MAGEWELL 11180 Pro Capture SDI 4K Plus


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One-Channel 4K Capture Card

Capture one 12G-SDI signal in one of the following connecting methods:
  • Single-link 12G-SDI
  • Dual-link 6G-SDI
  • Quad-link 3G-SDI

    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 (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 10.12/10.13

    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 (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

    Supported APIs

  • DirectShow
  • DirectKS
  • Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI

  • V4L2
  • ALSA

    Supported Software

    Microsoft Media Encoder
    Adobe Flash Media Encoder
    Any other DirectShow/V4L2 encoding/streaming software

    Input Interfaces

    HD-BNC x4
  • 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/3Ga-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
  • 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, 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