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Magewell Pro Capture SDI
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  • SKU: 110500000

Magewell Pro Capture SDI

  • Vendor: Magewell
  • Product Type: Capture & Playback

Special Order Item - Lead time of 3 weeks from order

Magewell Pro Capture SDI - One channel HD capture card.

The Magewell Pro Capture SDI:

  • Captures SD/HD/3G-SDI
  • Loopback: SD/HD/3G-SDI loopback


    • PCIe 2.0
    • Capture 2k x 2k
    • Compatible with Windows
    • Compatible with Linux
    • Compatible with Mac OS X
    • Up/down Scaling
    • Deinterlacing
    • Multiple Streaming
    • Automatically Detecting Input Signal
    • High-fidelity Video Processing Pipeline
    • Image Control
    • Various Output Color Spaces
    • SG-DMA Transmission Mode
    • Multiple Devices on One Host
    • Hardware Time Stamp
    • Mounting Hole
    • Rotary Switch
    • High-speed Memory
    • LED Indicator
    • Firmware Upgrade
    • Common Driver
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    Supported OS Windows 7/8/8.1/10/2008/2008 R2/2012 (x86 & x64)
    Linux (based on V4L2 , supports x86, x64 & arm architecture)
    Mac OS X
    Supported APIs Windows:
    Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI
    Supported Software VLC
    Microsoft Media Encoder
    Adobe Flash Media Encoder
    Any other DirectShow/V4L2 encoding/streaming software
    Input Interfaces BNC: SD/HD/3G SDI
    Output Interfaces PCIe Gen2 x 1
    BNC (SDI loopback)
    Input Features Support for input video resolutions up to 2048×2048 pixels
    SDI Specific Features Integrated cable equalizer supporting cable lengths up to 230M for HD signals
    Support for SD/HD/3Ga/3Gb/3Ga-DL/3Gb-DS standards
    Support for 2K (2048×1080) mode
    Support for RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling
    Support for 10/12-bit colour depth
    Support for extraction of SMPTE 352 payload identifier
    Support for up to 8 audio channels at 48KHz
    Support for extraction of audio formation information & channel status data
    Limited support of 3Gb-DS: only the first stream can be captured
    Limited support of 3Gb-DL:
    2K YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit 1080p 50/59.94/60: captured as 1080i 50/59.94/60
    Other modes: full supported
    Limited support for capture of the first link of dual link interfaces:
    YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit 1080p 50/59.94/60: captured as 1080i 50/59.94/60
    YCbCr 4:4:4 10-bit: captured as 4:2:2
    RGB 4:4:4: R/B sub-sampled
    Video Output Formats Support for output image resolutions up to 2048×2048 pixels
    Support for output frame rates up to 120fps. (Actual output frame rate can be limited by PCIe bandwidth, and at higher image resolutions – above 1280×1024 – by the pixel clock of the on-board video processing hardware. eg. Max frame rate at 1920×1080 = ~80fps. )
    Support for 4:2:0 8-bit output formats: NV12, I420, YV12
    Support for 4:2:2 8-bit output formats: YUY2, YUYV, UYVY
    Support for 4:4:4 8-bit output formats: V308, IYU2, V408, BGR24, BGR32
    Support for 4:4:4 10-bit output formats: V410, Y410
    More output formats are supported via Pro Capture SDK for DirectKS
    Video Processing Features Two video processing pipelines with ~180Mpixels/s processing bandwidth for each one
    Full 10-bit video processing
    Video cropping
    Video scaling
    Video de-interlacing:
    Blend top & bottom field
    Top field only
    Bottom field only
    Video aspect ratio conversion:
    Auto or manual selection of input aspect ratio
    Auto or manual selection of output aspect ratio
    Three aspect ratio conversion modes: Ignore (Anamorphic), Cropping or Padding (Letterbox or Pillarbox)
    Video colour format conversion:
    Auto or manual selection of input colour format & quantisation range
    Auto or manual selection of output colour format, quantization range & saturation range
    Support for RGB, YCbCr 601, YCbCr 709, YCbCr 2020 color formats
    Support for Limited or Full quantisation range
    Support for Limited, Full & ‘Extended gamut’ saturation range
    Video frame rate conversion
    Video OSD composition:
    Support for PNG OSD image (up to 2048×2048)
    Support for dynamic loading of RGBA OSD image via SDK
    Multiple Cards per System Support for multiple cards plugged to one system
    On-board rotary switch to set card number, with 16 positions from 0 to F
    System hardware device tree will display “01: Pro Capture AIO” when rotary switch is set to 1, and so on
    The video and audio device names displayed in your software will include the card number (set by the rotary switch)
    Multiple Output Streams Unlimited output streams for any one input channel
    Independent cropping, aspect ratio, color format, resolution, frame rate, de-interlacing and color adjustment settings for each individual stream
    Ultra Low Latency Support Latency of 64 video lines
    Partial notification mode in SDK
    Timestamp & A/V Synchronization Hardware based 100ns high resolution clock
    Audio frames (192 audio samples) & video frames are stamped with hardware clock
    Hardware clock can be synchronized across cards (via SDK)
    Video Output SG-DMA ~400MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 2.0 system
    ~200MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 1.0 system
    Support for auto detection of Intel tiled GPU surface
    Support for DirectGMA for AMD video adapter chipsets
    Support for GPUDirect for Nvidia video adapter chipsets
    SDK Pro Capture SDK for DirectShow for easy integration (Windows)
    Pro Capture SDK for DirectKS for maximum flexibility & performance (Windows)
    Windows Driver Tweaks All options can be controled by three levels of registry key: global level, product level and device level
    Video, Audio, Crossbar filter names can be customised via registry keys
    Firmware Upgrade Multiple cards in one system can be upgraded simultaneously
    Cards can be upgraded without a system power shutdown when it is not in use
    Safe upgrade. If power off or system break down occur when the firmware is being upgraded, it will automatically restore to the initial version. This function is only available for firmware version 1.21 and above.
    LED Indicator Status LEDs indicate the working state of each channel: idle, input signal locked, memory failed or FPGA configuration failed.
    Form Factor Low profile PCIe x1 Add-on Card
    87.68mm x 68.88mm (without PCI bracket)
    Accessories Low Profile bracket
    Power Consumption Max current at 12V ~0.6 A
    Max current at 3.3V ~2.4 A
    Max power consumption ~14.3 W
    Working Environment Operating temperature: 0 to 40 deg C
    Storage temperature: –20 to 70 deg C
    Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing

    *Specifications correct at time of publication