HD1000-LITE Affordable Color HD 5MP CMOS 15FPS/ HDMI/ USB 2.0 Camera/Annotation & Measurement Software

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The HD1000-LITE is Meiji Techno America’s Affordable HDMI /USB2.0 camera technology from Meiji Techno! It is the most economical HDMI & USB 2.0 camera in the market. You can easily operate the HD1000-LITE camera by directly connecting it to a monitor with a HDMI port without a PC and directly save images into an on-board SD-4G card on the camera, or connect the camera directly to your PC as it has a standard USB 2.0 interface to utilize the full annotation/software function The camera quickly reacts to lighting changes in any life science, clinical or material applications. With video output via HDMI connector, the setting menu allows easy access to feature settings.  NOTE: • 5MP Still Capture resolution 2592 x 1944 • 1920 x 1080- 15fps (frame per second) /1080P HDMI via HDMI • 1920 x 1080 -15fps/1080p by USB 2.0) via USB 2.0


The HD-1000-LITE makes any microscope a full service digital microscope system. If you are predominatly looking at still shots and live video of your sample and a fast frame rate camera is not necessary for your application, the HD-1000-LITE is the perfect addition to your microscope trinocular port. Equipped with a 0.3 CMOS chip this camera requires a 0.3 C"mount adapter to give the user close to a 1:1 ratio to what you see in the eyepiece will be close to what you see through the monitor.


This HDMI/USB2.0 camera can be mounted directly to a PC via USB 2.0 or directly to a HDMI port on the HDMI tv or monitor, without having to attach it to a PC. This incorporate observation, image capture of still and live video and measurement capabilities while providing an on screen interface for viewing real time live images.  Perform real time measurement on the PC when connected via USB 2.0. The HD-1000-LITE can provide more real time detail and are easier to navigate allowing the engineer or scientist to document images and make cost effective decisions in record time. You may also add a 11.8'' HDMI monitor in front of this camera by simply ordering the HD Monitor model, which includes the adapters for easy mounting. Easily save images on the SD card provided.


Includes:
   • HD1000-LITE - Camera HDMI 1/3 “ CMOS CHIP
   • HDMI to HDMI Cable 3 foot long cable
   • USB 2.0 to USB2.0 cable
   • Full SD CARD-H4SD card(4G)
   • Power Supply 12V AC/DC adapter
   • USB 2.0 Mouse
   • Measurement Software with Annotation Feature Installation Disc
Package Information:
   • 5lbs
   • 12 x 10 x 4 inches


NEW: BUILT-IN MOUSE CONTROL CAMERA
The significant innovation of the HD1000-LITE is making the software implant inside the camera. This forward thinking feature frees users from cumbersome computers and annoying buttons. You can control the camera by only a mouse directly.

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Videos of the camera in action with our microscopes:
Brief overview with the compare feature
With Darkfield microscopy.

 

PERFECT COLOR REPRODUCTION
Meiji Techno's HD technology offers true-to-life reproduction on image color. What you see on the monitor is what you get from the microscope eyepiece. No compressed date transmission, resulting in scientific-grade images.

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HDMI+USB 2.0+SD OUTPUT
Multiple output options are available for this powerful HDMI camera. HDMI 1080P, USB 2.0, or SD memory card can be used individually or all three SIMULTANEOUSLY.

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DUAL FPGA PROCESSORS
With an innovative Dual FPGA processor architecture design, FPGA1 for image quality processing and FPGA2 for image output control, you get a high-speed preview without sacrificing image quality. It is the most powerful camera you deserve to have.

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SMART PRESENTATION
Camera parameters such as exposure time, white balance, and gain are designed by default to operate automatically. Automatic optimum configuration is expected to be done in 0.015 seconds, and you'll find that the camera is easily managed from the start.

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ADVANCED PARAMETER SETTING
For users with specific requirements, the camera is designed with parameter setting buttons that enable manual adjustment of white balance, gain, saturation, Gamma and screen freeze.

