XVideo  Xtra Card Photo XVideo Xtra

XVideo Xtra for Sun Workstations

XVideo Xtra is being discontinued effective 7/31/98

Press release on XVideo Xtra for Sun PCI Bus workstations

Technical specifications for XVideo Xtra

XVideo® XtraTM single-slot video overlay cards deliver high quality video to Ultra SPARC and SPARCstation users. These premium video cards offer a new level of video functionality on Sun systems with display resolutions up to 1280 x 1024. You can now display Parallax-quality 24-bit video while using the framebuffer of your choice to run high-speed graphics applications.

XVideo Xtra suits demanding applications such as live monitoring of multiple cameras for security and remote vehicle operation, real-time video capture, desktop video conferencing, video servers and briefings, image acquisition and analysis, and training.

XVideo Xtra displays two live videos at once or sends analog video output for archiving video. The Video Development Environment provides tools to create powerful customized solutions.

XVideo Xtra Screen Shot

"Distributed video, in conferencing, training, and on-line TV services, is central to growth in the telecom industry. Parallax Graphics quality and application support have defined the standard for video in our market."

--John McMenamin, NYNEX

Technical Specifications
XVideo Xtra
Video Display Display up to two simultaneous live video windows from composite and/or S-VHS (Y/C) analog inputs
Video Input Formats NTSC, PAL, SECAM as composite or S-VHS (Y/C), software selectable
Video Output Formats Send digital video overlay out to a VCR or other device as NTSC or PAL, as composite or S-VHS (Y/C)
Compression Hardware accelerated JPEG compression and decompresson for real-time motion video capture and playback, and for live networked video (compression ratios 15:1 to 100:1)
Video Overlay Cable 13W3 to HD15 to 13W3 Y cable
Video I/O Cable HD26 to 3 DIN and 4 BNC cable, plus RCA adapters
Software VideoTool, MovieTool, Video Development Environment (see decriptions below)
Video Performance NTSC 640 x 480 pixels @ 60 fields (30 frames) per second (525 line)
PAL/SECAM 768 x 576 pixels @ 50 fields (25 frames) per second (625 line)
Sampling Frequency Square pixels 525 line: 12.2727 MHz, 625 line: 14.75 MHz
Placement Arbitrary placement on screen; real-time image sizing; switch video on a pixel-by-pixel basis
Clipping/Stenciling Pixel-by-pixel masking of live video
Display Pixel Replication Hardware enabled zoom at 1x and 2x (2x width/height, 4x area: zooms to full screen) for one live video window
Color Mode 24-bit RGB video (4:2:2)
Software Support Applications VideoTool supports video display and still image capture;
MovieTool supports motion video capture and playback
Developer Tools Video Development Environment includes API, libraries, widgets, and sample source code and programs so you can build your own video applications
Driver Device driver for Solaris 2.5 or higher for SBus; 2.5.1 or higher for PCI Bus
Interoperability Interoperable with Parallax Graphics SBus/Solaris framebuffer video cards and software (XVideo family), and with EISA Bus/HP-UX video overlay cards and software (XVideo700 family); captured movies, networked video, and still images can be used by third party software applications
Video Architecture Video Overlay Card (up to 1280 x 1024 x 32 bit overlay)
Platform Sun workstations with SBus or PCI Bus slots (see Release Notes for a current list of tested systems)
Bus Interface One available SBus or PCI Bus slot
Operating System Solaris 2.5 or higher; 2.5.1 or higher required for PCI Bus
Window Environment OpenWindows 3.5 or higher, or CDE
Available Disk Space 35 Megabytes (MB) space on a local hard drive
System RAM 64 MB recommended (32 MB minimum)
Swap Space 64 MB recommended (32 MB minimum)
Framebuffer Types Tested with Creator or Creator 3D (SBus and PCI Bus); TGX or TGX+ (SBus only) (see Release Notes for a current list of tested framebuffers)
Display Resolutions Tested with and Calibration files provided for 1280 x 1024 @ 67 or 76Hz, 1152 x 900 @ 66 or 76 Hz, and 1024 x 768 @ 76 Hz
Environment Power Requirements SBus: 4.0A@+5VDC 5%; 0.03A@+12VDC 10%, 0.035A@-12VDC 10%
PCI Bus: 5.0A@+5VDC 5%; 0.03A@+12VDC 10%; 0.035A@-12VDC 10%
Operating Temperature 10 - 50 degrees C (50 - 120 degrees F)
Warranty 1 year limited hardware warranty (included). Extensions available (optional).


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