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North America and several other areas (Taiwan, Chile, Philippines, South Korea, Japan) use NTSC.  

European and Australian users will need the PAL version.  Please contact us to order.

Q:  Which is the better way to attach this camera to a microscope?

A:  If your trinocular microscope has a C-mount tube, we recommend that.  It is the preferred method to attach the Bio-VID.  

If your trinoc does not have a C-mount adapter, or if you have a binoc / monoc scope, you must use the lens-to-eyepiece attachment.  This still works well but is a bit more cumbersome.

Q:  How do I know if my trinoc tube has a C Mount?

A:  The tube will be threaded around the outside and have an outside diameter of about 25 mm.  The actual thread size is 1"-32. 

CR Scientific

Bio-VID Color CCD Camera

Take color pictures with your trinocular microscope.  Attaches via a C / CS mount.  If you have a binocular or monocular microscope, you can still attach the BioVID via the included eyepiece adapter.

Opthalmologists & optometrists:  you can attach the Bio-VID directly to your slit lamp for prediagnostic exams.

Specs & Features:
• 8 mm, F 1.2 Lens with Manual Iris, compatible with C/CS mount
• DC 12V / DC 13 V
• 2.5 Watt
• Avail. in NTSC or PAL
• S Video and BNC-composite outputs
• 470 TV lines horiz. resolution (720x470)
• 0.8 lux sensitivity
• Selectable Auto-tracking, Preset, or Manual white balance

BioVID color CCD camera
Unit comes with lens.  Shown here without lens
attached.  This is how the unit is connected to a
C-mount camera tube on a trinocular microscope.

Back view of BioVID
Height:  1.6 inches (41 mm)
Length:  2.1 inches (51.6 mm)
Width:  1.6 inches (41 mm)
Weight:  0.31 lbs (140 g)

Special Menu:  brightness, contrast, color, sharpness, gamma, flickerless, & preset

Q: Can I capture still images on a computer with the Bio-VID?

A: Yes, but you'll need to have the proper add-on. There are two choices: (1.) USB adapter & video capture software (available on this page), or (2.) a separate video capture card (not included) with an S-video-in jack and some aftermarket software (e.g., Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop).

Bio-VID CCD camera................$1049  $849
Includes adapter to attach camera to microscope eyepiece


5-megapixel camera, 720p video with SD card and HDMI output
1/2.5" color CMOS sensor
30 frames / sec at 720 p
Spectral range 380-650 nanometers
Digital hi-def signal works with NTSC or PAL


USB adapter & capture kit for Biovid
BVP-UVCD-SFT3.  USB 2.0 Capture Kit for Bio-VID............$129 
Unit has an S-video connector for the Bio-Vid.  Includes software to view / capture images on your computer.  Works with Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7. 
Please note:  appearance may vary from photo.



If you're looking for a microscope to view minerals,fossils, gems, stamps, dissected biology specimens, prints, etc., please have a look at the Paragon and Achiever stereo inspection microscopes.

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