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Vision PE
clemex,vision pe,image,analysis,microscopy A powerful image analysis software application, Clemex Vision PE, is available as a stand-alone solution or part of a including all necessary hardware components. From measuring grain size to counting particles, Clemex Vision is an intuitive software program that empowers you to easily develop custom image analysis macros without writing a single line of code!


1. Unique Auto Calibration

With a simple click, calibration was never so easy!

Calibration, the process of assigning a width to a pixel, is now fully automated with Clemex’s unique Auto-Calibration feature. Using Clemex’s NIST traceable micrometer, Clemex Vision PE 5.0 associates a different calibration setting for each objective or camera.

Simply click on Calibration and follow the instructions when prompted. No need to stretch a caliper over a micrometer. It’s easy and returns accurate, reproducible, and certified results that can be validated anytime.

2. Automatic Exposure

An easy way to adjust light intensity.

Clemex’s built-in Camera Control Interface is now easier than ever to use. With our new Auto-Expose feature, no need to adjust the shutter speed slider manually when calibrating each objective; choose a target intensity, click on Auto, and voila!

Once done, all settings are automatically saved and you never have to worry about manually adjusting your lighting conditions! And now you can incorporate the Auto-Expose command as an instruction in a Routine.


3. Virtual Joystick

Control the motorized stage with your mouse! Clemex Vision PE 5.0’s Virtual Joystick does all the things a physical joystick can do.

Controlled through the Stage Window, the Virtual Joystick allows you to move the stage in all directions, to focus manually or to trigger auto-focus events. The graphical interface shows the X, Y, and Z positions in microns, the speed, the Z movement, and whether you have an upright or inverted microscope.

With its intuitive user interface, the new Virtual Joystick is the perfect stage control solution.

Auto Focus with Mask Area

Focus only the area of interest!

Have you ever needed to focus on a particular area of an uneven sample? Clemex Vision PE 5.0 now allows you to do just that with its new Set Focus Mask feature.

With Set Focus Mask, simply draw a bitplane in the area of interest with the Free Hand Tool and let the instruction do the rest.

Contrast Thresholding

Binarize translucide objects!

Clemex Vision 5.0 now allows you to effectively detect and binarize transparent or hard to distinguish objects, for exemple:

when the contrast between the object and the background is weak and the background has the same intensity as the inside of the particle
when the lighting is unequal on the whole image
when the contour of the objects are of variable contrast intensity
when objects are more or less transparent

The new Contrast Thresholding feature is a useful command when conventional thresholding is next to impossible.

1. Even Lighting Made Simple

Ever experienced situations where your image was not evenly illuminated? With Vision PE's unique shading corrector feature, you can ensure that your image is uniformly lit from corner to corner.



1. Before applying shading corrector
2. After applying shading corrector
3. Image displayed in pseudo-color, before shading
4. Image displayed in pseudo-color, after shading

2. Automated Mosaic

Forget tape and scissors! With the optional mosaic feature, software automatically stitches multiple fields to form a large image of unlimited resolution (memory dependent). This example demonstrates a wafer magnified at 200X with four stitched fields.


use with a manual or motorized stage 
for uneven surfaces, combine the multi-layer grab function with the mosaic feature (requires optional autofocus kit) 
when running in manual mode, positioning arrows allow you to accurately stitch multiple fields 
control the number of fields to stitch, starting points, and more…

3. Camera Control

With the built-in camera control interface, when calibrating each objective, you can adjust camera settings including intensity, gain, and other parameters. Once calibrated, all settings are automically saved and you never have to worry about manually adjusting your lighting conditions!


4. Non-Destructive Annotations

Flexible annotation tools allow you to add company logos, text boxes, ellipses, squares, lines, polygons or arcs. Properties including line thickness, background color and opaqueness, font and text positioning can easily be controlled with each entity's annotation pop-up box. Images can then be saved in industry standard TIFF format with a non-destructive layer where annotations can be turned on or off.

5. Multiple Calibration Settings

With Clemex's intelligent calibration feature, you can associate a different calibration setting for each objective or camera. Store an unlimited number of calibration settings. Set it up once and never have to worry about calibrating your images unless you replace your camera or objectives! The calibration box enables you to automatically or manually enter calibration parameters.

