Magewell

Magewell logo In case youíve never heard of Magewell, they are a Chinese company from Nanjing specialising in video capture cards. Of course thereís lots of little-known companies in Asia that make video capture cards, often aimed at the CCTV market, many of which donít work with applications like VidBlaster or vMix, so you might wonder what makes Magewell different? Demo AvailableTheir primary market is AudioVisual and Streaming, so their products are designed to have DirectShow drivers for Windows, making them a natural fit with OBS, vMix, VidBlaster, Wirecast, XSplit and many other applications too.

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The Magewell USB Capture Plus range  -  DVI - HDMI - SDI,  plus 4K versions

Magewell USB capture Plus HDMI DVI SDI

HDMI & SDI versions feature Loop Thru connections, plus there's a multi-format DVI model too (which can take VGA, HDMI and analogue/YUV via a breakout cable). The new devices are in addition to the standard 32060/70 capture dongles, now in Gen-2 form, rather than directly replacing them. USB3 Capture Plus 4K versions have started shipping too, in 6G SDI & HDMI 2.0 versions.


There's a wide range of PCIe cards and USB3 video capture devices available from Magewell, from single input to multi-input, SD to 4K resolutions, and with connections that include analogue composite or YUV component, VGA, DVI, HDMI and SDI/HDSDI. Many of the devices have analogue audio inputs, and in the case of HDMI & SDI connections, support embedded digital audio (up to 8 channels on the Pro Capture cards).

Magewell 4K Pro Capture video cards

The Pro Capture 4K cards (above) include SDI+HDMI (AIO) and HDMI-only versions, capable of capturing up to 4096x2160 at 60p via HDMI 2.0, or at 30fps via 6G SDI. The LT version of the HDMI 4K Plus (below) has a HDMI2.0 Loop Thru output of the input signal.

Magewell 11152 Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus LT video capture card

For HD productions, the range includes PCIe cards with up to 4x HDMI or HD-SDI inputs (Pro Capture single, Dual & Quad versions), as well as a dual input analogue/VGA/DVI/HDMI  (Pro Capture Dual DVI).

For SD-only production, there are both PCIe and USB3 devices with 6x video+audio inputs (XI006AE & XI006AUSB).

Magewell Pro Capture properties panel (4K)

All of these PCIe cards and standard-sized USB3 boxes employ Magewell drivers which include an enhanced DirectShow Properties panel (Pro Capture version pictured above). Itís here that you can select the input source on devices which have multiple connection options per channel, but you donít always have to do that because the driver software will try to auto-detect the input thatís being used (unlike Blackmagic cards). The other useful settings include some proc-amp controls for colour adjustment, de-interlacing and dealing with aspect ratio conversion.

The video above looks mainly at the XI204 hybrid PCIe card, and includes details of the settings available via the Properties panel. Towards the end it also shows the XI006AUSB external USB3 box with six SD inputs connected.



Magewell XI100DUSB HDMI video capture dongle

The Magewell USB3 Dongles

Demo AvailableIf you want a device that's highly portable, yet easy to use, the pocket-sized 32060/32070 USB3 Capture Dongles are available in two versions, one with HD-SDI and the other with an HDMI input. More than one dongle can be connected to the same PC, and there's no drivers to install, which is useful if you need to use them on multiple machines - especially when they belong to other people who don't allow additional driver software to be installed on their systems. They're compatible with a wide variety of USB3 host controllers, including those found on motherboards with the Intel Ivy Bridge & Haswell chipsets.

Magewell XI100DUSB as Imaging DeviceYou'll notice that the way the video input appears under Windows is as an Imaging Device, just like a webcam. This is unlike many video capture devices which appear as Sound, Video & Game Controllers. This is significant because some video software is primarily designed to accept input from webcams and may not accept video from other types of device. In the Device Manager Properties panel, you will see that the Magewell USB3 Dongle uses the default Microsoft driver. This means it will always work with any Windows application that expects the input to be from a webcam. That includes things like Skype, Zoom, Teams, Google Plus Hangouts, OBS, VidBlaster, vMix and many more.

Magewell XI100DUSB-HDMI Audio Device in WindowsAs for the audio, the USB3 dongle shows up in the list of Windows Recording Devices, and will decode standard stereo audio that's embedded in the HDMI feed. In other words, simple uncompressed PCM stereo audio - it can't deal with things like Dolby stereo or surround sound encoding.

In VidBlaster, for example, in the list of video sources in a Camera module, it appears as a XI100DUSB-HDMI device and, if you look at the list of Video Resolution options, you'll see a selection of pixel sizes that go from 640 by 360 all the way up to full HD 1920 by 1080 and beyond. It will capture at a range of frame rates, up to 60 frames per second. At the electronic input, the video resolution is always detected automatically, so what you're seeing here, in the software, is what the dongle is actually passing over the USB bus, to the host application. Any scaling and frame-rate re-sampling is done in the dongle itself. If you don't want the video to be processed externally, set the resolution in the software to match that of the actual video source.

