CCD Video Capture

Dag Stenberg stenberg at cc.helsinki.fi
Fri Sep 12 08:57:48 EST 1997


Tim Green <green at salk.edu> wrote:
> We are interested in purchasing a microscope and CCD video capture system
> for neural imaging (in situs and imaging of neurons in culture).  As a
> primarily mac based lab, we would prefer a mac based capture card and
> software.  Does anyone have any experience/suggestions on available cards
> and cameras, distributors in the US and prices?  We have quotes from Leica
> and Zeiss, but both have specified Win95 capture cards.

We bought our systeme about 5 years ago, so part of the information is
perhaps not up to date. After quite careful consideration and
comparisons, we got:

- Nikon Labophot-2 microscope  (bright-field, dark-field)
- Sony XC77-CE  b/w CCD camera (could not afford the DAGE MTI C72)
- Signal Analytics' IPLab program for the Mac with some extra
modules. This came with a
- Scion LG-3 card, which we equipped with 16 Mb extra memory. NIH Image
for this card came without extra cost.

We have no regrets, and use the system mainly for in situ hybridization
analysis. 

Dag Stenberg
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