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HDMI to ExpressCard HD Video Capture Card Adapter 1080p

Capture and convert the audio/video from an HDMI® source, through a 34mm ExpressCard slot

Product ID: ECHDCAP

  • Capture from HDMI® input sources (source must be un-encrypted)
  • Supports HDMI audio
  • Full 1080p video capture
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  • Still image capture supported
  • MPEG-4 and H.264 encoding
  • NTSC and PAL systems supported
  • 16:9 and 4:3 Aspect Ratio
  • Supports the Adobe Premiere CS5 Plug-in for editing
256,99 € EUR exc VAT
256,99 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

The ECHDCAP ExpressCard Video Capture Card for HDMI® (1080p) lets you capture high-definition video and audio from an HDMI source to your laptop computer through an ExpressCard expansion slot.

Support for full 1080p video input, as well as HDMI audio makes this HD capture card the perfect solution for creating digital copies of your videos for editing and compiling, or for simply recording video to your laptop.

This ExpressCard-based capture card supports NTSC and PAL systems, and includes an easy to use video capture software suite that enables you to record video or take still screenshots and save them to your laptop/notebook computer.

The laptop capture card features a flushmount ExpressCard design that sits flush with the sides of the laptop, creating a seamless add-on that can be left installed, even while on the move.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

This Product will not record HDCP protected content.

System Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (for 720p capture)
    Intel Core i5 (for 1080p capture)
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Video: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Graphics Card

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Full 1080p HDMI® audio-video capture ensures high quality media for video editing and compiling applications
  • When installed, the flush-mount design sits even with the sides of the laptop, avoiding impact damage to either the card or the ExpressCard slot

Applications

Record and convert digital un-encrypted video to your laptop

Import recorded videos into your computer system for editing and make your own compilation

HDMI Screen capture

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
AV Input HDMI
Chipset ID Mstar - MST3367CMK
Industry Standards NTSC, PAL-M, PAL-60, PAL Video Encoding: MPEG4/H.264
Performance
Audio Specifications 16-Bit 4800Hz, HDMI Audio
Maximum Digital Resolutions 1080p
Supported Resolutions TV: 1080i/p, 720p, 576i/p, 480i/p
PC: 1920x1080, 1440x900, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1280x720, 1024x768, 800x600
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - Mini HDMI Female Input
Connector Type(s) 1 - ExpressCard (34mm)
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 10 (32/64), 8 / 8.1 (32/64), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64)
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements CPU: Intel Core2 Duo (for 720p capture) Intel Core i5 (For 1080pcapture) Memory: 1 GB Video: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Graphics Card
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 5 mm [0.2 in]
Product Length 75 mm [3 in]
Product Weight 16 g [0.6 oz]
Product Width 35 mm [1.4 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.2 kg [0.4 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - ExpressCard Capture Card
1 - Mini-HDMI to HDMI Cable
1 - Driver / Software CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 10 (32/64), 8 / 8.1 (32/64), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64)

Certifications

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Accessories

Product Support

Drivers & Downloads

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.

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.

This video capture card uses a DirectShow compatible driver and can be used with many third-party video capture applications. The driver for your video capture card still needs to be installed. You can find the driver by entering the product ID at http://www.startech.com/Support.

StarTech.com does not officially support or endorse the use of third-party applications. Any use of applications not provided by StarTech.com with our hardware must be independently supported.

Yes, if you use this capture card with third party software, it is possible to turn your video camcorder into a webcam.

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.

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.