Frame Grabber

Capture up to 60 frames per second of video.

Go beyond sharing your desktop or webcam, frame grabbers let you capture video on your computer from nearly any source including HD video cameras. So easy to use, there are just two steps to get up and running.

Capture cards

What is a frame grabber?

DVI2USB 3.0 can accept HDMI, DVI and VGA signals and attached to your laptop will record or stream video.
Frame grabbers (also called video grabbers or capture cards) are small portable devices or cards which capture video* from nearly any source. Once captured, you can record that video to your computer, stream it using Skype, Webex or other software and use it to build production videos for your organization.

* some video grabbers also capture audio

What can I capture?

Frame grabbers will grab video from nearly any type of port including HDMI™, SDI, DVI or VGA.  Devices you can capture could include high definition cameras, laptops, cell phones, ultrasound machines, electronic microscopes and much more.

How do Epiphan frame grabbers work?

video grabber step by step

Connect your device
to the frame grabber

  • Capture HDMI, SDI, DVI, VGA signals
  • Frame rates up to 60 fps
  • Resolutions up to 4K (UHD and DCI)

Connect your frame grabber
to the laptop

  • Install the drivers
  • Capture and/or record your source
  • Using GoToMeeting, Wowza or other clients, stream your device as a “camera” or “desktop”.

When would I use a frame grabber?

  • Live conferences or public events: Capture and record SDI, DVI, HDMI or VGA HD video signals up to 60 fps.
  • Web conference or meeting sharing. Use HD cameras, iPads, cell phones, secondary computer screens and more.
  • Lectures and remote education, distance learning.  Capture your HD camera and feed your slides using WebEx or Skype.
  • Telemedicine or medical training. Capture diagnostic-quality video and images for medical training, demonstrations and diagnostics.
  • Corporate training (HR and compliance videos). Record your screen and workflow to create how-to videos or training sessions.
  • Corporate videos. Deliver professional videos using true HD cameras, avoiding picture issues created by many webcams.
  • In courtrooms and in field police work. Capture recorded video and present as evidence during legal trials.