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Movie making in Volocity: a video tutorial

Movie making in Volocity: a video tutorial

Hi folks,

Well, I have something a bit different for you this month. As my tips that include aspects of movie making always go down well, I have decided to go back to basics and show you how to make your own movie in Volocity from...Read More

How do I make a movie that shows tracking of objects over time?

How do I make a movie that shows tracking of objects over time?

Everyone loves a good movie and a question that I am frequently asked is how I make movies in Volocity that show tracking of objects as they move in time. These movies help to give a more detailed insight into biological processes and they are great for incorporating...Read More

Create a movie which plays through your Z planes at a chosen XY angle.

Create a movie which plays through your Z planes at a chosen XY angle.

A couple of weeks ago, one of my colleagues asked me how he could create a movie in Volocity which would allow him to play through his Z-stack in the 3D planes view using a chosen XY angle, as he wanted...Read More

Minimizing axial elongation of structures

Minimizing axial elongation of structures

I have a short tip for you this month, inspired by a conversation with one of my grad students.

In our lab, we use fluorescent beads to test the performance and calibration of our system and to measuring point spread functions (PSFs) to model the behaviour of light. The...Read More

Technical Notes

Title Product Modification Date Views
Volocity Supported Hardware Volocity 19/07/2013 17963
What's New in Volocity 6.3 Volocity 17/07/2013 574
Exporting TIFF Data from Volocity Volocity 01/07/2013 488
Columbus Software Installation Guide Columbus 07/06/2013 799
Olympus IX83 Driver Installation Volocity 08/05/2013 523
Workflows for In-depth High Content Analysis Columbus,Volocity 23/01/2013 814
Data Transfer from Operetta to Volocity Volocity 21/01/2013 721
Data Transfer from Columbus to Volocity Columbus,Volocity 21/01/2013 740
Data Transfer from Operetta to Columbus Columbus 21/01/2013 745
Data Transfer from Opera to Columbus Columbus 21/01/2013 747
Data Transfer from Opera to Volocity Volocity 21/01/2013 694
System Requirements for Volocity Product Range Volocity 22/11/2012 14779
Using the Nikon TE2000 PFS with Volocity Acquisition Volocity 22/11/2012 3344
Using the Leica DMI6000 AFC with Volocity Acquisition Volocity 22/11/2012 1714
Using the Nikon TiE PFS with Volocity Acquisition Volocity 21/11/2012 2821
What's New in Volocity 6.2? Volocity 21/11/2012 850
Keyboard Shortcuts in Volocity Volocity 11/06/2012 1587
What's New in Volocity 6.1? Volocity 23/04/2012 1189
Skeletal Length Measurement in Volocity 6.0 Volocity 13/09/2011 1431
What's New in Volocity 6.0? Volocity 13/09/2011 1465
Openlab Supported Hardware Openlab 15/03/2011 14499
Configuring Volocity Acquisition Systems for Stitching Volocity 15/03/2011 2018
Creating and Editing Complex ROIs in Volocity 5.5 Volocity 10/01/2011 1887
Using the Zeiss AxioObserver Definite Focus with Volocity Acquisition Volocity 13/12/2010 2845
What's New in Volocity 5.5? Volocity 09/12/2010 1969
Using Lightpaths with the UltraVIEW Volocity 18/11/2010 1772
Calibrating PK Unit on Upgraded UltraVIEW LCI System Volocity 11/08/2010 1967
Volocity Demo Getting Started Guide Volocity 04/08/2010 5001
Volocity Getting started Volocity 04/08/2010 2297
Volocity and Windows 7 Volocity 28/05/2010 2532
Using the Olympus IX81 ZDC with Volocity Acquisition Volocity 27/05/2010 3519
Limitations of Hamamatsu ImagEM "Real-time Image Processing" Features Other 07/12/2009 2544
UltraVIEW VoX - Optimizing Acquisition Frame Rate Volocity 09/07/2009 2594
Volocity for Windows x64 Volocity 15/04/2009 4794
Volocity Surface Area Measurements Volocity 14/01/2009 2424
Volocity and Windows Vista Volocity 17/11/2008 3966
ILS System Requirements ILS 13/08/2008 4662
Additional TIFF Information in Phylum and Volocity Phylum and Volocity 11/06/2008 4884
System Specifications for Imaging Computing Server Volocity 02/04/2008 3951
Openlab 5.5 Openlab 27/03/2008 3171
Volocity for Windows: Optimizing performance Volocity 28/02/2008 5726
Spectral Separation of Monochrome Images Using Volocity 4 Volocity 13/08/2007 3299
Volocity and Neurolucida Volocity 30/03/2007 3416
Openlab 5: Color Tables and Automator Items Openlab 21/12/2006 3466