The Magewell dongle is capable of capturing computer video output. When it's connected to a graphics card output, it appears to Windows like a multi-standard monitor, offering a wide range of PC & broadcast video resolutions & frame rates. This makes it quite easy to duplicate most resolutions used by the main display, whenever this is required.

If you donít have a USB3 port available, it's worth mentioning that the Magewell dongle will work in a limited way when connected to a USB2 port. Of course you'll only get full resolution and frame rate if you use a USB3 port, because the reduced bandwidth that's available from a USB2 port is insufficient for full frame rate at higher resolutions. Sometimes that's less of a limitation than it may first appear. For example, you may want to capture the slides from a Powerpoint presentation, you want them in HD, but they don't actually change very quickly. In this case, capturing at a lower frame rate whilst still maintaining HD resolution is probably quite an acceptable compromise.

Alternatively, you might have a camera source that you need to stream, which only outputs full HD at 1080, and you need 30 frames per second to avoid jerky movement. Without compression, 1080 at 30frames per second generates more data than a USB2 bus can handle, but if you're only streaming at a much lower resolution, like 640 by 360, you can take advantage of the fact that the dongle will scale the video before it sends it over the USB bus, so setting the device output to 640x360, even though it has been scaled from a 1080 source, will actually work over a USB2 connection.

Gen-2 versions of the USB Capture devices are physically similar, with the same metal case but, inside, the circuitry resembles the Capture Plus models, with additional features over the Gen-1 which include control over cropping, image flip/mirror, aspect ratio conversion and extra de-interlacing options.

Magewell video capture dongles now have metal cases
Dongles now feature a robust metal case with a larger USB3 connector than in the original plastic-cased version


Common Applications

  • Web Video content production - ideal for use with VidBlaster or vMix software vision mixer & production systems
  • Internet Broadcasting
  • VIDBlaster software vision mixerMultimedia Presentations
  • Video Conferencing
  • News Delivery
  • Telemedicine
  • Video Email
  • Encoding Services
  • Business TV
  • Training

Magewell homepage - for further information and software downloads

All prices are subject to change at short notice

The current Covid-19 emergency measures have had a subsequent effect on currency exchange rates and, whilst we hope to be able to maintain these prices, no-one can really predict what may happen next...     * Martin - March-2020 *

Note - all prices quoted on this site are UK pounds - ex VAT & delivery

Magewell Video Capture Products           (updated May-2021)

List Price

Pro Capture family - Gen-2 PCIe cards

 
11040 Magewell Pro Capture - (single) HDMI input - Gen-2 PCIe card 196.00
11080 Magewell Pro Capture - Dual HDMI  inputs - 4x PCIe card 392.00
Magewell Pro Capture Quad HDMI video capture card11100 Magewell Pro Capture - Quad HDMI inputs
 - 4x lane PCIe card

Supports PC graphics & broadcast video resolutions up to 1080p60, with up to 8-Ch embedded audio

706.00

vMix video mixing softwareMagewell + vMix 4K bundle

vMix HD switching/streaming/recording software for PC, together with a Magewell Pro Capture Quad HDMI input PCIe card (requires 4-lane slot)
Other bundles available - please enquire

1,125.00
11050 Magewell Pro Capture - (single) HD SDI input - PCIe card 196.00
11060 Magewell Pro Capture - Dual HD SDI inputs - 4x PCIe card 392.00
Magewell Pro Capture Quad SDI video capture card11090 Magewell Pro Capture - Quad HD SDI inputs
 - 4x lane PCIe card

Supports 3G HD-SDI (type A & B) with embedded audio

706.00
Magewell Pro Capture single DVI video capture card11030 Magewell Pro Capture DVI - DVI/VGA/HDMI and YUV analogue component video input

(plus stereo analogue audio)

261.00
11070 Magewell Pro Capture Dual DVI video capture cardMagewell Pro Capture - Dual DVI/VGA/HDMI and YUV analogue component video inputs
- 4x lane PCIe card

Plus embedded audio when using HDMI.

