As of version 6.4, installation is by self-extracting executable.
Thereafter, if you must install the driver by hand, use the following
procedure on Windows 2000 or XP:
The procedure for 98 or ME is nearly the same, except the device
is on a tab in the "System" Control Panel applet and some of the
have different names.
- Make sure your camera is plugged in.
- Open the Device Manager through the Computer Management
Console. It may be found in the Control Panel under Administrative
- From the list of available device types, select Imaging
you are installing this driver over top of a previous version, your
camera will be listed as "CMU 1394 Digital Camera Device". If
will typically be listed as "Sony 1394 CCM-DS250 Desktop Camera". or as
1394 Digital Camera #n" under winXP. Right-click it and select Properties
- In the properties panel, select the Driver tab, and
click Update Driver.
- Follow the on screen instructions, do NOT use the
search option. Use the "Display a list of..." option instead
- Click on the "Have Disk..." button, point the directory to
1394Camera.inf is stored (e.g. C:\Program Files\CMU\1394Camera\driver\).
- Ignore the warnings about the driver not being digitally
signed or that
windows can't be sure the driver will work.
- When installation is finished, verify in the driver tab
provider is "Carnegie Mellon University" and that the version is
"126.96.36.199". Also verify that your camera is now listed in the device
manager as "CMU
1394 Digital Camera Device". The name doesn't seem to change
under winXP... go figure.
For some reason, 98 and ME have trouble finding 1394camera.dll. If you
this, just click "skip file" and put 1394camera.dll into
Notes for Previous Users
- The storage size of the C1394Camera class has changed, so
recompile your projects in order to avoid memory referencing errors.
- The prototypes of many of the exported functions have
changed, so chances
are your apps won't work right away anyway.
- You no longer need to put your 1394 host controller into
mode. If it is in diagnostic mode (as per the instructions for the
of version 4.1), I recommend you turn diagnostic mode back off.
- Most of the functions now return error codes rather than
message boxes. Make use of them.
Previous Distribution Contents (6.3 and earlier)
When unzipping the distribution, you should use the "Use Folder Names"
option to extract
the files into the correct folders. Winzip should then extract the
files into the corresponding directories relative to the target
||The Compiled Library
The zip file also includes a folder, 1394CameraDemo, that contains a
Studio workspace and source code for the 1394CameraDemo application.
Library and Headers
- You should copy the contents of the \include\ subdirectory
on your include path, typically "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual
Be sure to overwrite any previous versions of those files
- You should copy the contents of the \lib\ subdirectory to
on your link path, typically "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual
Be sure to overwrite any previous versions of those files.
- The contents of the \symbols\ directory are provided to
assist in debugging
and should be placed wherever your preferred debugger can find them.
The demo application will not compile until the library and headers are
on the VC link and include paths.