DATAPATH VisionSD4+1S RGB/DVI/HD and SD Video Capture Card (PCI Express)

DATAPATH VisionSD4+1S RGB/DVI/HD and SD Video Capture Card (PCI Express)
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The VisionSD4+1S RGB/DVI/HD and SD Video Capture Card from DATAPATH is a video capture card with five complete video capture channels supporting a single channel for up to 1920x1080 DVI or 2048x1536 Analog resolution, plus four SD Analog capture channels, and provides a maximum data rate of 650 MB/s. The card captures the Analog/DVI data and triple buffers it into on-board storage. This data is then copied using DMA to the host system for display, storage or streaming. When a Datapath graphics card is used, the VisionSD4+1S transfers the data directly to the graphics card thereby increasing performance.

When the RGB/DVI data is displayed on a non-Datapath graphics card, the VisionSD4+1S sends the data to system memory or direct to the graphics card, dependent on the software used for display.

The VisionSD4+1S video capture card is supplied with a software application for configuring the timing and format of the input sources and displaying the data. Simply connect your external DVI, Analog, or video source into the card, run the VisionSD4+1S application to automatically detect the video source format and display the captured video in a window on your desktop.

The VisionSD4+1S is a suitable solution for applications that require the capture of an RGB/DVI source simultaneously with up to four SD video sources, such as viewing Analog or DVI sources from PCs, MACs, industrial/medical equipment, cameras and other video equipment, streaming video applications, and video wall controllers. For streaming applications, the VisionSD4+1s can be used with Windows Media Encoder to compress and stream captured video. To replay the video, use Windows Media Player. Any application compatible with Windows DirectShow technology can use the VisionSD4+1s due to its built-in WDM support.

Direct WDM streaming driver supports the following applications, to encode, record and stream video over networks or the internet:
  • Dataton WatchOut
  • Microsoft Expression Encoder
  • Windows Media Encoder
  • VideoLAN VLC
  • NorPix StreamPix
  • VitualDub
  • Adobe Flash Encoder
  • VidBlaster
  • AMCap and other DirectShow compatible software
  • Four channel SD Video and one channel RGB/DVI/HD video capture card
    Four-lane PCI Express interface with a maximum data rate of 650MB/s
    Maximum RGB analog capture resolution of 2048 x 1536 x 24-bit, and maximum DVI capture resolution of 1920 x 1200 x 24-bit
    HD modes using the supplied DVI/Component adapter or DVI/HDMI adapter
    Four SD capture channels for PAL/NTSC, SECAM for composite or S-Video inputs
    On-card processor for real-time mode and sync detection
    Support for multiple cards allowing up to 128 SD capture channels and 32 DVI-I capture channels
    Direct DMA driver software and streaming driver
    High quality down scaling
    Support for YUV 4:2:2 and RGB 5:5:5, 5:6:5, and 8:8:8 video formats
    High performance DMA to system memory or direct to graphics memory with scatter gather
    Support for separate H/V sync, Composite sync, or Sync on Green
    Support for Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003, Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Linux
    Includes WDM streaming drivers and Datapath Vision application software, and is fully integrated with the Datapath Wall Control-red video wall software
    Datapath SDK included for software developers


    Card FormatPCI Express x4 plug-in card
    PCI Express bus master with scatter gather DMA
    Connectors1 x DVI-I, video input
    1 x Sub-D, SD video input
    Data Rate650 MB/s, maximum
    Sample Rate170 MHz RGB analogue or 165 MHz DVI
    Analog modes up to 340 MHz pixel clock can be captured using dual-pass sampling
    Video SamplingRGB: 24 bits per pixel, 8-8-8 format
    Video: 16 bits per pixel, YUV format
    Capture ResolutionSD: 720 x 576 x 16-bit, maximum
    RGB Analog: 2048 x 1536 x 24-bit, maximum
    DVI: 1920 x 1200 x 24-bit, maximum
    Maximum Cards Supported32 (128 SD and 32 DVI-I capture channels)
    Video CaptureMemory: 64 MB, triple buffered
    ModesRGB Analog: 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, custom modes
    DVI Single-Link: 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1200, custom modes
    HD: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p and 480i using DVI/component or DVI/HDMI adapters
    Input DetectionAutomatic detection of input modes in hardware, enabling the tracking of mode changes in the source signal
    Pixel FormatRGB: 5-5-5, 5-6-5, or 8-8-8 (24-bit, 32-bit)
    Update RateUser defined, captured frame rate will match the source providing maximum data rate (650 MB/s) is not exceeded
    Video FormatsAnalog RGB, plus HSync and VSync (5 wire)
    Compatible Operating SystemsWindows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Linux
    Power RequirementsMaximum current at 3.3 V - 0.25 A
    Maximum current at 12 V - 1.2 A
    Maximum power 15 W
    TemperatureOperating: 32 to 96°F (0 to 35°C)
    Storage: -4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)
    Relative Humidity5 - 90%, non-condensing
    Dimensions4.3 x 8.0" (110 x 204 mm)
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