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Sony XCL-5000

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NI Compatible Products
NI - Compatible Hardware 
779191-01NI PCIe-1429 image acquisition device
779479-01NI PCIe-1430 image acquisition device
779706-01NI PCIe-1427 image acquisition device
NI - Cable P/N 
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Camera File 
Sony XCL-5000 (12 kb)Camera File for use with NI-IMAQ 3.7 or later
Created by: NI Certified Created on: 5 Feb 2007
Compatibility Report 
Sony XCL-5000 Support (18 kb)Compatibility Report for use with NI-IMAQ 3.7 or later
Created by: NI Certified Created on: 5 Feb 2007
Sony provides a special cable to connect from their camera to CameraLink boards. This camera has an 80 Mhz pixel clock and is only supported by PCIe 1427, PCIe 1429 and PCIe 1430. Older PCI boards (PCI 1426 and PCI 1428) can only support up to a 50 MHz pixel clock and cannot acquire from this camera.

Note to IE Users: If camera files are opening as text in your browser, you can cause them to instead download with an option to save as a file by associating .icd files in Windows to open in a program like Notepad. This will save you from having to copy text in the browser and manually create and save the file. Here are instructions to do this:
  • create a text file on your desktop and rename it to have the .icd extension (you may be alerted about the file type - just click Yes to continue)
  • right-click on your new file, select Open, and choose the option to "Select from a list of programs"
  • choose Notepad from the list of programs, select the option to "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file", and open the file
  • Windows will now associate that file type with Notepad, and clicking Camera File links will download and save as desired