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Datapath adds pair of advanced capture cards to VisionSC range

Advanced graphics display technology specialist, Datapath Ltd, has introduced its latest professional AV capture cards: the VisionSC-HD4+ high bandwidth, four channel HDMI capture card; and the VisionSC-SDI4, the company’s first four-channel 3G-SDI capture card.

The VisionSC-HD4+ can be used to meet a wide range of applications that demand multiple channels of video capture from a single card. It has been developed to suit markets from advanced medical and machine vision capture, military applications and security/surveillance systems, through live events broadcasting and lecture capture, to retail display.

Available with either HDMI or DVI adaptors, the VisionSC-HD4+ has four on-board HDMI1.4 capture inputs allowing for two channels of 3840x2160p @ 30fps and two channels providing 1920x1080p @ 60fps. All inputs operate independently of each other to enable four separate video sources (including HDCP protected sources) to be captured and controlled simultaneously. The card also features embedded audio support across all four channels.

Developed as a half-length card (110 x 177mm including heatsink), the VisionSC-HD4+ will fit with ease into the vast majority of systems. It has been meticulously engineered to consume less power and generate less heat than previous generation capture cards, thus ensuring enhanced performance for customers.

Designed to capture the detail in the most demanding applications, the card is supplied with the Datapath Vision Performance Driver, which offers users a variety of features to help them achieve their goals. These include: LiveStream, a low latency capture solution; MultiStream, which allows for the independent control of multiple instances of a single capture; a hardware based times-tamping facility; and automatic signal detection.

The second new Datapath capture card, the VisionSC-SDI4, has been developed to capture multiple high definition SDI video signals, making it the ideal solution for AV professionals working in the broadcast, live event or surgical markets, or for any SDI capable applications. It provides four 3G-SDI inputs, each one capable of capturing 1920x1080p @ 60fps. All of the capture channels are hardware time-stamped, allowing for larger surfaces to be captured and stitched together seamlessly according to requirements.

Providing professional audio video engineers and project managers with a great deal of flexibility, the VisionSC-SDI4 capture card can be used in a wide array of systems and solutions ranging from video studios and lecture theatres, to the operating theatre and in any project requiring the capture of multiple SDI sources. Indeed, the inherent flexibility of VisionSC-SDI4 cards means they can be mixed and matched with Datapath ImageDP4 graphics cards and additional Vision capture cards in the same system to meet the demands of specific, larger applications.

The VisionSC-SDI4 includes an eight lane PCIe Gen.3 interface, 768 MB frame buffer memory, Datapath unified Windows® and Linux® driver support, and full support of the Vision Feature set.

For streaming applications, the VisionSC-SDI4 can be used with Windows Media Encoder to compress and stream captured video. The RGBEasy SDK from Datapath is also available for customers wanting to integrate Datapath cards into their own software environments.

Forming part of Datapath’s new VisionSC single core, high bandwidth (up to 6.4GB/s capture bandwidth) range of products, both the VisionSC-HD4+ and VisionSC-SDI4 are available to order now.

For further information, click here for the product pages: VisionSC-SDI4 capture card, VisionSC-HD4+ capture card