• One-channel 2K capture device
• Capture HDMI + embedded audio
• Loop-through HDMI signal
• Audio input via mic
• Extract HDMI embedded audio output via headphones
• Support 4Kp60 4:2:0 input. Capture from the newest game consoles such as PS5, PS4 Pro and XBOX One S. Automatically down scale to 2K for recording or streaming.
Capture and Stream in 2K
The Magewell USB Capture HDMI Plus dongle is capable of bringing 4K HDMI video and audio inputs to any computer or laptop through USB 3.0. This capture dongle accepts HD or 4K (4096x2160) video signals and downsizes it automatically to 2048x2160 for recording or streaming. The USB Capture Plus family offers users more power with added features including output for video capture and monitoring, and signal loop-through. Moreover, discrete analog audio is supported on all USB plus devices. Our Capture dongles offer true plug-and-play operation and feature driver-free installation. In addition, they are instantly recognized by many streaming software and run on any Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome system.
Video Input & loop-through resolution:
Support for video input and loop-through resolution up to 4096x2160, frame rates up to 120fps.
Support for Audio input up to 8-channel 24-bit HDMI-embedded audio at 192kHz, and 2-channel IEC60958 audio streams via 3.5mm microphone interface.
Video Capture Format:
Processing output up to 2048x2160 - 8-bit video processing (up- or down-covert parameters).
Output audio of HDMI signal or hosting machine (the computer) via 3.5 mm headphone jack. Up to 2-channel IEC60958 audio streams.
Ultra Low Latency, High Frame Rate Capture
The Magewell USB Capture HDMI Plus offers low-latency and high frame rate capture at 120fps to ensure smooth and professional video production. The Loop-through feature enables users to stream and record video with minimal delay. For optimal low-latency performance, it is very important that users select the right software and hardware during the entire capturing process.
The Magewell USB Capture HDMI Plus is used across many different industries and serves each in its own way. Its versatility and compatibility with a wide variety of software makes the dongle suitable for streaming, web conferencing, lecture capture, live production, medical imaging and more.
Web Conferencing & Lecture Capture
Compatible with Zoom Rooms, Microsoft Teams Rooms, Skype for Business, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, VLC, OBS Studio, XSplit, etc.
Low-Latency Capture and Streaming
The Magewell USB Capture HDMI Plus supports low-latency and high frame Rate Capture.
Remote telemedicine with incorporated live video streaming can be facilitated and improves remote surgical education signficantly.
FPGA-based Video Processing
Magewell has implemented FPGA-based video processing into all USB capture Plus devices for high-quality up/down conversion and image adjustments. The dongles do not require additional power sources and have a zero-CPU-usage to maximize CPU availability for third-party software.
Advanced settings - USB Capture Utility
The Magewell USB Capture Utility enables users to set their own desired capture-related parameters such as, capture resolution, color space, frame rate (and much more).
Windows 7/8/8.1/10/Server 2008/Server 2008 R2/Server 2012/Server 2016 (x86 & x64)
Linux (support x86, x64 & ARM architecture)
Ubuntu 12.04/14.04/16.04/17.04/17.10/18.04 (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 and above
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 17.04/17.10/18.04 (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 10.12/10.13.2/10.13.3/10.14.3/10.15
Mircosoft Teams GoToMeeting Gstreamer
Any other DirectShow/V4L2/AVCaptureSession based encoding or streaming software
3.5mm audio jack
compatible with USB 2.0
compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 1
3.5mm audio jack
Support for input video resolutions up to 4096x2160
HDMI Specific Features
297MHz HDMI receiver
Adaptive HDMI equalizer support for cables lengths up to 30M
Support for customized EDID
Support for extraction of AVI/Audio/SPD/MS/VS/ACP/ISRC1/ISRC2/Gamut InfoFrames
Full colorimetry support
Support for up to 4096x2160 4:4:4/4:2:2 30fps or 4096x2160 4:2:0 60fps input signals
For 4:2:0 input signals, the horizontal and vertical resolution will be reduced to 1/2 for capturing
For 4:4:4/4:2:2 input signal at more than 170MHz, the horizontal resolution will be reduced to 1/2 for capturing Support for 2 channel IEC60958 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 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 headphones interface Capture of analog audio via 3.5 mm microphone interface
Integrate the functions of a USB audio card. Playback audio via 3.5 mm headphones interface. Support for recording the playback audio of the computer.
Video Capture format
Support for capture resolutions up to 2048x2160
Support for capture frame rates up to 120fps (Actual capture frame rate can be limited by the USB bandwidth and internal working frequency. Typical capture frame rates on the Intel USB3.0 controller are as follows.)
1920x1080 YUY2 (up to 70fps)
1920x1080 RGB24 (up to 60fps) Support for YUY2 & UYVY 4:2:2 8-bit Support for RGB24 & RGB32 4:4:4 8-bit
The default capture format is YUY2. More capture formats can be set using USB Capture Utility.
Video Processing Features
Video processing pipelines with 160 Mpixels/s processing bandwidth Video cropping
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
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
The USB Capture SDK provide functions including signal status extraction, capture configuration and real-time audio & video capture, etc.
Multiple devices in one system can be upgraded simultaneously
Status LEDs indicate the working state of each channel:
Pulsing slowly: input signal unlocked
On: input signal locked
Double blinks: memory failed or FPGA configuration failed
Off: firmware corrupted
98.1mm (L) x 56.8mm (W) x 17mm (H)
USB 3.0 cable
5V max current: 900mA
Max power consumption: ~ 4.5 W
Operating temperature: 0 to 50 deg C
Storage temperature: -20 to 70 deg C
Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing