Error -1074360316: Invalid Camera Session with NI-IMAQdx

Updated Mar 29, 2021

Reported In


  • Vision Development Module
  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW NXG Vision Development Module


  • NI-IMAQdx
  • Vision Acquisition Software

Issue Details

I'm trying to run my program that requires IMAQdx in LabVIEW but I receive Error -1074360316 occurred at IMAQdx Get every time on startup.

Possible reason(s):
NI-IMAQdx: (Hex 0xBFF69004) Invalid Camera Session

What can I do to get rid of this error message?


This error code can occur if Vision Acquisition Software hasn't installed or activated properly on your PC. If you have installed but not activated, LabVIEW will still not be able to recognize the NI-IMAQdx driver. This means that if the license issue is resolved and the IMAQ is activated, then the executable will work well. 

Navigate to NI License Manager, go to the Local Licenses tab and activate the Vision Acquisition Software by right-clicking on it and choose 'Activate'.

Alternatively, if the above steps didn't solve this issue:

Additional Information

Activation is only required for the NI-IMAQdx driver, which includes support for FireWire (IEEE 1394), GigE (Gigabit Ethernet), and USB (USB3 Vision or DirectShow compliant) cameras. No activation is required for NI-IMAQ and NI-IMAQ I/O.