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Hauppauge ImpactVCB Video Capture Card RCA connectors plus one S-Video/ PCI - OEM - OEM

  • PCI Interface
  • 3 x Composite video
  • 1 x S-Video inputs
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The Hauppauge 558 capture card is an ideal solution for transcoding analog video into digital format or capturing images from the desktop CCD camera. Featuring three composite and one S-Video input connector, the Hauppauge 558 can easily connect to a wide range of analog video sources and convert the video into digital format with its built-in digitizer, reach the speed of up to 30fps over the PCI bus.

Besides the capability of capturing motion video or still frame images, the Hauppauge 558 can also display live video from NTSC or PAL video sources in a resizable window on the PC screen. And thanks to the hardware processing, digitizing of the analog video signal and the resizing of the video image is performed by Hauppauge 558 without slowing downing CPU, providing maximum system performance.

  • newegg Digitize Your Analog Video Collection The Hauppauge 558 can easily capture your analog video source as motion video or still frame image with the same quality as original signal.
  • newegg S-Video and Composite Input The Hauppauge 558 features three composite video and one S-Video input connector to provide easy connection to a wide variety of video devices such as DVD players, VHS players and DVs.

Learn more about the Hauppauge 558

Model

Brand
Hauppauge
Model
558

General

Type
Video Capture & Editing
TV Standards
No
FM Tuner
No
Remote Control
No
Interface
PCI
Low Profile Ready
Yes
Low Profile Bracket Included
Yes

Features

Features
Video Capture
Video from any analog source (composite or S-Video) can be captured as either still frame video images or motion video. Composite video inputs are provided as female RCA jacks, while S-Video uses standard 4-pin DIN connectors. The ImpactVCB comes with a VFW capture driver (Video for Windows)for Windows 95 and Windows NT, and a WDM driver for use with WindowsXP, Windows98SE, Windows Me and Windows 2000. Typical capture rates range from 15 to 30 fps depending on system configuration.

Live Video Display
The ImpactVCB can display live video from NTSC or PAL video sources in a resizable window on the PC screen. The digitizing of the analog video signal and the resizing of the video image is performed by hardware on the ImpactVCB, thereby not slowing down the CPU. After video is digitized and resized, the digitized video image is drawn by the ImpactVCB directly into the memory of the PC's VGA card. This uses a feature of Windows called Direct Draw, and the ImpactVCB can be used with most VGA cards which support Direct Draw 5 or higher. This technique is used on Windows95, Windows98, WindowsME, Windows2000 and WindowsNT 4.0

Specifications

Ports In
3 x Composite video
1 x S-Video inputs

System Requirements

Processor
All Pentium PCs
Graphics Card
All NVidea, 3DFX and ATI graphics cards with WINDOWS Direct Draw support
Available Slot
PCI slot
Operating Systems Supported
WindowsXP, WindowsME, Windows2000, Windows 95, Windows98, and Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Matt S.
  • 2/28/2013 7:38:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None I could find, because it does not work.

Cons: No Windows 7 support. The way it is described seems like it is skirting around the fact. Mainly, this is an old product. It was a waste of my time and money. I was so eager to stream that I missed this info, and the fact that there are much cheaper capture devices that are way more compatible as well.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/13/2013 4:58:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: non

Cons: This product only works with windows xp and I dont know what kind of a person needs video capture hardware with no audio this product was the biggest mistake I have ever bought

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this product

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  • Steve R.
  • 9/29/2012 6:04:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks out of the box with Ubuntu

Pros: Worked right out of the box with Ubuntu 12.04, was able to open /dev/video0 and see video

Cons: None that I can tell so far...

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  • Gabriela S.
  • 7/8/2011 11:26:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: people are stupid

Cons: people are stupid

Other Thoughts: can anyone tell me where it says that this card is compatible with vista or windows 7. if people would read you wouldn't have to waste so much money

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  • Larry M.
  • 1/21/2011 4:40:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: none

Cons: Will not work with windows 7

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  • John K.
  • 10/31/2010 8:48:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with arch linux

Coming Soon!

