INOGENI SHARE2U


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Dual USB Video to USB 3.0 Multi I/O Capture


OPTIMIZE your video collaboration and webcast with two cameras.
Works with Skype®, Zoom®, Webex®, GoToMeeting®, Hangouts®, etc.
Reduces hardware complexity and connections to your computer.

Easy, No Drivers, No Setup !
Versatile !
Compatible with all Apps !

 

Highlights

  • Mixer feature : Hardware mixer into a single USB 3.0 interface
  • Control interface : LAN, RS-232, USB 
  • Local and remote keypad.
  • USB 2.0 cameras and HDMI capture
  • HDMI output for preview
  • Line level stereo audio support
  • Digital Fluid technology: Internal frame buffers maximize frame rate with any host
  • Hardware-based color space and sampling conversion
  • Compatible with Windows, OSX and Linux

The device can be controlled by an application on the host side using our USB HID, RS-232 or LAN interfaces. You can also use the keypad on top of the device to control it manually.You can use the Mixer feature of the SHARE 2U to embed your two video sources into one single stream. This feature can be an important asset for you if your application only supports one video interface, like Skype®, Zoom®, Webex®, GoToMeeting® and all video conferencing applications. 

Here are the different Mixer configurations.

Single 1

screen1

Single 2

Side by Side

Big and Small

Picture in Picture

OEM and system developers friendly

The device may be controlled by the Control App or via an included API so you can design your own. You can read the sources status, presence, format, modify the EDID, update the firmware, etc. and ask for custom functionalities.

You can also get Crestron modules in order to control the device using the LAN or serial interface. You can get a look at the interface of the Crestron module below. Visit the Software Upgrade page under the INOGENI SHARE2U section for more details.

Control App

The device has its own application in order to control the Mixer configuration using the USB HID or the LAN interfaces. You can also monitor the firmware versions installed on the device and the status of the inputs. You can update your device to the latest firmware using the Update menu. The C++ source code of this application is available on demand. Visit the Software Update page under the INOGENI SHARE2U section for more details.

 

Application 1 - Meeting room


This is a generic room with cameras mounted at the front. The purpose of the room is to support a live, interactive webcast of the nine meeting members, the meeting leader and a remote site. The people they are  speaking with appear on a large screen. This could also be a one way webcast more like a news report in which case you would only require one large screen to serve as a monitor. Using a CAM 300 you could include a 3rd camera in the rear of the room directed on the meeting leader/moderator.

MATERIAL TO BE COMMUNICATED
Each of the people will have information to offer so their faces must be seen and their voices heard. The meeting leader/moderator will operate the video player or computer and the INOGENI SHARE2U.

VIDEO SOURCES
In addition to the two PTZ cameras mounted in the front of the room there is one more source – a computer with several PowerPoint programs and some non HDCP movies that have been transferred to the hard drive. An INOGENI CAM Selector would allow the meeting leader/moderator to select between the video player, PC and one of the two cameras. If you use a CAM selector you could include a 3rd camera at the back of the room. Because the cameras are in the front of the room, it is convenient to mount the INOGENI SHARE in the front and have short cable runs.

 

Application 2 - Lecture room


A small lecture room used by different presenters. Using the HDMI output of the SHARE2U, the video is also shown on the screen. The presentation is webcast and made available for online review. In this case the SHARE2U is also used as an input to a Creston RL-2

MATERIAL TO BE COMMUNICATED
Depending on the presenter and their material, video inputs could include the output of a video player, computer or either of two cameras.

VIDEO SOURCES
In addition to the two cameras there is one more source – a computer with several PowerPoint programs and some non HDCP movies that have been transferred to the hard drive. Upstream of the SHARE2U is an INOGENI CAM 300 Selector allowing a choice between the video player, computer output and one of the cameras. The second input to the SHARE2U is from one of the USB cameras.

Application 3 - Live webcast office


An office used also for one person webcasts. Typical applications include a financial advisor discussing how to grow your money, a subscription website manager talking about efficient website uploads or any other one to many communication. And they can be interactive via phone call in. The presentation is webcast live and made available for online review.

MATERIAL TO BE COMMUNICATED
Everything is stored on the computer. Using the examples above, the financial advisor could show charts and graphs or pictures of suggested investments, the website manage could show example images at different resolutions showing what works best and the police chief could have mug shots, crime scene photos or aerial footage. In this case there are two computers. One is a content source and the other is for webcasting.

VIDEO SOURCES
One camera and one Computer output. The SHARE2U can accept an HDMI output from the computer and a USB output from one camera.

 

Application 4 - SHARE2U Go Kit


These are the components of a portable webcasting kit that can fit in a laptop case and one carry bag. Typical applications include news reporting and onsite interviews.

