This device is good at capturing images properly and promptly enabling the operator to position the sample and focus on it in a better angle. The device appears complex, and indeed it is, but it easy to use and work with. It has several vital features like the Gel Doc 2000 system. This system combines the motorized zoom lens, UV-transilluminator workstation, CCD camera, a compact darkroom, a responsive Quantity One software, which is user-friendly, to the quantitate gels which are stained with fluorophores such as ethidium bromide.
There is an onscreen within the Quantity One software and an instrument control panel within which the powerful lenses in the device can be manipulated. The system enabled proper and efficient analysis, optimization and printing of images that the device has captured through the Gel Doc 2000.
Bio-Rad Universal Hood Gel Doc System has 8 bit (256 gray levels), a Dynamic range of 1.8 Orders, 4 optional emission filters in addition to an amber one. It has two positions of emission filters.
The device accepts a sample size of 28 x 36 cm with the maximum image area of 25 x 26 cm. It has a CCD detector and a CCD resolution of 768 x 494 RS-170, 752 x 582 CCIR. The system has three modes of illumination control comprised of epi-white, trans-UV and trans white. The Pixel size in microns is estimated at 8.4 x 9.8.
Bio-Rad Universal Hood Gel Doc System is easy to use and work with, information on how to operate and troubleshoot is available in the user manual.