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Unibrain 1394a and b drivers

Scorpion Vision Software is compatible with Unibrain Fire-I 1394 drivers and

The following MS-Stack versions are supported:

  • 1.21, 2.00, 2.50
  • 3.00 - recommended with Scorpion 5.0
  • ubCore 3.7 or later is recommended for Scorpion 6 and later

The  uBCore 3.50 and later drivers are also supported from Scorpion 6.0. With these drivers Scorpion can run on computer with the following operating systems: Windows 2000, XPEmbedded and XP. With MS Vista both 32bit and 64bit versions are supported. With this setup all DCAM compatible firewire camera is supported on the Windows Platform.

Note: The ubCore 3.5 and later requires a driver licence from Unibrain. We recommend using a licensed adapter. With a licensed adapter the licence follows the adapter and no licence installation is required.

The description is written for Unibrain Driver 3.05.

The camera are supported using the Scorpion Vision Software Firegrab.dll camera driver.

Fire-i Drivers Installation

In order for Scorpion Vision Software to be able to recognize 1394 digital cameras connected to your system, the Unibrain Fire-i drivers must be installed for each camera.

This part explains how to install the Fire-i 1394 digital camera drivers in your system under the Windows 2000/Windows XP operating system.

The described procedure must be repeated for each 1394 camera, regardless of manufacturer or model, that you want the Fire-i application or Scorpion Vision Software to recognize.

How to install/update Fire-i drivers for a 1394 digital camera?

First connect your camera to the 1394 connector on your PC. Right click on My Computer and select Properties. Select the Hardware tab and click Device Manager. Your camera should appear on the bus in one of the following ways:

1a. If there is no compatible driver installed, your camera will appear under other Devices:

1b. If the system has already a compatible driver installed, the camera will appear under Imaging Devices:

1c. If the system has already a (maybe older) version of the Fire-i camera driver installed for the camera, it will appear under Imaging Devices as Unibrain Fire-i driver/<Camera Model>:

In order for the camera to work properly with the Fire-i software, it must be updated to the latest version of the Unibrain Fire-i camera drivers.

2. Right click on your device and select Properties. Choose the Driver tab and click the Update Driver button:

3a. Select either "Display a list of the known drivers for this device so that I can choose a specific driver" (Windows 2000) or "Install from a list or specific location" (Windows XP) and click Next:

3b. Select "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install" and click Next (Windows XP only):

4. On the next dialog, click "Have disk":

5. Provide the path where the Unibrain Fire-i digital camera drivers are located (e.g. "C:\Program Files\Unibrain\Fire-i\Drivers").Click OK:

6. Choose the camera model from the driver list and click Next. Ignore the warning message that the driver is not signed up with Microsoft:

7. Click Finish in order for the Unibrain Fire-i Digital Camera drivers to be successfully installed in your system:

The driver installation is now complete. For Windows 2000/Windows XP systems a restart is normally not necessary.


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