Magewell USB Capture HDMI Plus

  • Magewell USB Capture HDMI Plus
  • Magewell USB Capture HDMI Plus
  • Magewell USB Capture HDMI Plus
  • Magewell USB Capture HDMI Plus

Magewell USB Capture HDMI Plus


The Magewell USB Capture HDMI Plus is a compact HDMI video/audio capture device with a number of extra helpful features. It allows you to ingest an HDMI video stream from a video camera to a computer via USB 3.0 connection. Use a broadcast software such as OBS to record or even add overlay images.  You can even stream live with very low latency. This device can even be configured to left-right mirror the incoming video stream.

Read our review of various capture devices and see why this was by far our favorite.

Loop-through HDMI port for local monitoring. Loop-through port is unaffected by device settings for downscaling, mirroring, etc.

The USB Capture HDMI Plus is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. It works plug-and-play without additional drivers and can be operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Magewell configuration utility only needs to be run once to activate mirroring function, that setting is saved to the device even if moved to a different computer. 

HDMI Features

  • Accepts up to 4096 x 2160 4:4:4/4:2:2 input at 30 fps or 4:2:0 at 60 fps input signals (4k input signals are automatically downscaled to the maximum record/stream resolution of 1080p)
  • 1080p240 capability 

Analog Audio Features

  • Extraction of stereo embedded HDMI audio for recording and output via 3.5mm stereo jack
  • Capture of analog audio via 3.5mm microphone interface
  • Integrate the functions of a USB audio card
  • Playback audio via 3.5mm headphones interface
  • Support for recording the playback audio of the computer

Video Processing Features

  • Video processing pipelines with 160 megapixels processing bandwidth
  • Video cropping
  • Video scaling
  • Video frame rate conversion
  • Vertical flip and mirror (effect only seen in capture, not HDMI loop port)