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DATAPATH VisionSD8 8-Channel SD Video Capture Card (PCI Express)

DATAPATH VisionSD8 8-Channel SD Video Capture Card (PCI Express)
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The VisionSD8 8-Channel SD Video Capture Card from DATAPATH is a stand-alone eight-channel PCI Express plug-in video capture card. The card supports PAL, NTSC, and SECAM in both composite and S-video input formats, and supports de-interlaced video capture and display at 25/30 frames per second for real time video overlays. The VisionSD8 has a 480 MB/s transfer bus bandwidth, and is suitable for a wide range of applications, such as digital signage, simulation/military applications, machine vision, voyage data recorders, and multi-display presentation software.

The VisionSD8 features two 26-pin Sub-D connectors. Either connector can be used to input video signals using the included 16-way splitter cable. The splitter cable consists of 16 BNC; eight composite/S-Video Luma inputs, and eight Chroma inputs. The second connector is used as video loop-through for daisy-chain video signals to another device. For daisy chain configuration, the card inbuilt terminations should be disabled by removing termination links.

The Vision range of video capture cards are fully integrated with the Datapath family of video wall multi-display products. The VisionSD8 captures a composite or S-video output from one source and then displays it as an independent application on your video wall, which is done in real time. The card has a software application to automatically configure the timing and the format of the input source and display the captured data.

Direct WDM streaming driver supports the following applications, to encode, record and stream video over networks or the internet:
  • Dataton WatchOut
  • Microsoft Expression Encoder
  • VideoLAN VLC
  • NorPix StreamPix
  • VitualDub
  • Adobe Flash Encoder
  • VidBlaster
  • AMCap and other DirectShow compatible software
  • High performance DMA to system memory or direct graphics memory with scatter gather
    On board processor for real time mode and sync detection
    When used with Datapath range of graphics card, CPU load is negligible even if the image is being upscaled to a video wall, resulting in real time performance
    Dynamic input source selection
    Adjustments for color, brightness and contrast
    Administrator mode
    The application program is also built into the Datapath Wall Control video wall software


    Card Format4 lane PCI Express
    Connectors1 x 26-pin Sub-D, video input
    1 x 26-pin Sub-D, video input loop through output
    Capture Resolution8 x 720 x 576 x 16-bit, maximum
    Maximum Cards Supported16 (128 video capture channels), per system
    Frame Buffer Memory32 MB
    Supported Video FormatsPAL, NTSC, SECAM, or S-Video for SD inputs
    Power RequirementsMaximum current at 3.3 V - 0.25 A
    Maximum current at 12 V - 0.6 A
    Maximum power 8 W
    TemperatureOperating: 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
    Storage: -4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)
    Relative Humidity5 - 90%, non-condensing
    Compatible Operating SystemsWindows XP Professional (x86 and x64), Windows Server 2003 (x86 and x64), Windows Vista (x86 and x64), Windows Server 2008 (x86 and x64), and Windows 7
    MTBF100,000 hours
    Dimensions4.3 x 6.7" (110 x 170 mm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight1.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.6 x 6.7 x 3.6"


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