We have integrated xiAPI into PYTHON.
This API creates an interface with which you can fully utilize the features and capabilities of XIMEA cameras.
This Python interface supports various Python packages like OpenCV or Pillow.
The Ximea Python package may be used in a script in the following way:
from ximea import xiapi #create instance for first connected camera cam = xiapi.Camera() #start communication #to open specific device, use: #cam.open_device_by_SN('41305651') #(open by serial number) print('Opening first camera...') cam.open_device() #settings cam.set_exposure(10000) print('Exposure was set to %i us' %cam.get_exposure()) #create instance of Image to store image data and metadata img = xiapi.Image() #start data acquisition print('Starting data acquisition...') cam.start_acquisition() for i in range(10): #get data and pass them from camera to img cam.get_image(img) #get raw data from camera #for Python2.x function returns string #for Python3.x function returns bytes data_raw = img.get_image_data_raw() #transform data to list data = list(data_raw) #print image data and metadata print('Image number: ' + str(i)) print('Image width (pixels): ' + str(img.width)) print('Image height (pixels): ' + str(img.height)) print('First 10 pixels: ' + str(data[:10])) print('\n') #stop data acquisition print('Stopping acquisition...') cam.stop_acquisition() #stop communication cam.close_device() print('Done.')
There are several applications, that may be found in the xiApiPython examples/ folder.
Here you may find various examples for xiApiPython, OpenCV, or Pillow packages.
The Python v3. supports examples only from pillow and various folder.