The FlashPoint 3D Lite is the sister high-performance, low-cost
frame grabber to the FlashPoint 3D Plus and FlashPoint 3D Pro. The aggressive price point
of this board makes it attractive to practically all cost-critical applications.
FlashPoint 3D Lite incorporates an on-board 3D accelerator and 8 MB of fast SGRAM.
Its 128-bit memory interface is capable of running at speeds up to 125 MHz, allowing for
display resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 at 85 Hz.
FlashPoint 3D Lite supports nondestructive overlay of text and
graphics on live video. This enables applications that require crosshairs, selector boxes,
or other objects to be displayed on live video while the underlying video is cleanly
captured or displayed. Its independent control of the graphics and video color depth
allows efficient memory usage that supports the simultaneous display and capture of
high-resolution video (up to 768 x 576) on a high-resolution desktop (up to 1280 x 1024).
FlashPoint 3D Lite supports acquisition from up to 3 composite/RS-170
inputs and 1 S-Video input in both NTSC and PAL formats, and will support the capture of
non-interlaced video from progressive scan cameras. Video is displayed full-screen or in a
resizable window, and can be adjusted (offset and gain) to the desired levels through
software controlled video amplifiers. Very low pixel jitter ensures accurate
representation of horizontal detail.
FlashPoint 3D Lite allows for simultaneous display of CRT and TV
display by incorporating an integrated video encoder. Both a composite and S-Video
output is provided in NTSC and PAL formats. Flicker reduction is possible with a
programmable flicker filter.
A comprehensive optional Software Developers Kit provides
programmable access to the features of the board's hardware architecture. The kit includes
DLLs for Microsoft® Windows 95/98/ME/2000 and Windows NT 4.0;, MS-DOS; Visual Basic
Support, MCI, Video-for-Window (AVI) & TWAIN drivers, and sample applications with