Standalone Video Capture and Streaming - HDMI or Component, 1080p - USB 2.0
Capture high-definition video to a PC, or to an SD card without a computer, and stream live video over the Internet in real time
Product ID: USB2HDCAPS
This high-definition capture device lets you record an HDMI or component video source, with audio, through a USB port on your computer.
With two standalone modes for recording or streaming, the capture device lets you record directly to an SD card for standalone capture, or use the built-in LAN port to stream video over the Internet.
Capture or stream 1080p video
This versatile capture device features an SD card slot, which lets you record video directly to a card without having to connect the capture device to your computer. It’s the perfect way to save time, while adding support for non-Windows® based platforms such as Mac computers or Android™ tablets. Software is also included enabling you to stream or record content with your Windows based computer.
For hassle-free video streaming, the capture box also has a built-in RJ45 network port that enables you to connect the capture device directly to your router or switch. With this standalone network connectivity you can instantly stream your video source over the Internet using streaming services such as Twitch®.
The device encodes in H.264, the most widely adopted video codec in the world, so you can rest assured that your video captures will be compatible with almost any device platform with no editing or converting required. H.264 is also widely supported by most software titles including Adobe® Premiere® and Windows Media® Encoder.
Plus, the included software lets you take screenshots, schedule recordings and instantly stream your video source over the Internet. The software is compatible with NTSC and PAL systems, which is perfect for professional video archiving applications where source media can change from project to project.
This device features one-key capture for simple push-button video recording using the included software, or push-button capture and streaming while in standalone mode.The built-in video pass-through ports enable real-time video review while you capture or stream content.
To maximize portability, the capture device is USB powered, so you don’t have to use an additional power adapter or find an available wall outlet.
- This USB video capture device will not record digitally encrypted content.
- When streaming standalone video without the PC software, the maximum supported resolution is 720p.
- Standalone streaming supports SD cards up to 64G (FAT32 File system), HiSpeed (Class 10) SD Card is recommended.
The USB2HDCAPS is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.
Archive videos in a digital library
Create walkthroughs and how-to tutorial videos
Capture video for screencasts, product demonstrations, online tutorials, classroom lectures, presentations, or conferences
|Chipset ID||Analog Devices - ADV7513|
|Industry Standards||NTSC, PAL-M, PAL-60, PAL|
|Video Encoding: MPEG4/H.264|
|Important standalone operation notes||
Maximum resolution for standalone video streaming is 720p.
Your SD card must be formatted in FAT32.
Maximum supported SD card size is 64 GB
Class 10 or above SD card is recommended
|Audio Specifications||HDMI or Component RCA Stereo|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||100 Mbps|
|Maximum Digital Resolutions||Video input: 1080p/30/50/60
Video capturing: 1080p/30
Software Video streaming: 1080p
Standalone Video streaming: 720p/30
|Supported Resolutions||1080i/p, 720p, 576i/p, 480i/p|
|Connector A||1 - Component Video (3 x RCA) Female Input|
|1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female Input|
|1 - Stereo Audio (2 x RCA) Female Input|
|1 - USB B (4 pin) Female Output|
|Connector B||1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female Output|
|1 - SD / MMC Slot Receptacle|
|1 - RJ-45 Female|
|OS Compatibility||Windows® 10 (32/64bit), 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64bit), Vista (32/64bit), XP (32/64bit)|
|LED Indicators||1 - Video Source|
|1 - USB (Power)|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-5°C to 60°C (23°F to 140°F)|
|Product Height||27 mm [1.1 in]|
|Product Length||138 mm [5.4 in]|
|Product Weight||160 g [5.6 oz]|
|Product Width||86 mm [3.4 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.5 kg [1.2 lb]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - Capture Device|
|1 - USB 2.0 Cable|
|1 - HDMI Cable|
|1 - Instruction Manual|
Capture and convert the audio/video from an HDMI® source, through a 34mm ExpressCard slot
Capture and convert an S-Video or Composite video on your PC or Mac®, as digital media
Connect USB 2.0 peripherals to your computer
Connect an HDMI®-enabled output device to a DVI-D display, or a DVI-D output device to an HDMI-capable display
Connect an HDMI®-enabled output device to a DVI-D display, or a DVI-D output device to an HDMI-capable display
Connect your computer or audio player to an RCA audio device
- [USB2HDCAPS] Standalone Capture and Streaming Adapter.zip Version: 1.0.15.0612
- USB2HDCAPS_Firmware.zip Version: 1.5.38
Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
You can use a video capture device to capture or record an audio and video output signal to a connected computer. You can use USB, ExpressCard, or PCI Express technology to connect a video capture device to a computer system. StarTech.com has video capture devices that can capture audio and video from sources such as HDMI, DVI, VGA, S-Video, component, or composite. The captured signals are usually recorded with software that is included with the video capture device. Some software will also stream the captured signals online.
