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ProgRes® MAC CapturePro 2.7
Manual
User advice
Dear user,
Please read the instructions in this manual carefully before starting to
operate the software ProgRes® MAC CapturePro 2.7.
Editorial deadline: Document number: April 2009
014102-100-98-02-0904-en
JENOPTIK I Optical Systems
Business Unit Digital Imaging
Goeschwitzer Str. 25
07745 Jena
Germany
Tel.: +49 3641 65-2143
Fax: +49 3641 65-2144
E-Mail: progres@jenoptik.com
www.progres-camera.com
Revision state
Date
Release
Revision
February 2010
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Note:
No part of this manual may be reproduced in any form (print, photocopy, microfilm or any other process) nor may it be processed, duplicated
or distributed using electronic systems without a prior written permission of JENOPTIK. The manual was produced with the appropriate
care. No liability will be accepted in the case of damages arising from
the non-observance of the information contained herein.
We reserve the right to modify this document following technical
advancements.
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Signs and symbols
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Enumeration
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Advice / Important / Important advice
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Reference (to a text passage or image)
Warning symbols
Warning: Warning against the risk of damage or injury.
Caution: Warns against potential damage or malfunction of the
product.
Information: Refers to important data or details.
This symbol refers to special guidelines that have to be followed when
disposing the product.
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Contents
Table of contents
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1.1
1.2
1.3
2
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
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3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
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5
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
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6.1
6.2
6.2.1
6.2.2
6.3
6.3.1
6.3.2
Signs and symbols . ...........................................................3
Warning symbols...............................................................3
Introduction . ....................................................................7
Welcome...........................................................................7
Intended operation of the ProgRes® cameras ....................8
Feedback: approval, criticism, suggestions . .......................9
Safety instructions............................................................10
General safety information ..............................................10
Operating, storage and transportation conditions . ..........11
Application fields of the ProgRes® cameras.......................12
Electrical installation conditions .......................................12
Advice for handling and operating the camera ................13
Cleaning and maintenance...............................................13
Exemption from statutory liability for accidents.................14
Exemption from warranty.................................................14
Safety note for use in the United States of America..........14
Disposal...........................................................................15
Installation and software start..........................................16
Installing the software ProgRes® MAC CapturePro............16
Starting the ProgRes® MAC CapturePro............................19
Mounting the ProgRes® camera to a microscope..............19
Connecting the ProgRes® camera to a computer...............19
Software user interface....................................................21
Menu bar.........................................................................23
The menu “ProgRes®“......................................................23
The menu “File”...............................................................24
The menu “Edit”..............................................................25
The menu “Camera”.........................................................25
The menu “Window”.......................................................25
Image display and acquisition . ........................................26
Acqire mode - Live image display.....................................26
Display saved images in a gallery .....................................27
Load an image from the gallery........................................28
Edit an image in the gallery .............................................28
The icon bar . ..................................................................29
Display exposure warnings...............................................29
Zoom and rotation...........................................................29
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6.3.4
6.3.5
6.3.6
6.3.7
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7.1
7.1.1
7.1.2
7.1.2.1
7.1.2.2
7.1.2.3
7.1.2.4
7.1.3
7.1.4
7.1.4.1
7.1.4.2
7.1.4.3
7.1.4.4
7.1.5
7.1.6
7.2
7.3
7.3.1
7.3.2
7.3.3
7.3.4
7.4
7.4.1
7.4.2
7.5
7.5.1
7.5.2
7.5.3
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8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
Setting and saving image crops .......................................30
White balance . ...............................................................30
Black balance...................................................................31
Change color mode .......................................................31
Measurement layer..........................................................31
Operational windows ......................................................33
Setting preferences .........................................................34
Image info.......................................................................34
Acquire............................................................................35
Setting prefix and format.................................................35
Auto Save........................................................................36
Auto Open.......................................................................37
Options............................................................................38
User interface...................................................................38
Timelapse.........................................................................39
Save images in.................................................................40
Save images as.................................................................40
Save Protocol................................................................ 40
Time Control....................................................................41
Measurement .................................................................42
Fluorescence ...................................................................44
Timelapse: time-controlled image capturing.....................45
Calibration.................................................................... 47
Black shading calibration..................................................48
White Shading Calibration................................................48
Scanner calibration...........................................................49
Activate cooling...............................................................53
Measurement window ....................................................54
Create or edit a calibration...............................................54
Insert a new unit or edit a unit ........................................56
Fluorescence image capturing..........................................57
Carry out a fluorescence project.......................................58
Adjust captured fluorescence images...............................59
Load fluorescence projects ..............................................61
Operating Panel...............................................................62
Adjust brightness, contrast, gamma and saturation .........62
Adjust balance ................................................................63
Image resolution..............................................................64
Adjustment of exposure and gain.....................................64
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8.4.2
8.5
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11.1
11.2
11.3
11.4
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12.1
12.1.1
12.1.2
12.1.3
12.1.4
12.2
12.3
12.3.1
12.3.2
12.3.3
Adjust exposure ..............................................................64
Adjust gain......................................................................65
Histogram........................................................................67
Image description area.....................................................68
Image information bar.....................................................69
Service and support ........................................................70
Manufacturer service & support.......................................70
Return address for goods in case of service incidents..........70
Camera registration and software updates.......................70
Further Information..........................................................70
Technical specifications of ProgRes® cameras....................71
Generals..........................................................................71
Type plate and order numbers..........................................71
Scope of delivery..............................................................72
Certificates and approvements.........................................73
System requirements........................................................73
Image resolution of the ProgRes®-cameras.......................74
Technical data sheets.......................................................80
ProgRes® CCD research cameras ......................................80
ProgRes® CMOS cameras.................................................83
ProgRes® CCD routine cameras . .....................................85
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Calibration pattern ..........................................................89
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Introduction
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Introduction
1.1
Welcome
Welcome to your new Jenoptik ProgRes® digital camera system. You
have purchased a reliable state-of-the-art digital microscope camera
for image analysis and documentation with the operational software
ProgRes® MAC CapturePro for operating your microscope camera from
a Macintosh computer.
Fig. 1 / 1 Microscope Workstation with ProgRes® camera.
The following manual applies to the operation of the ProgRes®
microscope cameras using the ProgRes® MAC CapturePro application
software.
In case that any differences occur in operating the camera types, you
will be explicitly informed about these differences.
Operating your ProgRes® camera with the new ProgRes® MAC CapturePro 2.7 application software is easy and intuitive. Nevertheless, please
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take the time to read through this operating manual in order to get
familiar with the camera, the software and the safety advice.
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Important note: Please take the time to register as a
ProgRes® user on our web site at www.progres-camera.
com. As a registered user, you will have access to software
downloads, and you will be automatically informed when a
software update is available.
1.2
Intended operation of the ProgRes® cameras
ProgRes® microscope cameras are intended for the operation with a
microscope and for the operation and image analysis with the suitable
software. Application software is available for the operating systems
MAC OS and WINDOWS. In this manual, the software for MAC OS is
described.
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Important note: Presently, only ProgRes® microscope
cameras with a Firewire interface can be operated using MAC
OS and the software ProgRes® MAC CapturePro. If you would
like to work with a USB-camera, please contact your expert
dealer or the technical support of the manufacturer.
ProgRes® cameras are suitable for applications in science and research
as well as in production that require high quality microscopic image
reproduction. Typical application fields are:
• Material science (metallography, quality control)
• Life science (genetics, pathology, biology)
• Forensics (securing of evidences)
ProgRes® digital cameras are designed and manufactured for the use in
clean and dry locations (according to EN60950). They are intended for
digital image acquisition. Any use in human medical technology according to IEC601-1-1 is not allowed and herewith is excluded explicitly.
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1.3
Feedback: approval, criticism, suggestions
We strongly rely on your most welcome feedback for improving our
products according to your needs. Please let us know what you like
about the ProgRes® cameras and the ProgRes® MAC CapturePro software, tell us what you dislike and also what you are missing.
We will try to consider your feedback in the further development of our
products – and in this way we will let you benefit from such improvements.
Please send your feedback to: progres@jenoptik.com
We wish you every success with your ProgRes® microscope camera!
JENOPTIK I Optical Systems
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Safety instructions
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Safety instructions
The ProgRes® digital microscope camera is manufactured and tested according to the regulations specified in EN60950 / VDE0805, and was in
perfect working condition when leaving the manufacturer’s premises.
In order to maintain this standard and to avoid any risk when operating the system, please make sure to comply with the advice and the
warnings contained in this manual.
No warranty will be assumed by the manufacturer during the warranty period if the equipment is operated without observing the safety
regulations. In any such case, JENOPTIK shall be exempt from statutory
liability for accidents resulting from any operation.
Please read this chapter carefully and observe the regulations in order
to ensure your safety, and to operate the ProgRes® camera as intended.
Please observe the warnings and notes printed in this manual and on
the unit.
2.1
General safety information
Expansions and alterations
The system must be operated in accordance with the instructions.
Any expansions, re-adjustments, alterations and repairs may only be
carried out by persons who have been authorized by JENOPTIK.
The electrical installations of the room where the system is set up must
be in accordance with IEC requirements. Please refer to chapter 2.4
“Electrical installations“ for the electrical installation conditions, and
observe the information contained in that chapter.
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Danger
In the following cases, the use of the camera can imply the danger ofpersonal injury or of damage to the instrument. Please do not operate
the camera in the following cases:
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The camera is visibly damaged.
The camera has been stored under adverse conditions over a long
period.
The camera has been transported under adverse conditions.
In these cases, the camera has to be switched off and protected against
unintentional use. Please contact your dealer or the technical support
of the manufacturer.
2.2
Operating, storage and transportation conditions
Operating temperature:
+5 °C ... +35 °C
Humidity:
5 % ... 80 %, non-condensing
Storage temperature:
-10 °C ... +50 °C
Please store the camera in a dry and cool place.
Environmental conditions
ProgRes® digital cameras are manufactured for the use in clean and dry
environments (according to EN60950). Please do not expose your camera to extreme environmental conditions. Keep it away from extreme
temperatures, high humidity, fluids, chemical gases or high electromagnetic fields. Details can be found in the technical specifications.
