Ignore my pessimistic comment Chris, was simply being a grumpy old shite during a bit of a crappy weekend for variety of reasons but I'm now back to my usual optimistic self and hunting down a solution, so would really appreciate your input.

It does seem that Atik only have the 16IC being forces to use non-core USB1 drivers, but may call them in a bit to discuss.

I really want to stick with Linux as it is a much better solution for my needs, and so if I just need to replace the 16IC for a newer guidecam then so be it.

All the best,