511.00
Magewell Pro Capture AIO All In One video capture card11020 Magewell Pro Capture - AIO (All In One) multi-connector single channel video capture card

Can accept SDI/HDMI/DVI/VGA plus analogue YUV component, Y/C and composite video
plus embedded SDI/HDMI and analogue audio

352.00
11110 Magewell Pro Capture - mini PCIe card - HDMI, with breakout cable 196.00
11130 Magewell Pro Capture - mini PCIe card - SDI, with breakout cable 196.00
11250 Magewell Pro Capture Hexa - 6 channels of  SD composite video + stereo audio via included breakout cable (BNC + 2x phono per channel). Replaces the XI006AE "Gen-1" card 336.00
Magewell Eco M.2 Dual HDMI video capture card

 

 

Eco Capture M.2 cards  

 
11510/11514 Magewell Eco Capture - M2 card - Dual HDMI, with breakout cables 274.00
11520/11524 Magewell Eco Capture - M2 card - HDMI 4K, with breakout cable 274.00
11530 Magewell Eco Capture - M2 card - Dual SDI, with breakout cables 274.00
11540 Magewell Eco Capture - M2 card - Quad SDI, with breakout cables 493.00

Magewell 11140 4K AIO HDMI & SDI capture card

 

Pro Capture 4K cards

As well as 4K & UHD, these cards can capture at 2560x1440 at up to 12bit colour depth and YUV 4:4:4 sampling (for game capture).

 
11152 Magewell Pro Capture - HDMI 4K Plus LT - as above, + Loop Thru o/p 706.00
11260 Magewell Pro Capture - Dual HDMI 4K Plus LT, dual channel 4K 1,412.00
11140 Magewell Pro Capture - AIO 4K Plus - up to 60fps, HDMI 2.0 + 6G SDI 721.00
* 11160 Magewell Pro Capture - DVI 4K - up to 30fps, DVI/HDMI * 399.00
* 11170 Magewell Pro Capture - AIO 4K  - up to 30fps, HDMI + 6G SDI * 431.00
11180 Magewell Pro Capture - SDI 4K Plus - up to 60fps, Quad 3G or Dual 6G or 12G SDI 706.00
11270 Magewell Pro Capture - Dual SDI 4K Plus 1,412.00
* Limited availability (with MOQ 20-off) on these End-of-Life items  


USB3 devices

 
32110 USB Capture AIO - Single channel, multi-input, inc HD-SDI, HDMI/DVI/VGA/YUV/composite + audio connections  - external USB3 box (This is the "Gen-2" replacement for the 20171 Magewell XI100XUSB-Pro/PNP) 407.00
* 20181 Magewell XI200XUSB - Dual HD via HDMI/DVI/VGA/YUV - ext USB3 box POA
20191 Magewell XI006AUSB - Six channel composite SD A/V - external USB3 box POA
* 20111 Magewell XI104XUSB - 1x HD multi-input,  HDMI/DVI/VGA/YUV/composite, 4x SD A/V connections  - external USB3 box POA
Magewell USB3 HDMI & SDI video capture dongle32060 & 70 Magewell USB3 Capture Dongle - single channel, HDMI or SDI version (aka XI100DUSB)

UVC driverless design, featuring hardware scaling, inputs up to 1080p60 and embedded audio. Perfect for use with Skype, Zoom,Teams, and many more applications.
- read more above

232.00

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Magewell USB3 Capture Plus SDI video capture device32040 & 50 Magewell USB Capture Plus - enhanced USB3 capture dongles with video loop-thru and audio I/O. Available in two versions, 32040-HDMI & 32050-SDI (pictured) 280.00

 

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Magewell USB3 Capture Plus DVI video capture device32080 Magewell USB Capture Plus DVI -  driverless USB3 capture dongle. Can capture DVI, HDMI, VGA or analogue video, plus analogue audio I/O. 328.00

 

 

Magewell USB3 Capture Plus 4K video capture device32090 & 100 Magewell USB Capture Plus 4K - enhanced USB3 capture dongles with video loop-thru and audio I/O. Available in two versions, 32090 with HDMI 2.0 & 32100 with 6G SDI   367.00

 

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NOTE:

Although the Magewell USB devices are available to buy via our online store, they can also be bought via our Amazon storefront, albeit at a slightly higher price, or direct (via email/BACS) at a slightly lower price :)

 

Magewell Flex 4i2o video capture & output card

 

Flex I/O cards

 
Flex I/O 4i2o  Multi I/O card with 4x inputs & 2x outputs -  available TBA - in either HDMI or HD-SDI versions (1,020.00)
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64010 Magewell Pro Convert HDMI 4K Plus

Standalone single channel hardware NDI encoder - see our performance tests on our Facebook page

799.00
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Magewell Pro Convert HDMI Plus HD hardware NDI encoder

64020 Magewell Pro Convert HDMI Plus  (HD)

Similar to the HDMI 4K version, but limited to HD resolution. Both versions have loop-thru, 8-pin output port for PTZ (VISCA) & tally control signals.

399.00

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64030 Magewell Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus

Similar to the HDMI 4K version, but with maximum 6G 4Kp30 input & loop-thru. (Also handles SD & HD SDI)

719.00
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64040 Magewell Pro Convert SDI Plus  (HD)

Similar to the SDI 4K version, but limited to 3G HD & SD resolutions.

