The Camera Update Wizard can be used to update your camera to the latest firmware, FPGA and XML loads.  Note: The Camera Update Wizard is designed to be used on PL-C, PL-D, and PL-X Pixelink camera models only. 

For older PL-A and PL-B cameras, the FFC Wizard tool can be used to optomize the image quality for your camera, which may help with issued related to image quality. For questions about camera firmware / loads for PL-A and PL-B cameras, please contact Pixelink support.

The Update Wizard is installed when installing the latest version of Pixelink Capture or the SDK. When Pixelink Capture or the SDK has been installed, the Wizard can be found from the Windows Start menu: 

   -  Start -> PixeLINK -> Camera Update Wizard

Or from it's default location after installation: 

C:\Program Files (x86)\PixeLINK\Tools\FirmwareUpdater_Wizard.exe

After running the tool, instructions are shown on the following introduction window. Please make sure that only one camera is connected when running the wizard.

The main Update Wizard window presents general camera information, including the current programmed camera loads.


To update a camera with the latest loads:

  1. Click Check For New Firmware. The software will automatically select camera loads that need to be updated

  2. Click Program Camera. The loads will be uploaded, programmed, and the camera will automatically reboot

  3. Press "Exit" after the wizard has finished.


Note: The main Update Wizard window will display the completed tasks. In addition, uploaded and programmed loads can be found in a newly generated folder, seen in the Working Directory field.

If you have any questions about using the Update Wizard, please contact Pixelink Support via the website, or by email at