To acquire images from a Camera Link Vision camera, you need to first make sure that you have all the correct hardware and software:
NI hardware and software supports Camera Link cameras that conform to the Camera Link standard (base, medium, full, and extended)
Note: If you are using PoCL, make sure your frame grabber supports it.
If you are using the PCIe-1437 with:
If you are using any other frame grabber with:
Note: If you are using PoCL, make sure your cable also supports it.
Note: Refer to the Getting Started Guide for your specific Frame Grabber for more information.
If you are using one of our old frame grabbers, Camera Link Port 0 is the Base connector and Camera Link Port 1 is the Full connector.
Secure the connection on both the camera and frame grabber side with the cable jack screws.
Camera Files vary depending on the frame grabber selected. Camera files contain the necessary information for the frame grabber to interpret data coming from the camera. To learn more about camera files, see Creating a Camera File using the NI Camera File Generator.
If your camera model is in that list, skip to section 5. If you do not find your camera model, continue to section 4.
To learn more about where to find additional camera files, refer to the following Knowledge Base article: Control Cameras with NI Vision Software and NI MAX Using Camera Files.
If you cannot find a camera file for your camera, refer to this link to learn about how to create your own camera file: Creating a Camera File using the NI Camera File Generator.
If the acquisition does not work as expected, refer to the Troubleshooting Camera Link.