EyeCon Installation for Falcon PCI Framegrabber

Hardware Installation

EyeCon runs best in combination with a special video input board (framegrabber). You can buy this board from palindrome.

Install the FALCON framegrabber board in a free PCI slot int your PC.

Software Installation

1. Install Framegrabber driver

After you installed the framegrabber board, Windows will detect new hardware. The driver is located on the EyeCon CD in the directory \driver\disk2. Windows might ask twice for the location of the board driver. You can also install some demo software for the framegrabber by running \driver\disk1\setup.exe from the CD. But this step is not really necessary.

If you don't have a CD you can download the driver from http://eyecon.palindrome.de in the download section.


2. Install EyeCon Software for Falcon PCI Framegrabber.

Run SetupEyeCon1xx.exe from the base directory on the CD or the path on your harddisk where you downloaded the setup-file to. When you are asked to select the setup type use the option 'EyeCon Framegrabber' Pal or NTSC depending on the camera you want to use.




Connecting a camera:

Connect a video camera to the video input. TheFALCON video framegrabber has two inputs for composite video and one for SVHS connections. Video Input #1 is the one that is further away from the SVHS connector.

On the control window you can select the used camera input.

You should see the camera picture in the Video window now. To change the Video-Input channel or the contrast/brightness settings choose Options/Videopara from the menu or press F6. Here you can switch the framegrabber inputs and tune the input parameters.

By default the color saturation is set to 0. That means that you don't see any colors in the video window even though you might have connected a color camera. The reason is, that neither touchlines nor dynamic fields need color information. Turning on the color usually leads to a noisier videopicture and makes controled interaction more difficult.




Check http://eyecon.palindrome.de for recent updates of the software, the driver or the helpfile.

You can keep multiple versions of the software in different directions. They don't interfere with each others.