AVerMedia C129 HD video capture board Datasheet

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HD Capture

Double the Power of HD Capture

The exclusive hardware design of AVerMedia DarkCrystal HD Capture

Duo facilitates any video professional to monitor, archive, verify, master or broadcast HD video content with more flexibilities and possibilities. It is designed to fulfill the high-density HD capture or encoding demands. With only one PCI-E slot, it is capable of preserve up to 4 video from analog or digital sources in SD or HD quality simultaneously. The dual HDMI ports get the uncompressed 1080p video from HD camcorders, set-top boxes or other video devices directly in 8-bit color precision. Meanwhile, the PCI-Express interface takes care of high-speed transmission without frame drop.

Besides the comprehensive video input selection, the VESA resolution support allows DarkCrystal HD Capture Duo meet various needs from different industries. Also, this four-in-one capture card is fully DirectShow compatible. That means it can work perfectly with your familiar video streaming or post-production software. To expand the scope of application, DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK Duo is shipped with Software Development Kit that includes often-used functions for web broadcasting, lab, healthcare and manufacturing. This factor also makes it an ideal solution for system integration. Even better, the accompanying Adobe Premiere Pro plug-in facilitates video capturing and processing on Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.

*Capturing HDCP (HIGH-Bandwidth Digital Protection) is not supported.

DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK Duo

DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK Duo is a 1080p HD capture card which allows capture video from 2 HD sources and 2 SD sources simultaneously. It can be used for the most mission-critical applications while saving the precious PCI-E slot for other crucial needs. Moreover, it comes with a software development kit which has included the often used applications that helps developers or system Integrators to complete their tasks easily.

The exclusive hardware design of

DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK Duo allows

web broadcasters to provide more HD video content.

With the help of SDK, the online TV broadcasters can stream the crystal-like video quality in most bandwidth-efficient way. Text or image overlay can also be done in few clicks.

DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK Duo has comprehensive DirectShow compatibility to help advertising or animate movie

studio to verify the visual design of each scene or create splendid HD trailers.

Post-producers can even capture and edit films in the Adobe Premiere Pro.

DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK Duo has stable and delicate HD capture capability that can fulfill the most rigorous requirements of image resolution for medical and industrial instrument


It is a must-have tool f or manufacturing process verification with its high compatibility.

HD Capture

AVerMedia SDK Feature Example

Frame by frame

Stream to the Internet

Other usages allowed

Various editing 3rd party codec

Save as a new file

Capture to Buffer

Capturing video by frame for streaming to the Internet or saving as a new file

Further 3rd party codec can be employed.

Text/ Time/ Image Overlay

Adding graphical/textual overlays or timestamps onto the video enables logos or other images shown on the screen.

Advanced De-interlacing:

Eliminating the visual defects of interlaced video.

Downscale Video Size:

Decreasing the video size to reduce CPU usage or to boost the efficiency of broadcasting or streaming.

Upscale Video Size:

Video Horizontal / Vertical Mirror

Record in H.264, MPEG-2 or WMV Format:

Besides recording in the uncompressed AVI format, now users can have more choices for their video.

Compatible 3rd-party Software

Adobe Flash

Media Live Encoder


Expression Encoder


Video Resolution

Pixel Format

Color Adjustment

Multi-Card Support

Programming Language

SDK Framework

Operating Environment

Storage Environment

Power Requirement

Dimensions (mm)

Composite & S-Video:

720 x 480i/p, 720 x 576i/p

Component & HDMI:

720 x 480i/p, 720 x 576i/p, 1280 x 720p, 1920 x 1080i

HDMI Only:

640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1152 x 864, 1280 x 768,

1280 x 800, 1280 x 960, 1280 x 1024, 1360 x 768, 1440 x 900,

1600 x 1200, 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1080p

YUY2(4:2:2), YVYU(4:2:2), UYVY(4:2:2)

Composite & S-Video: Brightness, Contrast, Hue (NTSC only),


Component: Brightness, Contrast

HDMI: Not supported

Yes (up to 8 pcs)

Visual Basic, Visual C++, Delphi, C#, VB.NET

General DLL

Temperature: 0 to 35 ℃

Humidity: 0 to 90% RHNC

Temperature: -20 to 60 ℃

Humidity: 0 to 90% RHNC

3.3V max 3A

138 (L) x 125.18 (W) x 1.57(H)

RealProducer VLC Media Player


● S-Video x 2

● Composite (RCA) x 2

● Component (YPbPr) x 2

● Audio (L/R) x 2

● HDMI x 2

System Requirements

● For SD Video Capturing (MPEG-2 Format)

-Intel ® Core™2 Duo Processor E8400 3.0GHz

-AMD Athlon™ II X3 450 3.2GHz

● For HD Video Capturing (MPEG-2 Format)

-Intel® Core™ i5 750 or AMD equivalent

● For HD Video Capturing (H.264 Format)

-Intel® Core™ i5 3570 or AMD FX-8150 Eight-Core

● VGA card with support for DirectX9.0c or above*

● 512 MB RAM**

● Sound Card

● PCI-E 2.0 Slot

● Windows ® 8/7/Vista™/XP (32/64-Bit)

*Standalone graphics card is recommended for HD video capturing.

**2GB RAM is recommended for HD video capturing.


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