The Intel Digital Media creator is a portable camera that can run on battery or from it’s USB bay station.
To install the drivers you will need the camera’s actual driver disc. The drivers are not available on the web because Intel sold the technology to Digital Blue. If you don’t have the installation CD, you can obtain it from bittorrent. (This link is for the direct torrent, or if it’s broken you can do a torrent search for Digital Blue). The torrent I found was ‘Intel Play.Digital Blue.Digital Movie Creator.iso’.
All you need to do is install the software off of the CD. Once it’s copied the ‘Intel Play DMC Dwnld’ device will be installed but the other two will still be unknown devices and will not install properly. After a reboot Vista will detect and install the ‘Intel Play DMC Camera’ driver. The third device (Intel Play DMC Audio) will not install properly and will still remain unknown. This is because the audio capture driver is affected by the new audio driver model, and won’t work. Vista will try to install it and then give up.
The two installed drivers are enough to allow you to capture video and download stored video off the camera.
Using the Camera
The Digital Blue software actually doesn’t work in Vista. It always reports that it can’t find the camera and cites an ActiveX control in the error message. I’ve tried the compatibility modes but it seems to never detect the camera.
The camera will be listed under ‘Imaging Devices’ in Device Manager and also in the ‘Scanners and Cameras’ control panel.
You can capture video in any software that supports the WDM capture. These programs are usually for editing video. Often the option is labeled ‘Capture’ directly. Software that streams video over the internet (like instant messengers) can also use this.
The still image acquisition does not work with these drivers, trying to use it does nothing at all.
The buttons on the camera for recording video and taking a picture also will trigger the Windows Image Acquisition list when pressed.