Magewell USB Capture

USB Capture HDMI, SDI & AIO (all-in-one) Gen 2 provide flexible solutions for applications including live streaming, broadcast production, video conferencing, lecture capture, medical imaging, events, gaming and much more ...


Plug-and-Play Simplicity and Compatibility

Our USB Capture dongles offer a hassle-free installation process and seamless input detection, ensuring a true plug-and-play experience. With support for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome software, they provide the simplest solution for capturing video and audio signals.

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USB 3.0 Connectivity for Data & Power

Our USB Capture devices, designed with a single-channel, allow seamless capturing of high-quality video and audio signals on various computer systems, including laptops. These devices utilize a standard USB 3.0 interface, eliminating the need for an external power source. They are perfectly suited for a wide range of applications such as streaming software, web conferencing, lecture capture, live production, medical imaging, and much more.

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Full Range of Interface Choices

USB Capture dongles are designed to be compatible with a wide range of sources, including professional video cameras, SLR cameras, and hardware switchers. These dongles offer support for various signal types, including analog signals from older equipment. They can handle resolutions ranging from SD (720x480) to 1080p HD (1920x1080).


FPGA-based Video Processing

All USB Capture models come with Magewell's FPGA-based video processing technology, which ensures zero-CPU-usage. This advanced technology enables high-quality up/down conversion and image adjustments, while also optimizing CPU availability for third-party software applications.

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The Magewell USB Capture Dongles - USB Capture HDMI, USB Capture SDI & USB Capture AIO (all-in-one) are compatible with a variety of software that utilizes the DirectShow architecture. Some examples of compatible software include xSplit, Streamstar, Vidblaster, VideoStitch, vMix, wirecast, Flash Media Live Encoder, and more. You can find a list of our compatible software on our website.

One of the great features of these dongles is that users do not need to manually install drivers on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X. Simply plug the dongle in and the driver will be automatically installed. This makes the dongles truly plug-and-play and driverless.

Additionally, the dongles have the ability to automatically detect the input video format and convert it to the specified output size and frame rate. This ensures a seamless and hassle-free experience for users.

Furthermore, the USB dongles are designed to run stably on the three major operating systems: Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10), Linux (kernel version 2.6.38 and above), and OS X 10.9–10.11, macOS 10.12 & Chrome. This wide compatibility ensures that users can use the dongles with their preferred system without any issues.

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Plug & Play, Driver Free, Automatic input signal detection

The USB capture devices can be used in various industries, for example, game/live events broadcasting and recording, video conferencing, medical imaging, and surveillance. You can use it to capture a video output device or the desktop of the streaming computer.

Magewell USB Capture HDMI Gen 2
Magewell USB Capture SDI Gen 2
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Magewell USB Capture Utility

The devices use USB 3.0 interface and no external power is needed. They also support USB 2.0 port, but the real-time frame rate will be reduced due to limited bandwidth. Users can also use a USB 3.0-to-Type C cable to connect it via USB Type C interface on the computer.

Support Windows, Linux, macOS and Chrome OS.Windows 7/8/8.1/10/2008/2008 R2/2012 (x86 & x64). Linux (Ubuntu 12.04–16.10, CentOS 7). OS X 10.9–10.11. macOS 10.12 ChromeOS.

Metal housing to help heat dissipation of the chip. Use USB 3.0 Type A connector, which doesn’t easily get loose after long time of use. A USB Capture passes 7×24 working test in temperature between 0-50 ℃.

Support operating system native video capture APIs, including DirectShow, DirectKS, V4L2, ALSA and QuickTime. Support DirectSound based audio acquisition interface, extended interface based on IKsPropertySet. Compatible with almost all software based on DirectShow architecture.

What software do you want to use ? check our  Compatible Software page, if it's not listed then contact us and we will assist.

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