Video digitizer for live video and image capture

ImpactVCB-e Overview

The ImpactVCB-e is a low profile video capture board with live overlay which can be used as the heart of live video display, real time video capture, streaming video or video conferencing solutions. It is a half height PCI Express board for Windows 11 and 10 (both 64-bit and 32-bit) plus Linux with one S-Video and one composite video input, plus stereo audio inputs.

ImpactVCB-e PCI Express board

The ImpactVCB-e is a low profile board which is supplied with both a full height and half height brackets.

Video Capture

The ImpactVCB-e will digitize NTSC and PAL video from either composite or S-Video sources. Video from an analog source (composite or S-Video) can be captured as either still frame video images or motion video. The ImpactVCB-e is supplied with the Hauppauge Capture application (download). In addition, if you are developing your own Windows application, the Hauppauge SDK can be used to create a custom application for your system (see this page for more information on the Hauppauge SDK). And for Linux developers, the ImpactVCB-e is included in the 4.0+ kernel and in our PPA for Ubuntu.

Live Video Display

The ImpactVCB-e can be used with the WinTV v10 application for video monitoring, video capture and still frame capture, both full screen and video in a window.


  • Plug & Play PCI-Express card for easy installation
  • Analogue Video Capture resolution: 720 x 576 at 25 fps (PAL); 720 x 480 at 30 fps (NTSC)
  • Supported video formats: PAL, PAL SECAM, NTSC
  • Half height (with full height bracket supplied)
  • Composite video, S-Video and audio inputs


  • 1x S-Video input (4-pin DIN)
  • 1x Composite Video input (RCA connector)
  • 1x Stereo Audio input (3.5 mm mini jack)

Technical specifications

  • Connections:
    • 1x S-Video input (4-pin DIN)
    • 1x Composite Video input (RCA connector)
    • 1x Stereo Audio input (3.5 mm mini jack)

System Requirements

  • Minimum processor recommended:
    • 2.0 GHz Intel® P4 or equivalent.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 11, 10, 8, Windows 7
  • Available PCI Express X1 slot (can be used in x4/x8/x16 slots).

Provided applications

Model numbers

model 01381B (equivalent to model 01427): ImpactVCB-e with English manual

Included in the box

  • ImpactVCB-e PCI-Express card
  • Hauppauge Capture (download)