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Mfr PN: ESP0444
Our PN: EPHN5240001
Manufacturer: Epiphan
Platform(s): Mac & Win

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Captures and combines audio, full HD video and SD video together. Quiet, portable video recorder that captures, scales, encodes and streams from DVI, HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort, S-Video, and composite sources.



Manufacturer Part Number: ESP0444

VGADVI Recorder is a stand-alone appliance for recording and/or streaming video display and camera sources.

VGADVI Recorder captures an HD video source such as a computer monitor, RADAR display or ultrasound monitor as well as an SD video source such as a camera feed. VGADVI Recorder then records these inputs as two individual time-stamped streams or one picture-in-picture stream. The recorded content can also be streamed live to remote users browsers or media players.

VGADVI Recorder is easy to setup and use, works straight out of the box and does not require the use of a computer or any additional equipment. Simply power it on, plug in your sources and press the on-device button to start recording. A straightforward web interface is available for custom configuration.

  • Capture from screens or cameras at Full HD resolution
  • Stream while recording to direct clients or via CDNs
  • Managed and controlled either locally or over a network
  • Use it everywhere its portable with no software to be installed
  • Capture presentation camera, slides and voice simultaneously
  • Supports VGA, DVI, HDMI, Display Port, S-Video, composite and RGB component

Multi-source layouts with branding

  • Choose to display the video from one or both video sources, display the video side-by-side or picture-in-picture.
  • VGADVI Recorder automatically scales inputs to match your configured layout settings.
  • Add your corporate color as a background, your company logo, and add meta data such as the date, time, and presenter name.
  • Overlay video with timestamp information and other text.
  • Upload a custom image to display when the channel does not have a signal or if your input signal is interrupted for any reason.

Video/audio outputs and network/control ports

  • VGADVI Recorder has a DVI-I video output, a 3.5 mm stereo audio output, an RJ-45 PoE port, and a USB 2.0 port.
  • Built-in signal converters and output connectors provide pass through for both DVI-I and audio input sources.
  • Connect a headset to the audio output port to monitor the audio input for quality.
  • Connect HDMI, DVI, or VGA projectors, and displays to the DVI-I port to monitor the DVI-I input source.

Video and Audio Inputs

  • VGADVI Recorder captures two video sources from HDMI, DVI, VGA, S-Video, and composite video at their native resolutions and frame rates.
  • Audio input is provided through a 3.5 mm analog stereo audio input.
  • The DVI-I port is built to capture signals from DVI, HDMI and VGA sources, while the S-Video port captures signals from S-Video and composite sources.

Streaming protocols

  • VGADVI Recorder supports a wide range of streaming formats and protocols enabling it to stream video to media players on a wide range of platforms and web browsers using industry standard streaming formats including FLV, ASF, MJPEG and via TCP/UDP using RTSP.
  • Supports Multicast Streaming via UDP using RTP, MPEG-TS RTP, MPEG-TS and publishes to streaming servers (Content Delivery Networks) via RTMP and RTSP.

Stream using Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and Session Announce Protocol (SAP)

  • Media players, smart TVs, set-top boxes, digital signs etc. can play live streams and saved recordings from the VGADVI Recorder via UPnP or SAP.
  • Streaming via UPnP and/or SAP is perfect for situations when the destination device is unattended. For example, when VGADVI Recorder streams to a digital sign that continuously plays a video, if there is an interruption, the live stream resume feature automatically resumes the stream.

Video encoding with H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG

  • VGADVI Recorder supports the most widely used video codecs and file formats (AVI and MOV) to ensure maximum compatibility with commercial viewing and post production software media players such as VLC, Adobe Media Player, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro.
  • Choose codecs to help you maximize your stream quality while minimizing the demand for system resources and bandwidth.
  • Use the default settings, or fine tune the operation to your application.
  • Video frame rate, encoding bit rate, and key frame interval are among several parameters available to tailor the encoding to your specific requirements.
  • Whether you are recording highly dynamic full motion video or slowly changing instrumentation displays Epiphan Recorders enable you to direct the encoder to achieve optimal video quality while satisfying bitrate and file size constraints of your specific application and environment.

Supports audio codecs MP3, AAC and PCM

  • VGADVI Recorder supports the most widely used audio codecs to ensure maximum compatibility with commercial viewing and post production software.
  • Use the default settings, or fine tune to meet your requirements.'

32 GB of onboard file storage or record directly to USB

  • Stores the video files to an internal solid state memory, with 32 GB of storage, in AVI, MPEG-TS or MOV format (common and easy to use formats).
  • Automatically deletes the oldest recorded file in local storage when disk space runs low and replaces the file with a current file to ensure the latest recordings are available.
  • If desired, record directly to an attached USB drive rather than to local storage.
  • Manage the size of your recorded video files by configuring the VGADVI Recorder to start a new file based on a time or file-size limit. When the limit is reached, the current recorded file is closed and available for download while a new file is opened for continued recording all without missing a frame.

Easy access to external file storage
The VGADVI Recorder offers a variety of options for storing your recorded files:

  • Store the files on the device itself, this is useful when you dont have access to a network or an external device. You can always download the files later.
  • Record directly to a USB drive.
  • Facilitate 24/7 recording by configuring automatic transfer of recorded files to an external USB storage device or local network storage via FTP, RSYNC, or CIFS.
  • Configure automatic file transfer when a USB device is inserted.
  • Integrate easily with commercial content management systems.