MATERIAL TO BE COMMUNICATED
With on location reporting there is little time to set things up and few chances to reshoot.

VIDEO SOURCES
Two cameras. One is a webcam and the other a PTZ camera. The speaker can preview their webcast on the screen of the computer.

SHARE CONTROL


The meeting leader can control the SHARE2U from the buttons on the top or with an INOGENI remote control. SHARE2U may also be controlled via Ethernet, serial control or by Crestron/AMX . Ask INOGENI about Crestron modules

AUDIO SOURCES


Each meeting members is important and each needs to be heard along with the meeting leader. And there is audio coming from the computer. Several third party solutions are available for handling multiple microphones or microphone arrays. If the output is analog, it can be connected to the SHARE audio input. If the audio device has a USB output, it can be connected to the SHARE USB expansion ports.

VIDEO CABLES


You may need to run longer than normal cables to the rear to the SHARE2U.
Cable Length Specifications:
• USB 3.0 specification is 3 m/9.84 ft.
• USB 2.0 specification is 5 m/16.4 ft.
• Anything longer will need an active extender.

Inogeni Share 1
$895USD $1295USD $1995USD
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Feature Summary
Dual Video to USB 3.0 Multi I/O Capture. FACILITATE your video capture over USB 3.0 for two cameras and with versatile I/Os. Works with vMix, Wirecast, Panopto etc.and all apps supporting two or more video input devices. Simultaneous capture and mix of 1x HDMI and 1xDVI/VGA/Component Analog or digital/or CVBS + Audio into 1x1080P60 USB3 signal. Simultaneous capture and mix of 2x USB2 signals + Audio into one 1080P60 USB3 signal.
     
Video Input 1
1 x HDMI
1080p, 720p, 1080i, 480p, 576p, 1920x1200, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480
1 x HDMI
1080p, 720p, 1080i, 480p, 576p, 1920x1200, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480
1 x USB 2.0 camera
MJPEG or H264 (*)
Depends on the camera specifications
Supported USB 2.0 cameras
     
Video Input 2
1 x DVI-I (Digital + Analog)
DVI: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 576p, 1920x1200, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480
VGA: 1080p, 720p, 480p, 576p, 1920x1200, 1680x1050, 1400x1050, 1600x1200, 1280x1024, 1360x768, 1280x768, 1280x800, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480
Component: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i, 576p and 576i
1 x CVBS - 480i, 576iHDMI Note: You may use a HDMI to DVI adapter and have two HDMI inputs.
1 x DVI-I (Digital + Analog)
DVI: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 576p, 1920x1200, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480
VGA: 1080p, 720p, 480p, 576p, 1920x1200, 1680x1050, 1400x1050, 1600x1200, 1280x1024, 1360x768, 1280x768, 1280x800, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480
Component: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i, 576p and 576i
1 x CVBS - 480i, 576iHDMI Note: You may use a HDMI to DVI adapter and have two HDMI inputs.
1 x USB 2.0 camera
MJPEG or H264 (*)
Depends on the camera specifications
Supported USB 2.0 cameras

- OR -

1 x HDMI 

1080p30, 720p60 and 480p60

     
Frame Rates
Up to 60 Hz, all formats Up to 60 Hz, all formats Up to 1920x1080p, 30Hz
     
Color Space
RGB, YCbCr, 4:4:4, and 4:2:2 RGB, YCbCr, 4:4:4, and 4:2:2 HDMI : RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4 and 4:2:2
     
Analog Audio I/O
Analog stereo, line level, 3.5mm jack. Analog stereo, line level, 3.5mm jack. Analog stereo, line level, 3.5mm jack.
     
Audio Input
2-channel LPCM 48kHz audio from line input or embedded in HDM 2-channel LPCM 48kHz audio from line input or embedded in HDMI. 2-channel LPCM 48kHz audio from line input or embedded in HDMI or USB.
     
HDCP Copy Protection
The device will not decrypt BD/DVD movies, satellite/cable receivers or other encrypted sources. The device will not decrypt BD/DVD movies, satellite/cable receivers or other encrypted sources. The device will not decrypt BD/DVD movies, satellite/cable receivers or other encrypted sources.
     
Camera Control
RS-232 port on RJ-45 connector for RS-232 or VISCA control. Requires installation of COM port driver. See Support tab. RS-232 port on RJ-45 connector for RS-232 or VISCA control. Requires installation of COM port driver. See Support tab. RS-232 on terminal block for VISCA control.
     
