Among some of our commercial capture customers we have seen a trend where they are trying to get higher density out of their existing HD capture rigs. As a result, we’re happy to announce that we now have a Linux driver for the Avermedia Dark Crystal HD Duo (Model C129).
We really like this board as it allows for *dual* HDMI raw capture via a single PCIe slot, making it great for 1U chassis configurations where you want to capture/analyze two channels at the same time. And of course for systems with multiple slots, it could potentially double the density in terms of ports per server.
As with the other Linux drivers that Kernel Labs has created, this driver uses the standard Video4Linux2 interfaces, which means your existing applications can work out of the box (e.g. gStreamer, VLC, etc).
The datasheet for the Linux driver can be found at the following link: