The EPIX PIXCI SV5B Analog Video Frame Grabber captures high quality, uncompressed, scientific quality digital images from standard analog output video sources. The PIXCI SV5B frame grabber digitizes analog video from NTSC, RS-170, PAL, or CCIR format sources such as cameras, camcorders, VCRs, and ultrasound imaging systems. Color (NTSC, PAL) and monochrome (RS-170, CCIR) video formats are supported.
The PIXCI SV5B offers 1 BNC input and 1 Loop Thru BNC output. The S-Video and trigger connectors are removed to allow for a low-profile PCI form factor with a low-profile bracket (sold separately).
Capture images with 754 x 480 resolution from any NTSC, NTSC/S-Video, or RS-170 video source. Capture images with 922 x 580 resolution from any PAL, PAL/S-Video, or CCIR video source. Analog image data is digitized and transferred to the motherboard memory with less than 1 horizontal line time delay.
As a PCI bus DMA master, the PIXCI SV5B Frame Grabber burst transfers image data without using the host computer’s processor. Live video display is provided with software that transfers the image from the motherboard memory to a graphics card or subsystem. Live, 30 fps (frame per second) display, is available when capturing from any NTSC, NTSC/S-Video, or RS-170 video source. Live, 25 fps display, is available when capturing from any PAL, PAL/S-Video, or CCIR video source.
Laser Beam Analysis
Print Quality Inspection
Optimized Imaging Systems
Capture FIELDs to Double the Capture Rate
Capture FIELDs instead of full Frames
Capture Frame at Frame
Capture from Multiple PIXCI SV5 boards
Capture Short Sequence with Selected Image Save
Capture and Save Sequence into PC Memory
Capture and Save Sequence to Hard Drive
The XCAP (sold separately) is a menu-driven, interactive program for the PIXCI imaging board, allowing capture, display, viewing, processing, printing, analysis, measurements, loading, and saving of imagery. It includes a script language for customization and automating tasks. XCAP is available for Windows. The XCAP-Ltd program adds the ability to capture sequences (uncompressed full-motion video movie clips at 25 or 30 fps) to memory up to a maximum size of approximately 3.5 gigabytes (computer configuration dependent), and includes the ability to save sequences. XCAP-Ltd also provides annotation - the ability to write text on an image.
For image processing and video to disk, purchase XCAP-Std (sold separately). In addition to all of the capabilities just described, the XCAP-Std program offers extensive processing, measurement and analysis capabilities including filters, mathematical operations, blob analysis, and particle tracking. The availability of scripts and the blackboard allow customization and automation of included operations. Sequence Capture options include the ability to capture video sequences to a hard drive. The PIXCI SV5B Frame Grabber, with XCAP-Std, can capture full-resolution video for 10 hours with a 750 gigabyte hard drive.
EPIX developer libraries ease custom software development with hundreds of functions for image capture, processing, measurement, and analysis. Libraries are available for Linux, Windows, and 32-bit DOS.
The XCLIB (sold separately) "C" libraries for allows accessing the PIXCI imaging board. It supports DOS, Windows, and most popular "C" compilers. The library provides command and control functions for capturing image data from a video source and implements transfer to computer memory, graphics cards, or hard drives. XCLIB-Lite (sold separately) is an economical and reduced capability version of XCLIB.
The PXIPL library (sold separately, includes XCLIB) simplifies the development of software for processing, measuring, or analyzing images after they have been transferred into the computer. XCLIB and PXIPL provide high-level services that allow the software developer to concentrate on the imaging application rather than focusing on board level controls.