Magewell USB Capture SDI Gen 2 Dongle


Magewell USB Capture SDI Gen 2

One channel HD capture dongle
Part number:32070

(This is the updated P/N. The original P/N is 32021.)

  • Captures SD/HD/3G/2K SDI + embedded audio


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  • Magewell USB Capture SDI Gen 2 Dongle

    Plug & Play simply connect and capture, no drivers required, capture up to 1080p @60fps.

    USB Capture SDI USB3.0 Dongle, it is easy to carry, have a superior performance, superior compatibility, simple installation and many other features. It can capture one SDI 1080p60 input and output signal; compatible with Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and USB 2.0 interface, Compatible with many USB 3.0 chipset (Intel, Renesas, ASMedia, Fresco Logic), compatible with PCie Genl.l xl expansion via USB 3.0 interface; The SDI video capture meets UVC and UAC standard, without having to install drivers and settings, the real PnP, easy to use.


    USB Capture SDI is based on UVC (USB video class), UAC ( USB audio class ) STANDARD, without having to install drivers and settings.

    USB Capture SDI provides screen brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, and other options set by DirectShow "filters" dialogue box to set these options.


    Flexible and Friendly Features

        • Connect multiple dongles to one machine
        • Enable the up/down conversion of video resolution, frame rate and audio sampling rate
        • Support brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, and other screen adjustment functions
        • The HDMI video capture meets UVC standard, support YUV 4:2:2 (YUY2) or RGB 4:4:4 (RGB24) video output
        • The HDMI video capture meets UAC standard and 48KHz PCM stereo audio output
        • The video processing engine can be updated via firmware without changing the hardware.
        • Automatically detect and de-interlace signals


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    Capture Format Setting

    Set the capture resolution, frame rate and color space. If the capture format is different with the input format, the FPGA in the capture device will automatically do up/down scaling, causing 0 CPU usage. This function is especially useful when scaling by software causes much CPU burden. 

    Audio Volume Control

    The Utility V3 can control the volume of the audio input (recording) and output (playback) of the USB capture (Plus) devices. The functions differ with models. If the system volume is changed, the parameter on the Utility V3 will also change accordingly. Users can click on the icon to quickly mute/unmute a playback/recording device.

    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 OS

    Windows 7/8/8.1/10/2008/2008 R2/2012 (x86 & x64)
    Linux (Ubuntu 12.04–16.10, CentOS 7)
    OS X 10.9–10.11
    macOS 10.12
    Chrome OS
    Supported APIs Windows
    - DirectShow
    - Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI

    - V4L2
    - ALSA

    OS X/macOS
    - QuickTime
    - AV Foundation
    Supported Software VLC
    Microsoft Media Encoder
    Adobe Flash Media Encoder
    Any other DirectShow, V4L2, QuickTime,AV Foundation based encoding or streaming software
    Input Interfaces MCX
    - SD/HD/3G SDI
    Host Interfaces USB 3.0
    - compatible with USB 2.0
    - compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 1
    Input Features Support for up to 2048×1080 input resulution
    SDI Specific Features Integrated cable equalizer supporting cable lengths up to 140M for 3G-SDI signals
    Support for SD/HD/3Ga/3Gb/3Ga-DL/3Gb-DS standards
    Support for 2K (2048×1080) mode
    Support for RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling
    Support for 10/12-bit color depth Support for extraction of SMPTE 352 payload identifier
    Support for up to 2 (mono) audio channels at 48KHz
    Support for extraction of audio formation information & channel status data
    Limited support of 3Gb-DS: only the first stream can be captured
    Limited support for capture of the 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 for capture resolutions up to 2048×1080
    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.)
    • 1920×1080 YUY2 (up to 70fps)
    • 1920×1080 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 format 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-interlacingWeave
    Blend top & bottom field
    Top field only
    Bottom field only

    Video aspect ratio conversionAuto 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 conversionAuto 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
    SDK The USB Capture SDK provide functions including signal status extraction, capture configuration, etc.
    Firmware Upgrade Multiple devices in one system can be upgraded simultaneously
    LED Indicator Status LEDs indicate the working state of each channel: idle, input signal locked, memory failed or FPGA configuration failed.
    Form Factor 92.2mm (L) x 40.2mm (W) x 12.3mm (H)
    Accessories USB 3.0 cable
    MCX to SDI cable
    Power Consumption 5V max current: ~0.5 A
    max power consumption: ~2.5 W
    Working Environment Operating temperature: 0 to 50 deg C
    Storage temperature: –20 to 70 deg C
    Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing

  • Accessories

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     USB Capture SDI Dongle  USB 3.0 Cable  MCX to SDI Cable

    Software / Drivers

    Technical Specifications



    User Guide

    Installation Guide

    USB Capture Utility


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