V7.1 (Firmware 381) Incompatible with PCC 1.0 and PCC 1.1
I've done some more tests, and for now, must conclude that the PCC software is regrettably not compatible with my v7.1 camera (Firmware 381).
Tried this with a clean, full install of PCC 1.1.689.51 (having first uninstalled all other versions of Phantom software). Using an Intel Xeon X5471 3.00 GHz CPU, with 3.25 GB RAM, and running under Windows XP Professional SP3. The following versions of Microsoft .NET Framework are installed: 1.1, 2.0/SP2, 3.0/SP2, 3.5/SP1.
Things looked promising at first: I was able to acquire and save a cine using PCC. However, the file was only to 8-bit pixel depth.
The problems I encountered subsequently may have been triggered by my attempt to restore the 12-bit pixel depth. I found no option to do this in PCC, so I opened Ph689 and changed the saved bit depth to "same" (=12 bits) in the options screen, then closed Ph689 and re-launched PCC.
In all further tests, I was unable to save any acquired cines from camera RAM to file. I also encountered numerous error messages, including "unhandled exceptions" and warnings about attempts to access protected memory. These problems persisted even after I went back to Ph689 to restore the pixel depth to 8 bits.
I do not know whether the initial change from 8-bit to 12-bit mode caused the subsequent problems, or if this was just a coincidence and I happened to get lucky with the first cine (which I was able to acquire and save error-free in PCC). If I have time to do additional tests, I will report my results here.
For anyone with an optimistic outlook, the best-case interpretation of the above observations is that it may be possible to use PCC 1.1. with the v7.1 if one always lets the camera remain in 8-bit mode. In addition to the loss of the 12-bit mode, the PCC also loses the ability to do a black reference for the v7.1 (only CSR is possible).
I encourage others to do their own experiments with the v7.1 -- maybe one of us will get lucky and find a way to make it work!