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Video capture card
MetaGuard is a quick real time PCI framegrabber capturing colour or grey scale image from analogue video signal sources. It is compatible with all world vision systems and is able to intercept picture at full speed, up to the full resolution and full colour. Metaguard allows also flexible frame down scaling, free choice of resolution and colour quality. 8 digital inputs and outputs let this frame grabber driving numerous types of external devices. Hence delivered library and clear SDK interface Metaguard is suitable for a wide range of tasks.


  • possibility of using a few cards in one PC,
  • 4 to 11 analogue video inputs per card
  • 30 full frames/s for NTSC, 25 for PAL,
  • WDM drivers, DirectShow,
  • 16 universal control I/O lines,
  • easy "Plug and Play" installation,
  • quick start enabled by friendly SDK with example application,
  • Ultralock option that allows reading unstable signals
  • hardware key function,
  • precise time measurement.


  • video digital recording,
  • monitoring,
  • single frame capturing,
  • industrial image processing,
  • machine vision,
  • videoconferences (using many cameras),
  • any applications using DirectShow.


Card format: PCI "Plug and Play"
Number of video inputs: 4 to 11 (BNC - Composite Video)
Resolution: 768 x 576 pixels
Number of frames per second: 60 (NTSC), 50 (PAL)
Video signal standards: NTSC, PAL, SECAM and their variations
Frame scaling: hardware, free, vertical and horizontal independent
Colour formats: RGB24 (24 bit colour), Y8 (8 bit grey scale), RGB555, YUY2, YVU9, YUV12
Digital inputs/outputs: 8 inputs/ 8 outputs (optoizolated)
Drivers: WDM, DirectShow
Operating systems supported: Windows 98, 2000, Me, XP
Using few cards in one PC: yes
Developers support: friendly SDK with examples and source codes (C, C++, Pascal, Delphi)
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