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MetaMorph Software Comparison Table

MetaMorph® Microscopy Automation & Image Analysis Software is offered in different packages as described below. Please refer to the comparison chart for standard features included with each package, as well as optional features that may be added a la carte.

Feature

MetaMorph

MetaVue

Premier

Basic

Premier Offline

Basic Offline

NX

Acquisition/Automation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-threading support

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

included

n/a

Non-overlapping windows

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

included

n/a

Multi-dimensional acquisition (timelapse, Z, wavelength, and stage position)

included

optional

n/a

n/a

included

n/a

Filmstrip image review

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

included

n/a

Workflow oriented user interface

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

included

n/a

Experiment aware data storage

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

included

n/a

Integrated MDA review

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

included

n/a

Asynchronous hardware control

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

included

n/a

Integrated hardware installation/configuration

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

included

n/a

Integrated zoom and pan

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

included

n/a

Easy comparison of datasets across views

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

included

n/a

Automated microscope control

included

optional

n/a

n/a

optional

n/a

Motorized filter wheels, shutters, xyz position control

included

optional

n/a

n/a

optional

n/a

Laser control for FRAP, un-caging, photo-bleaching, and photo-ablation

optional

optional

n/a

n/a

optional

n/a

Confocal scanner control (Yokogawa, VTI Infinity3, CARVII, Optigrid)

optional

optional

n/a

n/a

Currently
No VTI
or Optigrid

n/a

Automated slide scanning and stitching

included

optional

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Automated slide loader support

optional

optional

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Splitview/Twincam for the DualView and dual camera configurations

included

optional

included

optional

n/a

n/a

Digital camera drivers

optional

optional

n/a

n/a

optional

optional

Processing/Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shading correction and background subtraction

included

included

included

included

n/a

included

Morphometry and distance measurements

included

included

included

included

included

included

Area/intensity measurements with graphing

included

included

included

included

included

included

Basic filters and morphology filters

included

included

included

included

included

included

Arithmetic operations

included

included

included

included

included

included

Create and play movies, exportable as QuickTime® of AVI

included

included

included

included

n/a

included

Integrated Morphometry analysis (IMA)

included

included

included

included

included

n/a

Applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic 2D image deblurring

included

included

included

included

n/a

n/a

3D deconvolution

optional

optional

optional

optional

n/a

n/a

4D visualization and 3D measurements

included

optional

included

optional

optional

n/a

FRET

included

included

included

included

n/a

n/a

Time-lapse and Z series

included

included

included

included

included

n/a

Cell counting

included

included

included

included

included

n/a

Kymograph for linear motility analysis

included

included

included

included

n/a

n/a

Brightness measurements

included

included

included

included

included

n/a

Colocalization

included

included

included

included

n/a

n/a

Overlay multi-fluorescent images

included

included

included

included

included

included

Image stitching

included

optional

included

optional

n/a

n/a

Automated particle tracking/motion analysis

included

optional

included

optional

n/a

n/a

Auto-alignment of image series

included

optional

included

optional

n/a

n/a

Application Modules

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-dimensional motion analysis (MDMA)

*

optional

*

optional

n/a

n/a

Angiogenesis tube formation

*

optional

*

optional

optional

n/a

Cell cycle

*

optional

*

optional

optional

n/a

Count nuclei/cell scoring

*

optional

*

optional

optional

n/a

Neurite outgrowth

*

optional

*

optional

optional

n/a

Screening acquisition dropin

*

optional

*

optional

n/a

n/a

Screening playback dropin

*

optional

*

optional

n/a

n/a

Cell health

*

optional

*

optional

optional

n/a

Granularity

*

optional

*

optional

optional

n/a

Live/dead

*

optional

*

optional

optional

n/a

Mitotic index

*

optional

*

optional

optional

n/a

Monopole detection

*

optional

*

optional

optional

n/a

Micro-nuclei detection

*

optional

*

optional

optional

n/a

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiple file format support including confocal formats

included

included

included

included

included

included

Advanced journaling (macros)

included

included

included

included

included

n/a

Data exporting to text or spreadsheet

included

included

included

included

included

n/a

IronPython scripting environment

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

included

n/a

Network licensing

n/a

n/a

optional

n/a

for offline

n/a

*Selectable Application Modules - five out of fourteen modules included with MetaMorph Premier Software.