CineLyzer® Software

Plexon’s CineLyzer® Video Tracking Software covers a wide range of behavioral research needs. Record freely-moving subjects from up to four cameras simultaneously and quickly compare groups on a variety of metrics including: speed, distance traveled, and presence or absence in particular locations within a larger arena. Furthermore, positional data can be used to control external devices with a custom digital input/output device from Plexon.

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Benefiting from more than a decade of development and experience, the CineLyzer Behavior Tracking and Analysis System offers possibly the most accurate and reliable video tracking in the industry, accompanied by an easy to use graphical user interface. Furthermore, the sales and support team at Plexon is more than happy to help guide you through setting up your system to suit your experimental needs.
The CineLyzer Software can be purchased as a single camera or multi-camera license and is bundled with up to four camera kits. Add-ons include a digital input/output device for triggering external devices. All software upgrades within a version are free of charge and will be bundled into a single CineLyzer upgrade package accessible online upon release.
A Plexon Sales Engineer is available to provide additional information and to assist you in determining how the CineLyzer System could improve efficiency, save time, and minimize human error in recording animal behavior.
The table below outlines selected information regarding the CineLyzer® System.
FeaturesSpecifications and OptionsRemarks
Controller platformWindows® 7CineLyzer multiple camera systems require the purchase of a stand-alone computer fully-optimized to run the software. Computers are pre-loaded with Windows 7.
Operational modes
– Online (from cameras) and – Offline (from files)
New trials can be recorded from live cameras or video files.
Tracking speed, distance traveled, time in zones or sequences– Contour, LED, or Color Marker TrackingLED and color marker tracking available with color cameras.
Tracking one or more subjects within an arena– LED or Color Marker TrackingSupports up to three LED colors and up to 12 color markers.
Tracking head direction and angles between markers– LED or Color Marker TrackingHead Direction tracking available with LED or color markers. Multiple points can be tracked on the same animal.
Resolution (frame rate)Up to 60 frames Default is 30 frames
Video file format generatedStandard .AVI files in MPEG format Essentially unlimited .AVI file size (Microsoft® extension to NTFS format eliminates the 4GB size limit).
Files read– .AVI – .MJPEG – .mjpg and – .ffds Supports CinePlex v2 and v3 files.
Video file compressionMPEG quality adjustable from 1 to 10 Default is 4.
Number of cameras supported1 to 4System can be ordered with 1-4 color or infared camera kits. Supported cameras are purchased through Plexon and contain the following specs: – USB 2.0 camera, 752 x 480 pixels, 1/3″ CMOS, CS Mount – 1/3″ High-Resolution varifocal lens (3 to 8mm), installed by Plexon. – Camera heat sink and Manfrotto® RC2 Rapid Connect Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate – USB 2.0 A to Mini-B 5 -pin cable, 15ft
Playback viewing of.AVI filesSupported by most video playback devices.
Inputs and OutputsCineLyzer USB digital input/output (DIO) Interface 12 inputs/outputs total: – 6 high true/6 low true inputs – 6 high true/6 low true outputs – 5V TTL signal
Export Options.csv file Import to Excel®, MATLAB®, R, SPSS, Prism or .txt files
LicensingAvailable as a Single-Camera or (up to) Four-Camera License.Upgrades within a software version are free of charge and do not need a modification to the license key. Upgrades to the next version do require an updated key with expanded privileges.
InstallationThe CineLyzer Software can be loaded onto as many computers as you desire. However, the license key is required for operation. Recording with single camera license and offline analysis can be performed on computers with Windows 7 installed and the USB license key inserted. Accurate tracking with more than one camera requires use of custom-optimized computer, purchased from Plexon.
Any questions? Ask a Plexon Sales Engineer. We are happy to help.

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*Installation Instructions: After download, open the location where the .exe file was downloaded, right click the file and then click “Run as Administrator” to ensure proper installation.

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