1394 (FireWire) troubleshooting
Troubleshooting 1394 (FireWire) cameras:
- Download the latest version of the Technical Manual for your camera and the 1394 Installation Guide:
- Before connecting the 1394 or I/O interface, shut down the PC. Do not hot-plug the camera (see Technical Manual).
- Make sure that the lens isn't covered and the aperture is open.
- Select the appropriate video mode. For full resolution and maximum fps, use F7M0.
- Set timebase and shutter values that support the target frame rate.
- If you use a laptop, power the 1394 FireWire bus with a 12 V adapter.
- Check if the driver of the 1394 adapter card matches the intended software.
- Use a high-quality 1394 adapter card as recommended by AVT.
- Try out an alternative 1394 cable or, if available, adapter card.
- Pike/Stingray/Guppy Pro: Use locking cables on the camera and the adapter card
- With color cameras, enable debayering (color interpolation) in the software.
- To enable triggering of cameras, connect both the input and the ground pins properly.
- Windows XP and Vista: Avoid using the Microsoft driver, since it limits the speed to S400. Use AVT SKDs that include a suitable driver (VIMBA or FirePackage) or the AVT 1394 BusDriverPackage.
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