[Neuroscience] Re: Technical question: Alternative software for a "Coolsnap HQ" camera

Tom via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by tehgabriel from web.de)
Wed Jun 25 08:25:35 EST 2008

Thanks for your reply, Bill!
I just realised that i was not vey clear in my post. Of course there
are several commercial software solutions but I was rather interested
in open source programs.

So far i found and tested.
-  micromanager
-  WinFluor

Even though both programs look good (especially the micro-manager) and
work very well, i found them to have some specific restrictions, that
leaves them unsuitable for the experiments i have in mind.


On 24 Jun., 07:21, Bill <connelly.b... from gmail.com> wrote:
> I think the Coolsnap cameras can run a large number of programs. NIS
> elements from nikon, or PMcapture from photometrics, and various
> others.
> See:http://www.photomet.com/pm_downloads/software_pvcam.php
> On Jun 9, 9:56 pm, Tom <tehgabr... from web.de> wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I have a 'Coolsnap HQ' from Princeton that came together with a
> > software package called "WinView".
> > Unfortunately this software is full of bugs and really a pain to use.
> > So i am wondering if anybody knows an image acquisition software that
> > can be used to control a 'Coolsnap HQ' camera?
> > If possible, this software should run under linux, but windows is fine
> > too.
> > It should allow high frequency imaging (up to 20 Hz), where the timing
> > is triggered by an external device.
> > I already tried a software called "micro-manager" but didn't find this
> > suitable for my needs
> > Any comments are appreciated!
> > Regards,
> > Thomas

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