Manufacturer: Carnegi Mellon University, Robotics Institute
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.5 MB
Operating System: Windows operating systems
Latest Version / Release Date: 6.4.5 / 03/17/2008
This Digital Camera Driver version is the CMU 1394 Digital Camera Driver by the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. The introduction of digital camera devices based compatible with the IEEE-1394 standard seemed to be the perfect solution used to acquire images in high quality with a typical desktop or laptop computer system. These camera devices are capable of allowing fast acquisition of images at a maximum of 400 megabits per second (mbps). It was in 1999 that the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University wrote this driver because of lack of available software support for the newly released digital camera devices. This driver is downloadable free of charge. It is a C++/ C dynamic link library (software library) that functions with any digital camera compliant with Windows 98 operating systems and later. It is capable of providing a simple interface for obtaining images, the capability for controlling available camera functions, as well as a clean and tight API (application programming interface).
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
This CMU 1394 Digital Camera Driver has been thoroughly tested on quite a number of camera devices such as the Sony VL500, Sony DFW-V500, and the Pyro webcam. However, the driver does not contain something that is specifically coded for the mentioned camera devices, so the driver should function with other cameras that are compatible with the driver’s requirements. This also includes full source for an MFC (application demo) capable of demonstrating the library’s functionality. Distribution of this driver includes utilizing the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System and the capability for auto-installing the driver by utilizing the plug-in InstDrv NSIS. It likewise includes the option for installing debug versions of the Demonstration application and of the DLL (dynamic link library). It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Digital Camera Driver errors before installing any driver updates.