Our lab bought a 4K camera and the only way to open and convert images in an uncompressed format is through the use of VSI files. As far as I understand, there are very few ways to open and convert VSI files. One of the options is through the use of ImageJ with the OlympusImageJ Plugin.
I followed the directions for installing the plugin at https://imagej.net/OlympusImageJPlugin. I cannot tell whether I followed the directions correctly as I cannot figure out for the life of me how to actually use the Plugin. I asked Olympus for assistance and they said they weren’t equipped to handle such questions even though it is their Plugin. If I managed to install the program correctly, I seem to be getting lost on how to open a file. The directions were a little confusing. For example, they state:
‘Install vs2008 runtime. The runtime is in OlympusViewer-package/WinRuntime. If you use 32bit OS, install vcredist_x86.exe. If you use 64bit OS, install vcredist_x64.exe’
Are the .exe files vs2008 runtime or is vs2008 runtime something else entirely. I think I did this correctly (I installed the appropriate .exe and am able to open the program); I’m just a bit uncertain as I cannot get the program to function.