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DVI2USB 3.0™
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Table of Contents
1.
Introduction .................................................................................................... 5
1.1
2
Package Contents......................................................................................... 6
Physical Attributes .......................................................................................... 6
2.1
System Hardware Features .......................................................................... 6
2.2
USB 2.0 Backwards Compatibility ................................................................ 9
2.3
Cables, Connectors and Adapters .............................................................. 10
2.3.1
USB AM-BM Cable.............................................................................. 10
2.3.2
VGA to DVI Cable ............................................................................... 11
2.3.3
DVI to DVI Cable ................................................................................. 12
2.3.4
HDMI to DVI Adapter ......................................................................... 12
2.3.5
DisplayPort Cable ............................................................................... 13
2.3.6
Mini DisplayPort ................................................................................. 13
2.3.7
Thunderbolt Port................................................................................ 14
3
System Requirements .................................................................................... 14
3.1
USB 3.0 controllers ..................................................................................... 15
4
Getting Started .............................................................................................. 16
5
Installing DVI2USB 3.0 on a video capture workstation running Windows .... 16
6
7
5.1
To install the Windows drivers and capture software................................ 17
5.2
To upgrade to the latest Windows software version ................................. 17
5.3
Finding Software Updates .......................................................................... 18
5.4
Troubleshooting a Windows Installation ................................................... 18
Mac OS X Video Capture Workstation Installation ......................................... 19
6.1
To Install the Mac Drivers and Application ................................................ 19
6.2
To Start the Mac OS Capture Application .................................................. 20
6.3
Upgrading to the Latest Mac OS X Software Version ................................. 20
6.4
Finding Software Updates .......................................................................... 20
Linux Video Capture Workstation Software ................................................... 21
7.1
The Epiphan USB Device Driver .................................................................. 21
7.2
Video4Linux ................................................................................................ 22
7.3
The Epiphan Capture API............................................................................ 22
7.4
V4L Custom Video Capture Applications .................................................... 23
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Connecting DVI2USB 3.0 ................................................................................ 23
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Windows Capture Application ....................................................................... 23
9.1
Start the Windows Capture Application ..................................................... 24
9.2
Record captured images as image files...................................................... 25
9.2.1
To start a recording ............................................................................ 25
9.2.2
To pause a recording .......................................................................... 25
9.2.3
To stop a recording ............................................................................ 25
9.3
Record captured images as video .............................................................. 26
9.3.1
To capture video and audio from an HDMI source ............................ 26
9.3.2
To start a recording ............................................................................ 27
9.3.3
To pause a recording .......................................................................... 28
9.3.4
To stop a recording ............................................................................ 28
9.4
Pausing, Copying, Saving, and Printing Images ......................................... 28
9.4.1
To pause and resume the image capture .......................................... 28
9.4.2
To copy a snapshot of the current image .......................................... 29
9.4.3
To save a snapshot of the current image as an image file ................. 29
9.4.4
To print a snapshot of the current image .......................................... 30
9.5
Menus ........................................................................................................ 30
9.5.1
File Menu ........................................................................................... 30
9.5.2
Edit Menu ........................................................................................... 31
9.5.3
View Menu ......................................................................................... 32
9.5.4
Capture Menu .................................................................................... 32
9.5.5
Configure Device ................................................................................ 34
9.5.6
Tools Menu ........................................................................................ 39
9.5.7
Help Menu ......................................................................................... 40
9.6
Toolbar ....................................................................................................... 40
9.7
Status Bar ................................................................................................... 41
9.8
Capture, Record, and Display Options........................................................ 42
9.8.1
Configuring Recording Options .......................................................... 42
9.8.2
Configuring Display Options ............................................................... 45
9.8.3
Configuring Capture Options ............................................................. 48
9.8.4
Setting On-Screen Text Parameters ................................................... 50
9.8.5
Configure Startup ............................................................................... 51
9.8.6
Sharing ............................................................................................... 52
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Configuring DVI2USB 3.0 from the Control Panel ....................................... 53
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11.1
Introduction
Mac OS X DVI2USB 3.0 Video Capture Application ..................................... 55
Starting the Mac OS X Video Capture Application ..................................... 55
11.2 Menus ........................................................................................................ 56
11.2.1 File Menu ........................................................................................... 57
11.2.2 Edit Menu ........................................................................................... 58
11.2.3 View Menu ......................................................................................... 58
11.2.4 Tools Menu ........................................................................................ 58
11.2.5 Window Menu ................................................................................... 59
11.2.6 Help Menu ......................................................................................... 59
11.3 Toolbar ....................................................................................................... 59
11.3.1 Save .................................................................................................... 60
11.3.2 Copy ................................................................................................... 60
11.3.3 Print.................................................................................................... 60
11.3.4 Record ................................................................................................ 60
11.3.5 Adjust ................................................................................................. 60
11.3.6 Info ..................................................................................................... 61
11.3.7 Devices ............................................................................................... 61
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12.1
13
Setting QuickTime Options for Recording Videos ....................................... 61
To add or remove a network device ........................................................... 61
Web Broadcasting...................................................................................... 64
13.1
To set the display format for web broadcasting ........................................ 65
13.2
Starting a web broadcasting session ......................................................... 65
13.3
Viewing a web broadcasting session ......................................................... 66
13.4
Changing web broadcasting compression and performance ..................... 67
13.5
Troubleshooting web broadcasting performance ...................................... 67
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Advanced Topics ........................................................................................ 68
14.1 EDID ........................................................................................................... 68
14.1.1 About EDID ......................................................................................... 68
14.1.2 Changing the EDID on your frame grabber ........................................ 70
14.1.3 An EDID example ................................................................................ 70
14.2 Windows command line options ................................................................ 71
14.2.1 Creating a Windows Shortcut that Uses Command Line Options ...... 72
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Table of Figures ......................................................................................... 73
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Software and Documentation License ....................................................... 74
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1. Introduction
DVI2USB 3.0™ is Epiphan's external frame grabber uses a single-link DVI input
connection to transmit data to a video capture workstation through a USB 3.0 port.
The video capture workstation can capture, record and broadcast uncompressed
diagnostic-quality images and videos from a VGA and DVI sources. Both audio and
video capture is supported for HDMI sources. No peripheral component interface
(PCI) is required. This product is designed specifically for applications that require the
support of a DVI/VGA/HDMI input.
DVI2USB 3.0 captures video from any single link DVI, unencrypted HDMI, or VGA
video source. Meeting greater demands for transferring larger files at faster speeds,
this external frame grabber supports USB 3.0 technology, capable of transferring
uncompressed data with speeds of up to 5.0 (Gbits/s) - about ten times faster than
USB 2.0.
Note: In practice transfer speeds are dependent on factors such as the task and
hardware configuration.
DVI2USB 3.0 is versatile and can be used with multiple workstation configurations. It
is backward compatible with USB 2.0 connections, however it transfers compressed
video with a lower quality when using USB 2.0.
DVI2USB 3.0 supports full HD capture rate of 30 frames per second for 1080p video
and video sources with resolutions up to 1920x1200. When DVI2USB 3.0 is
configured to capture and transfer video to a third-party software, such as Windows
Media Encoder using YUV 4:2:0 color format, video can be captured and recorded up
to 60 frames per second.
For more information about increasing the frame rate when capturing, recording and
streaming video using third-party applications, refer to the How to Record Video using
Window Media Encoder tutorial on Epiphan’s website.
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The DVI2USB 3.0 frame grabber is fully compatible with DirectShow in Windows,
Video4Linux in Linux, and QuickTime in Mac OS.
In addition to capturing video from DVI, VGA, HDMI (video and audio) sources,
DVI2USB 3.0 supports DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, and Thunderbolt sources using
a converter cable, sold separately. Resolutions of up to 1920x1200 are supported,
with a minimum capture rate of 30 frames per second.
DVI2USB 3.0 is part of Epiphan’s complete line of video and audio signal capture
products. For more information about all Epiphan’s video signal capture products,
refer to Frame Grabbers Overview on Epiphan’s website.
1.1 Package Contents
Epiphan DVI2USB 3.0 device package includes the following:
1.
DVI2USB 3.0 frame grabber
2.
DVI cable
3.
DVI-VGA cable
4.
DVI-HDMI adapter
5.
USB 3.0 cable
2 Physical Attributes
2.1 System Hardware Features
The DVI2USB 3.0 device measures 90mm x 60mm x 23mm (3.54” x 2.36” x 0.91”),
and features a single DVI-I type connector, a USB 3.0 connector and an LED
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indicator. The DVI2USB 3.0 can be connected to the USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port on the
video capture workstation.
Figure 1 Front panel of the DVI2USB 3.0
Front Panel connectors and indicators
Number
Interface
Status Description
1
LED
The following describes the LED indicators when the
DVI2USB 3.0 device is connected to a USB 3.0 port:
Flashing blue: firmware has successfully loaded, device
is idle.
Flashing green - video mode detection is in progress.
The following describes the LED indicators when the
DVI2USB 3.0 device is connected to a USB 2.0 port:
Flashing green - firmware has successfully loaded,
device is idle.
Solid green: video mode detection is in progress.
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The following LED indicators apply regardless of the
USB port type:
Solid red - the frame grabber is powered on, however it
is not functional. The driver is either not installed or
failed to load.
Flashing red - the frame grabber signature validation
has failed. Possible reasons:

