Cameras

Compatibility

All The Imaging Source cameras can be addressed under Linux. Some legacy hardware is not supported by the tiscamera libraries.

compatability list

Type

Linux I/O

tiscamera

Usb-2.0

yes

yes

Usb-3.0

yes

yes

GigE

yes

yes

Firewire

yes

no

Converter / Grabber

yes

no

Firmware Update

In the event a firmware update is required, take the following steps:

Prerequisites

The following tools are required for a firmware update:

firmware-update

firmware-update is not part of a standard tiscamera installation. To get the tool you have to manually compile the tiscamera repository. firmware-update can then be found in the build directory under tools/firmware-update/.

firmware-update

firmware-update is not part of a standard tiscamera installation. To get the tool you have to manually compile the tiscamera repository. firmware-update can then be found in the build directory under tools/firmware-update/.

camera-ip-conf

camera-ip-conf is part of a standard tiscamera installation when aravis support is enabled.

Identifying the Camera

To identify the available devices, execute the following command in a terminal:

sudo firmware-update -l
sudo firmware-update -l
camera-ip-conf -l

Locate the Firmware

Go to the directory <tiscamera>/data/firmware/usb2/.

Locate the latest firmware for the camera.

Please contact the Imaging Source to receive the necessary files.

Please contact the Imaging Source to receive the necessary files.

Writing the Firmware

cd <tiscamera-build-dir>/tool/firmware-update/
sudo .firmware-update -u -d <SERIAL> -f <path to firmware file>
cd <tiscamera-build-dir>/tool/firmware-update/
sudo .firmware-update -u -d <SERIAL> -f <path to firmware file>
camera-ip-conf upload --serial <SERIAL> firmware=<path to firmware file>