We provide a free driver as well as a C++ software library for cameras that comply with the 1394 Digital Camera Specification as published by the 1394 Trade Association http://www.1394ta.org
. It is a fast, easy way to gain direct access to camera imagery and direct control of camera features.
...The result of our efforts is a C/C++ software library (DLL) that works with any compliant camera running on Windows 98 SE or later.
In its current incarnation, the software provides a simple interface acquiring images, the ability to manipulate any available camera feature, and a tight, clean API. The software has been thoroughly tested on only a few cameras (Sony DFW-V500,VL500, Pyro Webcam), but there is nothing coded specifically for these cameras and the driver should work with any other compliant camera. The distribution also includes complete source for a demo application (MFC) that demonstrates the functionality of the library.
Dunno if this can help in any way, but i hope that ispires at least...