On-board EEPROM failure; or

Incorrect initialization at the factory.
In either case the device should be replaced.
Solid yellow - image capture or data transfer is in
progress.
2
USB 3.0 Output
Connects the DVI2USB 3.0 device to the video capture
workstation to enable data transfer from the video
source to the video capture workstation.
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Figure 2 Rear view of the DVI2USB 3.0
Rear Panel connector
Number
Interface
Description
3
DVI
Connect a DVI, VGA, or HDMI source to the DVI2USB 3.0
Input
device.
2.2 USB 2.0 Backwards Compatibility
DVI2USB 3.0 is USB 2.0 backwards-compatible; you can connect it to the USB 2.0
port in situations when a laptop or workstation has a USB 2.0 port only. It will not
prevent you from using the frame grabber in these circumstances. DVI2USB 3.0 uses
green and blue LEDs to indicate whether it is connected to a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port.
Refer to section System Hardware Features for information on LED indicators.
Configuration Tips:

The DVI2USB 3.0 cannot transfer uncompressed video when connected to
the workstation’s USB 2.0 port. This standard provides lower transfer speed
than the USB 3.0 standard therefore the frame grabber will compress the
captured data before transferring.
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
The DVI2USB 3.0 must be connected to the USB 3.0 port on the video
capture workstation when capturing video and audio from an HDMI source,
otherwise only video is captured. For information about configuring a video
capture workstation to capture video and audio from an HDMI source, refer to
section Windows Capture Application.
2.3 Cables, Connectors and Adapters
High speed data transfer (up to 1.5 GB/s) is supported by USB 3.0 when you connect
your DVI2USB 3.0 to the USB 3.0 port on the video capture workstation.
The DVI2USB 3.0 can be connected to different types of equipment using a variety of
cables, and adapters. This section describes a subset of compatible connectors,
cables and adapters.
2.3.1
USB AM-BM Cable
The USB AM-BM cable connects the DVI2USB 3.0 frame grabber to the USB 3.0 or
2.0 port of the video capture workstation.
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Figure 3 USB AM-BM cable
2.3.2
VGA to DVI Cable
Connects a VGA source to the DVI2USB 3.0 DVI port. This cable is included with the
DVI2USB 3.0.
Figure 4 VGA to DVI cable
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2.3.3
DVI to DVI Cable
Connects a DVI source to the DVI2USB 3.0 DVI port. This cable is included with the
DVI2USB 3.0.
Figure 5 DVI to DVI cable
2.3.4
HDMI to DVI Adapter
Connects an HDMI source to the DVI2USB 3.0 DVI port. This adapter is included with
the DVI2USB 3.0.
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Figure 6 HDMI to DVI adapter
2.3.5
DisplayPort Cable
Connects a source’s DisplayPort to the DVI2USB 3.0 DVI port (cable sold
separately).
Figure 7 DisplayPort cable
2.3.6
Mini DisplayPort
Connects a source’s Mini DisplayPort to the DVI2USB 3.0 DVI port (cable sold
separately).
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Figure 8 Mini Display port cable
2.3.7
Thunderbolt Port
Connects a source’s Thunderbolt port to the DVI2USB 3.0 DVI port (cable sold
separately).
Figure 9 Thunderbolt port
3 System Requirements
Epiphan’s DVI2USB 3.0 frame grabber requires the following hardware and software:
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Video source
any VESA-compatible VGA, DVI, or
HDMI source
Video capture workstation
compatible USB 3.0 host controller for
SuperSpeed operation;
USB 2.0 controller for High Speed
operation.
Processor frequency
2 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit
(x64) processor
RAM memory
2 GB RAM (32-bit and 64-bit)
Available hard disk space
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit)
or 20 GB (64-bit)
Video capture workstation operating
Windows XP SP2 or later version;
system
Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later
version;
A list of precompiled Linux drivers is
available from the Software Download
page.
3.1 USB 3.0 controllers
To take advantage of the high transfer rate of USB 3.0, ensure your video capture
workstation is equipped with an adequate USB 3.0 controller capable of supporting the
transfer rate. This is especially important when capturing high-definition video and
large audio files, and capturing 60 fps. Epiphan recommends the following USB 3.0
controller.
Linux requirements: kernel version 3.5 or later (Ubuntu 12.10+)
Recommended high performance controller:

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4 Getting Started
This chapter describes basic steps for installing drivers and the Epiphan capture
software, and connecting a DVI2USB 3.0 frame grabber to the video source and the
video capture workstation. The video capture workstation is a computer that runs the
drivers and Epiphan capture software and is used to display and record images and
audio captured by the DVI2USB 3.0 frame grabber.
Basic steps:
1.
Review the Package Contents section; verify you received all items.
2.
Review the System Requirements section; verify that your video capture
workstation will work normally with the frame grabber. The video capture
workstation can be running Windows, Mac OS, or Linux.
3.
Install the Epiphan drivers and capture software for the DVI2USB 3.0 on the
video capture workstation. These procedures are specific to the workstation
OS and are explained in the following chapters.
4.
Connect the DVI2USB 3.0 to the video source. Refer to Connecting
DVI2USB 3.0.
5.
Connect the DVI2USB 3.0 to the video capture workstation. Refer to
Connecting DVI2USB 3.0.
6.
Launch the capture software by clicking on the desktop icon.
7.
Start capturing images.
5 Installing DVI2USB 3.0 on a video capture
workstation running Windows
Follow the step-by step procedures in this section if you are using a Windows PC as
the video capture workstation to view and record images and audio captured by a
DVI2USB 3.0 frame grabber.
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Installing DVI2USB 3.0 on a video capture workstation running Windows
Note: Install the drivers and capture software on the Windows video capture
workstation before connecting the frame grabber to the workstation USB port.
5.1 To install the Windows drivers and capture
software
1.
Find the latest Windows drivers and Epiphan Capture software. Browse to
http://www.epiphan.com/products/dvi-frame-grabbers/dvi2usb-30/downloads.
2.
Click on the Download tab. The Download page opens.
3.
Scroll down the page to the Windows section.
4.
Select the applicable version of the drivers and capture software that will run
on the video capture workstation. Note the download destination folder.
5.
Unzip the downloaded file. Right-click on the .zip file and choose Extract All.
6.
Run the Setup Utility (setup.exe) and follow the prompts to install the
software.
7.
The Windows drivers and application software is now installed.
5.2 To upgrade to the latest Windows software
version
From time to time Epiphan releases new versions of Epiphan capture software
available from the Epiphan web site. To confirm you have the latest capture software,
select Check for Updates from the Help menu.
Note: Check for Updates will only recommend an update if Epiphan recommends that
you install a new version. This will happen if the latest version contains significant bug
fixes or enhancements. If a new video capture application version only contains minor
changes, Check for Updates may not recommend that you install a new version.
In most cases you can upgrade the Epiphan software on your Windows video capture
workstation by using normal procedures for your operating system to download the
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latest version and install it without uninstalling the previous version. If you have
problems upgrading Windows software, see the detailed driver update instructions and
install/uninstall instructions available from the Windows section of
http://www.epiphan.com/downloads.
5.3 Finding Software Updates
To find the latest versions of all Epiphan software for Windows go to
http://www.epiphan.com/downloads. You can also browse to the download page for
your DVI2USB 3.0 product - browse to http://www.epiphan.com and select Products >
DVI Frame Grabbers > DVI2USB 3.0. On these pages you will find the most recent
versions of:
• Epiphan DVI2USB 3.0 User Guide.
• Epiphan USB device driver and video capture application for Windows.
5.4 Troubleshooting a Windows Installation
If you experience any difficulty viewing captured images with the Windows capture
application, review the following items prior to contacting technical support.
Whenever possible, when splitting the VGA signal, use an active VGA splitter rather
than a passive VGA splitter (also called a Yadapter). This will help maintain a cleaner
video signal.
If the capture application cannot find the frame grabber:

Confirm that the frame grabber is connected to a video capture workstation
USB port and has power connected and the device LEDs are lit.

Disconnect and re-connect the frame grabber. This prompts Windows to
install the device drivers for the frame grabber if they haven’t already been
installed.

