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Mfr PN: 95-00430
Our PN: OSPN5730007
Manufacturer: Osprey Video
Platform(s): Win

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List Price:$489.00

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Quick Overview

The Osprey® 230 is a high-performance, low-profile 64-bit PCI-X® and PCI™ compatible capture card offering analog audio and video inputs designed for broadcasters, enterprises, government entities, and OEM system integrators. The Osprey 230 is a low-profile PCI/PCI-X™ bus card for capturing full-motion (30 fps) video and audio from a standard NTSC or PAL analog source. It includes a breakout cable for composite video, S-Video, and unbalanced and balanced audio. Audio loopback/monitoring capabilities are provided via 3.5 mm audio output. Multiple cards may be used in a single system chassis. Driver software supports Windows operating systems. Compatible with optional SimulStream® (Part Number 95-05000). (Linux drivers and support available from the open source Linux community).



Manufacturer Part Number: 95-00430

PCI-X Power with Analog Video Capture
The Osprey 230 analog video capture card offers legendary Osprey quality and reliability, designed for streaming professionals. Its the ideal PCI-X analog card for broadcast professionals and global OEM systems integrators. With its composite and S-Video inputs and professional balanced audio features, its the card of choice for high quality, reliable video capture.

Industry proven performance.
More than 300,000 Osprey cards are being used in a variety of broadcast, commercial and industrial applications. Youll find Osprey capture cards in mission-critical applications throughout the world.

Multiple streams per input.
Purchase the Osprey 230 with Osprey SimulStream and you can feed audio and video to multiple encoders at the same time. Or, create multiple streams of the same type with completely independent settings for sizing, scaling, logos and bit rate.

Software compatible.
The Osprey 230 works with popular video capture and encoding applications. Other cards can lock you in to a select few applications.

Ideal Solution for:

  • Broadcasters
  • Enterprise
  • Government
  • OEM systems integrators


  • Webcasting
  • Live streaming
  • Podcasting
  • Mobile TV
  • Video on Demand
  • Surveillance

Key Features

  • Enables multiple Osprey 230 cards per chassis
  • Supports global analog standard-definition formats, including NTSC and PAL
  • Automatically detects and adapts on-the-fly when the input video format changes from movie frame rates to television frame rates
  • Provides automatic optimization for changing motion content
  • Includes logo/bitmap overlay with transparency and positioning controls
  • Captures full-frame video at 30 frames per second providing full stardard-definition resolution for maximum quality
  • Hardware cropping
  • Is PCI-X compatible
  • Provides audio loop-back output
  • Supports AVI or extended AVI capture for use with the most popular third party editing and streaming software applications
  • Drivers are available for Microsoft Windows XP, Server 2003, server 2008, Vista and Windows 7

Osprey 230 with Breakout Cable (included)


  • Driver Support: Microsoft DirectShow API
  • Inputs:
    • Video: One channel switchable input
      • Composite (BNC x 1)
      • S-Video (mini-DIN)
    • Audio:
      • Balanced stereo (XLR x 2)
      • Unbalanced stereo (RCA x 2)
  • Outputs:
    • Audio:
      • Unbalanced stereo line (3.5 mm)
  • Video Format: NTSC/PAL
  • Pre-Processing:
    • Closed-caption extraction / rendering
    • Software-adjustable hardware audio gain control
    • Logo/bitmap overlay
    • Scaling, cropping, de-interlacing and inverse telecine
    • Loss of video automatic test pattern generation with text overlay option
    • Dimensions:
      • Half-height / half-length board
      • 6.60in L x 2.71in H (16.77 cm L x 6.87 cm H)
      • 64-bit PCITM interface
      • 32-bit/33-MHz PCI compatible
      • 3.3 V PCI 2.3 compliant
      • Includes low-profile bracket
  • Hardware Warranty: 1 year limited hardware warranty


  • Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
  • 32-Bit and 64-Bit beta drivers available for:
    • Microsoft Windows XP SP3
    • Server 2003
    • Vista Business SP1
    • Server 2008
    • Windows 7
  • Linux support


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