GigE camera says it is already in use when I select it in NI MAX

Updated May 3, 2018

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  • NI-IMAQdx


Baumer HXG20

Issue Details

I have the NI-IMAQdx driver installed on my system, and I can see my GigE camera, but when I try to select it I get an error message saying that the camera is in use. Why does this happen and what do I do to use my camera?



If the camera is being used by any other application the NI-IMAQdx driver will be unable to reserve the camera resources to use it, to use the camera ensure that no other application is using it when you are trying to use it from  NI-MAX.

Additional Information

This same behavior also applies to LabVIEW, Vision Builder, and other applications that will have to use the resources from the camera since it can only be used by one application at the time.


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