How to install and work with 2 mvBlueFOX cameras and LabVIEW on a Windows 7, 64 bit system?
mvBlueFOX, LabVIEW, DirectShow
Windows 7 64 bit installation procedure:
- Install vision acquisition software (or simply NI-IMAQdx), and beta_mvBlueFOX-x64.msi package (Note: LabVIEW should have been installed first, if you want to control cameras through it).
- Connect both cameras. Make sure that the MATRIX VISION driver recognizes them correctly.
- Launch mvDeviceConfigure (x86). Set the cameras in "DirectShow" mode and save configuration (Note: Saving in 64 bit mode is useless, as MAX only runs in 32 bit mode and will not recognizes 64 bit recorded cameras).
- Launch MAX.
- In "Peripherals & Interfaces", an IMAQ menu does appear and both cameras are displayed.