This is a description of the major changes in Volocity 6.3 and contains some guidance for users upgrading from a recent, previous version. For a full list of all the changes in Volocity 6.3 please see the release notes. For information on how to use Volocity see the Volocity User Guide or Help within the application.
Volocity (All Products)
File Format Support
Volocity now supports the Nikon .nd2 file format on Macintosh computers. This format was previously only available on Windows installations.
Carl Zeiss .czi files are supported on both Mac and Windows.
Volocity 6.3 exports OME-TIFF files compatible with the 2012-06 schema as published by the Open Microscopy Environment.
Export using the TIFF format is consolidated. Where previously “TIFF”, “TIFF for Publication” or “Multiple TIFF” were listed separately there is now just one TIFF export option.
One file with multiple images” will create one multi-layered TIFF file with a layer for each image.
Multiple files with one image per file” is the option to select to make single TIFF files for each image
Either single or multiple TIFFs may now be created as TIFFs for publication by checking Convert to RGB for publication
Tooltip for long channel names
Space in the channel controls area of the Volocity interface is limited.
To see the full channel name in a tooltip, hold the cursor over the channel name in the control
Image Sequence from Selection
To quickly make an image sequence from images that are already in the Volocity library use the new “Image Sequence from Selection” command under the “Actions…” menu. Select the images required and the command from the menu.
Olympus IX83 microscope
Olympus ZDC 3 autofocus device with IX83 microscope
Hamamatsu Flash 4.0 v2 camera
Hamamatsu C9100-23b camera
See the Volocity Supported Hardware List for more information on these devices and their support within Volocity Acquisition.
A small change has been made to laser power sliders allowing finer control of power settings.