Installation process Go to top

The setup package for the Reference Creator application includes Reference Creator.msi file. When you start the application follow steps below:

 

Using the application Go to top

After application has been started, two windows will be opened. The Reference Creator window as the main application window and the tracking window, which is used for tracking the execution of given commands (Figure 1). On the left side of the main window, user can browse through the file system and select a folder to store the captured referent data. The right side of the main application window contains buttons and fields for the device capturing control.

Reference Creator application
Figure 1: Reference Creator application

In order to control the application first you need to connect the grabber device to the PC and configure your network card to establish the connection between the Grabber device and the PC. To set up the network configuration, please refer to Hardware set-up section.

When the application is started, user needs to connect to the grabber device (RT-AV100, for example). To do this follow next steps (Figure 2):

  1. Type the correct IP address of your RT-AV100 device into the IP field (1)
  2. Click on the Connect button (2)
ConnectGrabberDevice
Figure 2: Connect to grabber device

If the device is connected properly, all controls are enabled (Figure 3).

The Preview Video Downscale is a parameter which determines the factor of the downscale for preview and video recording. Scaling affects only the video content that is being grabbed and doesn’t have affects on the grabbed images. Downscale factor is 2 by default (see the picture below).

RefCreatorConnected
Figure 3: All controls are enabled after connecting to RTAV100 device

 

Capture referent image(s) Go to top

To grab image(s) follow next steps:

  1. Select the downscale factor (Figure 4) – click on Preview Video Downscale radio buttons (1)
  2. Select the video source (Figure 4) – click on Video radio buttons (2)
  3. Start video (Figure 4) – click on Start Video button (3) which will be signal for grabber to enable video source
    NOTE: If the video is started and check box Show Preview has been marked, the preview from device under test will be displayed (Figure 5)

    RefCreatorStartVideo
    Figure 4: Start video for grabbing image(s)
    VideoPreview
    Figure 5: Video Preview
  4. Select the folder (4) to store pictures (Desktop is selected by default) (Figure 6)
  5. Set the name (5) for images (File is set by default) (Figure 6)
  6. Set the number of images (6) to grab (minimum is 1 and maximum is 25 pictures) (Figure 6)
  7. Click on the Snapshot (7) button (Figure 6)
GrabImage
Figure 6: Grab image(s)

 

Selecting region of interest on grabbed picture Go to top

By double-clicking on the grabbed picture in file tree (left side of the main Reference Creator window), the new window will be displayed (Figure 7). Using this window, multiple regions of interest can be selected and added to list. The list can be exported to mask or XML file with selected regions. These two files are used by compare algorithm to reduce region of compare to given area.

To select region(s) of interest follow next steps:

  1. Open the Reference Creator window (Figure 7)
  2. On the left side of the main Reference Creator window select the folder (3) where image of interest is stored (Figure 7)
  3. Double click on the image (Figure 7)
    SelectImageForMasking
    Figure 7: Select image for masking
  4. New window will be opened (Figure 8)
  5. Mark a region of interest (5) on the image; to select the full image as a region, double click on the picture (Figure 8)
  6. Click on the Add (6) button (multiple regions can be added) (Figure 8)
  7. Region of interest (7) should appear in the list of selected regions (Figure 8)
  8. Click on the Generate XML button to generate the xml file or Generate Mask to generate image for masking (Figure 8)
  9. In order to see the generated Mask image or XML file, click on Show Mask or Show XML buttons (Figure 8)
CreateMask
Figure 8: Creating Mask image or XML file with selected region(s)
 

Grab video content Go to top

To grab video content follow next steps:

  1. Select the downscale factor – click on one of the Preview Video Downscale radio buttons (downscale factor 1 is available only for analog interfaces) (Figure 9)
  2. Select the video source – click on one of  the Video radio buttons (Figure 9)
  3. Start video – click on the Start Video button which will signal the grabber to enable the video source (Figure 9)
    NOTE: If a video is started and check box Show Preview has been marked, the preview from the device under test will be displayed

    SelectVideoSource
    Figure 9: Start video for grabbing video content
  4. Select the folder (4) to store the video file (Desktop is selected by default) (Figure 10)
  5. Set the name (5) for the video file (“File” is set by default) (Figure 10)
  6. Set the record time (6) in the Record time field [ms] (Figure 10)
  7. Click on the Record (7) button (Figure 10)
RecordVideoFile
Figure 10: Record video file
 

Grab audio content Go to top

To grab the audio content follow next steps:

  1. Select the audio source (1) – click on one of the Audio radio buttons (Figure 11)
  2. Start the audio (2) – click on the Start Audio button which will signal the grabber to enable audio source (Figure 11)
    StartAudio
    Figure 11: Start audio
  3. Select the folder (3) to store the audio file (Desktop is selected by default)
  4. Set the name (4) for audio file (File is set by default)
  5. Set record time (5) in the Record time field [ms]
  6. Click on Record button (6)
    RecordAudioFile
    Figure 12: Record audio file
 

Measure video and LNB tone Go to top

To measure video and LNB tone follow next steps:

  1. Select the interface for measurement – click on one of the Measure radio buttons (1)
  2. Execute measure – click on the Measure button (2) to execute measurement
  3. Measured value is shown in the info window (3)
    MeasureInterfaces
    Figure 13: Measure interfaces