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
Check the Windows Device Manager to verify that the frame grabber has
installed successfully and that the PC supports USB 3.0.
If, after following the installation steps, you are still having problems, close all
applications and restart the video capture workstation. When the video capture
workstation has started up, open the Windows Device Manager to confirm that the
frame grabber is detected.
6 Mac OS X Video Capture Workstation
Installation
Follow the step-by step procedures in this section if you are going to use a Mac as a
video capture workstation to view and record images captured by the frame grabber.
6.1 To Install the Mac Drivers and Application
A single download from the Epiphan web site includes the capture application
command line capture application (v2u), the DVI2USB 3.0 system preferences and the
QuickTime digitizer (vdig).
1.
Find the latest Mac drivers and application software. Browse to
http://www.epiphan.com/products/dvi-frame-grabbers/dvi2usb-30/downloads/ and scroll down to the Mac section of the download page.
2.
Download the latest version of the drivers and application that will run on the
video capture workstation. Make sure you note the download destination
folder.
3.
Double-click on the .dmg file to unpack it if it does not unpack automatically.
4.
Double-click on the .pkg file and follow the prompts.
Note: The final step of the installation requires restarting the video capture
workstation.
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Mac OS X Video Capture Workstation Installation
To install the DVI2USB 3.0 in the video capture workstation, refer to the section
Connecting DVI2USB 3.0.
6.2 To Start the Mac OS Capture Application
On the video capture workstation, run the capture application, from the Applications
folder, select DVI2USB.app. The capture application starts up. If the DVI2USB 3.0
frame grabber is connected and powered on, the capture application should
automatically find the frame grabber and begin displaying captured images. If the
frame grabber is operating but not capturing images the device name and serial
number should appear in the title bar and the capture application displays No signal
detected.
6.3 Upgrading to the Latest Mac OS X Software
Version
From time to time Epiphan releases new versions of all Epiphan frame grabber
software available from the Epiphan web site. In most cases you can upgrade the
Epiphan software on your Mac OS X video capture workstation by using normal
procedures to download the latest version and install it without uninstalling the
previous version.
Note: Some versions of the DVI2USB 3.0 user interface do not install a shortcut on the
Mac OS X desktop. You can drag the Epiphan icon from the Applications folder to
your desktop or add it to the Dock after installing a new version of the DVI2USB 3.0
user interface. You may also need to delete older versions of the Epiphan icon.
6.4 Finding Software Updates
To find the latest versions of all Epiphan software and drivers for Mac OS X, browse to
http://www.epiphan.com/products/dvi-frame-grabbers/dvi2usb-3-0/downloads/.
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On this download page you will find the most recent release of the Epiphan device
driver, QuickTime component and DVI2USB 3.0 application compatible with Mac OS
X.
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Epiphan provides the Epiphan USB device driver and the Epiphan capture API for
Linux. Epiphan does not provide a video capture application for Linux. However, the
USB device driver is compatible with Video4Linux so you can use Video4Linux
compatible applications to receive and process captured images. You can also use
the Epiphan Linux SDK to write your own custom video capture application that
receives captured images from the Epiphan capture API. The following software
components operate on a video capture workstation running Linux:

The Epiphan USB device driver

Video4Linux

The Epiphan capture API

V4L custom video capture applications
7.1 The Epiphan USB Device Driver
The Linux Epiphan USB device driver receives images from an Epiphan DVI2USB 3.0
and delivers the images to the Epiphan capture API and to Video4Linux. Before
delivering the images the Epiphan USB device driver also performs image adjustment
to improve the quality of the image. Image adjustments include setting the sampling
phase, PLL adjustments, and Horizontal shift. The USB device driver can also change
the color depth of the captured image before sending the image to the video API. For
example, if the DVI2USB 3.0 is capturing the frames at a color depth that is different
than that required by the video capture application, the USB device driver converts the
images to the required color depth.
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The Epiphan USB device driver may not be available for your version of Linux.
Epiphan does not provide source code for the Epiphan USB device driver. But you can
contact Epiphan if you need an Epiphan USB device driver compiled for a specific
Linux kernel version or kernel setting. Using the Epiphan software development kit
(SDK) you can also create custom USB device drivers that incorporate the functions
you need.
7.2 Video4Linux
Video4Linux (V4L) is a Linux video capture API. The Epiphan USB device driver can
send captured images directly to Video4Linux. This means that any Video4Linuxcompatible application can receive captured images. You can use a Video4Linuxcompatible application to record a series of captured images as a video in the video
format supported by the Video4Linux application. You can also create your own
custom Video4Linux-compatible video capture application to record captured images
from Video4Linux.
7.3 The Epiphan Capture API
The Epiphan capture API also receives captured images from the Epiphan USB
device driver. The Epiphan capture API is optimized for processing Epiphan DVI2USB
3.0 captured images. The Epiphan capture API analyzes individual images,
performs on-device cropping, and handles video mode changes. The Epiphan capture
API is an alternative to using Video4Linux to capture images on Linux video capture
workstations. You can use the Epiphan software development kit (SDK) to create
custom video capture application to record captured images from the Epiphan capture
API.
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7.4 V4L Custom Video Capture Applications
Epiphan does not provide a video capture application for Linux. However, you can use
Video4Linux-compatible applications to perform many video capture operations such
as recording images or video, copying, printing and saving images, or broadcasting
images over the Internet. You can also use the Epiphan Linux SDK to create your own
custom video capture application. The SDK along with some example applications is
available from the product’s Downloads page (http://www.epiphan.com/products/dviframe-grabbers/dvi2usb-3-0/downloads/).
8 Connecting DVI2USB 3.0
This section describes how to connect a DVI/VGA/HDMI source and video capture
workstation to the DVI2USB 3.0. Ensure the Epiphan capture software is installed on
the video capture workstation before connecting the DVI2USB 3.0.
1.
2.
Connect the DVI2USB 3.0 to the video source. Perform one of the following:
a)
Connect a DVI source directly to the DVI IN port using a standard DVI cable.
b)
Connect a VGA source, use a VGA to DVI cable.
c)
Connect an HDMI source, use an HDMI to DVI adapter.
Connect the DVI2USB 3.0 to the video capture workstation. Connect the USB
AM-BM cable from the DVI2USB 3.0 to the workstation’s USB 3.0 or 2.0 port.
If you installed the drivers and application software, the video capture workstation
should automatically recognize the DVI2USB 3.0 and install drivers for it.
Note: You can use a high-quality VGA or DVI splitter to split the VGA or DVI signal
between an external monitor and the frame grabber.
9 Windows Capture Application
This chapter describes common functions and features of the Epiphan Capture Tool. It
supports the Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 versions. This chapter assumes that you
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have followed the installation and connection instructions described above. To perform
the following procedures you should have:

video signal source

video capture workstation running Windows; connected to a DVI2USB 3.0.

DVI2USB 3.0 drivers and application installed on the video capture
workstation.
9.1 Start the Windows Capture Application
To start the application, from the Windows Start menu select Start > Epiphan Capture
Tool. The application starts up and looks for the DVI2USB 3.0 frame grabber
connected to your PC.
If the DVI2USB 3.0 is operating, the capture application should find it and the image
being captured by the DVI2USB 3.0 should appear on the application display.
If the DVI2USB 3.0 device is not capturing images, the application displays No signal.
As the application starts, the following messages may appear:

Capture device not found as the application attempts to connect with
DVI2USB 3.0 device.

Detecting Video Mode as the application connects to a device and then
determines the video mode of the device.

Tuning Capture Parameters as the application synchronizes and tunes
capture settings and image adjustments.

