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frame grabber

[′frām ‚grab·ər]
(computer science)
An external device that digitizes standard television video images for storage or processing in a computer.

frame grabber

(hardware)
A device that captures a single frame from an analog video signal (from a video camera or VCR) and stores it as a digital image under computer control.

frame grabber

A device that digitizes the current video frame into a single, bitmapped still image. Frame grabbers can be stand-alone devices that plug into a port on the computer or a function built into the graphics card. See display adapter and frame buffer.


Snappy Frame Grabber
An early frame grabber, Snappy plugged into the PC's parallel port, and a camcorder or VCR plugged into Snappy. This software control panel was used to adjust the image and preview the results. Clicking "Snap" took the picture. (Screen shot courtesy of Play Inc.)







GrabIT Frame Grabber
GrabIT used an optional six-frame video capture that made it easier to grab just the right moment from a choice of six images, each a couple of seconds apart. (Screen shot courtesy of AIMS Lab.)
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Caption: Aon-CXP single-link CoaXPress frame grabber
The standard prescribes the transmission method (video data, control signals, communications and power) and the connectors and cabling (pin assignments, mechanical and electrical characteristics) for digital cameras and frame grabbers.
The microscope previously required two computers, two frame grabbers, and an expensive digital videocassette recorder to display and record images from neurons.
BitFlow is proud to work with the Purdue team as it develops the next generation of ultrahigh-speed transportation, especially because they are relying on BitFlow frame grabbers and software development kits along with technical support from our engineers," said Donal Waide, director of sales and marketing for BitFlow.
makers of high performance frame grabbers and accelerated frame grabber subsystems for more than 25 years, has announced with affiliate company FastVision, LLC their newest product, the FastCamera 300 (FC 300) high speed digital camera, built around the latest low noise, high speed CMOS Sensor.
Limited Tenders are invited for Cameral Link Frame Grabber Card
In the system, a BitFlow Cyton CXP4 CoaXPress frame grabber interfaces an Adimec two-megapixel CXP-6 camera with the system's host computer.
Model 314 is a low-cost MPEG-1/2/4 and MJPEG frame grabber that captures full-frame (720 X 480) video at 30 fps.
Tenders invited for 12k monochrome line scan camera & pcle frame grabber card with camera link interface
A frame grabber can constitute the first step in getting images to the cloud, and frame-grabber maker BitFlow announced in September that it is leveraging the high-speed CoaXPress interface to bring a new generation of frame grabbers to the $32 billion medical imaging market.
Laser Beam Profilers feature proprietary FireWire cameras, which connect directly to laptop computers without frame grabber card.
Offering the flexibility to work with any cameras using the CoaXPress interface standard, this PCI Express frame grabber performs the laser line extraction needed for 3D profiling on the card itself, reducing system demand and freeing resources to be used toward the inspection tasks at hand.