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Datapath 4 Channel 3G-SDI Capture Card

Manufacturer Datapath

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Product Overview

Developed for capturing multiple High Definition SDI video signals, the VisionSC-SDI4 is the perfect solution to AV professionals looking to capture from multiple SDI sources. Ideal for use in broadcast markets or with any SDI capable applications the VisionSC-SDI4 provides four 3G-SDI inputs each capable of capturing 1920x1080p @ 60 frames per second. Each capture channel is hardware time stamped allowing for larger surfaces to be captured and stitched together.

Video Performance Features

The VisionSC-SDI4 is supported by the Datapath Vision Performance Driver. Combining both Hardware and Software enhancements the Vision Performance Driver provides users with a variety of features to help them achieve their goals. Features include LiveStream a low latency capture solution, MultiStream allowing for the independent control of multiple instances of a single capture. A hardware based time-stamping facility, automatic signal detection and more...

Video Streaming

DirectShow drivers for WDM Streaming supports the following applications, to encode, record and stream video over networks or the Internet:

  • Microsoft Media Encoder®
  • VLC
  • VirtualDub
  • Any other DirectShow encoding software

For streaming applications, the VisionSC-SDI4 can be used with Windows Media Encoder to compress and stream captured video. To replay the video, use Windows® Media Player.

Any application compatible with Windows® DirectShow technology can use the VisionSC-SDI4 due to the built-in WDM support.

Key Features

  • Four independent 3G-SDI capture channels
  • Four channels of 1920 x 1080p 60fps capture
  • Eight lane PCIe Gen. 3 interface
  • Frame buffer memory - 768 MB
  • Single PCIe endpoint, allowing for more cards & captures to be placed within a single system
  • Full support of the Vision feature set
  • Datapath unified Windows® and Linux® driver support


Board Format
  • PCIe x8 plug-in card
  • 110mm x 177mm (inc heat sync)
  • 4 x BNC connectors
Max Capture Resolution
  • 2.97Gps capture bandwidth per channel. Provides => 4 8 1920 x 1080p @ 60Hz
Frame Buffer
  • 768MB
Input Mode Detection
  • Supports SMPTE - 352 Payload Identifiers
Sample Formats
  • RGB: 4-4-4 (-A)
  • YUV: 4:2:2 (+A), 4:4:4 (+A)
SMPTE Standards
  • ST-259
  • ST-272
  • ST-274
  • ST-291
  • ST-292
  • ST-293
  • ST-296
  • ST-299
  • ST-352
  • ST-424
  • ST-425
  • ST-2048
Update Rate
  • User defined captured frame rate will match the source providing max data rate (2.9 GB/s per channel) is not exceeded. Multi-buffered to eliminate tearing artefacts.
Video Modes
  • 480i
  • 576i
  • 720p
  • 1080i
  • 1080psF
  • 2084 x 1080p
  • 2048 x 1080psF
Supported Frame Rate
  • 23.98Hz
  • 24Hz
  • 25Hz
  • 29.97Hz
  • 30Hz
  • 50Hz
  • 59.94Hz
  • 60Hz
Operating System Support
  • Windows®XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2003/2008
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Linux
Power Requirements
  • Max current at +3.3 - 0.45A (TBC)
  • Max current at 12V - 0.85A (TBC)
  • Max power ≈ 18W (TBC)
Operating Temperature
  • 0 to 35 Deg C/ 32 to 96 Deg F
Storage Temperature
  • -20 to 70 Deg C (-4 to 158 Deg F)
Relative Humidity
  • 5% to 90% non-condensing
  • 3 years

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