Select a capture device that features the audio and video connections you want to use. These can be identified on the product page, under the Technical Specifications tab. Whenever possible, you should avoid using adapters or converters with video capture devices as they can cause issues or negatively impact the quality of the audio or video signals being captured.
When looking at a video capture device that requires software to use, it is important to consider the operating system you want to use it on. You can find this on the product page under the Technical Specifications tab, which only lists supported operating systems.
Consider what resolution and refresh rate you require. You can find the supported resolutions and refresh rates on the product page, under the Technical Specifications tab in the Performance section.
Video capture device usually use drivers and software to record audio and video. Both the drivers and the software can be found on the product page under the Support tab. Different software will have different features so it’s a good idea to review the software to make sure it is a good fit for your intended usage. You can do so by looking at the manual for the device, also located on the Support tab. StarTech.com only supports the software included with the video capture device.
HDCP stands for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection. This system protects high definition video from being intercepted, modified, or recorded between the source and the display. All StarTech.com devices adhere to the HDCP standard, so they do not record HDCP-protected content. HDCP content that is being blocked often appears as a blank screen or a screen with an HDCP error shown on it.
Certain video capture devices allow you to stream video feeds online with streaming platform such as YouTube. For more information, review the product manual or watch our video on this subject. You can find a link to the video in the description. If at this point you have further questions about a Startech.com video capture device contact our technical support team for further assistance.
Although you may be able to plug in all of the connectors used for video standards associated with video capture cards/cables, you may still encounter issues that may prevent the video from being captured correctly.
About copyright protection
Some video sources implement copyright protection when you are plugging into a non-display device. Examples of copyright protection include the following:
High Definition Content Protection (HDCP). This type of copyright protection is included with DVI and HDMI® and can appear as a video error or blank screen. HDCP may also appear on the screen.
Analogue Content Protection (ACP). This type of copyright protection is included with analogue video (for example, composite, s-video, or component). ACP can appear as a brightness pulsing up and down.
Copyright protection cannot legally be bypassed, and StarTech.com does not offer any products that do so.
Using video adapters
It is possible to passively convert video signals to different connector types, but the video standards will not always match between the video source and video destination. You may need to actively convert from one video type to another to ensure that the correct conversion is being made. When a passive converter is not available, most video standards can be converted with active converters.
Examples of incompatible passive conversions include the following:
- VGA source to composite or component (RCA) video, or composite or component (RCA) video to VGA.
- Composite (RCA) source to s-video.
- VGA to DVI-D and DVI-D to VGA.
Note: S-video to composite can be passively converted. DVI-I/DVI-A and VGA can be used bidirectionally.
About output resolution
If your video source has the ability to change resolutions (for example, a computer), it may be possible to send an incompatible resolution. To verify that the correct resolution is being used, navigate to www.StarTech.com and click the Technical Specifications tab for your product. Make note of the Industry Standards and Maximum Resolution specifications.
In the operating system's display management, you can adjust your video source to match or go below the maximum resolution and if possible, the refresh rate of your capture card.
Due to High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), it is not possible to record from certain gaming consoles. HDCP content (for example, movies) are protected, but the console itself may or may not have permanent HDCP enabled on the HDMI output.
For more information about consoles and their permanent HDCP enforcement, consult the following table:
Optional. You can change the settings in the menu.
You can use a video capture card with consoles that do not have permanent HDCP enabled.
Certain StarTech.com video capture cards are compatible with DirectShow and will work with many third-party video capture applications that are compatible with DirectShow. For more information on DirectShow compatible video capture cards, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video-capture-cards-directshow.
Although third-party software might work with this video capture card, StarTech.com does not officially support or endorse the use of third-party applications.
No, you cannot use this capture card to turn your video camcorder into a webcam. This capture card does not use a DirectShow compatible driver, which is a requirement for many of the software applications that enable you to use your video camcorder as a webcam.
For a list of video capture cards that you can use to turn a video camcorder into a webcam, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video-capture-cards-webcam-capable.
In order for network streaming to work with ShareView, your network infrastructure must have a DHCP server included on the network. The DHCP server issues an IP address to the USB2HDCAPS and allows any computer on the same network running ShareView to discover the USB2HDCAPS.
When you use network streaming with the USB2HDCAPS, consider the following:
A static IP address cannot be set.
Only a 10/100 connection is required.
StarTech.com only supports the use of ShareView software for network streaming and does not support the use of third-party streaming software.
This video capture card cannot record from more than one input at the same time.
Note: Although the USB2HDCAPS can be connected to multiple computers on the same network, only one device can capture video at a time.
Compliance and Safety
- If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
- If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
- Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
- Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
- Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.