CVB 2019 released

Hello Everyone,
as always, the Forum users find out early - in the last week we put up a new download: CVB 2019 (13.2)

The “marketing release” will happen after the summer, but the installers are now available for download.

The main headlines for the new release:

Image Manager / CameraSuite 2019

  • New object-oriented APIs for Python, .Net (C#, VB) and C++ - this is big news, it is a major shake-up for how users can program with CVB. It makes some of the most complicated parts a lot simpler and is much more intuitive to a modern user. And the existing API still ​exists, so existing users don’t have to make changes. Python support is really big news, we are seeing a lot of demand for this.

  • Linux support - now Ubuntu 18.04 as well as 16.04 on Intel platforms and ARM. WIBU keys are now supported on ARM too.

Foundation Package 2019

  • CVB OPC UA . This new tool is part of the Foundation Package and allows OPC UA server and client functionality. It is useful for machine-to-machine communications - such as robots or PLCs.

  • CVPolarization .dll. This allows easy access to the data from the Sony and Dalsa polarisation sensors (the upcoming colour versions too). Everything from simple ‘de-mosaicing’ to ‘minimum reflection images’ to Stokes’ parameters and angle/degree of polarisation. It is a full toolbox to get the most from the POL cameras

  • 3D calibration in CVB Metric has been improved for speed and stability.

CVB ​Tools

  • ​CVB Spectral - a completely new tool for handling hyperspectral data - from hyperspectral cameras and ENVI files. This is not a competitor to Perception Park, but rather a toolbox to let users ‘slice’ hyperspectral data to extract useful information for further processing or turn hyperspectral data into wavelength-correct colour information (Lab, RGB) - it gives the ability to give real colorimetry information, far more accurately than can be done with 3-chip cameras.

  • CVB Movie2 - a very cool addition to Movie is the addition of our proprietary container format. What does this mean? Making full use of the speed of the disks and the data-formats of the camera. By modifying the data to fit the disk architecture we can record GIGABYTES PER SECOND. Previously we have also been limited to 8bits per plane. The new format is not limited.

  • CVB Shapefinder - the 64b windows version of Shapefinder now has CUDA support. This means that with the right GPU hardware it is possible to increase search speed by 250%. An NVidia Jetson version is also available on request.

  • CVB Polimago - now available on all Linux platforms: #machinelearning #embedded.