Spectral Devices multispectral snapshot cameras incorporate CMOS sensors with high performance multispectral filter array technology. Capture multiple spectral images simultaneously with each camera exposure. Capture multispectral video at up to 90 FPS. Industry leading selection of multispectral camera models optimized for standard and custom imaging applications. Global shutter provides accurate high-speed imaging of fast moving objects. USB3 Vision and GenICam-compliance makes these cameras easy to setup and use.  The enclosure is CNC-machined from aluminium for strength and hard anodized for durability.  We carry lenses from major manufacturers and can recommend a lens that is optimized for even the most difficult imaging task.  The cameras are compatible with a wide selection of software and SDKs for Windows, Linux, and National Instruments LabVIEW.

Snapshot Operation
Capture All Bands Simultaneously
Global Shutter CMOS Sensor
High Frame Rate
High Dynamic Range
USB3 Vision and GenICam compliant
Small, Lightweight and Rugged
Flexible Mounting Options
External Triggering
External Strobing
UV-NIR 2 400, 800 1024 x 512 MSC-UN-1-A
Agriculture 4 580, 660, 735, 820 512 x 512 MSC-AGRI-1-A PDF icon Specs
Biomedical 4 735, 800, 865, 930 512 x 512 MSC-BIO-1-A PDF icon Specs
Red-Green-Blue-NIR 4 450, 550, 650, 800 1024x1024 (color), 512x512 (NIR) MSC-RGBN-1-A PDF icon Specs
Red-Green-Blue-Mono 4 450, 550, 650, 400-1000 1024x1024 (color), 512x512 (mono) MSC-RGBM-1-A PDF icon Specs
8-Band Visible 8 474, 495, 526, 546, 578, 597, 621, 640 256 x 256 MSC-VIS8-1-A PDF icon Specs
8-Band NIR 8 720, 760, 800, 840, 860, 900, 940, 980 256 x 256 MSC-NIR8-1-A PDF icon Specs
4-Band Custom 4 User-Defined 512 x 512 MSC-CUS4-1-A
8-Band Custom 8 User-Defined 256 x 256 MSC-CUS8-1-A
9-Band Custom 9 User-Defined 341 x 341 MSC-CUS9-1-A
16-Band Custom 16 User-Defined 256x256 MSC-CUS16-1-A
Model: CMV4000
Type: CMOS Global Shutter
Exposure: 100 µs (minimum)
Pixel Size: 5.5 µm X 5.5 µm
Dynamic Range: 60 dB
Dark Noise: 13 e- (RMS)
Dark Current: 125 e-/s (25 deg. C)
Digitization: 12 bits
Interface: USB3 Vision
Power: USB3 (no external power required)
USB Connector: USB 3.0 Micro-B (screw)
I/O: 1 Trigger in, 2 Strobe out (opto-isolated)
I/O Connector: 12-pin Hirose HR10A
Lens Mount: c-mount
Size: 56 mm x 50 mm X 52 mm (W X H X D)
Weight: 204 g
Finish: Anodized Black, Laser Etched
Case Material: 6061 Aluminium (CNC)
Imperial Mounts: 12 x ¼-20 (5 mm deep)
Metric Mounts: 12 x M3 (5 mm deep)
Front Mounts: 4 x 4-40 (30 mm cage compatible)
Our multispectral camera with RGB and NIR bands has conventional red, green, and blue bands of spectral transmission, and also contains a NIR channel, which is sensitive to near infrared light from 750 nm to 1000 nm. The camera is a high performance alternative to standard color cameras, since the amount of cross-talk between bands is much lower, especially between the NIR channel and the color channels. The camera is useful for a variety of applications where color and NIR imaging must be performed simultaneously.
Our multispectral camera for precision agriculture is useful for agricultural applications where measurements on vegetation are performed. It offers multispectral imaging at 4 bands: (i) 580 nm is sensitive to live vegetation; (ii) 660 nm is sensitive to the NDVI red channel; (iii) 735 nm is sensitive to the 'red edge' channel; and (iv) 820 nm is sensitive to the NDVI NIR channel. With these four images a number of spectral analyses can be performed, including NDVI and SAVI.
