In-Focus Automation solves a 150-year imaging problem by finally being able to provide scientists and researchers the image they could only imagine, namely one that is completely in focus. The narrow depth of field associated with optical microscopy has always required microscopists to continually focus back and forth through the z-axis of an object. If a picture was required, even selecting the "best picture" still left most of the image out of focus. Now, one can effortlessly acquire a series of multi-focused images and within seconds produce an Extended Depth of Field (EDF) picture. More than 100-times the original depth of field is possible!
In-Focus Automation was designed to eliminate narrow depth of field problems associated with reflected or transmitted light microscopy. Any optical technique can be used. In-Focus Automation controls your motorized stereomicroscope or macroscope and camera system to produce a "sequence" or "stack" of images. Each image is taken at different focus points within the subject. In-Focus Automation then uses Image-Pro Plus’ Extended Depth of Field (EDF) function to combine the multiple images in the sequence into a single "In-Focus" image. The composite image can reveal a great deal of information within the sample that may otherwise be obscured or unnoticed.
In-Focus Automation is a simple to use program operating with Image-Pro Plus extended depth of field function. It can be used with any properly configured Leica MZ motorized stereomicroscope or motorized macroscope. In-Focus Automation works best with digital cameras but it can also operate with analog video cameras and Image-Pro Plus supported frame grabbers. A complete list of supported products is available on request. Let us show you the difference In-Focus Automation makes!