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FocusScope FV-100C
Jun 2004
Photron USA Inc.Request Info
All-in-Focus Digital Microscopy Camera
SAN DIEGO, June 24 -- Photron USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-resolution, high-speed motion analysis cameras, has introduced its FocusScope FV-100C microscopy camera. This real-time, full-color, all-in-focus digital microscopy camera system combines high-speed image processing with piezoelectric technology. The light-sensitive CMOS imager operates at 1000 frames per second (f/s) to provide a focal range of over 100 microns that is output at normal 30 f/s NTSC video. This combination of high-speed imaging and piezoelectric technologies results in a remarkable increase of achievable depth of focus of over one hundred times that attainable with conventional microscope video cameras.
   The objective lens on the microscope moves up and down at 15 Hz while the imager captures 1000 frames. ach picture is then "scanned" in real time by the dedicated image analysis hardware to identify the sharply focused pixels contained in each frame. The selected in-focus pixels are overlaid and reconstructed to form 30 all-in-focus images a second. This results in NTSC video output of 30 sharply focused, full-color frames of the specimen or object, every second.

Topographical data for each image can also be displayed and recorded in the form of a grayscale "depth map." The data and the all-in-focus video at 512-X-512-pixel resolution is output via BNC connectors in NTSC, AVI or bitmap formats. FocusScope is also configured with CameraLink. Compatible with Windows 2000 or XP operating systems, Photron's FocusScope has a standard C-mount for adaptation to any upright microscope.

Applications include micro assembly operations, biomedical, industrial inspection or other processes that may require microscopic visual detection for a manipulative operation.

Photron USA will exhibit at the Microscopy & Microanalysis 2004 Annual Meeting, to be held August 1-5 in Savannah, Ga.

For more information, visit:; e-mail: Andrew Bridges, manager, sales and marketing,

Photron USA Inc.
9520 Padgett St., Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92136-4446
Phone: (800) 585-2129, (858) 395-8618
Fax: (858) 684-3558


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