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The Osprey-440: 4-channel, 64-bit, audio and video capture.

The Osprey-440: 4-channel, 64-bit, audio and video capture.

The Osprey-440 is a 64-bit, four-channel, multi-port audio and video capture card. This PCI-X card can process four channels of full-motion (30 fps) video and audio, from four NTSC or PAL analog sources. The Osprey-440 features Logo/Bitmap overlay/watermark capability, audio gain control, and programmable audio sampling rates. Based on the reliability of ViewCast's Osprey® Video capture card, the Osprey-440 provides multi-source capture through four composite (BNC) connectors on the faceplate plus additional A/V inputs via internal pins on the circuit board.

Osprey-440 - Enabling Multi-Channel Video Capture

The Osprey-440 is a PCI-X card designed to simultaneously capture 4 channels of analog video and stereo audio signals. The Osprey-440 is intended primarily for applications where multiple channels of video need to be captured and processed independently. The Osprey-440 is designed to minimize internal PC space requirements by implementing multiple channels per card, and allowing multiple cards in a single system. The channel density enabled by the Osprey-440 allows fewer computer systems to be used for capture of a given number of channels, dramatically reducing total system cost.


Additional features of the Osprey-440 include four standard alarm inputs, four alarm outputs and support for them within the Osprey AVStream driver SDK. The Osprey-440 includes 12 additional internal video inputs and 4 additional audio inputs that can be switched in as alternatives to the rear panel connectors. These additional inputs and alarm connectors are intended for developers who may wish to source audio and video from within their own enclosure or from other auxiliary sources under their control. Familiar features of other Osprey multimedia-class cards have been retained, including options for SimulStream®, cropping, watermarking, and audio capture. Multiple cards may be used in a single system chassis. The Osprey-440 is compatible with the Osprey SDK for development of media applications supporting Video-for-Windows and DirectShow®.


  • 4 Independent Channels
  • 4 Composite (BNC) video inputs
  • 4 pair unbalanced stereo audio input (RCA via included breakout cable)
  • 12 additional composite video (3 per channel) via internal pins, switchable, total 4 per channel
  • 4 pair balanced stereo audio via internal pins
  • VBI data extraction (closed caption, teletext, VITC time code and raw VBI)
  • PCI-X, 64-bit PCI interface
  • 32-bit/33 MHz PCI compatible
  • 3.3 Volt PCI 2.3 compliant
  • 4 alarm inputs via internal pins and 4 dry contact outputs via internal pins (supported through Osprey SDK)
  • Osprey SimulStream® and Niagara SCX® Ready
  • FCC Class A, UL Listed Accessory
  • Windows® XP, Windows® Server 2003


Key Benefits

  • Four-channel video processing card with external and internal audio and video connectors.
  • Four alarm inputs and four dry contact outputs provide one input and output per channel.
  • 16 switchable video inputs are supported plus 8 audio inputs.
  • Unique video processing features can be controlled through custom development using the Osprey SDK.


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