SoftwareDownloads and Drivers

Camera Software and Drivers

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

Driver Downloads

Windows

PVCAM

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

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 Version 3.9.3.4

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.

The Prime BSI Express and the Moment are not currently supported but are planned for future versions of PVCAM.

Download PVCAM and PVCAM SDK 3.8.1.6

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.

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 3.9.0.4

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 3.8.0.6

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 2.9.5 (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)

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

Recommended PC Specifications

PVCAM and Teledyne Photometrics cameras will generally work on any hardware that supports the camera interface and PVCAM installation. If unsure, we recommend two specific configurations from Dell and HP below. These configurations are used in-house when testing currently supported cameras.

Custom Built System

Operating System
  • Windows 10 64-bit
Processor
  • Intel Xeon or Intel Core i5 with 4 or more cores
  • 3.0 GHz or faster

Please note that most consumer-grade Intel processors have an insufficient number of PCIe lanes which may result in sub-optimal performance with PCI-Express based cameras. We recommend verifying the number of available PCI-Express lanes on the CPU prior to the purchase and making sure at least 8 lanes can be dedicated to the camera interface.

RAM
  • 16 GB DDR3 or better

For optimal performance, we recommend matching the number of memory modules with the number of CPU supported memory channels.

Storage
  • 256GB or larger SATA SSD drive for the operating system
  • Additional PCI-Express or NVME SSD drive for streaming image data to disk

We recommend the Samsung 960 Pro or 970 Pro series MLC NVME drives due to their ability to sustainably write large amounts of data over extended time periods.

Graphics Adapter
  • 1GB PCI-Express or CPU-integrated graphics card

Unless GPU processing is required, a graphics adapter performance is not important for camera functionality.

USB Ports And Adaptors
  • Intel USB 3.0 or 3.1 Gen 2 ports, depending on camera model used

We highly recommend Intel Thunderbolt controller for USB 3.1 Gen 2 cameras.

PCI-Express
  • PCI-Express Gen 3 x8 slots for both PCI-Express and USB 3.1 Gen 2 add-in cards

For specific cameras with a lower specification requirement:

  • PCI-Express Gen 2 x4 slot for Prime and Iris family of PCI-Express camera adapters
  • PCI-Express 1X slot for use with the Evolve Delta FireWire interface card

Dell Precision Tower 5820

Operating System
  • Windows 10 64-bit
Chassis
  • Precision 5820 Tower 950W Chassis CL
Processor
  • Intel Xeon W-2245 or better

6 cores or more recommended, higher base clock preferred to core count.

RAM
  • 32GB 4x8GB DDR4 2933MHz RDIMM ECC or more

Four or more modules recommended to fully accommodate all memory channels supported by the CPU.

Storage
  • 2.5″ 256GB SATA Class 20 Solid State Drive or larger for the operating system

SATA drive recommended to keep PCIe slots unoccupied

Graphics Adapter
  • NVIDIA Quadro P1000 4GB
PCIe I/O Cards
  • Thunderbolt 3 PCIe card – 2 Type C Ports, 1 DP in

HP Z4 G4 Workstation

Operating System
  • Windows 10 64-bit
Chassis
  • HP Z4 G4 90 750W Chassis
Processor
  • Intel Xeon W-2245 or better

6 cores or more recommended, higher base clock preferred to core count.

RAM
  • 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-2933 DIMM Registered Memory or more.

Four or more modules recommended to fully accommodate all memory channels supported by the CPU.

At the time of writing, HP does not allow a 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) option for the selected CPU. For this reason, the 4 x 16 GB option is recommended.

Storage
  • 256 GB SATA 2.5″ SSD or larger for the operating system

SATA drive recommended to keep PCIe slots unoccupied

Graphics Adapter
  • NVIDIA Quadro P400
Accessories
  • HP Dual-port Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Add-in Card
Front I/O Ports
  • Premium – 2 x USB 3.1 Type C; 2 x USB 3.0 Type A

Please note that the HP Z4 G4 computer (as of June 2020, BIOS 02.54 Rev.A) is known to experience a sudden shutdown if a PCIe camera is powered off while the operating system is running. If this scenario is required when operating the camera, we recommend the Dell configuration above.