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ThorCam™ Software for Scientific and Compact USB Cameras

ThorCam is a powerful image acquisition software package that is designed for use with our cameras on 32- and 64-bit Windows® 7 or 10 systems. This easy-to-use graphical interface communicates with the camera to provide system control, image acquisition, and image review. Single images and image sequences may be captured and played back using this software. Application programming interfaces (APIs) and software development kits (SDKs) are also included for the development of custom applications by OEMs and developers. Also included is support for third-party software packages.

Please note if you have the previous legacy LabVIEW VIs, which have since been replaced by our .NET LabView Interface, you will need to install ThorCam Version 2.7 under the Archive tab.

Limited Linux support is provided for our Compact Scientific Cameras on the Programming Interfaces tab. Also, third-party Linux software that is compatible with our DCx Series Cameras is available here.

Note that this software is not compatible with the LC100(/M) CCD Linear Camera, which uses a separate software package available here.

The following packages are available:

  1. Software: Software package with graphical user interface, drivers, application programming interfaces, and software development kits.
  2. Programming Interfaces: Archives containing programming notes, functions, and demonstrations for using our Scientific Cameras and Compact USB cameras (DCx Series) with LabVIEW™ and other common languages.
  3. Archive: Our former-generation camera software packages: ThorCam versions 3.2.0, 3.1.1, 3.1.0, and 2.7.

ThorCam Software for 32-Bit Windows

ThorCam Software for 32-Bit Windows  
DescriptionPlease note that this ThorCam software installer is for 32-bit Windows operating systems only. It also includes drivers, 32-bit and 64-bit SDKs, and third-party interfaces.
Version3.2.2
Filesize270 MB
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AdditionalThis installation includes drivers for LabVIEW and MATLAB, and software development kits for scientific cameras as well as DCx series cameras. For information about using third-party software with our cameras, please see the Programming Interfaces tab.
System RequirementsWindows® 7 and 10 are supported.
Click here for recommended system requirements for our scientific cameras. Note that virtual machines are not supported.

ThorCam Software for 64-Bit Windows

ThorCam Software for 64-Bit Windows  
DescriptionPlease note that this ThorCam software installer is for 64-bit Windows operating systems only. It also includes drivers, 32-bit and 64-bit SDKs, and third-party interfaces.
Version3.2.2
Filesize319 MB
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AdditionalThis installation includes drivers for LabVIEW and MATLAB, and software development kits for scientific cameras as well as DCx series cameras. For information about using third-party software with our cameras, please see the Programming Interfaces tab.
System RequirementsWindows® 7 and 10 are supported.
Click here for recommended system requirements for our scientific cameras. Note that virtual machines are not supported.

Windows SDK and Docu. for Scientific Cameras

Windows SDK and Docu. for Scientific Cameras  
DescriptionThis file includes the following materials for our Scientific Cameras only: programming interface documentation and the standalone SDK. Note that the Thorcam software installer includes the drivers as well as the SDK. 
Version3.2.2
Filesize60 MB
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AdditionalThe programming interfaces include LabVIEW, MATLAB, C#/.NET, and C. µManager support can be found at the µManager website.

Linux SDK and Docu. for Compact Scientific Cameras

Linux SDK and Docu. for Compact Scientific Cameras  
DescriptionThis file includes the following materials for our Compact Scientific cameras only: programming interface and documentation for Linux. 
Version1.2
Filesize32 MB
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AdditionalThe programming interface includes C/C++ only. Also, only the Ubuntu Linux distribution version 16.04 and later is officially supported.

Windows SDK and Docu. for DCx Series Cameras

Windows SDK and Docu. for DCx Series Cameras  
DescriptionThis file includes the following materials for our USB camera item numbers beginning with DCU and DCC only: programming interface documentation, the standalone SDK, and 32- and 64-bit Windows drivers. Note that the SDK and drivers are included with the Thorcam sofware. 
Version4.81
Filesize88.8 MB
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AdditionalThe programming interfaces include DirectShow, LabVIEW, and .NET.

ThorCam Version 3.2.0

ThorCam Version 3.2.0  
DescriptionThis tab contains a link to download a .zip file containing both the 32-bit and 64-bit installations.
Version3.2.0
Filesize591 MB
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AdditionalThis installation includes drivers for LabVIEW, MATLAB, and .NET and a software development kits for scientific cameras as well as DCx USB cameras.
System RequirementsWindows® 7, 8.1, or 10 are supported.
Click here for recommended system requirements for our scientific cameras.

ThorCam Version 3.1.1

ThorCam Version 3.1.1  
DescriptionThis tab contains a link to download a .zip file containing both the 32-bit and 64-bit installations.
Version3.1.1
Filesize583 MB
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AdditionalThis installation includes drivers for LabVIEW, MATLAB, and .NET and a software development kits for scientific cameras as well as DCx USB cameras.
System RequirementsWindows® 7, 8.1, or 10 are supported.
Click here for recommended system requirements for our scientific cameras.

ThorCam Version 3.1.0

ThorCam Version 3.1.0  
DescriptionThis tab contains a link to download a .zip file containing both the 32-bit and 64-bit installations. Use this file if you are not sure which version is appropriate. To install, run the Install_TSI_Camera_Software.hta file which will automatically select the appropriate version for your computer.
Version3.1.0
Filesize613 MB
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AdditionalThis installation includes drivers for LabVIEW, MATLAB, and ImageJ and a software development kit for scientific cameras. For information about using third-party software with our Compact USB cameras (DCx Series), please see the Programming Interfaces tab.
System RequirementsWindows® 7, 8.1, or 10 are supported.
Click here for recommended system requirements for our scientific cameras.

ThorCam Version 2.7 (For Legacy LabVIEW VIs)

ThorCam Version 2.7 (For Legacy LabVIEW VIs)  
DescriptionThorCam Version 2.7 is the most recent version to support legacy LabVIEW VIs since replaced by our .NET LabView Interface. To install, run the Install_TSI_Camera_Software.hta file which will automatically select the appropriate version for your computer.
Version2.4
Filesize457 MB
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AdditionalThis installation includes drivers for LabVIEW, MATLAB, and ImageJ and a software development kit. Both 32- and 64-bit versions of LabVIEW and MATLAB are supported.
System RequirementsRequired: Windows 7
Recommended for GigE and Camera Link:
  • ≥2.0 GHz Intel Core i5 or i7
  • ≥8 GB RAM
  • ≥500 GB (SATA) Hard Drive
  • Dedicated Graphics Adapter ≥250 MB RAM
  • 600 W Power Supply
  • PCIe Slot: x4/x8/x16 (Camera Link), x1 (GigE)
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