johnmccombs wrote:Ok, the download from your website is a different version from the one on the CD that comes with the microscope. Some progress. On the 2009 MBP the capture app works for 30 sec or so then freezes. On a more recent MBP, it works ok, but the picture on the screen lags a 2-3 seconds behind what you do, which makes it pretty painful to use, especially focussing. Interestingly the version on the CD doesn't have the lagginess or freezing problems, but wont capture images...
hmm, we've not heard or seen that one - we have macs of all shapes and sizes - 2009 mbp, the most recent 17" with lion and some older macs for our testing suite. the app on our site is from the manufacturer, it appears some CDs have older versions of the app (we're trying to see if we can find one with different versions on the CDs).
johnmccombs wrote:Does anyone know of another Mac app that will capture a from a web cam? PhotoBooth seems ideal, except that it wont grab the full resolution of the microscope.
not that we know of, we're using the app from the manufacturer to make the photos we posted.
johnmccombs wrote:On the zoom front, it looks like it will actually focus in the 70-200x range, but the subject has to be inside the clear cone on the end of the camera. Removing it or shortening it should solve this problem. This feature could have been better thought through - or am I missing something?
one customer removed a portion of the clear cone on their own to focus in ways it was not designed for, but the clear cap is meant to stay on.