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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
Columbus Software Installation Guide Columbus 02/10/2014 1399
Columbus 2.5 and Acapella Script Compatibility Columbus 19/09/2014 323
Volocity Supported Hardware Volocity 19/07/2013 19093
What's New in Volocity 6.3 Volocity 17/07/2013 1053
Exporting TIFF Data from Volocity Volocity 01/07/2013 913
Olympus IX83 Driver Installation Volocity 08/05/2013 1243
Workflows for In-depth High Content Analysis Columbus,Volocity 23/01/2013 1263
Data Transfer from Operetta to Volocity Volocity 21/01/2013 1147
Data Transfer from Columbus to Volocity Columbus,Volocity 21/01/2013 1143
Data Transfer from Operetta to Columbus Columbus 21/01/2013 1180
Data Transfer from Opera to Columbus Columbus 21/01/2013 1165
Data Transfer from Opera to Volocity Volocity 21/01/2013 1087
System Requirements for Volocity Product Range Volocity 22/11/2012 16540
Using the Nikon TE2000 PFS with Volocity Acquisition Volocity 22/11/2012 3734
Using the Leica DMI6000 AFC with Volocity Acquisition Volocity 22/11/2012 2153
Using the Nikon TiE PFS with Volocity Acquisition Volocity 21/11/2012 3362
What's New in Volocity 6.2? Volocity 21/11/2012 1254
Keyboard Shortcuts in Volocity Volocity 11/06/2012 2134
What's New in Volocity 6.1? Volocity 23/04/2012 1571
Skeletal Length Measurement in Volocity 6.0 Volocity 13/09/2011 1828
What's New in Volocity 6.0? Volocity 13/09/2011 1866
Openlab Supported Hardware Openlab 15/03/2011 15125
Configuring Volocity Acquisition Systems for Stitching Volocity 15/03/2011 2593
Creating and Editing Complex ROIs in Volocity 5.5 Volocity 10/01/2011 2281
Using the Zeiss AxioObserver Definite Focus with Volocity Acquisition Volocity 13/12/2010 3437
What's New in Volocity 5.5? Volocity 09/12/2010 2404
Using Lightpaths with the UltraVIEW Volocity 18/11/2010 2146
Calibrating PK Unit on Upgraded UltraVIEW LCI System Volocity 11/08/2010 2329
Volocity Demo Getting Started Guide Volocity 04/08/2010 5796
Volocity Getting started Volocity 04/08/2010 2694
Volocity and Windows 7 Volocity 28/05/2010 3025
Using the Olympus IX81 ZDC with Volocity Acquisition Volocity 27/05/2010 4013
Limitations of Hamamatsu ImagEM "Real-time Image Processing" Features Other 07/12/2009 3071
UltraVIEW VoX - Optimizing Acquisition Frame Rate Volocity 09/07/2009 3058
Volocity for Windows x64 Volocity 15/04/2009 5196
Volocity Surface Area Measurements Volocity 14/01/2009 2892
Volocity and Windows Vista Volocity 17/11/2008 4370
ILS System Requirements ILS 13/08/2008 5280
Additional TIFF Information in Phylum and Volocity Phylum and Volocity 11/06/2008 5291
System Specifications for Imaging Computing Server Volocity 02/04/2008 4453
Openlab 5.5 Openlab 27/03/2008 3578
Volocity for Windows: Optimizing performance Volocity 28/02/2008 6229
Spectral Separation of Monochrome Images Using Volocity 4 Volocity 13/08/2007 3690
Volocity and Neurolucida Volocity 30/03/2007 3849
Openlab 5: Color Tables and Automator Items Openlab 21/12/2006 3890
Finding Dirt and Debris in your Microscope Other 24/11/2006 5285
Diagnosing Microscope Drift Problems Openlab 22/11/2006 5923
Improvision Micro-Shutter performance Phylum Live 02/05/2006 2849
Openlab 5: New Location for Color Tables, Automator Menu Items and Automator Subroutines Openlab 28/04/2006 4070
Openlab and Mac OS X Openlab 16/01/2006 11692
Improvision Micro-Shutter performance Other 04/01/2006 7855
A study of fluorescence standards confirms that OptiGrid confocal images are suitable for quantitative microscopy Phylum Live 22/08/2005 3063
How do I transfer files between a PC and a Mac? Openlab 19/08/2005 12557
How does Openlab work with different image formats? Openlab 19/08/2005 4516
Which image files are compatible with Openlab? Openlab 19/08/2005 5718
How can I open TIFF Images with Openlab? Openlab 19/08/2005 4474
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 4728
How can I create my own columns in the Advanced Measurements table? Openlab 19/08/2005 4351
What is a typical practical value for the accuracy and repeatability of the PIFOC piezo focus drive? Openlab 19/08/2005 4716
How do I export images from Openlab as individual TIFFs for use in other graphics applications? Openlab 19/08/2005 5359
How do I optimise memory in Mac OS 9 for use with Openlab? Openlab 19/08/2005 4363
How do I save the color LUT when exporting images into Adobe Photoshop? Openlab 19/08/2005 5229
Why is the device connected to the Serial Port of my computer not communicating with Openlab? Openlab 19/08/2005 4620
Why am I only able to capture images at a reduced size rather than full image size? Openlab 19/08/2005 3820
Controlling the VMM-D3 Three Channel Shutter Driver using Openlab Automator Serial Communications Openlab 19/08/2005 4913
Volocity for Windows - Dongle Installation Volocity 19/08/2005 5003
Using Openlab Layer User Data to set properties within Volocity Volocity 19/08/2005 4130
How do I run serial devices from a Mac which has only USB ports? Openlab 26/07/2005 4248
