Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Comparing Epiphan Frame Grabbers

About this Document

1. System Requirements

2. Installing the Windows VGA2USB/DVI2USB drivers and application

3. Installing the Mac OS X VGA2USB/DVI2USB drivers and application

4. Connecting a VGA2USB Device

5. Connecting a DVI2USB Device

6. Connecting a DVI2USB Solo Device

7. Connecting a DVI2USB Duo Device

8. Connecting a KVM2USB Device

9. Troubleshooting

11. About Epiphan frame grabbing technology

The VGA or DVI video source

The Frame Grabber

How Epiphan Frame Grabbers operate

The video capture workstation

About kernel mode and user mode

Windows video capture application software

Mac OS X video capture workstation software

Linux video capture workstation software

Glossary of Terms

12. Windows video capture application

Upgrading to the latest software version

Finding software updates

Starting the video capture application

Common procedures

Pausing, copying, saving, and printing images

Recording captured images

Starting web broadcasting

Menus

File menu

Edit menu

View menu

Capture menu

Tools menu

KVM menu

Help menu

Toolbar

Status bar

Shortcut keys

Recording, display, KVM and sharing options

Configuring recording options

Configuring display options

About setting the display format

Windows Epiphan USB device driver

13. Mac OS X video capture application

Upgrading to the latest Mac OS X software version

Finding software updates

Starting the Mac OS X video capture application

Copying, saving, and printing images

Menus

VGA2USB menu

Video capture application general preferences

KVM preferences

File menu

Edit menu

View menu

Tools menu

Toolbar

Changing system preferences

14. Recording image files

Configuring image file recording options

Setting display options to change how image files are recorded

Recording image files

Viewing saved image files

15. Recording videos

Recording videos for Windows 2000, XP, or Vista

Setting display options for recording videos

Selecting a Windows video codec

Installing the ffvfw video codec pack

Configuring video file recording options

Recording a video

Playing back a video file

Using a DirectShow application to record video files

Before you start recording images with VirtualDub

Other configuration options

Recording videos for Mac OS X

Setting QuickTime options for recording videos (Mac OS X)

Recording video files (Mac OS X)

Playing back a video file (Mac OS X)

Recording videos for Linux

Recording video files (Linux)

Playing back a video file (Linux)

16. Web Broadcasting

Setting the Display format for web broadcasting

Starting a web broadcasting session

Viewing a web broadcasting session

Changing web broadcasting compression and performance

Troubleshooting web broadcasting performance

17. Using the KVM2USB Frame Grabber

18. Advanced topics

About EDID

Changing the EDID on your Frame Grabber

EDID example

Configuring image adjustments

Sampling Phase

PLL adjustment

Horizontal and Vertical Shift

Offset and Gain Controls (brightness/contrast)

Prefer wide (16:9) VGA modes

Resetting image adjustments

Configuring DirectShow options

Configuring VGA modes

Adding custom VGA modes

Selecting standard VGA modes

Windows command line options

About the frame rate

Troubleshooting