Installation on Win32

These Win32 instructions should be followed to get ImageJ and the Fly Carousel working with serial communications and QuickTime for Java.

After installation, the use of the plugin is the same as for Mac OS X. See the previous page for day-to-day operation.

  1. Install a FireWire card if the machine lacks FireWire ports. Install any required drivers.
  2. Install QuickTime for Windows. In the installer, select custom install and install all optional components.
  3. Install WinVDIG. This is a free set of video drivers that works with QTJ.
  4. Attach a Firewire camera to the PC and open the WinVDIG test application. You should see video. Do not use an iSight camera.
  5. Install ImageJ at C:\. Open the folder and place drag the shortcut to the Desktop.
  6. Install the Java Communications Package. This is used instead of RXTX. Here are the modified instructions for ImageJ since ImageJ is distributed with it's own JRE. To put the files in the standard installation places, follow the instructions provided in the download.
  7. Copy the files to the following places.
    comm.jar
    C:\ImageJ\jre\lib\ext
    javax.comm.properties
    C:\ImageJ\jre\lib\ext
    w32comm.dll
    C:\ImageJ\jre\bin
    QTJava.zip
    C:\ImageJ\jre\lib\ext. Do a search for the QTJava.zip file.
  8. Install the Plugin.
    1. Download the and unzip the file FlyCOMM.zip.
    2. Place the folder FlyCOMM in C:\ImageJ\Plugins.
  9. Fix the classpath. Right click on the ImageJ desktop icon and select 'Properties.' In the 'Target' field type:
    C:\ImageJ\jre\bin\javaw.exe -mx80m -cp C:\ImageJ\jre\lib\ext\comm.jar; C:\ImageJ\jre\lib\ext\QTJava.zip; ij.jar;jimi.jar;ij.ImageJ
  10. After all this it may not work. Details to follow.