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Magewell Pro Capture HDMI Card (1-Channel)

BH #MAPC100XE • MFR #11040
Magewell Pro Capture HDMI Card (1-Channel)
Key Features
  • PCIe 2 Card, 1 x HDMI, 1 x DB-9 Input
  • Component/Composite Video + Audio
  • 10/12-Bit Color, Embedded HDMI Audio
  • DB-9 Breakout Cable Included, Status LED
Capture HD video for broadcast and editing using this Pro Capture HDMI Card from Magewell. The card is a low-profile PCIe x1 card that allows for capturing a single channel of HDMI input. It supports capturing component plus audio, composite plus audio, and S-video plus audio via the included DB-9 breakout cable. It supports HDMI plus embedded audio via the HDMI port.
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Magewell 11040 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2HDMI Input
  • 3Component Input
  • 4YC & Composite Input
  • 5Video Processing
  • 6Multiple Cards per System
  • 7Multiple Output Streams
  • 8Ultra-Low Latency Support
  • 9Timestamp & AV Synchronization
  • 10Video Output SG-DMA
  • 11SDK
  • 12Windows Driver Tweaks
  • 13Firmware Upgrade
  • 14Recommended OS
  • 15Supported APIs
  • 16Supported Software

Capture HD video for broadcast and editing using this Pro Capture HDMI Card from Magewell. The card is a low-profile PCIe x1 card that allows for capturing a single channel of HDMI input. It supports capturing component plus audio, composite plus audio, and S-video plus audio via the included DB-9 breakout cable. It supports HDMI plus embedded audio via the HDMI port.

The card supports multiple color sampling modes, 10-bit and 12-bit color depths, up to 8 audio channels at 48 kHz, and output resolutions up to 2048 x 2160, with frame rates up to 120 fps. It is capable of numerous video processing features including cropping, scaling, de-interleaving, aspect-ratio conversion, color-format conversion, video-frame-rate conversion, and video OSD composition.

Pro Capture HDMI Card supports multiple cards per system and unlimited output streams with independently adjustable parameters per stream. Additional features include ultralow latency, timestamp and A/V synchronization, and LED status indicators. The card supports Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems, multiple APIs for Windows and Linux, and provides Windows SDKs for easier integration.

HDMI Input

  • 225 MHz HDMI receiver
  • Adaptive HDMI equalizer support for cables lengths up to 98'
  • Supports customized EDID
  • Supports extraction of AVI/Audio/SPD/MS/VS/ACP/IRSC1/ISRC2/Gamut InfoFrames
  • Full colorimetry support
  • Supports 8/10/12-bit color depths
  • Supports RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling
  • Supports up to 8-channel IEC60958/IEC61937 audio streams via SDK
  • Supports extraction of audio formation information and channel status data, video timing, 3D-format information, and Sony/Canon DSLR time code
  • Support for Side-by-Side Half, Top-and-Bottom, and Frame Packing 3D mode

Component Input

  • 12-bit ADC
  • Supports RGB & YCbCr (YUV) color formats
  • Supports Separated sync, Composite sync, Sync-on-green (SOG), Sync-on-luminance (SOY)
  • Supports DMT, CEA, CVT, GTF video timings
  • Input signals up to 165 MHz pixel rate are digitized with 1:1 sampling whereas those over 165 MHz can be digitized with horizontal sub-sampling (resulting in some image quality loss; not officially supported)
  • Auto detection of RGB & YCbCr color formats
  • Auto or manual sampling phase adjustment
  • Auto horizontal alignment
  • Supports customized video timings and customized video resolutions for CVT/GTF timings

YC & Composite Input

  • 12-bit ADC
  • Supports NTSC, PAL, and SECAM standards
  • Auto detection of video input standard

