Osprey 1215 - Single SDI I/O Channel Capture Card

SKU: 95-00513

Single channel bi-directional 12Gb/s SDI i/o PCI Express Gen2 card.

£745.00 £894.00

Expected release: Q4 2018


Osprey Raptor 1215 features one 12G-SDI connection. Port is bi-directional and works with SD, HD, Ultra HD and 4K DCI frame sizes. 


All 12xx Raptor cards can capture and playback up to 60fps. Each SDI Input supports 16 Audio Channels (8 Stereo Channels) for a total of up to 128 combined Audio Channels between all inputs. A Genlock Input allows for frame synchronization if the card is used in Output Mode.

Driver Features

Supported OS


  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10/Server 2008/Server 2008 R2/Server 2012/ Server 2016 (x64)

Linux (x64)

  • Ubuntu 17.04/17.10 (x64)
  • Redhat 6.5 and above (x64)

Supported APIs


  • DirectShow
  • Microsoft Media Foundation
  • Osprey Low Latency SDK
  • Medialooks SDK
  • Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI


  • V4L2
  • Osprey Low Latency SDK
  • ALSA

Supported Software

  • GStreamer
  • VLC
  • VirtualDub
  • OBS
  • XSplit
  • vMix
  • VidBlaster
  • Wirecast
  • Microsoft Media Encoder
  • Adobe Flash Media Encoder
  • Any other DirectShow/V4L2 encoding/streaming software

Video Capture Formats

  • RGB32
  • RGB24
  • RGB16
  • RGB8
  • UYVY
  • YUY2
  • I420
  • YUV9
  • NV12

Driver Features

Automatic signal detection

Seamless Adaption to Input Signal Changes (Framerate & resolution)

Driver Profiles

  • Pre-defined properties that are applied to a specific video capture filter. 
  • When profiles are enabled for a device the video capture filter names have the profile number (P0 – P3) embedded in the name (i.e. Osprey-925 SDI-A P0 Video Device 1). Each profile can have completely different settings with the exception of those that are common to the device (i.e. Profiles enabled) and those that are common to individual sub devices (i.e. Loss of Signal). 
  • Any of the predefined settings can be temporarily, or permanently, changed at runtime.

Custom Loss of Signal Insertion

  • Choice of blue, black, or colorbars
  • Optional custom user text with custom placement and font selection
  • Background and foreground color selections
  • Selectable audio tone generation (None, 1KHz, 3KHz)

VBI extraction

  • DirectShow-compatible VBI pins are provided on the Video Device Capture Filter. VBI data includes Vertical Interval Timecode (VITC) in both the NTSC and PAL worlds. In NTSC, line 21 Closed Captioning (although it is part of the video interval rather than true VBI data), is commonly treated as VBI data. In PAL, World Standard Teletext (WST) is encoded in the VBI data region.
  • The driver delivers VBI data as raw waveforms, which are then decoded by external DirectShow filters. DirectShow provides three filters under the classification “WDM Streaming VBI Codecs” that will decode data from VBI pins: 
      • CC Decoder 
      • NABTS/FEC VBI Codec 
      • WST Codec

CC Extraction

  • Both CEA-608 and CEA708 specifications are supported
  • Can be delivered as Line-21 Byte Pair or as Line-21 GOP Packet
  • CC data available through DirectShow VBI pin on Video Device Capture filter. (Both NTSC, PAL, and digital captions)
  • Decoded CC available through the DirectShow CC pin on the Video Device Capture Filter. (Only NTSC and digital captions)
  • CC data available through V4L2

Unified driver (common driver for all Raptor cards)

Dual Mono Support

  • The left and right stereo pair inputs to a device are used as two separate mono channels serving two separate audio capture filters. Connector configuration capabilities (Input, Loopout, Output) should be added. Ability to enable/Disable individual audio channels per connector.

Driver Video Processing Features

Video Scaling

Video Frame Rate Conversion

Color Space Conversion

Video Cropping


CC overlay

  • Captions can be rendered directly onto the capture or preview video.
  • Caption field selection
  • Custom placement of text
  • Font selections
  • Background and foreground color selections

Text overlay

  • Up to 5 different fields can be overlaid simultaneously
  • Font selections
  • Date and Time localization
  • Date
  • Custom placement of text
  • Background and foreground color selections
  • Three different date formats: MM/DD/YYYY, YYYY/MM/DD, YYYY/DD/MM
  • Six different time formats: 
      •    HH:MM AM/PM
      •    HH:MM:SS AM/PM
      •    HH:MM:SS.999 AM/PM
      •    HH:MM (24h format)
      •    HH:MM:SS (24h format)
      •    HH:MM:SS.999 (24h format)
  • Three different text lines: 
      •     Custom placement of text
      •     Background and foreground color selections
  • Four different text options:
      •     Free Form
      •     Sub Device Id (Filter Name)
      •     Device Id (Device Name)
      •     Serial Number

VBI extraction

  • VBI data available through DirectShow VBI pin on Video Device Capture filter.

Image Control (Procamp)

  • Brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, gamma

Video De-interlacing

  • BOB1
  • BOB2
  • Advanced
  • Inverse Telecine

Multiple Cards in One System

Multiple Osprey cards can be plugged into one system.


Unlimited capture streams for any one physical input channel. Independent cropping, aspect ratio, color format, resolution, frame rate, de-interlacing and color adjustment settings for each individual stream Enables multiple output streams without the need for additional physical input channels thus reducing hardware requirements.

Hardware Features

Computer Interface

PCI Express Gen2 x8


1 x bi-directional 12Gb/s SD/HD/3G-A/2K/4K (Micro HD BNC)

SDI Audio Inputs and Outputs

Embedded 16 Channels (8 Stereo) per connection

Sync Input

Tri-Sync or Black Burst (Micro HD BNC)

SD Video Standards

525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL

HD Video Standards




2K Video Standards

2K DCI p23.98p,24,25,29.97,30,50,59.94,60

Ultra HD Video Standards


4K Video Standards

4K DCI p23.98,24,25,29.97,30,50,59.94,60

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M, SMPTE 435, SMPTE 2081, SMPTE 2082, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.

SDI Metadata Support

CEA-608, CEA-708 for closed captioning

Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24-bit.

SDI Color Precision

8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 up to 4K DCI 30p, and 8, 10, 12-bit YUV 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 in all modes.

Multiple Rate Support

Auto Detect SD/HD/3G/2K/4K

Power Consumption

~ 7.40W

Operating Temperature

0 to 40C



In the Box

Capture Card with Full Height Bracket
Half Height Bracket

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