Static electricity
Static electricity can damage or even destroy the delicate electronics
of your camera. Before you connect the camera to a computer or a
microscope, please make sure that it is free of electrostatic charge.
Ground yourself by touching the metallic housing or the reverse side of
your computer or microscope, which both have to be grounded via a
power socket.
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Ventilation
Ensure the sufficient ventilation of the camera. Make sure that the
louvers on the camera back are not covered. Avoid direct sun exposure
and the location nearby any heat sources (radiators, stoves). Overheating can cause poor image quality. To avoid the risk of fire, do not use
the camera near inflammable liquids or gases.
Transportation
The camera has to be protected against mechanical impact, and therefore may only be transported or stored in the supplied carrying case.
When the camera is transported or stored, please use the supplied
C-mount cover.
2.3
Application fields of the ProgRes® cameras
ProgRes® digital cameras are designed and manufactured for the use in
clean and dry locations (according to EN60950). They are intended for
digital image acquisition. Any use in human medical technology according to IEC601-1-1 is not allowed, and herewith is excluded explicitly.
2.4
Electrical installation conditions
The electrical installations of the room where the system is to be set up
must be in accordance with IEC requirements.
Voltage
supply
8 ... 33 VDC (via IEEE1394 connector)
Power consumption
Variable according to the camera type. Please refer to
the technical data sheet of your camera in chapter 12 in
this manual.
To interrupt the power supply of your camera, please unplug the IEEE1394 FireWire cable.
Only use the cables supplied by the manufacturer. No warranty will be
assumed for damages or injuries arising from the non-compliance with
this advice. Do not allow any cables, particularly power cords, to trail
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across the floor.
The electrical cables have to be protected against mechanical impact.
Connect and disconnect the cables by pulling the connector.
2.5
Advice for handling and operating the camera
Your digital ProgRes® camera is an optical, fine mechanical precision
device. Please handle it with the due care. The reliability and performance as well as the longevity of the system can only be guaranteed if
all safety instructions are observed.
The built-in IR filter glass has to be protected against mechanical impact
such as shock or scratching as well as against dirt.
Do not remove the ferrite which is mounted to the IEEE-1394 FireWire
cable on the computer side.
Avoid especially any agitation of your camera during operation, as the
image quality may deteriorate in this case.
To avoid the risk of fire, do not use the camera near inflammable liquids
or gases.
2.6
Cleaning and maintenance
Cleaning the camera casing
If the camera casing is slightly soiled, clean it with a soft slightly moistened piece of cloth. Take care that no water enters the camera casing
and gets in contact with the internal parts of the camera.
Do not use any aggressive substances or solvents to clean the camera.
Cleaning the IR-filter glass
The built-in IR filter glass has to be protected against mechanical impact
such as shock or scratching as well as against dirt. Avoid fingerprints on
the glass, and do not touch the aperture of the C-mount connection.
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Commercial detergents must not be used for cleaning the filter glass.
Please contact your dealer if cleaning of the filter glass should become
necessary.
Use a brush to remove dust. For the transportation and the storage of
your camera, please use the supplied C-mount cover.
2.7
Exemption from statutory liability for accidents
JENOPTIK shall be exempt from statutory liability for accidents in the
case of non-observance of the safety regulations by any operating
person.
2.8
Exemption from warranty
JENOPTIK shall be exempt from warranty during the warranty period
if the equipment is operated without observing the safety regulations.
In any such case, JENOPTIK shall be exempt from statutory liability for
accidents resulting from any operation.
The camera was in perfect working condition when leaving the
manufacturer’s premises. In order to retain this standard and to avoid
any risk when operating the system, the user must comply with the
advice and warnings contained in this manual.
2.9
Safety note for use in the United States of America
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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2.10
Disposal
Special environmental protection guidelines apply when disposing the
ProgRes® microscope cameras. Do not dispose your ProgRes® microscope camera with the usual domestic refuse. Contact your dealer in
case of any questions.
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Installation and software start
The ProgRes® microscope cameras are operated using the ProgRes®
MAC CapturePro software. For a safe installation, observe the following
advice.
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Important note: Before connecting the ProgRes® camera to
your Macintosh computer, it is necessary to install the application software, which also includes drivers for the ProgRes®
cameras.
3.1
Installing the software ProgRes® MAC CapturePro
Double-click on the installer icon and follow the instructions displayed
on the screen. The installation routine is started.
Fig. 3 / 1: Installation - “Readme“-screen
The “readme“-screen provides information about the available
ProgRes®-cameras, the system requirements and the contact data.
Scroll down to read the respective data. Click “Continue“.
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Fig. 3 / 2: End user license agreement
In the next screen, the end user license is displayed. The license must be
accepted. When “Continue“ is clicked, a dialogue window is displayed
where the end user license can be accepted.
Fig. 3 / 3: Select destination
In this screen, the installation location can be selected. If you click
“Change Install Location“, a window opens where the installation location can be selected. If no installation location is selected, the program
is installed automatically in the directory “Applications“. By clicking
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“Continue“, the installation will be continued.
Fig. 3 / 4: Display folders
The application software is installed. The folder Progres Mac CapturePro is created, and the files contained in this folder are displayed in the
screen.
After installing the application software, the ProgRes® camera can be
connected to your computer by the supplied FireWire cable.
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Note: It is recommended to deactivate the “Power Save”
settings of your computer while working with the ProgRes®
camera.
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3.2
Starting the ProgRes® MAC CapturePro
Connect your ProgRes® camera to your computer with the supplied
FireWire cable. You can operate ProgRes® cameras that are equipped by
a Firewire interface using the ProgRes® MAC CapturePro software.
Start ProgRes® MAC CapturePro by double-clicking the ​
ProgRes® software icon.
The software will recognize the connected ProgRes® camera during
the start, and the specific camera data will be loaded (e.g. camera
type, serial number, live image and image capture modes).
3.3
Mounting the ProgRes® camera to a microscope
The camera is equipped with a C-Mount interface. The camera is
mounted to the microscope via this interface. For mounting, a C-mount
adapter is used. The adapter type depends on the microscope you are
using and is not included in the delivery.
3.4
Connecting the ProgRes® camera to a computer
Depending on the camera type, the ProgRes® cameras can be operated
via Firewire (IEEE-1394) or USB. When the camera is mounted on the
microscope, set up the connection with the respective USB or firewire
cable.
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When operating the ProgRes® cameras using MAC OS and
ProgRes® MAC CapturePro, the camera can only be operated via
Firewire.
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Repeater
Fig. 3 / 5: Connecting the ProgRes® camera to a laptop computer via Firewire
USB
Power supply and data communication are realised via USB for PC and
Laptop computers. No additional power supply is necessary. Connect
the camera to your laptop or PC using the USB-cable.
Firewire
When operating the ProgRes® cameras from a desktop computer,
power is supplied using the Firewire cable. When a laptop computer is
used, power has to be supplied additionally using the suitable repeater.
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Suitable PCIMCIA-cards and Firewire boards are listed in chapter
12 “Technical specifications“.
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Software user interface
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Software user interface
Fig. 4 / 1: Software user interface
The software user interface is divided into the following areas:
Menu bar (orange frame)
In the menu bar, the features and functions for the general operation
of the ProgRes® MAC CapturePro software are found, g chapter 5
“Menu bar“.
Buttons “Acquire“ and “Gallery“ (red frame)
The main section buttons „Acquire“ and „Gallery“ enable image acquisition and the display of saved images in a gallery, g chapter 6 “Image
display and acquisition“.
Image window (yellow frame)
In the image window, the live image or the images loaded from the
gallery are displayed.
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Icon bar (green frame)
The buttons in the icon bar enable the access to several image settings,
g chapter 6.3 “The icon bar“.
Buttons for operational windows (brown frame)
By clicking these buttons, operational windows are opened on the right
side oft the software interface enabling the setting of preferences, the
time-set image capturing, shading calibration, measurement calibration
and fluorescence image capturing.
Operating panel (blue frame)
The operating panel enables functions for the setting of the image
resolution of the live image and the captured image, and for the adjustment of exposure and gain. Furthermore, the setting of image contrast,
brightness and saturation and the adjustment of the color channels
can be selected. The color channels are visualized in a histogram in the
lower part of the panel. The operation panel is described in more detail
in chapter 8 “Operating Panel“.
Image description area (pink frame)
In this area, comments to the captured image and the image prefix
can be entered. These data are stored when the image is captured by
pressing the button “Acquire”
. Please refer to chapter 9 “Image
description area“ for more details.
Image information bar (black frame)
This bar indicates the current image values, like cursor position, frame
rates or the camera type connected. The image information bar is
described in chapter 10 “Image information bar“.
The functions of the software user interface will be described in more
detail in the following chapters.
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Menu bar
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Menu bar
Fig. 5 / 1: Menu bar
The menu bar contains general features and functions.
5.1
The menu “ProgRes®“
The items of the menu “Progres®“ are
described in the following section.
Fig. 5 / 2: Menu “ProgRes®“
About ProgRes® MAC CapturePro
Here, information about the software
versions, camera drivers etc. are displayed. Click onto the window to hide
the window.
Fig. 5 / 3: About ProgRes® CapturePro
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Menu bar
Preferences…
With a click on this menu item, the dialogue “Preferences”
opens. This dialogue is also available with a click on the button
“Preferences” and will be explained in chapter 7.1 Setting
preferences.
Reset to Factory Settings
Resets the application settings and the camera settings to the
settings preset in the factory.
Load Settings
Loads the camera settings and the settings of the software
application that have been previously saved.
Save Settings
Saves the settings which are currently used in the software application. The settings can be loaded by selecting “Load settings”.
Hide ProgRes®
This option places the ProgRes® screen in the background of
your working operation.
Hide Others
Places screens of other operations in the background.
Show All
Shows all applications that are currently open.
Quit ProgRes®
Closes the application.
5.2
The menu “File”
Contains the standard MAC functions for file handling.
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5.3
The menu “Edit”
The menu “Edit“ offers the standard MAC
options for editing.
Fig. 5 / 4 Menu “Edit“
5.4
The menu “Camera”
Fig. 5 / 5: Camera menu
Acquire
Displays the live image screen. From here, images can be acquired (g chapter 6.1 “ `Acquire´-mode”).
