Available now - the Magewell USB Capture Plus range - DVI -
HDMI - SDI
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.
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.
The Magewell USB3 Dongles
If 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.
You'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, Google Plus Hangouts, Flash Media Live Encoder, and VidBlaster of course.
As 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.
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.
Dongles now feature a robust metal case with a larger USB3 connector than in the original plastic-cased version
- Internet Broadcasting
- Multimedia Presentations
- Video Conferencing
- News Delivery
- Video Email
- Encoding Services
- Business TV
All prices are subject to change at short notice
The UK's vote to leave the EU had a subsequent effect on currency exchange rates and, although rates have stabilised generally, no-one can really predict what may happen next... * Martin - Jul-17 *
Magewell Video Capture Products (updated Aug-2017)
Pro Capture family - Gen-2 PCIe cards
|11040 Magewell Pro Capture - (single) HDMI input - Gen-2 PCIe card||193.00|
|11080 Magewell Pro Capture - Dual HDMI inputs - 4x PCIe card||386.00|
11100 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
Magewell + vMix bundle
vMix HD switching/streaming/recording software for PC, together with a
Magewell Pro Capture Quad HDMI input PCIe card (requires 4-lane slot)
|11050 Magewell Pro Capture - (single) HD SDI input - PCIe card||193.00|
|11060 Magewell Pro Capture - Dual HD SDI inputs - 4x PCIe card||386.00|
11090 Magewell Pro Capture - Quad HD SDI inputs
- 4x lane PCIe card
Supports 3G HD-SDI (type A & B) with embedded audio
11030 Magewell Pro Capture DVI - DVI/VGA/HDMI
and YUV analogue component video input
(plus stereo analogue audio)
Magewell Pro Capture - Dual DVI/VGA/HDMI
and YUV analogue component video inputs
- 4x lane PCIe card
Plus embedded audio when using HDMI.
11020 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
|11110 Magewell Pro Capture - mini PCIe card - HDMI, with breakout cable||193.00|
|11130 Magewell Pro Capture - mini PCIe card - SDI, with breakout cable||193.00|
Eco Capture M.2 cards
|11510 Magewell Eco Capture - M2 card - Dual HDMI, with breakout cables||270.00|
|11520 Magewell Eco Capture - M2 card - HDMI 4K, with breakout cable||270.00|
|11530 Magewell Eco Capture - M2 card - Dual SDI, with breakout cables||270.00|
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).
|11120 Magewell Pro Capture - HDMI 4K - up to 30fps||386.00|
|11150 Magewell Pro Capture - HDMI 4K Plus - up to 60fps, HDMI 2.0||695.00|
|11140 Magewell Pro Capture - AIO 4K Plus - up to 60fps, HDMI 2.0 + 6G SDI||733.00|
|11160 Magewell Pro Capture - DVI 4K - up to 30fps, DVI/HDMI||386.00|
|11170 Magewell Pro Capture - AIO 4K - up to 30fps, HDMI + 6G SDI||424.00|
|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)||400.00|
|* 20181 Magewell XI200XUSB - Dual HD via HDMI/DVI/VGA/YUV - ext USB3 box||509.00|
|20191 Magewell XI006AUSB - Six channel composite SD A/V - external USB3 box||363.00|
|* 20111 Magewell XI104XUSB - 1x HD multi-input, HDMI/DVI/VGA/YUV/composite, 4x SD A/V connections - external USB3 box||463.00|
& 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
also available from ZEN on Amazon.co.uk
|32040 & 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)||276.00
available from ZEN on Amazon.co.uk
|32080 Magewell USB Capture Plus DVI - driverless USB3 capture dongle. Can capture DVI, HDMI, VGA or analogue video, plus analogue audio I/O.||323.00
and available on Amazon.co.uk
|32090 & 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||361.00
available on Amazon.co.uk
Flex I/O cards
|Flex I/O 4i2o Multi I/O card with 4x inputs & 2x outputs - available soon - in either HDMI or HD-SDI versions||1,004.00|
|* Limited availability (with MOQ 25-off) on these Gen-1 items|
|* 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)||656.00
|Magewell XI006AE - Six channel composite SD video + audio - 1x PCIe card||331.00|
time for non stock items is typically 2-3 days.
Please enquire for quantity discounts
|Free or reduced-cost shipping on Magewell items|
Capture Express is a free download from Magewell which can capture H264 .mp4 files from all Magewell devices