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Shipped software for Windows® This camera ships with the camera driver IC WDM DCAM TIS and the control software IC Capture.AS. To learn more about these software products, please take a look at the software section:

A device driver and the camera control software IC Capture.AS are shipped with every telescope camera on this web site. Both components run on Windows® 2000 and Windows XP. IC WDM DCAM TIS - Device driver for FireWire telescope cameras The driver IC WDM DCAM TIS embeds all FireWire telescope cameras, manufactured by The Imaging Source, into Windows® 2000 and Windows® XP. By deploying this driver, all CCD cameras are compatible to DirectX®. Consequently, all The Imaging Source telescope cameras can be used with all astro-photography software that is compatible to DirectX®. Software requirements * PIII/800 MHz, 128 MB * Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit * Windows® 2000/SP2 or Windows® XP * DirectX® 9.0c or higher IC Capture.AS - Camera control software IC Capture.AS is authored by The Imaging Source and has been specifically designed for use with telescope cameras. The software ships with all the telescope cameras sold on this web site. Using IC Capture.AS, you can do the following: * Set all camera parameters * See the live image data stream from the camera * Retrieve singular images from the camera and save them as BMP or JPG files. * Capture image sequences and save the single images as enumerated BMP or JPG files. * Capture image sequences and save them as lossless, uncompressed AVI files. These files can be post-processed in other astronomy applications, such as RegiStax. Software requirements * PIII/800 MHz, 128 MB * Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit * Windows® 2000/SP2 or Windows® XP * DirectX® 9.0c or higher Please note that in order to save image sequences, a host computer with a fast CPU and fast secondary hard disk is required. AVI file generation With IC Capture.AS you can save the images outputted from the camera as an AVI file. There are two approaches to achieve this: * If you would like to save a compressed AVI file, simply select the appropriate codec in IC Capture.AS (DivX, for example). * If you prefer uncompressed AVIs, simply select the shipped codec (uncompressed Y800, uncompressed RGB24, uncompressed RGB32, uncompressed UYVY).