Gallery
Displays the captured images in a gallery. The images can be
displayed and edited (g chapter 6.2 “Display saved images in a
gallery”) for further information.
5.5
The menu “Window”
This menu contains options concerning the size and the display of the
general application window as preset in the MAC operating system.
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Image display and acquisition
Fig. 6 / 1: Main section buttons
The image acquisition and the gallery display are carried out using the
buttons “Acquire“ and “Gallery“.
6.1
Acqire mode - Live image display
Fig.6 / 2: Acquire screen
After connecting your camera, the live image from the microscope
is displayed in the software user interface. The image is continuously
refreshed and will not be stored on your hard disk drive unless captured
with a click on the button ”Acquire”. You can either use the button
”Acquire“ above of the operating panel, or in the lower right corner
(marked with a red circle).
If the image exceeds the size of the image window, you can use the
scroll bars below and at the right side for moving the image.
If no camera is connected, “NOT CONNECTED” will be displayed in the
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image window.
Settings for the camera and the image adjustments can be selected.
The operation panel left of the main image display window offers functions for the definition of the following settings:
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Image resolution for live mode, capture mode, exposure and gain
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Contrast, brightness, gamma and saturation
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Color balance adjustment
A detailed description of the operating panel and its functions, and the
details of the resolution of the different camera types can be found in
chapter 8 “Operating panel“.
6.2
Display saved images in a gallery
Fig. 6 / 3: Image screen with gallery
By pressing the button “Gallery“, captured images that have been saved
in a folder are displayed. The folder for the captured images is selected
in the dialogue “Preferences” (g chapter 7.1 “Setting preferences“).
In the gallery mode, the images of the folder last opened are displayed.
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If the software is reopened, the last used gallery will be displayed. If
another image is captured, it will be added to this gallery automatically
if no other folder for image storage has been selected.
6.2.1
Load an image from the gallery
To display an image from the gallery in the main window, please click
on the respective image in the gallery.
If you wish to open another gallery, please click the button
in the
icon bar. This button is only available in the gallery mode. The finder
opens where the folder can be selected.
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Please note: An image stored in a folder can only be loaded
in the main window by displaying the images of the folder in
the gallery and selecting the respective image from there.
6.2.2
Edit an image in the gallery
An image in a gallery can be edited by CTRL+click on the respective
image. A dialogue opens that offers the following functions for editing
the image.
Rename
Renames an image. The new image name can be entered into the text
box under the image after selecting this function. Click [Enter] to apply
the name.
Duplicate
Duplicates the image. The image will be automatically added to the
images in the gallery.
Delete
Deletes the selected image.
Show in finder
Shows the storage place of the selected image.
Show image info
Shows the information saved with the image. The image information
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can be set under “Image info” in the dialogue “Preferences”
(g chapter 7.1 “`Setting Preferences…‘” for further information). To
leave the gallery mode, click “Acquire”.
6.3
The icon bar
With the buttons of the icon bar, settings for the image display can be
defined and a measurement layer can be applied.
6.3.1
Display exposure warnings
With a click on the button “Exposure warning”, the areas in
the image which are under- or overexposed will be displayed
in color. The colors have to be selected and the display of
these areas has to be activated in the file card “User interface”
under “Preferences” (g chapter 7.1.3 “User interface“).
6.3.2
Zoom and rotation
With the “Zoom”-buttons, the image size can be enlarged
or reduced. If the image is larger than the display window,
scrollbars appear on the right and the lower side of the
image and can be used to navigate within the image.
The function “Zoom-to-fit“ enables the adaptation of the
microscopic image to the image window in the software
user interface. The function is opened by right-clicking
onto the “Zoom“-buttons.
In the upper area, the zoom-factor (percentage) can be
selected.
The “Zoom-to-fit“-function adapts the image automatically to the software user interface.
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The “Hand“-tool can be used to navigate within an enlarged image. Click left into the image and pull the mouse
into the desired direction. The image region in the display
window will be shifted accordingly.
Using the “Rotate”-button, the image can be rotated in
steps of 90°.
6.3.3
Setting and saving image crops
Using the button “Crop”, an image region can be defined
that can be saved. A rectangle appears for the selection
of this image area. The selected crop region can be saved
with a click on the button “Acquire”. The crop images can
be displayed and loaded in a gallery. Using crop images,
saving time and storage capacity can be reduced.
The dimensions of this area can be changed with a click
on the corners of the rectangle and by moving the mouse
simultaneously. The position of the rectangle is changed
by a click into the rectangle and by moving the mouse.
When the button “Crop” is clicked again, the rectangle
disappears. With a repeated click on the “Crop”-button,
the rectangle appears again in the dimensions which have
been recently defined.
6.3.4
White balance
In the software window, slight deviations to the microscopic image in white / neutral colors may occur due to
camera internal settings. With a white balance adjustment,
these deviations can be compensated.
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Activate the pipette tool and click onto a position that
depicts a neutral area in your specimen. The image will
be changed accordingly. Please note that the areas in
the image will be adjusted to a neutral color, not to pure
white. The reset button resets the white balance to default.
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Note: Before using another function of the icon bar, please
click the button “White Balance” again to deactivate the
function.
6.3.5
Black balance
The function “White Balance“ changes to “Black Balance”
in the fluorescence mode or in the black and white mode.
With a black balance, areas in the image can be defined
that are to be displayed in black (RGB-values=0).
Use the black pipette to carry out a black balance at any location in the
image. If an unsuitable location in the image has been selected, the
black balance can be reset using the arrow.
6.3.6
Change color mode
With this button, the image color can be changed to black
and white or to RGB-color. Depending on the color mode
which is currently active, the button will change.
6.3.7
Measurement layer
A measurement layer comprises one or more shapes which can be
inserted into the image.
With a click on this button, the measurement layer can be
shown or hidden.
To select a measurement layer option, click on the arrow
buttons next. A drop-down menu opens where the measurement shape can be selected.
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A line or a horizontal / vertical scale can be inserted into
the image. The size of these shapes can be changed with
a click on the dots at the corners of the shapes. To change
the size of the measurement shapes retroactively, click on
the shape and pull the corner dots with the mouse.
When the button “Acquire” is clicked, the layer will be saved with the
image. The layer of a saved image cannot be edited retroactively. When
the layer is hidden, it will not be saved with the image.
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Operational windows
The buttons “Preferences“, “Timelapse“, “Calibration“, “Measure“ and
“Fluorescence“ enable the access to further operations of the software.
By clicking the buttons, a window opens for defining settings or performing image capture functions.
The buttons are located in the upper right area above of the image
display and enable the following functions:
Preferences
Set preferences for image capturing and saving. The preferences
can also be set in the menu “ProgRes“.
Timelapse
Set time-controlled image capture and saving.
Calibration
Perform shading and scanner calibration.
Measure
Select settings for measurement in the image.
Fluorescence
Perform fluorescence image capturing.
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Note: The functions “Timelapse“, “Calibration“ and “Measure“
are not available in the Gallery-mode.
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7.1
Setting preferences
In the dialogue “Preferences”, settings for the image acquisition and
measurement as well as display settings for the user interface can be
selected. The screen “Preferences…” is divided into 6 register cards.
Clicking “Preferences…” automatically opens the last register card left
with “OK”. With the first software start, the register card “Image Info”
is opened.
Fig. 7 / 1: Menu bar in the dialogue “Preferences”
It is recommended to adjust your camera and microscope according
to your requirements before starting your working session. All settings
will influence the operation of the camera, and will be automatically
saved when closing the software. After restart, these adjustments will
be available again.
The following buttons are available in each index card:
• With “Reset”, all settings in the image are reset to factory settings.
• With “OK”, the changes inserted in the window are applied.
• With “Cancel”, the application is reset to the action last performed.
7.1.1
Image info
Fig. 7 / 2: Dialogue “Preferences - Image Info”
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Information about the author, the user and the company, and an image
description can be entered into the input boxes that will be saved as a
meta file with the captured image. By marking the respective checkbox
the image information to be saved with the captured image can be
selected. The detailed comment will be displayed in the description box
under the image in the “Acquire”-mode.
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Note: The saving of the image information reduces the capture performance in time lapse capture.
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Important note: The image information can only be stored
with the file formats TIFF, Photoshop, JPEG and JPEG 2000.
7.1.2
Acquire
Fig. 7 / 3: Dialogue “Preferences – Acquire”
In this register card, the storage location of the captured images, the
target application for working with ProgRes TWAIN and the image
options can be defined.
7.1.2.1 Setting prefix and format
Enter an image name prefix for image saving. When “Auto Save“ is
enabled, images will be saved automatically using the name prefix
combined with an ascending number.
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Click onto the arrow buttons to open the
dialogue for selecting the file formats. The file
formats and bit depths that can be selected
are shown in Fig. 7 / 4 „Storage formats“.
Fig. 7 / 4: Storage formats
Clicking the button “Setup“, a dialogue is opened where the settings for
the respective file format can be defined. This dialogue varies according
to the selected format.
Fig. 7 / 5 shows the options for a
JPG-image.
Fig. 7 / 5: Adjustments
7.1.2.2 Auto Save
If “Auto Save“ is enabled by marking the respective checkbox, the captured images will automatically be saved in a folder without a request
for file name and location. The folder can be specified by clicking the
button “Choose folder”. The name of the folder will be displayed below
the checkbox over the buttons.
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Choose Folder:
Chooses the folder where the captured images will be stored
automatically.
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Default Folder:
Creates a folder on your desktop with the current date as folder
name.
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Show Folder:
Opens the folder you have selected for Auto Save.
Note: To open a captured image, the folder where the
image is stored has to be displayed as a gallery. The image
can be shown in the display window by selecting it from the
gallery (g chapter 6.2 “Display saved images in a Gallery´”).
7.1.2.3 Auto Open
If “Auto Open“ is enabled, the captured images will be stored temporarily on the hard drive of your computer, and will be automatically
opened with the selected target application program (for example
Adobe Photoshop).
