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SDI2USB 3.0 is compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) USB interfaces.

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

When connected to USB 3.0, SDI2USB 3.0 captures video with resolutions up to 1080p at 60 fps in YUV 4:2:0 color space. Consult the technical specifications for more information about capture rates.

No. SDI2USB 3.0 captures and transfers every pixel as RGB 24-bit. SDI2USB 3.0 performs chroma sub-sampling to a YUV format if selected by the user.

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

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

Yes. The SDI2USB 3.0 software has the ability to save captured signals as AVI.

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.

Yes. You can connect two or more SDI2USB 3.0 devices and capture multiple signals simultaneously. You will need to run an SDI2USB 3.0 application for each SDI2USB 3.0 device attached. Each SDI2USB 3.0 provides a full frame rate at 60 fps when USB 3.0 controllers support the transmission rate.

The SDI2USB 3.0 frame grabber works by emulating a high resolution video camera for Windows. SDI2USB 3.0 is compatible with DirectShow and virtually any video capture software designed for Windows. For example, VirtualDUB can record .avi files, Microsoft Media Encoder to record .wmv files, and RealProducer to record .rm files. SDI2USB 3.0 also supports Video4Linux in Linux operating systems.

The SDI2USB 3.0 does not use frame compression when connected to a USB 3.0 port and as a result the output is high quality. Compression is used for USB 2.0 connections.

SDI2USB 3.0 is no longer supported on Mac OS. However, you can still download older Mac firmware from the SDI2USB 3.0 download page.

Windows
Download version 3.32.0.0007 64 bit Windows 64-bit This package supports DVI2USB 3.0 and SDI2USB 3.0 video grabbers. Includes DirectShow integration.
Download version 3.31.3.9 32 bit Windows  32-bit This package supports DVI2USB 3.0 and SDI2USB 3.0 video grabbers. Includes DirectShow integration.
 
Mac OS X (no longer supported)
Download version 3.30.3.8 Mac OS X 10.10 – 10.11 QuickTime/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
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