New alignment and segmentation tools

Improved alignment and segmentation tools have now been released in the latest version of Scanbox, while retaining much of the functionality of the last version. sbxaligntool. The new alignment tool, shown below, adds batch processing of files, including the processing of eye and ball motion if those data are present.  A region-of-interest (ROI) can optionally be…

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New Features in Scanbox 3.4

The latest release adds a few new features and fixes. A new panel called “Deadband & Alignment” offers the option to change some of the configuration variables on the fly. The deadband sliders allow to dynamically change the size of the left and right margins respectively, where the laser is blanked out.  You can optionally…

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Non-rigid image alignment in twenty lines of Matlab

We have previously discussed rigid and non-rigid image alignment algorithms for calcium imaging data. If you have the image processing toolbox, a particularly compact solution for non-rigid image registration can be written in ~20 lines of code or so.  The code below returns a displacement field for each frame in the image sequence (output variable ‘disp’) that needs…

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Bidirectional scanning in Scanbox

We have implemented bidirectional scanning to Scanbox. To switch between bidirectional and unidirectional scanning all you have to do is hit the toggle button within the “Scanner” panel. The default setting is “U”, standing for unidirectional scanning; hitting the button will switch it to “B”, indicating bidirectional scanning.  You can only switch between the two modes while the…

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