connecting Firefly MV on XP

Aug 25, 2006 at 7:45pm

connecting Firefly MV on XP

Hi,

I have a brand new Firefly MV from http://www.pointgrey.com.
I selected it because it has this CMOS sensor with excellent near IR
sensitivity.
I need to run it on XP so I installed the VDIG driver from WinVDIG.
This is on a MacBook Pro with Bootcamp

No luck. I cannot open the camera with jit.qt.grab.
In the max window I get an errorcode which I do not have handy right now
(some 12 digit negative number beginning with 5)
However, I am able to open my iSight — which now has a WDM driver
(bootcamp 1.1 goodie).

Now I need to verify
- is the Firefly MV WDM driver OK? for this I need some windows app
that lets me view a WDM device.
Any suggestions which one will result in a dependable test of the
WDM driver compliance?
I can open the camera with the point gray supplied viewer, but I
want to run a 3rd party tool.
- is there an alternative to WinVDIG? the abstractplane website seems
dead.

Any help appreciated
-jennek

#27295
Aug 25, 2006 at 7:58pm

On Aug 25, 2006, at 2:44 PM, jennek geels wrote:
> I have a brand new Firefly MV from http://www.pointgrey.com.
> I selected it because it has this CMOS sensor with excellent near
> IR sensitivity.
> I need to run it on XP so I installed the VDIG driver from WinVDIG.
> No luck. I cannot open the camera with jit.qt.grab.

In general, I would not recommend using jit.qt.grab on XP. While it
sometimes works, there appear to be a variety of problems with the
third party VDIG component. Please use jit.dx.grab (Jitter 1.5 and
higher) and let us know if it works for you.

-Joshua

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