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nanoGrabber-HD-SDI - HD-SDI Video Frame Grabber for Mini PCI Express

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The nanoGrabber-HD-SDI is a high-performance, high definition, raw video framegrabber on a single Mini PCI Express card. The nanoGrabber-HD-SDI provides a powerful and flexible solution for capturing HD-SDI digital video for local system display or software analysis and processing. The small form factor of the nanoGrabber-HD-SDI makes it ideal for embedded Situational Awareness systems in the most demanding environment.

The nanoGrabber-HD-SDI supports real-time video capture at up to 1080p30. The flexible capture engine also supports other common HD-SDI resolutions allowing data to be captured from a wide range of sources and sensors. The captured video data can be streamed continuously to system memory or disk for either immediate local display or further processing.

The nanoGrabber-HD-SDI is supported by drivers and example applications for Windows and Linux.



  • Live HD-SDI video input
  • Flexible capture resolution up to 1080p30/1080i60
  • Windows DirectShow/DirectDraw support
  • Linux Video4Linux support
  • Drivers for Windows, Linux
  • Compact miniPCI-express form factor
  • Low Power Operation


  • High performance image capture
  • Vehicle-based Video Capture
  • Real-time Situational Awareness
  • Law Enforcement
  • Crime Scene Recording
  • Remote Video Surveillance
  • Asset Monitoring
  • Traffic Monitoring and Control
  • Video Acquisition and Analytics

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Mini PCI Express Bus Interface

  • Full height Mini PCI Express card
  • Live video capture to display, memory or disk

Video Input

  • Digital HD-SDI input

Video Input Resolutions

  • Flexible capture at up to 1080p30
  • Supports common HD-SDI resolutions including;
    720p25, 720p30,
    720p50, 720p60
    1080p25, 1080p30
    1080i50, 1080i60

Video Capture Formats

  • YCbCr 4:2:2
  • YCbCr 4:2:0

System Requirements

  • x86 PC-Compatible with mini PCI Express socket
  • PCI VGA Display (if Video Preview to host is required)


  • Operating temp 0°C to 60°C
  • Operating temp 40°C to +85°C (extended temp option)
  • Standard Full Height Mini PCI Express form factor

Software Drivers

  • Drivers for Windows, Linux
  • Sample video overlay and capture application in C/C++ source code

The following order codes can be used when ordering the nanoGrabber-HD-SDI

nanoGrabber-HD-SDI - Video Capture Controller (0 to 60C)
nanoGrabber-HD-SDI-Ext - Video Capture Controller (-40C to +85C)

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