PixelPusher Frame Grabber

Price: $395.00
Please allow up to 2 weeks for shipment as we transition to a new warehouse.
  • Supported Platforms: 32-bit and 64-bit XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10
  • LabView Support Package available    

PixelPusher® is an inexpensive external (standalone) frame grabber that connects to a computer through a standard USB 2.0 port. It converts RS-170 (monochrome) video input to true VGA at 30 frames per second (fps) through a USB cable connection. It converts color NTSC composite video input to true VGA at 30 fps (on hosts having typical dual core processors). There is no need to open your computer case to install an adapter card. Display and record video on your computer from any analog video source: CCD cameras, VCRs, DVDs and camcorders.

    Compatible with Windows 7 Certified for Windows
                Vista Designed for Windows XP

    PixelPusher® can be run right out of the box, or a programmer can use it to develop, test and deploy image processing applications. Packaged with the device is a software development kit (SDK) that includes three Microsoft® Visual Studio projects to build C# .NET, Visual Basic .NET and MFC fully functional user interfaces to capture video and perform image processing on that video. These can be readily extended by the programmer. 

    Any Windows client program that can link to a general Windows Dynamic Link Library (DLL) can readily access PixelPusher®. Support for the free and extensive OpenCV Ver. 1.0 library is now provided for rapid development of image processing applications.

    A LabVIEW® Support Package is included in the installation CD at no charge for developers using LabVIEW®.


    • Video display and recording of analog video sources
    • USB 2.0 bus interface
    • Standard analog scan: NTSC and PAL
    • Black & white full frame rate at 704 x 480 pixel resolution: 30 fps (NTSC), 25 fps (PAL)
    • Color full frame rate at 704 x 480 pixel resolution: 30 fps (NTSC), 25 fps (PAL) on hosts with dual or multi-core processors
    • NTSC resolutions: 640 x 480, 704 x 480
    • PAL resolutions: 704 x 576
    • NTSC/RS-170 black & white quarter screen resolutions at 30 fps: 320 x 240, 352 x 240
    • PAL black & white quarter screen resolutions at 25 fps: 352 x 288
    • Accepts input from up to 6 CVBS, or 4 CVBS and 1 S-Video input sources
    • Video jacks: 1 RCA jack (CVBS), 1 S-Video jack, and one DB9 to connect to an optional video breakout cable
    • Sony VISCA® camera control interface
    • Brightness and contrast control from the host PC
    • PixelPusher® is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows® Vista®, Windows 7 and Windows 8, as well as 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP®
    • Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) signed drivers for Windows 2000, XP®, Vista®, and Windows 7
    • PixelPusher® software development kit (SDK) with extensible example applications for .NET and MFC programmers
    • Support for OpenCV  (Visual Studio DLL project that you can extend)
    • Case dimensions: 6-7/8 x 5-1/2 x 1-7/16 H" (17.4 x 13.9 x 3.63 H cm)
    • Case material: polystyrene, UL94-HB flammability rating
    • Power supply: +5V DC input
    • Certified to the highest level (i.e., Class B) for both FCC and CE requirements (this covers home and office use as well as commercial and industrial use). 


    • 1 Sony VISCA® camera control interface (mini-DIN9)
    • 1 USB B receptacle
    • 1 DB9 receptacle to connect to an optional video breakout cable
    • 1 S-Video jack
    • 1 RCA jack (CVBS)
    • +5V power receptacle



    • Machine vision research and applications
    • Traffic monitoring
    • Medical and defense applications
    • Security monitoring and surveillance
    • General analog video display and recording.


    • PC with Windows® XP with SP2, Windows® 2000 with SP4, Windows® Vista®,Windows® 7, 8, 10
    • Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 or higher (for .NET client applications only)
    • Pentium IV or later processor, 2.0 GHz or more (recommended). Dual core processor (e.g., Intel i3 or better) recommended for applications using intensive image processing
    • USB 2.0 port
    • Video display adapter with at least 16 bit color
    • To use the EyeTalkTrak SDK, Microsoft® Visual Studio (2005 or later)


     Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital    SAIC   Aitech Defense Systems, Inc.
     BAE Systems    Huber+Suhner    University of Connecticut
     Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp.    Batelle (USDOE)    University of Massachusetts
     Boeing (SVS)    LaserSight Technologies    U.S. Army, Yuma Proving Ground
     City of White Plains, NY    Louisiana Tech Univerity    Varian Medical Systems
     Missouri University of Science & Technology    Duke University    Virginia Tech
     General Dynamics Robotics Systems    Naval Research Laboratory    Zhejiang Wenzhou Medical College
     GTRI-CTISL    RCRI, Inc.    




    To view the "EyeTalkTrak Users Guide" in PDF format, click here. For more information, please send email with questions to: [email protected]