PCI-X 64-bit HDMI, DVI, VGA video capture card

  • The XtremeRGB-II is a stand-alone PCI-X plug in card, delivering extreme performance with 480M/Bs transfer bus bandwith

    • Half size 64 bit PCI Card.

    • Dual Channel real-time Analog VGA/RGB or DVI capture with high speed 500MB/s DMA transfer.

    • Capture resolutions up to 2048x1536 Analog or 1920x1080 DVI.

    • Support for interlace and non-interlace video sources.

    • On board processor providing auto-sync and capture mode detection.

    • 32MB per channel DDR capture memory.

    • Software compatible with the XtremeRGB product range.

    • Includes WDM streaming drivers and the EMS XtremeRGB application software.

    • Fully integrated with the EMS wall controller software VigiControl for video wall applications.

    • XtremeRGB is also optimised for operation with the EMS range of graphics cards.

    • Support for multiple cards allowing up to 64 capture channels. (32 cards)

    • Support for Windows® XP/ Vista/ Server 2003/Server 2008/Windows® 7, and Linux

    • EMS SDK included or software developers including source code examples (also DirectShow source samples).

    chipHardware Overview

    Number of inputs: 2
    Simultanous Capture: Yes
    Capture sources: 2x 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 
    Multi-Card support: Yes

    The XtremeRGB-II, a standalone PCI-X 64-bit PCIbus card, will also operate in 32-bit PCI with reduced performnace. This high industrial performance makes the XtremeRGB series ideal for a wide range of applications. The XtremeRGB-II has two capture channel supporting up to 1920x1080 DVI (1920x1200 with reduced blanking) or 2048x1536 VGA resolutions.  The XtremeRGB-II captures the Analog/DVI data and triple buffers it into on-board storage.  This data is then copied using Direct Memory Access (DMA) to the host system for display, storage or streaming.  The included application includes option to either transfer video data direct to the graphics card thereby increasing performance or to transfer video data to the graphics card via system memory.

    cd XtremeRGB Software
    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 resized up/down, overlapped and/or maximized to full screen display.
    The EMS application also enables you to configure the timing and format of the input sources as well as brightness, contrast, hue etc ...  

    filmstrip XtremeRGB Streaming
    For streaming applications EMS 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 XtemeRGB-II is an ideal solution for applications that require the capture of multiple DVI/HDMI/VGA or Component sources in real-time.

    SDKSoftware 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 XtremeRGB-II is an ideal solution for applications that require the capture of DVI or Analog VGA sources in real time. 

    Typical applications include:

    • Viewing Analog or DVI sources from PCs, MACs, Industrial/medical equipment, cameras and other video equipment.
    • Recording Analog or DVI video sources. 
    • Streaming video applications.
    • Video/Data Wall Controllers

    Video Walls

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

    The following is a list of applications that are compatible with our Xtreme range of video capture cards.
    Please note, these are applications as used by our clients, for more details please google the appropriate application.Many software applications have not been listed, please feel free to email us of any software or application that you have used and we will add this to the following.


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



    XtremeRGB-II Specifications

    Board format

    64 bit, up to 133MHz PCI-X, half size plug-in card 105mm x 170mm, PCI bus master with scatter/ gather gather DMA providing up to 1GB/ sec peak, 500MB/ sec sustained
    Connectors 2 DVI-I type connectors
    Maximum sample rate 170 Mpixels per second RGB or 165MHz DVI
    Video sampling RGB: 24bits per pixel/ 8-8-8 format
    Video capture memory 32MB per channel (updated in real time), triple buffered
    Analog RGB mode support 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536 custom modes
    DVI single link mode support 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1200 and custom modes
    Input mode detection

    Automatic detection of input modes in hardware enabling the tracking of mode changes in the source signal

    HD modes

    1080p, 1080i, 720p, 567p, 480p and 480i using a component HD-DVI connector (HDCP not supported)

    Pixel transfer formats
    RGB: 555, 565 or 888 pixels, 8 bit monochrome
    YUV: 4:2:2, UYVY, YUY2, YVYU
    Update rate
    User defined, typically up to 60 frames per second, limited by available bandwidth.
    Triple buffered to eliminate tearing artifacts
    Video format options
    Analog RGB plus HSync and VSync (5 wire)
    Analog RGB with composite sync (4 wire)
    Analog RGB with Sync on green (3 wire)
    DVI single link
    Operating system support Windows® XP Professional (x86 and x64), Windows® Server 2003 (x86 and x64), Windows Vista® (x84 and x64), Windows® Server 2008 (x86 and x64) and Windows®7
    Power requirements
    Max current at +3.3V - 0.5A
    Max current at +5V-1.7A
    Max power - 10 watts
    Operating temperature 0 to 35 deg C
    Storage temperature -20 to 70 deg C
    Relative humidity 5% to 90% non-condensing
    Analog input range Min 0.5Vpp, Max 1.0Vpp
    Input offset +/- 2V
    Hsync 15kHz - 110kHz
    Vsync No hardware limits, typically 25Hz - 200Hz for real signals
    Seperate sync polarity Postive or negative (seperate H&V sync, composite sync)
    Sync on green polarity Negative
    Inputs 75Ohm terminated
    Warranty 1 year


  • Listed below are all the items included when you order the XtremeRGB-II video capture card. 

    XtremeRGB-II PCI-X capture card   VGA to DVI adapter  Component to DVI adapter
    Video Capture Card 2x VGA to DVI adapters 1x Component to DVI adapter
    HDMI to DVI adapter   user guide  EMS CD
    1x HDMI to DVI adapter  User Guide EMS Installation


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




    XtremeRGB-II PCI-X Video Capture Card Datasheet

    user manual


    XtremeRGB 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.




    View the application areas


    View different areas of application in which EMS products have been integrated.



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