2D Image Capture
Capture with Ease
Image-Pro Insight’s principal image capture and video recording capability is a integrated as default functionality, designed for viewing live previews, acquiring movies, and capturing still images from digital cameras and frame grabbers. Capturing images the with the right depth of field, magnification, exposure, and contrast can be difficult, but Image-Pro Insight delivers all of the tools to accomplish this and much more.
This robust software contains a variety of specialty capture options such as High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture, Live Tiling, Live Extended Depth of Field (EDF), Live Measurements, Live Image Comparison, and Live Calibrated overlays, so capturing the best image is possible and easier than ever.
Live Preview without limits
Do more than just previewing, with this flexible image workspace capable of delivering high speed video, in addition to layered measurements and overlays. Build up a focus map in real time and deliver stunning EDF images or stitch and tile on the fly with Live Tiling. All this is made possible by Image-Pro’s Live Preview engine.
LIVE Extended Depth of Field
Capture beautifully focused images, regardless of depth, with Live EDF. No automated z motor required. The left side of the image above is the live image that can only focus on a narrow depth of field, whereas the right side is a composite image assembled from all the sharpest, in-focus pixels at all focus depths.
Stitch together multiple fields of view as you manually move around your specimen with Live Tiling. The algorithm is flexible enough to allow movements in 360 degrees from the first frame and gives you visual queues when the next frame is about to be captured. Combine the tiling function with Live EDF to create a focused, tiled image at each position. No automated stage required.
Measure areas of objects or distances between objects on your live preview images. No need to capture your image.
LIVE image comparison
The Image Comparison workspace allows you to compare live images with previously captured images and analyze their differences or changes that have occurred over time. Tint images and use color to compare differences. Create new images based on the differences between these objects to further measure and analyze.
LIVE calibrated crosshair grid
Use the crosshair overlay to ensure that Images are correctly aligned while capturing or to quickly measure sizes and gauge distances. Select from a range of patterns, colors, and fit your need.
Instant Acquisition capture
Instantly capture images and much more while live preview is running. Other capture programs pause the live preview, potentially leading to data loss, but Image-Pro using Instant Acquisition technology to ensure you reliably capture important events.
Capture a sequence of images at different exposures, with variable options, and combine them into a single High Dynamic Range image. The resulting image is a compilation of image data using the widest possible range of dark to light pixels. No more black or saturated pixels.
All the basics
Auto Exposure, White Balance and Saturation Warning (both High and Low) are standard features for all devices in Image-Pro. Where possible, Binning and Bit Depth options are also enabled and exposure can even be automatically adjusted based on the binning selection.
Save all the capture settings associated with an individual experiment or protocol and recall it later. Share the settings file among users and computers. Quickly access your preset from a convenient menu in the capture ribbon.
Lock/Unlock Preview & Acquire
For experiments requiring lower exposure times and higher gain during preview and longer exposure times and lower gain during acquisition, Image-Pro is prepared. Simply click the lock/unlock icon next to a control to enable this function.
White balance, Gain, Offset, and Gamma settings all control the camera directly from inside Image-Pro. By developing native support for a device, all commands and controls can also be controlled by macros or Apps.
Apply custom date and time stamps on LIVE and captured images for quality documentation. Set up a unique naming scheme for your images before capturing them to save time on the back-end of acquisition.
Record time-lapse events
Record quick events or experiments that last for longer periods of time. Replay your recordings in the Gallery View and choose to display the acquisition time stamp as an active overlay. Easily save movies as .AVI, .TIF or .WMV formats.
Fixed interval vs Fast as possible
Define your time-lapse recording as a fixed interval and set the duration for Msecs up to Days, based on your needs and storage capacity. For quick bursts, run “As fast as possible” and push your acquisition device to its limits.
View and Edit in gallery view
The gallery view gives a frame by frame presentation of the time-lapse and allows fine control over editing individual frames or large sections of the sequence.
Lock playback multiple sequences
Select two or more sequences and lock their playback to view differences and unique events in synchronized playback. Clone an image to view in image and gallery views side-by-side.
Perform intensity normalization, image averaging, extraction of best focus frames, math between to two frames to deliver a result with only the difference pixels.