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Microscopy Cameras Masterclass – Part 1 & 2

This 2 part webinar series provides valuable insights into microscopy cameras. Part 1 covers the fundamentals, including important imaging parameters, the significance of signal-to-noise ratio, sources of noise, camera anatomy, and current sensor technologies. Part 2 delves deeper into comparing different camera technologies, focusing on sensitivity, field of view, and speed. It explores the relative sensitivity of camera technologies, considerations for field of view matching, camera speed requirements for high-speed imaging, sCMOS rolling and global shutter operations, techniques to boost imaging speed, and important criteria for common imaging applications. These webinars offer a comprehensive understanding of microscopy cameras, enabling viewers to optimize their usage and make informed decisions in their imaging endeavours.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the important imaging parameters for microscopy cameras
  • Signal to noise ratio: why is this important to our imaging?
  • Sources of noise: what are the sources of noise?
  • Camera Anatomy: What are the main features of a modern microscopy camera?
  • What are the current sensor technologies.
  • The relative sensitivity of different camera technologies
  • Comparisons of field of view and how this can be matched to the microscope
  • Camera speed on paper versus what is required for running cameras in high speed imaging applications
  • sCMOS Rolling and Global shutter operation for high speed imaging
  • Techniques to boost imaging speed and limitations to these approaches
  • Important criteria for common imaging applications, and suitable cameras

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