Digital SLR Cameras
Digital Optics has partnered with Tetherscript
Technology Corporation, the manufacturer of ControlMyNikon, to integrate
comprehensive Nikon SLR camera control functions into V++. This
driver is a specially designed plug-in that makes the entire functionality
of Tetherscript's ControlMyNikon application available from within
Supported cameras include: D3, D3S,
D3X, D300, D300S, D40, D40x, D60, D80, D90, D200, D700, D5000, D5100,
and D7000. Other Nikon camera models may also be compatible with
the listed models - please contact us if your camera is not listed.
IMPORTANT: To use this plug-in, you
MUST purchase a registration code for the ControlMyNikon product.
This can be supplied by your V++ distributor, or directly by Digital
Optics, or may be obtained from the ControlMyNikon
In order to setup the plug-in correctly
you should install it using the installer provided here, which will
also install the original ControlMyNikon product.
here to download the V++ ControlMyNikon plug-in (ZIP file, 828 KB)
Allied Vision Technologies
Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) Cameras
Allied Vision Technologies (AVT) produces
a wide range of GigE cameras, all of which are supported in V++
by this driver. Any AVT or Prosilica camera that confirms to the
PvAPI interface standard can be controlled using this driver.
The driver is a comprehensive implementation
of PvAPI and supports synchronous and asynchronous image capture,
live focussing, regions of interest, and advanced settings. Control
from VPascal modules is fully supported, including directly modifying
camera attributes. Multiple GigE cameras may be controlled simultaneously,
if supported by your network architecture.
here to download AVT GigE Drivers (ZIP file, 15.3 MB)
Euresys GrabLink Value
This driver supports the Euresys GrabLink
Value frame grabber and was created by Total
Turnkey Solutions (Australia). Before installing this driver,
you should install the hardware and the manufacturer's Windows drivers.
here to download GrabLink Drivers (ZIP file, 283 KB)
The PIXCI range of video frame grabbers
includes models for both analog and digital acquisition. This driver
supports all PIXCI devices, including the SV4, SV5, SV6, SV7 and
D boards. In conjunction with a PIXCI-D frame grabber, the driver
also supports the Roper Scientific QuickSnap digital camera.
Before using this driver, you must
install the Windows drivers supplied with the frame grabber. This
video driver is compatible with XCAP 3.7.
here to download PIXCI Drivers (ZIP file, 1.3 MB)
Hamamatsu Photonics DCAM Digital Cameras
This driver supports all Hamamatsu
DCAM-compatible digital cameras. It is designed to operate with
DCAM version 2.1.3 or later, and supports all modes of operation
including continuous streaming for rapid focus. Multiple camera
control is fully supported. Version 2.0 of the driver adds support
for the "universal" extended commands including hardware
sub-arrays, hardware brightness and contrast, temperature control
and monitoring, and other advanced camera settings.
here to download DCAM Drivers (ZIP file, 528 KB)
Imaging Technology Itex-IC
This driver was developed for the Imaging
Technology IC-DIG digital frame grabber and requires that Itex version
2.7.1 is installed. The driver should also work with other boards
in the Itex-IC range but this has not been tested. It is capable
of real time focus and frame capture. You must configure the driver
before attempting to access the Itex board (do this using the Video
| Configure command in V++). In particular, you should use the Itex
Configurator to create a configuration file for your camera.
here to download ITEX Drivers (ZIP file, 423 KB)
Imaging Technology Overlay Frame Grabber
This is a native driver for the Imaging
Technology OFG board and requires no other software at all. However,
this version can only be used under Windows 95/98. You must configure
the driver before attempting to access the OFG board (do this using
the Video | Configure command).
here to download OFG Drivers (ZIP file, 447 KB)
Imagraph Imascan frame grabbers
This driver was developed by a third
party for the Precision / ChromaP boards and cannot be downloaded
directly from the web site. Please contact
Digital Optics if you require the Imascan driver.
This is not a Windows display driver for Imagraph products. It is a video capture driver specifically for the V++ software and does not include any Windows installation files.
MRT VideoPort Professional PC-Card frame grabber
The MRT VideoPort Pro is a PCMCIA color frame grabber suitable for use with notebook computers. You must install the standard Windows drivers for the VideoPort before the V++ driver can operate.
here to download VideoPort Drivers (ZIP file, 340 KB)
National Instruments IMAQ frame grabbers
This driver supports all of the National
Instruments IMAQ video frame grabbers, including the 1407, 1408,
1409, 1411, 1422, 1424 and 1428 boards. You may install and simultaneously
control multiple IMAQ boards with this driver, even if they are
Special features of this driver include
extra support for real time image sequence capture, high speed focussing,
external trigger support, hardware decimation, ROIs and both monochrome
and color images.
Before using this driver you must install
the National Instruments Measurement and Automation Explorer software
that is included with all IMAQ boards.
here to download IMAQ Drivers (ZIP file, 473 KB)
How to install a Digital Optics video
The ZIP files you can download above
contain Windows installers for Digital Optics video drivers. Unzip
the file and copy the self-installing EXE files to your hard drive.
The drivers are compatible with V++ and VSpec Pro only.
To install a driver you must close
V++ / VSpec Pro and run the installer. The driver will be automatically
loaded next time you start the software. Always check the configuration
settings (using the Video | Configure menu command) before capturing
IMPORTANT: Ensure that you have installed the frame grabber itself according to the manufacturer's instructions and any Windows drivers it may require before attempting to install or load the V++ driver.
Always read the Readme.txt file when is is displayed during the installation.
Driver Writer's Guide
The driver writer's guide is the official documentation for the
Digital Optics video architecture. It describes in full detail how
to implement a Windows DLL that conforms to the Digital Optics driver
(PDF file, 478 KB).
driver source code (Delphi)
This zip file (5 KB) contains Borland Delphi source code illustrating
how to write a V++ video driver. The code is in skeleton form and
ready to compile - you simply need to add code specific to your