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The Osprey-450e is a PCI Express card designed to simultaneously capture 4 individual channels of analog video and unbalanced stereo audio signals and process them independently minimizing internal PC space requirements. The channel density enabled by the Osprey-450e allows fewer computer systems to be used for capture of a given number of channels, dramatically reducing total system cost.



Multi-Channel PCI Express Power

The Osprey-450e is the ideal PCI Express analog card for:

  • Broadcasters used in broadcast and advertising monitoring applications, due to density requirements
  • Government used for traffic and surveillance cameras due to density requirements, as well as mobile encoding due to low CPU requirements, enabling many simultaneous channels
  • DIGITAL SIGNAGE INTEGRATORS used for digital signage applications, due to system cost and density requirements
  • GLOBAL OEM SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS seeking a single-solution deployment strategy that supports global analog standard-definition formats, including NTSC, PAL, and others

  • Enabling Multi-Channel Video Capture

The Osprey-450e is a PCI Express card designed to simultaneously capture 4 individual channels of analog video and unbalanced stereo audio signals and process them independently minimizing internal PC space requirements. The channel density enabled by the Osprey-450e allows fewer computer systems to be used for capture of a given number of channels, dramatically reducing total system cost.

The Osprey-450e includes additional internal video inputs and 4 additional balanced audio inputs that can be switched in as alternatives to the rear panel connectors. The internal video inputs include the selection of component or Y/C (S-Video) for each of the 4 channels.

Familiar features of other Osprey multimedia-class cards have been retained, including options for Simulstream® cropping, logo overlay, and VBI data extraction. Multiple cards may be used in a single system chassis. The Osprey-450e is compatible with the Osprey SDK for development of media applications supporting DirectShow.


Optimized for the Latest PC Architectures

PC manufacturers have adopted the PCI Express (PCIe) bus as the latest high-throughput internal bus architecture. The best PC graphics cards use this bus because it unleashes the power of modern multi-core PC engines.

ViewCast chose the PCI Express bus for the Osprey-450e for the same reasons - unfettered access to all PC resources. No bottlenecks, no mysterious glitches, no unexplained hiccups, no random data collisions. Just smooth, unadulterated power. Power that can support multiple Osprey PCIe cards in one system.


Optimized for Live Streaming

Take advantage of the Osprey-450e's Designed for Live features like Logo Bitmap Overlay with transparency and positioning controls. Automatically detect and adapt on-the-fly when the input video format changes from Movie frame rates to Television frame rates. The Osprey-450e can do the job today and is ready for your future applications.


Multiple Streams per Input

Purchase the Osprey-450e with Simulstream and feed audio and video to multiple encoders at the same time. Use it with ViewCast Niagara SCX® to easily create and manage live streams in RealVideo®, Windows Media®, Adobe® Flash® Video, and MPEG-4 at the same time, in any combination. Or create multiple streams of the same type with completely independent settings for sizing, scaling, logos, and bit rate.


Global Standards Support

Like all Osprey cards, the Osprey-450e supports global analog standard-definition formats, including NTSC, PAL, and most others used throughout the world. If you are a global OEM integrator seeking a single-solution deployment strategy, this card's for you.


Professional Features for Broadcasters

Features like color space conversion, automatic telecine detection and processing, and automatic optimization for changing motion content make this a perfect choice for broadcast professionals. We've added broadcaster-requested features like Loss of Video Detection that lets you automatically substitute internally-generated SMPTE colorbars with an optional text overlay.


Compatible with Popular Application Software

The Osprey-450e works with popular video capture and encoding applications, including our own Niagara SCX multi-codec streaming manager. Some of those other cards lock you in to a select few applications.


Industry-Proven Performance

Over 300,000 Osprey cards are in daily worldwide operation in a wide variety of commercial, industrial, and broadcast applications. You'll find Osprey capture cards in mission-critical applications throughout the world.


Rock-Solid Stability

Legendary Osprey reliability means you can count on rock-solid performance, day in and day out.



  • 4 composite video inputs
  • Unbalanced stereo audio inputs
  • Install multiple cards per chassis, or mix-and-match with other Osprey cards
  • One-lane (X1) PCI-e connector plugs in to any PCIe slot (X1, X4, X8, or X16) for maximum flexibility
  • Hardware audio gain control
  • Closed Caption extraction
  • Hardware Cropping and Bitmap Overlay
  • High-performance PCIe technology
  • Audio loop-back for monitoring
  • Available with factory-enabled SimulStream
  • Niagara SCX Ready: Remote encoder management and control
  • Available Osprey-450e A/V option adds component, Y/C (S-Video) and balanced Audio inputs



  • Video Input: 4 composite (RCA)
  • Audio Input: unbalanced stereo (RCA via included breakout cable)
  • PCIe (x1) - compatible with x1, x4, x8, and x16 PCIe slots
  • Drivers available for popular Microsoft Windows operating systems




Latest News

Telestream NASCAR Project Wins IBC2012 Innovation Awards

Nevada City and San Jose, California, September 10, 2012 - Telestream®, a leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, and Quantum, a global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced that the NASCAR video capture and replay project incorporating technology from both companies won the prestigious IBC2012 Innovation Award in the Content Management category. Telestream developed the video capture and replay system for NASCAR’s high-speed sports officiating. The award recognized NASCAR and its project partners, including Quantum for its StorNext data management software and CineSys for its disk storage.

“It is an honor for the NASCAR project to be recognized by the IBC,” said Barbara DeHart, vice president of marketing at Telestream. “The new race control system would not have been possible without the collective efforts of NASCARProductions, along with the Telestream, Quantum and CineSys teams. Together, we were able to bring high-quality capture and replay into the race-day operations of one of the most exciting sports around.”

In the fast-paced world of NASCAR racing, where broadcasts reach more than 150 countries, video also plays a key role in controlling NASCAR races. The new race control system is based on Telestream’s Pipeline HD hardware encoder and a new, high-performance, multi-clip Pipeline Replay application.  The scalable, file-based system provides instant capture and synchronous display of 18 high definition (HD) camera feeds, enabling instant access, search, and analysis of an entire race event.

“The instant replay system that Telestream has provided NASCAR this season has enabled our officials to perform their jobs in an even more efficient and time-sensitive manner,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR Vice President of Competition. “Having instant access to that many camera angles featuring such high-quality video has been a terrific addition to our race weekends.”

The race control system utilizes high-speed StorNext File System software from Quantum to provide simultaneous access of video content, including the ability to rewind and read while continuing to write from 18 HD cameras. CineSys provided on-site infrastructure, architecture, installation, and technical assistance.

”We are pleased to have been selected by Telestream to participate in this important project, and it is especially gratifying to be recognized in this prestigious award. StorNext’s robust file sharing software is fine-tuned to address the high-performance streaming needs that accompany higher resolution video. Because of our collaboration, these combined technologies are greatly improving the accuracy of race monitoring and enhancing the experience for millions of NASCAR fans,” said Janae Stow Lee, senior vice president, File System and Archive Product Group at Quantum.

The award was presented at the IBC2012 Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, September 9 at the RAI in Amsterdam. IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. The Innovation Awards recognize collaboration and those who push the boundaries. Telestream is exhibiting at IBC in stand 7.D16, and Quantum is exhibiting in stand 7.G30.

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