The Matrox Morphis is a family of boards for video capture from multiple inputs and real-time JPEG2000 compression. Featuring a dual decoder design, the boards support ultra-fast channel switching between multiple video inputs that make it ideal for video surveillance applications. Moreover, the on-board JPEG2000 compression/decompression functionality facilitates real-time image archiving and transmission for any type of application, including video surveillance and medical imaging. They capture from NTSC, PAL, RS-170, and CCIR video sources, and supports simultaneous acquisition of two live video streams, and its scalable design permits users to connect and switch between a maximum of 16 CVBS, 8 Y/C, or a combination of inputs. Other standard features include 16 TTL auxiliary I/Os, an RS-485 serial interface, as well as a watchdog timer for automatically recovering from application or system failure, and hardware facilities for implementing custom software-based motion detection. Software support is available for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP, and consists of the hardware-independent Matrox Imaging Library (MIL)/ActiveMIL or MIL-Lite/ActiveMIL-Lite development toolkits for creating custom applications.