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Conwy Valley Systems Limited,
Wells House, 12, Hawes Drive,
Deganwy, Conwy, LL31 9BW, United Kingdom.
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A Geoscience Wales founding member.
PETROG is integrated with the microscope by relaying the microscope image via a digital imaging camera. The live image is embedded in PETROG which can then sample and store microscope images.
A video camera image is required to allow for focusing, selecting the appropriate part of the slide and for viewing the image as the stage is rotated. PETROG supports a variety of digital video cameras.
With digital cameras each manufacturer has a software kit for interfacing the camera with the computer, and a variety of physical connections. Each of these requires a different version of PETROG. Below is a table of digital imaging cameras currently supported by PETROG.
Note that when selecting a camera you should pay careful attention to the camera connection to your PC. Digital microscope cameras require adequate bandwidth to transfer images. Most of the cameras supported by PETROG utilises USB3.0 or IEEE 1394/S800 “Firewire” connections.
All PixeLINK models except 'A' series.
We advise confirming compatibility with specific models
DFC range models 290-495
Infinity range of cameras
DS-U3 range of cameras.
Micropublisher 3.3 & 5.0 RTV, Go3
All other models please enquire
the Imaging Source range of microscope cameras
AxioCam HR, MR, HS and ICc models
Some AxioCam models may not be supported please enquire
Conwy Valley Systems Ltd recognises and acknowledges all logos and trademarks of the camera manufacturers
If you have a camera that is not on the list of supported cameras and you want to use it with PETROG then please discuss with us. Each new type of camera requires development and the co-operation of the manufacturer, but we would be pleased to investigate the feasibility of connection.
Some cameras have been discontinued and therefore cannot be supplied, but are still supported in PETROG. It is important to check that your camera is still supported when making a version upgrade. Versions of PETROG as specific to certain cameras.
DXM-1200 (uses a dedicated card)
KY-F1030U or KY-55E
|Academic and Research|
|Papers Referencing PETROG|
|Who Uses Petrog ?|
|Upgrade from PetrogLite|
|Custom Work Flow and Protocols|
|Data Capture & Analysis|
|Data : Storage & Exchange|
|Area of Interest|
|Set Area of Interest|
|Compositional Analysis Methodology|
|Qualifiers and Relationships|
|Microporosity and XRD|
|SteppingStage Manual Control|
|Compositional Data Entry|
|Textural Data Capture|
|Quantitative Composition Data Entry|
|Textural and Compositional Data Entry|
|Composition Data Capture|
|Colour Space Analysis|
|Grain Size Annotation|
|Data Editing and Review|
|Point counting Application|
|Compositional Data Entry Image|
|Quantitative Composition Summary|
|Concentric Pie Chart|
|Grain Size Analysis|
|Where is Petrog ?|
|Replacing a point counter|
|10 years of the SteppingStage|
|PETROG 4 Installation|
|The Imaging Source Installation|
|Zeiss (Axiocam) Installation|
|Zeiss (ICc) Installation|
|Installation With No Camera|
|PETROG 3 Upgrade|
|PETROG 3 Installation|
|PetrogLite 3 Upgrade|
|PetrogLite 3 Installation|
|Windows 7 Installation|
|Control Box Chip Upgrade (2009)|
|USB - Serial connection|
|Nikon Small World 2013|