Magewell Pro Capture SDI 4K Plus

Magewell Pro Capture SDI 4K Plus

One channel SDI 4k vide capture card up to 4096x2160 pixels
Part number: 11180

Product Details

Magewell Pro Capture SDI 4K Plus

Capture one 12G-SDI signal in one of the following connecting methods:

Single-link 12G-SDI

Dual-link 6G-SDI

Quad-link 3G-SDI

Magewell Pro Capture SDI 4K Plus Specification:

Supported OS


Windows 7/8/8.1/10/Server 2008/Server 2008 R2/Server 2012/Server 2016 (x86 & x64)

Linux (support x86, x64 & ARM architecture)

Ubuntu 12.04/14.04/16.04/17.04/17.10/18.04 (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 and above

Recommended OS (tested)


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 17.04/17.10/18.04 (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 10.12/10.13.2/10.13.3/10.14.3

Supported APIs




Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI




Supported Software








Microsoft Media Encoder

Adobe Flash Media Encoder

Any other DirectShow/V4L2 encoding/streaming software

Input Interfaces


Two connectors are compatible with SD/HD/3G SDI

One connecter is compatible with SD/HD/3G/6G SDI

One connecter is compatible with SD/HD/3G/6G/12G SDI

Support for input of Single Link, Dual Link, Quad Link

Host Interfaces

PCIe Gen2 x4

Input Features

Support for input video resolutions up to 4096x2160 pixels

Auto detection of Single Link, Dual Link, Quad Link

SDI Specific Features

Integrated cable equalizer supporting cable lengths up to 230M for HD signals

Support for SD/HD/3Ga/3Gb/3Gb-DL/3Gb-DS/6G/12G

Support for 2K (2048x1080) & 4K (4096x2160) 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 8 (mono) audio channels at 48KHz

Support for extraction of audio formation information & channel status data

Support for Closed Caption

Video Capture Formats

Support for capture image resolutions up to 4096x2160 pixels

Support for capture frame rates up to 144fps (Actual capture frame rate can be limited by PCIe bandwidth & image resolution)

Support for 4:2:0 8-bit capture formats: NV12, I420, YV12

Support for 4:2:2 8-bit capture formats: YUY2, YUYV, UYVY

Support for 4:4:4 8-bit capture formats: V308, IYU2, V408, BGR24, BGR32

Support for 4:4:4 10-bit capture formats: V410, Y410

More capture formats are supported via Magewell Capture SDK for DirectKS

Video Processing Features

Two video processing pipelines with ~720 Mpixels/s processing bandwidth for each one

Full 10-bit video processing

Video cropping

Video scaling

Video de-interlacing


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 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 & quantization range

Auto or manual selection of capture 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 4096x2160)

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 SDI 4K+” 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 Capture Streams

Unlimited capture streams for any one input channel

Independent cropping, aspect ratio, color format, resolution, frame rate, de-interlacing, color adjustment and OSD 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 Capture SG-DMA

~1600MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 2.x system

~800MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 1.x 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 chipset


Magewell Capture SDK for DirectShow for easy integration (Windows)

Magewell Capture SDK for DirectKS for maximum flexibility & performance (Windows)

Windows Driver Tweaks

All options can be controlled 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)

Safe upgrade. If power off or system break down occur when the firmware is being upgraded, it will automatically restore to the initial version. This function is only available for firmware version 1.21 and above.

LED Indicator

Status LEDs indicate the working state of each channel:

Pulsing slowly: idle

On: input signal locked

Off: input signal unlocked

Double blinks: memory failed or FPGA configuration failed

Form Factor

Low profile PCIe x4 Add-on Card

140mm x 68.88mm (without PCI bracket)

Power Consumption

Max current at 12V:

4 x 3G SDI: ~ 0.65 A

2 x 6G SDI: ~ 0.65 A

1 x 12G SDI: ~ 0.66 A

Max current at 3.3V:

4 x 3G SDI: ~ 0.94 A

2 x 6G SDI: ~ 0.83 A

1 x 12G SDI: ~ 0.75 A

Max power consumption:

4 x 3G SDI: ~ 10.9 W

2 x 6G SDI: ~ 10.59 W

1 x 12G SDI: ~ 10.39 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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