No Signal Detected if the application connects to the DVI2USB 3.0 that is not
connected to an active video source.
If the application successfully connects to and synchronizes with the DVI2USB 3.0
device, it begins displaying captured images.
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9.2 Record captured images as image files
Before recording captured images as a series of image files, you must first configure
the recording options.
1.
Select Options from the Tools menu.
2.
Select the Recording tab.
3.
Select Record as Images. You can also select the image file format, location to
save images and other image file settings from this window.
9.2.1
1.
To start a recording
Perform one of the following:
a)
Select Start Recording from the Capture menu;
b)
Select the Record icon
c)
Use the key combination CTRL+R.
from the toolbar; or
Images are captured by the frame grabber and recorded as a series of image files.
The Status bar displays the name and location of the last saved file.
9.2.2
1.
Perform one of the following:
a)
Select Pause from the Capture menu;
b)
Select the Pause icon
c)
Use the key combination CTRL+U.
9.2.3
1.
To pause a recording
from the toolbar; or
To stop a recording
Perform one of the following:
a)
Select Stop Recording from the Capture menu; or
b)
Select the Stop icon
from the toolbar.
When you stop recording images, the status bar displays the number of image files
saved.
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9.3 Record captured images as video
Before recording captured images as a video, you must first configure the recording
options on the Epiphan Capture Tool.
1.
Select Options from the Tools menu.
2.
Select the Recording tab.
3.
Select the arrow next to Record as field. A dropdown menu appears.
4.
Select Video. Configure other options as required.
5.
Click Apply.
9.3.1
To capture video and audio from an HDMI source
DVI2USB 3.0 supports audio recording when the following requirements are met:

DVI2USB 3.0 is connected to the USB 3.0 port;

HDMI source is connected to DVI2USB 3.0;

Updated EDID, refer to the steps below; and

Software driver release 3.28.x or newer, refer to the steps below.
Note: Audio from a built-in microphone can be captured and recorded when DVI2USB
3.0 is connected to either a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port.
Download the latest software and EDID
1.
Go to http://www.epiphan.com/downloads to download the latest version of the
drivers and capture software that will run on the video capture workstation.
2.
Download custom EDID files for DVI2USB 3.0 frame grabber from the frame
grabber product page on the Epiphan web site. Jot down the location where the
file is saved, you will need this later in the procedure.
3.
Launch the capture software by clicking on the desktop icon.
4.
Select Upload EDID to device from the Tools menu. A browser window opens.
5.
Browse to the location where the custom EDID file was saved and select the file.
6.
Choose open. The EDID is uploaded. An information dialog box appears.
7.
Click OK. The browser window closes.
Configure audio input on the video capture workstation
8.
From the Windows toolbar, right-click on the volume icon. A dropdown menu
appears.
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9.
Select Recording devices. A Sound window opens with the Recording tab
displayed.
10. Choose one of the following:
a)
Select HDMI In to capture system audio; or
b)
Select Microphone to capture audio from a built-in microphone.
11. Click on the Set Default button.
12. Click OK. The sound window closes.
13. From the capture software select Audio Input Device from the Capture menu. A
list of audio devices appears.
14. Choose one of the following:
a)
Select Default Windows Device to capture system audio (HDMI In).
b)
Select microphone to capture audio from a built-in microphone.
15. From the toolbar ensure the audio icon
9.3.2
1.
2.
is enabled.
To start a recording
Perform one of the following:
a)
Select Start Recording from the Capture menu;
b)
Select the Record icon
c)
Use the key combination CTRL+R.
from the toolbar; or
A Save as dialog box appears, enter the file name and select the location for
saving the video file,
3.
Click Save. The capture tool begins to record the source video.
As images are captured by the frame grabber they are recorded to the video file. The
status bar displays the name and location of the video file, the elapsed recording time
and the number of frames (or images) recorded.
When video file reaches the AVI file size limit one of the following occurs based on
recording configuration settings:
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recording stops;

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recording continues and the original video file is overwritten.
To set recording options refer to Configuring Recording Options.
9.3.3
1.
Perform one of the following:
a)
Select Pause from the Capture menu;
b)
Select the Pause icon
c)
Use the key combination CTRL+U.
9.3.4
1.
To pause a recording
from the toolbar; or
To stop a recording
Perform one of the following:
a)
Select Stop Recording from the Capture menu; or
b)
Select the Stop icon
from the toolbar.
When you stop recording, the status bar displays the name and location of the saved
video file, number of frames recorded, and elapsed recording time. For example:
Wrote c:\temp\example.avi (85 sec, 464 frames).
9.4 Pausing, Copying, Saving, and Printing Images
Once the application is displaying images captured by the frame grabber, you can
pause, copy, save, and print the current image.
9.4.1
To pause and resume the image capture
1.
Select Pause Capture from the Capture menu or from the toolbar select
2.
While image capture is paused, the application stops receiving new images
.
from the device. Pause also pauses video recording, and image recording.
While paused, you can save, print, and copy the captured image.
3.
To resume image capture select Resume Capture from the Capture menu or
from the toolbar select
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image currently displayed by the application to the video capture workstation
clipboard.
9.4.2
1.
To copy a snapshot of the current image
Select Copy from the Edit menu or select
from the toolbar. You can also
use the key combination CTRL+C. The current image is copied to the
clipboard.
2.
Paste the image into a document or other application as a bitmap image. The
image is pasted as a device independent bitmap image.
9.4.3
To save a snapshot of the current image as an image file
You can use the following procedure to save the current image as a .bmp, .png, or .jpg
file on the video capture workstation. You can optionally pause the image capture
before saving an image.
1.
Select Save from the File menu or from the toolbar select
or use the
key combination CTRL+S. The status bar shows the location and name of
the saved file.
2.
The first time you save an image, the Save As dialog appears and you can
specify the file name, file type, and location of the saved image file.
3.
When you select Save again, the application saves the new image with the
same file name and location, overwriting the previously saved file. You can
select Save As to save the image with a different file name, file type, or
location or use the key combination CTRL+Shift+S.
4.
You can open the saved image file with most bitmap image editing
applications.
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9.4.4
To print a snapshot of the current image
You can use the following procedure to print the current image on any printer that is
connected to the video capture workstation. You can optionally pause the image
capture before printing an image.
1.
Select Print from the File menu, select
from the toolbar or use the key
combination CTRL+P. The current image is sent to the default printer. You
can select Print Setup from the file menu or use the key combination
CTRL+Shift+P to select a different printer and set printer options.
Note: You can also configure the application to invert colors for printing. From the
Tools menu select Options, then select the Display tab and select Invert colors for
printing. By reversing or inverting the colors of an image, the colors are made
complementary of the original value. After performing picture color inversion, black
becomes white, yellow becomes blue, red becomes aqua.
9.5 Menus
This section describes the commands available from the following Windows DVI2USB
3.0 user interface menus:
9.5.1
File Menu
Use the File menu commands to save and print the current image displayed by the
DVI2USB 3.0 user interface and to exit the DVI2USB 3.0 user interface.
Save
Save a snapshot of the current image to a file on the video capture
workstation. Select a location for the file and select a file format. You
can save the snapshot as a bitmap (*.bmp), portable network graphics
(*.png), or JPEG (*.jpg) file.
The first time you select Save after starting the DVI2USB 3.0 user
interface, you are prompted for a file name and you can change the file
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location and format. After saving the first file, every time you select
Save, the video capture software saves a snapshot using the same file
name in the same location replacing the previously saved file. When
you select Save, the status bar shows the location and name of the
saved file.
Save As
Save a snapshot of the current image to a file on the video capture
workstation. Using Save As you can enter a file name and select a file
location and format.
Save As resets the file name, location, and file format used by the
Save command and the Save snapshot toolbar button. When you
select Save As the status bar shows the location and name of the
saved file.
Print Setup
Configure printer settings used when you select the Print command or
the Print snapshot toolbar button. You can also configure the
DVI2USB 3.0 user interface to invert colors for printing. By reversing or
inverting the colors of an image, the colors are made complementary
of the original value. After performing picture color inversion, black
becomes white, yellow becomes blue, red becomes aqua. From the
Tools menu select Options, then select the Display tab and select
Invert colors for printing.
Print
Print a snapshot of the current image using the configured printer.
Exit
Close the DVI2USB 3.0 user interface.
9.5.2
Edit Menu
From the Edit menu you can copy a snapshot of the current image. You can also use
the key combination CTRL+C.
Copy
Copy a snapshot of the current image to
the video capture workstation clipboard.
You can paste this image into a
document or other application as a
bitmap image.
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9.5.3
View Menu
Use the commands on the View menu to control the parts of the DVI2USB 3.0 user
interface window that are displayed.
Toolbar
Change the size of the toolbar icons or hide the toolbar. You can
select small, large, or huge icons. If the toolbar is hidden, select an
icon size to display the toolbar.
Status Bar
Enable or disable displaying the status bar.
Full Screen
Enable full screen mode, Ctrl+F.
Image Only
Change the DVI2USB 3.0 user interface to operate in the Image
only mode. In the Image only mode the DVI2USB 3.0 user
interface displays the captured image only. The window borders,
toolbar, status bar and menu bar are not displayed. Scroll bars are
displayed if required.
The Image only mode can be useful for applications such as
integrating the DVI2USB 3.0 user interface into a custom system.
You can still use all of the shortcut keys to save and print images,
start and stop recordings, and to exit from the image-only mode.
You can always press Alt+F4 to exit from the DVI2USB 3.0 user
interface.
You can also use the --borderless command line option to start the
DVI2USB 3.0 user interface in image only mode.
9.5.4
Capture Menu
Use the commands on the capture menu to start, stop or pause the capturing and
recording of images. From the capture menu you can also select the device that the
DVI2USB 3.0 user interface receives captured images from if you have more than one
DVI2USB 3.0 or other Epiphan frame grabbers connected to the network. You can
also view image adjustment settings and VGA mode settings for the selected device.
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The record functions on the capture menu record the current image as a video or as a
series of consecutive image files. Select Options from the Tools menu and use the
settings on the Recording tab to configure what the DVI2USB 3.0 user interface
records.
Start recording
Start recording the current image to a video file or a series of
image files.
Pause capture
Pause or resume image capturing. If you select pause, the
DVI2USB 3.0 user interface stops displaying newly captured
images and the image captured when you selected Pause is
displayed. Pause also pauses the recording of a video and the
saving of image files. Select pause again to resume the displaying
of captured images and to resume recording.
Select device
You can use Select Device or the key combination Ctrl+D to
choose the device that the DVI2USB 3.0 user interface receives
captured images from. The command finds and lists available
DVI2USB 3.0 devices. The list displays the serial number, device
type, captured image resolution and frequency or status and
location of each device. You can also use this command to select
the device to configure with the Configure Device command.
Connect
Connect a device recognized on the network.
network device
Disconnect
Disconnect current device.
network device
Recent network
Displays a list of recently viewed devices.
devices
Enable audio
When enabled, captured audio is played on the video capture
capture
workstation and can be recorded. The toolbar icon
indicates
enabled. When disabled, captured audio is not played on the video
capture workstation and is not recorded. The toolbar icon
indicates disabled.
Audio input
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device
example if you are capturing audio from a built-in microphone,
choose microphone. If you are capturing video and audio from an
HDMI source, select HDMI In or Default Windows device, if you set
HDMI In as the Windows default.
Play captured
When enabled, captured audio is played on the video capture
audio
workstation and is recorded. When disabled, audio is not played on
the video capture workstation, however it is recorded. Use this
setting to choose whether or not to play the audio while capturing.
Enable audio capture must be enabled for the Play captured audio
settings to take effect.
Configure
You can view image adjustments for the selected device. You can
device
configure image adjustments from the Web admin interface or from
the Network Discovery Utility.
You can also select and configure VGA modes for the selected
device.
See the following section for more information regarding this
function.
9.5.5
Configure Device
This window allows you to perform various image adjustments and select a required
VGA mode. The following section illustrates and describes what can be configured
using which tab.
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Adjustments tab:
Figure 10 Adjustments tab
Horizontal shift
Configure horizontal shift to offset the captured image
position. For example, a captured image shifted slightly
to the right (horizontally) can be corrected with minor
adjustments to the horizontal shift settings.
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Increasing or decreasing the value entered in the
Horizontal Shift field shifts the image to the right or left.
Vertical shift
Configure vertical shift to offset the captured image
position. For example, a captured image shifted slightly
downward (vertically) can be corrected with minor
adjustments to the vertical shift settings.
Increasing or decreasing the value entered in the
Vertical Shift field shifts the image up or down.
Set offset/gain
The offset and gain settings control the image
(brightness/contrast)
brightness and contrast respectively. Increasing the
offset control causes the image to become darker.
Increasing the Gain control gives the image more
contrast.
Sampling phase
This setting adjusts the vertical synchronization
properties of the image. You may need to change it
when there is a repetitive distortion or blurriness on the
horizontal axis of the image. Adjust the setting in small
steps until a sharper image is displayed.
PLL adjustment
This setting is used to squeeze or stretch the image
horizontally.
Prefer wide VGA mode
This checkbox, when enabled, allows Wide Aspect Ratio
VGA modes to be displayed by the video capture
application window. The Epiphan USB device driver
may not be able to determine whether the video source
is sending a wide video mode signal. You can select this
option if your video source uses a wide video mode to
make sure that the Epiphan USB device driver selects a
wide video mode.
YCrCb capture
Select this checkbox when you need to capture
analogue component video with the YCrCb encoding.
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DirectShow tab:
Figure 11 DirectShow tab
Fix resolution
Resolution that is reported to DirectShow.
Default image
Image sent to DirectShow if there is no
signal.
Scale image to match stream resolution
Use the slider to scale the image.
Flip image vertically
Select the checkbox to flip the image.
Limit frame rate to
Specify the frame rate limit.
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Fix frame rate
Select the checkbox to fix frame rate.
VGA Modes tab is not applicable to the DVI2USB 3.0 device.
Figure 12 Advanced tab
Auto-
Specify the interval value.
adjustment
interval
On-board
Select this checkbox to enable on-board compression of the
compression
incoming signal.
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Digital mode
-
Automatic
detection
-
Single Link
-
Dual Link
Sync level
Adjust sync level (HSync and VSync).
adjustment
9.5.6
Tools Menu
Use the Tools menu to customize basic DVI2USB 3.0 user interface operating
settings.
Web Broadcasting
Use this command to broadcast the captured signal, refer
to Chapter 5, Web Broadcasting, for more details.
Upload EDID to device
Use this command to upload an extended display
identification data (EDID) file to your device.
Extended display identification data (EDID) is a data
structure provided by a digital display to describe its
capabilities to a video source. It is what enables a modern
personal computer to know what kinds of monitors are
connected to it. EDID is defined by a standard published
by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA).
Read EDID from device
Use this command to read an extended display
identification data (EDID) file from the device.
Measure VGA Mode
When requested by Epiphan technical support, you can
use this command to display low-level information about
the VGA mode that you are capturing with your frame
grabber. You can copy this information into an email to
send it to Epiphan technical support.
Options
Configure video recording and display settings. See the
section, Capture, Record, and Display Options for more
information.
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9.5.7
Help Menu
Use the Help menu to check for updates and to display information about the version
of the DVI2USB 3.0 user interface that you are running.
Note: Check for Updates function will only recommend an update if Epiphan
recommends that you install a new version. This will happen if the latest version
contains significant bug fixes or enhancements. If a new DVI2USB 3.0 user interface
version only contains minor changes or if you are running the current version, Check
for Updates may not recommend that you install a new version and will not display any
information.
9.6 Toolbar
The toolbar can be used to save, print, or copy the current captured image; to start,
pause, and stop the recording of the currently captured image. You can use the
Toolbar command on the View menu to change the size of the toolbar icons or to hide
the toolbar. You can select small, large, or huge icons. If the toolbar is hidden, you can
select an icon size to display the toolbar.
Save a snapshot of the current image captured by the DVI2USB 3.0 user
interface to a file on the video capture workstation. Select a location for the
file and select a file format. You can save the snapshot as a Windows
bitmap (*.bmp), portable network graphics (*.png), or JPEG (*.jpg) file.
Print a snapshot of the current image to the configured printer.
Copy a snapshot of the current image to the video capture workstation’s
clipboard. You can paste this image into a document or other application as
a bitmap image.
Start or stop recording the images being captured by the DVI2USB 3.0 user
interface. When you start recording, the status bar displays RECORDING
and also displays information about the image or video file being recorded.
When you stop recording, the status bar displays information about the
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saved image files or video file.
Pause or resume image capturing. If you select pause, the DVI2USB 3.0
user interface stops displaying captured images. Pause also pauses the
recording of a video and the saving of image files. Select pause again to
resume the displaying of captured images and to resume the recording of a
video.
Enable web broadcasting of the captured signal. Refer to Chapter 5, Web
Broadcasting, for details.
9.7 Status Bar
The status bar displays information about the DVI2USB 3.0 user interface:

The location and file name of image or video files saved while recording.

Recording status. “RECORDING” means that the DVI2USB 3.0 user
interface is recording captured images.

The data rate is the rate (in MB/s, KB/s, Mbps, and Kbps) that the DVI2USB
3.0 user interface is receiving data from the device capturing images.

The frame rate that the DVI2USB 3.0 user interface is operating at in frames
per second (fps).

