PVCAM Release Notes

Version Number:

Date: March 31, 2016

Notes: The PVCAM SDK is no longer part of the PVCAM runtime package and is available for download as a separate installer at this link:

Please, check that your PVCAM and SDK package versions match in Programs and Features dialogue.

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  • Added support for Photometrics Prime sCMOS camera
    • Windows 10 support included
  • Added new PVCamTest application.
  • Fixed issue with potential BSOD with USB interface
  • PVCAM Bug Fixes to improve stability
  • Added compile-time messages for deprecated functions and parameters in PVCAM. Please read "Potential Compatibility Issues" document in SDK.

SDK updates

  • Stream Saving sample application has been updated
  • Added three new post-processing features: Defective Pixel Correction, Dynamic Dark Frame Correction, and High Dynamic Range

Known Issues

  • PCIe LVDS interface not functional on Windows 8
  • Error handling when using multiple cameras at the same time, in the same process, is not fully implemented.
  • Opening the camera in OPEN_EXCLUSIVE mode does not guarantee it will not fail when opened from another application
  • Acquisition fails in USB cameras with ROIs smaller than 10x10 pixels
  • Acquisition fails in PCIe cameras with ROIs with less than 2048 pixels