MCAM Acquisition pipeline

This webpage provides details and data from a new type of computational microscope, termed a Multi-Camera Array Microscope (MCAM). In its simplest form, the MCAM is an array of many miniaturized digital microscopes, which acquire synchronized video in parallel. We use a variety of algorithms to fuse the video data acquired by the MCAM into final composites, which opens up new avenues for scientific research. This technology is currently being commercialized by Ramona Optics  and is being applied in a variety of scientific contexts, as described in detail below.


The easiest way to understand the MCAM’s capabilities is to digitally interact with some example image and video data that contains nearly one gigapixel (1 billion pixels) per frame. Use the left/right arrows to progress within the video sequence. Many additional examples of gigapixel MCAM video data is available at our Gigaviewer webpage.
More examples of MCAM imagery and video can be found at our Gigaviewer webpage


There are currently three primary MCAM designs, each with different performance  specifications. 
  • Acquisition Rate: 0.96 GP/frame
  • Field of View: 16 x 24 cm
  • Resolution: 18 µm 
Falcon (MCAM-54):
  • Acquisition Rate: 0.70 GP/frame
  • Field of View: 8 x 12 cm
  • Resolution: 3-10 µm
Eagle (MCAM-48):
  • Acquisition Rate:  GP/frame
  • Field of View: 6 x 8 cm
  • Resolution: <1 µm 
To learn more about each MCAM design, please click on the links above or check out our publications page
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