Display a Grid

Article ID: ART138476 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Display a Grid


Display a Grid

You can display a grid consisting of dots or solid lines in the viewing area of the Viewer. The video window has a neat and tidy appearance because it is displayed according to the grid. When a solid grid is displayed, the size of the video window can be adjusted to the grid.

1 Click [Grids] on the toolbar.

2 Select the type of grid.

  • [None] - Do not display a grid. You can put the video window where you like.

  • [Alignment] - Display a dotted grid. You can put the video window adjusted to the position of the dots.

  • [160x120] / [320x240] / [640x480] - Display a solid grid with the specified size.

  • [Custom] - Displays the [Custom Grid] dialog box.


All solid grids have an aspect ratio of 4:3 so a black bar appears across the top of the video. To set a video window with the same aspect ratio (16:9) as the video from the camera, set a custom grid where [16:9] is specified for [Aspect Ratio].

Configure a Custom Grid (RM-64/25/9)

Selecting [Custom] as a grid type displays the [Custom Grid] dialog box, where you can configure the size of the grid.

(1) [Aspect Ratio] - Specify the aspect ratio of the grid frame ([4:3] or [16:9]).

(2) [Horizontal] and [Vertical] - Specify the number of horizontal and vertical pixels in the grid frame. Changing the value for one of the items changes the value in the other box to maintain a constant aspect ratio.

(3) [OK] and [Cancel] - Close the dialog box.


When [4:3] is selected in [Aspect Ratio], a black bar appears across the top of the video.

When [16:9] is selected in [Aspect Ratio], black bars appear at the right and left sides of the video.


Using a custom grid may increase the load on the CPU.

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