USB Video Class (UVC) driver implementation checklist

Step 1: Get started with USB Video Class (UVC) using documentation from and Microsoft

Use these links to get acquainted with UVC:

Step 2: Implement the platform-supplied Device MFT

  • The platform-supplied Device MFT is for RGB USB cameras. It provides common functionality, for example, face detection based ROI for 3A prioritization (if the camera firmware supports ROI control specified in UVC 1.5 standard).

  • To enable this functionality, you need to ensure that the camera supports ROI. If you need to disable this functionality, you must do so through registry keys (for example, an INF file entry).

Step 3: Implement the custom Device MFT and MFT0 for your device


The Device MFT model supersedes the MFT0 model. While Windows continues to support the MFT0 model, we encourage you to use Device MFT instead, as it simplifies the design and supports more functionality and scalability.

Step 4: Implement Microsoft-specified UVC extensions

Step 5: Test your UVC implementation to ensure it passes HLK tests and meets required functionality and performance

  • Run Windows HLK tests

  • Run camera-specific Device.Streaming HLK tests

  • Ensure the camera meets any requirements and passes HLK tests for other products that the camera must also be compliant with (for example, Skype, Windows Hello, and so on).