A napari plugin for live video recording with a generic camera device.

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A napari plugin for live video recording with a generic camera device and generate a stack of TIFF images from said device.

The plugin provides a common interface for a generic camera device to be directly controlled from the napari GUI. The plugin can

  • acquire continously in live view;
  • record a stack of images and store them as ImageJ-compatible TIFF, OME-TIFF or HDF5 files.

This napari plugin was generated with Cookiecutter using with @napari's cookiecutter-napari-plugin template.


You can install napari-live-recording via pip:

pip install napari-live-recording

If you want to install the plugin using the source code, you can do so by cloning the project and installing locally:

git clone
cd napari-live-recording
pip install .


You can review the documentation of this plugin here


Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with tox, please ensure the coverage at least stays the same before you submit a pull request.


Distributed under the terms of the MIT license, "napari-live-recording" is free and open source software


If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.


  • 0.3.3

Last updated:

  • 02 November 2023

First released:

  • 05 October 2021


Supported data:

  • Information not submitted

Plugin type:

GitHub activity:

  • Stars: 18
  • Forks: 6
  • Issues + PRs: 6

Python versions supported:

Operating system:


  • superqt
  • numpy
  • np-image-buffer
  • opencv-python
  • opencv-contrib-python
  • tifffile
  • h5py
  • napari
  • qtpy
  • microscope
  • pymmcore-plus >=0.6.7
  • pymmcore-widgets

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