399.00
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Magewell Pro Convert HDMI Tx HD hardware NDI encoder64050 Magewell Pro Convert TX HDMI  (HD NDI encoder)

Similar functionality to the HDMI Plus version, but without the HDMI loop-thru

319.00
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64060 Magewell Pro Convert TX SDI  (HD NDI encoder)

Similar functionality to the SDI Plus version, but without the SDI loop-thru.

319.00

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64090 Magewell Pro Convert 12G SDI 4K Plus

Similar to the HDMI 4K version, but with maximum 12G 4Kp60 input & loop-thru. (Also handles SD & HD SDI)

799.00

64210 Magewell Pro Convert for NDI to  AIO

NDI (inc HX), SRT, RTSP, RTMP decoder with both HDMI & 3G SDI output, OSD & built-in scaler

351.00

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64100 Magewell Pro Convert RX NDI to HDMI 

NDI (inc HX), SRT, RTSP, RTMP decoder with HDMI output, OSD & built-in scaler

319.00

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64150 Magewell Pro Convert RX NDI to SDI 

NDI (inc HX), SRT, RTSP, RTMP decoder with 3G SDI output, OSD & built-in scaler

319.00

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64130 Magewell Pro Convert RX H.26x to HDMI 

SRT, RTSP, RTMP decoder with HDMI output, OSD & built-in scaler

303.00

64113 Magewell Pro Convert RX NDI to HDMI  4K

NDI, SRT, RTSP, RTMP decoder with HDMI output (up to 4K60p), OSD & built-in scaler

799.00

64143 Magewell Pro Convert RX H.26x to HDMI  4K

SRT, RTSP, RTMP decoder with HDMI output (up to 4K60p), OSD & built-in scaler

719.00

Magewell Ultra Stream HDMI standalone streaming & recording box

 

53010 Magewell Ultra Stream HDMI


Standalone streaming & recording box, controlled by mobile phone monitor/control app and WebGUI. HDMI input and loop-thru. Recording via USB.

255.00

 

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53020 Magewell Ultra Stream SDI


Standalone streaming & recording box, as per the HDMI version but with 3G SDI In & loop-thru on BNCs.

319.00

 

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Magewell Ultra Encode HDMI standalone streaming box, inc SRT & NDI|HX

 

 

53040 Magewell Ultra Encoder HDMI


Metal boxed standalone streaming/encoding unit, higher bit-rates than the UltraStream, including the addition of SRT & NDI|HX encoding, but without the phone app or internal recording.

319.00

 

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53050 Magewell Ultra Encoder SDI


Standalone streaming/encoding  box, as per the HDMI Ultra Encoder but with 3G SDI In & loop-thru on BNCs.

351.00

 

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Gen-1 cards

 
* Limited availability (with MOQ 25-off) on these Gen-1 items  
X1204XE six input capture card, 2xSD/HD & 4x SD video plus 4x audio* Magewell XI204XE multi-input capture card. Dual SD/HD which can take SD/HD video or PC graphics card output via HDMI/DVI/VGA/YUV/composite connections + Quad SD composite video + dual 2ch analogue audio + audio over HDMI - all in a 4-lane PCIe card (as reviewed in the video further up the page) POA
MOQ 25-off
Magewell XI006AE - Six channel composite SD video + audio - 1x PCIe card - replaced by Pro capture Hexa (above) (336.00)
Magewell X1006AUSB six channel audio & SD video capture via an external USB3 boxLead time for most non stock items is typically 3-4 days (except MOQ items).

 

Please enquire for quantity discounts

 


Capture Express is a free download from Magewell which can capture H264 .mp4 files from all Magewell devices

Magewell Capture Express is a free download which can capture H264 .mp4 files from all Magewell devices

USB Capture Utility v2 (a.k.a Dongle Helper) is a support utility for the Magewell USB3 video capture devices

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Company history . . .      ZEN was started in the 1980s by Martin Kay, then working for ITV at Granada's Manchester studios, who built his first 6502-based computer in 1979 from an Ohio Scientific kit, bought in the USA whilst working as a Sound Recordist on a film shoot for World In Action. With the advent of the Amiga, which could be gen-locked to a video source, Martin started writing a variety of video-related software. This included subtitling & tele-prompting, ident clocks, scoring software for sports & gameshows, and specialist software to mimic other computer displays for use in TV film dramas like Cracker, Prime Suspect and A Touch of Frost. Martin left Granada in 1993 to concentrate on his computer-video activities with ZEN, following a natural path into non-linear editing systems, for many years the main business activity, although he still maintains an active interest in video production.

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