Epiphan AV.io SDI Video Grabber
VideoGuys Part # (SKU): AVIOSDI
MFR Part # (MPN): ESP0964
Easy video capture from SDI sources
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AV.io SDI is a simple to use, portable video grabber with no drivers to install. Use it with your favorite web-cam capture application on Windows, Mac and Linux systems for high quality video capture from any 3G-SDI, HD-SDI or SD-SDI video source. Captures audio from 3G-SDI and HD-SDI too! AV.io SDI transfers lossless uncompressed video at 60 fps with resolutions up to 1920×1080 over USB 3.0.

AV.io SDI provides cross-platform, UVC-based video capture for 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI signals, including embedded audio. It is portable, flexible, and simple to use: the perfect companion to your SDI video camera. Best of all, there’s no installation required! Simply connect AV.io SDI to your video camera (or the output from a video mixing board) and capture station and it’s ready to start capturing live audio and video with third-party application favorites such as Skype, Wirecast and VLC media player!

Connect your device to the frame grabber

  • Capture HDMI, SDI, DVI, VGA signals
  • Frame rates up to 60 fps
  • Resolutions up to 2048×2048

Connect your frame grabber to the laptop

  • Install the drivers
  • Capture and/or record your source
  • Using GoToMeeting, Wowza or other clients, stream your device as a “camera” or “desktop”.

When would I use a frame grabber?

  1. Live conferences or public events: Capture and record SDI, DVI, HDMI or VGA HD video signals up to 60 fps.
  2. Web conference or meeting sharing. Use HD cameras, iPads, cell phones, secondary computer screens and more.
  3. Lectures and remote education, distance learning. Capture your HD camera and feed your slides using WebEx or Skype.
  4. Telemedicine or medical training. Capture diagnostic-quality video and images for medical training, demonstrations and diagnostics.
  5. Corporate training (HR and compliance videos). Record your screen and workflow to create how-to videos or training sessions.
  6. Corporate videos. Deliver professional videos using true HD cameras, avoiding picture issues created by many webcams.
  7. In courtrooms and in field police work. Capture recorded video and present as evidence during legal trials.

Captures 1080p at 60 fps with near-zero latency on Windows, Mac and Linux
No software installation required, works over USB

Automatic audio resampling

  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0 Interface 
  • UVC and UAC device drivers
  • Dimensions: 3.54″ × 2.36″ × 0.91″, 90 mm × 60 mm × 23 mm
  • Connectors: SDI (BNC-style), USB 3.0 B-Type connector
  • Input: 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI (including embedded audio)
  • Input resolution up to 1920×1080
  • Output frame rate: Note that the third party software you’re using sets the frame size and bitrate.
    • 640×360 at 15, 23.97, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
    • 640×480 at 15, 23.97, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
    • 960×540 at 15, 23.97, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
    • 1280×720 at 15, 23.97, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
    • 1920×1080 at 15, 23.97, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
  • Output color space YUV 4:2:2
  • Capture latency Near-zero. However, third-party applications may contribute to capture delay.
  • HDMI Audio (input): 16-bit and 24-bit PCM encoded audio 48 kHz (audio capture supported from 3G-SDI and HD-SDI)
  • Audio output: 16-bit 48 kHz stereo audio
  • One LED to indicate the status of the AV.io SDI (power, readiness, and operation in progress)
  • Supports Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.10 and up, Linux distribution with kernel 3.5.0 or higher supported.
  • Made in North America (Canada)
  • AV.io SDI USB video grabber
  • SDI cable (male to male)
  • USB 3.0 cable (AM-BM)