Dual-channel ultra HD cards support two simultaneous 4K sources at 60fps

October 11, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Supporting the accelerating adoption of 4K video in professional production and A/V workflows, Magewell has released two dual-channel 4K models in its Pro Capture family of PCI Express capture hardware. The cards enable the capture of two channels of Ultra HD video with embedded audio on each single card. 

Unlike competing multi-channel offerings that limit 4K capture frame rates to just 30 frames per second, the new dual-channel Pro Capture 4K cards support video resolutions up to 4096x2160 at full 60fps over high-speed PCIe 3.0 x4 bus interfaces. The Pro Capture Dual HDMI 4K Plus features HDMI 2.0 inputs, while the Pro Capture Dual SDI 4K Plusflexibly supports single-link 12G-SDI, dual-link 6G-SDI or quad-link 3G-SDI connectivity. Both inputs can be used simultaneously with independent resolutions, frame rates and processing settings. Each source channel can also be routed to multiple software applications in parallel, again with varying capture parameters for each program.

Like all Magewell Pro Capture cards, the new models perform functions such as high-quality up/down/cross-conversion, image adjustments and graphic overlay in an on-board FPGA with zero impact on the host system CPU. Multiple 4K Pro Capture cards can be used simultaneously in the same system, further increasing multi-channel capture density. A comprehensive SDK enables third-party developers to directly leverage the cards' advanced feature set in their own custom solutions.

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