Magewell USB Capture DVI Plus


One channel HD capture card
Part number:32080

  • Captures one of the following
    DVI + audio
    VGA + audio
    Component + audio
    HDMI + embedded audio
  • Audio input via Line in
  • Extract HDMI embedded audio output via Line out

  • Magewell USB Capture DVI Plus

    The most versatile model in the Plus series is the USB Capture DVI Plus, which captures DVI, VGA, HDMI, component and CVBS. It is definitely an ideal tool if you have classic video/gaming equipment such as a DVD player, PS3, Xbox 360, or if you need to capture from medical imaging equipment with various resolutions.

    Max input resolution is 2048×2160. It can deliver the captured video to the computer at up to 2048×1080 or 1920×1200. 
    The Magewell USB Capture DVI Plus
    , can capture video up to 1200p60 through its DVI interface - and also has line-level, analogue audio input and output.

    The DVI model can also capture HDMI signals with embedded audio, as well as VGA or component analog video signals, with the use of simple adapters. 

    Functioning as a plug-and-play dongles, the interfaces have a driver-free design and automatic input detection, making it possible to use desk top, laptop and other types of computers to capture professional video and audio signals through a standard USB 3.0 interface. They support Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems and are compatible with most of the commonly used streaming, encoding, live production, collaboration, and video conferencing and lecture capture software. 


    These models all use Magewell's hardware-based video processing for deinterlacing, up/down conversion and image controls, so that the computer’s CPU is not involved and remains free for third-party software. Users have USB Capture Plus Utility software to control their processing settings and access detailed status information. Other improvements on Magewell’s earlier models include faster detection time, FPGA-based audio processing with asynchronous sample rate conversion for better USB audio handling, and more comprehensive visual indication of device and input signal status. 


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    Capture Format Setting

    Set the capture resolution, frame rate and color space. If the capture format is different with the input format, the FPGA in the capture device will automatically do up/down scaling, causing 0 CPU usage. This function is especially useful when scaling by software causes much CPU burden. 

    Audio Volume Control

    The Utility V3 can control the volume of the audio input (recording) and output (playback) of the USB capture (Plus) devices. The functions differ with models. If the system volume is changed, the parameter on the Utility V3 will also change accordingly. Users can click on the icon to quickly mute/unmute a playback/recording device.

    For full description, visit the full page; USB Capture Utility V3

    Utility V3 also provide functions such as cropping, deinterlacing, device name setting, aspect ratio conversion, timing adjustment, status image setting, etc.

    For detailed introduction of the settings and functions, please check the Utility V3 User Manual.
  • Supported OS
    • Windows 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 APIs
    • Windows
      • DirectShow
      • Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI
    • Linux
      • V4L2
      • ALSA
    • OS X/macOS
      • QuickTime
      • AV Foundation
    Supported Software
    • VLC
    • 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 Interfaces
    • DVI-I
      • DVI 1.0
      • HDMI 1.4a (via breakout cable)
      • VGA (via DVI-to-VGA convertor)
      • Component (via breakout cable)
    • 3.5mm audio jack
      • unbalanced Line In interface
    Output Interfaces
    • USB 3.0
      • compatible with USB 2.0
      • compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 1
    • 3.5mm audio jack
      • unbalanced Line Out interface
    Input Features
    • Auto scan of video input sources when there is no signal input to the currently selected input source
    • Manual selection of video input source
    • Auto selection of linked (embedded) audio input source when the video input source changes
    • Manual selection of audio input source
    • Support for input video resolutions up to 2048×2160
    VGA& Component Specific Features
    • 12-bitADC
    • Support for RGB & YCbCr (YUV) color formats
    • Support for ‘Seperated sync’, ‘Composite sync’, ‘Sync-on-green’ (SOG), ‘Sync-on-luminance’ (SOY)
    • Support for DMT, CEA, CVT, GTF video timings
    • Input signals up to 165MHz pixel rate are digitized with 1:1 sampling
    • Input signals over 165MHz pixel rate can be digitized with horizontal sub-sampling (resulting in some image quality loss – NOT recommended)
    • Auto detection of RGB & YCbCr color formats
    • Auto or manual sampling phase adjustment
    • Auto horizontal alignment
    • Support for customized video timings
    • Support for customized video resolutions for CVT/GTF timings
    HDMI Specific Features
    • 225MHz HDMIreceiver
    • Adaptive HDMI equalizer support for cables lengths up to 30M
    • Support for customized EDID
    • Support for extraction ofAVI/Audio/SPD/MS/VS/ACP/ISRC1/ISRC2/Gamut InfoFrames
    • Full colorimetry support
    • Support for 8/10/12-bit color depths
    • Support for RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling
    • Support for up to 8-channel IEC60958/IEC61937 audio streams
    • Support for extraction of audio formation information & channel status data
    • Support for extraction of video timing information
    • Support for extraction of 3D format information
    • Support for extraction of Sony/Canon DSLR time code
    • Support for Side-by-Side Half, Top-and-Bottom, Frame Packing 3D mode.
    Analog Audio Features
    • Extraction of stereo embedded HDMI audio for recording and output via 3.5mm stereo mini-jack Line Out
    • Capture of stereo analog audio from Line In (3.5 mm stereo mini-jack socket)
    Video Capture format
    • Support for capture resolutions up to 2048×1080 or 1920×1200
    • Support for output frame rates up to 60fps. (Actual output frame rate can be limited by the USB bandwidth)
    • Support for YUY2 4:2:2 8-bit
    • More capture formats can be set using the USB Capture Utility
    Video Processing Features
    • Video processing pipelines with 160 Mpixels/s 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 output 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 output 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
    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
    • The USB Capture SDK provide functions including signal status extraction, capture configuration, etc.
    Firmware Upgrade
    • Multiple devices in one system can be upgraded simultaneously
    LED Indicator
    • Status LEDs indicate the working state of each channel: idle, input signal locked, memory failed or FPGA configuration failed.
    Form Factor
    • 101.5mm (L) x 56.8mm (W) x 17mm (H)
    Power Consumption
    • 5V max current: 600mA
    • max power consumption:~3W
    Working Environment
    • Operating temperature: 0 to 50 deg C
    • Storage temperature: –20 to 70 deg C
    • Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing

    We are continuously developing the technology used within our product ranges delivering outstanding innovative solutions, therefore the specification may change from time to time.

  • Listed below are all the items included when you order the USB Capture DVI Plus video capture card.



    Video Capture Card

     USB 3.0 Cables


  • Here you can download our Datasheets, Manuals, Application and Drivers.



    USB Capture DVI Plus Datasheett


    USB Capture Utility

     utility.JPG Firmware for USB Capture (Plus) Family



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