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PC TO TV
Images are displayable on PCs and HDMI-installed TVs. All parameters can be controlled by the computer to adjust them to actual situations. This is advantageous in teaching and meeting applications.

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On-board Video Saving
The SD card can save not only still images, but also dynamic images in 720P color definition, such that motion trails are recorded in fast speed and intact form.

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LOW LIGHT SENSITIVITY
Thanks to its highly sensitive sensor, the HD1000-LITE is capable of capturing low-light images rapidly. In darkfield imaging and even fluorescence, it will automatically increase the sensitivity, presenting low light images with clarity in high-speed preview mode.

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Model
Type
Version
Mega Pixels
Resolution
Frame Rate (FPS)
Sensor
C" Mount

HD1500T

HDMI/USB 2.0 Color 2-6MP 3264 x 1840 Static
1920 x 1080 Dynamic
60fps by HDMI
30fps by USB 2.0
1/2.8" CMOS 0.3X

HD1500TM
with 11.8" HDMI montior

HDMI/USB 2.0 Color 2-6MP

3264 x 1840 Static
1920 x 1080 Dynamic

60fps by HDMI
30fps by USB 2.0
1/2.8" CMOS 0.3X

HD1500MET

HDMI/USB 2.0 Color 2-6MP 3264 x 1840 Static
1920 x 1080 Dynamic
60fps by HDMI
30fps by USB 2.0
1/2.8" CMOS 0.3X

HD1500MET-M
with 11.8" HDMI montior

HDMI/USB 2.0 Color 2-6MP

3264 x 1840 Static
1920 x 1080 Dynamic

60fps by HDMI
30fps by USB 2.0
1/2.8" CMOS 0.3X

HD1000-LITE

HDMI/USB 2.0 Color 5MP

2592 x 1944

15fps by HDMI
15fps by USB 2.0

1/2.5" CMOS

0.3X

HD1000-LITE-M
with 11.8" HDMI montior

HDMI/USB 2.0 Color 5MP

2592 x 1944

15fps by HDMI
15fps by USB 2.0

1/2.5" CMOS

0.3X

HD1600T

USB 3.0 Color 16MP 4608 x 3456

25fps by USB 3.0

1/2.33" CMOS

0.3X

SS500-MC

Wifi Color 5MP 2912 x 1640 60fps by Wifi 1/2.3" CMOS 0.3X

WF300
Eyepiece Camera

Wifi Color 8MP 3200 x 2400 60fps by USB 2.0
30fps by Wifi
1/2.8" CMOS 20-43mm
Eyepiece Mount

WF200

Wifi Color 5MP 2592 x 1944 40fps by USB 2.0
15fps by Wifi
1/2.8" CMOS 0.3X

WF100
Document Scanner

Wifi Color 5MP 2592 x 1944 30fps by Wifi - -

X-1000U

USB 2.0 Color 5MP 2592 x 1911 10fps by USB 2.0 1/2.8" CMOS 0.3X

MIS-PL-DV24

USB 2.0 Color 2MP 1600 x 1200 30fps by USB 2.0 1/2" CMOS 0.5X

DK-LITE-B

USB 2.0 Color 1.5MP 1440 x 1080 10fps by USB 2.0 1/2.5" CMOS 0.5X

DK1000CB

USB 2.0 Color 2MP 1600 x 1200 15fps by USB 2.0 1/2" CMOS 0.5X

DK1000M

USB 2.0 Monochrome 1.3MP 1280 x 1024 30fps by USB 2.0 1/2" CMOS 0.5X

DK3000C

USB 2.0 Color 3.1MP 2048 x 1536 12fps by USB 2.0 1/2" CMOS 0.5X

DK5000C

USB 2.0 Color 5MP 2592 x 1944 5fps by USB 2.0 1/2.5" CMOS 0.7X

HD2000C

USB 2.0 Color 2MP 1920 x 1080 60fps by USB 2.0 1/3" CMOS 0.3X

ST1000C

USB 3.0 Color 5MP 2592 x 1944 60fps by USB 3.0 1/2.5" CMOS 0.5X

Details

The HD1000-LITE features include:

