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PCI-X Power with Analog Video Capture
The Osprey-230 analog video capture card offers legendary Osprey® quality and reliability, designed for streaming.

Optimized for Live Streaming
Take advantage of the Osprey-230'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-230 can do the job today and is ready for your future applications.



 Multiple Streams per Input
Purchase the Osprey-230 with Simulstream® and you can 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-230 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.


Compatible with Popular Application Software
The Osprey-230 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.


Half-Height Profile
The Osprey-230's low-profile format makes it easy to use with small form factor computers. Attach the included low-profile mounting bracket and plug it directly into any 2U server. No need to use cumbersome riser cards. The Osprey-230 is the premier solution for rack-mount encoding farms, custom enclosures and other form-factor constrained environments.

The Osprey-230 ships with a breakout cable for video and audio inputs. A 1U rack-mount breakout panel is also available offering two sets each of composite video, S-Video and balanced & unbalanced audio connectors.



  • Cascable architecture allows for multiple Osprey-230s per chassis
  • Advanced DMA for ultra-high performance (full 30 fps)
  • Hardware audio gain control
  • Closed Caption extraction
  • AVI or extended AVI capture for use with the most popular 3rd party editing and streaming software applications
  • Hardware Cropping and Bitmap Overlay
  • PCI-X compatible
  • Audio Loop-back
  • Simulstream® Ready



  • Video Input: composite (BNC), S-Video
  • Audio Input: balanced stereo (2 x XLR), unbalanced stereo (2 x RCA)
  • Audio Output: unbalanced stereo line level (3.5 mm)
  • Low-Profile Design Board (includes low-profile bracket)
  • 64-bit PCI Interface
  • 32-bit/33-MHz PCI Compatible
  • 3.3-V PCI 2.3 compliant
  • Drivers available for popular Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Linux support




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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