PVCAM Release Notes

Version Number:

Date: September 30, 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.

PVCAM End-User License Agreement


  • The Prime and Prime 95B cameras are better supported by this version of PVCam than any previous version.
  • New Prime post-processing features:
    • Despeckle Dark High
    • Please refer to camera manual documentation for details or contact customer support with any questions about the benefits of Despeckle Dark High.

SDK updates

  • Once PVCam SDK is installed, Code samples can be found in the following location:
    • %programfiles%\Photometrics\PVCamSDK\Examples\
    • One specific subfolder in this path has been renamed to "PvcamCodeSamples".
    • This subfolder has basic examples for various acquisition modes supported by PVCam.
  • Several code samples are now built with Visual Studio 2012 Professional & Express Update 5. Suitable version of Visual Studio is needed for successful compilation. Please contact customer support for any clarifications needed.
  • Slightly older versions of StreamSaving and PrdTiffConverter have been included compared to build 34 for PVCAM

Known Issues

  • Prime95B in Micromanager 2.0 application closes when trying to acquire more than 15 random ROI's.
  • Prime/Prime 95B not detected in Ocular.
  • Prime95B USB not fully supported
  • Trigger First not supported with MDA's for (interval > exposure times).
  • Ocular movie frames are in incorrect order when using Circular