The firewireDCAM module is distributed under the LGPL. See the COPYING and COPYING.LESSER files for details or visit http://www.gnu.org/licensesareaDetector by Mark Rivers, University of Chicago.libdc1394 which is able to control firewire cameras that comply with the IIDC DCAM protocol. Please see the libdc1394 list of cameras and the libdc1394 FAQ for more details about which cameras can be used with libdc1394 (note that the developer of this module has only tested with a limited number of camera models: Point Grey Flea2 and AVR Pike)
Digital video recorders with tapes or other local memory typically does not comply with the IIDC DCAM protocol! Cameras that produce compressed images are not supported either. This module does not and is not planned to provide any compression or decompression features. If such feature is needed it is recommended to develop a compression plug-in to the areaDetector framework.
The module supports both 1394A [400Mb\s] and 1394B [800Mb\s] mode cameras but only in 8 bit per pixel MONO mode!DLS controls "EPICS support modules".
Development versions can be checked out of the Subversion repository for the EPICS applications project. A user account is not required to check out/download the code from the subversion repository, just issue the following command:
svn co https://epics.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/epics/applications/trunk/firewireDCAM
If you want to contribute code to the repository, please contact the maintainer of this module for further details.Build Instructions.User Manual contain information about the supplied database template, configuration functions and how to modify the provided example to suit your camera and how to get it running initially.Release Notes