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VGA2USB Pro

Professional VGA Frame Grabber

USB 2.0 frame grabber designed for power users that require extremely high precision industrial VGA capture. VGA2USB Pro can capture VGA streams at resolutions of up to 2048×2048 in a 24-bit palette.

VGA2USB Pro Features
  • Capture any VGA signal at up to 2048×2048 (2560×1600 widescreen) resolution
  • Frame rate varies depending on content being captured
  • 5-18 frames per second at 2048×2048
  • Encased in solid aluminum
  • Used for RADAR imaging, ATC/ATM images, remote security monitoring, control room displays and other applications that require a high level of precision
  • Interfaces to multiple 3rd party applications compatible with DirectShow on Windows, Video4Linux on Linux, QuickTime on Mac OS X
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VGA2USB Pro Connection Diagram

VGA2USB Pro is intended for those that need to capture video in resolutions up to 2048×2048 (2560×1600 in widescreen mode) from VGA sources using an external USB-based solution.

Encased in solid aluminum, this device uses the most advanced Epiphan custom FPGA and advanced ADC in order to achieve pixel rates of 270 Megapixels per second. VGA2USB Pro features on-board cropping, integrated color space conversion, USB Transfer Accelerator™, and Compression Booster Filters™. This is Epiphan Systems’ most powerful USB 2.0 VGA frame grabber.

Epiphan's custom FPGA performs lossless compression on-board, thus increasing USB bus utilization efficiency, throughput and effective frame rates. The frame rate is dependent on content being captured – content with lots of movement will have lower frame rates. In the majority of applications, VGA2USB Pro captures lossless 2048×2048 video at 5 to 18 frames per second.

In military, scientific, industrial, and educational applications which require the capture of a VGA signal at ultra-high resolutions, the VGA2USB Pro is the external frame grabber of choice.

If you require a frame grabber with higher performance at 2K resolutions, please refer to DVI2PCIe Pro.

Technical Specifications

Interface Supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 buses. Performance of the VGA2USB PRO device will be significantly downgraded, however, when connected to a USB 1.1 bus.
Dimensions 3.54"×2.36"×0.91", 90 mm×60 mm×23 mm
Connectors One VGA D type connector
One USB mini B type connector
VGA Signaling R,G,B plus separate HSYNC and VSYNC signals
R,G,B plus CSYNC signal
R,G,B with Sync-On-Green synchronization
Color Resolution RGB24 (8:8:8), RGB16 (5:6:5), RGB8 (2:3:3), YUY2, UYUV
Supported VGA Modes VESA modes: 720×400, 640×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1152×864, 1152×900, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1600×1200, 1920×1200, 2048×1536, 2048×2048. Custom VGA modes.
Update 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 - 51 fps
1600×1200 8.0 - 33 fps
1920×1080 5.7 - 31 fps
1920×1200 5.7 - 31 fps
2048×1536 5.6 - 22 fps
2048×2048 5.0 - 18 fps
LED One LED to indicate the status of the VGA2USB (power, readiness, and operation in progress)
OS Support Windows 2000, 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)

What's in the Box?

  • VGA2USB Pro unit
  • VGA cable (male to male)
  • USB "A" Plug to USB Mini "B" Plug 5 pins cable
VGA2USB Pro Package Contents