Capture HD® High-Definition Capture Recorder

  • CAPTURE-HD-PRO: Rear, Head On
  • CAPTURE-HD: Rear, Head On
  • CAPTURE-HD: Comp w/Camera & Touch Screen

Capture HD® High-Definition Capture Recorder


Provides a very simple and cost-effective solution for capturing lectures, presentations, medical procedures, seminars, and training sessions in high-definition 1080p. Use standalone or as part of a complete CaptureLiveHD® system. More Details

The CaptureLiveHD® system from Crestron® answers the call for a high-quality meeting and lecture capture solution that's simple enough for the entire faculty to use, and affordable enough for wide-scale deployment across any sized campus or corporate enterprise. CaptureLiveHD delivers a complete end-to-end solution for scheduling, recording, and online delivery of captured content at the lowest cost of ownership on the market. Flexible enough to fit any education, government, medical or corporate work-flow model, CaptureLiveHD translates to greater usage of resources and a more effective education experience while minimizing support overhead.

As part of a complete CaptureLiveHD system, the Capture HD High-Definition Capture Recorder (CAPTURE-HD) provides a very simple, one-box component for capturing lectures, presentations, medical procedures, seminars, and training sessions. It is designed for easy integration in a classroom, lecture hall, training lab, or boardroom. It allows presenters and instructors to use their choice of multimedia sources, including high-definition videos, computers, whiteboards, and annotators. The CAPTURE-HD base model provides HDMI® and RGBHV inputs for such sources, plus a composite video input for a camera and line-level audio input for a wireless mic. The CAPTURE-HD-PRO model adds a 3G-SDI input to support HD digital cameras.

Without requiring any special training or extra effort from the presenter, the CAPTURE-HD records the complete presentation in full-motion HD 1080p or 720p and uploads it to a network server for publishing. It can also stream live video to a touch screen, computer, mobile device, DigitalMedia™ system, or third-party streaming media system. Schools and businesses may easily implement a facility-wide media capture solution by equipping every room with CAPTURE-HD recorders, all centrally managed by Crestron Fusion RV® Remote Asset Management Software [1].

A Closer Look at the Box
The CAPTURE-HD recorder is a compact unit, designed to sit on a shelf or mount in an equipment rack or podium. It captures presentation content from a computer or other source along with a live camera image and records them together in full-motion HD. The two images may be composited on screen side-by-side or picture-in-picture (PIP). The camera PIP window can be sized and positioned in any corner of the screen over the presentation content. Either image may be captured full screen as well.

Audio content from the presentation source is captured in stereo along with the live "speech" signal from a wireless microphone. The two signals are mixed together and recorded as one high-quality stereo signal.

Additional Features:

  • Front Panel — Intuitive controls are provided on the front panel for starting, pausing, and stopping a recording. Each button lights up in a different color to provide clear indication of recording status. An LED bargraph meter provides indication of the speech signal level so you'll know that you're being picked up loud and clear. A full-color LCD screen displays additional feedback and provides access to setup functions.
  • Content Inputs — Connecting a computer, DVD player, or other presentation source is enabled via HDMI® and RGBHV inputs on the rear panel. The HDMI input handles high-definition digital AV devices and computers with stereo audio. The RGBHV input handles analog computer sources. Built-in scaling ensures compatibility with a full range of signals. A stereo analog audio input is also provided.
  • Camera Input — A composite video input provides for the connection of a single camera. Crestron offers the CAM-IFB-100 camera, which is ideally suited for the application [2]. A 3G-SDI input (CAPTURE-HD-PRO model only) is also offered, allowing for the use of a high-definition camera with SDI, HD-SDI, or 3G-SDI output.
  • Speech Input — A wireless microphone (with line level output) can be connected for pickup of the presenter. A mic mixer such as the Crestron MMX-6-USB [2] may also be added to enable the connection of both wired and wireless microphones.
  • Local Output — HDMI and analog audio outputs are included for connection to a confidence monitor or AV system. These outputs may be used to view and hear exactly what is being recorded, or to pass the selected content source through for local presentation.
  • File Storage — Captured AV files are stored locally on a memory card or USB hard drive prior to uploading to the network. A memory card slot and USB port are provided on the rear panel, and a 16 GB SDHC memory card is included. An additional USB port is provided on the front panel, allowing recordings to be saved directly to a portable USB hard drive.[3]
  • Live Streaming — As an alternative to capturing video, the CAPTURE-HD can also be used to stream live HD video and audio to a computer, mobile device, touch screen, DigitalMedia system, or third-party streaming media system. The CAPTURE-HD supports both unicast and multicast, with or without RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol). Streaming connections can be configured to stream directly to one or more specific IP addresses, or to use RTSP to manage the configuration of multiple connections automatically.
  • Gigabit Ethernet — Connection to the LAN is via 1000Base-T Ethernet, affording the highest possible transfer rate for uploading HD media files to your network server or streaming live video.

