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DVI2PCIe

DVI, HDMI and VGA Internal Frame Grabber

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.

DVI2PCIe Features
  • Lossless Capture from DVI, VGA, HDMI, RGB, component sources
  • Support for DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, and Thunderbolt sources using a converter cable, sold separately
  • PCIe ×4 (four lane) form factor1. Compatible with PCI Express
    ×4, ×8, and ×16 slots
  • Full HD 1080p capture at 60 FPS or better
  • Capture rates of 60 to 85 FPS based on resolution selected
  • Easy to install and configure, software automatically optimizes settings
  • Supports Windows, Mac OS, and Linux, including multiple DVI2PCIe cards on the same system
  • DirectShow, QuickTime, and Video4Linux drivers available
  • Supports 3rd party applications that accept an external video source, such as Windows Media Encoder, Adobe Premiere, Podcast Producer
  • Free API and SDK available for integrating into custom applications
  • Custom order for PCIe ×1 form factor. Compatible with PCI Express
    ×1, ×4, ×8, and ×16 slots
  • Epiphan Capture Tool software included
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DVI2PCIe Connection Diagram

Epiphan Systems™ DVI2PCIe™ is an internal frame grabber with a single-link DVI/VGA input for capturing video from DVI, VGA, and HDMI sources. DVI2PCIe also supports DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, and Thunderbolt video sources using a converter cable, sold separately. Resolutions up to 2048x2048 are supported, with a minimum capture rate of 60 frames per second at 1080p.

DVI2PCIe works with Windows, Mac OS, and Linux machines. Drivers and software are available as free downloads. DVI2PCIe is fully compatible with DirectShow in Windows, Video4Linux in Linux, and QuickTime in Mac OS, meaning that it can be used in conjunction with any third party software that allows the use of an external camera as a video input, such as Skype or Adobe Premiere.

DVI2PCIe fits into a ×4, ×8 or ×16 PCIe 1.x slot and incorporates the same capture technologies and common software as the acclaimed DVI2USB 3.0 and VGA2Ethernet external frame grabbers. Furthermore, on-board buffer RAM ensures not a single frame is skipped. For those applications that require a smaller PCIe ×1 form factor, with slightly less performance, please contact us for special orders of DVI2PCIe in a ×1 form factor.

DVI2PCIe Optional A/V Kit
The DVI2PCIe A/V kit adds even more functionality to the DVI2PCIe. It consists of two add-on boards that allow the user to add S-Video, 3.5mm stereo or balanced ¼ inch TRS line-in inputs to their existing DVI2PCIe cards.

Technical Specifications

Interface PCI Express 1.1; x4.
Connector(s) One DVI-I type connector

With the purchase of the optional A/V Kit, you can expand the connectors to also include:
  • Two TRS 1/4" connectors
  • One S-Video connector
  • One 3.5mm audio line-in connector
Compatibility DVI (single link), VGA, HDMI (video only), S-Video* (* only with a separate purchase of the optional A/V kit)
Color Resolution RGB24 (8:8:8), RGB16 (5:6:5), RGB8 (2:3:3), YUY2, UYUV
Supported Resolutions VESA modes: 720×400, 720x480, 640×480, 720x540, 800×600, 1024×768, 1360x768, 1280x800, 1152×864, 1152×900, 1280×960, 1400x1050, 1920x1080, 1280×1024, 1360x1024, 1600×1200, 1920x1200. Custom VGA modes.
Update Rate Frame rate varies depending on resolution and capturing computer
Resolution Frame Rate (at 85hz input)
640×480 85 fps
800×600 85 fps
1024×768 85 fps
1280×1024 85 fps
1920×1080 60 fps
1920×1200 60 fps
2048×2048 20 fps
OS Support Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (i386, x64)
Mac OS X 10.4 and up (including Power PC) 32-bit and 64-bit, where applicable
Linux (x86, x86_64)

DirectShow (Windows), QuickTime (Mac OS X) and V4L (Linux) integration
Hardware Features 128MB buffer RAM
Dimensions Low profile short card. 5.5"×2.53", 140 mm×64 mm
Country of Origin Made in North America (Canada)

What's in the Box?

  • DVI2PCIe board (with bracket attached)
  • DVI cable (male to male)
  • DVI-VGA cable (male to male)
  • HDMI to DVI adapter
  • low profile bracket
DVI2PCIe Package Contents