Pretty new to MM. Trying to setup two Prime BSI cameras to be triggered simultaneously via MM and running into a few issues:
“Live” mode works fine for either camera alone, but when choosing the “Multi-Camera” option there is a good 10 second delay before an image pops up every time, but, when it does, the appropriate “Inspect Preview” window opens with the two camera histograms (that I’ve labeled red and green) displayed appropriately.
When trying to run a Multi-D Acquisition the Preview window also takes about 10 seconds to open and when it does it freezes after about 5-10 frames so I can’t see what I’m imaging, but the images are captured when I look in the folder in which they are saved. This happens whether I try to capture 10, 100, or 1000 frames. So, I’m imaging, but can’t see what I’m imaging, which won’t work for what I need to do.
–But, I then realized I had the “On-the-Fly” “Image Flipper” plugin going to rotate one of the camera images by 90 degrees to align them and when I turned that off I still had a long delay after hitting “Acquire” until anything appeared in the Preview pane, but both channels (cameras) displayed appropriately and I could see the images in the preview pane for the entire acquisition whether 10, 100, 1000, or 5000 frames (100 ms exposure with 0 ms interval). So, with Image Flipper turned off I could see what I was imaging, albeit with totally mis-aligned cameras.
So, I guess my two questions are:
Is it normal to have a 9-10 second delay between hitting “Live” or “Acquire” and your image appearing in the image pane when imaging with two cameras simultaneously?
Does using the “On-The-Fly” Image Flipper plug-in while imaging cause problems with MDA or viewing your images while imaging?
Many thanks to anyone who might be able to help me out!