HD-336U – 3CMOS HD MICROSCOPY CAMERA - Dage-MTI
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HD-336U – 3CMOS HD MICROSCOPY CAMERA

Superior resolution and image quality only a 3CMOS HD camera can provide!

HD-336U – 3CMOS HD MICROSCOPY CAMERA

The HD-336U (Medically Certified option available) is the ultimate 3CMOS HD microscopy camera for brightfield and fluorescence imaging. The HD-336U offers full, high definition, 1080p streaming via USB 3.0 or DVI/HDMI outputs – or both simultaneously. Dual outputs allow interface directly to a computer or streaming to an HD display monitor with over 1000 TV lines of resolution at 60 fps!

Like the family of HD cameras offered by Dage-MTI, the HD-336U is preprogrammed for perfect color by critical adjustments of 6 hues – not just red, green and blue, but yellow, cyan and magenta as well. Utilizing the latest 3 CMOS chip technology, the HD-336U increases spatial resolution without sacrificing real time, 60fps for live streaming. This fast frame rate enables the operator to move samples or change magnifications without smear lag or jitter. Real-time, 60fps video streaming also allows effortless focus and specimen placement for more efficient slide reviews.

The HD-336U automatically adjusts to changes in light intensity. No more fumbling with the intensity controls of your microscope or camera. One button white balance and preprogrammed scene files makes using the HD-336U simple to use. Operate the camera by directly connecting to an HDMI monitor without the need for a PC. Or connect the USB 3.0 output directly to a computer for 60fps imaging.

Dage’s proprietary “MagicApp” acquisition software is included with the HD-336U. Easily select a destination folder for instantaneous image capture and review. Up to 116 characters are available to name/label stored images. Automatic sequential labeling allows quick capture of multiple images.

When the application demands the superior resolution and image quality only a 3CMOS HD camera can provide, the full-featured HD-336U is the solution.

  • Superb HD images.
  • Offers true 16:9 ratio image for full screen display
  • No compression, stretching, black bars or cropping of image.
  • Exceptional color reproduction. Color calibration utilizing Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Red, Green, Blue (CMYRGB) for 6 color accuracy vs RGB.
  • Easy to use – 1 button white balance. Factory preprogrammed menu settings for optimal results.
  • 60 frames/sec live streaming video direct to monitor or projector
  • High resolution color camera with 1/3 format CMOS sensor (full 1920 x 1080 on each sensor).

  • Digital Noise Reduction, Shading Correction, Edge Enhancement, and Automatic Black Balance offer unique controls for superior image quality.
  • Fluorescence capable
  • Removable IR filter
  • Color bar test signal – allows the user to quickly and correctly set the contrast and brightness on a monitor.
  • FAST USB 3.0 data transfer at 60fps.
  • Simultaneous DVI/HDMI output at 60fps
  • Small footprint remote camera head connects to control box – Excellent when space is limited.
  • One (1) year parts and labor warranty.

  • Pathology
  • Education
  • Tumor Boards
  • Clinical and Industrial Microscopy
  • Ophthalmology – Slit Lamps, Ophthalmic microscopes
  • Neurosurgery – Surgical Microscopes

  • Brightfield
  • Live fluorescence imaging
  • Live Cell Imaging/Classroom demonstrations
  • Histology
  • CytoPathology
  • DermatoPathology

  • Cytology
  • Hematology
  • Dental – Surgical Microscopes
  • Defect Analysis
  • Semiconductor Inspection
  • Metrology

HD-336U Specifications
Sensor Type 3-CMOS HD Sensors, progressive
Imaging Sensor Size 1/3 inch CMOS
Pixel Size 2.8 x 2.8 microns
Effective Pixels 1944 x 1104
Image Resolutions 1920 x 1080 on each sensor
Bit Depth 8-bit per R,G,B
Sensitivity F10 standard (2000 lx, 3000K@ 59.94Hz); F11 standard (2000 lx, 3000K @ 50Hz); 4.8 lx, binning ON
Color Matrix (hue, gain, chroma) R, R-Ye, Ye, Ye-G, G, G-Cy, Cy, Cy-B, B, B-Mg, Mg, Mg-R (12 hue adjustment)
Digital Noise Reduction ON; OFF
Vertical Image Inversion:Horizontal Image Inversion: ON; OFFON; OFF
Shading Correction SET; MANUAL; OFF
Automatic Black Balance Includes hot pixel mask
Edge Enhancement Individual adjustment of horizontal and vertical balance
Gamma ON; OFF
Scene Files A,B,C,D,E
Exposure Controls Exposure Modes Fully automatic control; Manual; SS
Manual Range OFF, ,1/100s, 1/125s, 1/250s, 1/500s, 1/1000s, 1/2000s, 1/3000s, 1/4000s, 1/5000s, 1/10000s
Gain Control Mode Fully automatic control; Manual; Off
Gain Range -15dB to 20dB
White Balance Mode One-Push AWB (Automatic White Balance); MANUAL
Binning Options ON; OFF
Signal System (switchable) 1080p/59.94Hz; 1080p/50Hz; 1080i/59.94Hz; 1080i/50Hz
Preview Frame Rate Selectable; 1080p at full resolution
Exposure Controls Output Signal USB 3, DVI/HDMI
Interface Serial data interface (compliant with RS-232C)
Lens Mount C-mount standard – 0.25x – 0.4x
Dimensions H: 32.6 (W) x 38.6 (H) x 41 (D) mmCCU: 110 (W) x 40 (H) x 186 (D) mm
Mass H: 70gCCU: 600G (1.32 lbs)
Ambient Temp. 0 deg C to 40 deg C (32 deg F to 104 deg F)
Ambient Humidity Less than 90% non-condensing
Control Software OS Windows XP, Vista, 7, 32 and 64-bit
Recommended PC Requirements Pentium 4, 1.3 GHz or higher
512 MB RAM
500 MB hard drive free space or more
USB 3.0 Port
Windows 7
Minimum PC Requirements 256 MB of SDRAM
200 MB hard drive free space
USB 2.0 Port
Windows 7
Camera Kit Contents HD-336U Digital Camera
3m interface Camera Cable, USB 3 Cable – 6 ft, DVI-HDMI – 6 ft. (for live viewing).
Power Supply 12VDC, 2.5A, ~10.3 W
DVD with MagicApp user application software and documentation

*Design and specifications are subject to change without notice

HD-336U

Can I capture an HD image to my computer?