The number of frames or images that the DVI2USB 3.0 user interface has
displayed since the DVI2USB 3.0 user interface was last started. The number
of frames is only visible if you select Number of captured frames on the
status bar from the Display tab of the Options dialog. The number of frames
stops incrementing and starts flashing if you have paused the image capture.
Use the Reset counter button to reset the number of frames from the Display
tab of the Options dialog.
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9.8 Capture, Record, and Display Options
This section introduces the options available from the Tools menu when you select the
Options command. These options control how the DVI2USB 3.0 user interface records
images, displays images. Note that this application is common to a number of different
products. The KVM tab functionalities are not applied to the DVI2USB 3.0 product.
9.8.1
Configuring Recording Options
To control how the DVI2USB 3.0 user interface records captured images, select
Options from the Tools menu and then select the Recording tab. You can record
captured images as a series of consecutively saved graphic files or as a video file.
How the DVI2USB 3.0 user interface records images when you start recording from
the Toolbar or the capture menu depends on how you set the recording options.
On this tab you can select a codec which is used to encoding the captured video
stream. Codecs are not included in the software package provided by Epiphan for the
DVI2USB 3.0 frame grabber. You must download them before using the frame
grabber. For example, you can download an x264 codec pack - a free library for
encoding H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video streams.
If your computer is running under the 32-bit OS, download a 32-bit codecs pack. For
the 64-bit OS, download a 64-bit codecs pack.
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Figure 13 Options tab
You can select the following options:
Record as
Specify whether video or images are recorded.
Select Codec
Select the codec that is applied for compressing
the signal.
AVI file size limit
Specify the size limit of the .AVI file where the
data is recorded.
Automatically restart recording
Select the checkbox to restart recording
automatically. This checkbox enables the five
fields below.
Overwrite the same file (old
After the video file size limit is reached, delete
content will be lost)
the original file and start recording a new video
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file with the same name. If you select this option
the original saved video data is lost.
Create a new file every time
After the video file size limit is reached, start a
recording is restarted
new video file. You can use the append suffix
setting to create a unique name for the new file
or files.
Append suffix…
When you start a video recording session you
are prompted to enter a file name. If the file
exceeds the AVI file size limit, the DVI2USB 3.0
user interface starts another file named with the
original file name appended with a sequential
numeric suffix. Use the append suffix options to
specify the format of this suffix.
Each suffix starts with a % sign and can include
the following characters:
02, 04, 06, or 08 indicates the number of digits to
use in numbering the suffix. You can specify 2, 4,
6, or 8 digits.
“d” means decimal numbers are used in the
suffix.
“X” means hexadecimal numbers are used in the
suffix.
The suffix %02d means the saved file names end
with two-digit decimal numbers, for example: 01,
02, 03, ..., 10, 11 and so on. The suffix %04X
means the saved file names end with 4-digit
hexadecimal numbers, for example: 0001, 0002,
0003, ..., 000A, 000B and so on.
…starting with
Enter the starting number used in the file name
suffixes in decimal format. If the suffixes include
hexadecimal numbering this decimal number is
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automatically converted to hexadecimal.
For example, if you named the video file VID, set
the suffix to %02d and set starting with to 1, the
video file names would be VID.avi, VID01.avi,
VID02.avi, etc.
Overwrite existing files
If you select overwrite existing files, files are
saved according to the video file recording
options. Existing files are replaced with the new
files.
If you do not select overwrite existing files, the
file number in the suffix of the file name is
incremented until a file can be saved without
overwriting an already saved file.
Automatically turn recording off
Specify under what conditions recording turns off
automatically.
After … frames have been saved
Enter a number of frames.
After … elapsed
Enter a number of time units elapsed.
9.8.2
Configuring Display Options
To change display options from the Tools menu, select Options and then select the
Display tab.
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Figure 14 Display tab
The following display options are available:
Display format
Specify in which format the video or image
is displayed.
Note: When DVI2USB 3.0 is configured to
capture and transfer video to a third-party
application supporting YUV 4:2:0 color
format, the application can configure the
DVI2USB 3.0 to convert the color format
from RGB24 to YUV 4:2:0.
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Image scaling
Specify whether the image should be
scaled and how it should be scaled.
Image rotation
Specify whether the image should be
rotated and how it should be rotated.
Resize window on resolution change
Select the checkbox to resize window when
the image resolution is changed.
Invert colors for printing
Select the checkbox to change dark colors
to light colors and light colors to dark colors.
Flip image vertically
Flip the image at its vertical axis.
Select the check boxes below to add optional indicators to the status bar…
Frame rate
Displays frame rate
Crop rectangle
Displays crop status
Audio format
Not used.
Number of captured frames
Displays number of captured frames
Data rate (network grabbers only)
Displays data rate
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9.8.3
Configuring Capture Options
Open this tab to configure multiple capture options.
Figure 15 Options tab
Enable hardware cropping
Select this checkbox to enable cropping
functionality.
Left, Top, Width, Height
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Force video mode detection
Specify how often the application indicates
the type of the video signal being received.
Note that although frequent video mode
detection decreases reaction time when
changing video mode, it may reduce the
frame rate.
Automatically reconnect network
Select this checkbox to restore connection
grabbers
with the remote frame grabbers in case the
connection has been lost. Otherwise the
system connects to the local frame grabber,
if one exists or displays a warning “No
frame grabbers found”. In this case you
need to restore connection manually.
Limit frame rate to
Set up the maximum frame rate for the
video signal.
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9.8.4
Setting On-Screen Text Parameters
By opening this tab you can timestamp the captured video and add static text.
Figure 16 On-Screen Text tab
Timestamp
Select this checkbox to enable setting timestamp parameters.
Static text
Select this checkbox to enable setting static text parameters.
Format
Specify the timestamp format.
Color
Set the color.
Font
Set the font and the font size.
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Position
Set the position for the timestamp or text.
Outline
Add an outline to the timestamp or text.
9.8.5
Configure Startup
Open this tab to specify what actions the application should perform during startup.
Figure 17 Startup tab
Start in full screen mode
When the application starts, it resizes to
the current resolution of the screen.
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Search for network grabber at startup
The application will search for network
grabbers on your subnet when it does not
find any local frame grabbers.
9.8.6
Sharing
Open this tab to change web broadcasting compression. Select Override default
compression settings and adjust the Lossless and Lossy settings.
Figure 18 Sharing tab
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Lossless compression
Lossless compression compresses the images being
broadcasted without reducing image quality. Increasing
lossless compression can use a considerable amount of the
video capture workstation’s CPU resources.
Lossy compression
Lossy compression, compresses the images being
broadcasted by reducing image quality. Lossy compression
is not as CPU intensive as lossless compression.
10 Configuring DVI2USB 3.0 from the Control
Panel
Your DVI2USB 3.0 can be configured from the Control Panel using the Epiphan frame
grabber icon. Here you can verify the device’s serial number, type and status as well
as setup configuration parameters.
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Figure 19 Frame grabber configuration
To edit the default configuration of the device:
1.
Click the Default Configuration button. It is similar to the Tools > Options >
Configure command in the Epiphan Capture Tool.
2.
Edit parameters.
3.
After editing click OK and select the Use default configuration parameter
radio button to activate settings.
4.
Click Close.
To maintain device-specific configuration:
1.
Click the Configure Device… button. It is similar to the Tools > Options >
Configure command in the Epiphan Capture Tool.
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2.
Edit parameters.
3.
After editing, click OK and select the Maintain device-specific configuration
radio button to activate settings.
4.
Click Close.
11 Mac OS X DVI2USB 3.0 Video Capture
Application
This chapter describes the functions and features of the video capture application
(Epiphan Capture Tool) for Mac OS X. You can use the Mac OS X version of the video
capture application to configure your DVI2USB 3.0 and to record video captured by
the DVI2USB 3.0.
This chapter assumes that DVI2USB 3.0 has been properly installed. Please refer to
the section: Connecting DVI2USB 3.0. To start using this chapter you should have:
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Selected a video capture workstation running Mac OS X with installed
DVI2USB 3.0.
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A connected video source.
11.1 Starting the Mac OS X Video Capture Application
Start Epiphan’s video capture application as you would start any other application
installed on the video capture workstation.
As the application starts the message Capture Device not Found appears on the video
capture application window. Now proceed and do the following:
1.
Select Open Network Grabber from the File menu.
2.
Select the arrow beside the Network Address box to open the list of
networked devices.
3.
Select a device and select connect.
The following messages may appear in the capture window.
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Detecting Video Mode as the video capture application starts up and
attempts to connect with the frame grabber.

