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New Pro Capture Cards Support Video Resolutions up to 4096x2160 at 60 fps

11 October 2017

Magewell has announced two dual-channel 4K models in its Pro Capture family of PCI Express capture hardware. The new cards will be released at the Magewell booth (N1039) at NAB Show New York from October 18-19 in New York City.

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Magewell’s Pro Capture cards cost-effectively deliver reliable HD video and audio capture for end-users, systems integrators and OEM developers. The newest models have these benefits and enable the capture of two channels of Ultra HD video with embedded audio on each single card.

The new dual-channel Pro Capture 4K cards support video resolutions up to 4096-by-2160 at a full 60 frames per second over high-speed PCIe 3.0x4 bus interfaces. The Pro Capture Dual HDMI 4K Plus features HDMI 2.0 inputs and the Pro Capture Dual SKI 4K Plus flexibly supports single-link 12G-SDI, dual-link 6G-SDI or quad-link 3G-SDI connectivity.

Further differentiating the dual-channel 4K Pro Capture models from competitors, both inputs can be used simultaneously with independent resolutions, frame rates and processing settings. Each source channel can be routed to multiple software applications in parallel, again with varying capture parameters for each program.

Like the Magewell Pro Capture cards, the new models perform functions like high-quality up/down/cross-conversion, image adjustments and graphics overlay in an onboard FPGA with zero impact on the host system CPU. This maximizes processor availability for third-party software. This is a significant resource saving given the quadrupled processing requirements of 4K video compared to HD formats and doubly beneficial when processing two Ultra HD sources at once.

Multiple 4K Pro Capture cards can be used simultaneously in the same system, further increasing multi-channel capture density. The Pro Capture drivers support Window, Mac and Linux operating systems and offer compatibility with popular encoding, streaming, live production, web conferencing, lecture capture, medical imaging and virtual reality (VR) creation software. A comprehensive SDK enables third-party developers to directly leverage the cards’ advanced feature set in their own custom solutions.

Magewell will showcase the new dual-channel 4K Pro Capture cards in booth 311 at Streaming Media West from Nov. 2 -3 in Huntington Beach, California and booth 619 at Government Video Expo from Nov. 29-30 in Washington, D.C.

To learn more about these new pro capture cards, visit the Magewell site here.

To contact the author of this article, email Siobhan.Treacy@ieeeglobalspec.com


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