Basler USB 3.0 camera as behavior camera

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César Acevedo-Triana

Oct 13, 2021, 5:06:16 PM10/13/21
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I have a question about using a Basler camera (USB 3.0, as a behavior camera during miniscope recording. I cannot connect it from the JSTOR file and when I search in the device manager it doesn´t appear in the camera category but in a new category, Basler users do you know how to use this camera with the miniscope?

I appreciate any suggestion or indication.


Daniel Aharoni

Oct 13, 2021, 7:24:51 PM10/13/21
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Hi Cesar,
I think it looks like the Basler cameras use a proprietary USB data protocol. Right now, the Miniscope DAQ Software only supports the UVC protocol for cameras. This can be modified in the source code but I am not sure if Basler supplies C++ libraries for interfacing with their cameras.

César Acevedo-Triana

Oct 15, 2021, 11:46:00 AM10/15/21
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Hi Daniel, thanks for your reply. Yes, Basler provides a pylon SDK that includes the C++ API. How could be modified in the source code?

Best regards,

Oct 15, 2021, 8:30:17 PM10/15/21
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Hi Cesar

Hi. I am currently using Basler camera w/ miniscope recording. Using NI board, I send TTL to Basler camera and miniscope to start recording operated by Labview program. Hope this can help your set up. 


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Marwa Soliman

May 17, 2022, 6:07:30 PMMay 17
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Hi Gaeun, 

I'm interested in doing something similar, so I want to use an IR sensor (Arduino-based) to trigger both the Basler camera and miniscope to start recording. I was wondering if you were able to sync the frames between both and how did you set it up?


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