Hardware test results with FAB Software

This page contains results of tests of different hardware in combination with FAB software. The page shall be used to check whether the desired functionality of FAB software is supported by certain hardware or not and to choose the correct hardware for the required task.

Hardware Decklink 4K Extreme 12G
PC type
Date of test 2021-01-27
Windows version Windows 10 64 Bit
Driver version 12.0
Firmware version 12.0
FAB software version FAB Subtitler 10.16
OK (*1) Insertion of open subtitles into SDI
OK (*2) Display of SDI video on PC monitor
OK (*3) Timecode reading from SDI
OK (*4) Audio reproduction from SDI

(*1) only OK up to 1080i60 (*2) not OK for 1080p5994 (*3) VITC reading from SD-SDI is not working, only ATC timecode is supported (*4) not OK for 1080i60, 1080i5994, 1080p60, 1080p5994

Hardware Decklink 4K Pro
PC type
Date of test 2021-01-27
Windows version Windows 10 64 Bit
Driver version 12.0
Firmware version 12.0
FAB software version FAB Subtitler 10.16
OK Insertion of open subtitles into SDI
OK (*1) Display of SDI video on PC monitor
OK (*2) Timecode reading from SDI
OK (*3) Audio reproduction from SDI

(*1) not OK for 1080p5994 (*2) VITC reading from SD-SDI is not working, only ATC timecode is supported (*3) not OK for 1080i60, 1080i5994, 1080p60, 1080p5994

Hardware Decklink SDI 4K
PC type
Date of test 2021-01-28
Windows version Windows 10 64 Bit
Driver version 12.0
Firmware version 12.0
FAB software version FAB Subtitler 10.16
OK (*1) Insertion of open subtitles into SDI
OK (*2) Display of SDI video on PC monitor
OK (*3) Timecode reading from SDI
OK (*4) Audio reproduction from SDI

(*1) not OK for UHD/4K (*2) not OK for 1080p60, 1080p5994 (*3) VITC reading from SD-SDI is not working, only ATC timecode is supported (*4) not OK for 1080p60, 1080p5994

Hardware Decklink Mini Recorder
PC type
Date of test 2021-01-28
Windows version Windows 10 64 Bit
Driver version 12.0
Firmware version 12.0
FAB software version FAB Subtitler 10.16
NOK (*1) Insertion of open subtitles into SDI
OK (*2) Display of SDI video on PC monitor
OK (*3) Timecode reading from SDI
OK (*4) Audio reproduction from SDI

(*1) the card has no output and keying is not available (*2) only OK for up to 1080i60 (*3) VITC reading from SD-SDI is not working, only ATC timecode is supported (*4) only OK for up to 1080i60

UltraStudio Mini Recorder

Hardware UltraStudio Mini Recorder
PC type
Date of test 2021-01-28
Windows version Windows 10 64 Bit
Driver version 12.0
Firmware version 12.0
FAB software version FAB Subtitler 10.16
NOK (*1) Insertion of open subtitles into SDI
OK (*2) Display of SDI video on PC monitor
OK (*3) Timecode reading from SDI
OK (*4) Audio reproduction from SDI

(*1) the device has no output and keying is not available (*2) only OK for up to 1080i60 (*3) VITC reading from SD-SDI is not working, only ATC timecode is supported (*4) only OK for up to 1080i60

Dektec DTA-2152

Hardware Dektec DTA-2152
PC type
Date of test 2021-01-28
Windows version Windows 10 64 Bit
Driver version 4.28.1
Firmware version
FAB software version FAB Subtitler 10.16
OK (*1) Fill & Key SDI Output

(*1) only for 1080i50 and 720p50

Dektec DTA-2172

Hardware Dektec DTA-2172
PC type
Date of test 2021-01-28
Windows version Windows 10 64 Bit
Driver version 4.28.1
Firmware version
FAB software version FAB Subtitler 10.16
NOK Fill & Key SDI Output

Dektec DTA-2174

Hardware Dektec DTA-2174
PC type
Date of test 2021-01-28
Windows version Windows 10 64 Bit
Driver version 4.28.1
Firmware version
FAB software version FAB Subtitler 10.16
NOK Fill & Key SDI Output

Haupauge HVR-5500

Hardware Haupauge HVR-5500
PC type HP Z400
Date of test 2014-11-17
Windows version Windows 7 64 Bit SP1
Driver version 1.53.32203.0
Firmware version
FAB software version FAB Subtitler 7.122
OK Decoding of teletext from CVBS
OK Decoding of teletext from RF Antenna analogue
not OK Video encoding from CVBS
not OK Video encoding from RF Antenna analogue
not OK Audio encoding from audio input
not OK Audio encoding from RF Antenna analogue
OK Video display from CVBS
OK Video display from RF Antenna analogue
OK Audio reproduction from audio input
OK Audio reproduction from RF Antenna analogue
FAB software version FAB Media Encoder 3.09
OK Video encoding from CVBS
OK Audio encoding from audio input
OK Video display from CVBS
OK Audio reproduction from audio input

