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VideoGhost

Patent pending technology

Familiar with the hardware keylogger concept? Why not take this to the next level and log entire screenshots instead of only keystrokes? That's precisely what this tiny hardware video-logger does: silently records screenshots and stores them as JPEGs to an internal 8 GB flash disk. Simply connect the video-logger to the computers DVI, VGA, or HDMI port, and it will automatically take a snapshot every few seconds. To view the recorded images, simply switch the device to flash drive mode, and it'll pop-up as a removable disk containing recorded JPEGs. This tiny patent-pending frame-grabber is the first of its kind available on the market!


VideoGhost

Features

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Prices and versions

  VideoGhost DVI VideoGhost HDMI VideoGhost VGA
Video connector Computers or laptops with digital DVI output
(large white rectangular plug)
Computers or laptops with digital HDMI output
(small flat plug)
Computers or laptops with analog VGA output
(old-style 15-pin blue plug)
Built-in memory 8 GB
(industrial grade)
Max. resolution Full-HD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
USB flash drive mode Yes Yes Yes
Time and date stamping Yes Yes Yes
JPEG encoder Yes Yes Yes
Built-in battery (for real-time clock) Yes Yes Yes
External push-button Yes Yes Yes
Pricing and availability
VideoGhost DVI
$149.99 / €130.99
VideoGhost DVI
Stock level: Available
VideoGhost HDMI
$149.99 / €130.99
VideoGhost HDMI
Stock level: Available
VideoGhost VGA
$149.99 / €130.99
VideoGhost VGA
Stock level: Available


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Applications

The world's smallest frame-grabber

VideoGhost VGA

How does it work?

The VideoGhost is an innovative tiny frame-grabber, hidden inside a standard video cable. It may capture the video signal of a computer or laptop. The built-in powerful FPGA chip and microprocessor enable it to convert the captured video signal to a JPEG image, and store it to the internal 8 gigabyte flash drive. The VideoGhost is a purely electronic device, meaning it requires no software or drivers, and does not interfere with the standard video transmission to the monitor or TV.

Getting the device running is very simple: just plug the video-logger in-between the video output socket and monitor or TV. Then connect the USB cable to a free USB socket (this is for powering the device only).

VideoGhost - hardware setup

How do I view the recorded screenshots?

Retrieving screenshots is very similar to using a digital camera. The video-logger will pop-up as a removable drive, containing captured screenshots as JPEG files. The files will contain embedded time and date information.
Removable drive containing JPEG files

VideoGhost DVI/HDMI/VGA

Which version do I need?

This depends on the output video interface of the device you would like to monitor. This may be DVI (white rectangular socket), VGA (old-style 15-pin blue socket), or HDMI (small black/gray socket). Refer to the product selector if uncertain.


Need more functionality?
Check out VideoGhost Pro & VideoGhost Max!

The VideoGhost Pro and VideoGhost Max are enhanched versions with control capabilities over Virtual COM and hardware COM. An external application can capture still images on-demand from the monitored DVI, HDMI, or VGA interface. The VideoGhost Pro/Max can act as a Mass-Storage device, a Virtual COM, or even as a classic RS-232 serial device.

Check out the VideoGhost Pro & VideoGhost Max webpage!
VideoGhost Pro, VideoGhost Max