NI Vision Acquisition Software February 2014 - Windows 8 32-bit/8 64-bit/7 32-bit/7 64-bit/Vista/XP 32-bit/Server 2008/Server 2003 R2 32-bit 28 Ratings | 3.64 out of 5 |   Print

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Product Line: Vision Software

Version: February 2014

Release date: 02-14-2014

Software type: Driver

Operating system: Windows 8 32-bit; Windows 8 64-bit; Windows 7 32-bit; Windows 7 64-bit; Windows Vista; Windows XP 32-bit; Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit


NI Vision Acquisition Software allows you to acquire, display, and save images and configure your driver software and hardware. This software includes NI-IMAQ, a free driver for acquiring from parallel digital and Camera Link cameras as well as NI Smart Cameras. The software also features the activation-based NI-IMAQdx driver for acquiring from GigE Vision devices, IIDC-compliant IEEE 1394 cameras, DirectShow-compliant USB devices, USB3Vision cameras and IP cameras. A license for this software is included with all NI vision hardware and all NI vision software licenses, and is also sold separately for applications that do not require image processing or specialized hardware.


  • NI-IMAQ 4.9 Support for two new Camera Link configurations: Medium-4T8 2XE-2YE, and Medium-2T24 2XE-1Y
  • NI-IMAQdx 4.3.5 Support for webcams that use MJPEG streaming on NI RT Linux platforms
  • NI-IMAQ I/O 2.9 Support for PCIe-1473R and 1473R-LX110 on 64-bit LabVIEW 2012 and 64-bit LabVIEW 2013

Installation Instructions

Operating Systems

  • Windows 8 64 bit; Windows 8 x86; Windows 7 64 bit; Windows 7 x86; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP; Windows Server 2008 x64; Windows Vista x64; Windows Vista x86; Windows Server 2008


Complete the following steps to install NI Vision Acquisition Software:

Note: You must have administrator access to install the NI Vision Acquisition Software.

  1. Insert the NI Vision Acquisition Software installation media.
  2. If you do not have autorun enabled, double-click autorun.exe. If you have autorun enabled, autorun.exe runs automatically.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

NI-IMAQ and NI-IMAQdx integrate with MAX, the National Instruments utility for configuring and testing your measurement and automation system. The MAX icon appears on your desktop after you install NI Vision Acquisition Software.

Installing from an NI Software Suite or NI Product Bundle

If you purchased this product with an NI Software Suite or NI Product Bundle, use the installation media that shipped with your purchase to install this product.

Supported hardware

The following devices are supported for use with this download:

  • NI 1483
  • NI PCIe-1427
  • NI PCIe-1429
  • NI PCIe-1430
  • NI PCIe-1433
  • NI PCIe-8231
  • NI PCIe-8235
  • NI PCIe-8252
  • NI PCIe-8254R
  • NI PCIe-8255R
  • NI PXIe-8234
  • NI PXIe-8234 with NI Vision Acquisition Software
  • PCI-1405
  • PCI-1407
  • PCI-1408
  • PCI-1409
  • PCI-1410
  • PCI-1411
  • PCI-1422
  • PCI-1424
  • PCI-1426
  • PCI-1427
  • PCI-1428
  • PCI-8252
  • PCI-8252 with NI Vision Acquisition Software
  • PCI-8254R
  • PCIe-1473R
  • PXI-1405
  • PXI-1407
  • PXI-1408
  • PXI-1409
  • PXI-1411
  • PXI-1422
  • PXI-1424
  • PXI-1428
  • PXI-8231
  • PXI-8231 with NI Vision Acquisition Software
  • PXI-8252
  • PXI-8252 with NI Vision Acquisition Software
  • PXIe-1435

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