Touch Screen Remote
Adding the optional touch screen controller (CAPTURE-TPMC-4SM [2]) enables simplified operation of the CAPTURE-HD from a lectern, desk, or wall mount location in the room. The presenter need only follow the prompts on the touch screen to easily start and stop a recording, pause or mute the recording and even add bookmarks [4] during the session. The touch screen can also display a live view of the room camera and a microphone level meter to lend an extra level of confidence during operation.

Control System Integration
The CAPTURE-HD integrates seamlessly with a Crestron control system to enable expanded control over AV and room devices using a variety of touch screens, wireless remotes, computers, and mobile devices.

  • Delivers a low-cost, high-performance HD presentation capture solution
  • Designed for college, university, teaching hospital, government and business applications
  • Records the complete AV presentation, classroom lecture, or training session
  • Captures in high-quality H.264 format at up to HD 1080p resolution
  • Allows live streaming of HD video and audio over an IP network
  • Extremely easy to use and flexible enough to fit any workflow model
  • Works with Crestron® Fusion RV® software for a total workflow engine [1]
  • Integrates easily into existing AV presentation systems and networks
  • Provides inputs for high-definition digital and analog AV sources
  • Built-in scaling ensures compatibility with a full range of sources
  • Provides a composite video input for the presenter's camera
  • CAPTURE-HD-PRO model includes high-definition 3G-SDI camera input
  • Includes local AV output for confidence monitoring or presentation pass-thru
  • Allows Crestron control system integration via Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet enables high transfer rates for uploading of HD media files
  • Easy out-of-the-box setup
  • Single-space 19" rack-mountable
A-D/D-A Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz
Input Signal Types (Content) HDMI (Dual-Mode DisplayPort compatible [5]), analog stereo
Processing Provides mixing of the stereo CONTENT audio signals with the mono SPEECH signal
Audio Formats AAC stereo
Container MPEG-2 transport stream (.ts), MPEG-4 Part 14 (.mp4)
File Transfer Protocols FTP, SFTP
Session Initiation Modes By receiver (unicast), by transmitter (unicast), multicast via RTSP, multicast via UDP
Streaming Protocols RTP, RTSP, SDP
Video Recording Bitrates 500 to 6000 kbps
Video Recording Formats H.264 high profile @ 720p24, 720p30, 720p60, 1080p24, and 1080p30
Video Streaming Bitrates 500 to 6000 kbps
Video Streaming Formats H.264 high profile @ 720p10, 720p15, 720p30, 720p60, 1080p10, 1080p15, and 1080p30
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, DHCP
USB USB 2.0 host, supports USB hard drives[3]
AUDIO OUT (Balanced) (1) 5-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
Balanced/unbalanced stereo line-level audio output;
Output Impedance: 200 Ohms balanced, 100 Ohms unbalanced;
Balanced Output Level: 4 Vrms maximum;
Unbalanced Output Level: 2 Vrms maximum
AUDIO OUT L, R (Unbalanced) (2) RCA female;
Unbalanced stereo line-level audio output;
Output Impedance: 100 Ohms nominal;
Output Level: 2 Vrms maximum
CAMERA IN, COMPOSITE (1) BNC female analog composite video input, RCA adapter included;
Input Impedance: 75 Ohms nominal;
Input Level: 1 Vp-p nominal