  • HDMI scientific imaging solution with a 1/2.5” inch sensor size by Micron MT9p001
  • 2.2 x 2.2 Pixel size (um) color camera
  • 5.0 MP effective pixel and a max resolution of 2592 x 1944
  • PC and MAC compatible
  • Scan mode is progressive with a rolling shutter
  • Interface 1 is HDMI
  • Interface 2 is USB 2.0
  • Frame rate is 15 fps (frame per second) /1080P HDMI
  • 15fps (frame per second) /1080p by USB 2.0, frame rate streaming direct to monitor
  • Color Depth is 24 Bit
  • A/D 8bit
  • Exposure control is Manual /Auto
  • Integration time is 1ms-10s
  • White balance is Manual/Auto
  • Responsivity 1.4V/ lux-sec
  • Dynamic range is 70.1dB
  • SNR is 38.1dB
  • Optical Port : Standard Female C” mount thread
  • Capture : H4SD card(4G) Included
  • Built in Software: Cloud 1.0 version
  • Compatible OS :XP, Win 7/8, 32/64bit, MAC 0SX

 

CCD vs CMOS

Meiji Techno America allows Digital / Analog CCD and CMOS cameras to be mounted directly to a microscopes trinocular port using the proper C” mount adapter that match’s the chip size of the camera. Any digital or video camera with a “C” mount ( 1” diameter thread) can be mounted on any Meiji Techno Trinocular microscope ( 25.2 tube ) by using these “ C”- mount attachments. They are available with projection lenses of different powers allowing some control over the magnification and the field view. “CS” mount cameras with require part number V-5MM to be threaded on prior to installing the adapter. Meiji Techno America’s adapters depend on the quality of our Japanese lenses. Our microscope adapters are designed and developed individually for each camera’s lens system and therefore it effectively eliminates vignetting and minimizes optical errors often associated with photomicrography by a consumer digital /analog camera. The image quality, peripheral resolution and color rendering is optimum as you would expect for a high quality Japanese C” mount adapter from Meiji Techno.

Generally low end adapters in the market have one or more of the following problems often associated with photomicrography:

    • Vignetting: Magnification, optical design error, or fundamental structural defect causes vignetting
    • Linearity: Image may look distrorted (barrel distortion) especially at the peripheral area in focus
    • Light and Shade Gap: Brightness between center and peripheral area looks different even if lighting is even
    • Geometry Distortion: Compare to the center area, image is distorted and lower resolution in the peripheral area
    • Luminous Point: White/Black spot may appear on the image because of the internal-reflection in the lens and lens tube

Introduction to Image Sensors
Since every Digital camera has a sensor, it is usually either a CCD or a CMOS type chip sensor. All sensors are analog devices, converting photons into electrical signals. The process by which the analog information is changed to digital is called Analog to Digital conversion. When an image is being captured by a network camera, light passes through the lens and falls on the image sensor. The image sensor consists of picture elements, also called pixels, that register the amount of light that falls on them. They convert the received amount of light into a corresponding number of electrons. The stronger the light, the more electrons are generated. The electrons are converted into voltage and then transformed into numbers by means of an A/D-converter. The signal constituted by the numbers is processed by electronic circuits inside the camera. Presently, there are two main technologies that can be used for the image sensor in a camera, i.e. CCD(Charge-coupled Device) and CMOS (Complementary Metal-oxide Semiconductor). Their design and different strengths and weaknesses will be explained in the following sections.