Pros: Work right of the box with arch.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I use this with a linux program called motion, on a 1ghz 512mb box (low cpu usage 9%). I only use 2 of the inputs and they work great. Remember that it only shows up as one device /dev/video# and has 4 inputs on that dev. To check use a program called xawtv and change the source to figure out the correct input. I attached a video of motion in action with this card.

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  • Dan E.
  • 8/24/2010 10:37:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFPS with multipule cameras

Pros: Works very well with Linux and Zoneminder. Easy to install, includes a low profile bracket.

Cons: In linux, the bottom most plug does not appear to work. I am sure there is a work around, but I don't think it really matters because:
When using 1 input, you get 30 FPS. When using 2 inputs, you get 2.5 FPS. When using 3 inputs, it drops to 0.7 FPS. 2.5 is acceptable for my usage. Just remember that the card is sharing one analog-to-digital converter over 4 ports. The more cameras hooked up, the more the card has to work at switching, syncing, and setting them up with your software.

Other Thoughts: This card does not and will not import audio. This seems to be built for budget CCTV systems and does that task quite well.
(I have not tried the card in Windows or OS X)

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  • Dan E.
  • 6/23/2010 11:34:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap 4 Input Card

Pros: Works like a charm in Linux. Drivers for the chipset are already installed in the latest kernels. Works great with ZoneMinder, making it an affordable DVR input card. Its a low profile card, and comes with a low profile bracket.
(I've not tested this card in Windows.)

Cons: In Linux, one of the inputs does not work (bottom most port). I'm not sure why, or how to fix it, but I read this limitation going in (possibly due to the S-Video port using TWO inputs instead of just one).
Only one Analog to Digital converter chipset instead of one chipset per port. This means that if you will record between the different inputs at the same time, your max FPS recording from one input will be decreased. (Think, sharing 30fps between 4 ports). Look up the word Multiplexing when it comes to CCTV to get some idea as to how this works. Again, I knew this going in. You don't need to record at 30FPS to get a good quality image of a subject... just a good quality camera and an uncompressed image file as the output.

Other Thoughts: Big Note Here: THIS CARD DOES NOT RECORD AUDIO. If you are looking to record your VHS or other analog source to DVD or into the computer, look else where (like at the Canopus 110) as this will sorely disappoint you (see poor reviews) However, if you are looking for a cheap CCTV DVR input card, this is DEFINTIELY what you want to get! There are better quality cards out there, but for the price, this works very well. You can easily build a CCTV DVR for under 300 with this card (including software... which is free!)

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  • Thaddeus W.
  • 12/30/2009 3:30:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood card for the price

Pros: Multiple inputs including S-Video. Works good under Linux with V4L.

Cons: Poor windows drivers (not that I care though).

Other Thoughts: People need to understand how this card works before writing reviews. The Conexant Fusion 878a has only one video ADC that has a 5 input multiplexer. It does have a second ADC but its only for the chroma signal of the S-video input.

So to capture video from all four composite inputs you need to have video capture software that sets the frame rate of the card to 120 FPS. Special software tells the driver to cycle through the inputs to grab a frame from each input. It is very CPU intense to preform this operation and you need software that does this. Most security software operates the card in this manner. Since the chips primary design is for TV tuners the default Windows software only allows one input at a time.

I use mine with a V4L Linux frame grabber that watches three analog cameras. I wrote a simple script that grabs frames from each input and writes it as a jpg file which is then displayed on a web page. Very simple setup but works great.

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  • Tracy G.
  • 8/20/2009 2:44:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsJust So You Know

Pros: It's a Video In

Cons: It's not an Audio In

Other Thoughts: 3 "Yellow" Composite Video Ins, 1 4-Pin S-Video in. For those who are looking for an answer to what the 3 "Yellow" RCA connections are for, they are 3 separate Composite Video ins. If you are looking for audio, those are normally "Red" and "White" for right and left channels. "Yellow" is the industry standard for "Video". Please read the specifications provided by Newegg before you say something that someone in the background is laughing at you for.

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