Canon EOS 50D twain Driver

Posted on 2009-07-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Is there any twain driver for this camera? Something that i can use to interact with the camera as a webcam for taking pictures with another software called ID Flow.
Question by:Atouray
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Expert Comment

ID: 24852084
You can try this:

Generic Video DataSource (TWAIN driver)

Author Comment

ID: 24852321
I used it but i cannot even see the DataSource name on the list on twain files.. What am i not doing right

Author Comment

ID: 24852351
I tried it using irfanView but it says "Video dataSource is offline or is not responding"
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drewha1969 earned 500 total points
ID: 24852594
My bad, I think I read your question too fast.  This will probably not work...

Does your camera have the Live View feature?  There seems to be some firmware hacks floating around to make this work though...

Author Comment

ID: 24852631
YEs it has the live view features.. When used by the EOS utility from canon it works but i want to use another software(ID Flow) some ID card software to take the picture and store it into a database. I am avoiding taking the picture with another software (EOS utililty) then use the ID flow to browse the picture. All that we want is to use the ID flow and take picture from it because it will store it to the database automatically.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31603353
didnt work

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