AccuStream Express HD+C
Real-time H.264 compression for HDTV, DVI, RGB, Monochrome, & SDTV
AccuStream™ Express HD+C provides video capture and real-time H.264 hardware compression from all popular high resolution and standard definition video sources: HDTV, DVI, RGB, YPbPr, monochrome, S-video, and composite color. Physical input connectors on the board are HDMI-style DVI, DVI-I, and S-video. Up to 170 MHz pixel rates and up to 2048 x 2048 pixel resolution are supported. The extreme performance of AccuStream Express HD+C is due to the PCI Express x4 bus design, delivering sustained performance to system memory of 750 MB/second. For example, AccuStream Express HD+C can stream to memory simultaneously both uncompressed and H.264 compressed 1080p HDTV video without dropping any frames.
The AccuStream Express HD+C delivers extreme accuracy and image quality for demanding customers with high resolution and precision applications. Extremely low pixel jitter of ±0.5 ns, superior analog design, and a 59 dB signal-to-noise ratio provide the accuracy and image fidelity required of high performance applications. For superior quality, 10 bit analog-to-digital converters are used throughout. Color video may be stored as 24 bit, and monochrome video at 8 or 10 bit. Pixel formats include RGB 24, RGB 32, RGB 5:5:5, RGB 8, YCbCr 4:2:2, YCbCr 4:4:4, 8 bit monochrome, and 10 bit monochrome.
AccuStream Express HD+C achieves its extreme 750 MB/second sustained performance via its PCI Express x4 bus mastering design, scatter-gather technology, and double buffering. This high performance requires minimal CPU intervention so that the processor is free to work on other tasks or process the data immediately. Real-time display is simultaneously enabled by real-time transfer of image data directly to display card memory over the bus. AccuStream Express HD+C also features independent, dual video data paths, allowing for the simultaneous delivery of uncompressed and H.264 compressed video data for processing. The real-time, high performance H.264 codec delivers compressed video at data rates from 2-30 Mbps. Further, all AccuStream Express boards include a real-time up/down video re-sizer/scaler which uses a polyphase algorithm for optimum image quality. The real-time scaler supports scaling images down to 4 x 4 and up to 2048 x 2048.
AccuStream Express HD+C acquires images and video streams from both non-standard and standard video inputs from HDTV, DVI, RGB, YPbPr, S-video, composite color, and monochrome sources. Video input connectors on the board include an HDMI-style DVI connector (for DVI-D input), a DVI-I connector (for DVI-D, DVI-A, RGBHV, & monochrome inputs), and a S-video connector (for S-video & composite color inputs). Input resolution is up to 4 megapixels total area and pixel rates are up to 170 MHz. For fine-tuning of the video signal, gain, black level, white balance, and phase controls are provided. Separate H and V sync are supported. An external trigger is available. AccuStream Express HD+C is fully compliant with the DVI 1.0 specification.
AccuStream Express HD+C is supported by Auto-SYNC™, Foresight Imaging's flagship automatic configuration software. Auto-SYNC ensures quick and simple installation and image capture by automatically configuring AccuStream Express HD+C to the incoming standard or non-standard video signal. Auto-SYNC automatically analyzes the incoming video signal and builds a configuration file. Use the configuration file as created or utilize the Auto-SYNC Wizard for simple, step-by-step video adjustments. AccuStream Express HD+C is supported by the IDEA (Imaging Development Environment for Applications) software development kit. By using IDEA™, developers have the confidence of knowing that they can write their applications once and have support built-in for the entire AccuStream Series. A WDM driver and a TWAIN driver are included to further simplify development and use of AccuStream Express HD+C. With IDEA, ActiveX controls are provided to facilitate easy development with Visual Basic, Visual C++, and Visual J++. Extensive example programs (with source code) are provided with IDEA. Functions of the example programs include triggered acquisition, video streaming to AVI files, integration with Pegasus Imaging compression for streaming, overlays, and much more. Auto-SYNC, IDEA, example programs, and drivers are provided free of charge with each AccuStream Express HD+C. Linux drivers are also available.
Network streaming: Acquire from high resolution formats, compress, and stream over networks for remote monitoring.
Flight simulation: Acquire from high resolution simulation displays.
Medical imaging: Acquire from any medical imaging device.
Display monitoring: Acquire from high resolution displays.
Military imaging: Acquire from high resolution video screens for command & control.
Multimedia: Acquire from any HDTV or standard definition device.
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AccuStream Express HD+C Specifications
All specifications subject to change without notice.