Featured Videos

  1. Product Video: Thin Film Coating Capabilities
    1/31/2018

    This year at Photonics West, Dan Bukaty Jr. with PG&O discussed his company’s thin film coating capabilities. Watch the video to learn about their ability to coat large optics (up to 600mm in diameter), as well as a new system that allows them to monitor optical coatings in real-time, which ensures individual layer index accuracy, and the ability to measure layer thickness down to 1nm.

  2. Product Video: 1.6 mm Chip-On-Tip Camera
    1/31/2018

    Toshiba Imaging Systems showed us the SV-1000 - a 1.6 mm chip-on-tip camera for endoscope and surgical instrumentation inspection. Watch the video to see it conduct a lumen inspection of a surgical cystoscope to better understand how it can help identify bioburden resins, debris, and other undesirables in surgical endoscope instruments.

  3. Product Video: Vayu LWIR HD Camera
    1/31/2018

    Chris Johnston with Sierra-Olympic introduced us to the Vayu HD camera – the only 2 megapixel longwave uncooled camera on the market. Watch the video to learn more about the camera, as well as a new partnership with DRS Technologies, and a new zoom lens.

  4. What Is Dynamic Range, And Why Bother?
    1/31/2018

    Thomas Bauersachs with pco.tech explains what dynamic range is as it relates to a camera’s capabilities and specifications. Watch the video to better understand its importance and how it can affect your imaging application.

  5. Product Video: HD Line Of Science-Grade Cameras
    1/31/2018

    On day one of Photonics West, Ross Overstreet with FLIR showed us three different science-grade HD cameras they were exhibiting at the show. First, we saw the X8500sc 1280x1024 high-speed MWIR camera, ideal for demanding military test range imaging applications like target scoring  and target signature.

  6. Cooled Vs. Uncooled Infrared Cameras
    1/31/2018

    Ross Overstreet with FLIR discusses the differences between uncooled and cooled infrared cameras.

  7. Product Video: New Scientific Cameras For Versatile Applications
    1/31/2018

    Thomas Bauersachs with pco.tech took time out of day one of Photonics West 2018 to show us their new back-illuminated sensor-based pco.panda – an sCMOS camera featuring up to 95% quantum efficiency.

  8. Product Video: New Surface Reflectance Analyzer
    1/30/2018

    Naomi Shisaike with Canon kicked off our Photonics West 2018 coverage by giving us a rundown of what they were featuring at their booth. Watch the video to learn more about their new surface reflectance anaylyzer.

  9. RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer Video Introduction
    6/28/2017

    The new RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer from Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components is capable of surface measurements at three different angles (20°, 60°, and 85°). Utilized measurement methods include standard compliant gloss, haze, Image Clarity (IC), and 1-D and 2-D BRDF (Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function) measurements. The analyzer can be used for a variety of evaluation and inspection applications with many types of surfaces such as film, paper, and automotive, printed, or painted surfaces.