CMOS Gain Settings Explained

By Jacob on

Our new Atik Horizon camera is the first Atik Camera to use a CMOS sensor. There are plenty of differences between CMOS and CCD sensors, one of which being that our CMOS camera offers adjustable gain settings. So, we’ve put together a video explaining what CMOS gain settings really are and the effect they can have on your imaging. This includes how gain settings can help reduce read noise, but at the sake of full well depth. It also takes a look at why high gain settings can be great for narrowband imaging, but how if you’re doing LRGB, you might want to stick with a lower figure.