de.pxlab.pxl.tools.timing
Class VideoTiming

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.awt.Component
      extended by java.awt.Container
          extended by java.awt.Window
              extended by java.awt.Frame
                  extended by de.pxlab.pxl.tools.timing.VideoTiming
All Implemented Interfaces:
java.awt.image.ImageObserver, java.awt.MenuContainer, java.io.Serializable, javax.accessibility.Accessible

public class VideoTiming
extends java.awt.Frame

Measure the duration of a video frame and of a time interval of about the size of a response time interval. This can be used to test the internal time measurement methods since the video frame duration should be hardware controlled and be a stable reference duration. The target interval is about 200 ms rounded up to an integer multiple of video frame durations. The output looks like this:

   Nominal refresh rate          = 100 Hz
   Nominal frame duration        = 10000000 ns
   Number of frames observed     = 1000
   Actual frame duration minimum = 9938671 ns
   Actual frame duration maximum = 10051074 ns
   Number of single frame misses = 0
   Actual frame duration mean    = 9994930 ns
   Actual frame duration sd      = 5268 ns [0.0527 %]
   Target duration               = 200000000 ns
   Actual duration minimum       = 199869383 ns
   Actual duration maximum       = 199910959 ns
   Actual duration mean          = 199898600 ns
   Actual duration sd            = 6221 ns [0.0031 %]
The command line generating this output was:
   java de.pxlab.pxl.tools.timing.VideoTiming -S 4 -w 800 -h 600 -R 100
This defines a 100 Hz refresh video mode. Thus the nominal frame duration is 100 ms = 100000000 ns. The actual frame duration mean is slightly less than this, probably because of video timing requirements which have to be observed by the graphics controller. The result shows that 1000 frames have been observed and no single video frame was missed. The standard deviation for the measured video frame duration was about 0.05 % of the mean. Also note that the standard deviation of the 'response time' interval is about the same size. This indicates that timing precision is independent of the duration to be measured.

Looking at the single measurement data of the 1000 video frames reveals a high negative correlation (-0.52) of two successive frame duration values but an almost 0 correlation for all other lags. This means that a measurement delay for any single frame is corrected at the next frame.

Version:
0.1.0
Author:
H. Irtel
See Also:
Serialized Form

Nested Class Summary
 
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class java.awt.Frame
java.awt.Frame.AccessibleAWTFrame
 
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class java.awt.Window
java.awt.Window.AccessibleAWTWindow
 
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class java.awt.Container
java.awt.Container.AccessibleAWTContainer
 
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class java.awt.Component
java.awt.Component.AccessibleAWTComponent, java.awt.Component.BltBufferStrategy, java.awt.Component.FlipBufferStrategy
 
Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from class java.awt.Frame
CROSSHAIR_CURSOR, DEFAULT_CURSOR, E_RESIZE_CURSOR, HAND_CURSOR, ICONIFIED, MAXIMIZED_BOTH, MAXIMIZED_HORIZ, MAXIMIZED_VERT, MOVE_CURSOR, N_RESIZE_CURSOR, NE_RESIZE_CURSOR, NORMAL, NW_RESIZE_CURSOR, S_RESIZE_CURSOR, SE_RESIZE_CURSOR, SW_RESIZE_CURSOR, TEXT_CURSOR, W_RESIZE_CURSOR, WAIT_CURSOR
 
Fields inherited from class java.awt.Component
BOTTOM_ALIGNMENT, CENTER_ALIGNMENT, LEFT_ALIGNMENT, RIGHT_ALIGNMENT, TOP_ALIGNMENT
 
Fields inherited from interface java.awt.image.ImageObserver
ABORT, ALLBITS, ERROR, FRAMEBITS, HEIGHT, PROPERTIES, SOMEBITS, WIDTH
 
Constructor Summary
VideoTiming(java.lang.String[] args)
           
 
Method Summary
static void main(java.lang.String[] args)
           
 
Methods inherited from class java.awt.Frame
addNotify, finalize, getAccessibleContext, getCursorType, getExtendedState, getFrames, getIconImage, getMaximizedBounds, getMenuBar, getState, getTitle, isResizable, isUndecorated, paramString, remove, removeNotify, setCursor, setExtendedState, setIconImage, setMaximizedBounds, setMenuBar, setResizable, setState, setTitle, setUndecorated
 
