An Optical Configuration (OC) is a shortcut to the setup the microscope for an image. It keeps track of the
- Light source settings
- Camera settings
The choice of light source, filters and lens are what distinguish OC's. These don't change between samples.
The light source intensity and camera exposure and gain will need to tweaked depending on your sample.
Default Optical configurations
There is default set of Optical Configurations (OCs) to get you started. You can't change the settings on these shared OCs. You can use this default OCs as templates to create your own OCs where you set save the settings for the camera, light source, etc.
Creating a new Optical Configuration
A window will appear to rename the OC. Add something to help you remember the experiment.
Saving the settings in an OC
Change the settings like light source intensity camera exposure an gain so the image of sample is well exposed.
Save the settings into the new OC by clicking on the arrow next to the OC.
The OC should have a red
!mark to alert to the settings have been changed and not saved
Click on the small triangle on the left of the OC button save the settings