Video Capture Board for Windows and Linux

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ImpactVCBe PCI-e Express - new model 01381C

Half height PCI Express video capture board
with full and half height brackets



High performance video digitizers for industrial, security and video conferencing applications.


Note: the ImpactVCB models 00558, 00188 and 00166 have been discontinued. Please contact Hauppauge sales if you have any questions:

System Requirements

  • ImpactVCB PCIe Express model 01381 is designed for Linux (kernels 4.0+) and Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, plus Windows XP and Windows Vista.
  • ImpactVCB capture boards models 00166, 00188 and 00558 are designed for WindowsXP. A public domain Linux driver is also available for the ImpactVCB.

Video Capture

Video from any analog source (composite or S-Video) can be captured as either still frame video images or motion video. The ImpactVCB-e is supplied with the Hauppauge Capture application. Composite video inputs are provided as female RCA jacks, while S-Video uses standard 4-pin DIN connectors. In addition, if you are developing your own application, the Hauppauge SDK can be used to create a custom application for your system.

Linux support

For Linux developers, the ImpactVCB-e is included in the latest (4.0+) kernel and in our PPA for Ubuntu.

Live Video Display

The ImpactVCB can display live video from NTSC or PAL video sources in a resizable window on the PC screen. The digitizing of the analog video signal and the resizing of the video image is performed by hardware on the ImpactVCB. After video is digitized and resized, the digitized video image is drawn by the ImpactVCB directly into the memory of the PC's VGA card. This uses a feature of Windows Direct Draw, and the ImpactVCB can be used with most VGA cards which support Direct Draw 5 or higher. This technique is used on Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP.