V4 offers several hardware based video capture options to bring SDI, DVI and Display Port signals into Hippotizer systems. Capture cards are available fitted when the server is built, or can be fitted afterwards by a qualified technician. For Karst, Boreal and Taigas a capture card also requires new back plates which can be ordered from Green Hippo.

Note: Green Hippo strongly recommends sourcing cards from your local distributor to ensure compatibility.

Capture Cards per system

Each model Hippotizer system supports different numbers of capture cards based on the space available:


  • 1 x Capture Card or Accessory Card


  • 1 x Capture Card or Accessory Card


  • 2 x Capture Cards


  • 1 x Accessory Card


  • 2 x Capture Cards


  • 1 x Capture Card and 1 x Accesory Card

Supported Capture Cards

The following lists supported capture cards:

  • Data Path VisionSDI2 — Dual 3G-SDI Capture
  • Data Path VisionSC-SDI4 — Quad 3G-SDI Capture
  • Data Path VisionSC-DP2 — Dual Display Port 1.2 Capture
  • Data Path VisionAV-SDISDI, DVI and Composite Capture
  • Data Path VisionRGB-E2S — Dual DVI Single Link Capture
  • Data Path VisionRGB-E1S — Single DVI Single Link Capture

Capture Drivers

Using the correct software driver for Hippotizer is critical to ensure proper functioning of the capture cards. Please refer to the release notes of the specific Hippotizer software version for guidance on which driver to use.

Note: The firmware of each capture card is updated during driver installation. For this reason it may be required to run the driver installation after a factory restore to ensure card firmware matches software.


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