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AVerMedia C129 DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK Duo PCIe, 2HD (HDMI/Component) and 2SD (S-Video/Composite


AVerMedia C129 DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK Duo PCIe, 2HD (HDMI/Component) and 2SD (S-Video/Composite

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  • AVerMedia C129 DarkCrystal
  • HD Capture SDK Duo PCIe
  • 2HD (HDMI/Component)
  • 2SD (S-Video/Composite)

AVerMedia DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK Duo (C129)

DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK Duo is a 1080p HD capture card which allows capture video from 2 HD sources and 2 SD sources simultaneously. It can be used for the most mission-critical applications while saving the precious PCI-E slot for other crucial needs.

The exclusive hardware design of AVerMedia DarkCrystal HD Capture Duo facilitates any video professional to monitor, archive, verify, master or broadcast HD video content with more flexibilities and possibilities. It is designed to fulfill the high-density HD capture or encoding demands. With only one PCI-E slot, it is capable of preserve up to 4 video from analog or digital sources in SD or HD quality simultaneously. The dual HDMI ports get the uncompressed 1080p video from HD camcorders, set-top boxes or other video devices directly in 8-bit color precision. Meanwhile, the PCI-Express interface takes care of high-speed transmission without frame drop.

Besides the comprehensive video input selection, the VESA resolution support allows DarkCrystal HD Capture Duo meet various needs from different industries. Also, this four-in-one capture card is fully DirectShow compatible. That means it can work perfectly with your familiar video streaming or post-production software. To expand the scope of application, DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK Duo is shipped with Software Development Kit that includes often-used functions for web broadcasting, lab, healthcare and manufacturing. This factor also makes it an ideal solution for system integration. Even better, the accompanying Adobe Premiere Pro plug-in facilitates video capturing and processing on Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.

*Capturing HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Protection) is not supported.


  • Education: Lecture Archive
  • Corporate: Video Conferencing
  • Healthcare:
    • Patient Monitoring
    • Surgery & Treatment Recording
    • Medical Imaging
  • Manufacturing: Production Line Inspection


3rd Party S/W Supported

  • Telestream Wirecast
  • Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder 3
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS
  • UStream Producer
  • XSplit
  • Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9
  • Microsoft Express Encoder
  • GraphEdit
  • AMCap
  • Corel VideoStudio
  • CyberLink PowerDirector
  • CyberLink PowerProducer
  • Real Producer (v13)
  • VLC Media Player
  • Sony Vegas Pro 10
  • Image J
  • Any application which need Direct Show compliance device
  • Interface: PCIe 1X (Gen2)
  • Input:
    • S-Video x 2
    • Composite (RCA) x 2
    • Component (YPbPr) x 2
    • Audio (L/R) x 2
    • HDMI x 2
  • Input Video Resolution:
    • Composite & S-Video: 720x480@60i, 720x576@50i
    • Component: 720x480@60i/60p / 720x576@50i/50p / 1280x720@50p/60p / 1920x1080@50i/60i 
    • HDMI: 640x480@60/72/75/85 / 720x480@60i/60p / 720x576@50i/50p / 800x600@56/60/72/75/85 / 1024x768@60/70/75/85 / 1152x864@75 / 1280x720@50p/60p / 1280x768@60 / 1280x800@60 / 1280x960@60 / 1360x768@60 / 1280x1024@50 / 1440x900@50 / 1600x1200@30 / 1680x1050@35 / 1920x1080@50i/60i / 1920x1080@24/25/30
  • Capture Video format:
    • Composite & S-Video: 720x480, 720x576
    • Component: 640x480 / 720x480 / 720x576 / 1280x720 / 1920x1080
    • HDMI: 640x480 / 720x480 / 720x576 / 800x600 / 1024x768 / 1152x864 / 1280x720 / 1280x768 / 1280x800 / 1280x960 / 1360x768 / 1280x1024 / 1440x900 / 1600x1200 / 1680x1050 / 1920x1080
  • Pixel Format: YUY2(4:2:2), YVYU(4:2:2), UYVY(4:2:2)
  • Color Adjustment:
    • Composite & S-Video: Brightness, Contrast, Hue (NTSC only), Saturation
    • Component: Brightness, Contrast
    • HDMI: Not supported
  • Multi-Card Support: Yes (up to 8 pcs)
  • Programming Language: Visual Basic, Visual C++, Delphi, C#, VB.NET
  • SDK Framework: General DLL
  • Operating Environment:
    • Temperature: 0 to 60°C
    • Humidity: 0 to 90% RHNC
  • Storage Environment:
    • Temperature: -20 to 60°C
    • Humidity: 0 to 90% RHNC
  • Power Requirement: 3.3V max 3A
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 138 x 125.18 x 1.57mm

System Requirement

  • CPU:
    • For SD Video Capturing (MPEG-2 Format) -Intel Core2 Duo Processor E8400 3.0GHz -AMD Athlon II X3 450 3.2GHz
    • For HD Video Capturing (MPEG-2 Format) -Intel Core i5 750 or AMD equivalent
    • For HD Video Capturing (H.264 Format) -Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-8150 Eight-Core
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM *2GB RAM is recommended for HD video capturing.
  • VGA: VGA card with support for DirectX9.0c or above *Standalone graphics card is recommended for HD video capturing.
  • Sound Card: Yes
  • Operating System: Windows 8/7/Vista/XP (32/64-Bit)
  • 3rd Party S/W Support: Telestream Wirecast