Tuning Capture Parameters if the video capture application finds the frame
grabber and begins synchronizing and tuning capture settings and image
adjustments

No Signal Detected if the video capture application cannot connect to the
frame grabber or if the frame grabber is not connected to an active video
source.
Figure 20 Mac OS X toolbar
If the video capture application successfully connects to and synchronizes with the
frame grabber, the video capture application window begins displaying captured
images.
Title Bar
Displays the Epiphan product name, screen resolution and refresh
rate of the video source.
Toolbar
Use the icons on the toolbar to save, copy or print the currently
captured image, to record video, override image adjustments,
select devices for connection or to show information about the
device.
11.2 Menus
This section describes the commands available from the video capture application
menus for Mac OS X.
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11.2.1
File Menu
Use the File menu commands to save the current image, print the current image, open
new capture windows and start a recording. Also included are the commands to
connect to other frame grabbers on the network and disconnect from any available
frame grabber.
New Capture Window
Opens another capture window. The window opens
displaying the same image as the original window. You
can open a different device in each capture window.
Having a large number of Capture Windows open
simultaneously can eventually slow performance on the
video capture workstation.
Open Network Grabber
Connect to a DVI2USB 3.0 device on the network.
Recent Network Grabbers
Select from the list of recently opened frame grabber
devices.
Disconnect Network
Disconnect the DVI2USB 3.0 device on the network.
Grabber
The device serial number will be shown next to the
Disconnect menu item. If you have multiple capture
windows open, make sure you select the capture
window containing the device from which you want to
disconnect.
Record Movie
Record captured video in a file.
Save Image
Save a snapshot of the current image to a file on the
video capture workstation. Select a name and a location
for the file and select a file format. You can save the
snapshot as a bitmap (*.bmp), portable network
graphics (*.png), JPEG (*.jpg) file, or tiff (*.tiff) file.
Page Setup
Configure the printer settings used when you select the
Print command or the Print toolbar button.
Print
Send a snapshot of the current image to the configured
printer.
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11.2.2
Edit Menu
From the Edit menu you can copy a snapshot of the current image.
Copy
Copy a snapshot of the current image to the video
capture workstation clipboard.
11.2.3
View Menu
Use the commands on the View menu to control what information is displayed in the
DVI2USB 3.0 user interface window.
Show Device Information
View the information about hardware
type, location, serial number, video mode,
and frame rate.
Hide Device Information
Hide the information about hardware
type, location, serial number, video mode,
and frame rate.
Adjustment Controls
Display the Adjustments tab (refer to
Configure Device for details.
Enter Full Screen
11.2.4
Enter full screen mode
Tools Menu
Use the Tools menu to customize basic DVI2USB 3.0 user interface operating
settings.
Show VGA Mode Information
View low-level VGA mode information
Upload EDID to Device
Use this command to upload an extended
display identification data (EDID) file to
your device.
Extended display identification data
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(EDID) is a data structure provided by a
digital display to describe its capabilities
to a video source. It is what enables a
modern personal computer to know what
kinds of monitors are connected to it.
EDID is defined by a standard published
by the Video Electronics Standards
Association (VESA).
Read EDID from Device
Use this command to read an extended
display identification data (EDID) file from
the device.
11.2.5
Window Menu
Minimize
Minimize the window.
Zoom
Zoom in on your screen.
Bring all to Front
Brings all of the windows of the current
application to the front.
11.2.6
Help Menu
Search
Search DVI2USB 3.0 Help
11.3 Toolbar
Use the toolbar to save, copy, print the current captured image, override image
adjustments, or show information about the device.
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11.3.1
Save
Use this button (
) to save a copy of the current image. The following
information will be requested when this toolbar icon is clicked.
Save As
Enter the file name for saving data.
Where
Enter the path where the file is saved.
Format
Select the format for the recorded file.
11.3.2
Copy
Use this button (
) to copy the snapshot of the image to the workstation’s
clipboard.
11.3.3
Print
Use this button (
11.3.4
Record
Click this button (
11.3.5
) to specify printing settings and print the image.
) to start the recording of a captured video.
Adjust
This button (
) allows configuring horizontal/vertical shift to offset the captured
image position. Select the checkboxes to adjust shifting automatically. Please refer to
the Configure Device section for details.
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Setting QuickTime Options for Recording Videos
11.3.6
Info
Click this button (
) to display information about the frame grabber, its location,
serial number and image characteristics.
11.3.7
Devices
Click this button (
) to display all frame grabber devices that are currently
available on the network.
12 Setting QuickTime Options for Recording
Videos
Before recording videos, saving or printing images, you should configure the Epiphan
QuickTime integration options by opening System Preferences, selecting Epiphan
under Other, and configuring the QuickTime settings.
You can also select About to view information about the current software and driver
versions.
12.1 To add or remove a network device
1.
To add a device, select the plus sign at the bottom left of the window.
2.
Enter the IP Address of the device you want to add or click on the triangle
beside the Network Address box and select the device from the list of
networked devices.
3.
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4. To remove a device select the device and select the minus sign.
Figure 21 QuickTime settings
Configure the following QuickTime recording options:
Video resolution
Select a video resolution option:
Actual: The actual resolution of the video source as
reported to QuickTime. No scaling is performed. If,
at any point during a recording session, no signal
is detected an error will occur that could interrupt
the recording session.
Default: If a video signal is not detected, the default
resolution is reported and the video remains blank
until a signal is detected. If the default resolution
does not match the actual resolution, images are
resized to the default resolution.
Fixed: The same resolution is reported to
QuickTime, regardless of the actual resolution of
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the image and whether or not a video signal is
present. All images are scaled to the fixed
resolution.
For Default or Fixed resolution, you can select the
resolution to use.
Scaling
Select a Scaling Algorithm. When Video Resolution
is set to Default or Fixed, you can move the slider
to select a scaling algorithm from a set of
algorithms that range from Lowest quality and Best
speed to Best quality and Lowest speed. You can
choose from:
Default Image Format
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Nearest pixel
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Fast bilinear

Weighted average
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Bilinear

Luma bicubic, chromabilinear
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Bicubic
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Lanczos
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Natural bicubic spline

Sinc
Select a Default Image Format. The Default Image
Format will only be used if the QuickTime
compatible application doesn’t specifically request
an image format.
Default Frame Rate
Usually you can set the frame rate in the
QuickTime-compatible video recording application.
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If you cannot set the frame rate in the application,
set the default frame rate that the Epiphan device
driver sends to QuickTime. This default frame rate
is only used if the application does not explicitly set
the frame rate.
Network Devices
Add or remove Epiphan devices connected to the
network. The Display shows the serial number, IP
address and status (screen resolution and refresh
rate of the video source) of each device. To add
devices select the plus sign. To delete devices,
select the minus sign.
13 Web Broadcasting
You can use the information in this chapter to share or broadcast the images captured
by your DVI2USB 3.0 over the Internet. Note that web broadcasting is available only
on video capture workstations running Windows.
To broadcast captured images over the Internet, the video capture application sends
captured images to an Epiphan web broadcasting portal. Each web broadcast session
is labelled with the serial number of the DVI2USB 3.0 that is capturing the images.
The card’s serial number appears on the video capture application title bar.
Web broadcasting sends the currently captured images or video only. You cannot
broadcast saved recordings and the DVI2USB 3.0 web broadcasting feature does not
include sound, even when audio and video is captured for HDMI sources.
Note: The web broadcasting feature included with the Epiphan video capture
application is intended as a demonstration only and has a 10-hour time limit.
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It is important to note that the images broadcasted over the Internet are not secure.
Potentially anyone can view the web broadcast if they know the correct URL. The web
broadcasting feature included with the Epiphan video capture application is a relatively
limited. Epiphan’s broadcasting products provide a richer web broadcasting feature
set.
13.1 To set the display format for web broadcasting
1.
Open the DVI2USB 3.0 capture tool application on a video capture
workstation running Windows.
2.
From the Tools menu select Options.
3.
Select the Display tab.
4.
Set Display Format to RGB 24 bits per pixel.
5.
Optionally limit the frame rate to reduce the number of images sent over the
Internet reducing the amount of bandwidth being used. Depending on your
requirements you may not have to change any other display settings. Refer
to section, Configuring Display Options for all available display settings.
6.
Select OK to save your changes.
13.2 Starting a web broadcasting session
No special setup is required for web broadcasting except that the video capture
workstation must be able to connect to the Internet. The video capture workstation can
be connected directly to the Internet or to a LAN that is connected to the Internet.
Before broadcasting captured images over the Internet you need to set the display
format to 24 bits per pixel. Please refer to the previous section, To set the display
format for web broadcasting.
To start a web broadcast:
1.
Connect the Epiphan frame grabber to the video source that you want to
broadcast and to the video capture workstation.
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2.
Start the Epiphan capture tool application.
3.
Select Web Broadcasting from the Tools menu or from the toolbar select
.
The Start web broadcasting dialog appears.
Figure 22 Web broadcasting
13.3 Viewing a web broadcasting session
You can view a web broadcasting session from a web browser running under
Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7 versions. The following browsers are now supported:
Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari. Mobile browsers are also supported
if the mobile device is compatible with Java SE. The workstation and web browser
should be running the most recent version of the Java plug-in. You can download the
latest plugin from http://www.java.com.
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To view a web broadcast:
1.
Open a web browser and browse to the required URL, for example:
http://www.vga2web.com/D2P00000. This URL is supplied by the vg2web
application and can be advertised to potential viewers of the broadcast.
A second web browser window appears displaying the message Applet is
loading. Please wait… The broadcasted image should appear within 10 to 20
seconds.
The first web browser window in which the web broadcast URL address was
entered, displays a message indicating that the web presentation has been
opened in a new window. You can also use the first window to refresh the
broadcast or re-open the broadcast window if it is accidentally closed.
13.4 Changing web broadcasting compression and
performance
Normally you should not need to change the default web broadcasting compression
settings. The default settings reduce the amount of Internet bandwidth used for web
broadcasting by applying a combination of lossless and lossy compression to the
images being broadcasted.
To change the web broadcasting compression, from the Tools menu of the DVI2USB
3.0 capture tool select Options and then select Sharing. Select Override default
compression settings and adjust the Lossless and Lossy settings.
13.5 Troubleshooting web broadcasting performance
Here are three typical reasons for adjusting web broadcasting compression:
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If you have a slow Internet connection or if viewers of the web broadcasts
notice delays you can increase lossless or lossy compression to reduce
Internet bandwidth usage.

