Setting Remote Image Options

NI-IMAQ for IEEE 1394 Cameras

Setting Remote Image Options

When performing a snap or grab from a remote system, images are transferred across the network and displayed on your local machine.

Complete the following steps to balance network performance and image quality.

  1. Select Tools»IMAQ»Remote Image Options.
  2. Select Transfer images from remote target to local host.
  3. Select Compress images before transfer.
  4. Adjust the image quality slider as shown in the following figure.

  5. Select Display images on remote monitor.
  6. Set Timeout to 60,000 ms.


Select the Transfer images from remote target to local host checkbox to display images in the MAX window. Clear the checkbox to disable image transfer. Select the Compress images before transfer checkbox to perform lossy JPEG compression. Adjust the quality slider to set the JPEG compression rate. Higher quality images take longer to transfer. This option is useful if you are unable to transfer images at full frame rate. Clear the checkbox to transfer images without compression. The default settings are Transfer selected, Compress selected, and moderate compression.

Note  Changes to the default compression and image quality settings remain on the remote target until you reboot the target or programmatically change the settings.


Select the Display images on remote monitor checkbox to display the image on the remote video controller in the default video mode. Ensure that a video monitor is connected the remote system. Clear the checkbox to disable the display on the remote monitor. By default, the Display checkbox is selected.

Note  Currently, the video display supports only Intel i815 and i845 graphics chipsets.


Specify the amount of time for the local host to wait for an image from the remote target. This timeout applies only to transfers from the remote target to the local host. The default is 60,000 ms, or 1 minute.