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Home Video Capture Cards Magewell Flex I/O SDI 4i2o
FH PCIe x4, 4-SDI channel 2k capture +2 - SDI channel 2K playback W/L/M.
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Flex I/O SDI 4i2o


Simultaneously capture 4 channels of SD/HD/3G/2K SDI + embedded audio

Simultaneously playback 2 channels of SD/HD/3G/2K SDI + embedded audio



Capture Features

4x SDI input interface

 

Max input resolution at 2048×1080

 

10-bit video processing

 

Low latency mode

 

Time code extraction

 

Obtain ANC data

 

Image cropping

 

Deinterlacing

 

Up/down scaling

 

Aspect ratio conversion

 

Color space conversion

 

OSD

 

Multiple capture streams

 

Hardware timestamp

 

SG-DMA for video capture

 

Playback Features

2x SDI output interface

 

Max resolution at 2048×1080

 

10-bit video processing

 

Up/down scaling

 

Aspect ratio conversion

 

Color space conversion

 

SG-DMA for video playback

 

Timecode output

 

Custom ANC data output

 

Others

Host interface:PCIe Gen2 x4

 

OS support:Windows and Linux

 

Provide Windows and Linux SDK

 

Universal driver;updatable firmware

 

Support Capture Express

 

3-year warranty

 

LED indicator light

 

Rotary switch for card marking




Supported OS

Windows

Windows 7/8/8.1/10/Server 2008/Server 2008 R2/Server 2012/Server 2016 (x86 & x64)

Linux (support x86, x64 & ARM architecture)

Ubuntu 12.04/14.04/16.04/17.04/17.10/18.04 (x86 & x64)

CentOS 6.5/7 (x86 & x64)

Fedora 25/26/27 (x86 & x64)

Red hat 6.5 and above (x86 & x64)

Other Linux OS with kernel version 2.6.35 and above

Recommended OS (tested)

Windows

Windows 7 Ultimate/8.1 Enterprise/10 Enterprise/Server 2008 R2 DataCenter/Server 2012 R2 DataCenter/Server 2016 R2 DataCenter (x86 & x64)

Linux

Ubuntu 12.04/14.04/16.04 (x86 & x64)

Ubuntu 17.04/17.10/18.04 (x64)

CentOS 6.5/7.2 (x86 & x64)

Fedora 25/26 (x64)

Red hat 6.5 (x86 & x64)

Supported APIs




















Windows

DirectShow

DirectKS

Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI

Linux

V4L2

ALSA

Supported Software

VLC

VirtualDub

OBS

XSplit

vMix

VidBlaster

Wirecast

Microsoft Media Encoder

Adobe Flash Media Encoder

Any other DirectShow, V4L2, QuickTime, AV Foundation bbasedencoding or streaming software

Input Interfaces

4x HD-BNC

SD/HD/3G/2K SDI

Output Interfaces

2x HD-BNC

SD/HD/3G/2K SDI

Host Interfaces

PCIe Gen2 x4

Input features

Integrated cable equalizer supporting cable lengths up to230M for HD-SDI signals

Support for SD/HD/3Ga/3Gb/3Gb-DL/3Gb-DS standards

Support for 2K (2048x1080) mode

Support for RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 colorsampling

Support for 3Gb-DL. Combine input channel 1&2 or 3&4to one dual-link for input

Support for 10/12-bit color depth

Support for extraction of SMPTE 352 payload identifier

Support for up to 16 audio channels at 48KHz

Support for extraction of audio information and channelstatus

Support for extraction of timecode

Support for obtaining ANC data

Limited support of 3Gb-DS: only the first stream can becaptured

Video Capture format

Support for video resolutions up to 2048x1080

Support capture format 4:2:0 8-bit: NV12, I420, YV12

Support capture format 4:2:2 8-bit: YUY2, YUYV, UYVY

Support capture format 4:4:4 8-bit: V308, IYU2, V408, BGR24,BGR32

Support capture format 4:4:4 10-bit: V410, Y410

More capture format can be set using Flex I/O SDK basedon DirectKS

Video CaptureProcessing Features

Two video processing pipelines with 180 Mpixels/s processingbandwidth

Fully capable of processing at 10 bit

Video cropping

Video scaling

Video de-interlacing

Weave

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 color format conversion

Auto or manual selection of input color format &quantization range

Auto or manual selection of output color format, quantizationrange & saturation range

Support for RGB, YCbCr 601, YCbCr 709, YCbCr 2020 colorformats

Support for Limited or Full quantization range

Support for Limited, Full & Extended gamut saturationrange

Video frame rate conversion

Video OSD composition

Support for PNG OSD image (up to 20482160)

