It’s important to have the software calibrated every business day. This way, no sensor signal noise will show up on the images and the system will run smoothly. The automatic calibration uses a mathematical formula that captures all the noise in the image as it’s being taken and then averages the measurements to come up with a good reading.
Calibration can also be done manually using math to find where there are errors in the sensor. This could either be a local error or it could be an error from other parts of the system that are called by the camera.
The process tuning management system is used to help the operator and user accurately judge the sensor performance. Calibration is needed to make sure the camera can properly take the images it needs for proper operation.
When there is a calibration problem, the process tuning system has to analyze the situation and see what can be done to correct the problem. This can be as simple as adjusting the image or it could involve a complete overhaul of the entire system to avoid the calibration issues that happen when the calibration is not completed every single day.
In order to do this, the company has to use what’s called a “keystone” software program. Keystone software programs are sophisticated, used for calibration and monitoring of the cameras that use them.
The process tuning management system is made up of the Keystone software program and the calibration software. If you’ve never used one of these before, it’s an absolutely amazing piece of technology, but it can be difficult to explain to your employees or anyone else that doesn’t work in the engineering department.
The biggest challenge in this process is that the calibration needs to be accurate to the first degree to avoid any problems that can come up with using the software and the process tuning. However, the final product must be the best possible representation of the calibration that is possible for each image.
With standard camera calibration tools and software, the manufacturers can get the calibration right 99 percent of the time. They can just make small adjustments here and there to ensure that the process tuning and calibration of the camera works well.
In order to maintain this level of consistency, it is necessary to periodically recalibrate the calibration and process tuning of the cameras in the field. To do this, Keystone calibration software must be constantly updated and the process tuning of the cameras updated as well.
For the daily process tuning of the cameras, Keystone software is used, but only once per day, making this software very expensive. And with Calibration and process tuning software, it’s a very time consuming process that can take days.
After the calibration and process tuning of the cameras, the professionals at a company can start creating images that are ready for the clients to look at in real time. Because they’ve done the image calibrations before every day, they can take any images that need to be taken at the same point in time and the process software will automatically know how to get the calibration right every single time.