HDMI & Composite video capture card with audio



  • The new XtremeDV-HD1+ provides simultaneous HD and SD video capture through one channel of HDMI or DVI-I video capture and one channel of composite video capture.

    The XtremeDV-HD1+ is a x4 lane PCI Express capture card providing up to 800MB/s bandwidth from the capture engine. The XtremeDV-HD1+ has up to 256MB buffer memory, enabling triple buffering for all video modes for tear free play back. It can also capture digital video for progressive and interlaced modes up to 4096 x 4096 resolutions to a maximum of 165 MHz pixel clock for DVI and 170 MHz for Analog RGB. This card provides HDMI audio capture* and streaming from DVI Channel, as well as balanced and unbalanced analog audio capture.

    Key qualities of the XtremeDV-HD1+ Capture Card:

    • HDMI, DVI, RGB, YPbPr, composite video and analog audio capture
    • Dual Channel Video
    • Channel 1: HDMI, DVI, RGB, YPbPr digital or analog HD video
    • Channel 2: Composite video - NTSC, SECAM and PAL
    • Flexible Audio Capture
    • Balanced (XLR) and Unbalances (RCA) from an optional module
    • Analog audio capture
    • HDMI audio through HD video channel*
    • XtremeRGB Unified XtremeRGB Driver
    • Multiple cards per system, 16 streams per channel
    • Frame sync and time stamping
    • DirectShow interface
    • XtremeRGBEasy API for advanced audio and video control
    • High quality up/down scaling (7 x 5 Polyphase Filter) the XtremeRGB range provides an excellent visual experience
    • Mutliple channel audio and video capture
    • Multiple capture cards per system
    • small form factor low power consumption
    • Fully integrated for use with XtremeVision Wall Control software for video wall applications
    • Support for Windows XP/ Vista/ Server 2003/ Server 2008/ Windows 7 / Windows 8/ Server 2012 and Linux support (audio support*)
    • HD modes using the supplied DVI/ Component Adapter or DVI/ HDMI Adapter, for HDCP contact us.
    • On card processor for real time mode detection - for trouble free connection to a wide variety of video sources
    • Support for YUV 4:2:2, RGB 5:5:5, 5:6:5, 8:8:8 video output formats providing compatibility with a wide variety of data streams

    hardware overviewHardware Overview

    Number of inputs: 1
    Simultanous Capture - Yes
    Multi-Card support - Yes
    Capture sources - Direct DVI, or HDMI, VGA, Component via supplied adapters.
    Max resolution - DVI/HDMI up to 1920x1200 24bit at 60Hz, VGA/RGB: 2048 x 1536 x 24bit.

    The XtremeDV range provides high performance DMA to system memory or direct to graphics memory with scatter gather, allowing for low latency fast frame rates in all applications. A single XtremeDV-HD1+ device supports up to 16 independent scale factors, colour spaces and frame rate clients. The XtremeDV capture cards have Time-stamp support for capture synchronisation across inputs, cards and systems. This is for use with edge blending, frame stitching, stereoscopic and many more applications using gen-locked sources.

    The XtremeDV-HD1+ has two independent video capture channels one supporting HD capture and a second simultaneously accepting Standard Definition composite video. The XtremeDV-HD1+ also adds analog audio capture, which can be perfectly synchronised with either video capture channel.

    The High Definition signals are input via a DVI-I connector and can support HDMI, DVI, RGB and analog Component (YPbPr) video formats all at resolutions up to 4096 x 4096 pixels and supports 1080p (1920x1080) at 6o frames per second. The Standard Definition channel accepts composite video on a single RCA connector and can auto-detect between PAL, NTSC and SECAM formats up to 720 x 576 at 16 bit colour.

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    XtremeRGB Software

    The complete range of XtremeRGB video capture cards are supported by a generic Windows XtremeRGB driver and command line interface also supporting DirectShow and RGBEasy SDK. The XtremeRGB is supplied with a stand-alone software application, simply connect your external DVI or Analog source into the card, run the XtremeRGB application to automatically detect the video source format and display the captured video in a window on your desktop. For multiple inputs the application can be executed multiple times, each capture is displayed in its own independent desktop window. The captured video data is displayed in a desktop window with/without menu/borders, can be re-sized up/down, overlapped and/or maximized to full screen display. The XtremeRGB application also enables you to configure the timing and format of the input sources as well as brightness, contrast, hue etc ...

    filmstripXtremeRGB Streaming
    For streaming applications XtremeRGB include WDM drivers, hence any Directshow compatible software can be used such as, Windows Media Encoder/Expression, VLC, Vidblaster, HDwave, Watchout, Adobe Connect etc ., the XtemeDV-HD1+ is an ideal solution for applications that require the capture of DVI/HDMI/VGA or Component sources in real-time.

    softwareSoftware Development Kit (SDK) for developers/integrators
    The XtremeRGB is supplied with a powerful SDK for own application development, many source code examples are included to help reduce the development time.
    Also included are Directshow source code examples.

  • The XtremeDV-HD1+ is an ideal solution for applications that require the capture of analog or DVI sources in real time. Typical applications include capturing analog or DVI sources from PCs, MACs, industrial/medical equipment, cameras and other video equipment streaming video applications and Video Wall Controllers. Adding support for simultaneous analog and digital audio capture makes this a versatile capture card for streaming, webcasting, video conference and many other applications.

