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DVI2USB 3.0 is compatible with both a USB 2.0 and a USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) USB interface. Note that performance, when in USB 2.0 mode, can be reduced.

USB 3.0, also known as SuperSpeed, comes standard on all computers manufactured after 2011. Check with your computer or motherboard manufacturer to verify that USB 3.0 is present on your system.

It depends on the resolution of your screen, the screen refresh rate, your operating system and the speed of the computer that is capturing images. Consult Specifications for appropriate capture rates.

No. DVI2USB 3.0 captures and transfers every pixel of the original frame in RGB24 format. In this respect, DVI2USB 3.0 provides better quality than a DVI-to-video converter paired with a Composite or S-Video grabber.

No. Unfortunately, some of these systems have poor support or no support at all for USB 3.0.

Yes. You may add custom modes through the DVI2USB 3.0 software, available as a free download.

The Linux drivers are available. Please contact us before you purchase if you require a driver compiled for a specific kernel version or kernel setting.

Yes, the DVI2USB 3.0 application has the ability to save captured signals as an AVI file.

The choice of codec and codec settings depend on the requirements for the quality of the AVI. You may need to try several codecs with different settings to see which codec best fits your task.

DVI2USB 3.0 has an automatic algorithm that crops visible images from the DVI frame. The algorithm may make a mistake, and be off by a few pixels. Please refer to Configuring Image Adjustments in section 18 of the Video Grabber User Guide.

Yes you can connect two or more DVI2USB 3.0 devices and capture multiple signals simultaneously. You will need to run the DVI2USB 3.0 application for each DVI2USB 3.0 device attached.

The DVI2USB 3.0 frame grabber works by emulating a high resolution video camera for Windows. DVI2USB 3.0 is a DirectShow compatible device, which means that virtually any video capture software designed for Windows is compatible with DVI2USB 3.0. For example, VirtualDUB can be used to record .avi files, Microsoft Media Encoder to record .wmv files, and RealProducer to record .rm files. DVI2USB 3.0 also supports Video4Linux in Linux operating systems.

No. DVI2USB 3.0 devices do not use frame compression, resulting in a high quality of the output.

DVI2USB 3.0 is no longer supported on Mac OS. However, you can still download older Mac firmware from the DVI2USB 3.0 download page.

Yes. DVI2USB 3.0 can capture unencrypted images and video from BNC/component, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, and Thunderbolt outputs. In order to capture video from these formats, the appropriate converter cable must be purchased separately. Epiphan does not guarantee results when using third party cables.

Yes. You may capture both the video and audio from an HDMI signal using a HDMI-DVI converter cable, included in the box. Note that DVI2USB 3.0 cannot capture a protected or encrypted HDMI signal.

Windows
Download version 3.32.0.0007 64 bitWindows 64-bitThis package supports DVI2USB 3.0 and SDI2USB 3.0 video grabbers. Includes DirectShow integration.
Download version 3.31.3.9 32 bitWindows  32-bitThis package supports DVI2USB 3.0 and SDI2USB 3.0 video grabbers. Includes DirectShow integration.
Mac OS X (no longer supported)
Download version 3.30.3.8Mac OS X 10.10 – 10.11QuickTime/CoreMediaIO component and Epiphan capture software. Supports USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and PCIe grabbers, 32-bit and 64-bit kernels.
Linux
This product is compatible with Linux (x86_64). The driver supports V4L (Video4Linux) interface along with specialized interfaces designed by Epiphan. We provide binary drivers for major Linux distributions (Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE). Please contact us in advance of purchase to verify that we can support any other kernel or distribution.Download Linux drivers

EDID

WARNING: Incorrect EDID may reduce performance of the capture device, reduce or break compatibility with VGA/DVI/HDMI sources.
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for default configuration of Epiphan DVI2USB 3.0
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for default configuration of Epiphan DVI2USB 3.0 with no audio support
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 640 x 480
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 800 x 600
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 1024 x 768
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 1280 x 720
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 1280 x 1024
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 1280 x 1024 Analog
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 1280 x 1050
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 1280 x 1050 Analog
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 1366 x 768
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 1440 x 900
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 1440 x 900 Analog
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 1600 x 1200
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 1680 x 1050
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 1920 x 1080
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 1920 x 1080 120 Hz
DownloadExtended Display Identification Data (EDID) file for 1920 x 1200
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