Magewell® Flex I/O SDI 4i2o

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Magewell® Flex I/O SDI 4i2o

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4-channel 2K capture +2-channel 2K playback card
Part number: 11800
Simultaneously capture 4 channels of SD/HD/3G/2K SDI + embedded audio
Simultaneously playback 2 channels of SD/HD/3G/2K SDI + embedded audio

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Tech Specs

Tech Documents

Supported OS

Windows 7/8/8.1/10/2008/2008 R2/2012 (x86 & x64)
Linux (Based on V4L2, support x86,x64 & ARM)

Supported APIs

Windows

  • DirectShow
  • DirectKS
  • Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI

Linux

  • V4L2
  • ALSA

Supported Software

VLC
VirtualDub
OBS
xSplit
vMix
VidBlaster
Wirecast
Microsoft Media Encoder
Adobe Flash Media Encoder
Any other DirectShow/V4L2 encoding/streaming software

Input Interfaces

4x HD-BNC

  • SD/HD/3G SDI

Output Interfaces

PCIe Gen2 x4

Input Features

Integrated cable equalizer supporting cable lengths up to 230M for HD-SDI signals
Support for SD/HD/3Ga/3Gb/3Ga-DL/3Gb-DS standards
Support for 2K (2048×1080) mode
Support for RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling
Support for 3Gb-DL. Combine input channel 1&2 or 3&4 to one dual-link for input
Support for 10/12-bit color depth
Support for extraction of SMPTE 352 payload identifier
Support for up to 16 audio channels at 48KHz
Support for extraction of audio information and channel status
Support for extraction of timecode
Support for obtaining ANC data
Limited support of 3Gb-DS: only the first stream can be captured

Video Capture format

Support for video resolutions up to 2048×1080
Support capture format 4:2:0 8-bit: NV12, I420, YV12
Support capture format 4:2:2 8-bit: YUY2, YUYV, UYVY
Support capture format 4:4:4 8-bit: V308, IYU2, V408, BGR24, BGR32
Support capture format 4:4:4 10-bit: V410, Y410
More capture format can be set using Flex I/O SDK (based on DirectKS)

Video Capture Processing Features

Two video processing pipelines with 180 Mpixels/s processing bandwidth
Fully capable of processing at 10 bit
Video cropping
Video scaling
Video de-interlacing

  • Weave
  • 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 output 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 output 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

Video OSD composition

  • Support for PNG OSD image (up to 2048×2160)
  • Support for dynamic loading of RGBA OSD image via SDK

Deliver multiple Streams of captured video

For any one input channel, deliver multiple streams to the computer
Independent cropping, aspect ratio, color format, resolution, frame rate, de-interlacing, color adjustment and OSD settings for each individual stream

Video capture SG-DMA

~400MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 2.0 system
~200MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 1.0 system
Support for auto detection of Intel tiled GPU surface
Support for DirectGMA byAMD GPU
Support for GPUDirect by Nvidia GPU

Video Playback Features

Integrated cable driver supporting cable lengths up to 230M for HD-SDI signals
Support for SD/HD/3Ga/3Gb/3Ga-DL/3Gb-DS standards
Support for 2K (2048×1080) mode
Support for RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling
Support for 3Gb-DL. Combine two output channels to one dual-link for output
Support for 10/12-bit color depth
Support for up to 16 audio channels at 48KHz
Support for timecode output
Support for custom ANC data output

Video Playback Format

Support for video resolutions up to 2048×1080
Support for output format 4:2:0 8-bit : NV12,I420
Support for output format4:2:2 8-bit : YUY2, UYVY
Support for output format4:4:4 8-bit : V308, IYU2, V408, BGR24, BGR32
Support for output format 4:4:4 10-bit : V410, Y410

Video Capture Processing Features

Video processing pipelines with 180 Mpixels/s processing bandwidth
Fully capable of processing at 10-bit
Video scaling

Video aspect ratio conversion

  • Auto or manual selection of input aspect ratio
  • Auto or manual selection of output 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 output 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 convert & output or directly output

Video Output SG-DMA

~400MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 2.0 system
~200MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 1.0 system
Support for auto detection of Intel tiled GPU surface
Support for DirectGMA for AMD video adapter chipsets
Support for GPUDirect for Nvidia video adapter chipsets

Multiple devices on one computer

Support for multiple cards plugged to one system
On-board rotary switch to set card number, with 16 positions from 0 to F
System hardware device tree will display “01: Flex I/O 4i2o” when rotary switch is set to 1, and so on
The video and audio device names displayed in your software will include the card number (set by the rotary switch)

Ultra Low Latency Support

Latency of 64 video lines
Partial notification mode in SDK

Timestamp & A/V Synchronization

Hardware based 100ns high resolution clock
Audio frames (192 audio samples) & video frames are stamped with hardware clock
Hardware clock can be synchronized across cards (via SDK)

SDK

Flex I/O SDK for DirectShow provides the developer a quick way to integrate the extended features of the cards (Windows)
Flex I/O SDK for DirectKS provides the developer the most flexibility and highest performance(Windows)

Windows Driver Tweaks

All options can be controled by three levels of registry key: global level, product level and device level
Video,Audio, Crossbar filter names can be customized via registry keys

Firmware Upgrade

Multiple cards in one system can be upgraded simultaneously
Cards can be upgraded without a system power shutdown when it is not in use
Safe upgrade. If power off or system break down occur when the firmware is being upgraded, it will automatically restore to the initial version. This function is only available for firmware version 1.21 and above.

LED Indicator

Status LEDs indicate the working state of each channel: idle, input signal locked, memory failed or FPGA configuration failed.

Form Factor

Normal profile PCIe x4 Add-on Card
140mm x 91mm (without PCI bracket)

Power Consumption

12V max current: TBD
3.3V max current: TBD
Max power consumption:TBD

Working Environment

Operating temperature: 0 to 40 deg C
Storage temperature: –20 to 70 deg C
Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing