Magewell USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus

Magewell PN: 32090

One channel 4K Capture Device

  • Capture HDMI + embedded audio
  • Loop-through HDMI signal
  • Audio input via mic
  • Extract HDMI embedded audio output via headphones
  • Support HDMI 2.0, 4Kp60 4:4:4 input. Capture from the newest game consoles such as PS4 Pro and XBOX One S

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The Magewell USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus supports 4K inputs up to 60fps via HDMI 2.0 connectivity, capturing them at 30fps

The Magewell USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus connects to your computer over a USB interface and lets you capture up to a 4K DCI resolution signal (4096 x 2160) with embedded audio via an HDMI 2.0 input. It allows you to capture from cameras, game consoles, and various other devices directly to your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chrome computer. It also features an HDMI loop-through for local monitoring, and 3.5mm audio input and output for capturing external audio and extracting embedded audio.

The device also offers a variety of processing and other features, including resolution scaling and deinterlacing. It also has a status LED for displaying the status of the input, including idle, input signal locked, memory failed, or FPGA configuration.

Like existing Magewell USB capture video solutions, the newest HDMI to USB Capture or SDI to USB Capture Plus models enable all types of computers including laptops to capture professional video and audio signals  through a standard USB 3.0 interface. With no additional power source required!. Two models available with SDI or HDMI inputs. The Magewell USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus device’s capture resolutions up to 4096×2160, including 3840×2160 Ultra HD.

usb capture hdmi 4k plus The Magewell USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus offers loop-through connections, reducing workflow costs and complexity by enabling source signals to be sent simultaneously to additional displays or equipment without the need for external splitters or routers. This cost-effective convenience combines with the devices’ rich feature set and extensive compatibility. Which makes them ideal for both end-user applications and as ‘glue’ solutions for systems integrators implementing complete 4K projects. The HDMI 4K Plus USB 3.0 support Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Also offer broad compatibility with popular applications such as streaming, encoding, live production, collaboration, video conferencing and lecture capture software.

Short FAQs about USB Capture (Plus)

1. Which software can record 4K videos that are captured by USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus?
Magewell Capture Express, VMix, OBS, XSplit Broadcaster, Meridix Broadcast Producer, etc., support 4K video recording.

2. My computer does not have a USB 3.0 port. How can I use the USB Capture (Plus) device?
It is recommended that you purchase a USB type C to USB 3.0 adapter.

3. Is USB Capture (Plus) compatible with USB 2.0?
Yes. But the limited transmission bandwidth of USB 2.0 cannot guarantee the transmission of
high frame rate or high resolution signal.

4. Can multiple USB Capture (Plus) devices be connected on one computer?
Yes. To ensure that the bandwidth won’t be affected, make sure each USB capture device can be
connected to an independent USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller. You can check whether your
computer has multiple independent USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controllers in Device Management.

5. Do USB Capture (Plus) devices support using a phone or tablet as a source?
Yes. Apple devices can use Lightning to HDMI cables to output screen signals. Android devices
can use MHL adapters to output screen signals.

InterfaceVideo EngineSignal Detection & SupportSoftware Environment
Input Interface
• HDMI x1
• Support input resolution up to 4096×2160 pixels

Loop-Through Interface
• HDMI x1
• Support loop-through resolution up to 4096×2160 pixelss

Audio Input Interface
• 3.5 mm audio jack for microphone

Audio Output Interface
• 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones

Host Interface
• USB 3.0
8-bit video processing



Color Adjustment

Color Space Conversion

Up/down Conversion

Aspect Ratio Conversion

Mirror and Flip
Auto Detection of Input Signal Format

• Windows, Linux, Mac, Chrome OS

Driver and Firmware
• Driver Free, Updatable Firmware

Included Software
• USB Capture Utility, Capture Express

Compatible Software

USB Capture Utility V3

USB Capture Utility V3

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.

Download the Utility for USB Capture Family and for USB Capture Plus Family.


Features Include;

• Capture Format Setting

• Audio Volumn Control

• Mirror and Flip

• EDID Editing and Importing

• Firmware Update

• Export Diagnose Report

Magewell USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus

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.



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
• 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)
• 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)
• 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
Supported APIsWindows
• DirectShow
• Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI
• V4L2
OS X/macOS
• QuickTime
• AV Foundation
Supported SoftwareVLC
Microsoft Media Encoder
Adobe Flash Media Encoder
Any other DirectShow, V4L2, QuickTime, AV Foundation based encoding or streaming software
Input InterfacesHDMI
• DVI-D 1.0
• HDMI 1.4
• HDMI 2.0
3.5mm audio jack
• Microphone interface
Host InterfaceUSB 3.0
• compatible with USB 2.0
• compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 1
Output Interface3.5mm audio jack
• headphones interface
Loop-through InterfaceHDMI
• DVI-D 1.0
• HDMI 1.4
• HDMI 2.0
Input featuresSupport for input video resolutions up to 4096x2160
HDMI Specific Features600MHz HDMI receiver
Adaptive HDMI equalizer
Support for customized EDID
Support for extraction of AVI/Audio/SPD/MS/VS/ACP/ISRC1/ISRC2/Gamut InfoFrames
Full colorimetry support
Support for up to 4096x2160 4:4:4 60fps input signals
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.
Analog Audio Features
Extraction of stereo embedded HDMI audio for recording and output via 3.5mm stereo mini-jack Line Out
Capture of analog audio via 3.5 mm microphone interface
Integrate the functions of a USB audio card. Playback audio via 3.5 mm headphones interface. Support for recording the playback audio of the computer.
Video Capture formatSupport for capture resolutions up to 4096x2160
Support for output frame rates up to 120fps (Actual output frame rate can be limited by the USB bandwidth and internal working frequency. Typical output frame rates on the Intel USB 3.0 controller are as follows.)
• 1920x1080 YUY2 (up to 90fps)
• 3840x2160 NV12 (up to 30fps)
Support for NV12 & l420 4:2:0 8-bit (up to 4096x2160)
Support for YUY2 & UYVY 4:2:2 8-bit (up to 4096x2160)
Support for RGB24 & RGB32 4:4:4 8-bit (up to 2048x2160)
The default capture formats are YUY2 & NV12. More capture formats can be set using USB Capture Utility.
Video Processing FeaturesVideo processing pipelines with 640 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 output 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 output 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
Vertical flip and mirror
Multiple devices on one computerSupport 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
SDKThe USB Capture SDK provide functions including signal status extraction, capture configuration, etc.
Firmware UpgradeMultiple devices in one system can be upgraded simultaneously
LED IndicatorStatus LEDs indicate the working state of each channel: idle, input signal locked, memory failed or FPGA configuration failed.
Form Factor98.1mm (L) x 56.8mm (W) x 17mm (H)
AccessoriesUSB 3.0 cable
Power Consumption5V max current: ~ 1.4A
Max power consumption:~ 7W
Working Environment
Operating temperature: 0 to 40 deg C
Storage temperature: –20 to 70 deg C
Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing



Download: User Manual USB Capture Utility

Download: Product Catalogue

Download Software: USB Capture Utility V3


Magewell USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus

USB 3.0 Cable

Part number: 90062