Color Filtering
Image sensors register the amount of light from bright to dark with no color information. Since CMOS and CCD image sensors are ‘color blind’, a filter in front of the sensor allows the sensor to assign color tones to each pixel. Two common color registration methods are RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) and CMYG (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Green). Red, green, and blue are the primary colors that, mixed in different combinations, can produce most of the colors visible to the human eye.

CCD Technology
In a CCD sensor, the light (charge) that falls on the pixels of the sensor is transferred from the chip through one output node, or only a few output nodes. The charges are converted to voltage levels, buffered, and sent out as an analog signal. This signal is then amplified and converted to numbers using an A/D-converter outside the sensor. The CCD technology was developed specifically to be used in cameras, and CCD sensors have been used for more than 30 years. Traditionally, CCD sensors have had some advantages compared to CMOS sensors, such as better light sensitivity and less noise. In recent years, however, these differences have disappeared. The disadvantages of CCD sensors are that they are analog components that require more electronic circuitry outside the sensor, they are more expensive to produce, and can consume up to 100 times more power than CMOS sensors. The increased power consumption can lead to heat issues in the camera, which not only impacts image quality negatively, but also increases the cost and environmental impact of the product. CCD sensors also require a higher data rate, since everything has to go through just one output amplifier, or a few output amplifiers.

CMOS Technology
Early on, ordinary CMOS chips were used for imaging purposes, but the image quality was poor due to their inferior light sensitivity. Modern CMOS sensors use a more specialized technology and the quality and light sensitivity of the sensors have rapidly increased in recent years. CMOS chips have several advantages. Unlike the CCD sensor, the CMOS chip incorporates amplifiers and A/D-converters, which lowers the cost for cameras since it contains all the logics needed to produce an image. Every CMOS pixel contains conversion electronics. Compared to CCD sensors, CMOS sensors have better integration possibilities and more functions. However, this addition of circuitry inside the chip can lead to a risk of more structured noise, such as stripes and other patterns. CMOS sensors also have a faster readout, lower power consumption, higher noise immunity, and a smaller system size. It is possible to read individual pixels from a CMOS sensor, which allows ‘windowing’, which implies that parts of the sensor area can be read out, instead of the entire sensor area at once. This way a higherframe rate can be delivered from a limited part of the sensor, and digital PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) functions can be used. It is also possible to achieve multi-view streaming, which allows several cropped view areas to be streamed simultaneously from the sensor, simulating several ‘virtual cameras’.

Main Differences
A CMOS sensor incorporates amplifiers, A/D-converters and often circuitry for additional processing, whereas in a camera with a CCD sensor, many signal processing functions are performed outside the sensor. CMOS sensors have a lower power consumption than CCD image sensors, which means that the temperature inside the camera can be kept lower. Heat issues with CCD sensors can increase interference, but on the other hand, CMOS sensors can suffer more from structured noise. A CMOS sensor allows ‘windowing’ and multi-view streaming, which cannot be performed with a CCD sensor. A CCD sensor generally has one charge-to-voltage converter per sensor, whereas a CMOS sensor has one per pixel. The faster readout from a CMOS sensor makes it easier to use for multi-megapixel cameras. Recent technology advancements have eradicated the difference in light sensitivity between a CCD and CMOS sensor at a given price point.

Conclusion
CCD and CMOS sensors have different advantages, but the technology is evolving rapidly and the situation changes constantly. Using the proper C” mount adapter from Meiji Techno America will maximize your image quality that you are seeing through your microscope lens.

Note: Reduction lenses (i.e. magnification factors less than 1.0x) are commonly used to compensate for the increased magnification factor inherent with cameras used on microscopes.

 

SD CARD COMPATIBILITY :  When recording videos to the SD card, the HD1000-LITE, HD1000-LITE_M, HD1500T, HD1500TM, HD1500MET, HD1500MET-M camera only supports the SDHC- SD  card with format SDHC and max. capacity of the SDHC format SD card is 32GB.

 

It can not work with the SD card format SDXC. SDXC card with capacity >= 64GB, is format SDXC.


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