Volocity - 3D & Time Lapse Viewing, Analysis, Quantitation, Tracking and Deconvolution
Note: This information page is available on line at: http://microscopy.unc.edu/Volocity


  • NOTICE: The MHMF Volocity License Server was taken off line on Friday Jan 09 2015
  • Current status: 
  • August 2015 - The Cell Biology Volocity License Server is now behind the SOM firewall

Robert Currin Cell Biology & Physiology should be contacted about getting an account for your lab. to use Volocity


This page is for historical purposes and contains useful information

What is Volocity:

Volocity v6.3 (Perkin Elmer/formerly Improvision/new ) is a 3D and time lapse (4D) imaging program for:

It can use data from diverse sources such as confocal microscopes & widefield microscopes.  Volocity can easily import z-series &/or time lapse image sequences with from the Zeiss 510/7x0 or Leica SP2/SP5/SP8 or Olympus FV1000/1200 or Biorad or Perkin Elmer confocal programs with meta data, C-Imaging data, as well as .tif and other image format image series.

Where can it be Used:

Volocity is installed on the image processing workstations in the Michael Hooker Microscopy Fellowship:

Who Can Use Volocity:

Users will need to arrange to have obtain this software (see just above) before being able to use the license server.  Most users will use the user name and password issued by Cell Biology & Physiology (Robert Currin).  Much analysis only requires one license and not two or all three.  The Volocity LE viewer and image database organizer is free, but an account and connection to the license server is required. 

License Availability:

Available individually on a first come first served basis to users with Volocity accounts.  Licenses availability is shown on the license server web page:

  Volocity license availability: 

1.  Using Volocity

  • 2.  Access to Volocity (Accounts)

    3.  Links:



    Last Updated: 2020-01-28