Methods inherited from class java.awt.Window
addPropertyChangeListener, addPropertyChangeListener, addWindowFocusListener, addWindowListener, addWindowStateListener, applyResourceBundle, applyResourceBundle, createBufferStrategy, createBufferStrategy, dispose, getBufferStrategy, getFocusableWindowState, getFocusCycleRootAncestor, getFocusOwner, getFocusTraversalKeys, getGraphicsConfiguration, getInputContext, getListeners, getLocale, getMostRecentFocusOwner, getOwnedWindows, getOwner, getToolkit, getWarningString, getWindowFocusListeners, getWindowListeners, getWindowStateListeners, hide, isActive, isAlwaysOnTop, isFocusableWindow, isFocusCycleRoot, isFocused, isLocationByPlatform, isShowing, pack, postEvent, processEvent, processWindowEvent, processWindowFocusEvent, processWindowStateEvent, removeWindowFocusListener, removeWindowListener, removeWindowStateListener, setAlwaysOnTop, setBounds, setCursor, setFocusableWindowState, setFocusCycleRoot, setLocationByPlatform, setLocationRelativeTo, show, toBack, toFront
 
Methods inherited from class java.awt.Container
add, add, add, add, add, addContainerListener, addImpl, applyComponentOrientation, areFocusTraversalKeysSet, countComponents, deliverEvent, doLayout, findComponentAt, findComponentAt, getAlignmentX, getAlignmentY, getComponent, getComponentAt, getComponentAt, getComponentCount, getComponents, getComponentZOrder, getContainerListeners, getFocusTraversalPolicy, getInsets, getLayout, getMaximumSize, getMinimumSize, getMousePosition, getPreferredSize, insets, invalidate, isAncestorOf, isFocusCycleRoot, isFocusTraversalPolicyProvider, isFocusTraversalPolicySet, layout, list, list, locate, minimumSize, paint, paintComponents, preferredSize, print, printComponents, processContainerEvent, remove, remove, removeAll, removeContainerListener, setComponentZOrder, setFocusTraversalKeys, setFocusTraversalPolicy, setFocusTraversalPolicyProvider, setFont, setLayout, transferFocusBackward, transferFocusDownCycle, update, validate, validateTree
 
Methods inherited from class java.awt.Component
action, add, addComponentListener, addFocusListener, addHierarchyBoundsListener, addHierarchyListener, addInputMethodListener, addKeyListener, addMouseListener, addMouseMotionListener, addMouseWheelListener, bounds, checkImage, checkImage, coalesceEvents, contains, contains, createImage, createImage, createVolatileImage, createVolatileImage, disable, disableEvents, dispatchEvent, enable, enable, enableEvents, enableInputMethods, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, getBackground, getBounds, getBounds, getColorModel, getComponentListeners, getComponentOrientation, getCursor, getDropTarget, getFocusListeners, getFocusTraversalKeysEnabled, getFont, getFontMetrics, getForeground, getGraphics, getHeight, getHierarchyBoundsListeners, getHierarchyListeners, getIgnoreRepaint, getInputMethodListeners, getInputMethodRequests, getKeyListeners, getLocation, getLocation, getLocationOnScreen, getMouseListeners, getMouseMotionListeners, getMousePosition, getMouseWheelListeners, getName, getParent, getPeer, getPropertyChangeListeners, getPropertyChangeListeners, getSize, getSize, getTreeLock, getWidth, getX, getY, gotFocus, handleEvent, hasFocus, imageUpdate, inside, isBackgroundSet, isCursorSet, isDisplayable, isDoubleBuffered, isEnabled, isFocusable, isFocusOwner, isFocusTraversable, isFontSet, isForegroundSet, isLightweight, isMaximumSizeSet, isMinimumSizeSet, isOpaque, isPreferredSizeSet, isValid, isVisible, keyDown, keyUp, list, list, list, location, lostFocus, mouseDown, mouseDrag, mouseEnter, mouseExit, mouseMove, mouseUp, move, nextFocus, paintAll, prepareImage, prepareImage, printAll, processComponentEvent, processFocusEvent, processHierarchyBoundsEvent, processHierarchyEvent, processInputMethodEvent, processKeyEvent, processMouseEvent, processMouseMotionEvent, processMouseWheelEvent, removeComponentListener, removeFocusListener, removeHierarchyBoundsListener, removeHierarchyListener, removeInputMethodListener, removeKeyListener, removeMouseListener, removeMouseMotionListener, removeMouseWheelListener, removePropertyChangeListener, removePropertyChangeListener, repaint, repaint, repaint, repaint, requestFocus, requestFocus, requestFocusInWindow, requestFocusInWindow, reshape, resize, resize, setBackground, setBounds, setComponentOrientation, setDropTarget, setEnabled, setFocusable, setFocusTraversalKeysEnabled, setForeground, setIgnoreRepaint, setLocale, setLocation, setLocation, setMaximumSize, setMinimumSize, setName, setPreferredSize, setSize, setSize, setVisible, show, size, toString, transferFocus, transferFocusUpCycle
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 
Methods inherited from interface java.awt.MenuContainer
getFont, postEvent
 

Constructor Detail

VideoTiming

public VideoTiming(java.lang.String[] args)
Method Detail

main

public static void main(java.lang.String[] args)