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 XP|
|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|