OpenCV is a library of programming functions mainly aimed at real time computer vision, developed by Intel and now supported by Willow Garage. It is free for use under the open source BSD license. The library is cross-platform and focuses mainly on real-time image processing. If the library finds Intel's Integrated Performance Primitives on the system, it will use these commercial optimized routines to accelerate itself. Our cameras support this Vision Library.
- Download XIMEA API Software Package
- When choosing components make sure: API and OpenCV demo are checked
- Finish installation
Our sample shows Face Detection feature using OpenCV. You can start the sample right after installation using icon OpenCV demo on the desktop. Sources are stored at c:\XIMEA\VisionLibrary\OpenCV\Example. You can use Microsoft Visual studio 2005 to open project file sht_demo.vcproj. Modify it and compile it again.
Functions are listed in OpenCV Online C++ Reference
Since OpenCV version 2.3.1 support for XIMEA cameras has been added to HighGUI CvCapture class. Please follow steps in How to build OpenCV to build OpenCV with XIMEA support for Windows.