NANJING, CHINA & READING, PENN. - Chinese-based developer Magewell Electronic Corp. and its North and South American distribution partner, Mobile Video Devices, have announced the release of four new products – the Gen2 PCIe Capture Cards, the XI100DME-MINI PCIe capture card, a redesigned version of the USB3.0 HDMI and HD/SDI dongles and a driver-free version of the USB 3.0 Pro capture box.
Magewell’s entire PCIe capture card line is upgrading to Gen2, which includes a new SDK, universal Windows and open source Linux drivers. The Gen2 PCIe cards will begin shipping in April, with single channel cards due in mid-April, dual channel cards at the end of the month and quad channel cards set for the beginning of May. Gen1 PCIe cards will no longer be shipped.
One of the Gen2 cards is the XI100DME-MINI, a single-channel HDMI PCIe capture card that uses SG-DMA data transmission to capture video data at rates as high as 200-205 MB/S and captures it directly to user-selected storage areas. The XI100DME-MINI is compatible with Windows and Linux systems, has an on-board FPGA, directly processes YUV and can capture 1920x1200@60.
The USB 3.0 HDMI and HD/SDI dongles have a new design that a standard USB 3.0 output connector replacing the mini USB 3.0 connector, allowing the use of a standard USB 3.0 cable. Magewell also has changed the products appearance, now offering it in a silver aluminum case.
Lastly, the USB 3.0 Pro capture box is now available as a driver-free universal device that works with Windows, Linux and Mac systems. The USB 3.0 Pro (XI100XUSB-PRO) is a single channel “all-in-one” USB capture device that supports HD/SDI, HDMI, DVI, VGA, YPbPr, S-Video, and CVBS. Both the driver and driver-free version of USB 3.0 Pro will be offered, with upgrades to driver-free versions offered.
All four products will be on display at the upcoming 2015 NAB Show, which runs from April 11-16 in las Vegas.
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