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Pro Capture HDMI; LP PCIe x1, 1-channel HDMI / S-Video / YPbPr / CVBS, plus 1 unbalanced stereo audio. W/L/M.
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Input SDI video to your computer with this Pro Capture SDI from Magewell. The Pro Capture SDI is a low-profile PCIe 2.0 card that allows for capturing one channel of SD/HD/3G-SDI input via a BNC connector, while also offering an SDI loop output on a second connector. The card supports numerous SDI formats and color sampling modes, a 2K mode, 10- and 12-bit color depths, up to 8 audio channels at 48 kHz, and output resolutions up to 2048 x 2048 with frame rates up to 120 fps. Pro Capture SDI is also capable of numerous video processing features, including cropping, scaling, deinterlacing, aspect ratio conversion, color format conversion, video frame rate conversion, and video OSD composition.

 

The Pro Capture SDI supports multiple cards per system and unlimited output streams with independently adjustable parameters per stream. Additional features include ultra-low latency, timestamp and A/V synchronization, and LED status indicators. The card supports Windows, Linux, and macOS operating systems, multiple APIs for Windows and Linux, and provides Windows SDKs for easier integration.

 

SDI Input

Integrated cable equalizer supports cable lengths of up to 755' for HD signals

Supports SD/HD/3Ga/3Gb/3Ga-DL/3Gb-DS standards

Supports 2K (2048 x 1080) mode

Supports RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling

Supports 10/12-bit color depth

Supports extraction of SMPTE 352 payload identifier

Supports up to 8 audio channels at 48KHz

Supports extraction of audio formation information & channel status data

Limited support for 3Gb-DS, only the first stream can be captured

Limited support for 3Gb-DL:

2K YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit 1080p 50/59.94/60 stream is captured as 1080i 50/59.94/60

Other modes fully supported

Limited support for the first link of dual-link interfaces:

YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit 1080p 50/59.94/60 is captured as 1080i

YCbCr 4:4:4 10-bit is captured as 4:2:2

RGB 4:4:4 is captured as R/B sub-sampled


FEATURES

  • PCIe 2.0
  • Capture 2k x 2k
  • Compatible with Windows
  • Compatible with Linux
  • Up/Down Scaling
  • Deinterlacing
  • Multiple Streaming
  • Automatically detecting input signal
  • High fidelity video processing pipeline
  • Color adjustment
  • 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
  • Continuously work for 24h x 7


More Information

Full Range of Interface Choices

Magewell provides support to most of the popular signals as well as signal from retro and legacy equipment.

Superb Software and OS Compatibility

Users can use the OS and software they are familiar with to ensure high efficiency.

Automatic Input Signal Detection

Users don’t need to select the input signal format to have it correctly recognized.

 

Magewell Video Engine

FPGA-based video processing, effectively reducing CPU usage.

 

Low Latency

Super-low processing and transmission latency down to 64 video lines. For example, the capture latency of 1080p 60Hz and YUY2 can be lower than 1 ms.

Low-latency mode doesn't require SDK integration. To further reduce the total latency, users can integrate Magewell SDK to enable partial notification function. Click here for more information.

 

 Total Latency  Capture Latency

 

Multiple Capture Streams

One video source can be delivered as any number of normal streams or two real-time streams to different software for processing. The resolution, frame rate, deinterlacing mode, image control, etc of each stream can be different.

Each stream can reach the set frame rate with no frame drops. For example, users can live broadcast, record and preview a skiing contest simultaneously using Flash Media Live Encoder, Capture Express and Windows Media Encoder. This function causes 0 CPU usage.

 

Multiple Cards on One Computer

Multiple cards can be installed on the same host and work at the same time. Mark the card by setting the number on the rotary switch.

There are hexadecimal numbers on the rotary switch. Users can set the number on the rotary switch on each card. The number will appear together with the name of the cards in device manager and video capture software. When multiple same cards are mounted, the user can locate a certain card quickly by the number.


Supported APIs

Windows

DirectShow

DirectKS

Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI

Linux

V4L2

ALSA

macOS

AVCaptureSession

AudioUnit

Supported Software

VLC

VirtualDub

OBS

XSplit

vMix

VidBlaster

Wirecast

Microsoft Media Encoder

Adobe Flash Media Encoder

Any other DirectShow/V4L2/AVCaptureSession encoding/streaming software

Input Interfaces

BNC

SD/HD/3G SDI

Host Interfaces

PCIe Gen2 x1

Loop-through Interfaces

BNC

SD/HD/3G SDI

Input Features

Support for input video resolutions up to 2048x1080 pixels

SDI Specific Features

Integrated cable equalizer extending the cable length as follows:

up to 330m for SD-SDI signals

up to 190m for HD-SDI signals

up to 150m for 3G-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 color sampling

Support for 10/12-bit color depth

Support for extraction of SMPTE 352 payload identifier

Support for up to 8 (mono) audio channels at 48KHz (channels 18 from the 16 available in the SDI spec)

Support for extraction of audio formation information & channel status data

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

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

Support for Closed Caption via SDK

Video Capture Formats

Support for capture image resolutions up to 2048x2160 pixels

Support for capture frame rates up to 144fps (Actual capture frame rate can be limited by PCIe bandwidth, and at higher image resolutions - above 1280x1024 - by the pixel clock of the on-board video processing hardware. eg. Max frame rate at 1920x1080 = ~80fps. )

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

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

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

Support for 4:4:4 10-bit capture formats: V410, Y410

More capture formats are supported via Magewell Capture SDK

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

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 capture 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 capture color format, quantization range & saturation range

Support for RGB, YCbCr 601, YCbCr 709, YCbCr 2020 color formats

Support for Limited or Full quantization range

Support for Limited, Full & Extended gamut saturation range

Video frame rate conversion

Video OSD composition

Support for PNG OSD image (up to 2048x2160)

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 SDI 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 Capture Streams

Unlimited capture 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 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 for AMD video adapter chipsets

Support for GPUDirect for Nvidia video adapter chipsets

SDK

Magewell Capture SDK for easy integration, maximum flexibility and performance

Windows Driver Tweaks

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

Video, Audio, Crossbar filter names can be customized via registry keys

Firmware Upgrade

Multiple cards in one system can be upgraded simultaneously

Cards can be upgraded without a system power shutdown (In most cases, even a reboot is not needed)

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:

Pulsing slowly: idle

On: input signal locked

Off: input signal unlocked

Double blinks: 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: ~ 0.32 A

Max current at 3.3V: ~ 0.17 A

Max power consumption: ~ 4.45 W

Working Environment

Operating temperature: 0 to 40 deg C

Storage temperature: 20 to 70 deg C

Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing

  • gewell Pro Capture Dual SDI 4K Plus
  • 8 x HD-BNC to BNC Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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

Mac

OS X 10.9/10.10/10.11

macOS 10.12 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)

Mac

OS X 10.9.5/10.10/10.11.2/10.11.3/10.11.4

macOS 10.12/10.13.2/10.13.3/10.14.3/10.15

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