Magewell Capture Devices

Magewell capture devices are used to ingest video via HDMI, HD-SDI and analog sources and use them in computers such as Mac’s, PC’s and Linux devices. Some of the most popular capture devices are “Frame Grabbers” which simply connected via USB 3.0 on one end and HDMI or HD-SDI on the other. Other integration options include PCIe cards which can be installed directly into dedicated computers to ingest video natively. On this webpage we will include that latest integration testing and compatibility video for PTZOptics cameras and Magewell Capture Devices.


In VLOG#044, Paul Richards conducts a complete review of the Magewell Capture Card and PCIe Card line for broadcast and live streaming. The products included in this review are available below (each video includes it’s own opening of the box video). Magewell is a professional capture device manufacture who has been around since 2011. Magewell products are shipped from and supported by MVD (Mobile Video Devices) from Reading, Pennsylvania.

DISCLAIMER: Magewell has sent these products to PTZOptics for compatibility testing. We have NOT been paid to make these review videos. The products have been given to PTZOptics for compatibility testing. The results from this testing will be published on our Knowledge Base at http://help.ptzoptics.com

Frame Grabbers


In this video, Paul Richards reviews the top Magewell capture devices and this video is the opening of the box for the Magewell HDMI to USB Frame Grabber. We review all the Magewell HDMI to USB Frame Grabber specifications and include a detailed look at what comes in the box. This frame grabber is used a lot for cloud based video conferencing software allowing users to bring in video sources from digital HDMI devices.

In this video, Paul Richards reviews the top Magewell capture devices and this video is the opening of the box for the Magewell HD-SDI to USB Frame Grabber. We review all the Magewell HD-SDI to USB Frame Grabber specifications and include a detailed look at what comes in the box. This frame grabber / video capture dongle is popular for single camera solutions where the user is running a HD-SDI cable to camera and they require the input to converted to USB at the computer end.

PCIe Capture Cards


Paul Richards reviews the top Magewell capture devices and this video is the opening of the box for the Magewell AIO (All in One) PCIe Card. We review the Magewell AIO (All in One) PCIe Card specifications and include a detailed look at what comes in the box. The AIO (All in One) PCIe card from Magewell is extremely diverse allowing users to choose from HD-SDI, HDMI / DVI and analog sources. The flexibility of the AIO makes it an ideal choice for video production systems.

In this video, Paul Richards reviews the top Magewell capture devices and this video is the opening of the box for the Magewell Pro Capture HDMI PCIe Card. We review the Magewell Pro Capture HDMI PCIe Card specifications and include a detailed look at what comes in the box. The Pro Capture HDMI PCIe card is super affordable at just $299, but it also allows users the flexibility to support both HDMI and Analog sources.

In this video , Paul Richards reviews the top Magewell capture devices and this video is the opening of the box for the Magewell Dual HDMI PCIe Card. We review all the Magewell Dual HDMI PCIe Card specifications and include a detailed look at what comes in the box. The dual capture card from Magewell is ideal because it supports resolution up to 2K @ 120fps for multiple HDMI inputs.

In this video, Paul Richards reviews the top Magewell capture devices and this video is the opening of the box for the Magewell Quad HDMI PCIe Card Review. We review the Magewell Quad HDMI PCIe Card Review specifications and include a detailed look at what comes in the box. This quad HD-SDI PCIe costs only $899 and supports 2K video resolutions up to 120 fps.