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Magewell Pro Capture Dual HDMI Card

Model: Pro Capture Dual HDMI

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About: Magewell Pro Capture Dual HDMI Card

The Magewell Pro Capture Dual HDMI is a PCIe capture card for 2 HDMI inputs with embedded audio.


  • PCIe 2.0
  • Capture 2k x 2k
  • Compatible with Windows
  • Compatible with Linux
  • Up/Down Scaling
  • Deinterlacing
  • Multiple Streaming
  • Automatically detecting input signal
  • High fidelity video processing pipeline
  • Color adjustment
  • Various output color spaces
  • SG-DMA transmission mode
  • Multiple devices on one host
  • Hardware time stamp
  • Mounting hole
  • Rotary switch
  • High-speed memory
  • LED indicator
  • Firmware upgrade
  • Common driver
  • Continuously work for 24h x 7

Supported OS

  • Windows 7/8/8.1/2008 R2/2012 (x86 & 64)
  • Linux (V4L2 kernel driver source code under NDA, supports x86, x64 & arm architecture)

Supported APIs

  • Windows (DirectShow, DirectKS, Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI)
  • Linux (V4L2, ALSA)

Supported Software

  • VLC
  • VirtualDub
  • OBS
  • xSplit
  • vMix
  • VidBlaster
  • Wirecast
  • Microsoft Media Encoder
  • Adobe Flash Media Encoder
  • Any other DirectShow/V4L2 encoding/streaming software

Input Interfaces

  • 2x HDMI type A (DVI 1.0, HDMI 1.4a)

Output Interfaces

  • PCIe Gen2 x4

Input Features

  • Support for input video resolutions up to 2048×2048 pixels

HDMI Specific Features

  • 225MHz 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/IRSC1/ISRC2/Gamut InfoFrames
  • Full colorimetry support
  • Support for 8/10/12-bit color depths
  • Support for RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling
  • Support for up to 8 channel IEC60958/IEC61937 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 extraction of Sony/Canon DSLR time code

Video Output Formats

  • Support for output image resolutions up to 2048×2048 pixels
  • Support for output frame rates up to 120fps. (Actual output frame rate can be limited by PCIe bandwidth, and at higher image resolutions – above 1280×1024 – by the pixel clock of the on-board video processing hardware. eg. Mac frame rate at 1920×1080=~80fps.)
  • Support for 4:2:0 8-bit output formats:NV12, I420, YV12
  • Support for 4:2:2 8-bit output formats: YUY2, YUYV, UYVY
  • Support for 4:4:4 8-bit output formats: V308, IYU2, V408, BGR24, BGR32
  • Support for 4:4:4 10-bit output formats: V410, Y410
  • More output formats are supported via Pro Capture SDK for Direct KS

Video Processing Features

  • Two video processing pipelines with ~180Mpixels/s processing bandwidth for each one
  • Full 10-bit video processing
  • Video cropping
  • Video scaling
  • Video de-interlacing (Wave, 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
  • Video OSD composition (Support for PNG OSD image (up to 2048×2048), Support for dynamic loading of RGBA OSD image via SDK)

Multiple Cards per System

  • Support for multiple cards plugged to one system
  • On-board rotary switch to set card number, with 16 positions from 0 to F
  • System hardware device tree will display “01: Pro Capture AIO” when rotary switch is set to 1, and so on
  • The video and audio device names displayed in your software will include the card number (set by the rotary switch)

Multiple Output Streams

  • Unlimited output streams for any one input channel
  • Independent cropping, aspect ratio, color format, resolution, frame rate, de-interlacing and color adjustment settings for each individual stream

Ultra Low Latency Support

  • Latency of 64 video lines
  • Partial notification mode in SDK

Timestamp & A/V Synchronization

  • Hardware 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 Output SG-DMASwitch

  • ~700MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 2.0 system
  • ~400MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 2.0 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


  • Pro Capture SDK for DirectShow for easy integration (Windows)
  • Pro Capture SDK for DirectKS for maximum flexibility & performance (Windows)

Windows Driver Tweaks

  • All options can be controled 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)

LED Indicator

  • Status LEDs indicate the working state of each channel: idle, input signal locked, memory failed or FPGA configuration failed.

Form Factor

  • Low profile PCIe x4 Add-on Card
  • 115.99mmx68.88mm (without PCI bracket)


  • Low Profile bracket

Power Consumption

  • Max current at 12V ~0.9 A
  • Max current at 3.3V ~0.6 A
  • Max power consumption ~12.8 W

Working Environment

  • Operating temperature: 0 to 40 deg C
  • Storage temperature: –20 to 70 deg C
  • Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing


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Warranty: Magewell Pro Capture Dual HDMI Card Warranty:

30 Days

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • The period of limited warranty for capture cards, compression cards, video recording machines, cyber video servers is one year.
  • The period of limited warranty for the accessory switching cable, adapter is one year.
  • The accessory Low-Profile baffle plate does not qualify for warranty.