In the previous article, I set up a multi-camera rig with Flir Blackfly S cameras and a hardware trigger setup. The next step is to configure the cameras via spinnaker API so that the synchronized capture works correctly.
The first section gives a very basic example of how to acquire a set of synchronized images using the PySpin API. The section after that describes how to use the multi_pyspin app to collect images.
A simple PySpin example
The first thing to do is to download and install the Spinnaker SDK and python package. In this article, I’ll be using Ubuntu 18.04 with Spinnaker version 188.8.131.52 and 1804.0.113.3 firmware version.
The documentation for synchronized capture for the Blackfly S states you must:
- For the primary camera: 1) enable the 3.3V output for line 2
- For each secondary camera: 1) set the trigger source to line 3, 2) set the trigger overlap to “read out”, and 3) then set trigger mode to “on”.