Finding Dirt and Debris in your Microscope Other 24/11/2006 4671
Diagnosing Microscope Drift Problems Openlab 22/11/2006 4824
Improvision Micro-Shutter performance Phylum Live 02/05/2006 2415
Openlab 5: New Location for Color Tables, Automator Menu Items and Automator Subroutines Openlab 28/04/2006 3684
Openlab and Mac OS X Openlab 16/01/2006 11179
Improvision Micro-Shutter performance Other 04/01/2006 7453
A study of fluorescence standards confirms that OptiGrid confocal images are suitable for quantitative microscopy Phylum Live 22/08/2005 2654
How do I transfer files between a PC and a Mac? Openlab 19/08/2005 12152
How does Openlab work with different image formats? Openlab 19/08/2005 4066
Which image files are compatible with Openlab? Openlab 19/08/2005 5253
How can I open TIFF Images with Openlab? Openlab 19/08/2005 4070
Why does there appear to be degradation to the resolution of the graphics in an annotation layer compared to that of a measurement overlay? Openlab 19/08/2005 4307
How can I create my own columns in the Advanced Measurements table? Openlab 19/08/2005 3959
What is a typical practical value for the accuracy and repeatability of the PIFOC piezo focus drive? Openlab 19/08/2005 4313
How do I export images from Openlab as individual TIFFs for use in other graphics applications? Openlab 19/08/2005 4800
How do I optimise memory in Mac OS 9 for use with Openlab? Openlab 19/08/2005 3893
How do I save the color LUT when exporting images into Adobe Photoshop? Openlab 19/08/2005 4703
Why is the device connected to the Serial Port of my computer not communicating with Openlab? Openlab 19/08/2005 4186
Why am I only able to capture images at a reduced size rather than full image size? Openlab 19/08/2005 3428
Controlling the VMM-D3 Three Channel Shutter Driver using Openlab Automator Serial Communications Openlab 19/08/2005 4416
Volocity for Windows - Dongle Installation Volocity 19/08/2005 4475
Using Openlab Layer User Data to set properties within Volocity Volocity 19/08/2005 3733
How do I run serial devices from a Mac which has only USB ports? Openlab 26/07/2005 3819
Year 2000 Statement Openlab 26/07/2005 3765
Achieving accurate color reproduction for brightfield microscopy using a color camer. Openlab 25/07/2005 3952
How do I make a scale bar to stamp on my images in Openlab? Openlab 25/07/2005 6539
Openlab Raw Format Openlab 09/11/2004 7878
Openlab Module - User Data Openlab 11/03/2004 3597
Ludl Controller Configuration Openlab 11/03/2004 4820
How do I density slice an image? Openlab 12/02/2004 5686
How do I edit the settings on my Openlab Filterwheel palette? Openlab 12/02/2004 3792
How do I set up the Dage DC330 color camera for transmitted light microscopy in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3872
Openlab User Interface Concepts Openlab 12/02/2004 3612
Can Phylum archive movie files? Phylum 12/02/2004 3990
How do I calibrate my TILL Photonics Polychrome monochromator in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4975
How do I use the CRI Micro Color filter with Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4252
How do I prevent erratic timings when capturing large sequences of images in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3600
Does the Openlab Automator support array variables? Openlab 12/02/2004 3880
How do I superimpose results from the Measurements table onto an image layer? Openlab 12/02/2004 4080
How can I open images acquired with older Improvision imaging products in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3881
Power Macintosh G3 and G4 computers using Mac OS 9 with the National Instruments PCI 1200 card. Openlab 12/02/2004 3868
How do I measure the optical density of objects using Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 5736
How do I set up and use the the multi-user facility in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3236
How can I record a variable in an Openlab automation to be exported to a data analysis program such as Excel? Openlab 12/02/2004 3483
Where can I find the Openlab serial number? Openlab 12/02/2004 3963
Why do Openlab images look poor on the monitor? Openlab 12/02/2004 3346
Why does my automation refuse to stop during a Tell or Input task? Openlab 12/02/2004 3421
Why does my automation refuse to pause during a Tell task? Openlab 12/02/2004 3429
How can I determine the exact degree of image registration that is needed to re-align my multilabelled fluorescent image Openlab 12/02/2004 4427
