VisionSD4+1S -
HD/SD Video Capture Card
Advanced Graphics Display Technology
PCI Express
RGB 2048x1536
HD 1080p
HDMI 1080p
DVI - 1920x1200
The VisionSD4+1S has five complete capture channels
When the RGB/DVI data is displayed on a non Datapath
supporting a single channel for up to 1920x1080 DVI or
graphics card, the VisionSD4+1S sends the data to system
2048x1536 Analog resolution, plus four SD composite or
memory or direct to the graphics card, dependent on the
S-video capture channels. Also supporting a SD maximum
software used for display.
capture resolution of 720 x576 x 16bit.
The VisionSD4+1S captures the Analog/DVI data and triple
buffers it into onboard storage. This data is then copied
using DMA to the host system for display, storage or
The VisionSD4+1S is an ideal solution for applications that
require the capture of an RGB/DVI source simultaneously
with up to four SD video sources. Typical applications
When a Datapath graphics card is used, the VisionSD4+1S
transfers the data directly to the graphics card thereby
increasing performance. The VisionSD4+1S sends the
Viewing Analog or DVI sources from a PCs, MACs,
relevant portions of each captured image to each display
Industrial/ medical equipment, cameras and other video
channel and instructs each channel to use its graphics
engine to render the data. This fully utilises the hardware
and dramatically increases performance.
Streaming video applications
Video/ Data wall controllers
Four channel SD Video + one channel RGB/DVI/HD
For streaming applications, the VisionSD4+1S can
capture card
be used with Windows Media Encoder to compress
Four Lane PCIe interface with a maximum data
rate of 650MB/sec for the VisionSD4+1s compared
to the VisionSD4+1 at 480MB/sec
Maximum analog RGB capture resolution of 2048 x
1536 x 24bit
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.
Maximum DVI capture resolution of 1920 x 1200 x
HD modes using the supplied DVI/ Component
Adapter or DVI/HDMI Adapter (HDCP not supported)
software application for configuring the timing and
(composite or S-Video inputs)
format of the input sources and displaying the data.
On card processor for real time mode and sync
Support for multiple cards allowing up to 128 SD
capture channels + 32 DVI-I capture channels. (32
Direct DMA driver software and streaming driver
High quality down scaling
Support for YUV 4:2:2, RGB 5:5:5, 5:6:5 and 8:8:8
video formats
The VisionSD4+1S is supplied with a powerful
Four SD capture channels for PAL, NTSC, SECAM
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
4 Channel Video and 1 Channel
High performance DMA to system memory or
RGB/DVI/HD capture card, PLUS 1
direct to graphics memory with scatter gather
x SD4-cable. PLUS 1 x DVI/VGA, 1 x
Support for separate H/V sync, Composite sync or
DVI/component and 1 x DVI/HDMI
Sync on Green
Includes WDM streaming drivers and the Datapath
RGB/DVI/HD capture card, PLUS 1
Vision application software
x SD4-cable. PLUS 1 x DVI/VGA, 1 x
Fully integrated with the Datapath Wall Control-
DVI/component and 1 x DVI/HDMI
red software for video wall applications.
Support for Windows® XP/Vista/Server 2003/
Server 2008/Windows® 7
4 Channel Video and 1 Channel
Datapath SDK included for software developers
All products are shipped with the latest software
available, unless stated otherwise.
Special requirements may be organised by contacting
our Sales team.
Board Format
PCI-e x4 plug-in card, 110mm x 204mm.
PCI-e bus master with scatter gather DMA
One DVI-I type connector and one D connector for SD inputs
Maximum Sample Rate
170Mpixels per second analog RGB or 165 MHz DVI.
Analog modes up to 340MHz pixel clock can be captured using dual-pass
Maximum Sample Rate
VisionSD4+1 480MB/s
VisionSD4+1s 650MB/s
Video Sampling
RGB: 24 bits per pixel / 8-8-8 format.
Video: 16bits per pixel/YUV format
SD Maximum Capture Resolution
Video Capture Memory
64 MB, triple buffered.
Analog RGB Mode Support
640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1920x1080, 2048x1536,
custom modes.
DVI Single Link Mode Support
640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1600 x 1200, 1920x1080, 1920 x 1200,
and custom modes.
HD Modes
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p and 480i using the supplied DVI/ Component
Adapter or DVI/HDMI Adapter (HDCP not supported).
Input Mode Detection
Automatic detection of input modes in hardware, enabling the tracking of mode
changes in the source signal.
Pixel Output Formats
RGB: 5-5-5, 5-6-5 or 8-8-8 (24bit/32bit) pixels.
YUV: 4:2:2.
Update Rate
User defined, captured frame rate will match the source providing max data rate
(650MB/s) is not exceeded.
Multi-buffered to eliminate tearing artifacts.
Video Format Options
Analog RGB plus HSync and VSync (5 wire).
Analog RGB with Composite Sync (4 wire).
Analog RGB with Sync on Green/YPbPr (3 wire).
DVI Single Link.
PAL, NTSC, SECAM in composite or S-Video format for SD inputs
Operating System Support
Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2008
and Windows® 7.
Power Requirements
Max current at +3.3V – 0.25A.
Max current at +12V – 1.2A.
Max power – 15 Watts.
Operating Temperature
0 to 35 deg C / 32 to 96 deg F
Storage Temperature
-20 to 70 deg C / -4 to 158 deg F
Relative Humidity
5% to 90% non-condensing.
We are continously developing the technology used within our product ranges delivering outstanding innovative solutions,
therefore the specification may change from time to time.
Datapath Limited,
Alfreton Road
Derby, DE21 4AD
Tel: (+44) (0) 1332 294441
Fax: (+44) (0) 1332 290667
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