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Acquisition Using Matrox Hardware

Acquire images from Matrox frame grabbers

Image Acquisition Toolbox™ includes a separate interface for use with Matrox® frame grabbers. You can continue to use the Matrox adaptor (matrox) with the videoinput object, or you can use the matroxcam object, which takes advantage of Matrox features. This section provides information about the new matroxcam object.

For more information about choosing the interface, see Matrox Acquisition – matroxcam Object vs videoinput Object.

Note: The functionality for all supported hardware is now available via the Support Package Installer. Starting with R2014a, each adaptor is available separately through the Support Package Installer, and you must install the appropriate support packages to use the toolbox with your hardware. For more information, see Image Acquisition Support Packages for Hardware Adaptors.


matroxlistList of Matrox frame grabbers connected to your system
matroxcamCreate matroxcam object to acquire images from Matrox frame grabbers
snapshotAcquire single image frame from Matrox frame grabber
previewPreview of live video data
closepreviewClose Video Preview window

Examples and How To

Connect to Matrox Frame Grabbers

Use the matroxlist function to return the list of available Matrox frame grabbers connected to your system.

Set Properties for Matrox Acquisition

You can set properties for the matroxcam object by using your Digitizer Configuration File (DCF) file.

Acquire Images from Matrox Frame Grabbers

Describes how to create a Matrox object and acquire images.


Matrox Acquisition – matroxcam Object vs videoinput Object

The Image Acquisition Toolbox includes a separate interface for use with Matrox frame grabbers, which is designed for Matrox hardware and supports more Matrox-specific functionality.


Matrox Hardware

Try these tips if you have problems using the toolbox with Matrox image acquisition devices.