Forma, Vol. 13 (No. 4), pp. 257-266, 1998
Technical Report

An Inexpensive Color Image Sequence Acquisition System Using a Personal Computer

Kazuki Nakajima1 and Hajime Hashimoto2

1Department for Gerontechnology, National Institute for Longevity Sciences, 36-3, Gengo, Morioka, Ohbu, Aichi 474-8511, Japan
2Department of Electrical Engineering, Ube National College of Technology, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-8555, Japan

(Received October 21, 1998; Accepted January 8, 1999)

Keywords: Image Acquisition, Image Sequence, Color Image, Video Capture, Scientific Measurement

Abstract. A color image acquisition system for scientific measurement using an inexpensive standard personal computer is presented. The system we have developed keeps an accurate sampling interval and cuts a rectangular image from a full screen reducing the size of the image sequence. Users select a sampling interval, a number of images, an image size and a location of the rectangular image from a screen menu using mouse operations.