Which colour space should I choose?

When using a colour Altair camera in SharpCap or Altair Capture, you will have some colour space options to choose from. This blog outlines the various choices of colour space and their pros and cons. You select the colour space mode like this: 1) in AltairCapture...

What bit depth should I choose with my Altair Camera?

Q: My Altair camera has 8bit or higher bit depth options. Which should I choose and when? A: First we need to explain what bit depth is when it comes to imaging. Your computer uses ones and zeros to represent information – a bit. In the case of an image with a bit...

What file format should I use with my camera?

This blog outlines the differences between the various still and video file formats available with your Altair CMOS camera when using AltairCapture or SharpCap and other capture applications which support video. Still image file formats (1 image frame per file) The...

How does Binning work with CMOS cameras?

What is Binning? “Binning” is when you combine the signal from adjacent pixels in a camera, which reduces the resolution of the image. For example 2×2 averaging binning combines 4 pixels into one “virtual pixel” which contains the average...