Software

Software API Support

We have designed a software API to be used by all Hamamatsu digital cameras; it is named DCAM-API (Digital CAMera Application Programming Interface). The purpose of DCAM-API is:

  • To standardize camera control and functionality of all Hamamatsu digital cameras.
  • To bridge different supported computer interfaces and aspects of their respective software API into one universal set of API functions and implementation rules.
  • To allow for future expandability of the API with limitless and seamless integration of digital cameras and interfaces without the need for re-building the host application to support them.

DCAM-API offers a simple yet powerful set of functions to control all the necessary features and data acquisition control functions of our cameras. It provides dynamic detection of camera features and controls. DCAM-API supports LabView, MATLAB, MetaMorph, Micro-Manager, SlideBook, and more.

 

DCAM-API website

List of all compatible software

 

Software API Support

 

Hamamatsu Imaging Software

HCImage

 HCImage

 

Details

Description

HCImage is Hamamatsu’s core image processing and image analysis software designed to solve a wide range of scientific and industrial imaging applications. It can control complex experiments including camera control, full microscope and illumination control. Furthermore it allows users to run experiments in semi-automated or automated modes and to apply sophisticated image analysis algorithms to the image data for detailed analysis.

 

It is designed for applications like fluorescence microscopy, ratio imaging, TIRF, FRET, FRAP, multi-dimensional time lapse imaging, protein-protein interaction analysis or particle size analysis.

 

Supported Hardware

All DCAM compatible cameras
For a complete list of supported hardware devices please visit below.

Supported Hardware Devices

 

Operating System

PC (WindowsXP, Windows7, Windows8)

 

HCImage website

 

 

HiPic

HiPic

PDF: 7.8 MB

Description

HiPic is Hamamatsu’s software with emphasis on physical and industrial applications.

Not only all Hamamatsu monochrome DCAM based cameras like e.g. sCMOS ORCA-Flash series or ImagEM EM-CCD cameras are supported. Internal driver modules allow the use of line sensors or X-ray cameras, TDI cameras and analogue cameras with HiPic, too. In the newest version image intensifiers and mini-spectrometers are integrated now as well.
HiPic is easy to use and offers besides full control of all camera features various analysis functions like sophisticated correction algorithms, calibration, arithmetical operations, ROI analysis and much more. A sophisticated remote control feature allows to integrating its functionality in other software packages, to control it from other operating systems like Unix or Linux, or to control several systems from one control software.

 

Supported Hardware

All Hamamatsu monochrome cameras, image intensifiers, flat panel sensors, X-ray cameras, Microfocus X-Ray sources and mini-spectrometers

 

Operating System

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

 

 

HiPic/Spectro

HiPic/Spectro

PDF: 364 KB

Description

HiPic/Spectro is Hamamatsu’s High Performance Image Control and Processing Software for Spectroscopy

Based on our renowned HiPic general-purpose imaging software, HiPic/Spectro is specially designed for spectroscopic applications. It controls not only Hamamatsu sensor modules such as Mini-Spectrometers, but also spectrographs, pulse generators, image intensifiers and Hamamatsu cameras which are suitable for spectroscopic measurements.

 

Operating System

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

 

 

HPD-TA

HPD-TA

PDF: 861 KB

Description

A dedicated software for streak systems, supporting all Hamamatsu streak camera models, most CCD camera models, and a variety of other popular peripherals like spectrographs and delay generators.

 

Supported Hardware

Streak cameras: C979, C1370, C1587, C2590-10, C2830, C3681, C3735, C4187, C4334, C4575, C5680, C6138, C6860, C7700, C9510, C10627, C10910. CCD cameras: C4880, ORCA (all models), C3077, C5405, C8484, ORCA R2, all cameras with DCAM-API (except color) . Spectrographs: Chromex 250is, 500is, Acton SpectraPro, Horiba JY, Insight H. Pulse/delay/trigger units: DG535, C1097, C4792-02, C4398-01, C6878, DG645, C10647, T560

 

Operating System

Windows7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

 

 

HoKaWo

HoKaWo

PDF: 10.9 MB

Description

HoKaWo is Hamamatsu’s image acquisition software for life science applications, supporting all Hamamatsu DCAM compatible cameras.

HoKaWo has an emphasis towards an easy user interface and includes all basic functions required to acquire and process images including programmable time lapse recording, streaming at full frame rate even for sCMOS cameras, control of up to 3 cameras in parallel, contrast enhancement or pseudo-coloring and scaling.

Not available in the US

 

Supported Hardware

All DCAM compatible cameras

 

Operating System

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

 

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