Video Capture Cards | Vision Range | VisionSDI2

VisionSDI2 Capture Card

  • Dual channel PCI Express 3G/ HD/ SD video capture cards
  • Four lane PCI Express bus with max data rate of 650 MB/s
  • Supports for all 3G/ HD/ SD video modes up to 1080p 60 Hz


The VisionSDI2 is a dual channel PCI Express HD-SDI video capture card. The capture card supports SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI (including 2k Digital Film Resolution modes).

The VisionSDI2 video capture card, a stand alone PCI Express four lane plug in card, delivers extreme performance with 650MB/s transfer bus bandwidth. This industry beating performance makes the VisionSDI2 ideal for a wide range of applications including:

  • Display wall controllers
  • Broadcasting
  • Machine Vision: Acquire SDI camera output
  • Advanced Medical applications
  • The VisionSDI2 capture card is fully integrated with the Datapath family of video wall display products providing high resolution digital video support

Video Streaming
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
  • VidBlaster
  • AMCap and other DirectShow compatible software
  • For further details see the Datapath DirectShow SDK documentation supplied as part of a typical installation.

The VisionSDI2 video capture is supplied with a powerful software application for configuring the format of the input sources and displaying the data. Simply connect your video source into the capture card, run the VisionSDI2 application to automatically detect the video source format and display the captured video in a window on your desktop.

Wall Control
Datapath WallControl-red video wall software enables you to configure your multi-screen display, launch video overlays and create a video wall layout configuration. With the full version it is possible to save layouts and recall them for future use and also operate WallControl-red video wall software on a remote PC via a network connection.


Key Qualities of the VisionSDI2 Capture Card

  • Dual channel PCI Express 3G/HD/SD capture card
  • Four lane PCI Express bus with maximum data rate of 650 MB/s
  • Support for all 3G/HD/SD video modes up to 1080p 60 Hz
  • Loop through SDI BNC connections
  • 64 MB per channel, total 128 MB on board frame buffer
  • On board processor for real time mode and sync detection
  • Audio output for each channel to an onboard SPDIF header (use with the Datapath Audio Output Module)
  • High performance DMA to system memory or direct to graphics memory with scatter gather
  • High quality scaling (7x5 Polyphase Filter)
  • Input status indicator lights
  • Long range, single co-ax cable support. (150metres capturing 1080p, 300 metres capturing SD)
  • 16 cropping windows per capture channel
  • WallControl-red support and SDK
Board Format PCI Express x4 plug-in card, 110mm x 170mm
PCI Express bus master with scatter gather DMA providing maximum data rate of 650MB/s
Connectors 4 BNC connectors for SDI inputs and outputs
Maximum Capture Resolution 2x 2048x1556 at 24fps, 2x 1920x1080 at 60fps
Maximum SDI Bit Rate 3Gb/s
Frame Buffer Memory 64 MB per channel (total 128 MB).
Input Mode Detection Supports SMPTE - 352 Payload Identifiers
Pixel Transfer Formats RGB: 5-5-5, 5-6-5 or 8-8-8 (24 bit/32 bit) pixels
YUV: 4:2:2
MONO: 8 bit
Update Rate User defined, captured frame rate will match the source. Providing max data rate (650 MB/s) is not exceeded
Multi-buffered to eliminate tearing artifacts
Video Modes SD-SDI (480i/576i)
HD-SDI (up to 1080i)
3G-SDI (up to 1080p
2k Digital Cinema modes
Operating System Support Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Linux support (NOTE: Check Linux specific features with Sales)
Power Requirements Max current at +3.3V - 0.45A
Max current at 12V - 0.85A
Max power - 12 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
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

  • VisionSDI2: Dual HD-SD video capture card
  • All products are shipped with the latest software available, unless stated otherwise. Special requirements may be organised by contacting our Sales team.

Package Contents

  • VisionSDI2 video capture card
  • Installation CD-ROM


  • VisionSDI2 capture card datasheet
  • Vision range capture card user guide


  • Drivers for the VisionSDI2 capture card