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DVI2USB Solo has been superseded by DVI2USB 3.0. We recommend customers to consider DVI2USB 3.0 instead of DVI2USB Solo.

DVI2USB Solo Features
DVI2USB Solo has been superseded by DVI2USB 3.0. We recommend customers to consider DVI2USB 3.0 instead of DVI2USB Solo. Advantages of DVI2USB 3.0 compared to DVI2USB Solo include:

  • Support for USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connections.
  • Support for VGA & DVI/HDMI sources
  • Support for HD resolutions (up to 1920×1200)
  • Same form factor
  • Performance:
    a.  Same performance using USB 2.0
    b.  30 fps performance at HD resolution using USB 3.0 regardless of content
  • Lower price
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DVI2USB Solo Connection Diagram

Epiphan Systems DVI2USB Solo™ is a portable DVI/HDMI to USB frame grabber designed for capturing video sources from DVI and HDMI based high resolution displays and high definition cameras.  DVI2USB Solo allows you to capture raw uncompressed video signals in 100% lossless quality. Whether you are capturing the output from the HDMI connector on a video or DSLR camera, or using DVI2USB Solo to record the images that appear on a DVI computer monitor, the output image will always be crystal clear

  • Captures single-link DVI and HDMI1 video sources
  • Supports resolutions up to 1920×1200
  • Portable, external DVI/HDMI to USB 2.0 frame grabber device
  • Interfaces to multiple 3rd party applications compatible with DirectShow on Windows, QuickTime on Mac OS X and V4L (Video4Linux) on Linux

Technical Specifications

Interface USB 2.0
Dimensions 4.57"×2.36"×0.91", 116 mm×60 mm×23 mm
Connectors DVI (digital input only)
5V DC power supply connector
USB mini type B
Input Single link DVI
Video Sampling 24 bits per pixel, 8:8:8 format
16 bits per pixel, 5:6:5 format
8 bits per pixel, 3:3:2, 3:2:3, 2:3:3 or 256-grey scale format
4 bits per pixel, 16-grey scale format
Integrated Board Features On-board loss-less image compression (proprietary)
On-board memory (no interlacing artifacts)
On-board cropping
Video Mode Support 720×400, 640×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1152×864, 1152×900, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1600×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200
Frame rate Frame rate varies depending on content
Resolution Frame rate
  640×480 30.0 - 60 fps
  800×600 22.6 - 60 fps
1024×768 15.0 - 60 fps
1280×1024 10.0 - 52 fps
1600×1200 8.0 - 34 fps
1920×1080 5.2 - 33 fps
1920×1200 5.2 - 32 fps
LEDs One LED that indicates the status of the DVI2USB Solo (power, readiness, and operation in progress)
OS Support Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (i386, x64)
Mac OS X 10.4 and up (ppc, i386, x86_64)
Linux (x86, x86_64)

DirectShow (Windows), QuickTime (Mac OS X) and V4L (Linux) integration
Country of Origin Made in North America (Canada)

Package Contents

  • VGA2USB Pro unit
  • DVI cable (male to male)
  • USB "A" Plug to USB Mini "B" Plug 5 pins cable
  • Power Supply
DVI2USB Solo Package Contents