Camera Software and Drivers

Download software and drivers for your new or legacy Teledyne Photometrics camera. Use the convenient Selection Tool or choose from the list below.

Select your Camera and Operating System to access the most current driver.

Imaging Software Downloads



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

PVCAM 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

Additional PVCAM information


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

PVCAM End-User License Agreement

Mac OS-X
PVCAM 2.7.7 / RS Image 1.5.2
  • 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.

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.

Additional Downloads

Ocular 2.0 Ocular 2.0 Imaging Software for PVCAM Cameras
  • Simple design and customization
  • Easy Camera Control
  • Numerous Movie Capture options
  • User-oriented Explore and adjust
Thesycon 1394 Stack Installer 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.

RSConfig Allows PVCAM 2.7.7 users to run multiple cameras simultaneously

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


Legacy Drivers and Software Downloads

Legacy Drivers

PVCAM Highlights:

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

size: 14MB

Release Notes


PVCAM Highlights:

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

size: 13.5MB

Release Notes


PVCAM 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.

size: 11.9MB

Release Notes


PVCAM 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)

size: 10.9MB

Release Notes


PVCAM 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.

size: 9.8MB

Release Notes

PVCamTest 3.2.99

PVCamTest Executable Package 3.2.99 Highlights:

  • Basic imaging software for PVCAM cameras
  • PVCam SDK contains the PVCamTest 3.2.99 source code and binaries.
  • PVCam runtime installer is required.
size: 2.4MB

Release Notes

PVCamTest 3.2.85

PVCamTest Executable Package 3.2.85 Highlights:

  • Basic imaging software for PVCAM cameras
  • PVCam SDK contains the PVCamTest 3.2.85 source code and binaries.
  • PVCam runtime installer is required.
size: 2.8MB

Release Notes


PVCAM Includes:

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

size: 14MB

size: 13MB

Release Notes


PVCAM Includes:

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

size: 40MB

size: 39MB

Release Notes


PVCAM Includes:

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

size: 39MB

size: 38MB

Release Notes


PVCAM Includes:

  • Improved Time stamp functionality
  • Improved USB interface robustness

size: 39MB

size: 38MB

Release Notes


PVCAM Includes:

  • Adds Official Windows 8 support
  • Other robustness improvements

size: 39MB

size: 38MB

Release Notes


PVCAM Includes:

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

size: 39MB

size: 38MB

PVCAM 2.9.11

PVCAM 2.9.11 Includes:

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

size: 43MB

size: 42MB

PVCAM 2.9.5

PVCAM 2.9.5 Includes:

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

size: 43MB

size: 42MB

PVCAM 2.9.3

New Features:

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

size: 43MB

size: 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

size: 56MB

size: 55MB

PVCAM 2.7.10

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

size: 54.62MB

size: 51.92MB


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

size: 137.37MB

size: 136.47MB


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

size: 15.3MB

PVCAM 2.7.6

Version Update: v2.7.6
Release Notes (.pdf)

size: 10.43MB


Version Update: v2.7.5.7
Release Notes (.pdf)

size: 8.40MB


Version Update: v2.6.9.3
Release Notes (.pdf)

size: 3.53MB

PVCAM 2.6.9

Version Update: v2.6.9
Release Notes (.txt)

size: 3.5MB

PVCAM 2.5.8

Version Update: v2.5.8

size: 3.8MB


Application Software
RS Image 1.9.2 Software package customized for general imaging applications

Camera Updates

Evolve Camera Updates
Evolve 512 Update
January 13th, 2012

Release Notes



Evolve 512 updates:

  • Sequenced Multiple Acquisition Real Time Streaming Support (SMART Streaming)
    • Number of sequenced exposure times increased from 6 to 12 for the Evolve 512
    • Removed an extra exposure trigger signal that was being generated
Evolve 128 Update
December 16th, 2011

Release Notes

Evolve 128 updates:

  • Trigger First Mode with updated Overlap functionality provides higher frame rates.
  • Stobe Mode Triggering with updated Overlap functionality provides higher frame rates.
  • Improved Dual-Camera triggering performance.

Installation Instructions:

  1. Download the update
  2. Connect and turn on only the camera you intend to update
  3. Run the camera update application. Do not turn off or disconnect the camera during the camera update
  4. Accept the prompt to update
  5. After the update has completed, power-cycle the camera to allow the changes to take effect

Instructional Video:

HQ2 Camera Updates
HQ2 Camera Update Installer 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.

FireWire Updates
Turbo 1394 Firmware Update Update includes stability fixes for all Teledyne Photometrics FireWire cameras.

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