If viewers of the web broadcast notice poor image quality you can reduce the
amount of lossy compression.

If the video capture workstation CPU usage is too high during web
broadcasts or if viewers of the web broadcasts notice delays and you have
determined that the delays are not caused by low Internet bandwidth. The
delays could be caused by high CPU usage on the video capture workstation
resulting in the video capture workstation not being able to process all image
data. Lossless compression increases CPU usage, so you can reduce CPU
usage during web broadcasting by reducing lossless compression.
Note: You cannot change web broadcasting compression during a web broadcast.
You must stop the broadcast, adjust the settings and then start the broadcast again.
Changes made to default web broadcast compression settings are only visible to
viewers of the web broadcast. Changing these settings does not change how the
video capture application displays, records, or prints captured images.
14 Advanced Topics
14.1 EDID
14.1.1
About EDID
Extended display identification data (EDID) is data provided by a video display device
(usually a monitor) to describe its capabilities to a video source. The video source
uses the EDID to determine the capabilities of the monitor and, therefore, to
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determine the resolution, color depth and other settings that the monitor will accept.
EDID is defined by a standard published by the Video Electronics Standards
Association (VESA). The EDID includes manufacturer name, product type, phosphor
or filter type, timings supported by the display device, display size, luminance data and
(for digital displays only) pixel mapping data. EDID is crucial for DVI sources but
mostly ignored by VGA sources.
When you connect a DVI2USB 3.0 to a video source, the video source sees the
DVI2USB 3.0 as a monitor. Just like a monitor, the DVI2USB 3.0 contains EDID that is
used by the video source to determine the video signal to send to the DVI2USB 3.0.
Usually you would operate a DVI2USB 3.0using the factory installed default EDID.
However, in some cases when you connect a DVI2USB 3.0 to a video source, the
video source may operate using video settings that you do not want it to operate at.
For instance, you can control the video source output settings by uploading a custom
EDID file to the DVI2USB 3.0. The EDID information in the file restricts the video
signal that can be accepted by the DVI2USB 3.0. For example, you can upload a
custom EDID file to your DVI2USB 3.0that reports that the DVI2USB 3.0only operates
at 1040x768. When the video source reads the EDID from the DVI2USB 3.0, the video
source will reset to operate at 1024x768 as set in the EDID.
You can obtain custom EDID files from Epiphan Support. You can also download
custom EDID files for DVI2USB 3.0 frame grabber from the frame grabber product
page of the Epiphan web site. This page contains custom EDIDs for single video
resolutions (for example, 640x480 only, 800x600 only, and 1024x768 only) for each
DVI2USB 3.0. This page also contains default EDIDs for each DVI2USB 3.0. You can
use the custom EDIDs to restrict the video resolution of the video source connected to
the DVI2USB 3.0. You can use the default EDIDs to return your DVI2USB 3.0 to
normal operation.
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14.1.2
Changing the EDID on your frame grabber
Use the following steps to upload a new EDID to your DVI2USB 3.0. The uploaded
EDID is permanently installed in the DVI2USB 3.0 and the DVI2USB 3.0 will always
share this EDID with the video source.
1.
Download an EDID file from the Epiphan web site or obtain an EDID file from
Epiphan Support.
2.
Disconnect the DVI cable from the DVI2USB 3.0. Keep the DVI2USB 3.0
connected to the video capture workstation USB port.
3.
From the video capture application Tools menu, select Upload EDID and select
the EDID file.
4.
Wait for the EDID update to complete. This can take several minutes.
5.
Reconnect the DVI cable to the DVI2USB 3.0.
6.
Set the required resolution on the video source. You may need to disable/reenable or reset the DVI port.
14.1.3
An EDID example
In this example, a user was viewing the video output from a system using a flat panel
monitor. The monitor displayed video images at a screen resolution of 640x480. When
the user replaced the flat panel monitor with a DVI2USB 3.0, the system changed to
produce video images at a screen resolution of 720x400.
It turned out that the video source preferred to output 720x400, but because the
original monitor did not support 720x400, the video source was forced to operate at
640x480. The DVI2USB 3.0 supported 720x400 so the system changed to this
resolution when the DVI2USB 3.0 was connected to it.
The user wanted to return the video source to operating at 640x480 but could not
manually adjust the screen resolution. To solve the problem, Epiphan created a
custom EDID for the DVI2USB 3.0 that excluded support for 720x400. When the user
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uploaded the custom EDID to the DVI2USB 3.0, the video source returned to
operating at 640x480.
14.2 Windows command line options
You can use the following command line options to control how the Windows video
capture application starts up. You can add as many command line options as you
want in any order. All command line options must start with two dashes. Separate
command line options with spaces.
--borderless
Start the video capture application in image only mode.
You can press Esc to exit from image only mode.
--sn <sn>
To specify which frame grabber to use if more than one
frame grabber is connected to the PC. Similar to the
Capture menu Select Device command.
<sn> is the serial number of the frame grabber.
--hs <#>
Set the horizontal shift*.
--vs <#>
Set the vertical shift*.
--phase <#>
Set the sampling Phase*. The range is 0 to 31.
--pll <#>
Set the PLL adjustment*.
--offset <#>
Set the offset (brightness)*. The range is 0 to 63.
--gain <#>
Set the gain (contrast)*. The range is 0 to 255.
--topmost
To keep the video capture application window on top.
--fullscreen
Start the video capture application in full screen mode.
“*” – Refer to the Configure device section for more details.
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Advanced Topics
Creating a Windows Shortcut that Uses Command Line Options
You can use video capture application command line options by creating a Windows
shortcut to the video capture application executable file and editing the shortcut to add
command line options. In the following procedure, the video capture application
executable file v2ugui2.exe has been installed in the folder C:\Program
Files\DVI2USB30:
1.
Open Windows Explorer and navigate the following path:
C:\Program Files\DVI2USB30
2.
Right click on the file v2ugui2.exe and select Create Shortcut. Windows creates a
shortcut file that, depending on your Windows settings, may be named “Shortcut
to v2ugui2.exe.lnk”. The “.lnk” may not appear if Windows does not display file
extensions. You can change the name of this file and copy it to another location if
required. Don’t change the file extension.
3.
Right click on the shortcut file and select Properties.
4.
Edit the Target field and add command line options after the closing quote. For
example, to add the --topmost command line option:
"C:\Program Files\DVI2USB30\v2ugui2.exe" –topmost
For example, to add --topmost and --borderless, set the horizontal shift to -67,
and the vertical shift to 10:
"C:\Program Files\DVI2USB30\v2ugui2.exe" –topmost --borderless --hs -67 --vs
10
5.
Select OK to save your changes to the shortcut.
6.
Double-click on the shortcut to start the video capture application with the
command line options.
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Table of Figures
15 Table of Figures
Figure 1 Front panel of the DVI2USB 3.0 ................................................................. 7
Figure 2 Rear view of the DVI2USB 3.0 .................................................................... 9
Figure 3 USB AM-BM cable .................................................................................... 11
Figure 4 VGA to DVI cable ..................................................................................... 11
Figure 5 DVI to DVI cable ....................................................................................... 12
Figure 6 HDMI to DVI adapter ............................................................................... 13
Figure 7 DisplayPort cable ..................................................................................... 13
Figure 8 Mini Display port cable ............................................................................ 14
Figure 9 Thunderbolt port ..................................................................................... 14
Figure 10 Adjustments tab .................................................................................... 35
Figure 11 DirectShow tab ...................................................................................... 37
Figure 12 Advanced tab ......................................................................................... 38
Figure 13 Options tab ............................................................................................ 43
Figure 14 Display tab ............................................................................................. 46
Figure 15 Options tab ............................................................................................ 48
Figure 16 On-Screen Text tab ................................................................................ 50
Figure 17 Startup tab............................................................................................. 51
Figure 18 Sharing tab ............................................................................................ 52
Figure 19 Frame grabber configuration ................................................................. 54
Figure 20 Mac OS X toolbar ................................................................................... 56
Figure 21 QuickTime settings ................................................................................ 62
Figure 22 Web broadcasting .................................................................................. 66
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