Epiphan DVI2USB Solo Frame Grabber

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Note: Epiphan products are subject to special return/warranty policies. See below for more details.

If you are looking for a unit that supports USB 3.0 check out the new Epiphan DVI2USB 3.0 Frame Grabber (SW-30128).

Product Overview

Epiphan's DVI2USB Solo™ is a portable DVI/HDMI to USB frame grabber is ideally suited from capturing video sources for DVI and HDMI based high resolution displays and high definition cameras.

Key Features

  • Captures single link DVI and HDMI video sources
  • Supports resolutions up to 1920x1200
  • Ultra portable, external DVI/HDMI to USB 2.0 Frame Grabber device
  • Sources power from USB port (USB host dependent)
  • Interfaces to multiple 3rd party applications compatible with DirectShow on Windows, QuickTime on Mac OS X and V4L (Video4Linux) on Linux
  • Great for recording video demonstration and training vignettes from iPad, computer with presentations, DVI/HDMI cameras, medical displays and many other applications

DVI2USB Solo is Epiphan's most compact DVI capture device. At a capture rate of 30 frames per second, DVI2USB Solo can capture resolutions up to 1920x1200 from HDMI and single-link DVI signals. For DVI/DVI Dual Link see DVI2USBDuo , for VGA and DVI see DVI2USB 3.0.

Unlike other capture solutions, DVI2USB Solo allows you to capture raw uncompressed video signals in 100% lossless quality. Whether you are capturing the output from the HDMI connector on a video or DSLR camera, or using DVI2USB Solo to record the images that appear on a DVI computer monitor, the output image will always be sharp.

Because DVI2USB Solo doesn't compress the image or video being captured, the user can select any CODEC to compress with on the computer being captured to. Free software is included with the DVI2USB in order to achieve this. Furthermore, as an external USB device, DVI2USB Solo is fully compatible with 3rd party software that supports video capture from external sources, such as Adobe Premiere, VirtualDUB, and Windows Media Encoder. Like all other Epiphan products, Windows, Linux, and Mac OS are fully supported.

If you need to capture images from a HDMI or single-link DVI source and maintain diagnostic-quality lossless images, then DVI2USB Solo is what you have been looking for.

DVI2USB Solo allows you to:

  • Capture images from any single-link DVI source.
  • Capture videos from the DVI source and save them as AVI files, .MOV when captured under OSX on a Mac.
  • capture DVI from mini display port, display port and thunderbolt interfaces using the appropriate adapter.


Epiphan products are subject to a special return policy: Frame Grabbers may be returned within a 30-day period.


Epiphan products come with a 1 year “repair & return” warranty. You can extend your warranty period to 3 years with our standard Sewell Extended Warranty.

Open-Box Products

Open-box Epiphan products include a 90-day warranty through Sewell Direct. Open-box Frame Grabbers can be returned within a 30-day period.

You can rent any of our open-box Epiphan products for 33% of the RETAIL price of the product per month up to the full retail price. These products include a 90-day warranty through Sewell Direct. Sales are final for rent-to-own open-box products.


Mfg. Part Number

  • DVI2USB Solo


  • Epiphan

Technical Specifications

  • Interface
  • USB 2.0
  • Dimensions
  • 4.57" x 2.36" x 0.91"
  • 116 mm x 60 mm x 23 mm
  • Connectors
  • DVI (digital input only)
  • 5V DC power supply connector
  • USB mini type B
  • Input
  • Single link DVI
  • Video Sampling
  • 24 bits per pixel, 8:8:8 format
  • 16 bits per pixel, 5:6:5 format
  • 8 bits per pixel, 3:3:2, 3:2:3, 2:3:3 or 256-grey scale format
  • 4 bits per pixel, 16-grey scale format
  • Integrated Board Features
  • On-board loss-less image compression (proprietary)
  • On-board memory (no interlacing artifacts)
  • On-board cropping
  • Video Mode Support
  • 720x400, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1152x900, 1280x960, 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1920x1080, 1920x1200
  • Frame rate
  • Frame rate varies depending on content
  • Resolution
  • Frame rate
  • 640 x 480
  • 30.0 - 60 fps
  • 800 x 600
  • 22.6 - 60 fps
  • 1024 x 768
  • 15.0 - 60 fps
  • 1280 x 1024
  • 10.0 - 52 fps
  • 1600 x 1200
  • 8.0 - 34 fps
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 5.2 - 33 fps
  • 1920 x 1200 5.2 - 32 fps
  • LEDs
  • One LED that indicates the status of the DVI2USB Solo (power, readiness, and operation in progress)
  • OS Support
  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 (i386, x64)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 and up (ppc, i386, x86_64)
  • Linux (x86, x86_64)1
  • DirectShow (Windows), QuickTime (Mac OS X) and V4L (Linux) integration
  • Country of Origin
  • Made in North America (Canada)

Package Contents

  • Power adapter,
  • USB cable
  • DVI cable


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no go for DSLR hdmi

Anonymous - 2/28/2012 11:35:28 AM

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Pros: I was able to test it for streaming video as a monitor/screen. That worked without a hitch. Easy to set up. I like that it works like an extra camera.

Cons: I was not able to stream from my hdmi out on my dslr. That was my main intent when buying this product and the description specifically mentioned using it with a dslr. I ended up returning the product. It would have been really great had it worked for me.


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no go for DSLR hdmi

Anonymous - 2/28/2012 11:35:28 AM

I was able to test it for streaming video as a monitor/screen. That worked without a hitch. Easy to set up. I like that it works like an extra camera.

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