Our multispectral camera for biomedical research has 4 bands of spectral discrimination. The first band (735 nm) is sensitive to deoxyhemoglobin (deoxygenated blood). The second band (800 nm) is sensitive to total hemoglobin (total blood). The third band (865 nm) is sensitive to oxyhemoglobin (oxygenated blood). The fourth band (930 nm) is sensitive to lipid. With these four images a number of analysis can be performed including oxygen saturation and total hemoglobin which are important for monitoring tissue health. Note: the multispectral camera for biomedical research is to be used for investigational purposes only.
Our UV-NIR multispectral camera has 2 bands of spectral discrimination. One band is centered in the UV region covering 350 to 450 nm and the other covers the near infrared region between 700 and 1000 nm. The camera is useful for horticultural applications such as visualizing hidden features in flowers. It is also useful for detecting hidden skin defects and measuring the coverage of lotions such as sun screen products.
Our multispectral camera with RGB and mono bands has conventional red, green, and blue bands of spectral transmission, and also contains a panchromatic channel, which is sensitive to the full spectral range from 400 nm to 1000 nm. The camera is useful for a variety of applications where color and monochrome imaging must be performed simultaneously.
Our 8-band cameras offer nearly equally spaced bands across the visible (8-Band Visible) and the near infrared (8-Band NIR) spectral ranges. These cameras are an excellent choice when more spectral information is needed at the expense of spatial resolution. These cameras offer 3-fold higher sensitivity for each band due the unique filter arrangement on the sensor. These cameras are useful for detailed color testing of paints and inks, spectral analysis of plants, and biomedical research applications were a greater number of bands is needed.
We offer custom multispectral cameras in configurations of 4, 8, 9, and 16 bands (please see CAMERA MODELS). The selection of the bands is limited only by the filter choice and bands can be manufactured in the UV, through the visible, and into the NIR. Please review the specifications for each filter type on our TECHNOLOGY page. Custom multispectral cameras are manufactured in consultation with the customer to meet the requirements of the customer-specific imaging task. We can deliver a custom camera in as little as 6 weeks. Please contact us for a quotation.
Since many of our multispectral cameras cover a broad spectral range in a single exposure, lens selection is critical for achieving top performance. We offer a wide range of lenses from reputable manufacturers such as Schneider Optics and Kowa. Send us details of the imaging task and we will recommend a lens and camera that solves your imaging problem.
2ndLook is a complete image acquisition software package that enables users to connect and acquire images from one or more cameras on a single PC. Offers real-time synchronized video recording from GenICam-compliant USB3 Vision, GigE Vision, and DirectShow cameras. Easily record directly to popular file formats such as AVI and TIFF. Record from multiple cameras to different file formats concurrently. Multispectral imaging conversion filters for Spectral Devices cameras are built in. View montage of spectral images in a real-time. View RGB color and NIR images side-by-side. View NDVI images using our Agriculture camera. Easy to use interface with interactive help and user guides.
msCapture is a Linux-based camera control and image capture application for Spectral Devices Area and Line scan cameras. It enables a user to capture a sequence of frames at very precisely timed intervals. Raw frames can be saved to disk or combined (stacked) into a series of images when a line scan camera is used. msCapture buffers frame data in memory to achieve high frame rates. Camera setup is easily performed using a text-based configuration file. Using msCapture, the camera can be controlled over a network and automated using scripting. msCapture is available for x86 and ARM platforms. We have run msCapture successfully on a variety of devices ranging from Intel-based laptops and workstations down to single board computers such as the BeagleBone Black. Contact us for customization options.
2ndLook Camera Software (32 bit trial version)
2ndLook Camera Software (64 bit trial version)
2ndLook Setup and Imaging
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2ndLook Camera Settings
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2ndLook Conversion Steps
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2ndLook Multi-Camera Imaging
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