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This adapter is compatible with all Thorlabs Scientific Imaging cameras (TSI). Before configuring the camera with micro-manager, [https://www.thorlabs.com/software_pages/ViewSoftwarePage.cfm?Code=ThorCam ThorCam] software must be installed and verified to operate as intended. After installing ThorCam software make sure that camera is fully functional and that it can acquire both in single image and live streaming mode.
 
This adapter is compatible with all Thorlabs Scientific Imaging cameras (TSI). Before configuring the camera with micro-manager, [https://www.thorlabs.com/software_pages/ViewSoftwarePage.cfm?Code=ThorCam ThorCam] software must be installed and verified to operate as intended. After installing ThorCam software make sure that camera is fully functional and that it can acquire both in single image and live streaming mode.
  
Make sure that both micro-manager and any Thorlabs camera related software is shut down. Locate all files in the ThorCam/Scientific Camera Support/Scientific Camera Interfaces/SDK/Native Compact Scientific Camera Toolkit/dlls/Native_64_lib (or Native_32_lib for 32-bit OS) directory and copy them into the micro-manager installation directory.
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For MicroManager support for all Thorlabs Scientific Cameras (340, 1500, 1501, 4070, 8050, 8051, CS2100M-USB, CS235MU, CS235CU, CS505MU, CS505CU, CS505MUP, CS895MU, and CS895CU), please follow these directions:
  
After that the camera should be ready for configuration with micro-manager. Start micro-manager and select Tools | Hardware Configuration Wizard command to add TSI camera to the configuration.
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1. Install ThorCam and the appropriate drivers using the installer CD that came with a camera or download an installer from the appropriate product page at Thorlabs.com.
  
At step 2 (Add or Remove Devices) of the Wizard, scroll Available Devices list to *TSI*. There should be only one device available: TSICam. Select TSICam and add to the configuration. You will be prompted to enter the camera ID. Default is "0" and leave it at that. Multiple cameras on the same computer are not currently supported.
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2. On 64-bit Windows, install 64-bit MicroManager. On 32-bit Windows, install 32-bit MicroManager. (Thorlabs cameras do not currently support 32-bit MicroManager on 64-bit Windows.)
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3. From the Thorcam installation folder (usually C:\Program Files\Thorlabs\Scientific Imaging\Scientific Camera Support\), copy the file called Scientific_Camera_Interfaces.zip to a separate folder where you have sufficient permissions to unzip it (e.g. the desktop folder).
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4. Unzip the Scientific_Camera_Interfaces.zip archive and it will create a folder hierarchy with a folder named Scientific Camera Interfaces at the top level.
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5. Navigate to \Scientific Camera Interfaces\SDK\Native Compact Scientific Camera Toolkit\dlls and you will see a Native_32_lib and a Native_64_lib folder.
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6. Choose the appropriate folder (Native_32_lib vs. Native_64_lib) based on whether you installed 64-bit Micromanager or 32-bit Micromanager.
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7. Copy all the DLLs from that folder into the Micromanager installation folder.
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8. In MicroManager, go to Tools->Hardware Configuration Wizard. Create or modify a configuration and click Next. Scroll through the available devices to find TSI->TSICam.
  
 
After adding the TSICam device, proceed to next steps of the Hardware Configuration Wizard as described in the micro-manager documentation.
 
After adding the TSICam device, proceed to next steps of the Hardware Configuration Wizard as described in the micro-manager documentation.

Latest revision as of 14:58, 8 July 2019

Summary: Thorlabs Scientific Imaging Cameras

Summary:Thorlabs Scientific Imaging (TSI) Camera
Author:Nenad Amodaj
License:BSD
Platforms:Microsoft Windows 7 and up, both 32 and 64 bit
Devices:all Thorlabs Scientific Imaging series cameras

Installation Instructions

This adapter is compatible with all Thorlabs Scientific Imaging cameras (TSI). Before configuring the camera with micro-manager, ThorCam software must be installed and verified to operate as intended. After installing ThorCam software make sure that camera is fully functional and that it can acquire both in single image and live streaming mode.

For MicroManager support for all Thorlabs Scientific Cameras (340, 1500, 1501, 4070, 8050, 8051, CS2100M-USB, CS235MU, CS235CU, CS505MU, CS505CU, CS505MUP, CS895MU, and CS895CU), please follow these directions:

1. Install ThorCam and the appropriate drivers using the installer CD that came with a camera or download an installer from the appropriate product page at Thorlabs.com.

2. On 64-bit Windows, install 64-bit MicroManager. On 32-bit Windows, install 32-bit MicroManager. (Thorlabs cameras do not currently support 32-bit MicroManager on 64-bit Windows.)

3. From the Thorcam installation folder (usually C:\Program Files\Thorlabs\Scientific Imaging\Scientific Camera Support\), copy the file called Scientific_Camera_Interfaces.zip to a separate folder where you have sufficient permissions to unzip it (e.g. the desktop folder).

4. Unzip the Scientific_Camera_Interfaces.zip archive and it will create a folder hierarchy with a folder named Scientific Camera Interfaces at the top level.

5. Navigate to \Scientific Camera Interfaces\SDK\Native Compact Scientific Camera Toolkit\dlls and you will see a Native_32_lib and a Native_64_lib folder.

6. Choose the appropriate folder (Native_32_lib vs. Native_64_lib) based on whether you installed 64-bit Micromanager or 32-bit Micromanager.

7. Copy all the DLLs from that folder into the Micromanager installation folder.

8. In MicroManager, go to Tools->Hardware Configuration Wizard. Create or modify a configuration and click Next. Scroll through the available devices to find TSI->TSICam.

After adding the TSICam device, proceed to next steps of the Hardware Configuration Wizard as described in the micro-manager documentation.

Legacy Camera Support

If you have one of the legacy camera models (consult Thorlabs support if you are not sure) this driver should work. Verify that TSI_SDK.dll file is present in the micro-manager directory. However, you can not have both legacy and standard cameras connected with the same computer.

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