Supported Hardware – Operating System – Linux

Image Acquisition Toolbox supports video capture devices on 64-bit Linux systems through several industry standards including Video 4 Linux 2, GigE Vision, and DCAM IEEE 1394.

Video 4 Linux 2 (V4L2)

The toolbox supports UVC devices, such as USB webcams, using Video 4 Linux 2 drivers. The previous version, Video 4 Linux 1, is not supported by Image Acquisition Toolbox. See the Troubleshooting section of the Image Acquisition Toolbox documentation for additional information.

Video 4 Linux 2 is supported on the following operating systems:

  • Linux (64-bit)

To test your video capture device for compatibility with the toolbox, verify your hardware is functioning properly by running the WebCam application that came with your Linux distribution, for example, Cheese or Camorama. If you can start, run, and close the utility without encountering any errors, the device may work with Image Acquisition Toolbox.

Additional Industry Standards

The following standards are also supported on 64-bit Linux. Please see more detailed information on the respective pages for each standard.


Many manufacturers provide cameras and frame grabbers that are compatible with Linux systems, including those listed below. More detailed information is available for manufacturers linked below.

Request Additional Hardware Support

The information that you provide will help the development team plan future product releases. Use this form to request:

  • Additional hardware support or functionality
  • Adaptor kit to create support for new third-party hardware

For technical support, contact support directly.