Newsletter 04/2016


28/7/2016, the day had arrived - MATRIX VISION celebrated its 30th anniversary in the Rutesheim recreational park and invited all the staff and their families along. Climbing, golf, Segway rides and many more attractions, together with a communal barbecue, the celebration had everything you need for a family gathering. And after 30 years, the MATRIX VISION family has grown quite a lot and now has almost 100 employees. Naturally, the staff came up with something special to show their thanks, presenting the company founders and managing directors with golden cameras and a set of personal thank you cards with the company's history:

And you too can profit from our 30 years of experience. On 27/09/2016 till 29/09/2016, we will be joining stand J82 with our distributor ALRAD IMAGING at the PPMA in Birmingham. We will be joining stand J82 with our distributor ALRAD IMAGING from September, 27th to 29th. We hope we can get a chance to show our products and answer any imaging questions you have.

Best wishes

New sensors extend the product range

Once again, Sony is expanding the Pregius range with more economical versions offering reduced frame rates. The sensors include the 9 megapixel IMX267 CMOS sensor and the 12 megapixel IMX304 CMOS sensor. Other than that, there are no changes to the outstanding image quality or the strong dynamics. MATRIX VISION will integrate these two sensors into the current sensor ranges, which will be available for mass production from the first quarter of 2017. Prototypes can, however, already be requested from MATRIX VISION:

  • mvBlueFOX3-2124a

    • 1.1" CMOS global shutter IMX304

    • 12.4 megapixel (4112 x 3008)

    • 23.2 fps at full resolution

  • mvBlueFOX3-2089a

    • 1" CMOS global shutter IMX267

    • 8.9 megapixel (4112 x 2176)

    • 31.9 fps at full resolution

  • mvBlueCOUGAR-XD1012b

    • IMX304

    • 23.2 fps at full resolution in burst mode

  • mvBlueCOUGAR-XD109b

    • IMX267

    • 31.9 fps at full resolution in burst mode

  • mvBlueCOUGAR-X1012b

    • IMX304

    • 15.1 fps at full resolution in burst mode

  • mvBlueCOUGAR-X109b

    • IMX267

    • 20.8 fps at full resolution in burst mode

Further Pregius models also available for board cameras

We have also integrated new Preguis sensors from Sony into the USB3 Vision mvBlueFOX3-M2 board camera. The following are now available for OEM customers:

  • mvBlueFOX3-M2032a

    • 1/1.8" CMOS global shutter IMX265

    • 3.2 megapixel (2064 x 1544)

    • 55 fps at full resolution

  • mvBlueFOX3-M2051

    • 2/3" CMOS Global Shutter IMX250

    • 5.1 megapixel (2464 x 2056)

    • 80.5 fps at full resolution in burst mode

Robust lenses for tough applications

It jolts, shakes, gets bumped and once again your pictures are blurry, as the lens locking mechanism has disengaged. This problem is now a thing of the past, as the lens manufacturer Kowa has brought just the right series to market. The so-called "ruggedized" lenses are extremely robust as both the focus and the diaphragm are fixed using jam nuts; the latter via the matching diaphragm ring that is inserted. Additional stability is achieved thanks to the lens elements that are bonded together. The lenses achieve excellent image performance when used with up to 2/3" sensors and 5 megapixel resolution. You can find these items in the Accessories section of our website.

Standby mode on the mvBlueFOX3 camera

We have added the "mvDeviceStandbyTimeout" feature to standby mode. With this feature, you set the length of time, in seconds, that the camera will wait for (as long as it is inactive), before entering standby mode. Detail on this can be found in the "Using the standby mode" use case.

Make the most of HDR mode on the Aptina AR0331

The AR0331 Aptina sensor, which we use in the mvBlueFOX3-1031C USB3 Vision camera, offers a wide range of adjustment screws in HDR mode enabling you to expand and optimise the dynamics of your photos. HDR mode can also be combined with image averaging, automatic exposure and automatic gain.The use case "Adjusting sensor - 1031C" describes how you can work with HDR mode.