SoftwareDownloads and Drivers

Camera Software and Drivers

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

If there is no download available for your camera or your operating system, please contact support.

Driver Downloads

Windows

PVCAM

Installs the latest PVCAM driver for Windows 10 x64.

PVCAM 3.9.9.1 highlights:

  • Improved support for Kinetix camera models
  • Improved calculation of the recommended buffer size
  • Updated color helper library
  • Changed the look and feel of the user interface

Download PVCAM Version 3.9.9.1

PVCAM SDK

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

Download PVCAM SDK Version 3.9.3.4

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 18.04, kernel 5.3 recommended.

  • Fixed stability issues with very fast cameras and small ROIs when running in non-circular buffer mode.
  • Fixed a bug in the rotate algorithm that caused tearing with non-rectangular ROIs with metadata.
  • Fixed a pipeline bug that caused stale frames with bitpacking-enabled cameras and frame rotation enabled.
  • Limited the recommended size of circ. buffer to 256MB for 32-bit app and 1GB for 64-bit to fix issue with some 32-bit application not being able to image with large sensor cameras.
  • Improved calculation of recommended buffer size (PARAM_FRAME_BUFFER_SIZE).
  • Improved accuracy of PARAM_EXPOSURE_TIME.
  • Improved performance of the frame flipping algorithm.

Download PVCAM and PVCAM SDK 3.9.6.11

Imaging Software 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

QCapture Pro

  • Supports legacy camera series
  • Windows XP SP3, Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32- and 64-bit)
  • Requires hardware dongle for operation

Please note this product is no longer formally supported.

Download QCapture Pro 7.0

Download QCapture Pro 6.0

ASMedia USB Driver

The ASMedia USB driver provides improved performance and support for USB 3.2 based cameras when used with an add-in card and enables the use of longer cables with increased reliability. If you experience any issues with the connection or performance on AsMedia-based USB controllers, please try this alternative USB controller driver.

Download ASMedia USB Driver Version 1.16.60.1-2

FireWire Driver Fix

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 some older 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

Legacy Drivers and Software Downloads

PVCAM 3.9.5.6

PVCAM 3.9.5.6 Highlights:

  • Improved support for Kinetix camera.
  • Updated handling dynamic post processing (Kinetix – BERT).
  • USB 3rd gen. device driver (32.2.4) improvements.
  • Updated PVCamTest application (3.10.318) with Improved streaming to disk with Kinetix.
  • Removed RSConfig application from the installer – no longer supported.
  • Removed .NET installation from the installer – it was used by RSConfig only.

Download PVCAM 3.9.5.6 (41MB)

PVCAM 3.9.4.2 (Linux)

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.

Kinetix is not supported in this version of PVCAM.

PVCAM 3.9.4.2 Highlights:

  • Added support for BSI-Express and Moment camera models.
  • Implemented user memory pinning for DMA in PCIe driver, enabled for kernel 5.3 and newer.
  • Added support for virtual frame rotation and flipping.
  • Added support for SW trigger feature.
  • Improved pl_exp_get_oldest_frame() implementation.
  • Fixed reading of PARAM_READOUT_TIME attributes to fail if parameter is not available.
  • Improved polling acquisition behavior on Linux.
  • Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Added initial support for USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbit/s interface, currently supported with Intel Thunderbolt add-in cards only.

Download PVCAM 3.9.4.2 (37MB)

PVCAM 3.9.3.4

PVCAM 3.9.3.4 Highlights:

  • Adds support for Kinetix cameras
  • Improved USB 3.2 10Gbps stability
  • PCI-Express driver now common for all cameras
  • Performance and stability improvements
  • Removed support for Windows 8 and older Operating Systems
  • PVCAM Test improvements

Download PVCAM 3.9.3.4 (13.8MB)

PVCAM 3.9.0.4

PVCAM 3.9.0.4 Highlights:

  • Introduced Software Trigger feature for selected camera models
  • Improved robustness of USB drivers
  • Improved robustness for USB 3.2 add-in cards
  • Updated the PVCAM Test application to support 32-bit images and other optimizations
  • Improved stability and other bug fixes

Download PVCAM 3.9.0.4 (13.8MB)

PVCAM 3.8.1.6 (Linux)

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.

The Prime BSI Express and the Moment are not supported in this version, but are planned for future versions of PVCAM.

Download PVCAM 3.8.1.6 (32MB)

PVCAM 3.8.0.6

PVCAM 3.8.0.6 Highlights:

  • 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 3.8.0.6 (14MB)

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 2.9.3 (43MB)

Download 32 bit PVCAM 2.9.3 (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)

QCAM 2.0.13.1

Download QCAM 2.0.13.1

Please note that QCAM is not supported in Windows 10.

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