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Interfacing GigE and USB3 cameras with NI Vision Acquisition software

Document number: AW000645

The document describes the requirements and necessary adjustments for using a Basler GigE Vision or USB 3.0 Vision camera with National Instruments Vision Acquisition 2015 Software.

The following issues are covered:

  • Hardware requirements for using a Basler GigE Vision or USB 3.0 Vision camera.
  • Installing National Instruments Vision Acquisition 2015 Software
    • For use with a Basler GigE Vision camera the installation, with particular consideration for the National Instruments High Performance GigE Vision driver.
    • For use with a Basler USB 3.0 Vision camera, with reference to a document called Setting up a Stable USB 3.0 Camera System.

If a Basler GigE Vision camera is used:

  • Network adapter configuration to auto IP or to a static subnet.
  • Camera configuration for an IP address using the Basler pylon IP configurator.
  • Starting the Measurement & Automation Explorer included in National Instrument’s software, to configure the camera and grab images.

If a Basler USB 3.0 Vision camera is used:

  • Installation of National Instrument’s USB3 Vision Device Driver to access the camera.

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