ViewCast announced the new PCI Express Osprey 260e and 460e at NAB. The Osprey 260e provides one channel selectable between composite, component, or Y/C video and balanced or unbalanced audio in a low profile form factor great for small enclosures. The Osprey 460e card is designed to simultaneously capture four independent channels of analog video and unbalanced stereo audio signals and process them independently, minimizing internal PC space requirements. The channel density offered by the Osprey 460e dramatically reduces total system cost by increasing the capture capacity within a single system. The 460e A/V option also provides additional video inputs and four stereo balanced audio inputs to the rear panel connectors. The optional video inputs include the selection of component or Y/C (S-Video) for each of the 4 channels or 3 additional composite inputs for a total of 16 switchable composite inputs per card. It will be really interesting to test this card with applications such as Panopto to see how well it can simultaneously capture inputs from four sources such as different room angles or document cameras.
The 260e is due out at the end of July 2011 and the 460e will be available at the end of May.