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High Resolution Live Image Cameras EYE-10 / EYE-12

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High Resolution Live Image Cameras with Progressive Scan Technology

EYE-10
Basic Camera with Great Picture Quality

EYE-12
Top of the Line Camera with Improved Connectivity

EYE-10 and EYE-12 are high resolution LIVE IMAGE cameras. They can be used for various live image presentation applications. For example: as a Visualizer or for live image transmissions from room to room.

WolfVision is the technology leader in the Visualizer Market. The high quality standards of the EYE-10 and EYE-12 come as no surprise because all components are nearly identical to those used for WolfVision's popular Portable Visualizer series.

The EYE Series cameras can be used like Ceiling Visualizers (without light) when mounted on the ceiling or integrated into a suspended ceiling.

Furthermore, it is possible to mount the cameras on tripods, pant-tilt-zoom mounts or wall mounts designed for video or surveillance cameras.

State of the Art Picture Quality

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WolfVision's Visualizers and Cameras are famous for their outstanding picture quality that can only be achieved through a perfect combination of these 3 elements:

  • High End Electronics
  • High Resolution CCDs
  • High Resolution Lenses (with perfect edge focus
    and a large optical zoom range)

As the EYE-10 and EYE-12 can pick up 30 non-interlaced frames per second, there is practically no difference in the smoothness of motion when compared to a PAL/NTSC video camera. But the resolution is much higher!

The "top of the line" model EYE-12 features a sensational CCD camera with 1280 x 960 pixels at 30 frames per second.

This is native SXGA- resolution with an aspect ratio of 4:3. The camera also outputs native 720p HD (High Definition) with 1280 x 720 pixels and a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9.

Using a display device with 1280 x 960 (or more) pixels, 820 lines of resolution are visible on your screen!

But even when the image is downscaled by the EYE-12 to XGA and output on an XGA display device the resolution is still around 740 lines.

The "basic" model EYE-10 has a CCD with XGA resolution (1024 x 768 pixels). This is also a much higher resolution than PAL/NTSC video can provide.

High End Digital Scaler (EYE-12)

The high end scaler of the EYE-12 can scale the picture at the image source. As a result, the picture quality is not only perfect in native resolution, but also in all scaled signal formats:

SVGA 800 x 600 pixel 4:3 scaled
XGA 1024 x 768 pixel 4:3 scaled
SXGA- 1280 x 960 pixel 4:3 native
SXGA 1280 x 1024 pixel 5:4 scaled
SXGA+ 1360 x 1024 pixel 4:3 scaled
720p HD (High Definition) 1280 x 720 pixel 16:9 native
1080p HD (High Definition) 1920 x 1080 pixel 16:9 scaled
WXGA 1360 x 768 pixel 16:9 scaled
WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 pixel 16:10 scaled

Auto Resolution: The EYE-12 recognizes units connected to the DVI and RGB output and automatically selects the perfect output mode.

Connectors

EYE-10:

EYE-12:


Improved connectivity is one of the main advantages of the top of the line camera EYE-12 over the basic model EYE-10.

Both cameras feature the following connectors:RGB, RS-232, Power, External IR-Receiver and Kensington Lock (anti-theft device).

Additional ports of the EYE-12: DVI-I (Digital and Analog), USB, Ethernet/LAN (including Power over Ethernet functionallity) and Trigger.

Widescreen Support (EYE-12)

The CCD of the EYE-12 has a pixel matrix of 1280 x 960. This is the SXGA- standard with an aspect ratio of 4:3. In addition, this CCD delivers a native 720p HD (High Definition) signal with 1280 x 720 pixels and a widescreen image ratio of 16:9.

The image can also be output in the following additional 16:9 and 16:10 widescreen formats: 1080p HD (High Definition) at 50 or 60 Hz, WXGA and WSXGA+. All widescreen projectors, monitors or plasma displays on the market can display at least one of these standards.

