I’m currently writing a plugin to synchronize the display of several images (and 1D plots) based on their real date and time of acquisition (imagine one camera is acquiring at 1fps, a second at 30fps, and a patch clamp signal at 2kHz). Also the acquisition starting date can be different between devices.
I’d like to make this plugin a bit general: I want to get the timing information of images based on standardized metadata. If I understand correctly, what I can do is retrieve the timing information from:
- the Element Image / AcquisitionDate of the OME-XML schemas.
- +the DeltaT “parameter” (with its associated time unit)
Is that correct ? Is there a better way to do this ? Will I run into troubles ?
My second question is regarding the acquisition date of OME-XML. Is this supposed to be the start of the acquisition or the end ? I didn’t see anything specified here (http://www.openmicroscopy.org/Schemas/Documentation/Generated/OME-2016-06/ome_xsd.html#Image_AcquisitionDate).
Thanks for your insights!
N.B. For Slidebook data, the specified AcquisitionDate is the end of the acquisition, not the beginning as I would have assumed.