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  • XtremeHD2 SQX Plan

    EMS XtremeHD2-SQX Triple Channel HDMI/DVI/RGB/YPbPr/SD/Composite Video Capture Card

    The XtremeHD2-SQX is a four lane PCI Express capture card with three video capture inputs - two supporting HD capture and a third supporting SD composite video, these three independent video channels can be captured simultaneously. The XtremeHD2-SQX also adds multiple channels of audio capture, which can be synchronised in software using time stamping with all video capture channels.

    Advanced Capture & IP Streaming Technology

    Capturing and encoding video for digital streaming or storing is a key requirement for the professional AV market . Users need to be able to capture video and not only send the data to the screen but transport compressed video to online resources or to storage locations for remote access or later retrieval.

    TheEMS XtremeHD2-SQX is an advanced video capture card with SQX technology that allows captured video to be encoded into H.264. Featuring three independent capture channels the XtremeHD2-SQX allows users to capture two high definition 1920x1200 video feeds and directly encode them into H.264 using the dedicated SQX processor.

    Each encoded video can be utilized by the SQX media server for distribution over a network. In addition raw captured video can be rapidly transferred to graphics hardware or system buffers for viewing or further processing.

    Users of the XtremeHD2-SQX capture and encoding card from EMS will be familiar with the common features readily found in the Xtreme capture card range. In addition to the available seven colour formats offered by all Xtreme capture cards, RGB8, RGB565, RGB24, RGB32, YUY2 and NV12, the XtremeHD2-SQX offers users an additional H264 compressed video format. This makes the XtremeHD2-SQX both an un-compressed and compressed video capture card. The compressed H264 video format is created using an in-built hardware encoder, system CPU resources are not compromised. This hardware acceleration allows the XtremeHD2-SQX hardware to be operated in scalable environments, under the control of a single Windows operating system.
  • Key Qualities of the XtremeHD2-SQX Capture Card:

    • Triple channel audio and video capture
      • Dual channel HD capable capture
      • Single channel SD capture
    • On-board SQX Encoding Engine
      • H.264 / MPEG4
    • XtremeHD2-SQX features including MultiStream supporting cropping and scaling
  • Specification

    Part Number XtremeHD2-SQX
    Board Format PCI Express x4 half size plug-in card
    Connectors 2 x DVI-I, 1 x RCA (female)
    HDMI capture Supports HDMI 1.3 to 225 MHz (inlcuding deep colour modes) For HDCP support, contact the Sales department for more information 
    HDMI audio can be selected as source for audio streaming
    Incorporates TMDS equaliser to support up to 20m cables
    DVI capture Supports DVI 1.0 RGB 24bit capture to 165MHz 
    Incorporates TMDS equaliser to support up to 20m cables
    VGA/ YPbPr Capture Triple ADCs sampling up to 170Msps. Full 4:4:4 sampling, 8bits per colour 
    5-wire, 4-wire or sync-on-green signal format
    Composite video capture CCIR601 sampling, PAL, NTSC, SECAM formats automatically detected
    Audio capture Stereo Line-In/ Stereo balanced inputs with programmable gain (+/-12dB) 
    16bit sampling at 44.1/ 48/ 96kHz
    Analogue 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 (elimintates 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 (8-8-8 alpha)
    YUV 16 bit (4:2:2)
    Mono: 8 bit
    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 (not audio*) 
    Power requirements Max current at 12V - 1A 
    Max current at 3.3V - 1A
    Thermal dissipation - 15.5 W
    Operating temperature 0 to 35 °C (32 to 96°F)
    Storage temperature -20 to 70 °C (-4 to 158 °F)
    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.

  • Models Available of the XtremeHD2-SQX Graphics Card:

    ProductName/Order Code Description
    XtremeHD2-SQX Triple channel encoding and decoding card*
    * Adapters for other types of video connectors such as DVI/ HDMI, DVI/ VGA or DVI/Component are not included with the XtremeHD2-SQX but are available from EMS, contact our sales team for details.

    Your packing box should contain the following items:

    • A XtremeHD2-SQX encoding and decoding card
    • Software/Drivers & User Manual - downloadable
    All products are shipped with the latest software available, unless stated otherwise. For availability please contact our Sales team


  • Here you can download our Datasheets, Manuals, Application and Drivers?



    XtremeHD2-SQX Video Capture Card Datasheet



    XtremeHD2-SQX User Manual



    XtremeHD2-SQX Application and Install Drivers.


     click here to download the Linux driver.




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