PTZOptics Producer+ Upgrade External PCIe Box

PTZOptics Producer+ Upgrade External PCIe Box




PTZOptics Producer+ Upgrade External PCIe Box


The PTZOptics Producer+ Upgrade External PCIe Box comes pre-installed with a Magewell Pro Capture Quad SDI Card (4-Channel). The box features a Thunderbolt 3 interface with two USB Type-C ports and a dedicated DisplayPort for a second monitor.

The Pro Capture Quad SDI Card from Magewell is a normal-profile PCIe Gen2 x4 card that allows for capturing four channels of SDI input. The card supports multiple color sampling modes, 10- and 12-bit color depths, up to eight audio channels at 48 kHz, and output resolutions up to 2048 x 2048 with frame rates up to 120 fps. The card is also capable of numerous video processing features including cropping, scaling, deinterleaving, aspect ratio conversion, color format conversion, video frame rate conversion, and video OSD composition.

The Pro Capture Quad SDI Card supports multiple cards per system and unlimited output streams with independently adjustable parameters per stream. Additional features include ultra-low latency, timestamp and A/V synchronization, and LED status indicators. The card supports Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems, multiple APIs for Windows and Linux, and provides Windows SDKs for easier integration.

Magewell Pro Capture Quad SDI Card

SDI Input

  • Integrated cable equalizer supports cable lengths up to 755′ for HD signals
  • Supports SD/HD/3Ga/3Gb/3Ga-DL/3Gb-DS standards
  • Supports 2K (2048 x 1080) mode
  • Supports RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling
  • Supports 10/12-bit color depth
  • Supports extraction of SMPTE 352 payload identifier
  • Supports up to eight audio channels at 48 kHz
  • Supports extraction of audio formation information and channel status data
  • Limited support for 3Gb-DS; only the first stream can be captured
  • Limited support for 3Gb-DL; 2K YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit 1080p 50/59.94/60 stream is captured as 1080i 50/59.94/60
  • Other modes fully supported
  • Limited support for the first link of dual-link interfaces
  • YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit 1080p 50/59.94/60 is captured as 1080i
  • YCbCr 4:4:4 10-bit is captured as 4:2:2
  • RGB 4:4:4 is captured as R/B sub-sampled

Video Processing

  • Two video processing pipelines with approximately 180MP/s processing bandwidth for each
  • Supports full 10-bit video processing
  • Video cropping and scaling
  • Video deinterlacing (wave, blend top and bottom field, top field-only, bottom field-only)
  • Aspect ratio conversion: Automatic or manual selection of input and output aspect ratios
  • Three aspect ratio conversion modes: ignore (anamorphic), cropping, or padding (letterbox or pillarbox)
  • Video color format conversion: Automatic and manual selection of input/output color formats, quantization ranges, and output saturation range
  • Supports RGB, YCbCr 601, YCbCr 709, YCbCr 2020 color formats
  • Limited or full quantization range
  • Limited, full, and extended gamut saturation range
  • Video frame rate conversion
  • Video OSD composition: PNG OSD image up to 2048 x 2048; dynamic loading of RGBA OSD image via SDK

Multiple Cards per System

  • Supports multiple cards plugged into one system
  • Onboard rotary switch to set card number, with 16 positions from 0 to F
  • System hardware device tree will display “01: Pro Capture AIO” 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)

Multiple Output Streams

  • Unlimited output streams for any one input channel
  • Independent cropping, aspect ratio, color format, resolution, frame rate, deinterlacing, and color adjustment settings for each individual stream

Ultra-Low Latency Support

  • Latency of 64 video lines
  • Partial notification mode in SDK

Timestamp and AV Synchronization

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

Video Output SG-DMA

  • Supports auto-detection of Intel tiled GPU surface
  • Supports DirectGMA for AMD video adapter chipsets
  • Supports GPUDirect for NVIDIA video adapter chipsets
  • 400 MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in a PCIe 2.0 system
  • 200 MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in a PCIe 1.0 system


  • Pro Capture SDK for DirectShow for easy integration (Windows)
  • Pro Capture SDK for DirectKS for maximum flexibility and performance (Windows)

Windows Driver Tweaks

  • All options can be controlled by three levels of registry key: global level, product level, and device level
  • Video, audio, and 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 not in use
  • Supports Safe upgrade. If power-off or system breakdown occurs when the firmware is being upgraded, it will automatically restore to the initial version (only available for firmware version 1.21 and above)

AkiTio Thunder3 PCIe Expansion Box

  • Thunderbolt 3 for lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 40 Gb/s
  • Dedicated DisplayPort for additional monitor to expand the workspace
  • Second Thunderbolt port supports Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and DisplayPort devices
  • One PCIe (x16) slot supporting half-length, full-height, double-width cards
  • Four-lane PCI Express 3.0 compliant interface
  • Removable back panel for double-width cards
  • Daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices
  • Durable and rugged aluminum casing
  • No tools required for installation
UPC: 065030868440
Capture Card
Input Interface 4 x BNC (3G/HD/SD-SDI)
Output Interface PCIe Gen2 x4
Supported OS Windows 7/8/8.1/10/2008/2008 R2/2012 (x86 & x64)
Linux (based on V4L2, supports x86, x64 & arm architecture)
Mac OS X
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
Video Output Format Image resolutions up to 2048 × 2048
Frame rates up to 120 fps (actual output frame rate can be limited by PCIe bandwidth, and at higher image resolutions; above 1280 × 1024)

4:2:0 8-bit output formats; NV12, I420, YV12
4:2:2 8-bit output formats; YUY2, YUYV, UYVY
4:4:4 8-bit output formats; V308, IYU2, V408, BGR24, BGR32
4:4:4 10-bit output formats: V410, Y410
More output formats are supported via Pro Capture SDK for DirectKS

Video Output SG-DMA 400 MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in a PCIe 2.0 system
200 MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in a PCIe 1.0 system
LED Indicator Per Channel: idle, input signal locked, memory failed, or FPGA configuration failed
Power Consumption Maximum Current at 12 V: 0.6 A
Maximum Current at 3.3 V: 2.4 A
Maximum Power Consumption: 14.3 W
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 158°F / -20 to 70°C
Relative Humidity 5 to 90%, non-condensing
Form Factor Normal profile PCIe x1 add-on card
4.4 x 4.1″ / 112.2 x 102.9 mm, without PCI bracket
Certifications CE, FCC, VCCI, Thunderbolt technology
Case Material High-quality aluminum with metal chassis
Application 1 x PCIe card
Supports half-length, full-height, and double-width cards
PCIe (x16) slot provides a maximum of 25 W

Note: Not designed for graphics cards

Interface/Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
1 x DisplayPort 1.1
1 x Internal PCIe (x16) slot with 4-lane PCI Express 3.0 interface
Data Transfer Thunderbolt 3 up to 40 Gb/s
DisplayPort 1.1a (4K at 60 Hz)
System Requirements (PC) Windows 7 and later computer with Thunderbolt 3 port
Temperature & Humidity Operating Temperature: 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature: -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Relative Humidity: 5 to 95%, non-condensing
Power External power adapter (UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved)
Input: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Output: 12 VDC, 6 A
Fan Noise Level 23 dBA
Dimensions 9.17 x 5.87 x 2.99″ / 23.3 x 14.9 x 7.6 cm
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight 7.28 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 11.4 x 5.9″


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