Epiphan VGA2USB VGA Video Grabber
Epiphan VGA2USB VGA Video Grabber
Epiphan VGA2USB VGA Video Grabber

epiphan Video


MFR Part # ESP0420

Captures any VGA video (interlaced images) over USB 2.0 within a few minutes. More
MSRP: $299.95

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Epiphan's VGA2USB VGA Video Grabber allows you to capture video from any VGA source within a few minutes. Use it for creating and recording slide shows, training sessions, how to videos, recording output from scientific devices, and more. It's durable and highly compact, small enough to be kept in your pocket. It's capable of capturing video from any screen, displaying captured data in real time, saving captured video and images to disk, copying captured images to a clipboard, and recording captured images as a series of consecutively saved files. 

VGA2USB is also compatible with many popular applications that support an external video device or webcam, including Skype and Windows Media Encoder. VGA2USB is self-powered through the USB port, and does not require any additional power.

Key Features

  • Captures any VGA video (interlaced images) over USB 2.0
  • Up to 1920×1200 resolution
  • Up to 30 frames per second, depending on resolution
  • Compact, external form factor -- easy to transport and integrate
  • USB-powered device, no power source needed
  • Interface to 3rd-party applications compatible with DirectShow on Windows, Video4Linux on Linux, and QuickTime on Mac
  • Ready to capture out of the box
  • Save captured images in AVI format on Windows and MOV format on Mac
  • Works with Windows, Mac, and Linux

User-Oriented Design

  • Can be inconspicuously set up on a medical cart, lecture podium, or desk
  • About the size of a box of paper clips
  • Highly compact and lightweight yet rugged
  • Power over USB eliminates the need for power cables
  • No internal fans or other moving parts; silent and reliable

Optional Internal Mount Kit

  • Install the VGA2USB into a computer using an Internal Mount Kit, sold separately, from Epiphan
  • PCI slot bracket
  • Low profile PCI slot bracket
  • USB mini-B to 5-pin header cable

Customize Recordings

  • Add company-related information, corporate color, and a time stamp to identify your video
  • Choose color, style, and location on the screen where the custom information is displayed

Flexible Recording Options

  • Record captured images and video as a series of consecutively saved graphic files or as one video file

Capture Tool and Drivers

  • Included is an Epiphan capture tool which interfaces to popular encoding and streaming software
  • The VGA2USB will notify you when a firmware upgrade is available


  • Telestream
  • DirectShow
  • Microsoft
  • QuickTime
Interface USB 2.0
Connectors 1 x VGA D type 
1 x Mini-USB type B
Color Resolution 16 bits per pixel / 5:6:5 format
Supported VGA Modes 640 x 350 at 60/85 Hz 
640 x 400 at 60/85 Hz 
720 x 400 at 70/85 Hz 
640 x 480 at 60/70/72/75/8 5Hz 
800 x 600 at 56/60/70/72/75/85 Hz 
1024 x 768 at 60/70/72/75/85 Hz 
1152 x 864 at 60/70/75/85 Hz 
1152 x 900 at 66/76 Hz 
1280 x 960 at 60/85 Hz 
1280 x 1024 at 60/70/75/85 Hz 
1600 x 1200 at 60/65/70/75/85 Hz 
1920 x 1080 at 60/70/72/75/85 Hz 
1920 x 1200 at 60/70/72/75/85 Hz 
Custom VGA modes
Update Rate Frame rate varies depending on content: 

640 x 480 at 28 fps 
800 x 600 at 20.6 fps 
1024 x 768 at 10 fps 
1280 x 1024 at 5.6 fps 
1600 x 1200 at 4.3 fps 
1920 x 1200 at 3.1 fps
VGA Signaling RGB plus HSync and VSync (5 wire)
LEDs Three LEDs indicating status (power, readiness, and operation in progress)
OS Support Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux (x86, x86_64)  DirectShow (Windows), QuickTime (Mac OS X) and V4L (Linux) integration.
Dimensions 3.5 x 2.4 x 0.9" (9 x 6 x 2 cm)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.3 x 6.6 x 2.8"

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