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Re: [micro-manager-general] micro-manager-general Digest, Vol 38, Issue 23, Configuration help

Andrew Resnick-2

Nico,

Thanks for the help: as it happens, I patched the Prior controller to
the computer via a spare COM cable and that solved the problem. I
plan to work on the QImaging camera (I need to install a DVCam
driver) shortly, and once I get those two devices working, I'll be
fine for now.  I'll keep you informed, I think Micro-Manager is a
great resource!

Andy



>Message: 3
>Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 13:35:52 -0500
>From: Andrew Resnick <[hidden email]>
>Subject: [micro-manager-general] Q: configuration help
>To: [hidden email]
>Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
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>All,
>
>I tried searching through the FAQ and discussion board, but did not
>find a similar question:
>
>I am trying to install MicroManager in order to perform ratiomatric
>Fura-2 imaging. I have (installed and running) a Leica DM6000
>microscope, a Prior ProScan II controller, controlling both the XY
>stage and a Prior Lumen 2000 Pro light source, and a QImaging Rolera
>MGI camera.  Both the Leica and the Prior controller boxes are
>plugged into USB ports (one port for the Leica, one for the Prior
>Proscan II) and the QImaging camera is plugged into an IEEE 1394 card
>.  Also plugged into the firewire card is a Point Grey Research
>'Flea' camera, but I don't need to worry about that now. I am running
>Windows XP and have installed MicroManager 1.3.
>
>I don't understand how work the Configuration Wizard.  Nothing is
>plugged into a COM port (?).  Any time I try and set a COM port
>address, I get an error '22', even though I can control all of the
>devices properly using the manufacturer's software. Also, I can't
>quite figure out which USB port corresponds to the Leica or the
>Prior- my hardware manager lists about 10 USB ports.  Ditto the
>QImaging camera/IEEE 1394 card, except there I get an error
>'8'.  Does uM not work with USB ports?
>
>Any assistance would be most appreciated, thanks.
>
>Andy
>
>
>Andrew Resnick, Ph. D.
>Assistant Professor
>Department of Physics
>Cleveland State University
>216-687-2437
>
>
>
>
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>
>Message: 4
>Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 11:14:15 -0800
>From: Nico Stuurman <[hidden email]>
>Subject: Re: [micro-manager-general] Q: configuration help
>To: Micro-Manager General
>         <[hidden email]>
>Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
>Hi Andrew,
>
> > I have (installed and running) a Leica DM6000
> > microscope, a Prior ProScan II controller, controlling both the XY
> > stage and a Prior Lumen 2000 Pro light source, and a QImaging Rolera
> > MGI camera.  Both the Leica and the Prior controller boxes are
> > plugged into USB ports (one port for the Leica, one for the Prior
> > Proscan II) and the QImaging camera is plugged into an IEEE 1394 card
> >
> > I don't understand how work the Configuration Wizard.  Nothing is
> > plugged into a COM port (?).  Any time I try and set a COM port
> > address, I get an error '22', even though I can control all of the
> > devices properly using the manufacturer's software. Also, I can't
> > quite figure out which USB port corresponds to the Leica or the
> > Prior- my hardware manager lists about 10 USB ports.
>
>In general, the Micro-Manager wiki is a good source for
>device-specific information (
>https://valelab.ucsf.edu/~nico/MMwiki/index.php/Device_Support ).
>
>The wiki page on the LeicaDMI explains that the Leica microscope
>uses a "virtual COM" port, i.e., it has a USB to serial converter
>build-in.  You will have to figure out which of the COM ports is the
>correct one (you can check this by starting the Hardware
>Configuration Wizard with and without the USB cable to the
>microscope plugged in), and you will need to set up this virtual COM
>port correctly (which mainly involves setting the baudrate to 19200).
>
>The Prior Proscan controller does the same thing.  Once you install
>a driver it will add a "USB-HID->COM port.  Unplug the USB
>controller to see which virtual COM port it occupies.
>
> > Ditto the QImaging camera/IEEE 1394 card, except there I get an
> error '8'.
>
>That error indicated that the Micro-Manager QImaging adapter code
>failed to load.  This can be caused by the absence of a compatible
>driver for the QImaging camera.  Which driver (version) have you
>installed, and with what other software can you get images from this camera?
>
>Best,
>
>Nico
>
>
>------------------------------
>
>Message: 5
>Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 11:15:39 -0800
>From: "Hoover, Karl" <[hidden email]>
>Subject: Re: [micro-manager-general] leica DC350F twain source
>         (duplicate TWAIN sources...)
>To: Micro-Manager General
>         <[hidden email]>
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>Hi Stamatis
>
>Your idea to set up duplicate camera descriptions is quite good. I
