1. High performance DMA to system memory or direct graphics memory with scatter gather
  2. On board processor for real time mode and sync detection
  3. Support for all PAL, NTSC, SECAM or S-Video video modes
  4. Dynamic input source selection


The VisionSD8 is an eight channel PCI Express video capture card. The card supports PAL, NTSC and SECAM in both composite and S-video input formats. VisionSD8 video capture card supports de-interlaced video capture and display at 25 / 30 fps for real time video overlays.

The VisionSD8, a stand alone PCI Express four lane plug in capture card, delivers extreme performance with 480 MB/s transfer bus bandwidth. This industry beating performance makes the VisionSD8 ideal for a wide range of applications including:

  • Multi-display presentation software: recommended by industry leaders Dataton WATCHOUT™
  • Digital signage
  • Machine vision: acquires high resolution camera outputs
  • Voyage data recorders: capture radar images
  • Simulation/ Military: acquire high resolution video and simulation for comment and control

Video Streaming Support

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

  • Dataton WatchOut
  • Microsoft Expression Encoder
  • Microsoft Windows® Media Encoder
  • VideoLAN VLC
  • NorPix StreamPix
  • VirtualDub
  • Adobe Flash Encoder
  • VidBlaster
  • AMCap and other DirectShow compatible software

For further details see the Datapath DirectShow SDK documentation supplied as part of a typical installation.

Video Walls

The Vision range of video capture cards are fully integrated with the Datapath family of video wall multi-display products. The VisionSD8 captures a composite or S-video output from one source and then displays it as an independent application on your video wall, this is done in real time.

The VisionSD8 has a powerful software application to automatically configure the timing and the format of the input source and display the captured data.

Extra Protection With Advance Swap Out And Extended Warranty Services

For additional security and peace of mind, our customers are invited to take advantage of Datapath’s advance swap out service and extended warranty. For a small premium, selected products can be protected by our advanced swap out service and optional 5 year warranty. For more information please contact our sales team.

Specification of the VisionSD8 Video Capture Card:

Board Format 4 lane PCI Express
Dimensions 110mm x 170mm (l x h)
Maximum Capture Resolution 8 x 720 x 576 x 16bit
Maximum Number of Cards per System 16 (128 video capture channels)
Frame Buffer Memory 32 MB per channel
Power Requirements Max current at +3.3V - 0.45A
Max current at 12V - 0.85A
Max power - 12W
Operating Temperature 0 to 35 °C/ 32 to 96 °F
Storage Temperature -20 to 70 °C/ -4 to 158 °F
Relative Humidity 5% to 90% non-condensing
MTBF 100,000 hrs
Relative Humidity 5% to 90% non-condensing

We are continuously developing the technology used within our product ranges delivering outstanding innovative solutions, therefore the specification may change from time to time.

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