Datapath VisionRGB-Pro2
RGB Capture Card
Advanced Graphics Display Technology
Traditionally, if you require constant access to standard
VGA data from another source, this is transmitted as an
using host CPU cycles
analog RGB signal and then displayed on a dedicated
screen. This of course means extra monitors and less
Hardware up and downscaling for resizing the captured
room in the work environment.
The Datapath VisionRGB-PRO2 is a stand-alone PCI
DMA transfers the data across the PCI bus without
The VisionRGB-PRO2 has 6MBytes of video capture
plug-in card with two VGA compatible inputs for captur-
memory per channel and can capture data at 640 x 480,
ing and displaying two data sources simultaneously.
800 x 600, 1024 x 768 and 1600 x 1200 resolutions. RGB
interlaced modes are also supported as well as many
The VisionRGB-PRO2 captures most analog RGB video
non standard modes
sources. The captured video is displayed on your PC
windows desktop using Datapath’s VisionRGB software
application program, or by using our SDK, you can
interface to your own application programs.
Dynamic Input Source Selection
The VisionRGB-PRO2 application program is also built
into the Datapath Wall Control software for video wall
The VisionRGB-PRO2 is an ideal solution in many
applications where information is distributed as analog
RGB, including display/process monitoring in
engineering, and for secure data in financial institutions
and trading floors
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The VisionRGB-PRO2 is optimised for operation with
the range ofVantage4 graphics cards for maximum
update rates
The VisionRGB-PRO2 has two complete capture
For streaming applications, the VisionRGB-PRO2
channels, each supporting up to 1600 x 1200
can be used with Windows Media Encoder to
resolution. Captured video is put into on card frame
compress and stream captured video. To replay the
buffers in real-time. PCI bus mastering, with scatter
video, use Windows® Media Player.
gather support, is then used to transfer the captured
data into either system memory or directly into your
VGA card’s frame buffer if used with the iH range of
graphics cards. The captured video can also be down
scaled before transfering over the PCI Bus. The
The VisionRGB-PRO2 is supplied with a powerful
up-date rate to system memory or the VGA frame
software application for configuring the timing and
buffer is dependant on the captured resolution and
format of the input sources and displaying the data.
the level of up or down scaling.
Simply connect your external RGB source into the
The VisionRGB-PRO2 can be operated with any
card, run the Vision application to automatically
standard graphics adapter and is supplied with
detect the video source format and display the
Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003 and
captured video in a window on your desktop.
Windows® XP. For applications requiring improved
update rates and lower system overhead then we
recommend using the Datapath iH or Vantage4 range
of graphics adapters. The VisionRGB software, when
used with the Datapath graphics cards, implements
direct DMA to the graphics texture memory. The
captured RGB is then rendered to the display using
2 channel VGA/RBB capture card
hardware texture mapping to greatly improve
performance. This implementation dramatically
improves update rates when the image is up-scaled as
would be required with video/data wall
All products are shipped with the latest software
available, unless stated otherwise.
applications. Each part of the up-scaled image is
Special requirements may be organised by contacting
rendered by the associated graphics processor,
our Sales team.
effectively parallel processing the up-scaling process.
Typical up-date rates with a standard VGA graphics
card are:
1 channel at 1280 x 1024
1 channel at 1024 x 768
Typical up-date rates with a Datapath Vantage4
graphics card are:
1 channel at 1280 x 1024
1 channel at 1024 x 768
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Board Format
PCI Level 2.1 compliant, half size plug-in card 105mm x 170mm
Two VGA D Type connectors
Maximum Sample Rate
280 Mpixels per second.
Video Sampling
24 bits per pixel / 8:8:8 format.
Video Capture Memory
6 MBytes per channel (updated in real time).
RGB Mode Support
640 x 480; 800 x 600; 1024 x 768; 1280 x 1024; 1600 x 1200.
Pixel Display Formats
555, 565 or 888 pixels.
Update Rate
User defined, typically up to 30 updates per second.
Video Format Options
RGB plus HSync and VSync (5 wire)
RGB with Sync on Green (3 wire)
RGB with Composite Sync (4 wire)
Operating System Support
Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003,Windows® XP Professional, Windows®
Vista (x86 and x64) and Windows®7 (x86 and x64).
Power Requirements
Max current at 12V - 0.20A
Max current at +5V - 1.30A
Max power - 9.40 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.
1 year
We are continously developing the technology used within our product ranges delivering outstanding innovative solutions,
therefore the specification may change from time to time.
Datapath Limited,
Alfreton Road
Derby, DE21 4AD
Tel: (+44) (0) 1332 294441
Fax: (+44) (0) 1332 290667
email: [email protected]
Imaging is our passion.
Gutenbergstraße 9 - 13, D-82178 Puchheim
Phone: +49 89 80902-0, [email protected]
FG-DPO14-12/2014 ∙ Subject to technical change without notice. No liability is accepted for errors which may be contained in this document.
PCI Bus Master with scatter / gather DMA providing up to 132 MBytes per second
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