>tried it. Each Twain device needs a '.ds' file in the
>windows\twain_32 directory. Leica provides a software TWAIN camera
>simulator that always returns the same image. I made a copy of this
>'.ds' and can see two data sources in a sample TWAIN application.
>Unfortunately they have exactly the same name (supplied by the .ds)
>and are therefore difficult to distinguish. And microManager
>currently only displays one of them. microManager could be improved
>to allow selection of multiple 'copies' of the same .ds TWAIN driver.
>
>Best Regards,
>Karl Hoover
>
>
>
>________________________________________
>From: S. Pagakis [[hidden email]]
>Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 06:58
>To: Micro-Manager General
>Subject: Re: [micro-manager-general] leica DC350F twain source
>
>Hello
>
>we also have this camera, and we have the same problem.  Except
>Gamma and exposure time, the other parameters such as binning or
>image size need to be controlled by the Leica software.
>
>What makes it worse is that MM and Leica software can NOT run
>concurrently, so changing these parameters is a bit painful.
>
>
>I was wondering whether a number of such "camera descriptions" could
>be defined to appear as different cameras so that inside MM we could
>have the option to select a different "camera"  corresponding to
>different  presets of binning for the 350.
>
>Just an idea for Karl
>
>
>Regards,
>
>Stamatis
>
>
>
>
>On Jan 20, 2010, at 7:44 PM, Hoover, Karl wrote:
>
>Hi Charlotte,
>I haven't got the Leica camera anymore, however, I believe if you
>launch the Leica proprietary application, you will be able to modify
>the camera image parameters such as image compression. Such
>vendor-specific settings are not generally accesssible through the
>TWAIN interface. Currently ?Manager only supports reading
>uncompressed images from the camera.
>
>Best Regards,
>Karl Hoover
>
>________________________________
>From:
>[hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>
>[[hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>]
>Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 08:37
>To: Hoover, Karl
>Subject: leica DC350F twain source
>
>Hi,
>We are trying to use micromanager with our leica camera DC350F. We
>have an error messsage : "error 22", unsupported image compression.
>We did not managed to fix this.
>Any clue?
>Thank you for your help
>
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>
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>Message: 6
>Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 21:55:33 -0800 (PST)
>From: Nigmor <[hidden email]>
>Subject: Re: [micro-manager-general] Problems with Leica Hardware
>         (DMRA2 and      DFC     Cameras)
>To: [hidden email]
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>
>How exactly did you get the Leica camera to work?
>
>I have a similar set up and the same problems.
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>Message: 7
>Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 22:19:42 -0800 (PST)
>From: Nigmor <[hidden email]>
>Subject: Re: [micro-manager-general] Problems with Leica Hardware
>         (DMRA2 and      DFC     Cameras)
>To: [hidden email]
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>
>
>I have a DMIRE2, run through a Leica microscope controller box. The xy stage
>and others are connected through the serial ports COM1 (microscope) and COM2
>(stage controller). I had COM port erorrs, TWAIN camera errors and scope
>initialisation errors (same as yours).
>
>I want to use uManager because of the (hopefully) better xy stage control as
>the leica software is limited.
>
>Here are the relevant de-bugs from starting up through CMD in win2000 SP4.
>
>DBG(744, t:748:) Device COM1 debug message: Serial port COM1 wrote: 70001
>DBG(744, t:748:) Device COM1 debug message:  Port: COM1.Read: 70001 DMIRE2
>70 71
>  72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 86
>DBG(744, t:748:) Device COM1 debug message: Serial port COM1 wrote: 70002
>DBG(744, t:748:) Device COM1 debug message:  Port: COM1.Read: 70002
>MAST_DM.HEX
>V01.33
>DBG(744, t:748:) Device COM1 debug message: Serial port COM1 wrote: 70026
>DBG(744, t:748:) Device COM1 debug message:  Port: COM1.Read: 70926
>LOG(Fri Jan 22 2010 16:11:43.468000, 744, 748:): Error occured. Device
>Scope. Sc
>ope. Error code 10012 (271c hex).
>, file .\MMCore.cpp, line 718
>LOG(Fri Jan 22 2010 16:11:43.468000, 744, 748:): Auto shutter ON.
>DBG(744, t:748:) Property set: device=Core, name=AutoShutter, value=1
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>View this message in context:
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>Sent from the Micro-Manager mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>
>
>
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>End of micro-manager-general Digest, Vol 38, Issue 23
>*****************************************************

Andrew Resnick, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
Cleveland State University
216-687-2437


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