USB Camera Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 Does Not Work Correctly in NI MAX

Updated Dec 20, 2023

Reported In


  • NI-IMAQdx


  • LifeCam VX-6000

Issue Details

I have installed NI IMAQdx driver and I can recognized my Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 camera in NI MAX. 
The problem is that I cannot change any attribute, why?


Microsoft LifeCam driver is not installed correctly.
Download the latest camera's driver from Microsoft link: LifeCam VX-6000 Driver download.


Additional Information

USB 2.0 cameras must be compliant with the DirectShow specification to work with NI-IMAQdx .
Attributes need to be available through the DirectShow programmatic API in order to be accessed by the IMAQdx driver. If not all attributes are available through the DirectShow programmatic API then only those available will be accessible with the NI-IMAQdx.

For more information about troubleshooting USB cameras, please look at the following link: 

Troubleshooting USB 2.0 (DirectShow) Camera Installation Problems