Video processing

Video processing for cooled thermal imaging systems

Video Engine for cooled Thermal Imaging Systems.

High-performance video processing engine for 640×512 up to 1280×1024 resolution cooled cameras. This engine provides the most advanced image enhancement and processing with unmatched performance. Ideal for security and surveillance systems, this configurable and flexible engine will easily provide superior imaging and performance to even the most demanding thermal imaging applications

Processing features

  • 2-Pt NUC (64 tables)
  • BPR (bad pixel detection & replacement
  • Contrast-limited histogram equalization
  • Local DRC contrast enhancement
  • Sharpening & 5×5 convolution kernels
  • Noise reduction algorithm
  • Adaptive temporal filter
  • Auto NUC table and integration time selection
  • Image statistics
  • Autofocus
  • Proprietary detail enhancement

Manipulation features

  • Color palettes
  • Gamma adjustment (power-law)
  • Manual/auto gain and level control
  • Polarity (white-hot/black-hot)
  • Digital zoom
  • Freeze
  • Reticle/cross-hair and user image overlay
  • Image file capture and display
  • User splash screen

Supported detectors

Type Cooled digital detector
Image size VGA (640 x 512 pixels)
XGA (1,024 x 768 pixels)
SXGA (HD ready – 1,280 x 1,024 pixels)
Interface Camera link and similar LVDS interface

PCB specification

Processor 1.2 GHz DSP + FPGA
Memory 256 MB RAM, 256 MB NAND (flash storage)
Communication Gigabit Ethernet (TCP/IP), 4x RS232/422
Power input +12 V DC
Power consumption ~4 W
PCB size 112 mm x 70 mm

Video input/output

Frame rate True 60 Hz processing and output for SXGA (1,280 x 1,024) resolution. True 180 Hz for VGA (640×512) resolution
Detector image sizes Up to 1280×1024
Output formats NTSC/PAL 525i/525p, 625i/625p 720p, 1080i/1080p
Analog output YPbPr component and composite
Digital output Camera link
Sync Internal or external
Latency 32 ms in 60 Hz full processing mode, or 5 lines in low-latency mode

System and peripheral controls

System control RS232, RS422, Ethernet TCP/IP, Camera Link UART
Lens control Autofocus zoom and focus via RS422/232 protocols Auto NUC table selection using Zoom Position Focus Maintaining during zoom
Sync External or Internal Video Sync

Ordering information

P/M Detector supported
TVPE-15/V Supports VGA (640 x 512) detectors
TVPE-15/X Supports up to SXGA (1,280 x 1,024) detectors