Test Patterns#

The Test Patterns camera feature allows you to check the camera's basic functionality and its ability to transmit images.

Test patterns can be used for maintenance purposes and failure diagnostics. They are generated by the camera itself, i.e., the optics and the imaging sensor of the camera are not involved in their creation.

Using the Feature#

Displaying Test Patterns#

To display a test pattern:

  1. Select a test pattern by setting the TestPattern parameter to one of the following values (if available):
  2. Acquire at least one image to display the selected test pattern. If you want to display the test pattern in the pylon Viewer, click the single or continuous shot button in the toolbar.

Available Test Patterns#

Depending on your camera model, the following test images are available:

Black#

Completely black test pattern.

White#

Completely white test pattern.

Test Image 1#

  • Consists of fixed diagonal gray gradients ranging from 0 to 255.
  • Is best suited for when the camera is configured for monochrome 8-bit output.

Test Image 2#

  • Consists of moving diagonal gray gradients ranging from 0 to 255. When a new image acquisition is triggered, the image moves left one pixel.
  • Is best suited for when the camera is configured for monochrome 8-bit output.

Test Image 3#

  • Consists of moving diagonal gray gradients ranging from 0 to 4095. When a new image acquisition is triggered, the image moves left one pixel.
  • Is best suited for when the camera is configured for monochrome 12-bit output.

Test Image 6#

  • Available on color cameras only.
  • Consists of moving diagonal color gradients.

Gray Diagonal Sawtooth#

  • Consists of fixed diagonal gray gradients ranging from 0 to 255.
  • Is best suited for when the camera is configured for monochrome 8-bit output.

Color Diagonal Sawtooth#

  • Available on color cameras only.
  • Consists of fixed diagonal color gradients.

Color Bar#

  • Available on color cameras only.
  • Consists of fixed vertical color bars.

Color Bar 2#

  • Available on color cameras only.
  • Consists of fixed vertical color gradients.

Specifics#

Show all camera models

Camera Model Available Test Patterns
a2A1920-51gcBAS Black
White
Test Image 1
Test Image 2
Test Image 3
Test Image 6
a2A1920-51gmBAS Black
White
Test Image 1
Test Image 2
Test Image 3
a2A1920-160ucBAS Black
White
Test Image 1
Test Image 2
Test Image 3
Test Image 6
a2A1920-160umBAS Black
White
Test Image 1
Test Image 2
Test Image 3
a2A3840-13gcBAS tbd
a2A3840-13gmBAS tbd
a2A3840-45ucBAS tbd
a2A3840-45umBAS tbd
acA640-90gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA640-90gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA640-90uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA640-90um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA640-120gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA640-120gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA640-120uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA640-120um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA640-121gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA640-300gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA640-300gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA640-750uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA640-750um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA720-290gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA720-290gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA720-520uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA720-520um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA780-75gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA780-75gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA800-200gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA800-200gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA800-510uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA800-510um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1280-60gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1280-60gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1300-22gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1300-22gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1300-30gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1300-30gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1300-30uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1300-30um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1300-60gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1300-60gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1300-60gmNIR Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1300-75gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1300-75gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1300-200uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1300-200um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1440-73gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1440-73gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1440-220uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1440-220um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1600-20gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1600-20gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1600-20uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1600-20um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1600-60gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1600-60gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-25gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-25gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-25uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-25um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-40gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-40gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-40uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-40ucMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-40um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-40umMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-48gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-48gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-50gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-50gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-150uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-150um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-155uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-155ucMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-155um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA1920-155umMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2000-50gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2000-50gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2000-50gmNIR Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2000-165uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2000-165um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2000-165umNIR Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2040-25gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2040-25gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2040-25gmNIR Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2040-35gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2040-35gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2040-55uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2040-55um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2040-90uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2040-90um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2040-90umNIR Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2040-120uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2040-120um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2440-20gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2440-20gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2440-35uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2440-35ucMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2440-35um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2440-35umMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2440-75uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2440-75ucMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2440-75um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2440-75umMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2500-14gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2500-14gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2500-14uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2500-14um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2500-20gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2500-20gcMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2500-20gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2500-20gmMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2500-60uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA2500-60um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA3088-16gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA3088-16gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA3088-57uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA3088-57um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA3800-10gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA3800-10gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA3800-14uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA3800-14um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4024-8gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4024-8gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4024-29uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4024-29um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4096-11gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4096-11gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4096-30uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4096-30ucMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4096-30um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4096-30umMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4096-40uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4096-40ucMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4096-40um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4096-40umMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4112-8gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4112-8gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4112-20uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4112-20ucMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4112-20um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4112-20umMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4112-30uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4112-30ucMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4112-30um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4112-30umMED Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4600-7gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA4600-10uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA5472-5gc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA5472-5gm Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA5472-17uc Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
acA5472-17um Test Patterns feature not available (see Test Images)
boA4096-93cc tbd
boA4096-93cm tbd
boA4112-68cc tbd
boA4112-68cm tbd
daA1280-54lc Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
daA1280-54lm Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
daA1280-54uc Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
daA1280-54um Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
daA1600-60lc Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
daA1600-60lm Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
daA1600-60uc Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
daA1600-60um Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
daA1920-15um Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
daA1920-30uc Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
daA1920-30um Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
daA2500-14lc Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
daA2500-14lm Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
daA2500-14uc Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
daA2500-14um Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
daA2500-60mc Black
Color Bar
Color Bar 2
puA1280-54uc Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
puA1280-54um Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
puA1600-60uc Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
puA1600-60um Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
puA1920-30uc Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
puA1920-30um Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
puA2500-14uc Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth
puA2500-14um Gray Diagonal Sawtooth
Color Diagonal Sawtooth

You can also use the pylon Viewer to easily set the parameters.