I am making a CCD camera from scratch and all seems to be going pretty swimmingly. However, my programming skills are very basic and the communication with the computer is set to be my next stumbling block. The camera will be controlled via a PIC processor, I have a friend who is writing some capture software. Can anyone point me to some good books on this topic. I am very keen to make the system to industry standards, i.e. reading out in common format, using standard commands to communicate with the camera.