Dr. Simon Vipoir

Who is Simon Vipoir?

Hi there and welcome to my support page - my name is Dr. Simon Vipoir and I am here to help you to achieve the highest publication-quality results with your PerkinElmer Cellular Imaging and Analysis products. I have an extensive background in scientific research and I specialize in cellular imaging and analysis. All of the articles on this page are written by me and are inspired by conversations with my peers and colleagues, questions from my students, my own personal experience and of course you, my eager readers, so if there is anything that you would like to see featured here then please let me know.

Latest Tips

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

Tips Archive

Title Creation Date  
Movie making in Volocity: a video tutorial 11th June 2010 See detail
How do I make a movie that shows tracking of objects over time? 18th May 2010 See detail
Create a movie which plays through your Z planes at a chosen XY angle. 14th April 2010 See detail
Minimizing axial elongation of structures 17th March 2010 See detail
Acquiring reference images 19th February 2010 See detail
How to set up an Acquisition Rule in Volocity 5.3 14th January 2010 See detail
Making a movie of a timepoint sequence in Volocity in three easy steps! 27th October 2009 See detail
Dr. Vipoir demonstrates ratiometric acquisition 19th August 2009 See detail
Colocalization in Volocity 5.2 22nd July 2009 See detail
64-bit makes my life 4 billion times better! 9th April 2009 See detail
Graphics cards and Volocity 17th February 2009 See detail
Upgrading to Volocity 5 4th December 2008 See detail
Using the UltraVIEW VoX - no laser light getting to the sample? 16th October 2008 See detail
Upgrading to ILS 2.0 from older versions 19th September 2008 See detail
Using the Improvision License Server 2.0 13th August 2008 See detail
How to transfer Volocity preferences between different user accounts on Mac OS X and Windows. 24th April 2008 See detail
Unlocking Volocity LE and Using the XYZ Planes View 7th February 2008 See detail
Supported File Formats in Volocity 28th September 2007 See detail
FRAP Plugin - Volocity Spinning Disk Confocal 22nd August 2007 See detail
Dr Vipoir has a look at spinning disk technology 22nd June 2007 See detail
Movies and Bookmarks in Volocity 4 14th February 2007 See detail
Analysing and charting trends and patterns in Volocity 4 10th January 2007 See detail
Dr Vipoir Processes in Batches 13th November 2006 See detail
Tracking in Volocity 4 17th October 2006 See detail
A sneak preview of Volocity 4 20th September 2006 See detail
Reduce the photobleaching and damage to living cells 15th August 2006 See detail
Making movies in Volocity 14th June 2006 See detail
Exporting profiling data in Openlab 5 24th May 2006 See detail
Making your images presentable with Openlab 23rd March 2006 See detail
How to set up a simple acquisition with an XY stage in Volocity 17th January 2006 See detail
Calibrating and Acquiring images with the OptiGrid 12th October 2005 See detail
Colocalization in Volocity 1st September 2005 See detail
Automator Subroutines 22nd July 2005 See detail
Image saving in Openlab automations 10th June 2005 See detail
How to set up a timelapse acquisition experiment with Volocity Acquisition. 9th May 2005 See detail
Slicing in Volocity 18th April 2005 See detail
Charting tracks in Volocity 3 15th March 2005 See detail
What's new about tracking in Volocity 3 3rd February 2005 See detail
How to transfer preferences on Mac OS X 1st December 2004 See detail
Switching between items in a Library. 3rd November 2004 See detail
Identify and measure objects in an image document. 11th November 2003 See detail
Have you forgotten your OS X password? 3rd September 2003 See detail
Changing Opacity and Automated Composite Merging. 29th July 2003 See detail
Making QuickTime movies with Volocity 2. 9th June 2003 See detail
Classified information. 7th May 2003 See detail
Fret not, the new Openlab FRET module is here! 2nd April 2003 See detail
Colocalization encounters of the Session Arithmetic kind 3rd March 2003 See detail
Tracking made easy with Volocity 2. 11th February 2003 See detail
Burning CDs 18th December 2002 See detail
The Ultimate X,Y,Z Automation 20th November 2002 See detail
Dr Vipoir Vs The dreaded Gremlins 20th October 2002 See detail
Parallel processing and "Key wait" combo 19th September 2002 See detail
Openlab 3 Automator 19th August 2002 See detail
Charting automation 19th July 2002 See detail
Saving LIFF files 19th June 2002 See detail