Imaging and Measurement software - DeltaPix Insight

Imaging and Measurement software for digital microscopes

Modern user interface

DeltaPix InSight has a modern and intuitive user interface based on the ribbon band style known from Microsoft Office 2010/2016. Functionality has been grouped logically, and the program is easy to use. DeltaPix InSight is a modular software allowing the operator to purchase modules as needed making DeltaPix InSight very efficient and affordable

DeltaPix InSight V6.4.0 64bits

NEW in 6.4.0:

  • Complete redesign of user-interface for 3D/2D Topography
    • More user-friendly and intuitive.
    • Individual regions for 3D and 2D features. Regions are now mouse draggable.
    • 2D measurements; angle and height.
    • New ISO roughness measurements.
    • Introducing topography workspaces.
    • More file formats for saving 3D
    • Automatic calculation of Z-slice distance
    • Topography reports in Excel/PDF formats
  • Import stack images from Zeiss microscope to create a 3D Topography
  • Improved zoom algorithm used for still images, improving still image quality.
  • Improved user experience during image stacking.
  • New directory shortcuts for “EasySave”. Possible to save directly into the thumbnail galleries.
  • All languages updated.
  • Report templates copied local to myDocuments.
  • The installer now has the option for selection of installation directory.
    Point-to-line measurement now has a moveable label.

 Bug fixing in 6.4.0:

  • Small fix in GUI for autosave, save, and render.
  • Fixed minor video recorder issue, playback only possible >1fps
  • The contrast for the InvenioIII camera is back.
  • Data correctly exported to report.

The default framerate is now back to full.

 

Special attention is needed for some camera types when used with InSight 64-bit versions:

Invenio 5SIII, Invenio 10SIII, Invenio 2EIII and Invenio 6EIII, 10EIII, 12EIII and 20EIII:
Supported by InSight Basic 6.x.x and newer versions without the need for attaching a dongle, “Basic” version. Supported by InSight 6.x.x Basic plus any combination of advanced modules – but requires a dongle (Physical or virtual) with 64Bit enabled. In case a dongle without 64 bit enabled is attached, it will cause the camera to malfunction and a text like: “dongle expired” might show up. For more info contact DeltaPix.

Infinity X, Infinity X32, Invenio 3S, Invenio 5S, Invenio 1DII, Invenio 3DII, Invenio 5DII, Invenio 8DII, Invenio 3SII, Invenio 5SII:
Supported by InSight 6.x.x in all versions, but a dongle with 64Bit enabled is always required. In case your software displays “dongle expired” or similar text after installing InSight 6.x.x, it might be due to a dongle with missing 64-bit capacity. To solve this, please contact DeltaPix or your local dealer.
DP200, Invenio 1D, Invenio 3D, Invenio 5D
These cameras are not supported in Insight 64 bit versions.

Basic Features

Multiple Camera support

DeltaPix InSight supports multiple cameras connected to the computer at the same time, and switching between cameras can be done on the fly.

Advanced Camera Control

DeltaPix InSight provides full control of Invenio cameras. Exposure time and gain setting allows users to adjust image brightness. White balance, Red, Green, Blue color channel gain adjustment and saturation are provided for image color adjustment.

Capture still images and record video

Capture high-resolution images and videos with the click of the mouse. DeltaPix InSight provides a wide range of image capturing and image management functions to meet various demands.

Fluorescence images can be fake colored and combined.

This is useful when fluorescence images are captured with a monochrome camera. An image can be forced to any another color, and then merged using different algorithms.

Calibration

Each optical device, objective and camera can be calibrated individually. In this way, several microscopes and other optical systems can be managed by the same software installation.
Calibrations can be private or shared among all users of the computer.