Choose Target
When working with the TWAIN application, first choose the target
application for opening your captured images. The finder will open
where you can select your target application. By a click on “Open”, the
target application will be assigned to the ProgRes® MAC CapturePro
application. It will be started with a click on “Launch target”.
Clear Target
Resets the assigned target application for AutoOpen.
Show Target
Shows the selected target application in the finder.
Launch Target
Starts the target application in the background of ProgRes® MAC
CapturePro.
Target to Front
Brings the target application window to the front. When the
“Command”-key is pressed while clicking the “Capture”-button, the
image in the target application will appear in the front and can be
edited.
Quit Target
Quits the target application.
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7.1.2.4 Options
Here the AutoExposure settings can be selected. Mark the respective
options to preserve the gain currently set in the image or select the
automatic optimization of exposure and gain. With a click on “Reset”,
any settings in the index card “Acquire” are reset to the factory settings.
7.1.3
User interface
Fig. 7 / 6: Dialogue “User interface” with color selection box
In the dialogue “User interface“, the display of over- or underexposed
areas in the image can be selected.
Mark the checkbox to activate the display of the exposure warning.
Click the arrow buttons to adjust the theshold value for the over- or underexposed areas. It is recommended to set a value of 250 grey values
for overexposure and of 5 grey values for underexposure.
To select the color for the under- and overexposed areas, click on the
colored boxes. A dialogue opens where the color for the display of
exposure warnings can be selected. The colored areas in the image will
indicate under- or over-exposed areas.
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By a click on the
button in the icon bar, the under- or overexposed
areas in the image selected in the register card are shown or hidden.
With “Reset to Factory Settings”, the settings in the index card “User
interface” are reset to the factory settings.
With “OK”, the changes inserted in the window will be applied.
Click “Cancel” to reset the changes to the factory settings.
7.1.4
Timelapse
Fig. 7 / 7: Index card “Timelapse“
In the index card “Timelapse”, the settings for time-controlled image
capturing can be defined. The time-controlled image capturing is
started with a click on the
button, g chapter 7.2 “Timelapse: Timecontrolled image capturing“ for further information.
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7.1.4.1 Save images in
Choose the storage place for the time-controlled capturing of images.
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Choose Folder
Choose the folder for saving the images in the finder.
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Default folder
A folder will be created on your desktop with the current date as a
folder name. The images will be stored in this folder.
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Show folder
The folder where the images will be stored is displayed on the
screen.
7.1.4.2 Save images as
Chooses the file format for the images to
be stored. The images can be stored as a
sequence of single images or as a
QuickTime Movie.
Both formats will be stored in the folder
specified under “Save images in”.
When the images are captured as a sequence of single images, the file format as
selected on the index card “Acquire” (g
chapter 6.1 “Acquire-mode“) will be used.
For a QuickTime Movie, the format can
be specified with a click on the button
“Setup”. A menu opens where the format Fig. 7 / 8: Select movie format
for the movie can be selected.
7.1.4.3 Save Protocol
The settings for saving the protocol of the time-controlled image capturing can be defined. The protocol is saved as a text file together with
the captured images in the selected folder.
Auto Save
A protocol is always saved with the captured images.
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Never
No protocol will be saved with the images.
Ask user
The user will be asked whether the protocol is to be saved with the
images.
7.1.4.4 Time Control
Fig. 7 / 9: Preferences – Time control settings
Here the settings for the time-controlled image capturing are defined.
The image capturing can be performed either by using the minimal
possible interval or by using the time settings which are inserted by the
user. Depending on the selected option, the input boxes “Total time”
and “Interval” will be active or will change automatically.
Use Minimal Possible Interval
When this option is selected, the images will be captured as fast as
possible. The image number has to be inserted into the box “Images”.
The input boxes “Total Time“ or “Interval Time“ will be deactivated.
Use Time Settings
Here the total recording time (Total Time), the time interval between
two captured images (Interval Time) and the total number of images
can be inserted. By clicking on the padlock symbol, one option can be
set as fixed. The data of the other options will be adjusted automatically if one of them is changed.
Example: A fixed time interval between two captured images is set,
which cannot be altered. When the number of images is
changed, the total recording time is adapted automatically.
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7.1.5
Measurement
Fig. 7 / 10: Index card “Measurement“
In the index card “Measurement”, the settings for the display of the
measurement overlay in the image can be defined.
Lines
The color and the width of the lines can be set. A line width of one
pixel is set by default. The line width can be altered using the arrow
buttons. The line color can be selected with a click on the color box. A
dialogue opens where the color can be selected. When the button “Use
Font Color” is pressed, the color selected for the font will be applied to
the lines.
Font
The font color can be defined with a click on the color box and by
selecting the color in the subsequently opened window. The font can
be set by a click on the button “Set Font” and by defining the font
parameters in the subsequently opened window.
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Fig. 7 / 12: Select settings for the font of the overlay
Fig. 7 / 11: Set line and font
color
Scale
Sets the display settings of the scale. Using the arrow buttons, the
number of subdivisions (max. 20) can be altered. 5 subdivisions are set
by default. By marking the checkbox “Show Frame”, the scale will be
displayed with a frame.
A scale for referencing distances in the image can be set by clicking
in the icon bar. Clicking the arrow buttons of the function
enables
the subsequent selection of a horizontal or vertical scale.
Label
Marking the checkbox “Show Length“, the length of the scale and the
measurement elements in the image are displayed.
Images
When the checkbox is marked, grayscale images are saved as color
images.
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7.1.6
Fluorescence
Fig. 7 / 13: Index card “Fluorescence”
In this index card, the filters used for capturing multi-channel fluorescence images can be activated and edited. Please see chapter 7.5
“Fluorescence image capturing“ for further information.
Filters
To add a filter, click the button
and insert the dye name and the
emission in nm in the dialogue which opens. Click “OK” to add the
filter to the list in the table window. To edit a filter, double-click on the
filter or mark the filter and click the button “Edit”, and change the dye
name and the emission (in nm) in the subsequently appearing window.
Using the checkbox “Active”, the filter can be activated and deactivated. The activation of a filter can also be carried out in the column
“Active” in the display window of the filters.
To delete a filter, mark the filter in the display window and click the
button . The filter will be deleted.
Options
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imposed and will form one image, in which the respective areas are
displayed in different colors (g chapter 7.5 “Fluorescence image
capturing“).
7.2
Timelapse: time-controlled image capturing
With a click on the button “Timelapse”
, a window opens enabling
the time-controlled image capturing. The settings are selected in the
index card “Preferences – Timelapse”(g chapter 7.1.4 “Timelapse“).
Fig. 7 / 14: Image display with drawer “Timelapse“
When the button “Start Time Lapse now” is clicked, the time-controlled
image capture is started immediately.
When “Start Time Lapse delayed” is clicked, a window opens where the
delay of the start of the image capturing can be inserted.
With a click on “Start”, the “Count down” to the start of the image recording is started and displayed in a window. With a click on “Cancel”,
the process can be cancelled.
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Fig. 7 / 15: Insert delay of image capture Fig. 7 / 16: Display of remaining time to
start
The progress of the image recording can be viewed in a display window
in the image, and in the protocol in the window “Timelapse”. In the
window, the recorded images with the capture time are listed. When
the time lapse image capture is complete, “Timelapse stopped” appears
at the end of the list.
If the saving of the protocol is activated in the index card “Preferences
– Timelapse”, the protocol will be saved as a text file in the same folder
which has been defined for the captured images.
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Note: When the function „As fast as possible“ is selected, the
images are saved during the transfer from the camera to the monitor. This saving procedure achieves high frame rates, however
the saving intervals are not constant.
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When the time-controlled image saving is selected, constant
frame rates are achieved. The Live-mode is stopped, the image
resolution is adapted and the image is saved in the directory. Because of these intermediate steps, it might occur that the frame
rates are slower than selected, depending on the performance
of your system.
Please contact the technical support in case of any problems.
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7.3
Calibration
With a click on the button “Calibration”
the following calibration functions:
, a window opens enabling
• Black shading calibration
• White shading calibration
• Scanner calibration
The following functions are available in the calibration window:
Information
Displays the camera type, the serial
number and the firmware version
number.
Black Shading Calibration
With a click on this button, a black
shading calibration is started.
With a click on “Reset Black Shading”,
the calibration is reset. Mark the
checkbox “Apply…” to apply the
calibration to the live image.
White Shading Calibration
Perform a white shading calibration.
With a click on “Reset white shading”,
the white shading calibration is cancelled. Mark the checkbox “Apply…”
to apply the calibration to the image.
Scanner calibration
The scanner can be calibrated with a
click on the respective button. Mark
the checkbox to show the calibration
rectangle in the image display.
Fig. 7 / 17: Window “Calibration“
If a calibration has already been set, “Available” and the date of creation are displayed next to the “Shading”-button.
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Cooling
Mark the checkbox to activate the cooling of the camera.
With a click on the button “ Help“
a window opens displaying
detailed explanations of the respective calibration procedure.
7.3.1
Black shading calibration
With a black shading calibration, the sensor noise at exposure times ­
> 1 sec. second can be reduced by subtracting a black reference image
from the captured image.
1.
Ensure that no light is falling onto the CCD sensor. It may be
necessary to remove the camera from the microscope and to put
the CCD protection cap on, or to place the camera onto an even
ground.
2.
With a click on “Black Shading“, the black shading algorithm is
started. After the black reference has been carried out successfully,
the software will display the date.
3.
Mark the checkbox “Apply black shading if available“ if you would
like to apply the black shading correction to the live images.
4.
The background correction will be applied automatically to any
newly captured images until it is switched off by removing the
checkmark from the “Apply“- checkbox.
5.
If a new black shading correction is created, the software will overwrite the existing file automatically.
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Note: The background correction will not be applied to
images in binning mode.
7.3.2
White Shading Calibration
With a white shading calibration, irregularities in the image area
caused by boundary light falloff in the optical system (vignetting) or by
non-homogeneous lighting can be compensated.
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Note: Before a white shading calibration can be carried out, a
black shading calibration has to be available!
1.
Remove the object slide from the light beam.
2.
Ensure that the displayed image is not overexposed at any location. The exposure in the live image can be checked by a click on
the slider “Exposure“.
