Magewell Eco Capture Dual SDI M.2

Magewell PN: 11530

Two-channel 2K capture card

  • Two channel 2K capture card
  • SD/HD/3G/2K SDI x 2 + embedded audio
  • Small form factor M.2 2280 Type M (PCIe Gen2 x4)
  • Windows / Linux

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The Magewell Eco Capture Dual SDI M.2 Card supports 2 x SDI input sources simultaneously and allows you to capture up to 2048 x 1080 resolution (via 2K/3G/HD/SD-SDI) with embedded audio from each source to your computer.

Description

Magewell Eco Capture Dual SDI M.2

The Magewell Eco Capture Dual SDI M.2 Card supports 2 x SDI input sources simultaneously. Also allows you to capture up to 2048 x 1080 resolution; (via 2K/3G/HD/SD-SDI) with embedded audio from each source to your computer.
Ideal for use in small and embedded systems where full-sized PCIe slots are not available. The cost-effective Eco Capture family offers systems integrators and OEM developers a robust capture solution with low power consumption for space-constrained applications. The low-latency Eco Capture devices feature a high-speed PCIe 2.0 bus interface with an M.2 connector and measure just 22x80mm (0.87×3.15in), matching the M.2 2280 size specification.

 

Magewell Eco Capture Dual SDI M.2

 

Stream replication enables each input channel to be delivered to multiple software applications simultaneously with identical capture parameters. This enabling concurrent functionality such as encoding, recording and preview through distinct tools. High-quality video processing functions including up/down/cross-scaling, image controls and color space conversion are performed by the cards’ on-board FPGA. Thus reducing CPU usage, while additional processes such as frame rate conversion and de-interlacing are available in software through the included drivers or third-party applications.

The M.2 Eco Capture models are available with drivers for Windows and Linux operating systems. OS-native capture APIs including DirectShow, DirectKS, V4L2 and ALSA are supported, and a comprehensive SDK enables developers to directly access the full feature set of the cards. The Eco Capture family also provides advantages for manufacturers of products such as smart displays by delivering lower latency than processor architectures often used in System-on-a-Chip devices.

New 4K 12G-SDI Model

The new 4K 12G-SDI model joins four existing Eco Capture M.2 configurations; a single-channel model that captures 4K video at 30fps via an HDMI interface; dual-channel models that capture HD and 2K video over HDMI or SDI; and a quad-channel HD/2K model with SDI inputs. All five Eco Capture products also support up to eight channels of embedded audio per input.

Specifications

Supported OSWindows
• 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 (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 (x64)
• CentOS 6.5/7.2 (x86 & x64)
• Fedora 25/26 (x64)
• Red hat 6.5 (x86 & x64)
Supported APIsWindows
• DirectShow
• DirectKS
• Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI
Linux
• V4L2
• ALSA
Supported SoftwareVLC
VirtualDub
OBS
XSplit
vMix
VidBlaster
Wirecast
Microsoft Media Encoder
Adobe Flash Media Encoder
Any other DirectShow/V4L2 encoding/streaming software
Input Interfaces2x MMCX
• SD/HD/3G/2K SDI
Host InterfaceM.2 2280 Type M (PCIe Gen2 x2)
Input featuresSupport for input video resolutions up to 2048x1080 pixels
SDI Specific FeaturesIntegrated cable equalizer supporting cable lengths up to 230M for HD signals
Support for SD/HD/3Ga/3Gb/3Ga-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
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
Video Capture FormatsSupport for capture image resolutions up to 2048x1080 pixels
Support for capture frame rates up to 144fps (Actual capture frame rate can be limited by PCIe bandwidth. For the resolution of 1280x1024 and higher, the actual frame rate may be limited by the onboard video processing hardware pixel clock. For example, the maximum frame rate of 1920x1080 resolution can up to 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
More capture formats are supported via Magewell Capture SDK for DirectKS
Video Capture FormatsSupport for capture image resolutions up to 720x576 pixels
Support for capture frame rates up to 30fps
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
More capture formats are supported via Magewell Capture SDK for DirectKS
Video Processing FeaturesVideo processing pipelines with ~180Mpixels/s processing bandwidth
10-bit 4:4:4 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
Multiple Cards per SystemSupport for multiple cards plugged to one system
On-board dip switch to set card number with 16 positions
System hardware device tree will display “01: Eco Capture Dual SDI M.2” when dip switch is set to 0001, and so on
The video and audio device names displayed in your software will include the card number (set by the dip switch)
Multiple Replicated Capture StreamsUnlimited capture streams for any one input channel, but the capture streams should be in the same capture format.
Timestamp & A/V SynchronizationHardware 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.x system
~200MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 1.x 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
SDKMagewell Capture SDK for DirectShow for easy integration (Windows)
Magewell Capture SDK for DirectKS for maximum flexibility & performance (Windows)
Windows Driver TweaksAll 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 FactorM.2 2280 standard size
Accessories2 X MMCX to BNC cables
Power ConsumptionMax current at 3.3V: ~ 1.00 A
Max power consumption: ~ 3.38 W
Working EnvironmentOperating temperature: 0 to 40 deg C
Storage temperature: –20 to 70 deg C
Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing

Accessories

Magewell Eco Capture Dual SDI M.2

2 x MMCX to SDI breakout

Part number: 90052

DownLoads

Download: Eco Capture Drivers

Download: Product Catalogue

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