PCIe capture card lossless frame grabber with DVI/VGA input. DVI2PCIe can capture video from any single-link DVI, unencrypted HDMI video, VGA, or BNC/component video source at up to 85 frames per second. Any resolution up to 1920×1200 is supported.
The DVI2PCIe is compatible with PCI Express (PCIe) 1.1 or higher interface. Epiphan offers a (x4) 4 and (x1) 1 lane interface for the DVI2PCIe. While the standard card uses a x4 interface, the x1 interface card has lower performance on some resolutions, depending on the application.
Nearly every recently made PC or MAC since 2007 comes with PCI Express support. Please refer to your motherboard specifications to see if it has support for PCIe 1.1.
It depends on the resolution of your screen, the screen refresh rate, your operating system and the speed of the computer that is acquiring images. Please consult the Specifications for appropriate capture rates.
No. DVI2PCIe captures and transfers every pixel of the original DVI frame in RGB24 format. DVI2PCIe may optionally perform on-the-fly color-space conversion before transferring the image over PCI Express. In this respect, DVI2PCI provides better quality than a DVI-to-video converter paired with a Composite or S-Video grabber.
No. Unfortunately, some of those systems have very poor support or no support at all for PCI Express.
Yes. You may add custom modes through the DVI2PCIe software, available as a free download.
The Linux drivers are available. Please contact us ahead of purchase if you require a driver compiled for a specific kernel version or kernel setting.
Yes, the DVI2PCIe application has the ability to save captured signals as an AVI file (Windows) or MOV(Mac). Refer to #12 for more info.
The choice of codec and codec settings depend on the requirements for the quality of the AVI or MOV. You may need to try several codecs with different settings to see which codec best fits your task.
DVI2PCIe has an automatic algorithm that crops visible images from the DVI frame. The algorithm may make a mistake, however, and be off by a few pixels. Please refer to Configuring Image Adjustments in section 18 of the Frame Grabber User Guide.
Yes you can connect two or more DVI2PCIe devices and capture multiple signals simultaneously. You will need to run the DVI2PCIe application for each DVI2PCIe device attached.
The DVI2PCIe frame grabber works by emulating a high resolution video camera for Windows. DVI2PCIe is a DirectShow compatible device, which means that virtually any video capture software designed for Windows is compatible with DVI2PCIe. For example, VirtualDUB can be used to record .avi files, Microsoft Media Encoder to record .wmv files, and RealProducer to record .rm files. DVI2PCIe also supports QuickTime in Mac OS X and Video4Linux in Linux operating systems.
No. DVI2PCIe devices do not use frame compression, resulting in a high quality of the output.
Yes. DVI2PCIe is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and up. Drivers and software can be downloaded from DVI2PCIe download page.
Yes. You may capture the video only from an HDMI signal using DVI2PCIe using a HDMI-DVI converter cable, included in the box. Note that DVI2PCIe cannot capture a protected or encrypted HDMI signal.
Yes. DVI2PCIe can capture unencrypted images and video from BNC/component, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, and Thunderbolt outputs. In order to capture video from these formats, the appropriate converter cable needs to be purchased seperately. Epiphan does not guarantee the result when using 3rd party cables.