DATAPATH VisionAV-SDI HD/SD-SDI Capture Card (Half Length Full-Height PCI Express)

DATAPATH VisionAV-SDI HD/SD-SDI Capture Card (Half Length Full-Height PCI Express)
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DATAPATH VisionAV-SDI HD/SD-SDI Capture Card (Half Length Full-Height PCI Express)

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The VisionAV-SDI HD/SD-SDI Capture Card from DATAPATH is a four lane PCI Express capture card with three independent channels of video capture for 3G SDI, DVI and Composite video, with full analog and digital audio support. These three independent video channels can be captured simultaneously. The VisionAV-SDI also adds multiple channels of audio capture, which can be synchronized in software using time stamping with all video capture channels.

This half-length full height card features a full mechanical sixteen lane connector with notches which will enable it to fit 4, 8 and 16 lane motherboard connectors. The VisionAV-SDI also adds embedded audio capture from the SDI signal, which can be synchronized with the respective video channel. The video capture card provides balanced and unbalanced analog audio capture through an optional AM2 audio module. This provides a single flexible card solution for areas such as medical, lecture capture, web casting and video conferencing.

Four lane PCIe lane bus, with net 1.6 GB/s total capture bandwidth
Triple channel PCI Express capture card
  • Channel 1: a High-Definition DVI-I capture channel, featuring HDMI/ DVI/ TGB/ YPbPr video capture, HDMI embedded Audio Capture and streaming and low input to output capture latency
  • Channel 2: a Standard Definition Composite capture channel, featuring PAL, NTSC, SECAM up to 720 x 576 @ 16-bit color
  • Channel 3: an SDI capture channel, featuring single channel 3G/ HD/ SD-SDI capture card, SDI embedded audio capture and streaming, loop-through SDI BNC connection, and input status indicator lights
  • Direct DMA to graphics memory of third party graphics cards
    All standard features of the Vision range of video capture cards
    Driver support included within the Datapath unified Windows and Linux drivers


    Card FormatPCI Express x4 half size plug-in card
    Connectors1 x DVI-I, video input
    1 x RCA, video input
    1 x BNC, video input
    1 x BNC, input loop-through video output
    Indicators1 x LED green, input
    1 x LED blue, loop-through output
    DVI-IModes: 1920 x 1200, 60 fps, 32-bit color, up to 4096 x 4096 resolution
    Supports HDMI 1.3 to 225 MHz (including deep color modes)
    HDMI audio can be selected as source for audio streaming
    Incorporates TMDS equalizer to support up to 65.6' (20 m) cables
    Supports DVI 1.0 RGB 24-bit capture to 165 MHz
    Incorporates TMDS equalizer to support up to 65.6' (20 m) cables
    VGA/ YPbPr:
    Triple ADCs sampling up to 170 Mp/s, full 4:4:4 sampling, 8-bits per color
    5-wire, 4-wire or sync-on-green signal format
    Composite Video:
    CCIR601 sampling, PAL, NTSC, SECAM formats automatically detected
    Balanced and unbalanced analogue audio capture (through optional Audio Module)
    SD-SDI 480i / 576i, HD-SDI to 1080i, 3G-SDI up to 1080p and 2K Digital cinema modes
    SDI audio can be selected as source for audio streaming
    Video CaptureMemory:
    256 MB high bandwidth frame buffer supports triple buffering of HD and SD video
    Local storage of complex scatter-gather tables for DMA engine (eliminates read overhead)
    Video ProcessingPolyphase FIR scaling engine (7 x 5) for hardware downscaling and upscaling
    Color space conversion allows captured data to be transferred in any format:
  • RGB: 16-bit (5-5-5, 5-6-5), 24-bit (8-8-8) or 32-bit (8-8-8 alpha)
  • YUV: 16-bit (4:2:2)
  • Mono: 8-bit
  • Direct Memory AccessDirect DMA to physical or virtual memory buffers with full scatter-gather support
    DMA bandwidth: up to 800 MB/s
    16 independent DMA streams: Any mix of HD and SD sources, color space, cropping and scaling parameters
    Operating System SupportWindows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Linux support
    Power RequirementsMax current at 12 V - 1 A
    Max current at 3.3 V - 1 A
    Thermal Dissipation15.5 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 6.7" (11.0 x 17.0 cm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.7 x 6.4 x 3.3"
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