Mixer Control
There is No Mixer in SHARE1. The Mixer feature can be controlled by the following interfaces: LAN, HID, RS-232, keypad and INOGENI REMOTE The Mixer feature can be controlled by the following interfaces: LAN, HID, RS-232, keypad and INOGENI REMOTE
     
Output Connector
1 x USB 3.0 (Two separate video streams) 1 x USB 3.0 (One mixed video stream) 1 x USB 3.0 and 1 x HDMI (One mixed video stream)
up to 1080p60
     
Color Space
YCbCr (YUY2) 4:2:2 8-bit YCbCr (YUY2) 4:2:2 8-bit YCbCr (YUY2) 4:2:2 8-bit
     
Video Scaler, Color Space Conversion, Sampling & Frame Rate Conversion
Automatic hardware based Automatic hardware based Automatic hardware based
     
USB Expansion
Two (2) extra USB 3.0 ports for expansion purposes. The devices connected will appear to the host. Two (2) extra USB 3.0 ports for expansion purposes. The devices connected will appear to the host.  Two (2) extra USB 3.0 ports for expansion purposes. The devices connected will appear to the host.
     
Maximum USB Bandwidth
Because of USB bandwidth limitation, you cannot stream simultaneously two 1080p60 videos over USB. However, for example, these combinations will work:

• Input 1 at 1080p50 and Input 2 at 1080p30.

• Both Inputs at HD resolutions, such as 1080i60, 1080p30 or 720p60.

• Input 1 at 1080p60 and Input 2 at 1080p23.

• And all other combinations at lower resolution or frame rate.

• The internal scaler can be used to reduce the resolution and frame rate of the input if necessary

No USB Bandwidth limitation. No USB Bandwidth limitation.
     
Operating Systems
NO driver installation necessary!

Windows 7 and above (32/64-bit)

Linux (kernel v2.6.38) and above

Android

OSX is not supported

NO driver installation necessary!

Windows 7 and above (32/64-bit)

Linux (kernel v2.6.38) and above

OSX

Android

NO driver installation necessary!

Windows 7 and above (32/64-bit)

Linux (kernel v2.6.38) and above

OSX

Android

     
Minimal Host Requirements
USB 3.0 port

4GB RAM

Intel Core i5 or equivalent

Graphic card with dedicated memory

USB 3.0 port

4GB RAM

Intel Core i5 or equivalent

Graphic card with dedicated memory

USB 3.0 port

4GB RAM

Intel Core i5 or equivalent

Graphic card with dedicated memory

     
Motherboard
Compatible with all motherboards. Intel, Renesas, ASMedia and Fresco Logic Compatible with all motherboards. Intel, Renesas, ASMedia and Fresco Logic Compatible with all motherboards. Intel, Renesas, ASMedia and Fresco Logic
     
Cameras Supported
Cameras and camcorders with an HDMI, DVI, VGA or CVBS output Cameras and camcorders with an HDMI, DVI, VGA or CVBS output Depends on the camera specifications
Supported USB 2.0 cameras
     
Software Compatibility
UVC-compliant. Runs with all software compatible to DirectShow, AV Foundation and V4L2. UVC-compliant. Runs with all software compatible to DirectShow, AVFoundation and V4L2. UVC-compliant. Runs with all software compatible to DirectShow, AVFoundation and V4L2.
     
Adapters/Cables included
Power supply, USB 3.0 Type-C cable, RS-232 terminal bock adapter. Power supply, USB 3.0 cable, HDMI-to-DVI adapter, VGA-to-DVI adapter, serial RS-232 cable.  Power supply, USB 3.0 cable, RS-232 terminal bock adapter.
     
Dimensions & Weight
7.3” x 4.4” x 1.2” 7 3/8'' x 4 5/8'' x 1 5/8'' (L x W x H) 1.18 pounds (537 g)  7 3/8'' x 4 5/8'' x 1 5/8'' (L x W x H) 1.18 pounds (537 g)
     
Operating Temperature
0° to 45° C

32° to 113° F

0° to 45° C

32° to 113° F

0° to 45° C

32° to 113° F

     
Storage Temperature
-40° to 105° C

-40° to 221° F

-40° to 105° C

-40° to 221° F

-40° to 105° C

-40° to 221° F

     
Relative Humidity
0% to 90% non-condensing 0% to 90% non-condensing 0% to 90% non-condensing
     
Power
12V, 700mA. Power supply included 12V, 700mA. Power supply included 12V, 700mA. Power supply included
     
UPC Code
040232355523 040232461736 040232633843
     
Origin
Canada Canada Canada
     
Harmonized Code
8517.62.000.900 8517.62.00.0000 8517.62.00.0000

* USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 cameras that only support uncompressed video will not work properly. For better performance, use USB 2.0 cameras that support MJPEG or H264 codecs.