Even, unstructured neutral lighting and less noisy images at x now possible. Out of the box: Published in the December edition of Micscape. More Info Your Email Address. This Digital Blue microscope was designed to be a learning toy, but its digital features make it accessible to many. Sexually explicit or offensive language.

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Video capture was one frame every second then played back at 15 fps. To judge how the QX5 performed and operated compared with the earlier QX3 model and as a basis for my own trials of the QX5, the author is microscoe indebted to the many who have shared their experiences and images from the QX3 on the Web. Images are autosaved in a proprietary.

The light source is selected from the software, but top and bottom lighting can’t be used together. Software on CD and set up sheet.

QXScope – QX Series Mac Microscope Software

Dec 11, 18 Their side by side image captures show the dramatic improvement in quality when the bottom light is upgraded. Please report any Web problems or offer general comments to the Micscape Editor. The captured images at all mags with the light box the author tried are much more pleasing as the light is brighter, even and unstructured, the built in diffuser gives a very coarse background to subjects placed on the stage. Your message has been reported and will be reviewed by our staff.

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At 60x and x d. The downloadable QX3 student and parent activity guides on the maker’s dkgital are excellent. Users can create digital images and time-lapsed films at these magnifications with a built in video and digital camera.

Digital Blue QX5 – microscope

The test subjects below show that the lenses give a good account of themselves. The top light at all mags. The QX3 microscope has a magnification range from 10x to x. The field of ca. Above right, original capture image after using ‘insect eye’ effect.

Buttons for top or bottom light, time lapse 1 sec to 1 hourstill or movie capture are shown. Out of the box: Trial at improving the QX5 bottom lighting: Built-in bottom light cf external cold light box. The post image capture special effects can give some neat results. Thanks for the help. Images can be imported into the QX5 software to use the effects if desired. Device Manager still shows no driver. Button top right exits program, button bottom right goes back to live image capture menu.


Well supported with third party student and teacher resources written for the QX3.

It is a toy of course, so the limitations of its lighting and lenses are seen when fine detail needs to be captured e. Digital Blue has a reputation of creating products that capture the imaginations of children and teens, introducing them to fun and exciting worlds like microscopy. Click to open in new frame. It’s windows bit.

The Digital Blue Microscope: Intriguing Fun with the QX5

Most of these items fall into the realm of what an elementary student would explore at home or school. A record cartridge with stylus illustrates the useful mag. The downside to the QX5 is that is it not a powerful microscope. Although like many enthusiasts, I own a variety of imaging routes for macro and micro, I was struck with blye easy imaging from 10x to x is with the QX5.

Supplementing the lighting drops the noise but subjects with fine detail aren’t ideal for it.