Why can't I import Adobe Photoshop files into Phylum? Phylum 12/02/2004 3713
How do I move images from different Openlab documents into one Openlab document? Openlab 12/02/2004 3497
Keyboard Shortcuts for use with Openlab. Openlab 12/02/2004 3984
How do I convert the Openlab layer time stamp from days:hours:mins:sec into seconds so that I can use the data in Excel? Openlab 12/02/2004 3705
Why can't I annotate my images in white text using a transparent annotation layer in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3554
How do I track the speed and position of cells in a time lapse sequence with Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3965
How do I make a QuickTime movie in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3706
How can I make an automation go faster? Openlab 12/02/2004 3450
Why can't I annotate my images using the Paint Tools palette? Openlab 12/02/2004 3583
Why does the image sequence that I saved as a QuickTime movie look pixelated? Openlab 12/02/2004 3843
How can I export graphs generated in Openlab into other applications ? Openlab 12/02/2004 3629
How do I reset the Point Counter so that I can begin a new count on each layer? Openlab 12/02/2004 3566
I am using OpenLab with Mac OS 9.2.2 and I am repeatedly getting out of memory errors when I try different commands. What should I do? Openlab 12/02/2004 3408
I am using binning to increase the sensitivity of my camera. I can view the image in preview mode but get an error message when I try to capture the image. Openlab 12/02/2004 3451
I’m selecting an ROI measurement from the Measurements Table, but Openlab is not displaying either the ROI or the image that it corresponds to in the document window. Openlab 12/02/2004 3610
I have downloaded the latest version of Openlab from www.improvision.com. Now what do I do? Openlab 12/02/2004 3496
How do I change the color of the paint tools? Openlab 12/02/2004 3449
What should I know about the 3D Restoration module? Openlab 12/02/2004 3605
How can I focus the SPOT RT camera quickly? Openlab 12/02/2004 3885
How can I play a movie in Phylum which doesn't include all of the images in the folder? Phylum 12/02/2004 3503
Why doesn't the software recognize my camera after I have installed a new version of Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3739
Why can’t I apply a color look up table (LUT) to my merged images? Openlab 12/02/2004 3770
Which way should filters go into my filter wheel? Other 12/02/2004 3570
I can't see the line that has been drawn when I create an ROI or use the measurement tools in Openlab. Can I change the color? Openlab 12/02/2004 3498
When I use the RGB merge to merge a slightly opaque layer with other layers, why is the resultant image of poor quality, and why is detail in the opaque layer lost? Openlab 12/02/2004 3813
Why is only the Layers Manager palette available when I start up Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3940
Can I use 8 or 12 bit TIFF files generated by other systems within Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3673
Why am I getting a grainy black and white image on my color CoolSNAP camera? Openlab 12/02/2004 3895
My camera has non symmetrical pixels. Which value do I enter for the pixel size in the deconvolution dialog box? Openlab 12/02/2004 3436
How do I use the AxioCam camera with Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3870
Zeiss Axioplan 2ie and Axiovert 200M behave strangely with Openlab 2 Openlab 12/02/2004 5113
Openlab 3 - The Filters and Shutters module now supports 'link to video' for shutters. Openlab 12/02/2004 3555
Increased functionality for the Automator Lite in Openlab 3 Openlab 12/02/2004 3382
What features of the Hamamatsu 4742-95ER (Orca ER) are now supported in Openlab 2.2.5r2? Openlab 12/02/2004 4451
Auto Exposure in Openlab Openlab 12/02/2004 3932
Preferences Issues When Moving Between Openlab versions 2 and 3. Openlab 12/02/2004 3468
Openlab 3 - Auto Focus now supported for motorised focus drives Openlab 12/02/2004 3663
Using Roper (Princeton Instruments) cameras with the PVCAM Video module Openlab 12/02/2004 5481
Can I make a binary mask using the Binary Operations module? Openlab 12/02/2004 4232
Why is the integration of my Hamamatsu C5810 camera not synchronised within an automation? Openlab 12/02/2004 4188