6. Controlling the Scale Line

smart scale line instantly displays the correct settings based on the chosen magnification from the drop-down menu box in the image window. Controlling the look and feel of the scale line is easily done with the aid of the scale line annotation window where you can set the interval, color, and thicknesses of the line.

7. Control of Input Parameters Settings

This new set of functions allows the user to control the configuration parameters by software. Camera and Light Intensity settings can be modified within a routine and also microscope parameters such as objective lens change for a motorized nosepiece.

Camera and Microscope Configuration Instruction
By inserting a Select Configuration instruction into the prolog of a routine, the user tells the system to load a specific set of camera and microscope settings to match the corresponding image analysis application. This is particularly useful when performing analyses requiring special illumination techniques, such as polarization, fluorescence or DIC, this instruction allows parameters such as objective magnification, white balance and shutter speed to be preset in order to avoid user manipulation errors.

1. Routine Window showing the Select Configuration instruction for Bright Field and the Select Magnification Instruction

2. Live Image of Al Grains as seen in the Image Viewer with Bright Field Illumination and 200X

3. Routine Window showing the Select Configuration instruction for Cross Polarization and the Select Magnification Instruction

4. Live Image od Al Grains as seen in the Image Viewer under Cross Polarized Light, allowing to make different Measurements in the same run

8. Multi-Layer Grab

Focusing on uneven surfaces can be troublesome. With the Multi-Layer Grab function, intelligent software slices your image at varying z-intervals to reconstruct a completely focused image. Below is an example of an American one cent coin magnified at 100x with fifteen layers sliced and reconstruction. .

1. Point-to-Point Direct Measures

Whether you need to measure perimeters, areas, lines, angles, curve radius or any other feature within your images, Vision PE's robust direct measure tool set enables you to extract the data you need fast! Nifty features such as controlling decimal places, location of flag, or even color of lines can intuitively be controlled within the property box of the software's direct measures.

2. Direct Measures in Databrowser

Need to keep a record of all your manual measures? Vision’s direct measure tools are dynamically linked to the software’s data-browser. Save or export your results to MS Excel or other statistical packages for further analysis.

3. Rapid Routine Development

With Vision PE's intuitive interface, you can develop image analysis routines in a matter of minutes. Sequentially establish a list of image acquisition, processing, and measurement instructions by selecting them from the Toolbox and see them appear in the Routine window below. No programming required whatsoever! Just point and click.

Blood Cells and Cast Iron Nodules Examples

1. Image Input

Loads image and applies a Delineate filter in order to enhance object edges.
2. Threshold Performs an Auto-threshold according to grey levels to separate phases and assigns a Bitplane color.
3. Binary Transformations Fills holes, removes small features and bumps from larger objects and separates objects. Removes objects sectioned by the field of view.
4. Measures Measures length, area, aspect ratio and sphericity of blood cells and cast iron nodules.

4. Optional Pre-Built Imaging Routines

Optional Application Packages can now be purchased with Vision PE. These packages consist of pre-built imaging routines for various fields of application including materials science, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Only minimal user input is necessary to carry out an analysis. Browse through the thumbnails below to find your specific area of analysis.

Phase Percent Analysis

2 Phases in Gray with Particles

2 Phases in Gray
2 Phases in Gray with Particles
2 Phases using Color
3 Phases in Gray with Particles
3 Phases in Gray
3 Phases using Color with Particles
3 Phases using Color
Up to 5 Phases in Gray
Up to 5 Phases using Color

Grain and Cell Sizing

Light Grains with Dark Outlines

Elongated Grains with Dark Outlines
Duplex Grains with Inclusions
Incomplete Grains with Dark Outlines
Dark Grains with Light Phase at Boundaries
Solid Grains with Various Hue
Solid Grains with Various Gray Levels

Particle Sizing


Fibers Cross Section
Spheres in Liquid
Smooth Particles
Slide of Cells
White Spheres
Rough Particles

Layer Thickness

Multiple Layers

One Layer of Regular Coating
Two Layers of the Same Type
Two Layers of Different Types
One Layer of Porous Coating

5. Radial Grid Measure

With the radial grid measurement function, just add the instruction to your routine along with a bit plane color, and extract instantaneous ring thickness statistics.

6. Volume Fraction

Whether you are analyzing 6 or 12 bitplanes, you can now extract valuable statistical data based on volume fraction. Raw data is displayed in Vision’s data browser or in summary form by way of color coded histograms.

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