Video acquisition on Marek through LabView
turn on Marek, foghorn and colonel
Make sure Marek is connected to Foghorn, via the cable labeled "connects marek to Foghorn". This cable has a gold pin like connector that goes into the back of marek. The cable has some BNC connectors in the middle. And at the other end, a BNC connector goes into the interconnect box port 9.
turn on all scripts on foghorn and colonel to run stims. make sure "acquire data" is on.
On marek, open Labview. Run ccd_triggeredmovieacquire_bkup.vi. [ do NOT run any other similar sounding projects! ]
on foghorn, 'Run' whatever stim you want to run. The prompt for "please confirm acquisition..." will come on. DO NOT press ok yet.
Go to marek and set up acquisition: 1. set up Manual acquire directory; make sure to give a name to acquisition directory. 2. set 'video frame/data frame' to 1; and 'data frame/trigger' to 300 (this will collect 10 sec video at 30 fps).
click white arrow to run, and then click Go button
Go to foghorn and click OK
move back to Marek. If acquisition is working right, 1. at top left corner the 'framenumber' panel should start from 1 and go up to 299, 2. the 'image 2' window at bottom right should start showing the images
when 'framenumber' at top left reaches 299, click 'Stop' button, then click red stop octagon to stop the acquisition program.
Check if tiff files were collected in the specified directory. You can open as image sequence in ImageJ to confirm if video looks alright.