1. Introduction

We felt a HOWTO on this topic was required since very little documentation is available for the libdc1394 library. Moreover, the IEEE1394 cameras are gaining popularity, which will lead to many people using this library to develop applications for cameras on Linux. This HOWTO is an outcome of our experience working with the Point Grey Dragonfly IEEE1394 camera on Linux.

We have given the overview of the library in layman's terms, so anybody who has some programming experience will easily understand the contents.