SpectroCam multispectral imaging camera
28 February 2012
Ocean Thin Films
The SpectroCam multispectral imaging (MSI) camera from Ocean Thin Films (OTF) is now available with powerful analysis software. The software allows the user to perform dozens of image processing functions and view the results on a live action image output. Applications include water quality measurements, product screening, machine vision, medical imaging, surveillance and authentication.
SpectroCam is a fully configurable MSI camera. Its wideband imaging sensor is responsive from the visible through near infrared spectrum. Precision filters and imaging optics can be customised for a variety of applications with image speeds of up to 30fps at full resolution. Images from the eight different filters can be acquired and saved at a rate of three full image stacks per second.
The SpectroCam analysis software has a simple, intuitive, graphical interface that allows users to perform a host of image processing and analysis functions. Results can be viewed as live image output or saved to a variety of image file formats. The software processing is a powerful tool for fully extracting MSI information and can even create colourised NIR images. In addition, the analysis portion of the software provides live, quantitative information regarding image intensity as a function of spectral wavelength for a user-defined image area or image cross section.
The standard F-mount lens configuration accommodates a range of lens choices, focal lengths and fields of view. The SpectroCam can also be mounted easily to a variety of imaging equipment including microscopes and endoscopes. The new image processing software allows users to perform dozens of calculations, manipulations and measurements of live images to further enhance the MSI results.
SpectroCam’s interchangeable optical filters and continuously rotating filter wheel overcome many of the shortcomings that prismatic and tuneable filter MSI systems face. With interchangeable filters, users can try many filter options to narrow in on the best contrast, greatly reducing development time.