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Darkcrystal Hd Capture Mini-PCIe W/ Cable / Mfr. No.: C353-Ae

Darkcrystal Hd Capture Mini-PCIe W/ Cable / Mfr. No.: C353-Ae
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Item Number: ave-c353ae
Vendor Number: C353-AE
Vendor: Avermedia
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AVerMedia DarkCrystal HD Capture Mini-PCIe is a PCI Express Mini video capture card which is based on H.264 hardware compression which brings a HD capture while low CPU consumption solution to systems. With one adaptor daughter board, DarkCrystal HD Capture Mini-PCIe can ingest and capture HDMI and VGA input sources for monitoring, archiving or analyzing HD video content with more flexibilities and possibilities. Up to 60Mbps encoding capability, DarkCrystal HD Capture Mini-PCIe provides industry-leading HW encode performance that preserves the crystal-like video quality but maintains low CPU loading.

To expand the scope of application, DarkCrystal HD Capture Mini-PCIe supports mainstream programming languages and shipped with Software Development Kit that includes often-used functions such as de-interlace, video cropping, image/ video overlay, etc. It is endowed with full functions that required to performing HD video capture for industrial and commercial markets such as gaming PC, event data recorder, medical imaging, machine vision or any industrial imaging. DarkCrystal HD Capture Mini-PCIe commits to shorten the development schedule and provide integrators with complete solutions towards building their own applications.

General Information

ManufacturerAVerMedia Technologies, Inc
Manufacturer Part NumberC353-AE
Manufacturer Website Address
Product LineDarkCrystal
Product ModelC353
Product NameDarkCrystal HD Capture Mini-PCIe (C353)
Product TypeVideo Capturing Device

Technical Information

FunctionsVideo Encoding
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Video FormatsAVI
Platform SupportedPC
Analog SignalYes
Digital SignalYes


Host InterfacePCI Express

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorPlug-in Card
Weight (Approximate)1 lb


System RequirementsCPU
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.4GHz
  • AMD Athlon™ 64x2 Dual Core 2.8GHz
  • Intel® Core™ i5-2500(4 cores/3.3GHz) or above is required for WMV format recording

VGA card compatible with DirectX 9.0c or above
Standalone graphics card is recommended for HD video capturing

SSD is required for AVI format recording

  • Read: 200MB/s (or above)
  • Write: 200MB/s (or above)
  • System AHCI function needs to be activate
  • SATA III interface on motherboard is required
PCI-E x1 Gen1 Slot
Sound Card
Windows® 8/7 (32/64-Bit)
Certifications & StandardsCE
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS 2