Picolo HD 3G

3G 60FPS SDI / HDMI / DVI High-Definition 1080p Video Capture Card

At a glance
  • Video and audio capture from SDI, HDMI, DVI or Y/Pr/Pb video sources
  • HD 1920x1080p50/60
  • 16 general purpose IO lines
  • PCIe x4 bus

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Compatible with a wide range of video sources:

  • HD-SDI
  • HDMI
  • DVI
  • Y/Pb/Pr


16 general purpose IO lines


Audio signal acquisition

  • Stereo
  • 16-bit linear PCM
  • 32, 44.1, 48 KHz


Analog Y/Pb/Pr, audio and watchdog cables included


Picolo HD Studio

  • Demonstration and evaluation program compatible with the Picolo HD series of video capture cards
  • Demonstrates the acquisition and live display of HD video, the use of non-destructive overlays, with an option to display a reticle cross or any graphics on the video
  • Able to save images, as well as mp4 H.264 video files (Picolo HD H.264 only)
  • Available as an executable application and as source code


Windows drivers

DirectShow and C APIs


Mechanical
Form Factor PCI Express card
Format Standard profile, half length, 4-lane PCI Express card
Dimensions L 135 mm x H 101 mm
L 5.31 in x H 3.98 in
Weight 107 g, 3.77 oz
Host bus
Standard PCI Express 1.0
Link width 4 lanes
Link speed 2.5 GT/s (PCIe 1.0)
Peak delivery bandwidth 1024 MB/s
Power consumption Max. 4.1 W
Camera / video inputs
Interface standard(s)
  • SDI and HDMI for HD digital audio/video
  • DVI-D for HD digital video
  • DVI-A and Y/Pb/Pr for HD analog video
Connectors
  • DVI-I: DVI-I socket(female) connector on the bracket for digital and analog video inputs
  • HDMI: HDMI type A (full size) receptacle (female) connector on the bracket for digital audio and video inputs
  • SDI: BNC female connector on the bracket for digital audio and video inputs
  • COMPONENTS: mini-DIN female connector on the bracket for expansion with the Y/Pb/Pr/L/R component cable
  • The Y/Pb/Pr/L/R component cable provides:
    • Y/Pb/Pr: 3 RCA female connectors for analog HD component video
Formats and standards (HD) Up to 1080p60 / 1080i60 / 720p60
Number of cameras 1
Line-scan cameras supported No
Video delivery
Raw video format(s) YUY2, Packed YUV 4:2:2
Deliverable video resolution (HD)
  • 1080p or 1080i source : 1920 x 1080 down to 640 x 384
  • 720p source: 1280 x 720 down to 640 x 384
Audio inputs
Number of inputs 3, Stereo
Type
  • SDI: Two 16-bit LPCM 48 kHz embedded digital audio channels
  • HDMI: Two 16-bit LPCM 32/44.1/48 kHz embedded digital audio channels
  • L/R Audio: Two line-level analog audio inputs
Audio format
  • 16-bit Linear PCM
  • 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz
Connectors
  • HDMI: HDMI type A (full size) receptacle (female) connector on the bracket for digital audio and video inputs
  • SDI: BNC female connector on the bracket for digital audio and video inputs
  • COMPONENTS: mini-DIN female connector on the bracket for expansion with the Y/Pb/Pr/L/R component cable
  • The Y/Pb/Pr/L/R component cable provides:
    • L/R: 1 twin RCA female connector for analog audio
General Purpose Inputs and Outputs
Number of lines 16 I/O lines (IO)
Connectors
  • I/O: 20-pin dual-row 0.1" header on the PCB
  • WATCHDOG: 4-pin dual-row 0.1" header on the PCB
Usage General purpose IO
Electrical specifications IO: Quasi-bidirectional I/O lines, individually configurable as input or output
Host system requirements
Processor
  • Minimum: Core 2 Duo or better
  • Recommended: Intel 2nd/ 3rd Generation Core i3/i5/i7
System memory
  • Minimum: 2GB DDR3
  • Recommended: 4GB DDR3 (dual channel) or better
Graphic card
  • Minimum: Supports DirectX 9 or higher
  • Recommended: Intel HD2000/2500/3000/4000 or better
Software
Host PC Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 8, 7, XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2
  • 32- and 64-bit versions
APIs
  • MultiCam 32- and 64-bit binary libraries for ISO-compliant C/C++ compilers
  • DirectShow filters for Microsoft Visual C++ compilers, for 32- and 64-bit applications
  • DirectShow .NET C#
Environmental conditions
Operating ambient air temperature 0 to +50 °C / +32 to +122 °F
Operating ambient air humidity 10 to 90% RH non-condensing
Storage ambient air temperature -20 to +70 °C / -4 to +158 °F
Storage ambient air humidity 10 to 90% RH non-condensing
Certifications
Electromagnetic - EMC standards
  • European Council EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
  • Unites States FCC rule 47 CFR 15
EMC - Emission
  • EN 55022:2010 Class B
  • FCC 47 Part 15 Class B
EMC - Immunity
  • EN 55024:2010 Class B
  • EN 61000-4-2
  • EN 61000-4-3
  • EN 61000-4-4
  • EN 61000-4-5
  • EN 61000-4-6
  • EN 61000-4-8
  • EN 61000-4-11
RoHS European Union Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS2)
REACH European Union Regulation 1907/2006
WEEE Must be disposed of separately from normal household waste and must be recycled according to local regulations
Ordering Information
Product code - Description
Included accessories
  • 1844 - Picolo HD Y/Pb/Pr/L+R Analog A/V Cable
  • 1846 - Picolo HD Watchdog Cable
Optional accessories

Standard and high-definition image acquisition

Endoscopy applications

Standard and high-definition image acquisition 1

Dental applications

Standard and high-definition image acquisition 2

Video-guided surgery applications

High-definition image acquisition

Offline inspection stations

High-definition image acquisition 1

Laboratory and measuring microscopes

MultiCam for Picolo HD
  Download File size Operating system
Release Notes multicam-for-picolo-hd-win-3.3.0.168-releasenotes.pdf 0.5 MB Windows
Documentation picolo-hd-3g-dvi-handbook_3.3.519.pdf 3.3 MB Windows
picolo-hd-3g-handbook_3-3-519.pdf 2.7 MB Windows
picolo-hd-h264-handbook_3-3-519.pdf 2.8 MB Windows
picolo-hd-one-handbook_3-3-519.pdf 2.9 MB Windows
picolo-hd-series-installation-guide_2-0-519.pdf 1.2 MB Windows
Setup Files multicam-for-picolo-hd-win-3.3.0.168.exe 21 MB Windows
Sample Programs directshowdotnet-for-picolo-hd-win-3.3.0.168-sampleprograms.zip 42 kB Windows
multicam-for-picolo-hd-win-3.3.0.168-sampleprograms.zip 2 MB Windows
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