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ViewCast has introduced a cutting-edge addition to the Osprey family: the Osprey-700e HD high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) combination video capture card, featuring legendary Osprey performance - now in HD - with the latest PCI Express® technology



Award-Winning HD Capture Card

The Osprey-700e HD is the ideal PCI Express® SD/HD switchable 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

Designed for Live in HD with SD Switching On-the-Fly


Already making a splash, the Osprey-700e HD won TV Technology magazine's 2007 STAR Award and was featured in HD Video Pro magazine's February 2008 issue.

The Osprey 700e HD accepts industry-standard SD and HD SDI in a single half-height PCIe card. By utilizing the high-speed PCI Express bus the Osprey-700e HD provides the solid bandwidth required for high-resolution video capture in applications for a wide range of SD and HD standard resolutions up to 1080i (60/59.94/50 Hz).


Multi-Channel Embedded Audio

The Osprey-700e HD card's SDI input supports up to eight independent embedded stereo audio pairs in all SD and HD modes.


Exclusively Designed for Live Adaptive Features

With the Osprey-700e HD card you can automatically adapt to input signal format changes without having to stop, reconfigure and restart your video application. This newest Designed for Live™ feature distinguishes the Osprey-700e HD from many cards used for ingesting video into video editing systems or other applications:

  • Switch On-the-Fly Between SD and HD - Accepts a variety of SD and HD video standards and will automatically adapt - without interruption - when the signal format changes between any of the supported SD and HD modes.
  • Specify constant output format with changing input format - Can automatically adapt (size and scale) the incoming video to match the selected output parameters. You can freely switch between a live HD studio feed, SD promo clip from a playback server, back to live HD, etc. - without touching a thing!
  • Instantly publish your live streaming content - We call it Instant VOD, allowing you to configure separate live and archived versions of the same live content - separate logos, separate sizing, cropping, scaling, etc. - to minimize or eliminate post-processing time and resources. (Requires Simulstream®)


Multiple Streams Per Input

Purchase the Osprey-700e HD with Simulstream and you can feed multiple encoders at the same time. Use it with a variety of available streaming codecs 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.


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 let you automatically substitute internally-generated SMPTE color bars with an optional text overlay.


Optimized for the latest PC architectures

PC manufacturers have adopted the "be better served" philosophy by upgrading to the PCI Express bus, which offers 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-700e HD 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. For the ultimate in high-density, multi-channel streaming.


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-700e HD card's low-profile format delivers greater usability in small form factor computers. Plug it into any 2U server without the need for a riser card. It's the premier solution for rack-mount encoding farms, custom enclosures and other form-factor constrained environments.



  • Extraction of Closed Captioning, Teletext
  • Wide Screen Signaling (WSS) flag for 16x9 capture
  • Customized messaging superimposed on color bars upon loss of video signal, with customizable text font, color and placement
  • Simulstream® Ready
  • PCIe (x1) - compatible with x1, x4, x8 and x16 PCIe slots
  • Drivers available for many popular Microsoft Windows operating systems (OS). See the Driver Downloads pdriver download page for the latest available drivers for your OS.


Video Processing Applications:

  • Bob1 and Advanced Deinterlace choices
  • Spatial Downsampling
  • Temporal Downsampling
  • RGB, YUV Format Conversion
  • Contrast, Brightness, Hue, Gamma adjustment
  • Dynamic Format Change
  • Inverse Telecine
  • Logo/Bitmap Overlay
  • Cropping




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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