8 Channel SD Video Capture Card
Advanced Graphics Display Technology
The VisionSD8 is an 8 channel PCI express video capture
DirectShow drivers for WDM Streaming driver supports the
card. The card supports PAL, NTSC and SECAM in both
following applications, to encode, record and stream video
composite and S-video input formats. VisionSD8 supports
over networks or the Internet:
deinterlaced video capture and display at 25/30 frames/sec
Microsoft Media Encoder®
The VisionSD8, a stand alone PCIe x4 plug in card,
delivers extreme performance with 480MB/s transfer bus
bandwidth. This industry beating performance makes the
Adobe Flash Encoder
VisionSD8 ideal for a wide range of applications including:
Any other DirectShow encoding software
for real-time video overlays.
Multi-display presentation software: Recommended
by industry leaders Dataton WATCHOUT™
Digital Signage
Machine Vision: Acquire high resolution camera
For streaming applications, the VisionSD8 can be used with
Windows Media Encoder to compress and stream captured
Voyage Data recorders: Capture radar images
Simulation/Military: Acquire high resolution video and
simulation for command and control
video. To replay the video, use
Windows® Media Player.
Any application compatible with Windows®
DirectShow technology can use the VisionSD8 due to its
built-in WDM support.
Four Lane PCI express video capture card
Eight simultaneous capture channels
Support for any mix of NTSC,PAL SECAM
Eight composite/S-Video video inputs
32MB on board frame buffer
On board processor for real time mode and sync
The VisionSD8 is supplied with a powerful software
application for configuring the timing and format of the
input sources and displaying the data. Simply connect your video source into the card, run the VisionSD8
application to automatically detect the video source
format and display the captured video in a window on
your desktop.
When used with the Datapath range of graphics
adapters, the CPU load is negligible even if the
image is being upscaled to a video wall, resulting
in real time performance
The VisionSD8 card is supplied with a free version of Wall
Control without the advanced features. Wall Control
presents a representational window of the entire display
wall showing position and size of video windows.
Auto video mode and no-signal detection
Adjustments for colour, brightness and contrast
Daisy chain input to output with selectable
High performance DMA with scatter gather
Data Transfer at 480MB/s
Dynamic Input Source Selection
Supports up to 16 windows with any mix of input
Datapath Wall Control software enables you to
configure your multi-screen display, launch video overlays
and create a wall layout configuration. With the full
version it is possible to save layouts and recall them for
future use and also operate Wall Control on a remote PC
via a network connection.
Administrator Mode
SDK available for OEM customers
8 channel SD Capture Card PCIe
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 170mm.
PCI-e bus master with scatter gather DMA providing maximum data rate of 480MB/s.
Two D connectors for SD inputs.
SD Maximum Capture Resolution
8 x 720x576x16bit.
Frame Buffer Memory
32 MB.
Video Format Options
PAL, NTSC, SECAM or S-Video.
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 – 0.6A.
Max power – 8 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.
3 years
We are continously developing the technology used within our product ranges delivering outstanding
innovative solutions, therefore the specification may change from time to time.
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