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Video Microscopy

Dowrick's Scientific Services offer a range of filming options.  From Macro right down to the smallest micro specimens.  Flowers to bacteria. Video microscopy is one of our specialities, and something we excel at.  

You can send your samples to us and let us make the creative decisions,  You can come to our labs and work with us, or we can bring our mobile video-microscopy unit to you.

Videos can also be viewed live using Facebook live broadcasting technology giving you the option to view the data as it is being captured.


Our current body for capturing 4K UHD footage is the Nikon Z7.  This camera is capable of grabbing 4K UHD @ 30fps / Full HD @ 120fps / N-Log (HDMI 10-bit output) / eVR / Attenuator.

But our systems are fully adaptable, and we can happily adapt to use Panasonic, Black Magic, or any other professional system for video capture.


Our current recorder for field and lab work is the Atomos Ninja V.  Further details can be found on the Atomos website.

Supported Codecs & Frame Rates (Record & Playback)

Video to ProRes / DNxHR:  Apple ProRes HQ, 422, LT AVID DNxHR HQX. HQ, SQ, LB

4K DCI; 24/25/30/50/60p
4K UHD; 24/25/30/50/60p
1080p; 24/25/30/50/60/100^/120^
1080i; 50/60i, 720p; 50/60p


Our system is able to provide 4K UHD, Full-HD, exposure smoothing, silent timelapse photography.  This can be either macro or micro.


Videos are often not only scientific, but also creative.  To this end we offer a range of creative lighting options including Ultra Violet, and laser macro/micro lighting rigs.

Facebook Live Streaming

Do you need to guide the filming but can't get here?  We are able to offer a live streaming service so that you can see what is being captured as it is being recorded.  A member of our staff will be online with you during the capture so that you can make changes.

This service does rely on good internet connections / speeds, and is a timed service rather than a one-off fee.

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