1x HD & 4x Composite/S-Video capture



  • Multi-Function Capture card supporting: 4 Independent channels PAL/NTSC/S-video and 1 x Single Channel HDMI/DVI/VGA/HD capture card with Streaming Drivers (WDM) Support, PCI-E (x4)

    • 4 channel PAL/NTSC/S-video and single channel RGB/DVI/HD capture card
    • 4 Lane PCIe bus with a maximum data rate of 650MB/sec
    • Max analog RGB capture resolution 1x 2048x1536x24bits
    • Max DVI capture resolution 1x 1920x1200x24bit.
    • HD video capture for DVI and YPrPb. Supports 1x (1080P,1080i,720P,576i,480i)
    • 4x Standard Definition video capture channels for PAL,NTSC and S-video
    • On card processor for real time mode and sync detection
    • Direct DMA Driver Software and WDM Streaming driver
    • High Quality Down Scaling
    • Support for YUV 4:2:2, RGB5:5:5, 5:6:5, 8:8:8 video output formats
    • High performance 4Gb/s DMA to system memory or direct to graphics memory with scatter gather.
    • Support for separate H/V sync, Composite sync or Sync on Green
    • 16 cropping windows for RGB capture channel.
    • SDK available for OEM customers
    • OS Support: Windows® XP Professional (x86 and x64), Windows® Server 2003 (x86 and x64), Windows Vista® (x86 and x64), Windows® Server 2008 (x86 and x64), Windows 7 & Linux


    chipHardware Overview

    Number of inputs: 1x HD plus 4x SD, total: 5 
    Simultanous Capture: Yes
    Multi-Card support: Yes
    Capture sources: 1x Direct DVI, or HDMI, VGA, Component via adapters, AND 4 x Composite
    Max resolution:Component HD up to 1080P at 60 frames per second
                             HDMI up to 1080P (Requires optional Component HD-DVI adapter
                             DVI up to 1920 x 1200
                             RGB/VGA up to 2048 x 1536
                             4 x 720 x 576 x 16bit PAL/NTSC Composite

     The XtremeRGB-Ex4, a standalone PCIe x4 plug in card (can be used in x8, x16 slots), delivers extreme performance with 650MB/s transfer bus bandwidth. This high industrial performance makes the XtremeRGB series ideal for a wide range of applications. The XtremeRGB-Ex4 has one capture channel supporting up to 1920x1080 DVI (1920x1200 with reduced blanking) or 2048x1536 VGA resolutions and four composite inputs 720x576, 16-bit.  The XtremeRGB-Ex4 captures the Analog/DVI data and triple buffers it into onboard 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-Ex4+ is an ideal solution for applications that require the capture of multiple DVI/HDMI/VGA/Component & Composite video 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-Ex4+ is an ideal solution for applications that require the capture of DVI or Analog video 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-Ex4+ 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-Ex4+ Specifications

    Board format

    PCI Express x4 plug-in card, 110mm x 204mm
    PCI Express bus master with scatter gather DMA providing maximum data rate of 650MB/s
    Connectors One DVI-I type connector and one D connector for SD inputs
    Maximum sample rate
    170Mpixels per second analog RGB or 165 MHz DVI
    Analog modes up to 340MHz pixel clock can be captured using dual-pass sampling.
    Maximum data rate
    VisionSD4+1 480MB/s
    VisionSD4+1S 650MB/s
    Video sampling
    RGB: 24bits per pixel/ 8-8-8 format
    Video: 16bits per pixel/ YUV format
    SD maximum capture resolution 720 x 576 x 16bit
    Video capture memory 64MB, triple buffered
    Analog RGB mode support 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 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, custom modes
    HD modes 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p and 480i using the supplied DVI/ component adapter or DVI/ HDMI adapter (HDCP not supported)
    Input mode detection Automatic detection of input modes in hardware, enabling the tracking of mode changes in the source signal
    Pixel output formats RGB: 5-5-5, 5-6-5 or 8-8-8 (24bit/ 32bit) pixels
    Update rate User defined, captured frame rate will match the source providing max data rate (650M/Bs) us not exceeded
    Video format options Analog RGB plus HSync and VSync (5 wire)
    Operating system support Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2008 and Windows® 7
    Power requirements
    Max current at +3.3V - 0.25A
    Max current at +12V - 1.2A
    Max power - 15watts
    Operating Temperature 0 to 35 deg C/ 32 to 96 deg F
    Storage temperature -20 to 70 deg C/ -4 to 158 deg F
    Relative Humidity 5% to 90% non-condensing
    Warranty 3 years


    We are continously 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 XtremeRGB-Ex4+ video capture card. 

    XtremeRGB-Ex4+ capture card   dvi vga adapter  component dvi adapter
    Video Capture Card 1x VGA to DVI adapters 1x Component to DVI adapter
    hdmi dvi adapter   user guide  EMS CD
    1x HDMI to DVI adapter  User Guide EMS Installation
    Breakout Cable for 4x Composite    

    Breakout Cable for 4x Composite



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




    XtremeEx4+ 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.



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