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PL-A544 FireWire Video Converter

PL-A544 Picture The PixeLINK™ PL-A544 is designed to capture and convert NTSC/PAL video streams into digital images, with full software control of the video input. The PL-A544 Series uses the FireWire (IEEE 1394) digital bus protocol to streamline the capture, digitization and conversion of analog video from a variety of NTSC/PAL sources, including industrial video cameras, camcorders and medical video devices. One FireWire cable supplies power, PC control and real-time video streaming capabilities to an attached camera, dramatically simplifying the installation process. The PL-A544 provides an uncompressed data stream, resulting in the highest possible image quality.

The PL-A544 Developer's Kit offers an extensive Application Program Interface (API). This API is designed to simplify the most common tasks associated with configuring, controlling and selecting the module's two NTSC/PAL video inputs. Windows applications can also leverage the advanced command and control capabilities to enable direct communication with the attached imaging device via RS-232 connectors.

Applications:  Microscopy, Medical and biometric imaging, Video conferencing systems, Surveillance and security cameras, Webcasting systems, and Photo ID systems just to name a few.

The PL-A544 is compatible with Windows® 98SE, Windows® 2000, Windows® Me and Mac OS 9.
  • Converts analog video to uncompressed digital video
  • Simple to use, flexible and scalable, reducing development and support costs without sacrificing time to market
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394) digital interface simplifies installation
  • One cable can transmit power, control and data
  • Plug-and-play operation using the PixeLINK Video Capture
  • 2/3 Inch Megapixel CMOS image sensor with Bayer color filter
  • Full software control—integrated, flexible control of all image capture functions:
    • Image capture resolution
    • Deinterlacing mode
    • Hue, U/V Saturation, Brightness, Contrast
  • Input Sources:
    • 1 S-Video jack
    • 1 BNC Y/C Composite jack
  • Control Options:
    • 9-pin RS-232 (Windows platforms only)
  • Supports 3rd party software applications via three industry standard software interfaces:
    • DirectShow®
    • TWAIN™
    • QuickTime, including real-time compression

PL-A544 Spec Sheet

For more information, call Capra at (508) 650-9700 .

Capra Optical, Inc.
Telephone: (508) 650-9700
Email: info@capraoptical.com