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VGA, DVI and HDMI Frame Grabber

DVI2USB has been superseded by DVI2USB 3.0.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

DVI2USB Features
DVI2USB has been superseded by DVI2USB 3.0. We recommend customers to consider DVI2USB 3.0 instead of DVI2USB. Advantages of DVI2USB 3.0 compared to DVI2USB 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 Connection Diagram

Epiphan Systems DVI2USB™ is an external, dual-mode (VGA & DVI/HDMI) digital video capture device that can capture and broadcast images and videos from a VGA, DVI, HDMI video source and transfer them to a USB port on another computer. This product is designed specifically for applications that require the support of a DVI/VGA/HDMI input.

  • Dual-mode VGA and DVI (HDMI) capture card
  • Supports resolutions up to 1920×1200 for DVI, 1920×1080 for VGA
  • Able to capture non-protected video from HDMI sources with adapter
  • 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, USB 1.1
Dimensions 6.7"×4.3"×1.2", 170 mm×109 mm×30 mm
Connectors DVI-I (integrated, digital & analog)
5V DC power supply connector
USB mini type B
Input VGA and 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
VESA-compatible Sync-on-Green
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, Custom VGA modes.
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 Three LEDs to indicate the status of the DVI2USB (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

  • DVI2USB DUO unit
  • DVI cable (male to male)
  • DVI-VGA cable (male to male)
  • USB "A" Plug to USB Mini "B" Plug cable
  • Power Supply
DVI2USB Package Contents