No longer just for broadcast
The Matrox Vio is a family of video capture and display2, 3, 4 boards delivering the superior quality and definition of state-of-the-art broadcast video to medical imaging and high-end video surveillance. A versatile design enables it to handle new high definition (HD) and traditional standard definition (SD) broadcast video formats transmitted over Serial Digital Interface (SDI) or analog form. In addition to video capture and display2, 3, 4 it provides graphics overlay capabilities and the ability to stream high-definition video to/from the host PC through a four lane (x4) PCI Express® (PCIe®) interface.
HD/SD analog/digital video capture
Members of the Matrox Vio family are capable of capturing standard definition (i.e., NTSC/PAL) or high definition (i.e., 720p/1080i) video signals3 in either analog form (i.e., CVBS, Y/C, YPbPr or RGB) with Analog or analog or digital (i.e., SDI) form with the Matrox Vio Duo making them an ideal solution for system configurations that must be made to handle both new cutting-edge and legacy video probes and cameras.
All color acquisition is performed with 20-bit accuracy5 , which helps to expose the subtle details in an image. In addition, all members of the Vio family are able to detect the presence (or absence) of a video source and can be made to display a custom attention (i.e., “splash”) screen to alert the operator in the event of a video input malfunction.
The Matrox Vio family can output standard definition (i.e., NTSC/PAL) or high definition (i.e., 720p/1080i) video signals3 in analog form (i.e., CVBS, Y/C, YPbPr or RGB) with the Matrox Vio Analog or both analog and digital (i.e., SDI) form with the Matrox Vio Duo enabling it to connect to both new cutting-edge and legacy video monitors and recorders. 20-bit color fidelity5 is maintained from input to output, preserving subtle image details. The video output is synchronized to the video input, which eliminates tearing artifacts. Moreover, the video input to output circuitry is designed for low-latency providing the operator with immediate visual feedback. Video outputs on the Matrox Vio family can also be used for playback of archived video. Furthermore, the Matrox Vio family handles the application of graphics overlay (e.g., annotations), generated by the host PC, to the video output in live or playback operation (see insert).
- PCIe x4 short card
- analog HD/SD input and output2,3,4
- HD/SD SDI input and output1,2,3,4
- low-latency video output
- video output synchronized to video input
- 20-bit video quality throughout5
- video source presence detection
- graphics overlay composition
- simultaneous digital and analog output1,4
- available software is sold separately and includes Matrox Imaging Library (MIL)/ActiveMIL and MIL-Lite/Active MIL-Lite
- supports 32-bit Windows® XP, 32/64-bit Windows 7/8(.1) and 32/64-bit Linux®