If new standards come up in the future, WolfVision will be there with Firmware Updates!

sRGB Color Precision (EYE-12)

The outstanding color precision of the EYE-12 meets the high requirements of the sRGB standard.

Click here for more information on sRGB color precision.

Ethernet (LAN) Port (EYE-12)

The EYE-12 is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) port (10/100 Mbps). It is IP-addressable, so that it can be integrated into a computer network and controlled from any computer in the network. It can even be controlled over the internet, if it is assigned an official (WAN) IP-address.

The network/LAN-port has become a key feature of all high end Visualizers from WolfVision in recent years. All advanced network features including professional LAN-protocol are now available on the camera EYE-12.

Click here for a description of the network/LAN features.

PoE - Power over Ethernet (EYE-12)

The LAN-port of the EYE-12 includes Power over Ethernet (PoE) functionallity. Power over Ethernet is a popular way of saving cables and installation costs. Using a PoE-adapter (according to the IEEE 802.3af industry standard) between 36 and 57 volt can be added to a CAT-5 (or higher) ethernet cable and the camera can receive power via the Ethernet/LAN-cable. A switch mode power supply in the camera converts the power to 12 volt.

More information on PoE on our "accessories from third party manufacturers" page.

Firmware Updates through RS232, USB or LAN

Firmware Updates allow for new features and technical improvements to be added at no cost!

Downloading firmware updates from the internet and uploading them onto an EYE-12 can be done in a couple of minutes, with just 4 mouse clicks, using the latest version of WolfVision's Connectivity Software. EYE-10 and EYE-12 can use a serial RS-232 connection for Firmware Updates. In addition the firmware of the EYE-12 can also be updated via USB or Ethernet/LAN.

WolfVision's engineers are constantly working on new improvements and features to keep your units up to date with the technology of tomorrow!

USB 2.0 / Twain / Video Capture / AVI (EYE-12)

The USB port of the EYE-12 can be used to transfer still images from the camera to a computer and save them in JPG, TIF or BMP format. This way, the EYE-12 can be used as a scanner for 3-dimensional objects.

The EYE-12 is equipped with a fast USB 2.0 port. This allows for uploading images onto a PC in a fraction of a second.

Connecting slower computers with the older USB 1.1 standard is also no problem. It still takes only a small fraction of the time a desktop scanner requires to scan an image.

WolfVision's USB Software (Connectivity Software) works under Windows 2000, XP and Vista and is fully Twain compatible. This is important when using the EYE-12 in connection with popular graphic programs such as Photoshop, or for connecting it to Interactive Whiteboards (Smart Boards). A USB Software for Apple Macintosh is also available. Click here for a detailed description of the WolfVision Connectivity Software

The fast USB 2.0 port can also output live motion. The Connectivity Software can store AVI-files and includes a video capture driver. You can view and save the live image from the EYE-12 on your computer in almost every modern video editing software.

Trigger Function (EYE-12)

In "normal mode" the EYE-12 outputs a live image with 30 different frames per second. In "trigger mode" the EYE-12 only shows a new image when it receives a trigger signal from an external unit. The EYE-12 keeps showing the same, frozen image until it receives the next trigger pulse.

This is very useful for surveillance and machine vision applications. For example a light barrier can simultaneously send out a trigger pulse to the EYE-12 and to a harddisc recorder when someone enters a room. Most recording devices can not start recording in a fraction of a second. If the camera would output a live image, a later image would be recorded, which does not show the exact situation anymore. But as the trigger function freezes the image output by the EYE-12, the exact image is recorded.


The EYE-12 can process up to 15 trigger pulses per second. The delay time between a trigger pulse and the end of the image capturing is exactly 1/30 second. The autosave function of WolfVision's Connectivity Software (USB Software) can automatically save images triggered by the EYE-12 on a PC.

Picture Memory

Split image of 9 picture memory

The user has the opportunity to store 9 (EYE-12) or 4 (EYE-10) images and recall them by just pressing one of the numerical keys on the infrared remote control.

