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Magewell USB Capture SDI Plus, One-Channel 2K Capture Device

BH #MA32050 • MFR #32050
Magewell
Magewell USB Capture SDI Plus, One-Channel 2K Capture Device
Key Features
  • Capture SD/HD/3G/2K-SDI & Embedded Audio
  • Loop-Through SD/HD/3G/2K-SDI
  • Line-In Audio Input
  • De-Embed Audio from SDI
The Magewell USB Capture SDI Plus is a one-channel 2K capture device that interfaces with your computer via USB 3.0. It features loop-through BNC input/output that allows you to see your video on a downstream device, while you are capturing it into your computer. It also has a line-in audio input, for capturing audio directly, without picture, or you can de-embed the audio from the SDI stream.
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Magewell 32050 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Video Processing
  • 3Multiple Devices on One Computer
  • 4SDK
  • 5LED Indicator

The Magewell USB Capture SDI Plus is a one-channel 2K capture device that interfaces with your computer via USB 3.0. It features loop-through BNC input/output that allows you to see your video on a downstream device, while you are capturing it into your computer. It also has a line-in audio input, for capturing audio directly, without picture, or you can de-embed the audio from the SDI stream.

Video Processing

  • Video processing pipelines with 160MP processing bandwidth
  • Video cropping
  • Video scaling
  • Video de-interlacing
  • Weave
  • 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 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 and capture configuration

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

 

Magewell 32050 Specs

Supported OSWindows: 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 APIsWindows
  • DirectShow
  • Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI
Linux
  • V4L2
  • ALSA
OS X/macOS
  • QuickTime
  • AV Foundation

 

Supported SoftwareVLC
VirtualDub
OBS
XSplit
vMix
VidBlaster
Wirecast
Microsoft Media Encoder
Adobe Flash Media Encoder
Any Other DirectShow, V4L2, QuickTime, AV Foundation Based Encoding, or Streaming Software
Input InterfaceSD/HD/3G-SDI: 1 x BNC
Unbalanced Line-In: 3.5 mm Jack
Output InterfaceLoop-Through: 1 x BNC
Unbalanced Line-Out: 3.5 mm Jack
Host InterfaceUSB 3.0: Compatible with USB 2.0/3.1
InputResolution
Supports up to 2048 x 1080

SDI Specific Features
Integrated Cable Equalizer Supporting Cable Lengths up to 459' / 140 Meters 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 48 kHz

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
Analog AudioExtract the Embedded SDI Audio and Output via 3.5 mm Unbalanced Line Out
Capture Analog Audio via 3.5 mm Unbalanced Line-In Interface
Video Capture FormatSupport for Capture Resolutions up to 2048×1080
Support for Capture Frame Rates up to 120 fps (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 70 fps)
1920×1080 RGB24 (up to 60 fps)
Support for YUY2 & UYVY4:2:2 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
Power Consumption5 V Max Current: ~0.5 A
Max Power Consumption: ~2.5 W
EnvironmentOperating Temperature: 32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
Storage Temperature: -4 to 158°F / -20 to 70°C
Relative Humidity: 5 to 90% Non-Condensing
Dimensions4.36 x 2.24 x 0.67" / 11.07 x 5.68 x 1.7 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.3 x 5.3 x 1.1"

Magewell 32050 Reviews

video capturer for all events

By Michel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-11

I have a couple of these and I find them great, good quality, medium price

The Go to for USB interface

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-21

Have had other cheaper unit fail on the job. NOT GOOD! Magewell works well and has a embedder / de-Embedder on it as well. I use a headphone in the de-embedder jack to confirm audio is present

Plug & play

By ALEJANDRO
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-10

Just plug & play. Connect my ATEM TVS4K to my laptop using Livestream Studio works great.

Great Video Capture from SDI

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-02

Connected DLSR HDMI output to HDMI/SDI converter - ran a long run of SDI cable - then to SDI/USB Capture for signal into Macbook Pro. Works. However, to establish signal I have to select a different video input then return back to the Magewell input. So far so good with that one work-a-round.

Plastic Outer Housing

By Darren
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-27

The outer housing is all plastic and the computer board inside slightly shifts around when you plug in SDI cable. I even used a magnet to be sure...it's all plastic! Very cheap exterior design. I feel cheated because the website stated that the 'USB Capture SDI Plus Family' had metal housings to draw heat away from the computer chips.

Outstanding product!

By Kirk
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-07

Works better than advertised and provides a crisp, clean signal from camera to computer. Simple, straightforward operation.

High quality, reliable device.

By Adam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-16

We use this for streaming video, using the loop out to run streams on two different platforms simultaneously. Excellent.

Rock solid

By Yoram
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-15

I've been using this capture device to convert my camera's SDI signal to USB, sending it to my laptop for Zoom conference calls. Before that I've had an HDMI/USB capture device and it wasn't as reliable. This little guy has been fantastic... works flawlessly every time with no issues. Also, setup was super easy.

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