AVerMedia Technologies Inc.

DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK II (C729)

$ 349

The DarkCrystal HD Capture SDKII is a 1080p capture card is designed exclusively for professionals. It is equipped with HDMI and comprehensive analog inputs to capture video content from a wide variety of video sources. Inclusive in the package is a software development kit that includes frequently used functions to help developers and system integrators complete their tasks easily and efficiently. The bundled AVer MediaCenter software provides intuitive HD video previewing and capturing.

Record 1080p HD Video via HDMI Connection*

The AVerMedia DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK II supports HDMI connectivity for capturing and monitoring video up to 1080p high-definition resolution at 25 or 30 frames per second. You can easily capture full HD content from HD digital camcorders and HD cable or satellite set-top boxes through an HDMI connection. No matter what you want to capture, this capture card can help you do it.
*Capturing HD content with HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Protection) is not supported.

High Quality Analog Capturing

The accompanying dongle cable allows capture of video from component, composite and S-Video sources. With the 9-in-1 analog cable, capturing standard and high definition video or video gameplay is effortless. You can get incredible quality video and create your own professional video clips on your PC easily.

Real-time HD H.264 Recording

Capture Studio is the bundled capture application focused on both quality and compression efficiency. It supports real-time 1080p HD H.264 recording to preserve crystal-like HD picture and save up to three times more of your hard disk space.

Works with Popular Video Software

Compatible with DirectShow, the AVerMedia DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK II supports a variety of popular professional video editing software programs with plug-ins. In addition, AVerMedia capture solutions support Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, Sony Vegas Pro 10 and Image J, versatility exclusively for professional use. You can easily capture and edit your own video with the use of your preferred software package.

Exclusive Software Development Kit (SDK)

The enclosed SDK provides a complete tool kit to develop software via various programming languages. You can utilize the API to call up the appropriate functions and libraries in our SDK. It can help you to reduce noise, downscale frame rates, overlay a second video over the current one, adjust color or de-interlace.

Supported Resolutions:

1080@25p/30p & 50i/60i, 720@50p/60p, 576@50p/50i, 480@60p/60i, 640 x 480@60Hz, 1024 x 768@60Hz, 1280 x800@60Hz, 1280 x 1024@50Hz, 1440 x 900@50Hz, 1600 x 1200@30Hz, 1680 x 1050@35Hz

Software Support:

Windows Media Encoder 9
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder 3
Corel VideoStudio
CyberLink PowerDirector
CyberLink PowerProducer
Real Producer (v13)
VLC Media Player
Sony Vegas Pro 10
Image J
Learning Valley Presentations2GO

Interface PCIe 1x
Input Digital: HDMI 1.3 / HDCP 1.2 (1080p@25/30)
Analog (through breakout cable): Component (YPbPr support 1080i / 720p) / Composite / S-Video / Audio (L/R)
Input Video Resolution Composite & S-Video:
720 x 480@60i, 720 x 576@50i
720x480@60i/60p, 720x576@50i/50p, 1280x720@50p/60p, 1920x1080@50i/60i
640x480@60/72/75/85 / 720x480@60i/60p / 720x576@50i/50p / 800x600@56/60/72/75/85 / 1024x768@60/70/75/85 / 1152x864@75 /
1280 x 720@50p/60p, 1280 x 768@60, 1280 x 800@60, 1280 x 960@60, 1360 x 768@60, 1280 x 1024@50, 1440 x 900@50, 1600 x 1200@30
1680x1050@35 / 1920x1080@50i/60i / 1920x1080@24/25/30
Capture Video format Composite & S-Video:
720 x 480, 720 x 576
640 x 480, 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080
640 x 480, 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1152 x 864, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 768, 1280 x 800
1280x960 / 1360x768 / 1280x1024 / 1440x900 / 1600x1200 / 1680x1050 / 1920x1080
Pixel Format YUY2(4:2:2), YVYU(4:2:2), UYVY(4:2:2)
Color Adjustment Composite & S-Video: Brightness, Contrast, Hue (NTSC only), Saturation
Component: Brightness, Contrast
HDMI: Not supported
Video Format NTSC / PAL
Multi-Card Support Yes (max = 8 pcs)
OS Windows XP / 7/ 8
Programming Language VB, VC, Delphi, C#, VB.NET
SDK Framework General DLL
Operating Environment [Temperature] 0 to +60 ℃
[Humidity] 0% to 80% RHNC
Storage Environment [Temperature] -30 to +65 ℃
[Humidity] 0% to 90% RHNC
Power Requirement 3.3V max 710mA
Dimensions (mm) 124.8(L) x 68.78(W) x 1.6(H)
System Requirements
CPU For SD Video Capturing
-Intel® Pentium® 4 3.0GHz
-AMD Athlon™ 64 3200+
For HD Video Capturing (MPEG-2 Format)
-Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.4GHz
-AMD Athlon™ 64x2 Dual Core 2.8GHz
For HD Video Capturing (H.264 Format)
-Intel® Core™ i5 750 or AMD equivalent
For 3D Content Capturing
-Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD AMD Athlon x2 or above
Memory 512 MB RAM
* 2GB RAM is recommended for HD video capturing
VGA VGA card with DirectX9.0c or above
* VGA card with support for DirectX9.0c or above*
Operating System Windows® 8/7/XP (32/64-Bit)
3rd Party S/W Support • Telestream Wirecast
• Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder 3
• Adobe Premiere Pro CS
• UStream Producer
• XSplit
• Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9
• Microsoft Express Encoder
• GraphEdit
• AMCap
• Corel VideoStudio
• CyberLink PowerDirector
• CyberLink PowerProducer
• Real Producer (v13)
• VLC Media Player
• Imaging J
• Sony Vegas Pro 10
• Learning Valley - Presentations2GO
• Any application which requires a DirectShow compliant device

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