Tiling with Knobby

Knobby scheduler allows the user to move the microscope by specifying a list of relative changes in position at given frame numbers.  One quick way to fill up the table is provided by a set of text fields in the knobby panel.  This allows one to perform (x,y,z) tiling with a given range and step…

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Automatic Control of Laser Power

A new checkbox within the Laser panel (labeled AGC) allows you to turn an automatic control of laser power on and off. When AGC is on, Scanbox checks the distribution of pixel values on the image every T seconds, and increases or decreases the laser power by a certain factor if the fraction of pixels…

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Knobby improvements

We have added a couple of new features to Knobby based on user feedback that some may find useful. These features are presented in different screen pages. You can switch between the three available pages by touching one of the 3 gray disks on the bottom left of the screen. The first screen is the…

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Visualizing Scanbox stacks with Vaa3D

Some scanbox functions allow you to export *.sbx files to *.tif files that can be then visualized using other software like Vaa3d or ImageJ.  For example, after collecting a z-stack you can use sbxtifstack() to generate a tif file that can be read directly using Vaa3d.  If your stack has the hypothetical file name abc_010_nnn.sbx…

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