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Video Camera Driver in NT 4

Posted on 1998-10-15
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I have a Diamond Multimedia video camera setup that works well in 95, however I'm now using NT 4.  The camera is a phillips and the capture board is a PCI with a Brooktree chipset.  Anyone have a clue where I can find a driver set? Don't say Diamond.. they're clueless.

thanks!  Mary Lu
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FYI, Video Cameras rarely have drivers for NT4. Under Windows 95, some hardware, like video cameras, are accessed directly. Under NT4, all calls to hardware are routed thru the Hardware Abstraction Layer, (HAL). The driver would have to be written to the HAL, and not directly to the card. The only "Capture" card that comes to mind that works with NT 4 is the DC-30 Plus.

The card that you are using is only likely to work under 95/98 and requires that the software you are using with it (drivers) access the card directly.

The same type of issues can be found in other hardware/software in NT such as AOL, which tries to access the modem directly, any 3D only card that uses the 3DFX Grahphics chipset, (3dfx rush will work), TV Tuner cards, etc.

You will not find any drivers for NT, because the driver can't be written to the windows API, (HAL).

NT 5 is suppose to address some of these issues.

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You need to get a different camera if you want one to work under NT.

If the vendor doesn't have drivers, or a reference for drivers for NT, then they don't exsist.

Take a look at this..
http://www.vistaimaging.com/index.htm
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