L. Bertschinger, CIMMYT, Mexico
l.bertschinger at cgnet.com
Mon Jan 25 11:36:33 EST 1993
I am posting this message for a friend at CIMMYT. Please reply to
my Internet address. Thanks in advance.
Lukas Bertschinger, Virologist
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
Apdo Postal 6-641, 06600 Mexico, D. F. , Mexico
Tel. (595) 42100, Fax (595) 41069
E-mail:L.bertschinger at cgnet.com
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In CIMMYT's wheat pathology group, several people are interested in Video Image
Analysis (VIA). The applications that we have in mind are disease severity
assessment and object countings and size measurements of microscope images.
Since we do not have any equipment nor experience we would like to receive the
opinion of (experienced) VIA-users (not necessarily with the same applications).
First the hardware. What kind of digitizer card could you recommend. We are
doubting between 8-bit and 24-bit frame grabbers and do not have a special
brand in mind. Any recommendation?
The video camera is the next part. We have seen several options in different
price classes. What are the differences and what should we keep in mind when
comparing different camera's?
The computer we want to use is a 486 IBM compatible with 4mB RAM, 200mB Hard
disk, a 1mB videocard, a HRVGA color monitor and a windows accelerator. We
probably would need a second monitor for image display. Again, many monitors
with different prices exist. What would you recomend?
Finally, we come to the software. OPTIMUS from Bioscan ($ 4000,00) and JAVA
from Jandel ($1500) are two commercial packages I know of. Does anybody have
experience with one of them. Do you know of any other available software?
We would very much appreciate if someone could help us to solve the mentioned
CIMMYT, Wheat Program
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