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Sku: C353
Product type: Video Capture Card
Manufacturer: AVerMedia





Mini-PCIe 1080p30 HDMI H.264 H/W Encode Video Capture Card

  • Hardware H.264 Compression
  • PCI Express Mini Card form factor
  • HDMI/VGA/DVI input interface
  • Max. input resolution 1920 x 1080 60fps
  • Max. capturing resolution 1920 x 1080 30fps
  • Up to 60Mbps encoding capability
  • Low power consumption (1.5 Watts)
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The DarkCrystal HD Capture Mini-PCIe is a PCI Express Mini video capture card based on H.264 hardware compression standard, allowing HD capture while providing a low CPU consumption solution. With one adapter daughter board, it receives and capturesHDMI, VGA, or DVI input sources for monitoring, archiving or analyzing HD video content. Flexibility for increased possibilities.

The DarkCrystal HD Capture Mini-PCIe solution is a PCI Express mini video capture card based on H.264 hardware compression delivering high definition recording and low CPU consumption. With the addition of an adapter daughter board, capturing and receiving of additional HDMI, VGA, or DVI input sources provide greater flexibility and possibilities for monitoring, archiving or analyzing HD video content. The DarkCrystal HD Capture Mini-PCIe provides up to 60Mbps encoding capability and industry-leading HW encoding performance preserving crystal-like video quality while maintaining low CPU loading. 

To expand the scope of its applicability, the DarkCrystal HD Capture Mini-PCI and supports mainstream programming languages ​​and is shipped with a Software Development Kit that frequently includes functions such as de-interlacing, video cropping, image/video overlay, etc. It is endowed with a full array of functions that are required to perform HD video capture for industrial and commercial purposes such as PC gaming, event data recording, medical imaging, machine vision imaging, and other types of industrial imaging. The DarkCrystal HD Capture Mini-PCIe is committed to shortening the development schedule and providing integrators with complete solutions for building their own applications.

As the leading expert of frame grabber solutions worldwide, AVerMedia now offers Linux driver and OpenCV integration to support C353/CM313B/C351/C039P on NVIDIA TK1/TX1 platforms. The benefit of using AVerMedia C353/CM313B/C351/C039P on NVIDIA TK1/TX1 is to enable application developers to acquire video feeds from many other kinds of cameras and/or video devices through HDMI, VGA, SDI, and Composite video interfaces , which are very suitable for the applications of robotics, UAV (ie drone), medical image, UGV, surveillance, AOI, and in-vehicle.

Module Type PCI Express Minicard
Input HDMI
VGA (D-Sub)
DVI (HDMI Adapter, optional)
Video Resolution Max. Input Resolution -1080p60
Max. Resolution Captured – 1080p30
VESA Resolution Supported
Captured Video Output H.264 Transport Stream
RAW Video (YV12 4:2:0)
Color Adjustment VGA: Brightness, Contrast, Hue (NTSC only), Saturation
HDMI: not supported
Operating Environment Temperature: 0 to +55 ℃
Humidity: 0 to 80% RHNC
Storage Environment Temperature: -30 to +65 ℃
Humidity: 0 to 90% RHNC
Power Requirement 1.98W
Dimensions (W x W) 50.95 x 30mm
System Requirements
CPU Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.4GHz
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core 2.8GHz
Intel® Core™ i5-2500(4 colors/3.3GHz) or above is required for WMV format recording
Memory RAM 2GB
AVI Format Recording Requirement  SSD is required for AVI format recording:
  - Read: 200MB/s (or above)
  - Write: 200MB/s (or above)
  - System AHCI function needs to be activated
  - SATA III interface on motherboard is required
VGA VGA card with support for DirectX9.0c or above
Standalone graphics card is recommended for HD video capture
Sound Card Yes
Supported OS Windows 7/8.1/10 (32/64-bit), Linux (32/64-bit)*

* Linux Services

Normal Delivery | 3 to 5 working days

Urgent Delivery | 1-2 business days

* unless out of stock

We work hard to meet the announced delivery deadlines. However, we face a global shortage for some components and manufacturers.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us to ensure delivery time.
We will be able to advise on the availability of alternative hardware and provide recommendations on available components for faster shipping options.