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.
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.
The USB2HDCAPS is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector B||HDMI (19 pin)|
|SD / MMC Slot|
|1 - Connector A||HDMI (19 pin)|
|Component Video (3 x RCA)|
|Stereo Audio (2 x RCA)|
|USB B (4 pin)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-5°C to 60°C (23°F to 140°F)|
|Industry Standards||NTSC, PAL-M, PAL-60, PAL|
|Video Encoding: MPEG4/H.264|
|Chipset ID||Analog Devices - ADV7513|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||Video Source|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||7.1 cm [2.8 in]|
|Package Length||29.3 cm [11.5 in]|
|Package Width||19.2 cm [7.6 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.5 kg [1.2 lb]|
|Performance||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|
|Audio Specifications||HDMI or Component RCA Stereo|
|General Specifications||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
|Physical Characteristics||Product Length||13.8 cm [5.4 in]|
|Product Width||8.6 cm [3.4 in]|
|Product Height||2.7 cm [1.1 in]|
|Weight of Product||160.0 g [5.6 oz]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||Windows® 11, 10 (32/64bit), 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64bit), Vista (32/64bit), XP (32/64bit)|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||Capture Device|
|USB 2.0 Cable|
A Windows 10 update may prevent a Capture Device from being detected by your Computer. Enabling access to your Camera and Microphone will resolve this issue.
To enable access to your Camera:
To enable access to your Microphone:
When you troubleshoot issues with a video capture device, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:
Video capture device
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the video cables, source, and capture device in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
Use a different video cable, source, and capture device in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.
When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:
Test each cable individually.
Use short cables when you are testing.
When you test the video cables and source with the video capture device, make sure that the following is true:
Other video destinations work with the same video source. For more information, visit http://www.startech.com/faq/video_capture_cards_source_compatibility.
Adapters and extenders are kept to a minimum.
The video source is not copyright protected (for example, HDCP).
The video standard (for example, NTSC, PAL, HDMI, and so on) of the video source matches the Technical Specifications of the video capture device.
To check if the video capture device is detected in Windows®, complete the following:
Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager. Check to see if your device is listed under Sound, video and game controllers.
Do one of the following:
If you do not see the video capture device in Device Manager, for more information, visit https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=expansion-cards#pci-pcie-cannot-boot-os-or-detect-windows
If the device is listed with an error, follow the instructions on the Support tab on the StarTech.com product page to reinstall the drivers.
When you test the video capture device on your computer, make sure that the driver and capture software is installed on your system for your adapter. Some cards may be able to support third party software, however, support is limited. For more information, visit https://www.startech.com/faq/video-capture-cards-third-party-software.
Note: The USB3HDCAP requires a compatible USB 3.0 card.
You should not upgrade your device's firmware if you do not have any issues with the functionality of your device. The only time you should consider an upgrade is if you are experiencing a problem with the device, and you have confirmed that the firmware addresses this problem. You can confirm this is the case by reviewing the documentation included with the firmware or by consulting with our Technical Support team. Incorrectly upgrading firmware can result in diminished performance so it is best to contact StarTech.com if you would like to perform this operation.
To confirm that Windows detects your USB device, complete the following:
Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.
A single USB2HDCAPS can stream over the network to multiple systems simultaneously. This allows multiple systems running ShareView to view or record the input to the USB2HDCAPS.
Multiple USB2HDCAPS can also exist on the network and can be selected in the ShareView Settings menu.
Only the first system that is connected to the USB2HDCAPS can change the settings; other systems that are connected to the unit can only view and record the video data.
Note: While third-party software may work with the USB2HDCAPS, StarTech.com only supports the use of ShareView software for network streaming.
Note: There needs to be a "/" between the name and key.
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:
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.
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