Simulated Camera

MockCamera is a simulated camera device that follows all of the conventions defined for generic Camera devices. Because it requires no imaging hardware, MockCamera is used for testing and demonstration purposes, and is included in ACQ4’s example configuration.

MockCamera features:

  • Position-dependent procedural imagery (a Mandelbrot fractal). When combied with a mock microscope device, this allows to explore different parts of the imagery at multiple magnification levels.

  • Simulation of CCD noise including efects of exposure time and binning

  • Simulated calcium indicator sources.