Year 2000 Statement Openlab 26/07/2005 4172
Achieving accurate color reproduction for brightfield microscopy using a color camer. Openlab 25/07/2005 4382
How do I make a scale bar to stamp on my images in Openlab? Openlab 25/07/2005 7319
Openlab Raw Format Openlab 09/11/2004 9925
Openlab Module - User Data Openlab 11/03/2004 3997
Ludl Controller Configuration Openlab 11/03/2004 5493
How do I density slice an image? Openlab 12/02/2004 6264
How do I edit the settings on my Openlab Filterwheel palette? Openlab 12/02/2004 4182
How do I set up the Dage DC330 color camera for transmitted light microscopy in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4356
Openlab User Interface Concepts Openlab 12/02/2004 4000
Can Phylum archive movie files? Phylum 12/02/2004 4413
How do I calibrate my TILL Photonics Polychrome monochromator in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 5708
How do I use the CRI Micro Color filter with Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4716
How do I prevent erratic timings when capturing large sequences of images in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4001
Does the Openlab Automator support array variables? Openlab 12/02/2004 4275
How do I superimpose results from the Measurements table onto an image layer? Openlab 12/02/2004 4499
How can I open images acquired with older Improvision imaging products in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4316
Power Macintosh G3 and G4 computers using Mac OS 9 with the National Instruments PCI 1200 card. Openlab 12/02/2004 4295
How do I measure the optical density of objects using Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 6343
How do I set up and use the the multi-user facility in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3622
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 3937
Where can I find the Openlab serial number? Openlab 12/02/2004 4437
Why do Openlab images look poor on the monitor? Openlab 12/02/2004 3742
Why does my automation refuse to stop during a Tell or Input task? Openlab 12/02/2004 3830
Why does my automation refuse to pause during a Tell task? Openlab 12/02/2004 3831
How can I determine the exact degree of image registration that is needed to re-align my multilabelled fluorescent image Openlab 12/02/2004 4917
Why can't I import Adobe Photoshop files into Phylum? Phylum 12/02/2004 4128
How do I move images from different Openlab documents into one Openlab document? Openlab 12/02/2004 3882
Keyboard Shortcuts for use with Openlab. Openlab 12/02/2004 4408
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 4102
Why can't I annotate my images in white text using a transparent annotation layer in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3954
How do I track the speed and position of cells in a time lapse sequence with Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4352
How do I make a QuickTime movie in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4118
How can I make an automation go faster? Openlab 12/02/2004 3837
Why can't I annotate my images using the Paint Tools palette? Openlab 12/02/2004 4028
Why does the image sequence that I saved as a QuickTime movie look pixelated? Openlab 12/02/2004 4245
How can I export graphs generated in Openlab into other applications ? Openlab 12/02/2004 4046
How do I reset the Point Counter so that I can begin a new count on each layer? Openlab 12/02/2004 3965
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 3787
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 3867
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 4013
I have downloaded the latest version of Openlab from www.improvision.com. Now what do I do? Openlab 12/02/2004 3887
How do I change the color of the paint tools? Openlab 12/02/2004 3860
What should I know about the 3D Restoration module? Openlab 12/02/2004 4024
How can I focus the SPOT RT camera quickly? Openlab 12/02/2004 4366
How can I play a movie in Phylum which doesn't include all of the images in the folder? Phylum 12/02/2004 3892
Why doesn't the software recognize my camera after I have installed a new version of Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4141
Why can’t I apply a color look up table (LUT) to my merged images? Openlab 12/02/2004 4162
Which way should filters go into my filter wheel? Other 12/02/2004 3954
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 3878
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 4200
Why is only the Layers Manager palette available when I start up Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4366
Can I use 8 or 12 bit TIFF files generated by other systems within Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4073
Why am I getting a grainy black and white image on my color CoolSNAP camera? Openlab 12/02/2004 4274
My camera has non symmetrical pixels. Which value do I enter for the pixel size in the deconvolution dialog box? Openlab 12/02/2004 3827
