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FREEZEFRAME SOFTWARE - 1-4 SUBJECTS
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FreezeFrame has become the standard in the field for automated fear conditioning. It combines the sensitivity of the human observer with the objectivity and high throughput of automation. While infrared beams can detect gross movements of an animal from one part of the cage to another, FreezeFrame can detect the minute movements of grooming, sniffing, turning and rearing. And FreezeFrame monitors the animal 2-4 times per second, not once every 5 seconds, for far more objective and reproducible results.

Not a tracking system. A proprietary motion detection algorithm filters out shadows, light flicker and camera noise, and detects movements as small as 1 mm.

Fully validated. Greater than 90% concordance between FreezeFrame and trained human observers.

Ordering FreezeFrame:

Number of channels:

The basic 4-channel system uses one computer to record from up to 4 animals at once. 4 cameras are provided, with each camera viewing one animal. For 8- and 12-channel operation, 2 or 3 computers can be connected together via ethernet or serial cables. The user then interacts with only one computer, which in turn controls the others.

Order WaterMaze, LimeLight and/or FreezeFrame together as a single, cost-effective system that will perform almost any behavioral task.  
4 CCD cameras with auto-iris zoom lenses
4-channel video acquisition board
Cables and connectors
Interface box for shocker control outputs
Data acquisition and analysis software
System requirements:

Desktop Pentium computer with room for 1 PCI slot
Windows 95/98/2000/XP
256 MBytes of memory
1024x768 monitor resolution
If trial video images are to be stored to disk, a large harddrive and fast CD burner are recommended.
FREEZEFRAME SOFTWARE UPGRADE TO VERSION 3
Contact our Behavioral Research Specialists for more information

FreezeFrame has become the standard in the field for automated fear conditioning. It combines the sensitivity of the human observer with the objectivity and high throughput of automation. While infrared beams can detect gross movements of an animal from one part of the cage to another, FreezeFrame can detect the minute movements of grooming, sniffing, turning and rearing. And FreezeFrame monitors the animal 2-4 times per second, not once every 5 seconds, for far more objective and reproducible results.

Not a tracking system. A proprietary motion detection algorithm filters out shadows, light flicker and camera noise, and detects movements as small as 1 mm.

Fully validated. Greater than 90% concordance between FreezeFrame and trained human observers.

Ordering FreezeFrame:

Number of channels:

The basic 4-channel system uses one computer to record from up to 4 animals at once. 4 cameras are provided, with each camera viewing one animal. For 8- and 12-channel operation, 2 or 3 computers can be connected together via ethernet or serial cables. The user then interacts with only one computer, which in turn controls the others.

Order WaterMaze, LimeLight and/or FreezeFrame together as a single, cost-effective system that will perform almost any behavioral task.  
4 CCD cameras with auto-iris zoom lenses
4-channel video acquisition board
Cables and connectors
Interface box for shocker control outputs
Data acquisition and analysis software
System requirements:

Desktop Pentium computer with room for 1 PCI slot
Windows 95/98/2000/XP
256 MBytes of memory
1024x768 monitor resolution
If trial video images are to be stored to disk, a large harddrive and fast CD burner are recommended.
FREEZEFRAME SHOCK CONTROL EXPANSION KIT
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The ACT-110 includes the connectors and cabling for controlling up to four shockers in a FreezeFrame Fear Conditioning System.  One ACT-110 is required for each FreezeFrame system
FREEZEFRAME LIGHT/TONE CONTROL EXPANSION KIT
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The ACT-120 includes the connectors and cabling for controlling up to four light stimuli in a FreezeFrame Fear Conditioning System.  One ACT-120 is required for each FreezeFrame system that employs a visual stimulus.
FREEZEFRAME FAN/HOUSE LIGHT CONTROL KIT
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The ACT-130 includes the connectors and cabling for operating up to four House Lights and Isolation Cubicle Fans in a FreezeFrame Fear Conditioning System.  One ACT-130 is required for each FreezeFrame system that employs House Lights and/or Isolation Cubicle Fans.
FREEZEFRAME AUDIO EXPANSION KIT
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The ACT-140 includes the connectors, cabling, and audio amplifier for controlling the auditory stimuli in a FreezeFrame Fear Conditioning System.  One ACT-140 is required for each FreezeFrame system.  The House Lights and/or Isolation Cubicle Fans.