Qmix CAM in front of PC with QmixElements camera plugin

QmixElements Camera Plugin

Record, Analyze, Store

With the QmixElements camera plugin we offer you the possibility to fully integrate external laboratory cameras into our QmixElements software. You have access to all camera parameters and can record images, manually or script-controlled, at any time. You can also record videos, manually or from a QmixElements script program.


  • Access to all camera parameters (exposure, image sharpness, color…)
  • Current live image is always displayed (can be enlarged or moved to a second screen)
  • Still snapshot of current camera image at any time
  • Script function to automate image capture (e.g. time-lapse videos)
  • Manual and script-controlled video recording
  • Video builder for the creation of time-lapse videos from previously recorded individual images

Technical requirements

  • Windows DirectX/DirectShow compatible cameras
  • IEEE 1394 Firewire cameras according to DCAM standard that are compatible with the CMU 1394 driver
  • USB cameras from ABS Jena (testet with UK1158)

Camera script functions

Automated image and video recording

Script Functions for Image and Video Recording

With the integrated camera script functions you can automate the recording of images and video sequences and thereby integrate image-capturing capability into your QmixElements scripts. This makes it very easy to set up tasks like hourly image capture or video recording in case of certain events like particular temperature, pressure or flow rate values.

QmixElements Imageviewer Plugin screenshot

Displaying and Analyzing Images

QmixElements Image Viewer Plugin

The QmixElements image viewer plugin is the perfect addition to the camera plugin. Recorded camera images can be viewed, saved and reloaded at a later time. Using the integrated measuring function, objects in an image, such as compartments, can be measured. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Loading and saving of various image formats (PNG, JPG, TIFF…)
  • Continuous resizing of images using the mouse wheel
  • Convenient navigation within images
  • Simple measurement of image objects (units: um, mm, cm, px...)
  • Extreme enlargement without pixilation (interpolation)

QmixElements Videobuilder Plugin

Creating Time-Lapse Videos

QmixElements Video Builder Plugin

The video builder plugin lets you quickly create a video from images you recorded in the past, for example time- or script-controlled images from the camera or microscope plugin. In this way you can make time-lapse films of very slow microfluidic processes.

One of the highlights of this system is the integrated, optional de-shaker that reliably removes camera shake from the image material.

QmixElements Software

QmixElements Software

Laboratory automation platform

The QmixElements software is a comprehensive, plugin-based, modular software solution for the control of all cetoni devices via a common graphical user interface. The software consists of a core that provides the basic features and services, such as the application window, the event log or the tool bar.