Support for dynamic loading of RGBA OSD image via SDK

Deliver MultipleStreams of Captured video

For any one input channel, deliver multiple streams to thecomputer

Independent cropping, aspect ratio, color format,resolution, frame rate, de-interlacing, color adjustment and OSD settings foreach individual stream

Video capture 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 by AMD GPU

Support for GPUDirect by Nvidia GPU

Video PlaybackFeatures

Integrated cable driver supporting cable lengths up to 230Mfor HD-SDI signals

Support for SD/HD/3Ga/3Gb/3Gb-DL/3Gb-DS standards

Support for 2K (20481080) mode

Support for RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 colorsampling

Support for 3Gb-DL. Combine two output channels to onedual-link for output

Support for 10/12-bit color depth

Support for up to 16 audio channels at 48KHz

Support for timecode output

Support for custom ANC data output

Video Playback Format

Support for video resolutions up to 2048x1080

Support for output format 4:2:0 8-bit : NV12,I420

Support for output format4:2:2 8-bit : YUY2, UYVY

Support for output format4:4:4 8-bit : V308, IYU2, V408,BGR24, BGR32

Support for output format 4:4:4 10-bit : V410, Y410

Video PlaybackProcessing Features

Video processing pipelines with 180 Mpixels/s processingbandwidth

Fully capable of processing at 10 bit

Video scaling

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 color format conversion

Auto or manual selection of input color format &quantization range

Auto or manual selection of output color format,quantization range & saturation range

Support for RGB, YCbCr 601, YCbCr 709, YCbCr 2020 colorformats

Support for Limited or Full quantization range

Support for Limited, Full & Extended gamut saturationrange

Video frame rate convert & output or directly output

Video playback SG-DMA

~400MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 1.x system

~600MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 2.x system

Support for DirectGMA by AMD GPU

Support for GPUDirect by Nvidia GPU

Multiple devices onone computer

Support for multiple cards plugged to one system

On-board rotary switch to set card number, with 16 positionsfrom 0 to F

System hardware device tree will display 01: Flex I/O 4i2owhen rotary switch is set to 1, and so on

The video and audio device names displayed in your softwarewill include the card number (set by the rotary switch)

Ultra Low LatencySupport

Latency of 64 video lines

Partial notification mode in SDK

Timestamp & A/VSynchronization

Hardware based 100ns high resolution clock

Audio frames (192 audio samples) & video frames arestamped with hardware clock

Hardware clock can be synchronized across cards (via SDK)

SDK

Flex I/O SDK for DirectShow provides the developer a quickway to integrate the extended features of the cards (Windows)

Flex I/O SDK for DirectKS provides the developer the mostflexibility and highest performance(Windows)

Windows Driver Tweaks

All options can be controlled by three levels of registrykey: global level, product level and device level

Video, Audio, Crossbar filter names can be customized viaregistry keys

Firmware Upgrade

Multiple cards in one system can be upgraded simultaneously

Cards can be upgraded without a system power shutdown whenit is not in use

Safe upgrade. If power off or system break down occur whenthe firmware is being upgraded, it will automatically restore to the initialversion. This function is only available for firmware version 1.21 and above.

LED Indicator

Status LEDs indicate the working state of each channel:

Pulsing slowly: idle

On: input signal locked

Off: input signal unlocked

Double blinks: memory failed or FPGA configuration failed

Form Factor

Normal profile PCIe x4 Add-on Card

140mm x 91mm (without PCI bracket)

Power Consumption

12V max current: TBD

3.3V max current: TBD

Max power consumption: TBD

Working Environment

Operating temperature: 0 to 40 deg C

Storage temperature: 20 to 70 deg C

Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing

Flex I/O SDI 4i2o

HD-BNC to BNC Cable


Supported OS

Windows

Windows 7/8/8.1/10/Server 2008/Server 2008 R2/Server2012/Server 2016 (x86 & x64)

Linux (support x86, x64 & ARM architecture)

Ubuntu 12.04/14.04/16.04/17.04/17.10/18.04 (x86 & x64)

CentOS 6.5/7 (x86 & x64)

Fedora 25/26/27 (x86 & x64)

Red hat 6.5 and above (x86 & x64)

Other Linux OS with kernel version 2.6.35 and above

Recommended OS(tested)

Windows

Windows 7 Ultimate/8.1 Enterprise/10 Enterprise/Server 2008R2 DataCenter/Server 2012 R2 DataCenter/Server 2016 R2 DataCenter (x86 &x64)

Linux

Ubuntu 12.04/14.04/16.04(x86 & x64)

Ubuntu17.04/17.10/18.04 (x64)

CentOS 6.5/7.2 (x86 & x64)

Fedora 25/26 (x64)

Red hat 6.5 (x86 & x64)


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