Time Series

The Time Series operator provides an easy way to visualize sets of dynamic data as a time series. This operator can be used to play slice views of each image of a collection in sequence.

Getting There

The Time Series operator can be accessed via the tool pull-down menu on the VQ front panel.

Using the Tool

Data should be loaded into VQ in correct time-order, with the reference image (if any) loaded first. Use the Data Manager to sort the datasets as necessary.

If there is a reference image loaded, check 'Lock Ref' to keep the reference image visible with all other images of the series; check 'Lock Inp1' to keep the image in the 'Input 1' position visible with all other images of the series.

The Time Series operator also enables users to set a global windowing, which will apply to all loaded images. The windowing format (either Min/Max or Level/Width) is determined by the Display Configuration. To set, simply check the Global box and enter appropriate windowing values into the respective boxes.

Use the slider or image index field to manually scroll through the datasets of the series. Click 'Play' to run the sequence in a loop.

Saving a Movie

To save a Time Series movie, open the Save Movie dialog with the Time Series operator open.This can be done by clicking the Save Movie icon in the toolbar, navigating to File -> Save Movie, or by the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + M.

The options for the output movie are similar to those in the regular Save Movie dialog box. The only difference is the options in the Movie Type drop-down box reflect the Time Series movie types. Once the desired options are set, select "Save" to save the movie file.