Integrate with:

  • We can be easily integrated with content management systems (CMS) and with learning management systems (LMS) such as Blackboard, Kaltura, Mediasite and Moodle.

Supported aspect ratios and resolutions

  • Supports 1080p HD video capture at 30 fps and resolutions up to 19201200.
  • Capture computer displays and live camera signals.
  • Convenient pick lists of standard resolutions in 4:3, 16:9, and 16:10 ratios make configuration and switching between various video input sources quick and easy. Custom resolutions are also supported.

Automatically configures frame rate, bitrate, and aspect ratio

  • The VGADVI Recorder analyzes your source stream and automatically uses the best possible frame size, bitrate, and aspect ratio for the output stream.
  • Changes to the input signal resolution and aspect ratio are automatically reflected in the output stream.
  • Automatic configuration is an option that can be enabled or disabled depending on your requirements.

Out of the box and ready to stream

  • Your VGADVI Recorder is configured and ready to record and stream live as soon as it has power and internet connection and an input signal.
  • VGADVI Recorder encodes video and audio as its captured and makes it stream-ready.
  • A URL is generated as soon as a source is detected.
  • Viewers only need to access the URL and they can instantly view the video.

Thoughtful Design

  • The VGADVI Recorder integrates video capturing, scaling, encoding, recording, and streaming, into one simple device.
  • The rugged yet lightweight design is ideal when moving from office to boardroom, laboratory or anywhere you need to capture, record, and stream video.
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) eliminates the need for AC power connection; the device is powered directly over the Ethernet cable from a PoE capable network switch. A PoE injector is included with the product if you need it.
  • Roughly the size of a paperback novel, measuring 7.95?4.13?1.38?, (20210535 mm), weighing 1.4 lbs., (635 g).
  • With no internal fans, or other moving parts, it is silent and reliable.


  • A web-based control interface is provided to enable local or remote configuration and operation of the Recorder.
  • Once configured, recording may be stopped and started using a mouse or our Big Red Button.
  • Integration with other systems is available via our HTTP and RS-232 APIs.
  • Connect your computer directly to the recorder to enable local operation or place the recorder on a network to enable remote log in.
  • Separate admin, operator, and viewer accounts and configurable passwords are provided.
  • Our Big Red Button provides simple start/stop control for recording and visual confirmation whether recording is in progress.


Video InputsConnectors(1) DVI / HDMI1 / VGA1 / Component2 (1) S-Video / composite3 (NTSC/PAL)
ResolutionsVESA modes: 640480 to 19201200; Custom resolutions
HD Video Format OptionsRGB plus separate HSync and VSync signals; RGB plus CSYNC signal; RGB with Sync-on-Green synchronization; DVI single link.
EDID SupportEDIDs can be uploaded to the device
Audio InputConnector(1) ?in (3.5mm) stereo analog audio
Input LevelsMic and line-in
Video Output (Splitter / Converter)Connector(1) DVI-I (pass-through)
SignalsAnalog and Digital versions are always output with automatic D/A or A/D applied
Audio OutputConnector(1) 3.5mm stereo audio
Video EncodingVideo CodecH.264, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
Video Bit Ratesconfigurable up to 10 Mb/sec
Key Frame IntervalsProgrammable
Color ResolutionYUV 4:2:0
Frame SizeConfigurable up to 19201200
Frame Rates430 fps @ 19201080p (or smaller), 25 fps @ 19201200
Audio EncodingAudio CodecEncoderBitrateSample Frequencies
MP332-192kbps22kHz, 44kHz
PCM22kHz, 44kHz
AAC32-192kbps16 kHz, 22kHz, 44kHz
G.7118kHz (a-Law) and 8kHz (-Law)
Network InterfacesConnector(1) 10/100 Ethernet RJ45 (PoE spec: IEEE 802.3af class 0)
StreamsFLV, ASF, and MJPEG over HTTP
RTMP and RTSP for publishing to a streaming server or CDN
Multicast StreamsRTP, MPEG-TS and MPEG-TS/RTP over UDP
Network Discovery / AnnounceUPnP, SAP
Video/Audio Recording and File ManagementInternal Storage32 GB (solid state)
Unlimited storage when configured with local or network attached storage, enabling 24/7 recording.
Automatically removes oldest recordings from internal storage as space is required.
File maintenance through admin interface (Web UI)
Local StorageAutomatic copy to local USB drives via two USB 2.0 ports
Network StorageFTP server and FTP client capabilities(automatic and manual)
RSYNC/CIFS synchronization
Playback and Recorded FormatsDownload recorded videos (AVI, MPEG-TS or MOV) using the Web UI and playback through any compatible player.
AdministrationWeb UI for administration. Includes multiple user roles (admin, operator and viewer).
Included API for integration into existing environments (executed via HTTP or RS-232). RS-232 API integration requires a USB to RS-232 adapter (not included)
Time SynchronizationNTP, TIME (RFC 868), PTP v1 (IEEE-1588-2002 V1)
Product Dimensions7.95? 4.13? 1.38? (202 mm 105 mm 35 mm)
Product Weight1.4 lb, 635 g
Country of OriginMade in North America (Canada)

1 Using DVI-I port, with the supplied adapter or cable
2 Requires component to VGA adapter (not included)
3 Using S-Video port with the supplied adapter
4 Results obtained running all DVI-I ports at specified resolution actual fps performance may vary with specific video content real-time scaling (especially to different aspect ratios) may result in decreased fps performance


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