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 The Osprey®-530 is a high-performance analog and digital video capture card engineered to interface seamlessly with high-end broadcast gear for maximum performance, flexibility and reliability.


 Flexible Analog and SDI Digital Capture Card

With its combination of analog and SDI digital inputs and its versatile audio input options, it is ideally suited for live or on-demand video capture and live streaming encoding applications, including delivery to mobile devices. It also serves government entities well for applications like streaming open meetings.


Professional Features for Broadcasters

Features, such as color space conversion, automatic telecine detection and processing, and automatic optimization for changing motion content, make this a perfect choice for broadcast professionals.


Optimized for Live Streaming

Take advantage of the Osprey-530's Designed for Live features, such as 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-530 can do the job today and is ready for your future applications.


Multiple Streams per Input

With the optional Simulstream® feature, the Osprey-530 can feed multiple encoders at the same time. Use it with ViewCast Niagara SCX® Standard to easily create and manage live streams in RealVideo and Windows Media - all 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-530 supports global analog and standard-definition SDI formats, including NTSC and PAL. If you are a global OEM integrator seeking a single-solution deployment strategy, this card's for you.


Compatible with Popular Application Software

Like all Osprey cards, the Osprey-530 works great with popular video capture and encoding applications, including our own Niagara SCX Standard 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-530 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.


SDI Signal Tolerance

The Osprey-530 includes special SDI signal capture and processing technology, so it can handle sub-optimum cable quality with no loss of performance. You won't find that feature in other capture cards!


Mix and Match with Other Osprey Capture Cards

Use multiple Osprey cards in the same machine. You can even freely mix and match with other Osprey models. Try that with your average computer-store capture card!



  • Composite, S-Video, and SDI digital video inputs
  • Balanced, unbalanced and AES/EBU digital audio inputs
  • Supports multichannel embedded digital audio on SDI input
  • Analog audio/video outputs for real time monitoring
  • Advanced Signal Equalization for handling long SDI cables
  • Buffered DMA for ultra-high performance (full 30 fps)
  • Hardware audio gain control
  • Closed caption extraction from analog and SDI inputs
  • AVI or extended AVI capture for use with the most popular 3rd party editing and streaming software applications
  • Hardware cropping and bitmap overlay
  • 64-bit PCI-X bus, downward compatible with PCI bus
  • Cascadable architecture allows for multiple Osprey-530's per chassis
  • Simulstream-ready
  • Optimized for Niagara SCX Remote encoder management and control
  • Includes breakout cable for analog video and analog and AES/EBU digital audio inputs.
  • Includes audio and video output cable to monitor the selected input
  • Wide Screen Signaling (WSS) flag for 16x9 capture
  • Customized messaging on color bars upon loss of video signal



  • Video resolution: Selectable, up to full SD industry standards
  • Video input: SDI, composite (BNC), S-Video
  • Supports SDI cable length up to 350m
  • Audio input: Balanced stereo (2 x XLR), unbalanced stereo (2 x RCA), embedded SDI, AES/EBU digital audio (XLR)
  • Video output: composite (BNC), S-Video
  • Audio output: unbalanced stereo line level (2 x RCA)
  • 64-bit/66MHz PCI-X interface
  • 32-bit/33MHz PCI compatible
  • 3.3 V PCI 2.3 compliant
  • Drivers available for popular Microsoft Windows operating systems (O/S). See the Driver Downloads page for the latest available drivers for your O/S.



Optional dual-card rack-mount panels and desktop interface panels are available. Note that the 1U breakout panel has two sets each of composite video, S-Video, as well as balanced & unbalanced audio connectors to support two Osprey-530 cards per panel.





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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