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Sensor View

SensorViewCenter2 5 Sensor Output in the center pane

Sensor View Output

Once the connection to BTSensors is activated, BTSensors appear automatically in the Sensor Calibration View. The list of connected sensors appears on the table in the Sensor List widget and the output image (2D for Tracking mode or grayscale for Focusing mode) of each BTSensor appear in the center pane.

In the center pane of the Sensor Calibration View:

  • Each Sensor output image container displays the sensor ID number and the rotation button Rotate 90°.
  • The Exposure and Gain settings of BTSensors can be configured.
  • The Sensor Calibration button can be used to launch Motive to calibrate your BTSensors.

When the Sensor Calibration View is in Focusing mode, the image output of the BTSensor(s) appears in grayscale and the system is not ready to receive real-time motion. For more information, see the following Sensor View Focusing Mode section.

You can switch the Sensor Calibration View to Tracking mode where real-time tracking data is being processed and monitored. For more information, see the following Sensor View Tracking Mode section.

In the center pane of the Sensor Calibration View, you can configure the Exposure and Gain of the selected BTSensor.

The default values for new projects are:

  • Exposure: 250
  • Gain: 4
  • Mode: Focusing

Selecting Sensors

In Tracking or Focusing mode, the BTSensors in the center pane follow the selected group in the Sensor Groups widget. For example, if All group is selected on the Sensor Groups widget, the output images of all the Sensors in the group appear in the center pane. If a group with only two BTSensors is selected, then only the image outputs of the two BTSensors in the selected group appear in the center pane. For more information on selecting Sensor groups, see Sensor Groups Widget.

In RAW mode, you can select only one BTSensor at a time and only from the Sensor View widget. You cannot select the BTSensor from the Sensor Groups widget or from the center pane. For more information, see Sensor View Widget.

Sensor View Rotation

You can rotate the output image view of the selected BTSensor(s) in the center pane. The rotation is clockwise and in increments of 90 degrees.

To rotate a BTSensor output image

  1. On the center pane, click the Rotate 90° button of a BTSensor ouput container once.
    • Result:
      • The output image view of the BTSensor rotates clockwise by 90 degrees.
      • The completed rotation is saved in the project file and will be the correct rotation when the file is loaded again.
    • Note: In portrait mode, the BTSensors will display pillarboxes framing its output image because the BTSensors are rectangular (not square).

Sensor Exposure and Gain

You can configure the Exposure and Gain settings of the selected BTSensor from the center pane and the Sensor Groups widget.

To configure the Exposure and Gain settings in the center pane

  1. On the center pane, click on the Exposure box and type a new value.
    • Result: The new Exposure setting is applied to the selected group of Sensor(s) and all BTSensors in that group are updated to the new Exposure settings.
  2. On the center pane, click on the Gain drop-down box and select a new value.
    • Result: The new Gain setting is applied to the selected group of Sensor(s) and all BTSensors in that group are updated to the new Gain settings.
    • Note: The Sensor List widget displays the actual Exposure/Gain settings of the BTSensors. If any of the Sensors in the group do not match the group settings (i.e. they were changed from another group) then the settings of the Sensor Group will turn blue to indicate a mismatch.