Luminera Infinity 3-1 Review

Review of the Luminera Infinity 3-1 Up for review is a new Infinity 3-1 camera from Luminera. The camera is a new venture for Luminera as it uses a high grade monochrome Sony IXC-285 CCD. This is the same sensor used in many of the Photometrics CoolSNAP cameras,...

AVI playback with Elements Files

I’ve been asked by a few people what is the “Right Way” to export ND2 files to AVI. A lot of problems arise when the file is moved from the computer where the file is saved, to a different computer for playback (think your laptop for lab meeting or...

Lighting Control for Stereo Microscopy

When acquiring images through a stereo microsocpe one of the most common problems to overcome is inconsistant lighting. Whether looking at a printed circuit or looking at a natural specimen such as a fly most of these samples have the potential to reflect light. Add...

Photometrics Releases Evolve EM CCD

A few weeks ago Photometrics released a new EM-CCD camera tagged the Evolve.After attending a webinar presentation on this camera I wanted to point out the major technological benefiets of this system. Time will tell how these additions impact the overall performance...

Elements SP 6 released

Nikon has released SP6 for Elements. There are several improvements for: Ti Microscope controls TIRF controls QImaging cameras ASI stages ND acquisition PFS control in ND acquisitions Macro controls in ND acquisitions There is a complete list of the changes/fixes and...

Stage Search Macro

Stage Scanning Macro for search and focus One of my customers (hi Paul!) asked me to make this macro a while back. Once I got into the design I realized just how useful this would be for basically anyone running an automated stage with Elements. Right-Click and...

Nikon Elements Software v3.0

For anyone using NIS Elements you are probably aware that v3.0 was officially released about 3 months ago. There are a host of new features included in this release and are detailed here. One addition that I’ve been recently very impressed with is the FRET...

FRET Calculations in Elements 3.0 This summary demonstrates how to calculate FRET crosstalk between samples and how to apply these corrections to a recently acquired FRET sample. Calculation 1. Calibrate FRET Images using samples loaded ONLY with Donor and then ONLY...

Microscopy 101

For the foreseeable future the compound light microscope will continue to be an anchor point in biology, metallurgy, forensics, technology, manufacturing and a host of other fields. Unfortunately it seems lately most educational institutions have reduced the level of...