ECTcamera - Getting Started
Launch Window Navigation
During the very first program launch, the user will see the main window of ECTcamera, which has to be used as an output window for a connected camera (see fig. 1). Keeping in mind that the camera hasn’t been chosen yet, there is no image in the window. In order to start work with ECTcamera, it’s necessary to choose any desired device and its resolution through the menu.
In order to select a camera, left-click “Menu” in the upper left corner of the program window, following with a left-click on “Video”. A submenu will appear; choose the model of the camera with the cursor, then left-click on the desired camera resolution.
After selection of the camera, the user can start to work with the program by clicking “Start” on the main menu or pressing the corresponding F2 hotkey. The image from the camera will be shown in the window of the program (see fig. 2).
In order to start video capturing from the camera with every new start of the program, change the program settings by pressing “Settings”. Then on the “Show Settings Form” submenu, remove the 0 value in the 11th row (Auto start video) and change it to 1. After doing so, ECTcamera will launch video capturing with every new start of it in automatic mode.
When necessary, the user may change the position of the image and its zoom. This can be done through the “Scale” and “Position” submenus of the main menu of the program. Each command is assigned a key combination. Hotkeys allow changing the size and position of the image in a few seconds (see fig. 3).
Now the image from the camera can be used in other applications (such as ECTtracker). The user can also make a screenshot by choosing “Make Shot (photo)” or by pressing the F6 hotkey. A screenshot file will be saved in the same directory that was used to launch ECTcamera.
When program operation is over, the user has to stop video capturing. To do so it’s necessary to push the F2 hotkey or choose “Stop” from the menu.
More details about the functionality of ECTcamera and its settings can be found in the following chapters: Main menu and functionality of ECTcamera and Settings and additional parameters of ECTcamera.