CinePlex Editor

Plexon’s CinePlex® Behavioral Research System offers the unmatched ability to synchronize behavior activity with neural recording, and the CinePlex Editor software is what enables that magic.

** Important – CinePlex Editor was previously included in the CinePlex Software downloads. As of August 2014, CinePlex Editor has a separate installer and will no longer be included in the CinePlex Software Download.**

While CinePlex Studio provides the core of the behavioral research system functionality, CinePlex Editor provides the ability to manipulate behavioral data in relation to neural data. Together, both programs comprise the CinePlex Software.

CinePlex Editor is an integrated video and neural data file playback program with editing functionality that enables the OmniPlex® Neural Data Acquisition System or Multichannel Acquisition Processor (MAP) Data Acquisition System user to view and edit synchronized video and neural data files together.

CinePlex Editor offers full digital recorder (DVR) playback capabilities, as well as visualization of position data (if utilizing CinePlex Tracking) overlaid on the video image. Sophisticated algorithms provide event marker-based searching functionality for rapid data review (important if using CinePlex Basic Behavior). Default or user-defined audio cues can also be triggered when event markers or neural spikes occur during payback.

Specialized editing features assist the researcher in scrubbing and preparing the data for analysis. Users can then edit position data and manually enter new coordinates. They can insert event markers and intervals utilizing video-aided techniques. A researcher can even remove temporal segments of neural data during artifact-generating behaviors such as chewing or grooming. As a result, users are able to perform a wide spectrum of actions to refine the data. Data can then be exported to Excel®, MATLAB®, or text files for further analysis.

A Plexon Sales Engineer is available to provide additional information and to assist you in determining how the CinePlex System could improve efficiency, save time and minimize human error.

The table below outlines selected information specific to the CinePlex® Editor.

Features Specifications and Options Remarks
Computer platform Windows® 7 or 10
Operational modes – Online (from cameras) and
– Offline (from files)
Synchrony with neural data recording systems – OmniPlex Systems
– MAP Systems
Also synchronized with Tucker-Davis Technologies data acquisition systems, though with limited functionality.
Video and neural data file synchrony Simultaneous starting, stopping, pausing and resuming of both files.
Integrated viewing of Neural data files (Plexon .PLX, NeuroExplorer® .NEX) and .AVI files
Neural files saved to Plexon (.PLX) and NeuroExplorer (.NEX) files
Files read .MPEG and .MJPEG files
Tracking data saved to .DVT and .AVI files
Export options Excel®, MATLAB®, or text files
Licensing Requires the purchase of a CinePlex System. Advanced functionality accessible with purchase of appropriate license keys. 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.
Installation The CinePlex Editor can be loaded onto as many computers as you desire. However, the license key is required for operation.

Any questions? Ask a Plexon Sales Engineer. We are here to help you explore whether the CinePlex System is the best tool to launch you from experiment to publication the fastest.

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 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.