3.
Click “White Shading“ to start the white shading algorithm. After
the successful creation of a white reference image, the software
will display the date of the creation of the white shading.
4.
Mark the checkbox “Apply white shading if available“ if you
would like to apply the white shading correction to the captured
images.
5.
The white shading correction will be applied automatically to any
newly captured images (only full resolution) until it is switched off
by removing the checkmark from the “Apply“- checkbox.
6.
If a new white shading correction is created, the software will
overwrite the existing file automatically.
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Note: A shading correction is not applied to images in binning mode.
7.3.3
Scanner calibration
The calibration of the piezo-driven scanner is a requirement for microscanning with ProgRes® C14plus , ProgRes® MFscan and ProgRes® CFscan
cameras. With the scanner calibration, the piezo-electric elements that
move the sensor during the micro scanning process are adjusted and
the image quality is optimized. The calibration has been preset by the
manufacturer, however, a re-calibration should be carried out occasionally to achieve an optimum image quality.
How does scanning work?
During image capturing in the micro scanning mode (4x-shot, 9xshot, 16x-shot, 36x-shot), the sensor is moved between the individual
images by fractions of a micrometer. In 4x-shot micro scanning, the
sensor is displaced by exactly one pixel width, in 16x- and 36x-shot,
the CCD sensor is moved by only one half or one third of a pixel width.
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From these individual images captured by the sensor movement, one
high-resolution final image is calculated by the software. An extremely
high precision of the displacement is therefore a prerequisite for micro
scanning.
During calibration, the camera first captures a high-resolution image of
the calibration pattern in the micro scanning mode. Calibration patterns
are included in your delivery. Within a section of this image, the extent
of the displacement of the individual images is determined by the
pattern structure. Using these data, the voltage values for the piezo actuators are calculated and corrected if necessary. If the data exceed or
fall below specific limit values, a new high-resolution image is captured
in a further iteration stage, and the calculation is carried out again with
the consideration of the values of the previous stage. This process will
be repeated until the scanner is successfully calibrated.
Why is calibration necessary?
The scanner displacement is controlled by a mechanical system using
piezo actuators, known as “scanners“. These actuators consist of piezoelectric crystals, which deform slightly when subjected to electric current. This slight deformation is sufficient to achieve the microscopically
small displacement necessary for micro scanning. The extent of this
deformation at a particular voltage is individual for each element, and
can be affected by external factors such as environment temperature
and humidity. Since the displacement has to be carried out precisely
and reproducibly, the scanners have to be calibrated occasionally.
When should a scanner be calibrated?
The scanner is calibrated by the manufacturer and can be used immediately. This preset calibration is permanently saved in the camera
EPROM, and is as a basic principle recommended for re-calibration. A re-calibration may be necessary if:
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Environmental conditions (e.g. temperature or humidity) have
changed considerably since the last calibration,
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The camera has not been in use for a long time,
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The image quality has deteriorated in the micro scanning mode.
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If the camera is used under normal conditions, and if the environmental
conditions have not changed, it is usually sufficient to check the calibration once a month.
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Please note: The deterioration of the image quality due
to incorrect scanner calibration can be recognized at the
horizontal or vertical smooth edges in the image. Transitions
between black and white at a high image resolution (> 200
%) are especially suitable to check the scanner calibration: if
these edges appear jagged, the scanner calibration may be
incorrect.
How to carry out a calibration?
To carry out a successful calibration of the camera, a pattern with sharp
light and dark contrasts within a measurement section is necessary
(calibration patterns are included in delivery with the ProgRes® C14plus,
ProgRes® CFscan and ProgRes® MFscan). For a calibration using a microscope, an object carrier with two different gratings is included in your
delivery. For the calibration of a C-mount lens, a special calibration
pattern is included in the appendix of this manual.
Setting up the calibration pattern
Fig. 7 / 18: Image display during camera calibration with calibration rectangle
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The following criteria have to be considered:
Position:
The calibration pattern has to be set up parallel to the image capture
plane, i.e. perpendicular to the optical axis. This is always the case
when a microscope is used. The orientation of the pattern is not
important for the calibration, i.e. the chequerboard pattern does not
have to be parallel to the window edges. Check the adjustment of the
calibration pattern in the live image.
Pattern:
Within the image frame, several black and white squares have to be
visible to check the transitions. The image frame will be visible if “Show
Calibration Rectangle” has been activated in the window “Calibration“. If necessary, the magnification, the focal depth of the lens or the
distance of the pattern can be changed.
Exposure:
The pattern should be amply exposed, however, overexposure has to
be avoided. Optimum exposure can be achieved by a click on “AutoExposure“ in the operating panel.
Sharpness:
For a successful scanner calibration, the calibration pattern must be
slightly out of focus.
Once the pattern has been set up, the calibration can be started.
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Start calibration
Click on the respective button to
start the calibration. When the
scanner calibration has been successful, the software displays the
date of its creation. The software
automatically uses the calibration files. If you create a new
scanner calibration, the software
will overwrite the existing file
automatically.
Fig. 7 / 19: Scanner calibration field
If you click the “Factory Calibration”-button, all calibration files are
deleted and set to factory calibration values.
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Important note: It is important to ensure that camera and
pattern are well secured, and are not subject to any vibration.
7.3.4
Activate cooling
You can mark the checkbox to activate the cooling (peltier element and
fan) for the cooled cameras ProgRes® C14plus, ProgRes® CFscan, ProgRes®
CFcool , ProgRes® MFcool and ProgRes® MFscan. When the software is
first started, the cooling is deactivated to reduce the camera power
consumption.
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7.4
Measurement window
Clicking the button
, a measurement window opens for carrying
out measurement calibrations. With these measurement calibrations,
distances and units in the image can be referenced. In the measurement calibration window, distances can be set and edited.
In the area “Calibrations“, the available
calibrations are listed. “Pixels” is the
standard calibration preset in the factory. When this calibration is selected, the
lengths of the shapes in the image are
shown in pixels.
In the area “Units”, the units of the
shapes displayed in the window can be
selected. When a new unit is selected,
it will be immediately updated in the
image.
Fig. 7 / 20: Window “Measurement calibration“
With a click on the buttons
, an existing calibration or unit can
be added or deleted . With a click on the button “Edit”, an existing
calibration or unit can be edited.
In the area “Scale”, the length of the previously set scale is displayed
using the currently selected unit.
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Note: The change of the units is only possible when a userdefined calibration has been set.
7.4.1
Create or edit a calibration
The calibration of the measurement units is carried out with a line for
referencing distances in the image. The calibration “Pixels” is set by
default. Unless a user-defined calibration is created, all distances in the
image are displayed in pixels.
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Place the calibration slide under the microscopic lens. Click on the
button
to add a new calibration. In the image window, a line will
appear. Using the mouse, the length and position of this line can be set
that serves as a reference for the new calibration.
To edit an existing calibration, mark the calibration and click the button
“Edit”. The window “New Calibration” opens and displays a line.
Fig. 7 / 21: Set a new calibration
The line has to be configured adequately for the calibration. The size of
the calibration line can be changed by clicking on the blue dots and by
pulling the mouse. The place of the line in the image can be changed
by a click on the line and by pulling the mouse.
In the lower part of the window, the distance and the unit can be
inserted corresponding to the line, and the name of the calibration can
be inserted.
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If a calibration has been edited, the existing data will be overwritten.
Click “Cancel” to reset the changes made in the window.
The name of the calibration will appear in the area “Calibrations” in the
window. The selected calibration will now be used for referencing the
length of the measurement shapes in the image. The desired calibration can be selected by a click onto the name of the calibration in the
respective area of the measurement window.
7.4.2
Insert a new unit or edit a unit
In the window “Units”, the available units are displayed. When a new
unit is selected, the reference of the distances for the shapes in the
image is updated immediately.
The following units are set by default: µm, mm, cm, m, inch and mil.
If further units are desired, for example country-specific measurement
units, they can be added with a click on
. A window opens where
the name of the unit and the length of the unit can be inserted in mm.
Click “OK” to apply the settings.
Fig. 7 / 22: Insert new unit
With a click on
, a selected unit can be removed. When the unit is
selected and “Edit” is clicked, the unit can be edited.
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Note: Only the units that have been individually defined by
the user can be edited or removed. The units which have
been set by default cannot be changed by the user.
When a scale is inserted into the image, the length of the scale will be
shown in the box in the area “Scale” using the selected unit. If several
scales have been inserted into the image, a particular scale can be
selected.
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7.5
Fluorescence image capturing
With a click on the button “Fluorescence”
functions for fluorescence measurement.
, a window opens offering
With the button “New Session“, a new fluorescence session is started. With the button “Last
Session”, the fluorescence project which was last
created is opened.
In the field “Acquire”, functions for fluorescence
image acquisition can be selected. When the
checkbox “Apply Filter Color” is marked, the
fluorescence image is displayed in the respective
filter color that has been preset in the window
preferences, otherwise it is displayed in black-andwhite-mode.
The field “Gallery” becomes active after the completion of the fluorescence project, and enables
the adjustment of the color display and the intensity as well as the merging of images.
Fig. 7 / 23: Fluorescence mode
In the area “Pixelshift”, the superimposed individual images can be adjusted. Displacement due incorrect alignment of the fluorescence filters
can be compensated. By a click on the button “Save merged image”,
the merged image can be saved and will be displayed in the gallery.
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7.5.1
Carry out a fluorescence project
Set fluorescence filters
Before starting the fluorescence project, insert the names of the filters
in the index card “Fluorescence” under “Preferences” (g chapter 7.5
“Fluorescence image capturing“). In the window “Fluorescence“, mark
the filters you will use in the checkbox “Active”. Adjust the fluorescence
slide preparation under the microscope and set the correct image
focus.
Start session
Click the button “Start session”. A dialogue appears requesting the
activation of the first fluorescence filter on your microscope. Unless the
checkbox “Apply Filter Color” is marked, the fluorescence image will be
displayed in black-and-white-mode. Adjust the focus and carry out a
white shading if necessary.
