|CentreCam software has been written specifically for
workshop use - either with a lathe or milling machine. It assumes a
640 x 480 pixel webcam and has been tested on Windows 2000 and Windows XP
The software has been designed so that the functionality provided is
accessible and controllable using the mouse, key strokes or a touch
screen. The second two of these forms of control were judged
to be highly desirable since mouse operation in the workshop can be
Version 1.2 is the current release. It provides the following functionality:
User selectable cross
hairs, circle and alignment lines.
A choice of alignment lines
provide enhanced facilities of centering, edge detection and
Choice of on-screen
buttons, cursor keys, and function keys to
control of cross hairs, circle and alignment lines.
These controls allow lines to
be moved, the diameter of the alignment circle to modified and distances
to be measured.
A centering mode to allow
the centre of the crosshairs, circle and alignment lines to be
compensation for any off-axis or squint effects of the camera.
A measurement mode to allow
both distance and angular measurements to be made.
After calibration the
alignment lines can be used to measure distances, diameters and
angle. In this mode the CentreCam becomes a workshop profile projector
User control of screen
layout and line colours.
The screen layout is
resizable with several options of which buttons are displayed and the
user has a choice of line colours.
Colour and greyscale modes.
The camera can optionally
be putting greyscale mode. In some lighting conditions this can
give rise to a clearer image.
Optional normalisation in
In greyscale mode only, the
user can optionally choose the normalisation mode. In this mode
the dynamic range of the image is expanded to encompass both black and
fully saturated white. Again, this mode can enhance the image.
Selection of webcam
If the host PC has another
webcam used for normal webcam use, the software allows the user to
define which source to use for CentreCam.
Access to driver features
provided by the webcam supplier.
The CentreCam software
provides access to the Logitech drives and format dialogues some that
full control is maintained.
|Download Version 1.2