Model: IDS UI-3160CP-C
Connection to PC: USB 3.0 (power over USB 3.0)
Total cost: approx. <$2,000/camera
Frames per second: 150+ depending camera resolution and processor load
Resolution: up to 1920x1200
Sensor type: CMOS, 2.30 MPix, 2/3", ON Semiconductor, Global Shutter
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor and Outdoor
TrackMan rating: 9.5/10 (Indoor) 9.5/10 (Outdoor)
- Highest recommended indoor camera. Must have at least 1000 lux of light.
- Only supported with TPS 5.2 (or newer)
- Connects to the desktop PC (desktop recommended) using USB 3.0 PCIe card. PCIe card should be purchased with camera from 1stVision and computer must have an open PCI-e x4 or greater port.
- PC recommended Alienware Aurora with i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, 2GB dedicated graphics card and 500GB+ of hard drive space.
- Must install IDS Camera Manager: https://en.ids-imaging.com/download-ueye-win32.html
- With the IDS Camera Manager Tool you can adjust the image (shutter speed, gain, RGB, and Resolution) and save the profile for each camera and use in TPS, for more information contact TrackMan Support.
- When purchasing the camera you must purchase, the following: 1 Camera, 1 Lens, 1 Camera to Tripod mount, 1 USB 3.0 PCIe card and correct length USB cable.
- The lens tested and recommended is the Tamron Vari-focal, which will accommodate distances from 7 feet to 18 feet from camera to player.
- IDS camera purchasing: Tom Hospod at firstname.lastname@example.org
1,000 Lux Lighting, 1440x1080 Resolution, 157fps
IDS CAMERA PROFILE SETUP
A comparison of the IDS 3130 versus 3160 can be found here: 3130 vs 3160 Comparison
Note the video was taken at the highest resolution both cameras offer (3130 @ 800x600, 3160 @1920x1080). The 3160 could be lowered to 800x600 and perform at the same speed as the 3130.
IDS CAMERA PROFILE SETUP
The purpose of this document is to explain the correct setup for 3160 IDS Cameras for TPS 5.2.
1 – Open the IDS uEyeCockpit, click on the play button and select the camera you want to adjust.
2 – Click on the Size tab
3 – Change Width to 1440
4 – Change Height to 1080
5 – Place a checkmark next to Left Center and Right Center
6 – Click on the Image tab
7 – Drag Gain all the way to the right
8 – Click on the Camera tab
9 – Drag Pixel Clock over between 365-400
10 – Get Frame Rate as close to 150fps as possible
11 – Adjust Exposure to create the least amount of shaft blur as lighting allows
- Note…less exposure means darker image
- Exposure of 0.5 is 1/2000 shutter speed (No shaft blur for FO cameras)
- Exposure of 1.0 is 1/1000 shutter speed (Limited shaft blur for FO cameras)
- Exposure of 2.0 is 1/500 shutter speed (Slight shaft blur for FO cameras)
SAVING IDS CAMERA PROFILES
1 – Open File Explorer and go to - “C:\ProgramData\TrackMan\VMSConfig”
- Create a folder named “UEyeProfiles”
2 – After you have created the profile, save the profile using the File/Save parameters/to file.
3 - You will get a warning about trigger settings not being saved – that is OK as we use the camera in free-running mode.
4 - Naming of the profiles is <camera model>_<profile name> where < camera model > is the model name for the camera and <profile name> will be the name you select in TPS drop down.
- Example names: UI316xCP-C_1024x1024.ini, UI316xCP-C_Full-HD.ini, UI316xCP-C for 3160 and UI313xLE-C_ for 3130
5 – You can save these profiles to the desktop then drag and drop into the UEyeProfiles folder
6 - Profiles for uEye cameras are stored in the folder “C:\ProgramData\TrackMan\VMSConfig\UEyeProfiles\”