CONTENT AUDIO IN (Balanced) (1) 5-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
Balanced/unbalanced stereo line-level audio input;
Input Impedance: 24k Ohms nominal balanced/unbalanced;
Balanced Input Level: 4 Vrms maximum;
Unbalanced Input Level: 2 Vrms maximum
CONTENT AUDIO IN (Unbalanced) (1) 3.5 mm TRS mini phone jack;
Unbalanced stereo line-level audio input;
Input Impedance: 18.5k Ohms nominal;
Input Level: 1 Vrms maximum
SPEECH IN (Balanced) (1) 3-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
Balanced/unbalanced line-level audio input;
Input Impedance: 17.5k Ohms nominal balanced/unbalanced;
Balanced Input Level: 4 Vrms maximum;
Unbalanced Input Level: 2 Vrms maximum
SPEECH IN (Unbalanced) (1) RCA female;
Unbalanced line-level audio input;
Input Impedance: 10k Ohms nominal;
Input Level: 2 Vrms maximum
Λ,V,<,> (4) Pushbuttons, for 4-way LCD menu navigation and parameter adjustment
BACK (1) Pushbutton, steps menu back one level
HOME (1) Pushbutton, returns to the home menu
LAN (rear) (2) Green LEDs, indicate Ethernet link status, speed, and activity
Meter (1) 10-segment LED bargraph, indicates Speech audio signal level
REC, PAUSE, STOP (3) Transport style buttons with translucent button caps and LED backlighting for feedback, used to control the capture function
RESET (1) Recessed pushbutton for hardware reset
SELECT (1) Pushbutton, used to select or execute the highlighted menu item or value
Depth 9.25 in (235 mm)
Height 1.91 in (49 mm);
1.70 in (44 mm) without feet
Width 17.03 in (433 mm);
19.00 in (483 mm) with ears
Display Type TFT active matrix color LCD
Functions Displays recording status, time counter, audio levels, setup parameters, and other details
Resolution 220 x 176 pixels
Size 1.8 inch (45 mm) diagonal
Chassis Metal with black finish, vented sides, variable-speed fan-cooled
Faceplate Metal, black finish with polycarbonate label overlay
Mounting Freestanding or 1RU 19-inch rack-mountable (adhesive feet and rack ears included)
Heat Dissipation 69 BTU/hr
Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Temperature 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Power Pack 5 Amps @ 12 Volts DC;
100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz power pack, model PW-1250DU included
Memory Card Supports SD and SDHC memory cards, 16 GB SDHC card included
Network Supports file transfer to network media server
USB Supports USB hard drives[3]
Input Resolutions, Composite 480i, 576i
Input Resolutions, HDMI, Interlaced 480i, 576i, 1080i25 (1125 lines), 1080i30
Input Resolutions, HDMI, Progressive Any resolution and frame rate from 640x400 to 1920x1200 up to 162 MHz pixel clock
Input Resolutions, RGB, Progressive Any resolution and frame rate from 640x400 to 1920x1200 up to 162 MHz pixel clock
Input Signal Types (Camera) Composite (NTSC, PAL), SDI (SD-SDI SMPTE 259M, HD-SDI SMPTE 292M, 3G-SDI SMPTE 424M) [6]
Input Signal Types (Content) HDMI® (DVI and Dual-Mode DisplayPort compatible [5]), VGA/RGB (RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB)
Output Signal Types HDMI (DVI compatible [5])
Scaling VXP® video processing, 3D and 2D noise reduction, block artifact reduction, mosquito noise reduction, motion and edge adaptive deinterlacing, detail enhancement, adaptive contrast enhancement, adaptive de-banding, film cadence detection, picture-in-picture and side-by-side windowing
CAPTURE-HD 4.1 lb (1.9 kg)
CAPTURE-HD-PRO 4.2 lb (1.9 kg)
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