By pressing the "All" key of the EYE-12, a split image with all 9 pictures of the memory can be displayed, enabling easy selection. The 9 pictures in the memory can also be downloaded to a PC via USB. The EYE-12 is equipped with a flash memory, so pictures remain in the memory even when the power is disconnected.

Negative / Negative-Blue / BW (EYE-12)
Original
with Text Enhancer
Negative
Negative/Blue

The EYE-12 offers many possibilities to improve the readability of text.

Dark text on a bright background can sometimes be easier to read if the camera is switched to "Negative" or "Negative/Blue".

For special applications (like analyzing x-rays), the image can also be switched to Black and White.
Optimized for Video Conferencing

WolfVisions camera electronics produce a very strong and stable picture, which is also very important when EYE Series cameras are used as document cameras or room cameras for videoconferencing systems.

The smooth auto iris and perfect focus are very important features, enabling video conferencing systems to digitize and transfer the picture from a WolfVision camera very fast. Furthermore the auto iris does not close down too much when a bright lamp is in the picture. As a result the rest of the image remains visible.

Of course these features are equally important for live image presentations with a data projector and for other applications. The EYE-12 also supplies the proper signal for modern widescreen or HD videoconferencing systems.


External Controlling

A huge difference to consumer oriented HD camcorders is that the EYE-10 and EYE-12 can be perfectly remote controlled in many ways:

  • with the keypad on the unit
  • with the supplied infrared remote control
  • via serial port (RS232)
  • via USB port (EYE-12)
  • via LAN port (EYE-12)

The cameras can be integrated in a professional room control system via RS-232, LAN or USB. The professional protocol with position setting and status report is supported on all three ports.

The cameras have large and clearly arranged keys on the remote control and on the integrated keypad. The infrared reception is excellent due to the built-in and external infrared receiver (with 10m cable).

The following functions available on the supplied remote control:
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EYE-10 Remote Control

EYE-12 Remote Control
Zoom: 24x zoom (12x optical + 2x digital) 48x zoom (12x optical + 4x digital)
Focus: Manual and auto Manual and auto
Iris: Manual and auto Manual and auto
White balance: yes yes
Power on/off: yes yes
Laser Pointer: yes yes
User programmable presets: 3 3
Image freeze: yes yes
Image memory: 4 pictures 9 pictures (with "Show all" function)
On screen menu: yes yes (with on screen help)
Image Turn: - (only 180 degree in on screen menu) yes (90, 180 and 270 degrees)

Anti-theft Device

WolfVision's EYE series cameras are equipped with T-Lock (KensingtonR Lock) anti-theft devices.

Supplied Accessories

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  • U-shaped mounting clip (for attaching the camera on the back of the unit to a tripod or ceiling mount)
  • 2x 1/4" UNC screws
  • Infrared remote control (with laser pointer)
  • External infrared receiver with 10m cable and status LED
  • Power supply and power cable
  • Instructions
  • CD-ROM (with WolfVision Connectivity Software etc.)
  • RGB Cable (5 meters, with 15-pin D-Sub/VGA plugs)
  • USB Cable (EYE-12)
  • LAN Cable (EYE-12)
  • BNC-RCA Adapter for trigger (EYE-12)
Optional Accessories

Optional accessories for EYE cameras and Visualizers can be found on our accessory page.


Accessories from Other Manufacturers

A number of other manufacturers produce parts which fit very well to the EYE Series cameras.

We provide links to the homepages of these manufacturers.

Warranty

WolfVision offers 3 years warranty on all Visualizers and Cameras!

More documents / Links

Technical Data

Support Documents / Downloads

Brochures in PDF format

 

Pictures of EYE-12:


Pictures of EYE-10:

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Camera Modules:

WolfVision also offers the EYE Series cameras as camera modules (without housing and accessories). The camera module version of the EYE-12 is called SCB-12 and the camera module of the EYE-10 is called SCB-1.
Click here for more information.

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