HD camera helps tackle inner space
- By John Breeden II
- Nov 05, 2012
Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect a price change for the camera system.
Much of the camera equipment aimed at the federal government is designed for security or exploration. But the new True HD Camera from Dage-MTI has a different goal. It can help doctors and scientists conquer inner space.
The new HD-210U is an advanced, high-definition video camera for microscopy, scientific and industrial applications. The single-chip CMOS camera delivers true HD resolution at 1920 x 1080 pixels and full screen 16:9 orientated video. It can capture motion at a smooth 60 frames per second. That means that the images captured by the camera are as true to life as technically possible, making the camera especially useful for demanding applications like remote surgery and tumor diagnosis.
The camera is connected to computers using either a DVI output or an HDMI cable for even better clarity. USB 2.0 ports are used to control and refine details in real-time video, and simultaneously capture selected HD images to a PC for review, documentation or analysis.
Dage-MTI’s proprietary MagicApp software is included with the camera, allowing intuitive one-left-click mouse operation for image capture, display and instant review. The C-mount provides easy connectivity to industry-standard microscopes, adapters and lenses.
The HD image adjusts quickly to magnification or rapid scene changes with no image smear, lag or jitter. The HD-210U camera system is useful for full screen viewing of live microscopy samples using DLP projectors and/or HDTV displays, matching pixel-to-pixel resolution. For added convenience, the one-button-push auto white balance function aids in high definition image analysis.
The Dage-MTI HD-210U camera system is selling for $5,295. That includes the camera, power supply, USB cable and MagicApp software.
John Breeden II directs the GCN Lab.