Apply black shading
The black shading function is available if a monochrome camera is
used or if the black-and-white mode is selected. The black balance
serves for reducing auto-fluorescence in the image. The pipette tool
for the white balance will change to a black pipette and can be used
to perform a black balance, g chapter 6.3.5 “Black balance“. With this
pipette tool, the areas in the image with grey values of the selected
spot are set to black (RGB-values=0).
Adjust image settings
In the operating panel, image resolution, exposure, gain, contrast,
brightness and gamma can be adjusted in the fluorescence mode (g
chapter 8 “Operating Panel“). When you are pleased with the image,
click the button “Capture”.
After capturing the image, a dialogue appears requesting you to activate the next filter. The process will be repeated until the last image is
captured.
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7.5.2
Adjust captured fluorescence images
After the completion of the fluorescence project, the captured images
are displayed in a gallery under the main image display, and the area
“Gallery” becomes active under the fluorescence image display. The
name of the filter used for capturing the image is automatically assigned to the respective image.
Fig. 7 / 24: Fluorescence image with gallery
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Adjust color intensity and merge images
Color intensity adjustment and image
merging can be carried out in the area
“Gallery“.
The captured images can be displayed
monochrome (i.e. in black-and-white
mode), in color (i.e. in the respective filter color) or merged. When “Merged” is
activated, the area “Pixelshift” becomes
active, too.
Fig. 7 / 25 Gallery options
For a multi-channel fluorescence image, the individual images included
in the merged image can be selected by marking the checkbox under
“Merge”. With the slider control bars, the intensity of each image can
be changed. If you are not pleased with the adjustments, click the
button “Reset intensity”.
Pixelshifting
When “Merge“ is activated in the area
“Show captured images“, the area
“Pixelshift“ becomes active.
Here the displacements of the superimposed individual fluorescence images
can be adjusted.
Fig. 7 / 26: Area “Pixelshift” in the
drawer “Fluorescence”
Mark the respective image in the gallery. The name of the image is
displayed in the area “Pixelshift“ (here: TRITC).
Use the arrow buttons to shift the image. By a click on the cross in the
middle, the last performed step of the pixelshifting can be reset. With
a click on “Reset Pixelshift”, the pixel shift applied to the image in this
session can be reset.
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When “Save Merged Image” is clicked, the merged image is saved and
added to the fluorescence project. It is added to the gallery, and will be
available when the fluorescence project is saved and loaded.
7.5.3
Load fluorescence projects
With a click on the button “Last Session” in the window “Fluorescence“, the last fluorescence project can be loaded.
To load another fluorescence project, click the button “Gallery”
the icon bar. A dialogue opens where the folder can be selected.
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Operating Panel
In the operating panel, the image settings
can be selected.
In the “Acquire“- and in the “Gallery“-mode,
the contrast, brightness, gamma and saturation can be set. Also the color balance can
be adjusted.
In the “Acquire“- mode, the resolution for
live and captured images and the exposure
and gain settings can be set.
A histogram visualises the distribution of the
color values in the image. The color values
can also be changed in the histogram by
moving the slider bars.
Fig. 8 / 1: Operating panel in
the “Acquire“-mode
8.1
Adjust brightness, contrast, gamma and saturation
The image parameters contrast, brightness, gamma and saturation can
be adjusted to the specific requirements of the user in the live images
or in captured images loaded from the gallery. The image display and
the histogram are updated immeditately.
The settings can be adjusted using the slider control, and can be reset
with a click on the button “Reset”
.
Changes to the image parameters are saved as user preferences and
will be available at the restart of the software.
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Contrast
Move the slider control to increase or reduce the contrast in the live
image. The changes are immediately applied to the image display. A
contrast value of 1.0 is preset in the image.
Brightness
Brightness in the image can be adjusted by moving the slider control.
Gamma
With the gamma slider control, the conversion of camera pixel values
into the pixel values displayed in the image can be adjusted.
A low gamma value renders a brighter, high-contrast image; a high
gamma value renders a darker image with lower contrast.
The gamma adjustment does not reduce the dynamic range of the
image. The preset value for gamma settings is 0.5, which results in
well-balanced, contrasting color reproduction. For a linear reproduction
of the image data, select a gamma value of 0.33.
Saturation
The saturation of the image can be adjusted by using the saturation
slider control.
8.2
Adjust balance
With the slider controls, the color balance in the entire image can be
adjusted between an RGB- base color and the respective complementary CMYK-color.
The color balance adjustments are retained when a white balance is
applied to the image with the pipette tool.
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8.3
Image resolution
In the Acquire-mode, the image resolutions for the live and the captured images can be selected. The drop-down list opens after clicking
the arrows besides the boxes “Live“ and “Capture“.
Fig. 8 / 2: Image resolution in “Live“- and “Capture“-mode
The image resolutions vary according to the camera type refer to
chapter 12.2 “Image resolution of the ProgRes® cameras“ for detailed
information about the image resolution of your camera.
8.4
Adjustment of exposure and gain
8.4.1
Adjust exposure
Exposure can be adjusted in the Acquire-mode. Use the slider control
“Exposure“ to adjust the exposure in the image. Behind the slider, the
value is automatically displayed in ms.
By clicking the button “Auto Exposure”, the optimum exposure of the
image is adjusted automatically.
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Note: All automatic settings will be reset if you use the exposure is adjusted manually.
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The maximum exposure time values for the different ProgRes® cameras
are listed in the following table:
Camera type
ProgRes® C3
ProgRes® C5
ProgRes® C7
ProgRes® CT3
ProgRes® C14plus
ProgRes® MF
ProgRes® MFcool
ProgRes® MFscan
ProgRes® CF
ProgRes® CFcool
ProgRes® CFscan
ProgRes® CS USB
ProgRes® MS USB
ProgRes® CF USB
ProgRes® MF USB
ProgRes® CT1 C USB
Max. exposure time
180
180
5
3
600
180
300
300
180
300
300
80
80
180
180
0.522
ProgRes® CT1 M USB
ProgRes® CT3 USB
ProgRes® CT5 C USB
ProgRes® CT5 M USB
0.522
3
3
3
8.4.2
Adjust gain
When applications are carried out under very weak light conditions, for
example dark field or fluorescence applications, the image signal can
be amplified by an enhancement of the gain. In this way, the exposure
time is reduced, and a high frame rate for the live image is achieved.
The gain can be corrected manually with the respective slider control.
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Note: The increase of the gain leads to an increase of the
background noise in the image, therefore we recommend
to activate the “Minimize Gain during Capture”-function to
capture optimum images. This recalculates the gain in the
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exposure time during image capture, which reduces background noise in the captured image.
The gain adjustment is carried out after the exposure adjustment.
Analogue Gain
All ProgRes® cameras are equipped with analogue gain. Analogue
gain is carried out directly in the camera, and is applied to regions 1
to 8. The image signal is enhanced through the use of analogue gain
upstream of the ADC in the camera, and the background noise is reduced at the same time. In regions > 8, the signal is additionally digitally
enhanced.
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Note: In order to achieve the best possible quality for image
capturing, activate “Minimize Gain during Capture“. This
­means that a gain value of 1 is applied to the captured
images, and the exposure time is increased correspondingly.
The background noise in the captured image is reduced.
The maximum gain values are different for various ProgRes® cameras
depending on the maximum exposure time available with the camera,
and are listed below:
Camera type
ProgRes® C3
ProgRes® C5
ProgRes® C7
Analog gain (max)
16
ProgRes® CT3
ProgRes® C14plus
ProgRes® MF
ProgRes® MFcool
ProgRes® MFscan
8
8
8
8
Gain (max)
18
18
16 (achieved via analog gain)
3
60
18
30
30
ProgRes® CF
ProgRes® CFcool
ProgRes® CFscan
ProgRes® CS USB
ProgRes® MS USB
8
8
8
-
18
30
30
8
8
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ProgRes® CF USB
ProgRes® MF USB
ProgRes® CT1 C USB
-
8
8
8
ProgRes® CT1 M USB
ProgRes® CT3 USB
ProgRes® CT5 C USB
ProgRes® CT5 M USB
-
8
8
8
8
8.5
Histogram
The histogram shows an overview over the distribution of tonal values
in the image (key-type). In an image with low color values (low-key),
the details are mainly in the depths. In an image with high color values
(high-key), the details are in the lights. Middle color values (average
key) indicate the middle tones.
An image with a complete tonal value range has a certain number of
pixels in any region.
Using the sliders under the histogram, the
tonal values can be corrected. By moving
the sliders, the area can be defined in
which the tone values can be adjusted.
Fig. 8 / 3: Histogram
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Image description area
Fig. 9 / 1: Image description area
In the area “Description”, an image description can be entered. In the
input box “Prefix”, an image prefix can be inserted. When images are
captured, a current number is added to the prefix for every image.
Under the “Prefix“-field, the name of the subsequently captured image
and the directory where the captured images are stored are listed.
When the “Acquire”-button is pressed, the image is captured according
to the settings specified under “Preferences” (g chapter 7.1 “ Setting
Preferences”). The “Acquire”-button changes its shape and color during
image capturing.
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Image information bar
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Image information bar
Fig. 10 / 1: Information bar
In the image information bar, the following information are displayed
(from left to right):
Abbreviation Information displayed
Live video
Frame rate (fps = frames per second)
Zoom
Zoom factor applied to the image
x/y
Coordinates of the cursor position in the image
R/G/B
RGB-values of the current cursor position
Camera name and serial number of the currently active camera
With a click on the blue arrow button, the cameras connected are
displayed in a pop up window. The currently active camera is marked.
Up to five cameras can be connected simultaneously.
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Service and support
Your first contact partner for questions about ProgRes® microscope cameras is your local expert dealer from whom you have purchased your
ProgRes® camera. He is trained in using the camera, and can answer
your questions. He can also advise you in using accessories for microscope image capturing, and in applications of the microscope camera.
11.1
Manufacturer service & support
Furthermore, our local technical expert support in Jena is at your service. Please contact:
@
11.2
Return address for goods in case of service incidents
Stefan.Seidlein@jenoptik.com
JENOPTIK I Optical Systems
Business Unit Digital Imaging
Wareneingang
Pruessingstraße 41
D-07745 Jena
Germany
11.3
Camera registration and software updates
You are free to register at our web site www.progres-camera.com as
user of a ProgRes® microscope camera. As a registered user, you are
entitled to access the download area of our ProgRes® web site, where
software updates are provided regularly free of charge. You will be
notified automatically if new software updates are available.
