Magewell USB Capture HDMI (Gen 2)allows users to record or stream an HDMI signal via USB 3.0. With its HDMI v1.4a input, the USB Capture device support resolutions up to 1920 x 1200p60. If you need to stream or record at a certain resolution, the USB Capture HDMI will internally up- or down-covert the input signal to the set resolution.
Easy to Use · The Magewell USB Capture Gen2 range – Users don’t need to install drivers on Windows , Linux, or Mac OS X. The dongles are plug-and -play and driverless. The dongles automatically determine the input video format and automatically convert it to the specified output size and frame rate. · Automatically determine the input audio format and automatically convert it to 48 KHz PCM stereo audio. They are compatible with various software with DirectShow architecture. To name a few, xSplit, Streamstar, Vidblaster, VideoStitch, vMix, wirecast, Flash Media Live Encoder, etc. The Magewell USB Capture HDMI dongles run stably on the three major systems, including Windows (7, 8, 8.1,10), Linux (kernel version 2.6.38 and above), OS X 10.9–10.11, macOS 10.12.
The USB Capture HDMI box is a truly plug and play USB 3.0 device. It does not need any drivers to be installed, and it does not even need an external power source. This tiny device only has an USB 3.0 port and HDMI input. . The USB devices also support the USB 2.0 port, however 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.
With a ruggedized metal housing, the USB Capture HDMI dongle is suitable for all kinds of mobile video capturing settings and even for outdoors. The housing is more than pleasant to the eye, which also helps to cool the chip effectively.
Magewell USB Gen2 Range
No need to install drivers in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, real plug and play.
Automatically determine the input video format and automatically convert it to the specified output size and frame rate.
Automatically determine the input audio format and automatically convert it to 48 KHz PCM stereo audio.
Support up to 2048 x 1260p 60Hz video input.
Video output support up to 1920x1200p 60 Hz.
The video & audio processing is done by the dongle and will not occupy much CPU usage.
The processing includes up/down scaling of video resolution, frame rate and audio sampling rate.
Support brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, and other image adjustment functions.
Support output format: 4:4:4, 4:2:2, YUY2, RGB 24, 8 Bit.
Signal Detection & Support
Input Interface • HDMI x1 • Support input resolution up to 2048×2160 pixels
Host Interface • USB 3.0
8-bit video processing
Color Space Conversion
Aspect Ratio Conversion
Mirror and Flip
Auto Detection of Input Signal Format
OS • Windows, Linux, Mac, Chrome OS
Driver and Firmware • Driver Free, Updatable Firmware
Included Software • USB Capture Utility, Capture Express
Utility V3 is a free software for USB Capture and USB Capture Plus devices. Users can easily check and set the capture-related parameters, upgrade the firmware by themselves and export info needed for technical support with the help of the Utility.
For full description, visit the full page; USB Capture Utility V3 Utility V3 also provide functions such as cropping, deinterlacing, device name setting, aspect ratio conversion, timing adjustment, status image setting, etc. For detailed introduction of the settings and functions, please check the Utility V3 User Manual.
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 (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 10.12/10.13 Chrome OS
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) 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
Windows • DirectShow • Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI Linux • V4L2 • ALSA OS X/macOS • QuickTime • AV Foundation
VLC VirtualDub OBS XSplit vMix VidBlaster Wirecast Microsoft Media Encoder Adobe Flash Media Encoder Any other DirectShow, V4L2, QuickTime, AV Foundation based encoding or streaming software
HDMI • DVI-D 1.0 • HDMI 1.4a
USB 3.0 • compatible with USB 2.0 • compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 1
Support for input video resolutions up to 2048x2160
HDMI Specific Features
165MHz HDMI receiver Adaptive HDMI equalizer support for cables lengths up to 30M Support for customized EDID Support for extraction of AVI/Audio/SPD/MS/VS/ACP/ISRC1/ISRC2/Gamut InfoFrames Full colorimetry support Support for 8/10/12-bit color depth Support for RGB 4:4:4，YCbCr 4:4:4，YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling Support for 2 channel IEC60958 audio streams Support for extraction of audio formation information & channel status data Support for extraction of video timing information Support for extraction of 3D format information Support for Side-by-Side Half, Top-and-Bottom, Frame Packing 3D mode.
Video Capture format
Support for capture resolutions up to 2048x2160 Support for capture frame rates up to 120fps (Actual capture frame rate can be limited by the USB bandwidth and internal working frequency. Typical capture frame rates on the Intel USB 3.0 controller are as follows.) • 1920x1080 YUY2 (up to 75fps) • 1920x1080 RGB24 (up to 60fps) Support for YUY2 & UYVY 4:2:2 8-bit Support for RGB24 & RGB32 4:4:4 8-bit The default capture format is YUY2. More capture formats can be set using USB Capture Utility.
Video Processing Features
Video processing pipelines with 160 Mpixels/s processing bandwidth 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 color formats • Support for Limited or Full quantization range • Support for Limited, Full & ‘Extended gamut’ saturation range Video frame rate conversion Vertical flip and mirror
Multiple devices on one computer
Support for connecting multiple USB devices to one system Support for setting the device serial number as the device name shown in the system using USB Capture Utility
The USB Capture SDK provide functions including signal status extraction, capture configuration, etc.
Multiple devices in one system can be upgraded simultaneously
Status LEDs indicate the working state of each channel: idle, input signal locked, memory failed or FPGA configuration failed.
92.2mm (L) x 40.2mm (W) x 12.3mm (H)
USB 3.0 cable
5V max current: ~0.5 A max power consumption： ~2.5 W
Operating temperature: 0 to 50 deg C Storage temperature: –20 to 70 deg C Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing
The Magewell USB Capture SDI (Gen 2) is a slim and compact dongle that lets you easily import an SDI signal into your computer for recording or streaming. The USB Capture SDI a handy and efficient way of connecting cameras, decks, switchers, and other broadcast and surveillance equipment to your computer.