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Norpix - Digital Video Recording Software

NorPix is the leading developer of Digital Video Recording Software and Solutions for high speed video recording using either single or multiple cameras.

User applications of NorPix software and solutions include motion analysis and tracking, medical imaging and research, life science research, industrial trouble shooting and military applications.

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Record live un-compressed or compressed video directly to your PC's RAM or hard disk drive in real time at up to 798 Mbytes/second. Create movie clips in AVI or other file formats such as bmp, tiff, multi-tiff, mpeg or jpeg format. StreamPix guarantees no image drops when acquiring a sequence.


* Real time uncompressed or compressed digital video recording to PC RAM or hard disk drive using Windows XP/Vista (32 bit).
* Use off the shelf PC's. No raid or SCSI technology required.
* Automatic start-up on computer reboot
* Supports monochrome, RGB, NTSC color or high resolution or high frame rate digital cameras.
* After acquisition, convert images directly to common image formats such as bmp, tiff, and many others.
* GPS : Global positioning system using USB or Serial RS232. (compatible with NMEA standard)
* High accuracy computer clock synchronization using IrigA or IrigB.
* Record directly to AVI format, in compressed or uncompressed format.
* Compression codecs: StreamPix is fully compatible with WDM codecs.
* Tool bar emulates video recorder: record, play, rewind, fast forward, pause.
* Thumbnail viewer. View captured sequences as individual resizable thumbnails.
* Trigger mode: Supports either direct frame grabber, camera or software trigger modes. Level high, level low, rising or falling edge conditions can be set to start and or stop image recording.
* Record in time lapse mode.
* Time stamp each individual image when acquiring in sequence mode or AVI.
* Macro builder for customizing complex recording sessions.
* Audio: Add audio to a sequence or an individual image.
* Continous video loop recording: Continuous loop or video buffering for machine vision or security applications. No frame drop guaranteed.
* Capture over long distances.
* WDM: Compatible with Windows Driver Model from Microsoft.
* Acquiring in color using RGB, NTSC or Bayer filter cameras.
* Real time bayer conversion.
* Bayer filter color preview mode.
* Astronomy: Export to FITS file format.
* Portability: High performance laptops and portable pc's.
* Touch screen: For users with touch screen monitors.
* Compatible Windows Remote Desktop (WRD).
* High Capacity Video Acquisition and Storage.

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With StreamPix 4, it is possible to view, control and acquire from multiple cameras simultaneously in the same interface. The user interface of StreamPix 4 provides a complete management console for cameras, simplifying the setup, control and acquisition from any number and type of cameras, both locally and remotely connected. StreamPix 4 can support an infinite number of cameras. The number of cameras supported is limited by a condition wherein the combined data rate of the cameras exceeds the PCI bus bandwidth or processor capabilities of the computer.

StreamPix 4 features:

* Compatible with Windows XP & Vista (32 & 64 bits).
* Either install StreamPix on a desktop computer or use on a laptop/Portable PC for maximum portability.
* View, control, acquire from multiple cameras simultaneously.
* Supports 100+ camera lines from the best manufacturers.
* Will work with any camera which has a WDM driver.
* Record from up to 10 cameras on a single computer. (*)
* Record directly to RAM for ultra-high-speed capture.
* Record to sequence file on disk (raw or compressed).
* Color remapping.
* Bwave Audio Recording Module, record audio sources to separate wav / bwav compatible files.
* Capture to AVI in real-time uncompressed or using various codecs (any DirectShow-based codecs).
* Capture directly or export a sequence to a .mov file. This is only available in the 32-bit version..
* Each captured image is precisely timestamped with millisecond precision. Microsecond precision is also possible using a supported external time source.
* High accuracy computer clock synchronization using IrigA or IrigB.
* Export sequences to many formats including : AVI (Windows DirectShow), MOV (Apple Quicktime format), BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG and more.
* Powerful recording manager allows to make recording scripts.
* Hardware triggering (if supported by the camera or frame grabber).
* Motion detection module. Detect motion or change in an image to generate an event in StreamPix.
* Computer triggering through various I/O devices.
* Real-time bayer conversion & color correction.
* IRIDAS 3d Look-up tables support for HDTV recording.
* Pre/Post Recording.
* Continuous loop or video buffering for machine vision or security applications.
* Customizable read-ahead buffer list to insure no frames will be dropped during recording.
* Browsing sequences are made easy by the sequence slider bar and the various VCR-like controls.
* Playback following the time stamps of the images.
* Playback at fixed rates forward, backward and at any speed.
* Synchronized playback of multiple sequences.
* Sequence history allows to reload every sequence from a previous recording session.
* Thumbnail viewer : View captured sequences as individual, resizable thumbnails.
* Automatic, customizable file naming schemes.
* Can be connected to a StreamNet Server (sold separately). A StreamNet Server allows to control multiple StreamPix clients running on different computers on a network.
* For Astronomy, can export to FITS file format.
* The resizable toolbar allows StreamPix to be used on touch-screen monitors.
* Responsive technical support offered through phone, e-mail or even Windows Remote Desktop (WRD).
* A free, fully functional demo is also available on demand.

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Hermes API

Add digital video recording features to your application using the Hermes API.

- .NET now supported

* .NET wrapper compatible with all CLI languages (Common Language Infrastructure) such as C#, VB.NET and many others.
* Supports all standard Hermes API functions.
* Includes 4 demo projects coded in Visual C#.

- Optimized to take advantage of multi-core / multi-CPU architecture, 32 bit or 64 bit Windows OS

* Set of C/C++ functions and classes. (.Net coming soon)
* Full control of the image flow within the application: Keep/discard/archive/display.
* Connect to any of the over one hundred frame grabbers and cameras supported by NorPix.
* Receive images from the camera.
* Save images to sequence file ( StreamPix's .seq file format), image files (bmp, jpeg, tiff, png) or movie clip ( .avi).

- Provides access to time stamping using either computer clock or Irig time or GPS source , or LTC.

* Playback captured sequence files at various speed.
* Display images received on a user-defined canvas (device context).
* Compute frames per second speed.
* Comes with detailed documentation and demo samples.
* Can be used with single or multiple cameras.
* Simultaneously support for multiple identical or different cameras.
* Set triggering mode from hardware or software based triggering.
* Work in 8 or 16 bit per channel with monochrome or color images.
* Perform Bayer interpolation.
* Modify frame rates as desired.
* Adjust camera parameters such as gain, brightness, shutter, gamma,hue, saturation, white balance.
* Set time lapse capture from single or multiple cameras simultaneously.
* Overlay graphics and text on live or playback video.
* Save images in tiff, multitiff, jpeg and bmp formats.
* Automatic or manual white balancing
* Real time intra frame JPEG compression to lower sequence file size
* Support cameras or frame grabber with embedded JPEG compression
* Save camera settings in memory channels and reload them on demand
* OEM volume pricing available for run time copies.