CinePlex Cameras and Accessories

Plexon’s CinePlex® System has high precision triggered cameras that are operated in full synchrony with neural data acquisition.

The CinePlex System uses low-noise, standard VGA FireWire cameras. The CinePlex System is capable of supporting from one to four cameras depending on the configuration chosen.

Camera Options

  • Stingray
    • This camera has a standard resolution and up to 80 frames per second
  • Pike
    • For researchers who will be recording and tracking quick movements, the Pike camera would be required. For example, if tracking a reaching task while recording neural activity a Pike camera would be optimal.
    • Pike cameras have a standard resolution and up to 200 frames per second.

Each camera includes:

  • USB 2.0 A to Mini-B 5-pin cable, 15 ft.
  • FireWire-B and trigger cables
  • Camera heat sink and Manfrotto® RC2 Rapid Connect Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate

  • Adjustable Camera Mounting Bracket

Lens Options

  • Stingray
    • 1/2″ 4.5-12.5mm f1.2 Varifocal, Manual Iris
    • 1/2″ 8-48mm Manual Iris Lens
    • 1/2″ 13-130mm 10X Close-up Manual Zoom, Manual Iris
  • Pike
    • 1/2″ 4-8mm f1.4 Varifocal
Camera resolution and frames per second – AVT Stingray: 640 x 480 resolution, 80fps
– AVT Pike: 640 x 480 resolution, 200fps
– AVT Pike: 960 x 960 high resolution, 60fps
Manuals/User Guides

Post date December 2015

Post Date September 2018

Post date October 2014. This user guide contains updated functionality for the use of CinePlex integrated with OmniPlex only.

Legacy Manuals/User Guides

Post date February 2010. Comprehensive CinePlex User Guide through version 3.0.

Post date February 2008.

Installation Packages/Upgrades

Post date January 2020

Post date May 2014

Post date August 2014

Guides and How To Papers

Change Log

Technical Specs and Data Sheets

Research Articles with Video

Jacobson, Tara K., Jonathan W. Ho, Brendon W. Kent, Fang-Chi Yang, and Rebecca D. Burwell. “Automated Visual Cognitive Tasks for Recording Neural Activity Using a Floor Projection Maze.” JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) 84 (2014): e51316-e51316.