Measurement and Annotation

Measurement and annotation are an important part of any quality control process.
Obtain precise reproducible results through a variety of features found in DeltaPix InSight:

  • Ruler
  • Ellipse
  • Protractor
  • Three-point circle
  • Circle center distance
  • Point to line distance

Measurements can be done on still images or directly on the live camera image.
Measurement precision and the measuring unit can be selected individually.
A scale bar can automatically be inserted on images.
By calibrating the optics in high-resolution mode, precision to fractions of a µm can be achieved.
For each objective, the Depth-of-Field and the preferred fixed or relative exposure time can be defined.

Reporting

Measurement results and image can easily be exported to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. This allows further data processing in a flexible way. Furthermore, the report can be automatically converted to a PDF report. The reporting does not require installation of Microsoft Excel or a PDF writer. Alternatively, measurement data can be appended to a flat comma separated file.

Advanced Features

DeltaPix InSight extended

DeltaPix InSight offers a range of additional software modules for specific applications. This allows you to tailor your software and microscope system into a dedicated high-performance tool for current and future challenges.

  • Extended image capture features
  • Measurement 2D and 3D topography
  • Roughness measurement
  • Object counting

Extended Focus

InSight has a state of the art Extended Focus function. Both manual and automatic Extended Focus is possible. The automatic function uses the motor automation. Extended Focus function can combine images at different focus levels into one single sharp image.

Automatic and manual image stitching

With its intuitive user interface both automatic and manual stitching of single captured images, can be performed fast and precise with DeltaPix InSight.

Topography 3D

Both manual and automatic topography imaging is possible. The topography function can combine images at different focus levels into one single 3D image in order to give a full analysis of the surface of the object.

DeltaPix Microscope software InSight, 3D topography analyze of a part of a 20 DKK coin. Made with Modus M12Z Digital Microscope
Roughness measurement

DeltaPix InSight offers a non-contact roughness measurement according to guidelines of ISO 25178-2:2012.
The software can be applied in various applications where surface textures need to be analyzed. The implementation of surface roughness measurement is based on the data collected from topography analysis thus the need for a third party add on software is eliminated for most applications.

The data shown in a panel in the lower right corner is the results of the Roughness 3D calculations.  

  • Sq: Root mean square height of the scale-limited surface
  • Ssk: Skewness of the scale-limited surface
  • Sku: Kurtosis of the scale-limited surface
  • Sp: Maximum peak height of the scale limited surface
  • Sv: Maximum pit height of the scale limited surface
  • Sz: Maximum height of the scale-limited surface
  • Sa: Arithmetical mean height of the scale limited surface
Roughness demo video
Multiphase counting

The Multiphase counting module can utilize up to four phases.
A counting phase is defined by a set of features, like color range and geometrical features.

Preprocessing operations can be done using morphological erode or dilate operations.
Object discrimination can be done using geometrical features like area, M1 or Ferret minimum/maximum area.

The geometrical features can be:

  • Individual for each phase. This makes counting of objects with different geometrical features possible.
  • Shared. This means that all phases use the same geometrical features. Used when counting objects only segmented by color.

The setup is easy and intuitive with interactive fake-color marking of counted objects and an indication of rejected objects.

The counting result can be exported to an Excel spreadsheet for further processing and analysis. The Excel report generator does not require the installation of Excel.
Also, PDF reports can be generated directly.

Object Counting

By setting parameters like threshold, area, morphology, and others, the Insight software can automatically count objects of different size and shape. The objects can be colorized and numbered. Prior to counting, morphologic operations can be performed – this may filter away undesired objects, or separate connected objects. The counting result can be shown in a table.

System requirements

Minimum System requirements:

  • Intel I5 (quad core) CPU
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 15 GB of free disk space
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • A high-resolution monitor

DeltaPix InSight works with Windows 32 and 64-bit versions.

Recommended System requirements:

  • Intel I7 6th gen or newer
  • 8 GB of RAM or more
  • SSD drive 120GB or more
  • Graphic Card Nvidia GT 1030 or better
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • A high-resolution monitor

DeltaPix InSight works with Windows 32 and 64-bit versions.