11.4
Further Information
More information about digital imaging products from JENOPTIK are
available at:
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12.1
Technical specifications of ProgRes® cameras
Please note: In the following chapter, the specifications of all
ProgRes® microscope cameras are shown. Please note that presently, only ProgRes® microscope cameras with a Firewire interface can be operated using MAC OS and the software ProgRes®
MAC CapturePro. If you would like to work with a USB-camera,
please contact your expert dealer or the technical support of the
manufacturer.
Generals
12.1.1 Type plate and order numbers
Serial number and additional information can be found on the label on
the rear side of the camera.
Fig. 12 / 1: Type plate and order numbers
Order number of ProgRes® cameras:
Camera type
ProgRes® C3
ProgRes® C3cool
ProgRes® C5
ProgRes® C5cool
ProgRes® C7
ProgRes® CT3
ProgRes® CF
ProgRes® CFcool
Order number
014102-004-26
014102-005-26
014102-008-26
014102-009-26
014102-015-26
014102-001-26
014102-656-26
014102-654-26
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ProgRes® CFscan
ProgRes® MF
ProgRes® MFcool
ProgRes® MFscan
014102-653-26
014102-657-26
014102-651-26
014102-655-26
ProgRes® C14plus
014102-650-26
Order numbers of ProgRes® CMOS-cameras
Camera type
ProgRes® CT1 USB M
ProgRes® CT1 USB C
ProgRes® CT3 USB
ProgRes® CT5 USB M
ProgRes® CT5 USB C
Order number
014102-030-26
014102-031-26
014102-032-26
014102-033-26
014102-034-26
Order numbers of ProgRes® CCD-cameras
Camera type
ProgRes® MS USB
ProgRes® CS USB
ProgRes® MF USB
ProgRes® CF USB
12.1.2
Order number
014102-035-26
014102-036-26
014102-037-26
014102-038-26
Scope of delivery
• Camera
• ProgRes® FireWire (or USB) cable
• Stand alone software & TWAIN driver for WINDOWS PC
• Stand alone software for MAC
• Operation manual on CD and printed
• Thread sleeve 3/8” to ¼” photo thread
• Protective cap for C-Mount
• Delivery in durable hard case
• Additional to ProgRes® CFscan, ProgRes® MFscan and ProgRes® C14plus:
- Calibration slide
- Cleaning brush
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12.1.3 Certificates and approvements
• CE according to EMC - guideline 2004/108/EG .
• Limit values for FCC are met
12.1.4
System requirements
CPU:
Macintosh G4 or G5 Intel or PPC Processors,
1 GHz or higher recommended
Memory:
512 MB
Graphics:
64 MB
Operating System: MAC OS X 10.4 or higher
Interface:
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IEEE1394a FireWire onboard
Note: It is recommended to deactivate the “Power Save”
settings of your computer while working with the ProgRes®
camera.
It is our policy to constantly improve the design and specifications.
Accordingly, the details represented herein cannot be regarded as final
and binding.
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Image resolution of the ProgRes®-cameras
ProgRes® C7
Resolution
Live
Capture
3072 x 2300
-
x
3072 x 2300 Shut
1228 x 920 HFRM
x
x
x
614 x 460 HFRM
1228 x 932 4x Bin
614 x 466 4x Bin
306 x 232 4x Bin
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Resolution
Live
Capture
2048 x 1536
x
x
1024 x 768 2x Bin
682 x 512 3x Bin
x
x
x
x
Resolution
Live
Capture
2080 x 1542 HQ
-
x
2080 x 1542
692 x 514 VGA
x
x
x
1040 x 770 2x Bin
692 x 514 3x Bin
520 x 384 4x Bin
416 x 208 5x Bin
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
ProgRes® CT3
ProgRes® C3
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ProgRes® C5
Resolution
Live
Capture
2580 x 1944 HQ
2580 x 1944
1290 x 972 VGA
x
x
x
x
644 x 490 VGA
1290 x 972 2x Bin
860 x 648 3x Bin
645 x 486 4x Bin
516 x 389 5x Bin
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Resolution
Live
Capture
1360 x 1024 HQ
1360 x 1024
680 x 512
x
-
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
ProgRes® CF / CFcool
680 x 512 HFRM
340 x 256 HFRM
452 x 340 3x Bin
272 x 204 5x Bin
ProgRes® CFscan
Resolution
Live
Capture
1360 x 1024 HQ
1360 x 1024
680 x 512
x
-
x
x
x
680 x 512 HFRM
340 x 256 HFRM
4080 x 3072 9x Scan
2040 x 1536
452 x 340 3x Bin
272 x 204 5x Bin
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
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ProgRes® MF / MFcool
Resolution
Live
Capture
1360 x 1024
680 x 512 HFRM
340 x 256 HFRM
x
x
x
x
x
x
680 x 512 2x Bin
452 x 340 3x Bin
340 x 256 4x Bin
272 x 204 5x Bin
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Resolution
Live
Capture
1360 x 1024
680 x 512 HFRM
340 x 256 HFRM
x
x
x
x
x
x
4080 x 3072 9x
Scan
2720 x 2048 4x
Scan
680 x 512 2x Bin
452 x 340 3x Bin
340 x 256 4x Bin
272 x 204 5x Bin
-
x
-
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Resolution
Live
Capture
1360 x 1024 HQ
1360 x 1024
680 x 512
x
-
x
x
x
680 x 512 HFRM
340 x 256 HFRM
4080 x 3072 36x
Scan
x
x
-
x
x
ProgRes® MFscan
ProgRes® C14 plus
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4080 x 3072 9x
Scan
2720 x 2048 16x
Scan
1360 x 1024 4x
Scan
452 x 340 3x Bin
272 x 204 5x Bin
-
x
-
x
-
x
x
x
x
x
Resolution
Live
Capture
782 x 582
640 x 480 VGA
x
x
x
x
Resolution
Live
Capture
782 x 582
640 x 480 VGA
x
x
x
x
Resolution
Live
Capture
1360 x 1024
1280 x 1024 SXGA
1024 x 768 XGA
x
x
x
x
x
x
800 x 600 SVGA
640 x 480 VGA
680 x 512 2x Bin
349 x 256 4x Bin
170 x 128 8x Bin
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
ProgRes® CS USB
ProgRes® MS USB
ProgRes® CF USB
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ProgRes® MF USB
Resolution
Live
Capture
1360 x 1024
1280 x 1024 SXGA
1024 x 768 XGA
x
x
x
x
x
x
800 x 600 SVGA
640 x 480 VGA
680 x 512 2x Bin
349 x 256 4x Bin
170 x 128 8x Bin
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Resolution
Live
Capture
1280 x 1024
1024 x 768 XGA
800 x 600 SVGA
x
x
x
x
x
x
640 x 480 VGA
x
x
Resolution
Live
Capture
1280 x 1024
1024 x 768 XGA
800 x 600 SVGA
x
x
x
x
x
x
640 x 480 VGA
x
x
Live
Capture
ProgRes® CT1 C USB
ProgRes® CT1 M USB
ProgRes® CT3 USB
Resolution
2048 x 1536
x
1600 x 1200 UXGA x
1280 x 1024 SXGA x
x
x
x
1024 x 768 XGA
x
x
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800 x 600 SVGA
640 x 480 VGA
1024 x 768 2x Bin
682 x 512 3x Bin
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Live
Capture
ProgRes® CT5 C USB
Resolution
2592 x 1944
x
2048 x 1536 QXGA x
1600 x 1200 UXGA x
x
x
x
1280 x 1024 SXGA
1024 x 768 XGA
800 x 600 SVGA
640 x 480 VGA
1296 x 972 2x Bin
648 x 486 4x Bin
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Live
Capture
ProgRes® CT5 M USB
Resolution
2592 x 1944
x
2048 x 1536 QXGA x
1600 x 1200 UXGA x
x
x
x
1280 x 1024 SXGA
1024 x 768 XGA
800 x 600 SVGA
640 x 480 VGA
1296 x 972 2x Bin
648 x 486 4x Bin
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
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12.3
Technical data sheets
12.3.1
ProgRes® CCD research cameras
ProgRes® CS / MS, ProgRes® CF / MF
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Please note: ProgRes® USB cameras are presently not supported
by ProgRes® MAC CapturePro.
ProgRes® camera type
CS / MS
CF/ MF
Image sensor
1/2´´ CCD progress.
scan
2/3´´ CCD progress.
scan
Color/ Monochrome
Color / Monochrome
Color / Monochrome
Sensor resolution
[max]
782 x 582 pixel
[0.45 Mpix]
1360 x 1024 pixel
[1.4 Mpix]
Pixel size
8.3 µm²
6.45 µm²
A/D conversion
12 Bit
12 Bit
Pixel clock
29.5 MHz
12 MHz | 24.5 MHz
Dynamic range
68 dB
65 ... 67 dB
Exposure times
50 µs ... 270 s
200 µs ... 180 s
Analog gain
1x ... 8x
1x ... 8x
Max. frame rate
[image size]
50 fps [782 x 582
pixel]
13 fps [1360 x 1024
pixel]
Image resolution
Binning:
Microscan.:
True color:
no
no
no
2x ... 5x
no
no
Cooling
no
no
Digital interface
USB 2.0
USB 2.0/ FireWire a
Optical connection
C-Mount (0.5× TV pref.)
