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Magewell Pro Capture Quad SDI Card (4-Channel)

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Magewell Pro Capture Quad SDI Card (4-Channel)
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Magewell 11090 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2SDI Input
  • 3Video Processing
  • 4Multiple Cards per System
  • 5Multiple Output Streams
  • 6Ultra-Low Latency Support
  • 7Timestamp & AV Synchronization
  • 8Video Output SG-DMA
  • 9SDK
  • 10Windows Driver Tweaks
  • 11Firmware Upgrade

The Pro Capture Quad SDI Card from Magewell is a normal-profile PCIe Gen2 x4 card that allows for capturing 4 channels of SDI input. The card supports multiple color sampling modes, 10- and 12-bit color depths, up to 8 audio channels at 48 kHz, and output resolutions up to 2048x2048 with frame rates up to 120 fps. The card is also 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 Quad SDI Card supports multiple cards per system and unlimited output streams with independently adjustable parameters per stream. Additional features include ultra-low latency, timestamp and A/V synchronization, and LED status indicators. The card supports both Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems, multiple APIs for Windows and Linux, and provides Windows SDKs for easier integration.

SDI Input
  • Integrated cable equalizer supports cable lengths of up to 755' for HD signals
  • Supports SD/HD/3Ga/3Gb/3Ga-DL/3Gb-DS standards
  • Supports 2K (2048x1080) mode
  • Supports RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling
  • Supports 10/12-bit color depth
  • Supports extraction of SMPTE 352 payload identifier
  • Supports up to 8 audio channels at 48KHz
  • Supports extraction of audio formation information & channel status data
  • Limited support for 3Gb-DS, only the first stream can be captured
  • Limited support for 3Gb-DL:
    • 2K YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit 1080p 50/59.94/60 stream is captured as 1080i 50/59.94/60
    • Other modes fully supported
  • Limited support for the first link of dual-link interfaces:
    • YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit 1080p 50/59.94/60 is captured as 1080i
    • YCbCr 4:4:4 10-bit is captured as 4:2:2
    • RGB 4:4:4 is captured as R/B sub-sampled
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 field, 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 formats, 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)

Magewell 11090 Specs

Input Interface
4 x BNC (SD/HD/3G SDI)
Output Interface
PCIe Gen2 x4
Supported OS
Windows 7/8/8.1/10/2008/2008 R2/2012 (x86 & x64)
Linux (based on V4L2, supports x86, x64 & arm architecture)
Mac OS X
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
Video Output Format
Image resolutions up to 2048×2048 pixels
Frame rates up to 120 fps (actual output frame rate can be limited by PCIe bandwidth, and at higher image resolutions; above 1280×1024)
4:2:0 8-bit output formats; NV12, I420, YV12
4:2:2 8-bit output formats; YUY2, YUYV, UYVY
4:4:4 8-bit output formats; V308, IYU2, V408, BGR24, BGR32
4:4:4 10-bit output formats: V410, Y410
More output formats are supported via Pro Capture SDK for DirectKS
Video Output SG-DMA
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
LED Indicator
Per Channel: idle, input signal locked, memory failed, or FPGA configuration failed
Power Consumption
Maximum Current at 12 V: 0.6 A
Maximum Current at 3.3 V: 2.4 A
Maximum Power Consumption: 14.3 W
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature
-4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)
Relative Humidity
5 to 90% non-condensing
Form Factor
Normal profile PCIe x1 add-on card
4.4 x 4.1" (112.2 x 102.9 mm) without PCI bracket
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.745 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9 x 6.7 x 3"

Magewell 11090 Reviews

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Will this card bring in 4 simultaneous streams of ...

Will this card bring in 4 simultaneous streams of 1080 video for live switching in VMix? Thanks!
Asked by: Derek
Yes it will. It will take in four HD signal and work with vMix as well.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-03-05

can I capture 4 hd signals and reproduce all 4 ...

can I capture 4 hd signals and reproduce all 4 signals at the same time in a 4k multfield?
Asked by: Rodrigo
Yes, you can captures 4 HD signals with the Magewell Pro Capture Quad SDI Card and reproduce all 4 signals at the same time in the multi view window of the capture or streaming software you are using.
Answered by: Yitzchok
Date published: 2021-11-19

Will this work with wirecast?

Will this work with wirecast?
Asked by: Timothy
Yes it will.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-08-26


can you run 4 instances of the magewell capture express to capture 4 different video feeds with their imbedded audio signal to create 4 video 4 different languages + same video.?
Asked by: Chris
Yes, but the capture express encoding engine is fairly cpu intensive plus the preview may lag the machine. It didn't work that well with a 16core/32thread machine.
Answered by: Ritchie H.
Date published: 2019-05-16
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