August 2019 – FinishLynx Version 10.12 has been released and is now available to download from our FinishLynx Software & Downloads webpage. We encourage all FinishLynx users to update their software immediately to stay up to date with the latest features. Two of the latest features included in this release are the Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) along with Camera White List Management. Along with the two features described below, the new release also includes Scoreboard Scripts and Advanced – Other Settings. Scroll to the bottom to find the software download plus the release notes for version 10.12.
Automatic Exposure Control (AEC)
Note: (AEC) is a Vision PRO feature meant to optimize focus adjustment.
Depth of field (DOF) is the distance between the nearest and the furthest objects that are in acceptably sharp focus in an image. As light falls through the day, the lens iris will open to compensate loss of light; an ill effect of a wide open iris is a reduced DOF. Accordingly, focus that may have looked proper when adjusted early in the day with a closed iris may look soft once light falls and the iris opens.
In 2D-Align mode, with AEC enabled, it is possible to fully open the iris without overexposing the image. When focus is adjusted in this minimal DOF mode, it will remain proper later in the day once the lens iris opens.
Camera White List Management
It is now possible to run concurrent FinishLynx sessions on a single network, each session controlling specific cameras. The White List feature allows you to determine which EtherLynx or IdentiLynx cameras should be booted by FinishLynx, and which should be ignored. This can be useful in an advanced configuration where it is necessary to run FinishLynx on multiple computers connected to the same network.