SoftwareDownloads and Drivers

Camera Software and Drivers

Select your Camera and Operating System to access the appropriate driver.

Imaging Software Downloads

Windows

PVCAM

Installs the PVCAM driver for Windows 10, 8, and 7

  • Programmable Scan Mode for Iris and Prime BSI sCMOS cameras
  • Faster frame rates with Bit-packing for Standard Mode on Prime BSI
  • Improved stability of USB 3.0 driver

Download PVCAM Version 3.8.0.6

PVCAM SDK

The PVCAM Software Development Kit allows you to integrate Teledyne Photometrics PVCAM based cameras into other software packages.

Download PVCAM SDK Version 3.8.0.6

PVCAM End-User License Agreement

Mac OS-X

PVCAM / RS Image

Mac OS-X Driver Support

Moving forward, Teledyne Photometrics will focus driver development and support on the Windows and Linux platforms and have discontinued updates to PVCAM Drivers for Mac OSX. Existing PVCAM Drivers for Mac OSX will continue to be available for legacy products. Users are welcome to test this configuration for suitability on their systems. Please contact your sales representative or a Teledyne Photometrics service professional with questions or to provide feedback.

Linux

PVCAM & PVCAM SDK

This driver is provided as is. Teledyne Photometrics is not able to provide support for this version of PVCAM. Ubuntu 16.04, Kernel 4.10.0 recommended.

Download PVCAM and PVCAM SDK 3.8.1.6

Additional Downloads

Ocular

Ocular 2.0 Imaging Software for PVCAM Cameras

  • Simple design and customization
  • Easy Camera Control
  • Numerous Movie Capture options
  • User-oriented Explore and adjust

Download Ocular 2.0

IEEE-1394

Thesycon Stack

In recent updates, Microsoft released two hotfixes which updated their FireWire stack file. However, these updates cause performance drops in the functionality of Texas Instruments (TI) FireWire Controllers which ship with Teledyne Photometrics cameras. These performance drops manifest with the following symptoms:

  • Image Tearing
  • Interference Lines
  • Black Images
  • Reduced Frames-per-second

Installing the Thesycon 1394 stack fixes these problems by replacing the default Microsoft stack. This remedies any problems caused by the updates.

The Thesycon FireWire stack has been thoroughly tested and does not cause any other conflicts or problems with any devices.

Download Thesycon 1394 Stack Installer

RSConfig

Allows PVCAM 2.7.7 users to run multiple cameras simultaneously

(NOTE: DO NOT USE this version of RSConfig with Princeton Instruments cameras.)

Download RSConfig 3.1.1.7

Legacy Drivers and Software Downloads

PVCAM 3.7.5.7

PVCAM 3.7.5.7 Highlights:

  • Added support for Iris USB cameras
  • Bug fixes for Iris PCIe cameras

Download PVCAM 3.7.5.7 (14MB)

PVCAM 3.7.3.3

PVCAM 3.7.3.3 Highlights:

  • Adds support for Prime BSI cameras
  • PCI-Express driver improvements for Prime and Iris cameras
  • USB 3.0 driver improvements

Download PVCAM 3.7.3.3 (13.5MB)

PVCAM 3.7.1.0

PVCAM 3.7.1.0 Highlights:

  • Supports the New Iris family of sCMOS cameras.
  • Includes PCIe device driver version 3.26.404 that improves the reliability of Prime-95B data transfers over sequences longer than 10,000 frames. Requires Prime-95B firmware 19.27 or newer.
  • PVCamTest application now supports latest cameras and latest camera features.
  • Fixed an acquisition timeout for cameras that support Variable Timed Mode on USB interface. (Retiga R-series).
  • Improved RsConfig tool, no longer requires administrator rights.
  • No new PVCAM SDK is required for use with the new PVCAM runtime.

Download PVCAM 3.7.1.0 (11.9MB)

PVCAM 3.6.7.2

PVCAM 3.6.7.2 Highlights:

  • Required for use with Prime 95B
  • Improved USB 3.0 functionality for the Prime 95B
  • Corrected triggering bug with USB 3.0 cameras
  • Compatibility update for Windows 10 Anniversary Edition
  • PVCamTest Imaging software for PVCAM cameras is included (version 3.3.105)

Download PVCAM 3.6.7.2 (10.9MB)

PVCAM 3.6.5.1

PVCAM 3.6.5.1 Highlights:

  • Added new parameters to retrieve various camera timing information related to frame rates (select camera models)
  • Added interface detection parameters for USB3.0 and PCI-Express (select camera models)
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements in the USB device driver.

Download PVCAM 3.6.5.1 (9.8MB)

PVCamTest 3.2.99

PVCamTest Executable Package 3.2.99 Highlights:

  • Basic imaging software for PVCAM cameras
  • PVCam SDK 3.6.5.1 contains the PVCamTest 3.2.99 source code and binaries.
  • PVCam 3.6.5.1 runtime installer is required.

Download PVCamTest 3.2.99 (2.4MB)

PVCamTest 3.2.85

PVCamTest Executable Package 3.2.85 Highlights:

  • Basic imaging software for PVCAM cameras
  • PVCam SDK 3.6.5.1 contains the PVCamTest 3.2.85 source code and binaries.
  • PVCam 3.6.5.1 runtime installer is required.

