Frame Grabber to Capture Images From Two Cameras Simultaneously

Updated Apr 6, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • Frame Grabber Device

Software

  • LabVIEW

Driver

  • NI-IMAQ
  • Vision Acquisition Software

Issue Details

I have two Camera Link cameras that I need to acquire images from simultaneously. Which card(s) should I use?

Solution

You can do either of the following:
  • Use the PCIe-1430 Frame Grabber Device which allows for two Camera Link cameras connected in Base configuration mode only. Both cameras are using the same triggering hardware meaning you can simultaneously acquire images using an external trigger line. 
  • You can use two other Frame Grabber Devices that have RTSI lines accessible and use the HL Grab with Two Boards.vi located in the NI Example Finder. (Open NI Example Finder Click Hardware Input Output >> Vision Acquisition >> NI-IMAQ >> Signal Input and Output. This is where you will find the HL Grab with Two Boards.vi)

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