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Special Technologies


EDOF (Extended Depth of Field)

EDOF

‘Extended Depth of Field, also known as focus stacking, is a digital image processing technique which combines multiple images taken at different focus distances to give a resulting image with a greater depth of field (DOF) than any of the individual source images. Focus stacking can be used in any situation where individual images have a very shallow depth of field.’ (source: Wikipedia)

Some Dino-Lite models offer this special technique, the EDOF capture mode can take several pictures at different levels of focus and stack them into a clear image automatically with 1 click of the mouse. The EDOF images maintain the picture quality from its original pictures and can be stored and viewed in the DinoCapture 2.0 software. All AM4815xx, AM7815 and AM7915xx models include EDOF technology.

For more information on how to use this feature, please click here.

(*At the moment EDOF only functions under Windows OS)

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EDR (Extended Dynamic Range)

EDR

EDR is a set of techniques used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than possible using standard digital imaging or photographic techniques.

EDR images can represent a greater range of luminance levels found in real-world scenes, from direct sunlight to faint nebula. It is often achieved by capturing and then combining different exposures of the same subject matter (source: Wikipedia). EDR (Extended Dynamic Range) is an image processing tool exclusive to some of the Dino-Lite Edge models (DinoCapture 2.0 version 1.4.8 and higher). For surfaces with large variation in brightness, the EDR capture tool can be ideal for capturing a more neutral image of the surface by only a few clicks. The EDR capture mode takes 3 pictures at different exposure levels (standard, underexposed and overexposed) and stacks them into a clear image automatically with 1 click of the mouse. The EDR images can be stored and viewed in the DinoCapture 2.0 software. All AM4815xx, AM7815 and AM7915xx models include EDR technology.

For more information on how to use this feature, please click here.

(*At the moment EDR only functions under Windows OS)

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AMR (Automatic Magnification Reading)

AMR

The AMR function automatically detects and displays the magnification of the Dino-Lite. The magnification is displayed within the Dino-Lite software and stored with the captured picture. The AMR function simplifies the measuring process and improves the accuracy of the measurement. AMR is recommended when high precision and/or calibrated (calibration is done manually) measurements need to be made.

(*At the moment AMR only functions under Windows OS)

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FLC (Flexible LED Control)

FLC

With the Flexible LED Control (FLC) function the Dino-Lite LED’s can be controlled and adjusted. The LED’s on the Dino-Lite models with the FLC function are divided in 4 different quadrants which can be adjusted separately. 6 levels of illumination can be chosen. The FLC function is useful when objects need to be illuminated from the side or when certain parts of the object need more or less light.

(*At the moment FLC only functions under Windows OS)

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Microtouch

Microtouch

The Microtouch is a touch sensitive button that can be used to capture images instead of using a keyboard or mouse. This sensor can also be set to start/stop recording video, read a barcode, or to switch LEDs. The software also allows users to disable the Microtouch, or set to single or double touch to trigger. The Microtouch function is useful in any situation, but is particularly useful for capturing images of objects that are hard to reach or when both hands are needed to operate the Dino-Lite microscope.

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Polarizing filter/ polarizer

Polariser

Many Dino-Lite models offer a built-in polarizing filter. A polarizer is an optical filter that polarizes the light passing through it, which is used for reducing reflections on shiny objects and for improving contrast. The Dino-Lite polarizer can be switched on/off or can be adjusted to offer full or half polarization.

A polarizer filter is highly recommended when working with shiny or reflective objects such as metal, plastic, glass, jewelry or electronics, but also for use in dermatology for skin or scalp check.

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Interchangeable front caps

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The front caps on all Dino-Lite Edge and AD models can be detached and changed. Various caps with specific functions are offered (longer caps, polarizing caps, closed caps). It is also useful when caps need to be exchanged when scratched or for hygienic reasons when used in healthcare, biomedical or food processing industries.
(Edge and AD model caps are not interchangeable)

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