bezier Region Yes Yes Yes No No
- Elliptical Annulus Yes Yes Yes No No
- Elliptical Annulus Arc Yes Yes Yes No No
- Rectangle Array Yes Yes Yes No No
- Path Enclosed Yes Yes Yes No No
- Polygon Yes Yes Yes No No
- Rectangular Frame Yes Yes Yes No No
- Graphic Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Paint Brush Yes Yes Yes No No
- Paint Fill Yes Yes Yes No No
- Image Overlay Yes Yes No No No
Capture -
- Snap (Video) Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- Live (Video) Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- Frame Date & Time Stamp Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- First Buffer Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- Next Buffer Yes (K) Yes (K) Yes (K) Yes (K) No
- Previous Buffer Yes (K) Yes (K) Yes (K) Yes (K) No
- Last Buffer Yes (K) Yes (K) Yes (K) Yes (K) No
- Adjustments -
- Snap/Live Buffer Number Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- Resolution (video window) Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- Camera Specific Controls Yes (D) Yes (D) Yes (D) Yes (D) No
- Color & White Balance Yes (L) Yes (L) Yes (L) Yes (L) No
- Auto Gain/Exposure Control Yes (M) Yes (M) Yes (M) No (M) No
- Pixel Normalization Yes (T) Yes (T) Yes (T) Yes (T) No
- Load & Save Presets Yes Yes Yes No No
- Shortcuts Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- GIO Event Capture Single Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- GIO Event Capture Sequence Yes Yes Yes No No
- Waterfall Display Yes Yes Yes Yes No
- RGB Merge Yes Yes Yes No No
- Frame Average Yes Yes No No No
- Quad Pixel Merge Yes No No No No
- Lens Control -          
  - Birger EF232 Yes Yes No (S) No (S) No
Sequence Capture (Single Sequence and Continuous Sequence) -
- to Frame Buffers Yes (C) Yes (C) Yes (C) Yes (N)(C) No
- to Frame Buffers at Event Yes Yes Yes No (O) No
- to Virtual Memory Yes Yes Yes (R) Yes (N)(R) No
- to Virtual Memory at Event Yes Yes Yes (R) No (O) No
- to Image Files Yes Yes Yes No No
- to Image Files at Event Yes Yes Yes No No
- to Image Files - FTP Copy Yes Yes Yes No No
- to Image Files - HTTP Server Yes Yes Yes No No
- to Disk File Yes Yes No No No
- to Disk File at Event Yes Yes No No No
- to StreamStor (Win) Yes No No No No

    Notes:
  1. For -Lite, the PIXCI imaging board is assumed installed and open for use, otherwise -Lite provides the same features as -Viewer.
  2. For -Lite and -Viewer, images may not be loaded directly from an Internet URL, or saved directly to an FTP URL. For -Lite, Load & Save Image Sequence is only available in TIFF format.
  3. A combination of the characteristics of PIXCI® imaging cards, operating systems, and of software. The PIXCI® CL3SD and SI2 have on-board frame buffer memory, other PIXCI® imaging cards use computer based frame buffer memory. The PIXCI® CL1, CL2, D, D24, D32, D2X, D3X, SI, SV2, SV3, SV4, and SV5 are designed to access up to 4 GBytes of computer memory. The PIXCI® A110, A310, D3XE, E1, E1DB, E4, E4DB, E4G2-2F, E4G2-4B, E4G2-F2B, E8, E8CAM, E8DB, e104x4-2f, e104x4-4b, e104x4-f2b, EB1, EB1mini, EB1-PoCL, EC1, ECB1, ECB1-34, ECB2, EL1, EL1DB, ELS2, SI1, SI4, SV7, and SV8 are designed to access up to 16 EByte of computer memory (a theoretical limit, as no currently available PC provides 16 EByte of memory). For -Lite, a maximum of 64 MByte of computer based frame buffer memory is supported. On 32 bit systems, -Std and -Ltd support up to 4 GBytes of computer based frame buffer memory. On 64 bit systems, XCAP-Std supports up to 16 EByte of computer based frame buffer memory; XCAP-Ltd supports up to 8 GByte of computer based frame buffer memory. The maximum available computer based frame buffer memory is also limited by the computer hardware, configuration, and memory needed by the operating system.
  4. Camera specific controls provided for cameras supported by PIXCI® ELS2, SI, SI1, SI2, and SI4, and for most digital cameras supported by PIXCI® CL1, CL2, CL3SD, D, D24, D32, D2X, D3X, D3XE, E1, E1DB, E4, E4DB, E4G2-2F, E4G2-4B, E4G2-F2B, E8, E8CAM, E8DB, e104x4-2f, e104x4-4b, e104x4-f2b, EB1, EB1mini, EB1-PoCL, EC1, ECB1, ECB1-34, ECB2, EL1, and EL1DB; the 'PIXCI® Camera Info' shows the specific, customized, support provided for each camera.
  5. For XCAP-Lite and XCAP-Viewer, the View, Palette feature does not include save, load, import, or export, nor the "Extract Bright/Dark Reference" features.
  6. For -Lite and -Viewer, the Examine, Pixel Peek feature does not include save.
  7. For -Lite and -Viewer, plotting features do not include statistics, save, or export options. For -Viewer, plotting features do not include printing.
  8. For -Ltd, -Lite, and -Viewer, the Modify, Set feature does not include non-rectangular regions.
  9. For -Ltd, -Lite, and -Viewer, the Measure features do not include calibration.
  10. For -Ltd, -Lite, and -Viewer, the Line Profile is limited to straight lines.
  11. Subject to the amount of frame buffer memory versus image resolution yielding more than one frame buffer.
  12. For Bayer output digital color cameras with software providing white balance and color corrections. The -Lite provides automatic, continuous, white balance only for SILICON VIDEO® cameras. The -Lite does not provide custom color calibration from a Macbeth chart or other color reference.
  13. Software implemented AGC/AEC is provided for selected cameras; of those, -Lite provides AGC/AEC only for SILICON VIDEO® cameras.
  14. For -Lite, the Sequence Capture does not include the time stamp feature, nor the strobe features added by software (as selected in the Sequence Capture dialog); any strobe features provided by the PIXCI® imaging board or camera (either inherent or selected in the Capture & Adjust dialog) are available.
  15. For -Lite, the ''triggered'' sequence capture is provided when the camera is being triggered (often referred to as ''Async Reset Mode''); sequence capture from a free-running camera where the trigger or event is handled separately is not provided.
  16. For -Lite, the image printing feature supports only the operating system's built-in image printing feature(Q), not printing via EPIX® imaging drivers.
  17. For -Lite and -Viewer, plotting features do not include save or export options. For -Viewer, plotting features do not include printing.
  18. For -Lite, the sequence capture to virtual memory is limited to using 1 GByte of virtual memory For XCAP-Ltd, the sequence capture to virtual memory is limited to using 4 GByte of virtual memory. The operating system's configuration may impose additional limitations.
  19. Interactive control of the lens is provided, but not automatic aperture or automatic focus features.
  20. Software implemented pixel normalization is provided for SILICON VIDEO® and other selected cameras; of those, -Lite does not provide pixel normalization in generic Camera Link mode.
  21. 'Frameless' full screen not available in -Lite or under Linux.
(W95) Feature available only under Windows 95, 98, and ME.
(Win) Feature available only under Windows.