μManager is a software package for control of automated microscopes. Together with the image processing application ImageJ it provides a comprehensive, freely available, imaging solution. μManager has a simple and clean user interface, through which it lets you execute common microscope image acquisition strategies such as time-lapses, multi-channel imaging, z-stacks, and combinations thereof. μManager works with microscopes from all major manufacturers.
Download and install the XIMEA API Software Package, the API and Drivers section must be selected during install. Download the supported version of Micro-Manager from here. Micro-Manager requires installation of Java Virtual Machine. The XIMEA camera adapter was tested with μManager version :
- MM Studio version: 1.4.6 20110722
- MMCore version 2.3.1
- Device API version 45, Module API version 6
- Copy C:\XIMEA\API\x86\m3api.dll from the installed XIMEA API Software Package to the μManager folder.
- Unzip the content of XIMEA_adapter.zip to the μManager folder.
- Connect the camera to the computer
- Start μManager application
- Add the XIMEA camera to μManager following these steps:
- After starting Micro-Manager, open the Tools menu, continue to Hardware Configuration Wizard...
- In the "Select the configuration file" step select Create new configuration option and click Next
- In the "Add or remove devices" step click on Add
- In the "Add device" step select ximea, and pick the device. When requrested "Please type in the new device name" click OK, the camera serial number will be used as device name, click Done.
- After returning to the "Add or remove devices" window click on Next.
- In the "Edit pre-initialisation settings" step click on Next
- In the "Setup Serial ports" step click on Next.
- In the "The following peripherals have been discovered" step click on Next.
- In the "Edit peripheral device pre-initialization settings" step click on Next.
- In the "Select default devices" step choose the added camera as default camera, click on Next.
- In the "Set delays for devices step synchronisation capabilities" window click on Next.
- In the "Select devices to synchronize with image acquisition" step click on Next.
- In the "Define position labels for state devices" step click on Next.
- In the "Save configuration" step click "Finish".
You can now use the camera in Micro-Manager.
Refer to the μManager online documentation.