Can I Record and Save Videos in NI MAX?

Updated Nov 6, 2018

Reported In


  • Camera


  • LabVIEW


  • Vision Acquisition Software

Issue Details

I want to record and save a video stream from a camera. In NI MAX, I can see the live stream from the camera and set the triggering options I need, however, there is no option to record a video in NI MAX. Is there a simple way to record a video from the camera?


You cannot record and save videos in NI MAX but you can do this in LabVIEW. One example is called "Grab and Save to AVI .vi". A couple of things to consider when doing videos in LabVIEW:
  • LabVIEW only supports AVI files¬†
  • If AVI files do not work, you can always save the images acquired as JPEG¬†files and use third-party software to save and combine all those images
  • Be sure your Vision Acquisition Software is compatible with your version of LabVIEW by looking at this link here .