    Video Walls

    The XtremeDV-HD1+ is fully integrated with the XtremeRGB family of video wall display products providing high resolution digital video support.

    XtremeRGB HDV2

    Capture HD Video to PC, with HDMI input

    XtremeDV-HD1+HDMI Capture Card is the best solution of capturing and recording High Definition video sources on your desktop PC. It provides with HDMI/YPbPr/Composite/S-Video/Audio(L/R)interface that can be connected with all kinds of high definition video equipments, compatible with all the video input systems Xtremergb.com.?A single XtremeDV-HD1+ supports up to 16 independent scale factors, colour spaces and frame rate clients, which enables multiple streams to be sent to and from the card at the same time in different formats.

    Supports time stamp for capture synchronisation across inputs, cards and XtremeRGB's.

    For the use with edge blending, frame stitching, stereoscopic and many more applications using gen-locked sources.

    Flexible and configurable preferred mode EDID Management
    Allows programming of custom EDID parameters including 'Preferred Mode'

    Low input to output capture latency

    DMA to third party graphics vendors back and front buffers via Direct3D
    Compatibility with AMD DirectGMA

    Compatibility with Nvidia GPUDirect

    Signal detection

    XtremeDV-HD1+ capture card detection of HDMI, DVI, VGA 5 wire, 4 wire, 3 wire, component and composite video, balanced, unbalanced and digital audio detection.

    Additional XtremeDV cards include capture for SDI and DL-DVI input

    Driver & Command line interface

    Supplied with a standard application for full control of any XtremeDV capture card, this includes GUI's for window properties, input, settings, on screen display and EDID configuration.

    The XtremeRGB application also includes a comprehensive command line interface for all GUI controls.


    SDK for advanced audio and video control

    Sample applications including low latency DirectX rendering


    DirectShow SDK

    Sample applications including AV encoding

    SDK diagnostic transform filters

    Kernel Mode - WDM video capture filters (crossbar required)

    User Mode - Additional support for PiP, IAMStream control and cropping

    Windows Media Encoder Adobe flash adobe connect hdwave broadcast
    vlc amcap microsoft expression vidblaster
      virtualdub watchout streampix


  • XtremeDV-HD1+ Specifications

    Board Format PCI-Express x4 low profile card, 68.9mm x 167.6mm
    Connectors (main board) DVI-I , RCA (female)
    Connectors (audio board)
    HD15 (male) for connection of supplied Audio Breakout cable:
    Stereo line in (2 x RCA), stereo balanced in (2 x XLR), stereo line out (2 x RCA)
    16-way header for connection to main board
    DMI Capture
    Supports HDMI 1.3 to 225MHz (including deep colour modes). For HDCP support, contact the Sales Dept at ems-imaging.com for more information
    HDMI audio can be selected as source for audio streaming.
    Incorporates TMDS equalizer to support up to 20m cables.
    DVI Capture
    Supports DVI 1.0 RGB 24bit capture to 165MHz.
    Incorporates TMDS equalizer to support up to 20m cables.
    VGA/ YPbPr Capture
    Triple ADCs sampling up to 170Msps. Full 4:4:4 sampling, 8 bits per colour.
    5-wire, 4-wire or sync-on-green signal formats.
    Composite Video Capture CCIR601 sampling. PAL, NTSC, SECAM formats automatically detected
    Audio Capture Stereo Line-In/Stereo balanced inputs with programmable gain (+/-12dB)
    16 bit sampling at 44.1/48/96kHz.
    Analog stereo line-out for direct passthrough of selected input? at up to 64kHz sampling, sourced from Analog input or HDMI channel
    Video Capture Memory 256MB high bandwidth frame buffer supports triple buffering of HD and SD video.
    Local storage of complex scatter-gather tables for DMA engine (eliminates read overhead)
    Video Processing
    Polyphase FIR scaling engine (7x5) for hardware downscaling and upscaling
    Colour space conversion allows captured data to be transferred in any format:
    RGB 16 bit (5-5-5, 5-6-5), 24 bit (8-8-8) or 32 bit (8-8-8-alpha)
    YUV 16 bit (4:2:2)
    Mono: 8bit
    DMA Engine
    Direct DMA to physical or virtual memory buffers with full scatter-gather support.
    DMA bandwidth : up to 800MB/s
    16 independent DMA streams:
    Any mix of HD and SD sources, colour space, cropping and scaling parameters
    Operating System Support Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Linux support (audio support)
    See www.ems-imaging.com for updates.
    Power Requirements Max current at 12V, 0.5A
    Max current at 3.3V, 0.2A
    Thermal dissipation,?6.5W
    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
    Warranty 3 years

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

  • Listed below are all the items included when you order the XtremeDV-HD1+ video capture card.


    vga dvi adapter component adapter
    Video Capture Card 1x VGA to DVI adapters 1x Component to DVI adapter
    hdmi dvi adapter
    xtremergb-ex2 user guide ems cd
    1x HDMI to DVI adapter? User Guide Installation CD
  • Here you can download our Datasheets, Manuals, Application and Drivers

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    XtremeDV-HD1+ Video Capture Card Datasheet



    XtremeDV User Manual

    This manual covers the entire Xtreme range of video capture cards



    Xtreme range of video capture Application and Install Drivers.

    This applies to the XtremeRGB range and the XtremeSDI-2, XtremeDVI-DL1

    click here to download the Linux driver.



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