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NTSC vs. PAL?

North America and several other areas (Taiwan, Chile, Philippines, South Korea, Japan) use NTSC.  

European and Australian users will need the PAL version.  Please contact us to order.




Q:  Which is the better way to attach this camera to a microscope?

A:  If your trinocular microscope has a C-mount tube, we recommend that.  It is the preferred method to attach the Bio-VID.  

If your trinoc does not have a C-mount adapter, or if you have a binoc / monoc scope, you must use the lens-to-eyepiece attachment.  This still works well but is a bit more cumbersome.



Q:  How do I know if my trinoc tube has a C Mount?

A:  The tube will be threaded around the outside and have an outside diameter of about 25 mm.  The actual thread size is 1"-32. 










CR Scientific

Bio-VID Color CCD Camera

Take color pictures with your trinocular microscope.  Attaches via a C / CS mount.  If you have a binocular or monocular microscope, you can still attach the BioVID via the included eyepiece adapter.

Opthalmologists & optometrists:  you can attach the Bio-VID directly to your slit lamp for prediagnostic exams.

BioVID
Specs & Features:
• 8 mm, F 1.2 Lens with Manual Iris, compatible with C/CS mount
• DC 12V / DC 13 V
• 2.5 Watt
• Avail. in NTSC or PAL
• S Video and BNC-composite outputs
• 470 TV lines horiz. resolution (720x470)
• 0.8 lux sensitivity
• Selectable Auto-tracking, Preset, or Manual white balance

 
BioVID color CCD camera
Unit comes with lens.  Shown here without lens
attached.  This is how the unit is connected to a
C-mount camera tube on a trinocular microscope.



Back view of BioVID
Height:  1.6 inches (41 mm)
Length:  2.1 inches (51.6 mm)
Width:  1.6 inches (41 mm)
Weight:  0.31 lbs (140 g)


Special Menu:  brightness, contrast, color, sharpness, gamma, flickerless, & preset

Q: Can I capture still images on a computer with the Bio-VID?

A: Yes, but you'll need to have the proper add-on. There are two choices: (1.) USB adapter & video capture software (available on this page), or (2.) a separate video capture card (not included) with an S-video-in jack and some aftermarket software (e.g., Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop).

Bio-VID CCD camera................$1049  $849
Includes adapter to attach camera to microscope eyepiece

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New!
Bio-VID HDSD
5-megapixel camera, 720p video with SD card and HDMI output
1/2.5" color CMOS sensor
30 frames / sec at 720 p
Spectral range 380-650 nanometers
Digital hi-def signal works with NTSC or PAL

$999




USB adapter & capture kit for Biovid
BVP-UVCD-SFT3.  USB 2.0 Capture Kit for Bio-VID............$129 
Unit has an S-video connector for the Bio-Vid.  Includes software to view / capture images on your computer.  Works with Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7. 
Please note:  appearance may vary from photo.


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If you're looking for a microscope to view minerals,fossils, gems, stamps, dissected biology specimens, prints, etc., please have a look at the Paragon and Achiever stereo inspection microscopes.



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