Video Processing

  • Two video processing pipelines with approximately 180MP/s processing bandwidth for each
  • Supports full 10-bit video processing
  • Video cropping and scaling
  • Video de-interlacing (wave, blend top & bottom, top field only, bottom field only)
  • Aspect ratio conversion
    • Automatic or manual selection of input and output aspect ratios
    • Three aspect ratio conversion modes: ignore (anamorphic), cropping, or padding (letterbox or pillarbox)
  • Video color format conversion
    • Automatic and manual selection of input/output color format, quantization ranges, and output saturation range 
    • Supports RGB, YCbCr 601, YCbCr 709, YCbCr 2020 color formats
    • Limited or full quantization range
    • Limited, full, and extended gamut saturation range
  • Video frame rate conversion
  • Video OSD composition
    • PNG OSD image of up to 2048x2048
    • Dynamic loading of RGBA OSD image via SDK

Multiple Cards per System

  • Supports multiple cards plugged into 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 & AV 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-DMA

  • Supports auto detection of Intel tiled GPU surface
  • Supports DirectGMA for AMD video adapter chipsets
  • Supports GPUDirect for NVIDIA video adapter chipsets
  • 400 MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in a PCIe 2.0 system
  • 200 MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in a PCIe 1.0 system


  • 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 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 when it is not in use
  • Supports Safe upgrade
    • If power off or system breakdown occurs when the firmware is being upgraded, it will automatically restore to the initial version (only available for firmware version 1.21 and above)

Recommended OS

  • 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)
  • Redhat 6.5 (x86 & x64)
  • OS X 10.9.5/10.10/10.11.2/10.11.3/10.11.4
  • macOS 10.12/10.13.2/10.13.3/10.14.3/10.15

Supported APIs

  • DirectShow
  • DirectKS
  • Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI
  • V4L2
  • ALSA
  • AVCaptureSession
  • AudioUnit5

Supported Software

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

Magewell 11040 Specs

Host ConnectionPCIe x1 (PCIe 2.0)
Video Input Connectors1 x HDMI (HDMI 1.4a / DVI) Female
1 x DE-9/DB-9 (Component / Composite / S-Video) Female
Input Video FormatHDMI / Component / Composite / DVI (8-Bit 4:2:2 YUV)
2048 x 2160
Audio Input Connectors1 x 2RCA Stereo Analog Female
Embedded Audio InputHDMI: 2-Channel
Embedded Audio OutputNone
OS CompatibilityWindows 7 or Later
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2016
macOS 10.9.5 or Later
Ubuntu 12.4 or Later
CentOS 6.5 or Later
Linux 2.6.35 or Later
Power ConsumptionDevice: 3.3 VDC at 0.16 A (4.59 W)
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 158°F / -20 to 70°C
Operating Humidity5 to 90%
Dimensions3.86 x 2.72" / 9.8 x 6.9 cm
Warranty LengthLimited 2-Year Warranty
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.65 x 7.75 x 1.65"
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Will this file in 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10700 ...

Will this file in 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10700 processor with the Nvidia RTX 2060?
Asked by: Christopher
This internal capture card should work well in a PC with an available PCI-e slot and with this processor and graphics card.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2020-09-10


Are the HDMI and DB9 Ports labeled in any way? If so, what do the labels say?
Asked by: Steven H.
The HDMI and DB-9 ports are not labeled. The HDMI port is the smaller of the two.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Is a breakout cable for the DB9 connector ...

Is a breakout cable for the DB9 connector included?
Asked by: Deepak
Yes it is. The DB9 to YC + Composite + Analog Audio + Component Breakout cable is included in the box.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-01-13


I want to input 1080 and output 720 without artifacts, which looks almost as good as original SD 720x480 recording?
Asked by: Anonymous
To answer your question, we will need more information. Please email us describing what you are wishing to do. [email protected]
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


How this works with Nvidia GTX 680?. My card works in PCI 3.0. and if I fill mini PCI slot it will be connect?
Asked by: Anonymous
This combination is unknown. However, we feel that the Magewell Pro Capture HDMI Card (1-Channel) is compatible with the Nvidia GTX 680.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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