Picolo HD series

High-definition 1080p video capture cards

At a glance
  • Video and audio capture from SDI, HDMI, DVI, Y/Pr/Pb, S-Video or CVBS video sources
  • HD 1920x1080p, up to 50/60 frames per second
  • SD 525i60 and 625i50 on selected models
  • Optional on-board H.264 compression
  • 16 general purpose IO lines
Do not use for new design
Picolo HD One

SDI / HDMI / DVI High-Definition 1080p Video Capture Card

Do not use for new design
Picolo HD H.264

SDI / HDMI / DVI High-Definition 1080p Video Capture Card with on-board H.264 compression

Do not use for new design
Picolo HD 3G

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

 
Picolo HD 3G DVI

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

Compatible with a wide range of video sources:
Compatible with a wide range of video sources:

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


16 general purpose IO lines
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
Analog Y/Pb/Pr, audio and watchdog cables included


Picolo HD Studio
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
Windows drivers

DirectShow and C APIs


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Mechanical
Form Factor
PCI Express card
PCI Express card
PCI Express card
Format
Standard profile, half length, 1-lane PCI Express card
Standard profile, half length, 1-lane PCI Express card
Standard profile, half length, 4-lane PCI Express card
Dimensions
L 114 mm x H 101 mm L 4.51 in x H 3.98 in
L 155 mm x H 101 mm L 6.12 in x H 3.98 in
L 135 mm x H 101 mm L 5.31 in x H 3.98 in
Weight
96 g, 3.39 oz
115 g, 4.06 oz
107 g, 3.77 oz
Host bus
Standard
PCI Express 1.0
PCI Express 1.0
PCI Express 1.0
Link width
1 lane
1 lane
4 lanes
Link speed
2.5 GT/s (PCIe 1.0)
2.5 GT/s (PCIe 1.0)
2.5 GT/s (PCIe 1.0)
Peak delivery bandwidth
256 MB/s
256 MB/s
1024 MB/s
Power consumption
Max. 2.1 W
Max. 5.8 W
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
  • SDI and HDMI for HD digital audio/video
  • DVI-D for HD digital video
  • DVI-A and Y/Pb/Pr for HD analog video
  • 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
  • I/O: 20-pin dual-row 0.1" header on the PCB
  • WATCHDOG: 4-pin dual-row 0.1" header on the PCB
  • I/O: 20-pin dual-row 0.1" header on the PCB
  • WATCHDOG: 4-pin dual-row 0.1" header on the PCB
  • I/O: 20-pin dual-row 0.1" header on the PCB
  • WATCHDOG: 4-pin dual-row 0.1" header on the PCB
Formats and standards (HD)
Up to 1080p30 / 1080i60 / 720p60
Up to 1080p30 / 1080i60 / 720p60
Up to 1080p60 / 1080i60 / 720p60
Number of cameras
1
1
1
Line-scan cameras supported
No
No
No
Video delivery
Raw video format(s)
YUY2, Packed YUV 4:2:2
YV12, Planar YUV 4:2:2
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
  • 1080p or 1080i source : 1920 x 1080 down to 640 x 384
  • 720p source: 1280 x 720 down to 640 x 384
  • 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
3, Stereo
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 16-bit Linear PCM
  • 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz
  • 16-bit Linear PCM
  • 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz
General Purpose Inputs and Outputs
Number of lines
16 I/O lines (IO)
16 I/O lines (IO)
16 I/O lines (IO)
Usage
General purpose IO
General purpose IO
General purpose IO
Electrical specifications
IO: Quasi-bidirectional I/O lines, individually configurable as input or output
IO: Quasi-bidirectional I/O lines, individually configurable as input or output
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
  • Minimum: Core 2 Duo or better
  • Recommended: Intel 2nd/ 3rd Generation Core i3/i5/i7
  • 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
  • Minimum: 2GB DDR3
  • Recommended: 4GB DDR3 (dual channel) or better
  • 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
  • Minimum: Supports DirectX 9 or higher
  • Recommended: Intel HD2000/2500/3000/4000 or better
  • 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
  • Microsoft Windows 8, 7, XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2
  • 32- and 64-bit versions
  • 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#
  • 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#
  • 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
0 to +50 °C / +32 to +122 °F
0 to +50 °C / +32 to +122 °F
Operating ambient air humidity
10 to 90% RH non-condensing
10 to 90% RH non-condensing
10 to 90% RH non-condensing
Storage ambient air temperature
-20 to +70 °C / -4 to +158 °F
-20 to +70 °C / -4 to +158 °F
-20 to +70 °C / -4 to +158 °F
Storage ambient air humidity
10 to 90% RH non-condensing
10 to 90% RH non-condensing
10 to 90% RH non-condensing
Certifications
Electromagnetic - EMC standards
  • European Council EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
  • United States FCC rule 47 CFR 15
  • European Council EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
  • United States FCC rule 47 CFR 15
  • European Council EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
  • United States FCC rule 47 CFR 15
EMC - Emission
  • EN 55022:2010 Class B
  • FCC 47 Part 15 Class B
  • EN 55022:2010 Class B
  • FCC 47 Part 15 Class B
  • 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
  • EN 55024:2010 Class B
  • EN 61000-4-2
  • EN 61000-4-3
  • EN 61000-4-4
  • EN 61000-4-6
  • EN 61000-4-8
  • 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)
European Union Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS2)
European Union Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS2)
REACH
European Union Regulation 1907/2006
European Union Regulation 1907/2006
European Union Regulation 1907/2006
WEEE
Must be disposed of separately from normal household waste and must be recycled according to local regulations
Must be disposed of separately from normal household waste and must be recycled according to local regulations
Must be disposed of separately from normal household waste and must be recycled according to local regulations
Ordering Information
Included accessories
  • 1844 - Picolo HD Y/Pb/Pr/L+R Analog A/V Cable
  • 1846 - Picolo HD Watchdog Cable
  • 1844 - Picolo HD Y/Pb/Pr/L+R Analog A/V Cable
  • 1846 - Picolo HD Watchdog Cable
  • 1844 - Picolo HD Y/Pb/Pr/L+R Analog A/V Cable
  • 1846 - Picolo HD Watchdog Cable
On-board processing
Video
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  • Deinterlacing
  • Denoising
  • On-Screen Display (OSD)
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On-board video codec
Video encoders
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  • H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10)
  • Baseline and main profiles
  • 2 encoders per card
-
Number of streams
-
2
-
Bitrate
-
  • VBR, CBR and HBR
  • Adjustable from 128 kbps up to 12 Mbps
-
Video streams resolution
-
  • 1920x1080p + 960x540p@30/25/24fps
  • 1920x1080i + 960x540i@60/50fps
  • 1280x720p + 640x360p@60/50fps
  • 1280x720p + 640x360p@30/25fps
  • 720x480i+ 352x240i@60fps
  • 720x576i + 352x288i@50fps
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Video processing
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  • On Screen Display (OSD)
  • Privacy masks
  • De-noising
  • De-interlacing
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