Will My Camera Work with My Frame Grabber?

Updated Jun 6, 2018

Reported In


  • PCIe-1427
  • PCIe-1433

Issue Details

I'm looking at purchasing a frame grabber from NI, and I'm not sure how to tell if they are compatible with my Camera Link camera. How can I tell if my camera will work with a particular frame grabber?


When checking a camera and frame grabber for compatibility, the main factors you have to keep in mind are:
  • Bit Depth- how many bits are used to represent each pixel?
  • Tap Geometry- in what order are the pixels being sent by the camera?
  • Bus Type- are you working with Gigabit Ethernet connections, or Camera Link Base, Medium, or Full?
If the camera and frame grabber match on those 3 fronts, they should be compatible.


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