120es Application Suite
Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista and MacOS 8.5-9.2
Camera System: 120es
A versatile and easy to use application suite for the 120es camera system, the Pixera 120es Application Suite offers a powerful set of image capture and archiving tools for a range of applications.
Highlights are frame averaging, dynamic histogram functions and precision measurement tools.
Pixera Viewfinder Pro
The Pixera Viewfinder Pro application provides complete, through-the-lens live viewing capability with highly sophisticated controls for adjusting color balance (automatically or manually), various filters, and other image parameters on the live image. Interactive tools are also provided for flipping, cropping, and indicating how well the image is focused. The Viewfinder may be adjusted in size from fast frame rate 160x120 pixel resolution to full VGA 640x480 resolution. Images may be captured at a variety of resolutions up to 1260x960 pixel high definition quality. Advanced imaging features include multiple frame averaging and dynamic histogram functions such as equalization, contrast expansion, and level adjustment. The Viewfinder Pro application is optimized for scientific analysis applications such as brightfield and dark-field fluorescence microscopy. Advanced image processing algorithms also provide dynamic image processing operations resulting in maximum image capture quality.
Pixera Studio Pro
The Pixera Studio Pro application provides sophisticated image manipulation and analysis tools required for many scientific and industrial applications for images captured directly from Viewfinder Pro or retrieved from Album. Still images may be zoomed, panned, cropped, printed, and drawn upon. A variety of image filters are available for interactively specifying filter parameters using a preview dialog, and also for adjusting color values using slider controls. Images may be sent directly through e-mail at the touch of a button. Tools including line, angle, and perimeter trace measurement functions allow for the calculation of distances within images.
The centroid function displays the center of gravity of a specified area. The histogram tool graphically displays the contrast distribution of any image.
The Pixera Album application provides a means for archiving files captured directly from Viewfinder Pro, processed in Studio Pro, or recorded in Motion. A multi-level hierarchy may be created for storing and retrieving images by category and displayed in thumbnail image representation. A Windows database file is created which stores a variety of information about each Album image or motion sequence as well as specific file locations. A Query function allows images to be retrieved based on keyword combinations or properties.
The Pixera Motion application allows low to medium resolution sequences to be recorded from the Pixera camera and stored in AVI format. Audio may be recorded together with the video, and timelapse, stop motion, and delayed recording settings are also available. Recording times may be scheduled and AVI files sent through e-mil at the touch of a button.
Pixera TWAIN Viewfinder
The TWAIN Viewfinder Pro connects popular imaging or specialty analysis software packages directly to the 120es. Like the standard Viewfinder Pro application, the Pixera TWAIN Viewfinder Pro module provides complete, through-the-lens live viewing capability with highly sophisticated controls for adjusting color balance (automatically or manually), various filters, and other image parameters on the live image. Interactive tools are also provided for flipping, cropping, and other image manipulations. The TWAIN Viewfinder Pro may be viewed in one of two different sizes. Images may be captured directly from most TWAIN-compliant applications at a variety of resolutions up to 1260x960 pixel high definition quality.
Pixera Video for Windows Driver
A Video for Windows driver is provided with the Pixera 120es Application Suite which allows the Pixera camera to be selected as a motion sequence source within supported videoconferencing and video editing applications.
Adobe Photoshop Plug-in
The Pixera Adobe Photoshop Plug-in allows you to capture images directly into Adobe Photoshop and other applications supporting Photoshop plug-ins using the Pixera 120es. Users can access through the Photoshop Plug-in viewfinder a powerful, flexible, yet easy to use interface for adjusting capture resolution, white balance calibration, contrast/brightness, color balance as well as frame averaging.