DATAPATH VisionSDI2 Dual-Channel 3G/HD/SD Video Capture Card (PCI Express)

DATAPATH VisionSDI2 Dual-Channel 3G/HD/SD Video Capture Card (PCI Express)

DATAPATH VisionSDI2 Dual-Channel 3G/HD/SD Video Capture Card (PCI Express)


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The VisionSDI2 Dual-Channel 3G/HD/SD Video Capture Card from DATAPATH is a dual-channel stand-alone PCI Express x4 plug-in HD-SDI video capture card. The card supports SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI, including 2K Digital Film Resolution modes. The VisionSDI2 has a 650 MB/s transfer bus bandwidth, and is suitable for a wide range of applications, such as display wall controllers, broadcasting, machine vision, and advanced medical applications.

The Vision range of video capture cards are fully integrated with the Datapath family of video wall multi-display products, providing high-resolution digital video support. The VisionSDI2 video capture is supplied with a software application for configuring the format of the input sources and displaying the data. Simply connect your video source into the capture card, run the VisionSDI2 application to automatically detect the video source format and display the captured video in a window on your desktop.

The Datapath Wall Control video wall software enables you to configure your multi-screen display, launch video overlays and create a video wall layout configuration. With the full version it is possible to save layouts and recall them for future use and also operate Wall Control video wall software on a remote PC via a network connection. The Wall Control presents a representational window of the entire display wall showing position and size of video windows.

Direct WDM streaming driver supports the following applications, to encode, record and stream video over networks or the internet:
  • Dataton WatchOut
  • Microsoft Expression Encoder
  • VidBlaster
  • AMCap and other DirectShow compatible software
  • Four lane PCI Express bus with maximum data rate of 650 MB/s
    Loop-through-SDI BNC connections
    64MB per channel, total 128MB on board frame buffer
    High performance DMA to system memory or direct graphics memory with scatter gather
    On board processor for real time mode and sync detection
    Audio output for each channel to an on-board SPDIF header (use with the Datapath Audio Output Module)
    16 cropping windows per capture channel
    High quality scaling (7 x 5 Polyphase Filter)
    Input status indicator lights
    Long range, single co-ax cable support. (492' capturing 1080p, 984' capturing SD)
    Wall Control support and SDK
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    DATAPATH VisionSDI2 Dual-Channel 3G/HD/SD Video Capture Card (PCI Express)
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    Card Format PCI Express x4, plug-in card
    PCI Express bus master with scatter gather DMA
    Connectors 2 x BNC, SDI input
    2 x BNC, SDI input loop through output
    Data Rate 650 MB/s, maximum
    Bit Rate Maximum SDI: 3 Gb/s
    Capture Resolution 2048 x 1556 at 24 fps, maximum
    1920 x 1080 at 60 fps, maximum
    Frame Buffer Memory 64 MB per channel (total 128 MB)
    Input Detection Supports SMPTE - 352 Payload Identifiers
    Pixel Format RGB: 5-5-5, 5-6-5, or 8-8-8 (24 bit, 32 bit)
    YUV: 4:2:2
    MONO: 8 bit
    Update Rate User defined. Captured frame rate will match the source providing maximum data rate (650 MB/s) is not exceeded
    Multi-buffered to eliminate tearing artifacts
    Video Modes SD-SDI (480i / 576i)
    HD-SDI (up to 1080i)
    3G-SDI (up to 1080p)
    2k Digital Cinema modes
    Operating System Support Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows 8
    Power Requirements Maximum current at 3.3 V - 0.45 A
    Maximum current at 12 V - 0.85 A
    Maximum power 12 W
    Temperature Operating: 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
    Storage: -4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)
    Relative Humidity 5 - 90%, non-condensing
    MTBF 100,000 hours
    Dimensions 4.3 x 6.7" (110 x 170 mm)
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    Package Weight 0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.7 x 6.5 x 3.5"


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