How do I use the AxioCam camera with Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4309
Zeiss Axioplan 2ie and Axiovert 200M behave strangely with Openlab 2 Openlab 12/02/2004 5646
Openlab 3 - The Filters and Shutters module now supports 'link to video' for shutters. Openlab 12/02/2004 3996
Increased functionality for the Automator Lite in Openlab 3 Openlab 12/02/2004 3780
What features of the Hamamatsu 4742-95ER (Orca ER) are now supported in Openlab 2.2.5r2? Openlab 12/02/2004 4979
Auto Exposure in Openlab Openlab 12/02/2004 4390
Preferences Issues When Moving Between Openlab versions 2 and 3. Openlab 12/02/2004 3858
Openlab 3 - Auto Focus now supported for motorised focus drives Openlab 12/02/2004 4136
Using Roper (Princeton Instruments) cameras with the PVCAM Video module Openlab 12/02/2004 6180
Can I make a binary mask using the Binary Operations module? Openlab 12/02/2004 4657
Why is the integration of my Hamamatsu C5810 camera not synchronised within an automation? Openlab 12/02/2004 4628
How do I save spatial calibrations for different objectives in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3833
Which cameras will speed up significantly when using the Automator "Capture Multiple" task? Openlab 12/02/2004 4087
What is the UV throughput of the fiber optic supplied with the TILL monochromators and are they solid quartz? Openlab 12/02/2004 4324
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 4150
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 4007
Can I use more than one Ludl controller with Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4093
How do I remove the number from my cell tracking overlay in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3866
I cannot get communication with my ORBIT 1 controller in Openlab. Openlab 12/02/2004 4443
How do you make a 3D profile in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 3893
How can I measure grayscale intensity values over an image using the same ROI? Openlab 12/02/2004 5153
When I draw an ROI on an image, it won't retain the shape I have drawn. Openlab 12/02/2004 3827
How do I change size of image in order to speed up capture and/or processing time? Openlab 12/02/2004 4099
Changes in Openlab 3 to the Automator Controls palette Openlab 12/02/2004 3907
"Save as Multiple" and file naming in Openlab Openlab 12/02/2004 4318
How do I measure the total intensity of a cell or ROI in Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4815
What version of Mac OS can I use with Openlab? Openlab 12/02/2004 4212
Openlab 3.0.2 - Target Image Window Automator task - new option Openlab 12/02/2004 4160
Orbit Focus Drives - Preferences Openlab 12/02/2004 4218
Volocity 3D Rendering - how to export a 2D view Volocity 12/02/2004 4239
Write to User Notes Automator task - Tab function Openlab 12/02/2004 4499
Open Image Document Automator Task Openlab 12/02/2004 4082
Save Document Automator Task - format options Openlab 12/02/2004 4168
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 3832
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 3964
Openlab Microscope Control - Light Path Automator task Openlab 12/02/2004 4157
Set Video Control Automator task - changing check boxes and pop up choices Openlab 12/02/2004 3926
Ludl Biopoint controllers do not fully support State Saver operations. Openlab 12/02/2004 4144
Alternate Readout Mode for Photometrics PVCAM cameras, specifically the CoolSNAP HQ. Openlab 12/02/2004 4806
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 3771
Zeiss AxioCam color camera - White Balance for brightfield microscopy. Openlab 12/02/2004 5547
Roper Scientific Photometrics color CoolSNAP camera - White Balance for brightfield microscopy. Openlab 12/02/2004 4694
How do I connect serial devices to Macs which do not have serial ports? Openlab 12/02/2004 10671
Openlab Module - 3D Rendering - using the 'Scale with Z' option Openlab 12/02/2004 4018
Volocity - Alignment tool Volocity 12/02/2004 4641
Leica DMSTC Motorised XY Stage and CTRMIC microscopes in Openlab Openlab 12/02/2004 5969
ORBIT 1 XY Stage Openlab 12/02/2004 4804
An example automation illustrating the use of multithreading Openlab 12/02/2004 3911
An example automation illustrating the use of parallel processing and the "Key wait" task Openlab 12/02/2004 4023
How to create an automation to measure objects and put the results into a graph. Openlab 12/02/2004 3803
Openlab Module - Colocalization Openlab 12/02/2004 4303
Openlab Module - Image Splitter Openlab 12/02/2004 4037
Spatial calibration in Openlab 3.1 and higher Openlab 12/02/2004 4156
How to install Openlab Darkroom Openlab 12/02/2004 4315
QImaging Camera Firmware Upgrade Openlab 12/02/2004 4613
Openlab Ratio Module: Intensity Modulated image Openlab 12/02/2004 4185
Openlab Module - FRET Openlab 12/02/2004 4139
Elongation of Spherical Structures in Z Other 12/02/2004 4835
Volocity LE 2.5 and higher Volocity 12/02/2004 4131
Openlab Automator Serial Communications Openlab 12/02/2004 4237