Magwell USB Capture SDI
Magwell USB Capture SDI
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. It provides a handy and efficient way of connecting cameras, decks, switchers, and other broadcast and surveillance equipment to your computer. Furthermore, it doesn't require any additional drivers to be installed, and thereby is compatible with various software and web-applications (see below) on Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS, and works by simple plug-and-play connection.
This Gen 2 version supports input/output resolutions up to 2048 x 1080 (2K) at 60 Hz. Using an included mini-coax to SDI adapter cable, connect any 3G/HD/SD-SDI source to the dongle, and output it to your computer with embedded audio over a USB 3.0 cable, which is also supplied. The USB port and USB cable are also backwards-compatible with USB 2.0.
If you want to stream or record at a lower resolution than what's being captured, you can pull up the "Filters Properties Dialog Window" in the software you use and adjust parameters to downscale (or upscale)/deinterlace the image, as well as adjust brightness and other image properties. The device is also designed to work continuously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Capture and record/stream SDI signals up to 2048 x 1080 (2K) at 60 Hz
Compatible with software/web-applications on Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS
UVC protocol compatible
Image adjustment control
Various output color spaces
Capable of continuous 24/7 operation
Multiple units can be connected to one host
Microsoft Media Encoder
Adobe Flash Media Encoder
Any other DirectShow, V4L2, QuickTime, or AV Foundation based encoding or streaming software
SDI Supported Features
Cable lengths up to 460 ft for 3G-SDI signals via integrated cable equalizer
2K (2048 x 1080) signals
RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, and YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling
10-/12-bit color depth
Extraction of SMPTE 352 payload identifier
Up to 2 (mono) audio channels at 48 KHz
Extraction of audio formation information and channel status data
3Gb-DS: only the first stream can be captured
Capture of 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
Video Capture Format Support
Capture resolutions up to 2048 x 1080
Capture frame rates up to 120 fps (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: 1) 1920 x 1080 YUY2 at up to 70 fps, 2) 1920 x 1080 RGB24 at up to 60 fps
YUY2 & UYVY 4:2:2 8-bit
RGB24 & RGB32 4:4:4 8-bit
The default capture format is YUY2; more capture formats can be set using a USB Capture Utility
Video Processing Features
Video processing pipelines with 160 megapixels processing bandwidth
Video aspect ratio conversion
Video color format conversion
Video frame rate conversion
Vertical flip and mirror
Blend top and 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 and quantization range
Auto or manual selection of capture color format, quantization range and saturation range
Support for RGB, YCbCr 601, and YCbCr 709 color formats
Support for limited or full quantization range
Support for limited, full, and extended gamut saturation range
Pickup and Drop off Information
Pickup and drop off hours are from 8-5pm Monday through Friday.
Pick-up and drop-off days are free, because they're intended for checking, prepping and packing up your gear. The cost of your rental is based on the number of shoot days. These are the days you'll actually be using the equipment. Pay and sign at pickup.
1 to 3 Shoot Days
If you rent for 1, 2 or 3 shoot days, you pay for the shoot days only.
Example: your shoot days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Pick-up is Monday, drop-off is Thursday. You will be charged for 2 shoot days.
Example: your shoot days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Pick-up is Monday, drop-off is Friday. You will be charged for 3 shoot days.
The full-week rule (4 to 6 shoot days)
If you rent gear for 4 to 6 days shoot days, you only pay for 3 shoot days.
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