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Picolo H.264 Series: High-Quality Video Capture and H.264 Compression Cards

Picolo H.264 Series: High-Quality Video Capture and H.264 Compression Cards
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The Euresys Picolo H.264 cards are top-quality video acquisition and H.264 compression cards compatible with standard PAL or NTSC cameras. They are dedicated to high-end applications in the fields of video-surveillance and mobile video-surveillance. The Picolo H.264 series also targets entry-level applications in the field of machine vision such as quality control and production monitoring including in extreme industrial environments. The Picolo H.264 series features H.264 on-board compression. This compression standard offers high image quality on top of low bit rate and low storage requirement. Each video input simultaneously delivers an H.264 compressed and uncompressed video stream. The compressed video stream may be recorded or transmitted while the uncompressed one is typically used for local display or video analytics. Both streams are independently configurable. The Picolo H.264 series features one audio input line for each video input.


Acquisition

  • Video standards: color (PAL, NTSC), monochrome (CCIR, EIA)
  • Image size
    • 4 CIF: 704 x 480 NTSC / EIA, 704 x 576 PAL / CCIR
    • 2 CIF, CIF and QCIF
  • Wide range of cards for up to 16 real-time cameras
  • Independently programmable frame rate and acquisition parameters for each video input
    • Contrast, brightness and saturation controls available
    • Video presence and video standard detection
    • Overlay caption text up to 2 lines of maximum 47 characters displayed as small rectangles on 4 pre-defined positions (corners) or anywhere in the active area (custom)
    • Privacy masking regions up to 4 rectangular regions can be masked and colored in black
    • Precise hardware-controlled time stamping
    • One selected video output with cascade capability

On-Board Compression

  • H.264 real-time compression on each video input
    • H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) Baseline Profile (Level 3)
    • High image quality on top of low bit rate and low storage requirement

Output Streams

  • Two independent and simultaneous output streams for each video channel*
    • One uncompressed stream
      For immediate display of the camera signal
      For the application of real-time video analytic
    • One H.264 compressed streams
      For high-quality recording on hard disks

Audio

  • Up to 16 line-level audio inputs
    • Audio-video synchronization supported by an accurate hardware time stamping of audio and video data

Software

  • DirectShow Drivers for Windows® (32-bit and 64-bit)
    Kernel streaming mini driver providing following filters: Board, Visual Source, Watchdog, Audio Source,
    Pass-Through Selector, Input Line, Output Line
  • Virtual File System Drivers for Linux (32-bit and 64-bit) with XML-based parameterization

Bus Mastering

All Euresys cards are PCI bus mastering agents that directly store the acquired images into the PC physical memory without CPU involvement. The Euresys capture cards automatically recover the scatter-gather virtual memory mapping to present the data as a regular bitmap image in a user allocated memory buffer.

 

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PICOLO U4 H.264
Optimized Capture and H.264 Compression Card for 4 Video Inputs with Audio Capability
PICOLO U8 H.264
Optimized Capture and H.264 Compression Card for 8 Video Inputs with Audio Capability
PICOLO U16 H.264

The Picolo U4 H.264 is high-quality video capture card featuring real-time H.264 on-board compression for 4 video channels along with audio capability. This card offers cost effective acquisition and compression delivering three independently configurable output streams for each video input: two compressed streams and one raw uncompressed stream.

The Picolo U8 H.264 is high-quality video capture card featuring real-time H.264 on-board compression for 8 video channels along with audio capability. This card offers cost effective acquisition and compression delivering three independently configurable output streams for each video input: two compressed streams and one raw uncompressed stream.

The Picolo U16 H.264 is high-quality video capture card featuring real-time H.264 on-board compression for 16 video channels along with audio capability. This card offers cost effective acquisition and compression delivering three independently configurable output streams for each video input: two compressed streams and one raw uncompressed stream.

  • Picolo H.264 general features
  • 4 real-time PAL or NTSC video inputs
  • H.264 on-board compression, 100/120 ips at full resolution (25/30 ips x 4)
  • 3 simultaneous and independently configurable output streams per video channel:
    - Two H.264 compressed streams
    - One raw uncompressed stream
  • 4 high-quality audio inputs
  • 8 professional I/O lines and watchdog capability
  • One selectable video output with cascade capability
  • Form factor: PCI Express x1 full-height, half-length
  • Picolo H.264 general features
  • 8 real-time PAL or NTSC video inputs
  • H.264 on-board compression, 200/240 ips at full resolution
    (25/30 ips x 8)
  • NEW, 3 simultaneous and independently configurable output streams per video channel:
    - Two H.264 compressed streams
    - One raw uncompressed stream
  • 8 high-quality audio inputs
  • 16 professional I/O lines and watchdog capability
  • One selectable video output with cascade capability
  • Form factor: PCI Express x1 full-height, half-length
  • Picolo H.264 general features
  • 16 real-time PAL or NTSC video inputs
  • H.264 on-board compression, 400/480 ips at full resolution (25/30 ips x 16)
  • NEW, 3 simultaneous and independently configurable output streams per video channel:
    - Two H.264 compressed streams
    - One raw uncompressed stream
  • 16 high-quality audio inputs
  • 32 professional I/O lines and watchdog capability
  • One selectable video output with cascade capability
  • Form factor: PCI Express x1 full-height, half-length
     
PICOLO U4 H.264 PCI-104 Cards    
PICOLO U4 H.264 PCI-104 Cards
Ruggedized Capture and H.264 Compression Board
for 4 Video Inputs with Audio Capability
   
   

The Picolo U4 H.264 PCI-104 is a ruggedized video capture card featuring real-time H.264 on-board compression for 4 video channels along with high-quality audio capabilities. Thanks to a high resistance to extreme temperatures, shocks, vibrations and humidity, the Picolo U4 H.264 PCI-104 is particularly well suited for embedded security systems for rail and road transportation, police vehicles equipment or any mobile or outdoor video-surveillance applications. The ruggedized characteristics of the card are also appropriate for video-surveillance systems installed in extreme industrial environments.

   
  • Picolo H.264 general features
  • 4 real-time PAL or NTSC video inputs
  • H.264 on-board compression, 100/120 ips at full resolution (25/30 ips x 4)
  • 2 simultaneous and independently configurable output streams per video channel:
    - One compressed stream
    - One raw uncompressed stream
  • 4 high-quality audio inputs
  • 8 professional I/O lines and watchdog capability
  • Ruggedized board supporting:
    EN50155, EN50155:2007 for Class 3 and EN61373 standards
    - Temperature range from -25°C to +85°C
    - Sustained vibration and shocks
    - High humidity levels
  • One selectable video output with cascade capability
  • Compact form factor: PCI-104 compliant
   

 


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