This 1080i compatible HDTV image processor is designed for embedded systems in the medical markets. Model 2246 captures an HDTV signal from an HD or SD-SDI source and formats it for display and image compression. Conventional analog video inputs are also accepted. Its high speed hardware can scale and add text/graphics prior to compression, display, and storage. A scan converter section formats video inputs for DVI-D LCD monitors. A high-speed USB2.0 port receives external commands and sends MPEG streams and captured images to a host. Analog video outputs are included for displaying downscaled HDTV images on standard definition monitors.