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DarkCrystal HD Capture CD530

1080p60 HDMI PCIe Video Capture Card

  • Real-time lossless video capture and display (at up to 1920 x 1200 60fps)
  • HDMI, DVI and VGA input interfaces for video sources
  • Automatic adaptive detection for improved usability
  • Customizable resolution tool for full signal compatibility
  • AVerMedia Capture Studio applications and third-party software support
  • Rich AVerMedia SDK for application development

The DarkCrystal HD Capture CD530 (CD530) is a raw data capture card for capturing various video formats from DVI, VGA and HDMI interfaces. Through its PCIe Gen2 x1 interface, the CD530 enables high data throughput at up to 1920 x 1200 60fps, while simultaneously previewing video content without latency.

Versatile PCI Express Card with Customized Resolution Support

Capture and convert raw data from an HDMI®, DVI or VGA video source through a PCI Express (Gen 2 x1) slot. The CD530 enables high data throughput at up to 1920 x 1200 60fps while previewing video without latency issues.
High signal adaptation allows for complete customization of captured resolution under 1920 x 1200 through the AVerMedia resolution adjustment tool. The CD530 is functional simplicity realized. Connect a signal cable to the port, and the automatic adaptive detection initiates a video connection quickly and easily.

AVerMedia’s Resolution Adjustment Tool

In order to acquire video from any unique resolution, AVerMedia introduces software solution Resolution Adjustment Tool, which can dynamic generate resolution table to fit any video output sources such as the medical machines, support from 640×480 to 1920×[email protected] maximum. 

The tool allows the users to capture hundreds of different resolutions as they needs.


  • Automatically lock the signal
  • Automatically update the capture resolution table

Supported Resolutions:

  • 640×480 to 1920×1200 at 60p maximum

Compatible hardware Input:

  • Support up to 3G SDI

System Requirement :

  • Win7/8/10, 32/64bit


Provide the Video Information:

  • Provide the details of the input video information.
  • Detect all of the resolutions automatically.
  • Restore the original video data which was hidden by the equipment supplier.

Customize the Specific Resolution and the Capturing Position :

  • Set the range of the desired resolution details.
  • Change the resolutions to match user’s different needs.
  • Fine tuning the specific area of the video source position for capturing.

Professional [HD HDMI] Real-time Capturing

The CD530 is a professional level PCI Express frame grabber that enables you to view and store real-time megapixel images from any source in a computing platform. Image capturing, video recording, processing and previewing are easily achieved with the AVerMedia Capture Studio software package.

Software Development Kit

Developing applications through the CD530 is made far easier with the powerful AVerMedia software development kit (SDK), which boasts a wide range of comprehensive features for developer implementation. AVerMedia SDK, a complimentary resource, fully supports all AVerMedia hardware.

At a Glance:

  • Full support for 1920 x 1200 60fps video input
  • Capture high definition signals from HDMI or analog sources
  • Outstanding signal compatibility
  • Lossless real-time display
  • Professional video capturing without the complexity
  • Diverse third-party software support
  • Highly compatible I/O design
  • AVerMedia resolution tool for customization of resolution requirements
InterfacePCIe Gen2 x1
Channel1ch HDMI/VGA/DVI
Supported Resolution1920×1200
(Any customized resolution which pixel clock <= 162MHz)
Frame Rate24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 60, 72, 75, 85
(Depends on the combination of each resolution which pixel clock <= 162MHz)
Color FormatYUY2
RGB24 (supported by SDK)
Color Depth8 bit
SDK Supported LanguageVisual Basic, Visual C++, Delphi, C#, VB.NET
Audio InputHDMI (embedded audio), RCA (L/R)
Video InputHDMI, VGA, DVI Input (HDMI/VGA via adapter)
Operating System SupportWindows 7/8.1/10 (32/64 bits)*
Operating EnvironmentTemperature: 0 to +65 ℃
Humidity: 0 to 80% RHNC
Storage EnvironmentTemperature: -30 to +65 ℃
Humidity: 0 to 90% RHNC
Power Requirements+3.3V max @ 3A, +12V max @ 0.5A
Dimension (L x W)124.8 x 110mm

*Linux driver coming soon