Support: ImpactVCB-PCIe

Hauppauge Capture for the ImpactVCBe

Hauppauge Capture version 36187

To install:

  • Click the download button and save Hauppauge Capture to your PC (do not select 'Run')
  • Once Hauppauge Capture is downloaded, run the Hauppauge Capture installation
  • After installation, you will be asked to reboot your PC. Please reboot.
  • While rebooting your PC, if you have an HD PVR 2, remove the power plug from the back of the HD PVR 2 for a few seconds and then plug it back in. This resets the HD PVR 2.
  • Once your PC is rebooted, you will see the Hauppauge Capture icon on your Windows desktop. Run it. No other setup is needed.

Hauppauge Capture supports the following products:

  • HD PVR 2 (all models)
  • Colossus 2 and Colossus
  • HD PVR Rocket
  • HD PVR 60
  • HD PVR model 1212
  • USB-Live2 and ImpactVCB-e
  • Note: if you have the Colossus 2, HD PVR 2 model 1512 or the HD PVR 2 GE+, if you have 5.1 channel AC3 audio from HDMI or optical audio, your recordings will have 5.1 channel AC-3 audio

ImpactVCBe Windows Driver

Name: driver85_1_59_35167.exe
Size: 12.8 MB
Updated: 08/24/2017

To install the latest Windows driver only:

Leave your WinTV-HVR or ImpactVCB plugged into your PC. Follow the following steps:

  • Download the Windows driver above.
  • Double click the downloaded driver. This will install the WinTV-HVR Windows driver.
  • At the completion of the driver install, you should see a message which says Drivers have been updated successfully.
  • At this point, the Windows driver will be installed.

Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit) driver for your Hauppauge WinTV tuner:

Instructions:

  • Leave your WinTV-HVR plugged into your PC
  • Download the WinTV-HVR driver update: 88x_Driver_1_54_32328.exe
  • Click to install
  • This will install the WinTV-HVR base driver. At the completion of the driver install, you should see a message which says Drivers have been updated successfully.

Name: 88x_driver_1_51_32328.exe
Size:
6.9 MB
Updated: 11/25/2014

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Impact-VBC-PCIe Quick install guide

Impact-VCB-PCIe QI

What Operating Systems are supported by the ImpactVCB-PCIe?

  • Windows 10, 8, 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP, XP Pro or Windows XP Media Center Edition, with Service Pack 2 (or greater)

System Requirements

  • Processor Requirements (minimum):
  • 2.2 GHz Intel P4 or equivalent
  • Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2.
    WinTV-HVR-1250 is Windows Vista Premium certified*
  • Available PCI Express X1 or X16 slot
  • Graphics with 64MB memory (or greater)
  • Sound card

Can I get HD with the Impact-VCB-PCIe through my Cable or Satellite box?

No. The inputs to the Impact-VCB-PCIe are composite or S-Video both of which are analog connections which are stanadard definition.

What type of recordings can I make with the Impact-VCB-PCIe?

Using the WinTV 7 application recordings will be in a transport stream format(TS)

Note: TS files can be converted to MPEG files using options in the WinTV 7 configuration menu.

Recording profiles

The WinTV application has to convert analog signals to digital in order to record. There are four recording profiles. The following list shows recording file sizes for burning to 4.3Gb DVD:

Best - Approx 1 Hour+
Better - Approx 1 1/2 Hours
Good - Approx 2 Hours
Fair - Approx 3 Hours

What file size will the recorded videos be?

Digital Broadcasts (ATSC or QAM)

The file size of a digital signal capture depends on the bitrate of the digital signal.  The bitrate is set by the broadcaster and cannot be user configured.  Bitrates for digital signals can range anywhere from about 1.2 Mbits/sec up to 19.3 Mbits/sec.  Most of the time these bitrates are variable and not constant.  Capture sizes for ATSC & QAM recordings are approximately 1.7 Gigabytes per hour up to 8.3 Gigabytes per hour.

Analog Broadcast.

The WinTV application has to convert analog signals to digital in order to record. There are four recording profiles. The following list shows recording file sizes for burning to 4.3Gb DVD:

Best - Approx 1 Hour+
Better - Approx 1 1/2 Hours
Good - Approx 2 Hours
Fair - Approx 3 Hours

Prodinfo: get information on your Hauppauge TV tuner

Prodinfo.exe is a program you can run which will extract information about the WinTV product you have installed such as model and serial number, MAC address, revision, and features which can be used to identify the exact model of your product. The driver for the device must be installed in order to run Prodinfo.exe

HCWClear: remove the Hauppauge driver and applications from your PC

HCWCLEAR.exe is a program you run to remove all driver and files that were installed with the installation of the WinTV program.