Converters & grabbers

Video Signal Converters from The Imaging Source

Video signal converters from The Imaging Source simply and reliably convert analog or digital input signals into digital video signals for visualization, image capture, and processing.

The Imaging Source offers various video signal converters for a wide range of input signals and applications: Convert analog (PAL, NTSC, CCIR, EIA) or SDI video signals to digital image data streams; capture video signals from an HDMI source via USB 3.0 interface; reduce system footprint by directly connecting an HDMI display with any of The Imaging Source's USB industrial cameras using the USB-to-HDMI Converter.

The Imaging Source's free end-user software, IC Capture, IC Measure, and IC Imaging Control SDK, allows users to capture and process image data. The Windows drivers of the video signal converters are DirectShow compatible.

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  • VIDEO-TO-USB 2.0: Converts analog video signals from PAL, NTSC, CCIR and EIA standards into uncompressed image data streams
  • SDI-TO-USB 3.0: Captures SDI video streams via a USB 3.0 interface
  • USB-TO-HDMI: Directly connect The Imaging Source's 33U, 37U and 38U Series USB 3 industrial cameras to an HDMI display
  • HDMI-TO-USB: Capture video streams from an HDMI interface via a USB3 interface
  • Free software: IC Capture, IC Imaging Control SDK, and IC Measure compatible with the latest Windows releases
  • Warranty: 3-year warranty with continuous support

A Quick Guide to The Imaging Source's Video Converters

VIDEO-TO-USB 2.0 Converter

Convert Analog Video Sources into Uncompressed Image Data Streams

Convert analog video (with or without audio) to uncompressed image data streams. Available as PCB or housed variants.

Devices with digital video output dominate the market, but an enormous number of analog video sources remain in use. The Imaging Source's Video-to-USB converter enables the digitization of images from these analog video sources.

This proven video converter is a cost-effective solution which converts analog video signals based on the PAL, NTSC, CCIR, and EIA video standards into uncompressed image data streams.

The DFG/USB2pro supports video signals from analog color and monochrome cameras, as well as a wide range of other devices with analog video output, including medical x-ray, ultrasound devices and fingerprint scanners. In addition to video signals, the DFG/USB2aud also captures and converts audio signals. Furthermore, the DFG/USB2pro is an ideal alternative to PCI and PCI Express frame grabbers.

SDI-TO-USB 3.0 Converter

Connect Modern Security Cameras to PCs

HD-SDI is a serial digital interface designed primarily for the transmission of uncompressed and unencrypted video data over 75-ohm coaxial cable (this cabling is a legacy from earlier analog video standards). DFG/HDSDI converts serial digital video signals according to HD-SDI into uncompressed image data streams for USB 3.0 interfaces.

The SDI to USB 3.0 converter connects modern security cameras to PCs.

USB-to-HDMI Converter

Direct Camera to Monitor Imaging

HDMI to USB 3.0 video capture device with supported resolutions of up to 4K

Typical machine vision applications use dedicated computers to perform image processing and analysis. Some simple monitoring and visualization tasks do not, however, require these levels of image processing. Such tasks are most efficiently solved by delivering images directly from camera to a monitor-eliminating the need for and associated costs of dedicated computer hardware.

The USB-to-HDMI converter enables direct image display from The Imaging Source's USB3 industrial cameras (33U, 37U and 38U series) to an HDMI monitor. A USB keyboard can be connected to the converter, allowing users to set the desired conversion parameters via the easy-to-use on-screen menu.


Capture HD or 4K HDMI input signals through a standard USB 3.0 interface

The Imaging Source's HDMI-to-USB converter (DFG/HDMI) captures digital images from HDMI video sources such as medical and industrial imaging devices, computers and other video equipment. The uncompressed video signal can then be processed or recorded via The Imaging Source's free software tools: IC Measure, IC Capture and IC Imaging Control SDK. A selection of supported resolutions include 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 60 fps, 3840x2160 (4K) at 30 fps and 4096x2160 (4K) at 30 fps. This robust and cost-optimized converter is quickly connected and can be used with Windows or Linux-based operating systems.

HDMI to USB 3.0 video capture device with supported resolutions of up to 4K

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About The Imaging Source

Established in 1988, The Imaging Source is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial cameras, video converters and embedded vision components for factory automation, quality assurance, medicine, science, security and a variety of other markets.

Our comprehensive range of cameras with USB 3.1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, GigE, MIPI interfaces and other innovative machine vision products are renowned for their high quality and ability to meet the performance requirements of demanding applications.

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