HDMI Video Capture

Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:20 pm

I wanted to let everyone know about a great HDMI video capture solution I tested: the Magewell USB HDMI capture dongle (http://www.magewell.com/usb-capture-hdmi).

It works very nicely with Magic's VideoCapture module on both Mac and PC, and it's completely plug-and-play (no drivers are required). It supports up to 1080p resolution and 60fps. The lag is pretty reasonable -- only 1 or 2 frames. Note that a USB 3.0 port is required.

It will accept any HDMI source, so you can connect the output of other computers, or high-quality video cameras, etc.

There are also other versions of the dongle which support DVI and SDI inputs, and 4K resolution, but I haven't tested them.

If you have any questions, or if you have a different hardware solution you'd like to recommend, feel free to reply! And please note that I am not endorsed by or affiliated with Magewell in any way; the above represents my independent opinion only.
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Re: HDMI Video Capture

Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:00 am

I work with another VJane together on some parties now.
She is doing stuff with Resolume.
I found the idea nice to just intercept her HDMI signal and process the video on Magic.

I found the Maxwell to be quite expensive though, since I don't know yet if I will use it more than once a year, so I tried alternatives.

Here are my results:

Elgato Game Capture HD60 S
EUR 176,99
https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01DRW ... UTF8&psc=1
Not working out.
Captures video only through it's own software, didn't find a way to stream it into Magic.
Just saw a post here talking about ManyCam, if I find some time before sending it back I'll give it a try.

StarTech.com StarTech.com USB 3.0 HDMI Video Recorder
EUR 194,23
At least not working on Mac, because it is not supported. I misinterpreted the product description I guess.
https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00PC5 ... UTF8&psc=1

LinkStable HD Game Capture Card
EUR 135,99
Works perfectly fine with VideoCapture and VideoCaptureQT modules.
Since it was delivered too late I didn't try it live with the other VJane yep, but I can capture my other MacBook.
https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0756T ... UTF8&psc=1
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