firmware-update is a commandline tool to update the firmware of The Imaging Source USB cameras.

This tool is rarely needed and, therefore not installed alongside other tools.


List all available cameras:

firmware-update -l

Get information about a single camera:

firmware-update -id <serial number>

Apply firmware:

firmware-update -ud <serial number> -f firmware-file

Switch camera to UVC/proprietary mode:

firmware-update -d <serialnumber> -m uvc
firmware-update -d <serialnumber> -m proprietary

Switching to UVC mode is only necessary for USB-2.0 cameras.

Firmware Files

For USB-3.X firmware files, please send a request.

Firmware for our USB-2.0 cameras can be found in our Linux repository in data/firmware.