Thursday, December 4, 2014

Magewell XI100DME-HDMI Mini PCIe Video Capture Card

Small yet Powerful
Capture 1 channel of HDMI input, Mini PCIe input
New video processing pipeline, Various functions

1. Features

First Product of Mini PCIe Series
XI100DME-HDMI uses Mini PCIe interface. Being small in size, it can be mounted in Mini PCIe slot. In addition to common computers, it can be installed on IPC (Industrial Personal Computer).A new video transmission engine has been used for XI100DME-HDMI, so that the actual data transmission rate is as high as 200-205 MB/S.

Support High Resolution and Frame Rate
XI100DME-HDMI has a RAM on the capture card, which enables framebuffer and capturing at 60 Hz. Whatever the captured color space is, the highest resolution the output supports is 1920×1080, bringing you the high-quality video viewing experience.

High-efficiency SG-DMA Data Transmission
The data transmission method, SG-DMA is adopted, so XI100DME-HDMI can directly transfer the captured video data to the storage area the user appointed without involvement of CPU, which can greatly reduce CPU usage.

Professional Video Processing
With FPGA on the board, XI100DME-HDMI has powerful image control ability. The following work are fully done by FPGA causing zero CPU usage, including scaling or clipping the high-quality input, or converting its color space, automatically detecting the interlaced video source and de-interlacing it.

Endless pursuit of clarity
Teeth may appear in image in fast motion in interlaced videos. XI100DME-HDMI automatically selects the suitable deinterlacing method, which is either line filtering or single field deinterlacing, so that sharpness and clarity of the image are improved.

Accurate Image Color
XI100DME-HDMI uses a new video processing pipeline which is able to process videos with color space being both RGB and YUV. Depending on the setting of the input and output, it minimizes the conversion between RGB to avoid color loss in YUV videos as much as possible. Currently, the new pipeline can process four different color spaces including YUV601, YUV709, Studio RGB and Computer RGB.

Multiple Types of Output
XI100XUSB-PRO(PnP) supports the following output settings:
YUY24:2:2 packed format,16 bits/pixel
NV124:2:0 planar format, 12 bits/pixel, suitable for GPU encoders
I4204:2:0 planar format, 12 bits/pixel, suitable for software encoders
RGB244:4:4 format, 24 bits/pixel
RGB32: 4:4:4 format, 32 bits/pixel

Compatibility with more software and systems
It adopts standard development interface and is based on audio and video capture interface of DirectShow Filter. Its compatible with more software, like Windows Media Encoder, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Real Producer Plus, VideoLAN for Windows.
XI100DME-HDMI can run stably on Windows and Linux. The open source Linux drive is provided, so you can do integration according to your actual need.

XI100DME-HDMI video capture card: 1 PCS
1 SHD to HDMI breakout cable

3.Tech Specs
Host Interface
Mini PCI- Express x1, about 200MB/s trasnmission bandwidth
Input Interface
1 SHD interface (convert to HDMI through breakout cable)
HDMI Input
1 1080p/60Hz HD HDMI signals
HDMI Audio Input
1 LPCM audio signals
HDMI Input Format
It meets HDMI 1.4a standard and supports 1080p/60Hz 8-bit, (RGB, YUV)
Output Formats
40×30-3840×2160, frame rate: 1-100 fps
Video Sampling Rate
HDMI: 165MHz
Color Space
YUYV, UYVY, NV12, I420, YV12, RGB24, RGB32
Video Processing
Color Space Switch
Hardware Color Switch
Vertical filter de-interlacing; motion-adaptive de-interlacing
Image Scale
Hardware scale
Image Mirror
Horizontal; vertical
Image Clip
Image Adjustment
Image adjustment including brightness, contrast, hue, saturation
OS Support
Support the following operating systerms, including x86 and x64:
Windows XP Professional
Windows Server2003
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8
Software Compatibility
Windows Media Encoder (Windows)
Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder (Windows, OS X)
Real Producer Plus (Windows)
VLC (Windows, OS X, Linux)
QuickTime Broadcaster (OS X)
QuickTime Player (OS X)
Wirecast (Windows, OS X)
Compatible development interface
DirectShow (Windows), DirectSound (Windows),V4L2 (Linux), ALSA (Linux)
Onboard Memory
64MB DDR2, working rate is 333 Mhz, bit width is 16 bits
Firmware can be upgraded.
power consumption
<= 2.5W
Working temperature range
0-50 degree centigrade
Storage temperature range
-20-70 degree centigrade
Storage humidity range