AV.io HD - Grab and Go USB video capture for VGA, DVI, and HDMI up to 1080p at 60 fps
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- VGA, DVI, HDMI (with audio) graphics and video capture up to 1080p at 60 fps
- Rugged and portable, plug and play with windows, mac osx and linux
- Aspect ratio support of 4:3 TV, 16:9 Widescreen, 16:10 And 5:4 Monitor
- USB3.0 superspeed for uncompressed and lossless capture with optional up or down scaling
- Compatible with consumer and commercial video encoder software
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From the manufacturer
Epiphan Video produces world-class, award-winning audio visual solutions to capture, scale, mix, encode, stream, record and play high resolution video including 4K UHD.
Epiphan’s field-proven product line includes live video production and video streaming systems, external USB-based video grabbers for capturing video and graphics from DVI, HDMI, SDI and VGA sources and internal video capture cards.
Our products are designed in North America and backed by rock-solid technical support.
The simplest way to share video!
The plug and play AV.io HD capture card is really simple to use. Connect the included cable from AV.io HD to your HDMI, DVI or VGA video source then connect AV.io HD to your computer via the provided USB 3.0 cable.
There is nothing to install. AV.io HD is a UVC capture card, meaning it uses the drivers that come with your operating system. Once plugged in, it automatically appears in your software’s list of available web cameras on Windows, Mac or Linux computers. Set your software’s streaming endpoint to Facebook, YouTube or any other place and you’re ready to live stream!
- Commercial-grade USB video grabber
- Lightweight, portable and durable
- Resolutions up to 1080p (1920 × 1080)
- 1080p at 60 fps, YUV 4:2:2 color space
Using AV.io HD
Video game streaming
Capture your video games for live streaming with your favorite software like OBS. Near-zero latency and perfect 60 fps.
Medical and scientific hardware
Duplicate the output from your ultrasound, microscope, oscilloscope or anything else with a VGA, DVI or HDMI output port.
Meeting rooms and education
Share high quality HD cameras, document cameras, tablets and other computers locally and online with web collaboration tools.
Get started right away, using your favorite software
AV.io HD comes with everything you need to get started capturing. Use it with your favorite video streaming and recording software including OBS, VLC or Telestream Wirecast to live stream to Facebook, YouTube or a CDN. AV.io HD also works with web collaboration tools like Skype, Google Hangouts and GoTo Meeting.
The box contains:
- AV.io HD USB video grabber.
- DVI cable.
- DVI to VGA cable.
- HDMI to DVI adapter.
- USB 3, 0 superspeed for uncompressed and lossless capture with optional up or down scaling.
- Quick start guide.
|Item Dimensions||2.36 x 0.91 x 3.54 inches|
|Item Weight||0.25 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||1.66 pounds|
AV.io HD is a commercial grade USB video grabber for any application that need video or graphics capture for live streaming, recording or editing. To use AV.io HD, simply connect your video source (HDMI, DVI or VGA) to the input of the video grabber and connect the output to your computer's USB port for power and to capture the video stream in real-time. AV.io HD is auto-detected by the host computer's operating system's native drivers in Windows, Linux, and Mac which ensures plug and play compatibility for fast setup. Regardless of your application - education, collaboration, entertainment, remote monitoring, digitizing records, or marketing content generation - the captured video output is published for encoding to your industries specific software such as Wirecast, Adobe FMLE, Skype, Webex and VLC Media Player. AV.io HD is an external accessory that does not require installation inside your computer. The box content includes everything for most common connectivity needs: - (1) AV.io HD USB video grabber - (1) DVI cable (male to male) - (1) VGA to DVI cable (male to male) - (1) HDMI to DVI adapter (female to male) - (1) USB 3.0 cable (USB A-male to B-male)
Top customer reviews
I was disheartened initially because the video and powerpoint was coming in aliased (jaggy edges) and very dark. I was engaged with epiphan support for a while and then got busy and didn't get around to figuring out what was up. I ended up troubleshooting it and responded with an email to epiphan. It is as follows:
"Hi there -
I would like to circle back with you on this issue so that you could inform others who might have the same issues I did. As a matter of fact I suggest you pass this onto the entire team so that this info somehow makes it onto your webpage/literature.
So, this isn't really an issue with your hardware as much as it's a configuration issue on the source computer and the capture software. However, it would be quite easy for one to think so due to the seeming "plug and play" nature of the device.
Bottom line is this:
1) from within wirecast one needs to go to sources/source settings/AV.io HDMI Video Video/ and make sure the FPS is set to 30 or 60. This will correct the frame stutter. For some reason Wirecast was defaulting to 15 fps. Note: this was not an issue from within VLC...only Wirecast.
2) The source computer, a macbook pro 17-inch, Mid 2010, needed to be color calibrated for the AV.io. It was coming in SUPER dark...as in so dark it was mostly un-usable for many parts of the material. Once you start up the color calibration tool from the display settings on the mac it almost immediately becomes brighter to where I had to do very little actual tweaking.
3) Finally, there is the mirroring, vs extended desktop. Which is better? I know that in the past I was getting really bad aliasing (jaggy edges). I'm not sure 100% this is what fixed it but what I ended up with a smooth image was setting the AV.io config utility to 'use signal input resolution' and 'performance mode'. I also decided to mirror the display and for whatever reason the LCD says 1920x1200 and the AV.io as 1920x1080. I assume this is correct because it works and works well.
Anyhow, that's pretty much it. I hope this can help someone else in the future."
So, this is a solid device and perhaps with your particular configuration you won't have the same issues I did.
One curious feature of the AV.io is that it doesn't seem to tell the capture software what the HDMI source's video resolution is. Instead, if you ask the device to capture 1280x720 at 60fps, it will take the HDMI source and scale to 1280x720 even if the source is, say, 1920x1080. Not a problem, just a curious feature.
The other big selling point with me is that it works with Linux. I have a few other HDMI capture cards and while they work great, they require me to boot into and run Windows 7 or later and the manufacturer of those cards has explicitly stated they are not interested in Linux. If you want one less reason to run Windows, buy this capture card instead of other brands!
One caveat is the adapter will require USB 3.0 to provide clear/consistent video footage.
We have training participants in a classroom setting and remote via WebEx or Adobe Connect. We wanted to get a DV cam to record the events in of the training AND present the video to the remote participants from the DV cam.
We struggled with audio issues and video issues galore.
We had poor luck with the BlackMagic adapters as they were extremely finicky. You could get them to sometimes work on the BlackMagic software, and it would work sometimes on various applications depending on the version of the software we were using. Sometimes we would need to downgrade to an older version.
Getting increasingly tired of messing with the BlackMagic adapters and not knowing if it would work when we really needed it.
We were looking for a reliable video input device for use with Adobe Connect and through various online articles we were led to AV.io products.
We installed the config tool, checked all the options and created a few custom user resolutions (max resolutions supported for Adobe Connect) and were in business. Video came through with no issue.
Next we tackled the audio issues by having WebEx or Adobe Connect "dial in" to a Polycom Speakerphone. To get better audio to remote participants we got two external mics for the Polycom that worked perfectly.
Lastly we added a simple mini boom mic to our DV cam so our video footage would record the room participants without needing lapel mics or handheld mics.
Long story short, the AV.io solved a series of video capture headaches and was part of our virtual training solution. Thanks for the fantastic product!