The HD-210U and HD-336U cameras offer outputs for direct connectivity to a computer. Proprietary MagicApp software included with the camera allows image capture.

Can I increase the detail of my HD image?

Detail refers to the sharpness of the image, which may also be called edge enhancement. The HD cameras are factory programmed to provide best edge sharpness without introducing noise. If your image does require further adjustment, an on-screen menu provides access to edge sharpness and definition adjustments to fine-tune your image.

Can I record from my HD-336U camera?

Yes, you can record 1080p or 1080i HD images. Connect the HD-336U camera to a computer with USB-3 inputs, open our proprietary MagicApp software, and direct the stored images to a file on your computer. Because these recordings are uncompressed HD images and require large storage space, we recommend connecting an external 1 to 2 terabyte USB-3 storage device.

How do I get the best image from my microscope to my camera?
How quickly does the HD camera react to scene or magnification changes?

All of our HD cameras provide live imaging at 60fps. There is no lag, smear or jitter when changing scenes or magnifications.

 

I want to see a live HD image without using a computer. How can I do this?

All of our HD cameras provide an output for connecting directly to an HD display for live viewing. A computer is not required.

Is it difficult to use the HD cameras from Dage-MTI?

It is easy to use our HD cameras. All of our HD cameras are factory programmed for ease of operation so that the user need only perform a one-push white balance to begin high definition viewing and analysis.

Is there a TWAIN interface for your HD cameras?

A TWAIN interface is provided with the MagicApp software. This proprietary software is included free with each HD-210-U and HD-336-U camera.

What C-mount is recommended to attach a Dage-MTI HD camera to my microscope?

We recommend a 0.35x (no more than a 0.4x) to use with your microscope. In those situations where a higher magnification c-mount is required by the microscope configuration, we recommend an optical coupler between the camera and the c-mount to reduce the magnification back to 0.35x – 0.4x

What C-mount is recommended to attach an HD-336U camera to my microscope?

We recommend a 0.35x (no more than a 0.4x) to use with your microscope. In those situations where a higher magnification c-mount is required by the microscope configuration, we recommend an optical coupler between the camera and the c-mount to reduce the magnification back to 0.35x – 0.4x

What is binning in the HD-336U camera?

Binning is an image processing function that combines a cluster of pixels into a single pixel and is used to increase brightness without amplifying noise under lower light level conditions. The HD-336U implements a 2×2 matrix binning whereby four pixels becomes one larger pixel. The result is a 4x increase in sensitivity with reduced spatial resolution.

Bining

What is the difference between a CMOS camera and a 3-CMOS camera?

A CMOS camera uses a single-chip Bayer filter, where 50% of the pixels are dedicated to Green and 25% each for Red and Blue (roughly 1MP for green and 500k for the others). In the 3-CMOS camera, three sensors are used and each sensor is dedicated to one channel so there are more pixels per channel by a factor of 2X for green and 4X for red and blue. An offset doubles the raw color data to >8MP. The combination of three-chip and pixel offset provides a significant increase in data and resolution.

What microscope C-mount is recommended for my camera?
C-Mount chart for Dage-MTI Cameras
HD-210U 0.25x to 0.4x
HD-336U 0.25x to 0.4x
UHD-4K 0.25x to 0.4x
IR-1000 0.5x
Excel XL16/16 Cooled 1x
Excel XLM 1x
Why do HD cameras from Dage-MTI offer better color rendition?

Most cameras only offer calibration for Red, Green and Blue. Our HD-210-U offers calibration for Yellow, Cyan, Green, Magenta, Red and Blue, while our HD-336U and UHD-4K cameras have twelve color channels that can be adjusted for both Hue and Gain calibrations to provide superior color accuracy.   Hue adjusts the color shade, while Gain adjusts the intensity or saturation. Chroma adjusts the gain of all colors uniformly.

“Yellow, Cyan, Green, Magenta, Red and Blue”
colorbar

color_map

Why is it harder to get a good image at low magnification than high magnification?

The short answer is that specimen details appear closer together at low magnification. To resolve these structures, a higher resolution camera is recommended. If you image a great deal using 2x and 4x objectives, you may want to consider our 3 chip HD-336U or even the ultra HD UHD-4K to resolve structure at these low magnifications.

Why is resolution of the HD-336U higher than the HD-210U? They are both 1920 x 1080 pixel array HD cameras.

The architecture of the HD-336U allow for a significant increase in horizontal resolution. A prism in the HD-336U camera head splits incoming white light into its R,G, and B components – one wavelength per chip. The full resolution of each chip can be used to increase horizontal resolution to 1000 TV lines (vs 750 TV lines for the HD-210U).

Why would I use binning instead of increasing the gain in my HD-336U camera?

When the video signal is increased using GAIN, the entire signal is amplified, including noise. Binning achieves a similar result without signal amplification, so noise remains unchanged. Testing under actual conditions will determine if reduced spatial resolution is acceptable.