ImpactVCB model 00166 (above)ImpactVCB model 00188 (above)
A high performance video digitizer for industrial, security and video conferencing
Live Video Display:The ImpactVCB can display live video from NTSC or PAL
video sources in a resizable window on the PC screen. The digitizing of the analog video signal
and the resizing of the video image is performed by hardware on the ImpactVCB. After video is
digitized and resized, the digitized video image is drawn
by the ImpactVCB directly into the memory of the PC's VGA card. This uses a feature of Windows
called Direct Draw, and the ImpactVCB can be used with most VGA cards which support Direct
Draw 5 or higher. This technique is used on Windows95, Windows98, WindowsME, Windows2000 and
Video Capture: Video from any analog source (composite or S-Video) can be
captured as either still frame video images or motion video. Composite video inputs are
provided as female RCA jacks, while S-Video uses standard 4-pin DIN connectors. The ImpactVCB
comes with a VFW capture driver (Video for Windows) for Windows NT, and a WDM
driver for use with WindowsXP, Windows98SE, Windows Me and Windows 2000. Typical capture rates
range from 15 to 30 fps depending on system configuration.
A Programmers Toolkit is available for the ImpactVCB which provides both DLL
and OCX support for applications requiring the ImpactVCB's video capture or video display.
Applications can be developed in C or Visual Basic.
The ImpactVCB capture board is designed for all Pentium PCs running WindowsXP,
WindowsME, Windows2000, Windows 95, Windows98, and Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3
installed. A public domain Linux driver is also available for the ImpactVCB.
The ImpactVCB requires a bus-mastering PCI bus slot.
For live video, your PC’s VGA graphics adapter must have WINDOWS Direct Draw
support. Most current VGA cards have this support.
The ImpactVCB board also requires 2MB of free hard disk space, and 2 MB of RAM
(Windows 95 or Windows98) or 4 MB of RAM (Windows NT 4.0, Windows2000 or WindowsXP).
Here are some common models (please order by model number or product code):