IR-1000 Infrared CCD Monochrome Video Camera

Near Infrared in Real Time!

The IR-1000 Camera Has Been Replaced by The IR-2000 Camera (Click Here)

The IR-1000 real-time (30fps) camera offers enhanced sensitivity across the entire visible and near IR spectrum, with a 5X increase in sensitivity at 900nm. Ideal for visible, IR-DIC and bright fluorescence modes of operation, the IR-1000 utilizes a 1/2″ sensor and is c-mount adaptable. A ten-step grey scale test signal allows the user to quickly and correctly set the contrast and brightness on a monitor. Although this camera is widely used in a live mode connected directly to a monitor, an optional computer interface is available.

The IR-1000 series camera offers two important features: Automatic Contrast and Real-Time Edge Enhancement.

When a scene changes, the Auto Contrast electronics automatically and instantaneously readjust to achieve optimum contrast.

The real-time Edge Enhance function sharpens the edges and delivers a clearer picture by resolving fine details in the image.

Manual control of gain and black is also provided to achieve a specific grey-scale contrast desired by the operator.

  • Real time operation – 30fps
  • Automatic Contrast
  • Real-time Edge Enhancement
  • Wide Spectral Response (380nm – 1100nm)

  • High Sensitivity – Provides 5 times more sensitivity at 900nm.
  • Wide Range Black Level – Increases image contrast by almost 100 times when using automatic gain and manual black level
  • On-Chip Integration – Allows for increased sensitivity. Can be used with stand-alone Investigator or qualified frame grabbers
  • Ten-Step Grey Scale Test Signal – Allows the user to quickly and correctly set the contrast and brightness on a monitor

  • Image Capture Optional
  • Two-Piece Design – Space efficient with convenient desk top control of image enhancement features
  • One (1) year parts and labor warranty.

  • Patch Clamping – Precise location and positioning of micropipettes
  • Neurophysiology
  • Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Phase Contrast and Darkfield Microscopy
  • Deep Tissue imaging – IR-DIC/Dodt imaging

  • Semiconductor Inspection
  • Manufacturing Quality Control
  • Failure Analysis
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Defect Analysis

Pick-Up Device 1/2” interline CCD with microlens
Signal-to-Noise Ratio >56dB
Shading <5% overall
Sensitivity .05fc (0.5 lux) on sensing area @ 3200K
Minimum Illumination .00035 fc (.0035 lux)
Gamma Correction Gamma set to 1.0 at factory
Electronic Shutter Nine-step manual to 1/10,000
IR-1000 IR-1000 E
Active Picture Elements 768 (H) x 494 (V) 752 (H) x 582 (V)
Picture Element Size 8.5um (H) x 9.8um (V) 8.6um (H) x 8.3um (V)
Horizontal Resolution 570 TVL 560 TVL
Pixel Clock Frequency 14.318 mHz 14.1875 mHz
Vertical Rate 59.94 Hz 50 Hz
Horizontal Rate 15,734 Hz 15,625 Hz
Lens Mount c-mount – 0.5x recommended
Options Investigater 1/2″ optical coupler
Operating temperature 0 ̊C to +40 ̊C
Input voltage 95 VAC to 250 VAC

*Design and specifications are subject to change without notice


Can you capture images with the IR-1000?

Yes. An optional frame grabber is offered for PCI or PCI express computers.

What C-mount is recommended for attaching to a microscope?

We recommend a 0.5x for the IR-1000.

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 is “real time” imaging important in Patch clamp investigations?

At 30fps, there is no perception of “latency” when moving the micropipette in the course of positioning it at the precise location desired on the cell membrane. The movement is natural and is easier to control with no lag introduced by a slower frame refresh rate.