Video Capture Cards | Vision Range | VisionSD8

VisionSD8 Capture Card

  • Eight composite/ S-video inputs
  • Max video capture resolution 720x576
  • Supports de-interlacing
  • Data transfer at 480 MB/s

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

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.


Key Qualities of the VisionSD8 Capture Card

  • High performance DMA to system memory or direct graphics memory with scatter gather
  • On board processor for real time mode and sync detection
  • Support for all PAL, NTSC, SECAM or S-Video video modes
  • When used with Datapath range of graphics card, the CPU load is negligible even if the image is being upscaled to a video wall, resulting in real time performance
  • Dynamic input source selection
  • Adjustments for colour, brightness and contrast
  • The vision application program is also built into the Datapath WallControl-red video wall software
Board Format 4 lane PCI Express
Card Size 110mm x 170mm
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 - 0.25A
Max current at 12V - 0.6A
Max power - 8 Watts
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
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.

The latest Documentation and Software can be found at the Homepage of Datapath

Models Available

  • VisionSD8: 8 channel video capture card, PLUS 1 x BNC16-cable
  • All products are shipped with the latest software available, unless stated otherwise. Special requirements may be organised by contacting our Sales team.

Package Contents

  • VisionSD8 video capture card
  • 1 x BNC16-cable
  • Installation CD-ROM


  • VisionSD8 capture card datasheet
  • Vision range capture card user guide


  • Drivers for the VisionSD8 capture card