Download PVCamTest 3.2.85 (2.8MB)

PVCAM 3.3.1.3

PVCAM 3.3.1.3 Includes:

  • Improved support for the Prime and Prime 95B cameras
  • Improved driver stability

Download 64 bit PVCAM 3.3.1.3 (14MB)

Download 32 bit PVCAM 3.3.1.3 (13MB)

PVCAM 3.1.9.1

PVCAM 3.1.9.1 Includes:

  • Added support for Prime sCMOS camera
  • Windows 10 supported
  • Added new post-processing features
  • PrimeEnhance
  • PrimeLocate
  • Multi-ROI
  • Improved USB 3.0 stability

Download 64 bit PVCAM 3.1.9.1 (40MB)

Download 32 bit PVCAM 3.1.9.1 (39MB)

PVCAM 3.0.9.2

PVCAM 3.0.9.2 Includes:

  • Improved support for USB3.0
  • Windows 8 support
  • Camera reliability and robustness improved
  • Added new post-processing features

Download 64 bit PVCAM 3.0.9.2 (39MB)

Download 32 bit PVCAM 3.0.9.2 (38MB)

PVCAM 3.0.5.2

PVCAM 3.0.5.2 Includes:

  • Improved Time stamp functionality
  • Improved USB interface robustness

Download 64 bit PVCAM 3.0.5.2 (39MB)

Download 32 bit PVCAM 3.0.5.2 (38MB)

PVCAM 3.0.3.8

PVCAM 3.0.3.8 Includes:

  • Adds Official Windows 8 support
  • Other robustness improvements

Download 64 bit PVCAM 3.0.3.8 (39MB)

Download 32 bit PVCAM 3.0.3.8 (38MB)

PVCAM 3.0.1.3

PVCAM 3.0.1.3 Includes:

  • Updated PCIe device driver
  • Added support for High Speed PCIe x4 interface
  • Other Fixes and Improvements

Download 64 bit PVCAM 3.0.1.3 (39MB)

Download 32 bit PVCAM 3.0.1.3 (38MB)

PVCAM 2.9.11

PVCAM 2.9.11 Includes:

  • PCI-Express Fixes
  • Improved USB Performance
  • Other Fixes and Performance Improvements

Download 64 bit PVCAM 2.9.11 (43MB)

Download 32 bit PVCAM 2.9.11 (42MB)

PVCAM 2.9.5

PVCAM 2.9.5 Includes:

  • PCI-Express Fixes
  • Improved USB Performance
  • Other Fixes and Performance Improvements

Download 64 bit PVCAM 2.9.5 (43MB)

Download 32 bit PVCAM 2.9.5 (42MB)

PVCAM 2.9.3

PVCAM 2.9.3 Includes:

  • Support for CoolSNAP MYO and CoolSNAP KINO cameras
  • Support for PCI-Express LVDS Interface Card

Download 64 bit PVCAM 2.9.5 (43MB)

Download 32 bit PVCAM 2.9.5 (42MB)

PVCAM 2.8.0

This new version includes several enhancements:

  • Support for SMART Streaming
  • Improved Variable Timed Mode performance
  • Improved compatibility with FireWire cameras (eliminating Image Tearing)
  • Includes new Frame Counters
  • Includes new Time-Stamping

Download 64 bit PVCAM 2.8.0 (56MB)

Download 32 bit PVCAM 2.8.0 (55MB)

PVCAM 2.7.10

  • Automatic Thesycon Stack Installation – Ensures seamless FireWire integration
  • Improved memory management
  • Banding Issue Correction
  • Increased overall driver stability

Download 64 bit PVCAM 2.7.10 (55MB)

Download 32 bit PVCAM 2.7.10 (52MB)

PVCAM 2.7.9.1

Version Update: v2.7.9.1

  • Update includes support for 64-bit Operating Systems
  • Enhanced performance and stability across all camera platforms
  • New events available from PVCAM API. See Manual for details

Download 64 bit PVCAM 2.7.9.1 (137MB)

Download 32 bit PVCAM 2.7.9.1 (136MB)

PVCAM 2.7.8.5

Version Update: v2.7.8.5

  • Update includes stability fixes for all Teledyne Photometrics FireWire cameras
  • Application programming interface for Teledyne Photometrics digital cameras supports Windows 2000/XP, Vista x32

Download PVCAM 2.7.8.5 (15MB)

Application Software

RS Image

Software package customized for general imaging applications

Download RS Image 1.9.2

Camera Updates

Evolve Camera Updates

Evolve 512 Update

Evolve 128 Update

HQ2 Camera Updates

This update is required for people who are experiencing a power-up problem with their CoolSNAP HQ2.

NOTE: Make sure that no other program is open while the camera is being updated.

Download HQ2 Camera Update Installer

FireWire Updates

Update includes stability fixes for all Teledyne Photometrics FireWire cameras.

NOTE: Do NOT use with Evolve 512 or Evolve 128 cameras.

Download Turbo 1394 Firmware Update

Recommended PC Specifications

Operating System:

  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Windows 8 64-bit
  • Windows 7 64-bit

Processor:

  • Intel Xeon
  • Intel Core i7
  • 2.0 GHz or faster Intel Processor (Core i5 or better)

RAM:

  • 16+ GB recommended
  • 8 GB minimum

Storage:

  • 400+ GB SSD with >900 MB/sec sequential write speeds recommended
  • 250+ GB serial ATA (SATA) HDD minimum

Graphics Adapter:

  • 512+ MB PCI-Express graphics card (ATI or NVIDIA)

USB:

  • USB 3.0 port *

PCI-Express:

  • PCI-Express 4X slot **
  • PCI-Express 1X slot ***

*   For use with the Prime sCMOS and CoolSNAP CCD cameras
**  An open PCI-Express 4x (4 lane) interface slot or higher for use with the Prime PCIe interface card
*** An open PCI-Express 1x interface slot or higher for use with the Evolve Delta FireWire interface card