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IFF micromanager can find all the above library files, you'll be able to configure the camera!
 
IFF micromanager can find all the above library files, you'll be able to configure the camera!
  
4.There are some caveats. When you select the camera in the Hardware Configuration Wizard in step 4 of 9, "The Imaging Source" software might pop-up a verification dialogue in the dead-center of the screen, which may be exactly behind the configuration dialog. This will look exactly like a software hangup. To avoid this, move Micro-manager Hardware configuration wizard away from the center of the screen before step 4 of 9. Then they pop up yet another dialog which asks to to pick the camera model, sometimes even if you have already selected it. Anyhow, just select your camera model and then continue configuring Micro-manager normally. Also make sure someother software or another copy of Micro-manager is not trying to access the camera at the same time.</tr
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4.There are some caveats. When you select the camera in the Hardware Configuration Wizard in step 4 of 9, "The Imaging Source" software might pop-up a verification dialogue in the dead-center of the screen, which may be exactly behind the configuration dialog. This will look exactly like a software hangup. To avoid this, move Micro-manager Hardware configuration wizard away from the center of the screen before step 4 of 9. Then they pop up yet another dialog which asks to to pick the camera model, sometimes even if you have already selected it. Anyhow, just select your camera model and then continue configuring Micro-manager normally. Also make sure someother software or another copy of Micro-manager is not trying to access the camera at the same time.

Revision as of 10:01, 14 June 2010

The Imaging Source Camera Device Adapter

Summary:Interfaces with [1] Cameras
Author:Falk Dettmar
License:GNU lesser
Platforms:Windows XP, also verified in MM 1.4 on Windows 7 64 bit by K.H.
Devices:Cameras
Installation Notes:Karl Hoover
Available since version:1.3.46

Setting up The Imaging Source Software.

1.Install the IC Capture software that comes with the camera and verify you can capture images. This will install a camera device 'driver,' which the rest of the software uses to control the camera.

2.Install the "IC Imaging Control" v. 3.1 (or later?) from "The Imaging Source" website (I downloaded this one):

http://www.theimagingsource.com/downloads/icimagingcontroltrial.en_US.zip

3.Ensure Micro-manager can find the library files that "The Imaging Source" installs. This is a little complicated. For some reason, on my computer "The Imaging Source" installs the necessary libraries into an unusual directory:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\IC Imaging Control 3.1\bin\Win32\

This location will vary with locale and may be slightly different (I think): Specifically, the files you need are as follows:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\IC Imaging Control 3.1\bin\Win32\TIS_UDSHL08_vc9.dll
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IC Imaging Control 3.1\bin\Win32\TIS_DShowLib08.dll
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IC Imaging Control 3.1\bin\Win32\dvdevice_Release_Win32.vda
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IC Imaging Control 3.1\bin\Win32\gigecam_Release_Win32.vda
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IC Imaging Control 3.1\bin\Win32\tisdcam_Release_Win32.vda
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IC Imaging Control 3.1\bin\Win32\uvc_driver_Release_Win32.vda
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IC Imaging Control 3.1\bin\Win32\vcc_vp_Release_Win32.vda
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IC Imaging Control 3.1\bin\Win32\mjpeg_Release_Win32.tca

So, install "Imaging Control" then search your computer for TIS_UDSHL08_vc9.dll and add the directory where it is added to your 'path'

You do this via:

My Computer" / Properties /Advanced / Environment Variables / System Variables 

Edit the variable "Path" to begin with that directory + a semicolon i.e. ";" such as:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\IC Imaging Control 3.1\bin\Win32;

IFF micromanager can find all the above library files, you'll be able to configure the camera!

4.There are some caveats. When you select the camera in the Hardware Configuration Wizard in step 4 of 9, "The Imaging Source" software might pop-up a verification dialogue in the dead-center of the screen, which may be exactly behind the configuration dialog. This will look exactly like a software hangup. To avoid this, move Micro-manager Hardware configuration wizard away from the center of the screen before step 4 of 9. Then they pop up yet another dialog which asks to to pick the camera model, sometimes even if you have already selected it. Anyhow, just select your camera model and then continue configuring Micro-manager normally. Also make sure someother software or another copy of Micro-manager is not trying to access the camera at the same time.

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