PVCAMTeledyne Photometrics
Camera Driver

Our PVCAM Driver

PVCAM (Programmable Virtual Camera Access Method) is a software package that contains a robust set of drivers that have been developed to get Teledyne Photometrics camera users up and running in minutes. 

Before any Teledyne Photometrics camera can be used, PVCAM must be installed on the host computer. The files to install PVCAM are shipped with every camera, whether it be a purchase or a demonstration unit.


PVCAM Test screenshot

Advanced PVCAM Features

PVCAM works across all Teledyne Photometrics products and takes under 5 minutes to install on any PC running Windows or Linux. 

In addition to the driver, PVCAM contains two advanced applications that will be immediately ready for use on the host computer. 

PVCAMTest is an easy to use imaging application to get users up and running in as little time as possible. Users can confirm that the camera is properly connected, run live, take sequences and also single snaps.

The second ready-to-use application is VersionInformation. This tool is able to read firmware, PVCAM, and other configuration information, which is an indispensable tool for customer reference and technical support.


The PVCAM Software Development Kit (SDK) is a compilation of code, libraries and documentation that provides ease of access to users to quickly integrate PVCAM commands into their existing software structure. 

In the PVCAM SDK folder, users will find high quality documentation outlining PVCAM commands, example code, and the necessary libraries needed to get custom image acquisition processes up and running.

The simplicity of the PVCAM SDK is that there is just one SDK for all of our cameras, allowing for the seamless movement of one camera to another.

PVCAM screen