A camera can have several built in functions that you can use to optimize your image quality. In the blogs in this catagory we demonstrate how to make use of these functions to get the largest image quality improvements.

Image Inspection Throughput

Switching from CCD to CMOS for Display Inspection: Part 2 Increase your Inspection Throughput

Adimec is introducing a new 50-megapixel camera the S-50A30 based on the CMOSIS CMV50000. The new camera provides more than just higher resolution.  This CMOS camera, provides inspection accuracy increases, the highest inspection throughput at 50 Mpx, and the next step in image quality. This is a three-part series that illustrates why to choose a…

View of patterned wafer showing FOV for multiple camera resolutions

Switching from CCD to CMOS for Display Inspection: Part 1 Increase Inspection Accuracy

Adimec is introducing a new 50-megapixel camera the S-50A30 based on the CMOSIS CMV50000. The new camera provides more than just higher resolution. This CMOS camera, provides inspection accuracy increases, the highest inspection throughput at 50 Mpx, and the next step in image quality. This is a three-part series that illustrates why to choose a…

Image Editing versus Image Processing and Low Frequency Flat Field Correction

Image editing vs image processing Image editing is often thought of as image manipulation, a word with nasty connotations. Image editing is about changing the image in some way, you could say manipulating it. However, “I photoshopped a picture from my fishing trip,” conjures up images of making the minnow you caught into a prize…

Throwback Thursday – Video Enhancement Mode – advancements in image processing

With the ever decreasing size of computer chips and the large availability of FPGAs it is relatively easy to integrate image processing steps within the camera module. Take for example our TMX series which is designed for outdoor observation/viewing applications. These camears are provided with a Video Enhancement Mode to optimize the video signal for…

How to remove light source and illumination optics artifacts from your camera image

Flat Field Correction (FFC) in cameras for Machine Vision Part 1 This is the first in a series of articles about using Flat Field Correction in high-resolution Machine Vision cameras. ARTIFACTS IN IMAGES In a Machine Vision inspection system you might use multiple light sources and/or multiple lenses. They might be switched on all at…

CCD vs. CMOS – Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) in NIR

We have been reevaluating the strengths and weaknesses of CCD and CMOS looking at the latest generation industrial image sensors and subsequent cameras. We have compared sensitivity, read noise, and blooming and smear performance. Now let’s consider the Modulation Transfer Function or MTF… The MTF of optics, say a lens, is the reduction in modulation…