Record Defaults Panel

The Record Defaults panel options are the default settings used for all vision systems and emulators the first time the Record option is executed. Use the Record/Playback Options dialog to adjust Record settings on an individual vision system. For more information, see Record/Playback Options Dialog.

Tip: Use the Record Defaults panel to configure Record settings on multiple vision systems and emulators prior to the first execution of the Record option.  For example, you can change the default Record Folder directory path for multiple vision systems that have never executed the Record option.

  • Record Folder: A user-specified directory for storing recorded images.

    Note: The Record Folder's default location is: C:\ProgramData\Cognex\In-Sight\In-Sight Explorer x.x.x
  • Maximum Images: The maximum number of images stored in the Record Folder. (1 to 10,000; default = 10,000)
  • Image Resolution: Sensor resolution while recording images. The sensor resolution will be restored to its original settings, configured in the Image Settings dialog, once recording is complete. Resolution options are: Full, Half, Quarter and Eighth resolution for stored images; the default resolution is Full. For more information, see Image Settings Dialog.

    Note: The Eighth resolution option is not supported for color vision systems.
  • Bit Depth: Specifies the bit depth to use when recording color images. (16 bit or 24 bit; default = 24 bit)

    • This option is only supported on Color In-Sight vision systems.
    • JPEG (*.jpg) images are always recorded at 24-bit depth. If 16-bit depth is necessary, record the images as Bitmap files (*.bmp).
  • Filename Format: The filename format and file type of recorded images.
    • Prefix: The filename prefix of recorded images.
    • Format: The filename format of recorded images. Format options are: [Index] and [DateTime].
    • File Type: The file type of recorded images. File Type options are: Bitmap files (*.bmp) and JPEG files (*.jpg).
    • Example: Displays an example of the naming convention of recorded image files based on the Filename Format options currently selected in the Format and File Type drop-down lists.