Tutorials

MACROPOD PRO

Macropod PRO 1:1 Getting Started with the Macropod PRO

This is the opening tutorial video by Macroscopic Solutions, which shows you how to set up and configure your Macropod Pro out of the box for standard micro/macro photography with focus stacking capabililties.

Macropod PRO 1.1.1 Capturing, Processing and Editing

This is an introduction to capturing, processing and editing your first few images using the Macropod Pro system by Macroscopic Solutions.

Macropod PRO 1.2 Setting up the Vertical Stand

This is a video about orienting the Macropod PRO vertically using the vertical stand. This stand comes with the Macropod PRO and is helpful when using the Petrographic Analyzer, shooting larger slabs of rock or working with petri-dishes.

MACROPOD MICRO KIT

Macropod PRO 3D 3.1 Getting Started with the Micro Kit

This video is about setitng up and preparing to capture images using advanced long working distance objectives. Magnifications exceeding 10x and reaching to 100x power. On conventional microscopes this would be a100x-1000x magnification equivelant.

Macropod MICRO KIT 3.1.1 Using the 10x Objective

This is video tutorial about using the Micro Kit by Macroscopic Solutions with the 10x Mitutoyo Objective.

See final image here:          Original (5472 × 3648)        

Macropod MICRO KIT 3.1.2 Using the 20x Objective

This is a video tutorial about using the Micro Kit by Macroscopic Solutions with the 10x Mitutoyo Objective.

See final image here:          Original (5472 × 3648)        

Macropod MICRO KIT 3.1.3 Using the 50x Objective

This is a video tutorial about using the Micro Kit by Macroscopic Solutions with the 50x Mitutoyo Objective.

See final image here:          Original (5472 × 3648)        

Macropod MICRO KIT 3.2 Editing 10, 20 and 50x Imagery

This is a video tutorial about using extremely minor post-proceessing techniques in photoshop to enhance 10, 20, 50 and 100x imagery.

MACROPOD PRO 3D

Macropod PRO 3D 1.2.1 Setting up for 3D Modeling

Video tutorial describing proper set-up and configuration for 3D modeling specimens.

Macropod PRO 3D 1.2.2 Capturing Imagery to Build 3D Models

This tutorial is about postitioning your sample and capturing the data necessary for producing 3D models using photogrammetry techniques.

Macropod PRO 3D 1.2.3 Separating & Batch Focus Stacking

This video is about separating files from 1 folder into many distinctive folder using terminal, which is fast and easy. This video is also about batch processing imagery using Zerene Stacker software.

MAC OS X USERS;

STEP 1: Go to “System Preferences” and select Keyboard, Shortcuts, Services.

STEP 2: Find “New Terminal at Folder” in the settings and click the box. Now, when you’re in Finder, just right-click a folder and you’re shown the “Open to Terminal” option.

STEP 3: CHANGE “X” TO THE NUMBER YOU WISH TO SEPARATE FILES BY IN THE FOLLOWING CODE:

i=0; for f in *; do d=dir_$(printf %03d $((i/X+1))); mkdir -p $d; mv “$f” $d; let i++; done

FOR EXAMPLE: If you have 100 files in 1 folder and wish to create 10 folders with 10 files each then you would ENTER:

i=0; for f in *; do d=dir_$(printf %03d $((i/10+1))); mkdir -p $d; mv “$f” $d; let i++; done

MODIFY AND USE CODE (CHANGE X):

i=0; for f in *; do d=dir_$(printf %03d $((i/X+1))); mkdir -p $d; mv “$f” $d; let i++; done

******Caution******* Command will become active the moment you paste into terminal. Please ensure your interval and selected directory is correct.

Command+C to Copy
Command+V to Paste

Macropod PRO 3D 1.2.4 Generating a 3D Model

This is a basic and introductory video about 3D modeling imagery (specifically focus stacked imagery) using Agisoft Photo Scan. It shows the primary workflow needed to generate a model. Further videos will come out teaching you how to perfect the 3D model.

MACROPOD DRILL CORE

Macropod DRILL CORE 2.1 Getting Started & Capturing

Macropod DRILL CORE 2:1:1 is an introductory video to setting up and using the automated drill core imaging system by Macroscopic Solutions. www.macroscopicsolutions.com More in depth videos will become avaialble trhough time. Post processing the image data collected from this voideo will be made next.

Macropod DRILL CORE 2.1.2 Post Capture and Process

Macropod DRILL CORE 2:1:2 is an introductory video to processing images captured using the automated drill core imaging system by Macroscopic Solutions. www.macroscopicsolutions.com More in depth videos will become available trhough time. Editing, post processing and analyzing drill core images will be completed next as 2.1.3.