Hyperspectral Camera

Basic Instructions
1. Connect power to the camera and connect the usb plug to the laptop.
2. Run SOC710 program. If you receive COM port errors here see the Troubleshooting section.
3. Focus the lens by physically turning it on the camera while watching the preview.
4. Set the frame rate (integration time) by going to Settings -> Camera Settings menu and change the value in the integration box.
5. Take a Dark Image by clicking the Dk button.
6. Once it completes save the file to the appropriate location.
7. Take an image by clicking on the green play button.
8. Once it completes click the blue save button to save the cube.
Make the SOC button is selected and click OK.
Then select the appropriate folder and click SAVE.
9. To return to the preview mode click the pink square button.

Setup for Automatic Operation
1. Open up notepad.
2. On the first line type the number of measurements you would like to take.
3. On subsequent lines type using 24 hour format: hh mm integration_time
Example: To take a picture at 9:00 am with an integration time of 50 and
a picture at 2:30 pm with an integration time of 80 the file would look like this.

09 00 50
14 30 80

4. Save the file as a .txt file type.
5. Open the SOC710 software.
6. Click the Time Lapse Mode button.
7. Navigate to the .txt file you created and select it.
8. The system will now run and save files in the same folder as your timing file.

Post Processing
1. Open the SRAnal710 folder.

2. Double click the SRAnal710 windows batch file.

3. Open a cube File -> Open ->select cube

4. Click Calibrate tab in the top right.

5. Click Set Dark and select the dark image that corresponds to the cube

6. Click the Rad Cal button.

7. Enter the integration time that the image was taken at in the InT box.

8. Click the Cal button, navigate to the SRAnal710 folder, and select the 35mmLens_F5.6_G1.Radcal file.

9. Click OK.

10. Go to the image tab, Click the RGB button to see a color version of the image.  Zoom in to the calibration panel and draw a small rectangle over the H.S. image by dragging the  cursor

11. Click “write”, save the file using the same name as the cube except add .lit to the end of the name

12. Select “calibrate” from the top menu bar, select norm reflectance, open the file entitled “GreyPanRef” (originally located in the SRanal710 folder)

13. Return to the calibrate tab, click ‘set light’ button.  Open the .lit file that was previously saved

14. ***Now the image is calibrated.  Verify by checking HS graph: green vegetation should have a small bump in the visible spectrum, dry / dead material or dirt is roughly linear, and calibration panel has y-axis values of about .2 and x axis values of 400-600

15. Save the calibrated data set by clicking the “save float” button.  Save in the “Refl_Cal” folder.  Name it according to date and time, and end the name with _refl     (Example:  08-19-2013_1215_refl)


1. Check the Select Region box under the graph window.
2. Select a region to a base for the filter by holding down the mouse on the image and dragging to make a box.
3. Select the filter type from the drop down menu.
4. Select Red, Green, Blue, or Yellow from the radio buttons
5. Click the Filter button.
6. Use the slider to adjust the threshold value and see more or less of the image being filtered.

Q: What do I do if I get a COM port error “Please check COM port settings”?
A: You need to set the proper port number in the software.
1. Go to the Start Menu
2. Type Device Manager and open the device manager
3. Expand the COM port tab and see what COM number has been assigned to the camera
4. Select this COM port in the drop down menu.

Q: What do I do if the program crashes and doesn’t reopen properly?
A: It is likely the SOC710 process is still running in the background so it needs to be ended.
1. Press control alt delete
2. Open task manager.
3. Click the Processes tab.
4. If SOC710 process is still running click End Process.
5. Restart the application.