How do I save spatial calibrations for different objectives in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3460
Which cameras will speed up significantly when using the Automator "Capture Multiple" task? Openlab 12/02/2004 3702
What is the UV throughput of the fiber optic supplied with the TILL monochromators and are they solid quartz? Openlab 12/02/2004 3936
How do I use Openlab to measure the greyscale intensity values for a number of different ROIs over the course of a timelapse experiment (i.e. over several layers)? Openlab 12/02/2004 3744
I lost the power to the Openlab acquisition system and lost the image file I had captured. Can I get it back? Openlab 12/02/2004 3617
Can I use more than one Ludl controller with Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3692
How do I remove the number from my cell tracking overlay in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3485
I cannot get communication with my ORBIT 1 controller in Openlab. Openlab 12/02/2004 4013
How do you make a 3D profile in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3505
How can I measure grayscale intensity values over an image using the same ROI? Openlab 12/02/2004 4530
When I draw an ROI on an image, it won't retain the shape I have drawn. Openlab 12/02/2004 3433
How do I change size of image in order to speed up capture and/or processing time? Openlab 12/02/2004 3700
Changes in Openlab 3 to the Automator Controls palette Openlab 12/02/2004 3518
"Save as Multiple" and file naming in Openlab Openlab 12/02/2004 3871
How do I measure the total intensity of a cell or ROI in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4105
What version of Mac OS can I use with Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3835
Openlab 3.0.2 - Target Image Window Automator task - new option Openlab 12/02/2004 3748
Orbit Focus Drives - Preferences Openlab 12/02/2004 3824
Volocity 3D Rendering - how to export a 2D view Volocity 12/02/2004 3765
Write to User Notes Automator task - Tab function Openlab 12/02/2004 4084
Open Image Document Automator Task Openlab 12/02/2004 3701
Save Document Automator Task - format options Openlab 12/02/2004 3749
When using the "Volume Deconvolution" module in Openlab, the final deconvolved image does not resemble the image in the preview window. Openlab 12/02/2004 3438
Using Volocity, I have enhanced my images by using the Auto Contrast function but my volume does not look as expected. Volocity 12/02/2004 3557
Openlab Microscope Control - Light Path Automator task Openlab 12/02/2004 3734
Set Video Control Automator task - changing check boxes and pop up choices Openlab 12/02/2004 3549
Ludl Biopoint controllers do not fully support State Saver operations. Openlab 12/02/2004 3730
Alternate Readout Mode for Photometrics PVCAM cameras, specifically the CoolSNAP HQ. Openlab 12/02/2004 4348
Why is the progress bar on the Video Controls palette always moving? It never becomes a solid block, is this correct? Openlab 12/02/2004 3393
Zeiss AxioCam color camera - White Balance for brightfield microscopy. Openlab 12/02/2004 4866
Roper Scientific Photometrics color CoolSNAP camera - White Balance for brightfield microscopy. Openlab 12/02/2004 4129
How do I connect serial devices to Macs which do not have serial ports? Openlab 12/02/2004 9606
Openlab Module - 3D Rendering - using the 'Scale with Z' option Openlab 12/02/2004 3577
Volocity - Alignment tool Volocity 12/02/2004 3902
Leica DMSTC Motorised XY Stage and CTRMIC microscopes in Openlab Openlab 12/02/2004 5252
ORBIT 1 XY Stage Openlab 12/02/2004 4226
An example automation illustrating the use of multithreading Openlab 12/02/2004 3503
An example automation illustrating the use of parallel processing and the "Key wait" task Openlab 12/02/2004 3597
How to create an automation to measure objects and put the results into a graph. Openlab 12/02/2004 3396
Openlab Module - Colocalization Openlab 12/02/2004 3731
Openlab Module - Image Splitter Openlab 12/02/2004 3652
Spatial calibration in Openlab 3.1 and higher Openlab 12/02/2004 3757
How to install Openlab Darkroom Openlab 12/02/2004 3838
QImaging Camera Firmware Upgrade Openlab 12/02/2004 3945
Openlab Ratio Module: Intensity Modulated image Openlab 12/02/2004 3780
Openlab Module - FRET Openlab 12/02/2004 3578
Elongation of Spherical Structures in Z Other 12/02/2004 4342
Volocity LE 2.5 and higher Volocity 12/02/2004 3730
Openlab Automator Serial Communications Openlab 12/02/2004 3670