Trigger In/ Out
Synchronization with external devices; configurable via control software
Voltage supply
USB powered
USB/ FireWire powered
Power consumption
approx. 2.4 W
2.5 W | 5 W [FireWire]
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ProgRes® camera type
CS / MS
CF/ MF
Ambient conditions
Temperature: 0 ... +35 °C
Humidity: 5 % ... 80 %, not condensing
Stock conditions
Temperature: -20 ... +70 °C
Dimensions [L x W
x H]
89 mm x 84 mm x 93 mm [USB]
145 mm x 93 mm x 123 mm [FireWire]
Weight
approx. 700 g
approx. 700 g/ 800 g
Capture software
ProgRes CapturePro PC/ MAC
(TWAIN for PC only); ProgRes® SDK
®
External camera driver available at: www.progres-camera.com
Hardware
requirements
PC: MS WIN 2000/ XP/ Vista
Mac: OS X 10.4 or higher
3 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM, 64 MB graphics,
Firewire a or USB 2.0
ProgRes® CFcool, MFcool; ProgRes® CFscan / MFscan and ProgRes® C14plus
ProgRes® camera
type
CFcool/ MFcool
CFscan/ MFscan/C14plus
Image sensor
2/3´´ CCD progress.
scan
2/3´´ CCD progress.
scan
Color/ Monochrome Color/ Monochrome
Color/ Monochrome
Sensor resolution
[max]
1360 x 1024 pixel
[1.4 Mpix]
1360 x 1024 pixel
[1.4 ... 12.5 Mpix]
Pixel size
6.45 µm²
6.45 µm²
A/D conversion
14 Bit
14 Bit
Pixel clock
12 MHz | 24.5 MHz
12 MHz | 24.5 MHz
Dynamic range
67 ... 69 dB
67 ... 69 dB
Exposure times
200 µs ... 300 s
200 µs ... 600 s
[C14plus]
Analog gain
1x ... 8x
1x ... 8x
Max. frame rate
[image size]
13 fps [1360 x 1024
pixel]
13 fps [1360 x 1024
pixel]
Image resolution
Binning:
2x ... 5x
2x ... 5x
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ProgRes® camera
type
Microscan:
CFcool/ MFcool
CFscan/ MFscan/C14plus
no
True color:
Cooling:
Digital interface
no
yes
FireWire a
4080 x 3072,
2740 x 2048
yes [C14plus]
yes
FireWire a
Optical connection
C-Mount (0.63× TV pref.)
Trigger In/ Out
Synchronization with external devices;
configurable via control software
Voltage supply
FireWire powered
FireWire powered
Power consumption
8W
8W
Ambient conditions
Temperature: 0 ... +35 °C
Humidity: 5 % ... 80 %, not condensing
Stock conditions
Dimensions [L x W
x H]
Temperature: -20 ... +70 °C
89 mm x 84 mm x 93 mm [USB]
145 mm x 93 mm x 123 mm [FireWire]
Weight
approx. 700 g
Capture software
ProgRes CapturePro PC/ MAC
(TWAIN for PC only); ProgRes® SDK
External camera
driver
Hardware
requirements
approx. 700 g/ 800 g
®
available at: www.progres-camera.com
PC: MS WIN 2000/ XP/ Vista
Mac: OS X 10.4 or higher
3 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM, 64 MB graphics,
Firewire a or USB 2.0
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12.3.2
ProgRes® CMOS cameras
ProgRes® CT1 and CT3
C
Please note: ProgRes® USB cameras are presently not supported
by ProgRes® MAC CapturePro.
ProgRes® camera
type
CT1
CT3
Image sensor
1/2“ CMOS
1/2“ CMOS
Color/ Monochrome
Color / Monochrome
Color
Sensor resolution
[max]
1280 x 1024 pixel
[1.3 Mpix]
2048 × 1536 pixel
[3.15 Mpix]
Pixel size
5.2 µm²
3.2 µm²
A/D conversion
10 Bit
10 Bit
Pixel clock
48 MHz
48 MHz | 36 MHz
Dynamic range
68 dB
58 dB
Exposure times
60 µs ... 0.5 s
50 µs ... 5 s
Analog gain
1x ... 8x
1x ... 8x
Max. frame rate
[image size]
30 fps [1280 x 1024
pixel]
12 fps [2048 x 1536
pixel]
Image resolution
Binning:
no
2x, 3x
Cooling
no
no
Digital interface
USB 2.0
USB 2.0/ FireWire a
Optical connection C-Mount (0.5× TV pref.)
Trigger In/ Out
Synchronization with external devices; configurable via control software
Voltage supply
USB powered
USB/ FireWire powered
Power
consumption
approx. 2 W
approx. 1.9 W | 2.5 W
Ambient
conditions
Temperature: +5 °C ... +55 °C
Humidity: 5 % ... 80 %, not condensing
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ProgRes® camera
type
CT1
CT3
Stock conditions
Temperature: -20 ... +70 °C
Dimensions
(L × W × H)
89 mm × 84 mm × 93 mm
Weight
approx. 700 g
Software
ProgRes® CapturePro PC/ MAC
(TWAIN for PC only); ProgRes® SDK
External camera
driver
available at: www.progres-camera.com
Hardware requirements
PC: MS WIN 2000/ XP/ Vista
Mac: OS X 10.4 or higher
3 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM, 64 MB graphics,
Firewire a or USB 2.0
ProgRes® CT5
C
Please note: ProgRes® USB cameras are presently not supported
by ProgRes® MAC CapturePro.
ProgRes® camera type
CT5
Image sensor
1/2.5“ CMOS
Color/ Monochrome
Color/ Monochrome
Sensor resolution [max]
2592 x 1944 pixel [5 Mpix]
Pixel size
2.2 µm²
A/D conversion
12 Bit
Pixel clock
48 MHz
Dynamic range
68 dB
Exposure times
75 µs ... 5 s
Analog gain
1x ... 8x
Max. frame rate [image size]
Image resolution
6 fps [2592 x 1944 pixel]
Binning: 2x, 3x
Cooling
no
Digital interface
USB 2.0
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ProgRes® camera type
CT5
Optical connection
C-Mount (0.5× TV pref.)
Trigger In/ Out
Synchronization with external
devices; configurable via control
software
Voltage supply
USB powered
Power consumption
approx. 1.8 W
Ambient conditions
Temperature: +5 °C ... +55 °C /
Humidity: 5 % ... 80 %, not condensing
Stock conditions
Temperature: -20 ... +70 °C
Dimensions (L × W × H)
89 mm × 84 mm × 93 mm
Weight
approx. 700 g
Software
ProgRes® CapturePro PC/ MAC
(TWAIN for PC only); ProgRes® SDK
External camera driver
available at: www.progres-camera.
com
Hardware requirements
PC: MS WIN 2000/ XP/ Vista
Mac: OS X 10.4 or higher
3 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM, 64 MB
graphics, Firewire a or USB 2.0
12.3.3 ProgRes® CCD routine cameras
ProgRes® C3 and C5
ProgRes® camera type C3
C5
Image sensor
1/2´´ CCD
2/3´´ CCD
Color/ Monochrome
Color
Color
Sensor resolution
[max]
2080 x 1542 pixel
[3.3 Mpix]
2580 x 1944 pixel
[5.0 Mpix]
Pixel size
3.45 µm²
3.4 µm²
A/D conversion
12 Bit
12 Bit
Pixel clock
12 MHz
12 MHz | 18 MHz
Dynamic range
61 dB
61 dB | 60 dB
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ProgRes® camera type C3
C5
Exposure times
500 µs ... 180 s
400 µs ... 180 s
Analog gain
1x ... 8x
1x ... 8x
Max. frame rate [image size]
18 fps [1040 x 770
pixel]
9 fps [1290 x 972
pixel]
Image resolution
Binning:
Progr. scan:
2× ... 5×
346 × 256 | 692 ×
512
2× ... 5×
644 × 490 | 1290
× 972
Cooling
optional
optional
Digital interface
FireWire a
FireWire a
Optical connection
C-Mount
(0.5× TV pref.)
C-Mount
(0.63× TV pref.)
Trigger In/ Out
Synchronization with external devices;
configurable via control software
Voltage supply
FireWire powered
FireWire powered
Power consumption
approx. 4 W
approx. 6 W
Ambient conditions
Temperature: 0 ... +35 °C / Humidity: 5 % ...
80 %, not condensing
Stock conditions
Temperature: -20 ... +70 °C
Dimensions (L × W
× H)
89 mm × 84 mm × 93 mm
Weight
Software
External camera
driver
Hardware requirements
approx. 700 g
ProgRes CapturePro PC/ MAC
(TWAIN for PC only); ProgRes® SDK
®
available at: www.progres-camera.com
PC: MS WIN 2000/ XP/ Vista
Mac: OS X 10.4 or higher
3 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM, 64 MB graphics,
Firewire a or USB 2.0
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ProgRes® C7
C
Please note: ProgRes® USB cameras are presently not supported
by ProgRes® MAC CapturePro.
ProgRes® camera type
C7
Image sensor
1/2.5´´ CCD
Color/ Monochrome
Color
Sensor resolution [max]
3072 x 2304 pixel [7.1 Mpix]
Pixel size
1.86 µm²
A/D conversion
12 Bit
Pixel clock
32 MHz
Dynamic range
60 dB
Exposure times
200 µs ... 5 s
Analog gain
1x ... 16x
Max. frame rate [image size]
11 fps [1228 x 920 pixel]
Image resolution
Binning:
2x, 4x
Progr. scan:
614 x 466 | 1228 x 932
Cooling
no
Digital interface
FireWire a
Optical connection
C-Mount (0.5× TV pref.)
Trigger In/ Out
Synchronization with external
devices; configurable via control
software
Voltage supply
FireWire powered
Power consumption
approx. 6 W
Ambient conditions
Temperature: 0 ... +35 °C
Humidity: 5 % ... 80 %, not condensing
Stock conditions
Temperature: -20 ... +70 °C
Dimensions (L × W × H)
89 mm × 84 mm × 93 mm
Weight
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Technical specifications
ProgRes® camera type
C7
Software
ProgRes® CapturePro PC/ MAC
(TWAIN for PC only); ProgRes® SDK
External camera driver
available at: www.progres-camera.
com
Hardware requirements
PC: MS WIN 2000/ XP/ Vista |
Mac: OS X 10.4 or higher
3 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM, 64 MB
graphics, Firewire a or USB 2.0
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Calibration pattern
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JENOPTIK I Optical Systems
Business Unit Digital Imaging
Goeschwitzer Str. 25
07745 Jena
Germany
Tel.: +49 3641 65-2143
Fax: +49 3641 65-2144
E-Mail: progres@jenoptik.com
www.progres-camera.com
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