Haupauge HVR-2200

Hardware Haupauge HVR-2200
PC type HP Z400
Date of test 2014-12-30
Windows version Windows 7 64 Bit SP1
Driver version 7.9.1.32199
Firmware version
FAB software version FAB Subtitler 7.123
OK Decoding of teletext from CVBS
OK Decoding of teletext from RF Antenna analogue
not OK Video encoding from CVBS
not OK Video encoding from RF Antenna analogue
not OK Audio encoding from audio input
not OK Audio encoding from RF Antenna analogue
OK Video display from CVBS
OK Video display from RF Antenna analogue
OK Audio reproduction from audio input
OK Audio reproduction from RF Antenna analogue
FAB software version FAB Media Encoder 3.09
OK Video encoding from CVBS
OK Audio encoding from audio input
OK Video display from CVBS
OK Audio reproduction from audio input

Haupauge HVR-1700

Hardware Haupauge HVR-1700
PC type HP Z400
Date of test 2015-01-06
Windows version Windows 7 64 Bit SP1
Driver version 1.53.32203.0
Firmware version
FAB software version FAB Subtitler 7.123
OK Decoding of teletext from CVBS
OK Decoding of teletext from RF Antenna analogue
not OK Video encoding from CVBS
not OK Video encoding from RF Antenna analogue
not OK Audio encoding from audio input
not OK Audio encoding from RF Antenna analogue
OK Video display from CVBS
OK Video display from RF Antenna analogue
OK Audio reproduction from audio input
OK Audio reproduction from RF Antenna analogue
FAB software version FAB Media Encoder 3.09
OK Video encoding from CVBS
OK Audio encoding from audio input
OK Video display from CVBS
OK Audio reproduction from audio input

FAB FT-HT 10

Hardware FAB FT-HT 10
PC type HP DL360G5
Date of test 2015-01-29
Driver version 6.963.023
Firmware version FW: 1.05; FPGA:1.13
FAB software version FAB Teletext Data Generator / Data Bridge 5.23
OK Composite video teletext generator
OK Composite video teletext inserter
OK Teletext decoding from Main Composite video input
OK Teletext decoding from Aux Composite video input
OK SD-SDI video teletext generator
OK SD-SDI video teletext inserter
OK Teletext decoding from Main SD-SDI video input
OK Teletext decoding from Aux SD-SDI video input
FAB software version FAB Subtitler BCAST/XCD 7.126
OK Insertion of Open subtitles in SD-SDI video
OK Teletext decoding from Main SD-SDI video input
OK Teletext decoding from Aux SD-SDI video input
OK Teletext decoding from Aux Composite video input
OK VITC Timecode from Aux SD-SDI video input
OK VITC Timecode from Aux Composite video input

FAB FT-HT 11

Hardware FAB FT-HT 11
PC type HP
Date of test 2015-01-29
Driver version 6.963.023
Firmware version FW: 1.17
FAB software version FAB Teletext Data Generator / Data Bridge 5.23
OK Composite video teletext generator
OK Composite video teletext inserter
OK Teletext decoding from Main Composite video input
OK Teletext decoding from Aux Composite video input
OK SD-SDI video teletext generator
OK SD-SDI video teletext inserter
OK Teletext decoding from Main SD-SDI video input
OK Teletext decoding from Aux SD-SDI video input
OK HD-SDI video teletext generator; OP47
OK HD-SDI video teletext inserter; OP47
not OK Teletext decoding from Main HD-SDI video input; OP47
not OK Teletext decoding from Aux HD-SDI video input; OP47
OK HD-SDI video teletext generator; SMPTE 2031
OK HD-SDI video teletext inserter; SMPTE 2031
not OK Teletext decoding from Main HD-SDI video input; SMPTE 2031
not OK Teletext decoding from Aux HD-SDI video input; SMPTE 2031
FAB software version FAB Subtitler BCAST/XCD 7.126
OK Insertion of Open subtitles in SD-SDI video
OK Teletext decoding from Main SD-SDI video input
OK Teletext decoding from Aux SD-SDI video input
OK Insertion of Open subtitles in HD-SDI video
Teletext decoding from Main HD-SDI video input
Teletext decoding from Aux HD-SDI video input
OK Teletext decoding from Aux Composite video input
OK VITC Timecode from Main SD-SDI video input
OK VITC Timecode from Aux SD-SDI video input
VITC Timecode from Aux HD-SDI video input
OK VITC Timecode from Aux Composite video input
Insertion of Closed Captions subtitles CEA-608 VBI SD-SDI video
Insertion of Closed Captions subtitles CEA-608 ANC HD/SD-SDI video
Insertion of Closed Captions subtitles CEA-708 CDP HD/SD-SDI video