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  Topic: How about a video through the microscope section?
Thomas Ashcraft

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Views: 5932

PostForum: Community Members and Friends   Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:17 pm   Subject: How about a video through the microscope section?
Hi Forum folks. Good luck with the new formats as they develop and thank you for this forum. It provides a lot of good energy.

I would love to see a "videography through the microscope" section u ...
  Topic: Is perfection too much to ask for?
Thomas Ashcraft

Replies: 3
Views: 8700

PostForum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions   Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:49 am   Subject: Is perfection too much to ask for?
Ken wrote: " .........even the tiniest specks of dust. It would drive me insane because I too am a stickler for perfection in optics and cleanliness in them. "

Thanks for your replies Ken and Will ...
  Topic: Is perfection too much to ask for?
Thomas Ashcraft

Replies: 3
Views: 8700

PostForum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions   Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:09 pm   Subject: Is perfection too much to ask for?
My problem : Tiny specks show in my videography at 400x and 1000x bright field and it's bugging me like crazy. Crying or Very sad

I am making movies with a video webcam abutted atop a 10x widefield e ...
  Topic: Greetings from Microscope Mania Camp!
Thomas Ashcraft

Replies: 2
Views: 7584

PostForum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery   Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:29 am   Subject: Re: Greetings from Microscope Mania Camp!
Hi Meadster,

I'm not sure what rotifer but hope you get some answers. Great idea...microscope camp. Lucky kids.

Have fun!

Tom
  Topic: Microbe identification help please.
Thomas Ashcraft

Replies: 10
Views: 12163

PostForum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery   Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:25 am   Subject: Microbe identification help please.
Hi Bernhard and Ken,

Thanks for putting me on the right track. I think it is Astasia. I googled Astasia and came up with a couple of movies and some further information.
http://protist.i.hosei. ...
  Topic: Microbe identification help please.
Thomas Ashcraft

Replies: 10
Views: 12163

PostForum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery   Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:17 am   Subject: Microbe identification help please.
Hi.

I am unable to identify this particular microbe collected from my rain barrel in north central New Mexico. I have been through all the specimen images at the fine micro*scope website repositor ...
  Topic: Rotifer darkfield test movies in DivX mode
Thomas Ashcraft

Replies: 3
Views: 8667

PostForum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions   Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:18 am   Subject: Rotifer darkfield test movies in DivX mode
Rik wrote:

I looked at all your movies. The sharpness seems OK to me, but the movies are pretty dark and I think this is degrading the detail that I can see. ........ I don't know cheap software ...
  Topic: Rotifer darkfield test movies in DivX mode
Thomas Ashcraft

Replies: 3
Views: 8667

PostForum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions   Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:17 am   Subject: Rotifer darkfield test movies in DivX mode
I have posted some short test movies of Rotifer activities shot in darkfield with a Meiji microscope and a Logitech quickcam 4000 camera.

http://www.heliotown.com/Rotifer_Movies_divx.html

I th ...
  Topic: Videomicroscopy using still cameras in movie-mode?
Thomas Ashcraft

Replies: 3
Views: 8313

PostForum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:15 am   Subject: Videomicroscopy using still cameras in movie-mode?
Rene wrote: "I've found the brightness uneven between images, 'flickering' and was told that this was because of the 50Hz cycling of the lamp. Further then that, ok."

Rene,

What camera model ha ...
  Topic: Videomicroscopy using still cameras in movie-mode?
Thomas Ashcraft

Replies: 3
Views: 8313

PostForum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:31 pm   Subject: Videomicroscopy using still cameras in movie-mode?
I am very impressed with Ralf's Hydra video which he made using a Canon powershot camera in movie-mode.

I haven't seen much written about using snapshot cameras in movie-mode to do videomicroscopy. ...
  Topic: Hydra in a video
Thomas Ashcraft

Replies: 7
Views: 10669

PostForum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:40 am   Subject: Hydra in a video
Ralf wrote: "I use a CANON Powershot A85 camera both for recording the videos and the fotos. No special software for recording the video, just the camera. "

Hi again Ralf,

You have a very fin ...
  Topic: Hydra in a video
Thomas Ashcraft

Replies: 7
Views: 10669

PostForum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery   Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:09 pm   Subject: Hydra in a video
Ralf,

That's a very fine video! Thanks for sharing it.

I am wondering what video camera and software system you are using? It seems to capture a rich and deep black background very well. Any de ...
  Topic: Proper darkfield microscopy?
Thomas Ashcraft

Replies: 7
Views: 12703

PostForum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions   Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:50 pm   Subject: Proper darkfield microscopy?
highly appreciated. Foraging through the various microscope possibilities is an arduous process and I value the experience of those like yourself who have gone before me and generously report their fi ...
  Topic: The Bdelloidea Rotifers.... practicing miniature soccer ??
Thomas Ashcraft

Replies: 2
Views: 6699

PostForum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:13 pm   Subject: The Bdelloidea Rotifers.... practicing miniature soccer ??
June 12, 2006 ( world cup soccer time )

Greetings.

I may have possibly happened upon some Bdelloidea Rotifers practicing some form of miniature soccer. Not sure. . Think

I posted a ...
  Topic: Proper darkfield microscopy?
Thomas Ashcraft

Replies: 7
Views: 12703

PostForum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions   Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:41 am   Subject: Proper darkfield microscopy?
Steve wrote: " Work with what you have -- a good phase condenser (pancake, turret style would be the best) will be very versatile."

Steve,

Thanks again for your input. It is very helpful.

Ri ...
 
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