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Reddit mentions of Magewell USB Capture HDMI Gen2 - USB 3.0 HD Video Capture Dongle Model 32060 (Replaces XI100DUSB HDMI)

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u/Melphor · 7 pointsr/XWingTMG

Streaming is really fun, but it can get complex relatively quickly depending on what you want to do. Once you overcome the hurdle of getting everything set up, it's a lot easier.


Step 1: Establish Scope

The first thing you need to do is establish the scope of what you want to accomplish. Do you simply want to stream the game from a fixed position camera and that be it? Or do you want to include additional elements to the stream? If you are relatively new to videography, it can be easier to simply start small and do a basic stream. For my recommendations, I will assume that you simply want to get a stream up and running, and after that we can talk about what you can do to make the stream more appealing.


Step 2: Setup Your Streaming Account

Your 2 options are YouTube Gaming or Twitch. While I am sure that there are other options out there, these are the best for what you are trying to accomplish, and I can personally vouch for both platforms. YouTube Gaming is nice because if you have a gmail account, you already have a YouTube account. Twitch is arguably more popular though, and it has the option of directly exporting to YouTube. Both are incredibly easy to setup and work with though. I have used Twitch in my personal life, and I have used YouTube with work. Both are fine, it's just your preference.


Step 3: Download your Broadcast Software

Open Broadcast Software

Again, there are other options here in this category, but OBS is free, easy, and designed to be used with both YouTube and Twitch.


Step 4: Test Your Equipment

You will need to plug up your camera, log in to your streaming platform, open your broadcast software, and run a test stream. Doing an effective stream is more than just plugging a camera into a computer and leaving it at that. Depending on the scope of what you want to do, you are probably going to have to purchase some hardware.

Depending on the type of camera you have, you may be able to simply plug it into your computer, turn it on webcam mode (if it has that feature) and start your stream. Not every camera is this straight forward though, and you will need to do some research on what your camera can and can't do. Some cameras will let you connect to a computer and stream directly to that computer. Note that streaming to a computer is different than streaming online. Some cameras only treat a computer as an external hard drive and require some sort of capture device to stream to the machine. We purchased a Magewell USB to HDMI capture device at work and it works very well. It's expensive, but good. You just need to research what your camera can and can't do.


Step 5: Promote Your Channel

Now that you have set up your channel and tested your equipment to make sure it works, all you have to do is go to your store, stream the game, and get people to watch it. Ask your FLGS if they will give you a direct line to their router. If they will, bring a long ass ethernet cable; you don't really want to stream HD video wirelessly. Also, ask them what their upload speeds are. Obviously you need a connection to the internet, but some stores don't have a great upload speed. You don't want to get there and find out that your stream is garbage because the store only has 2mb up or something like that.

And that's generally it. Create your channel with either YouTube or Twitch, download your broadcast software, and make sure that your equipment works. After you have setup your stream you can start to add things like audio commentary, music, transitions, overlays, or even additional cameras.


Audio Commentary

To do this, you are going to need a sound mixing board and some microphones if you want to have more than 1 person talking. This is actually not as hard as you would think. There are some relatively inexpensive USB sound boards that you can plug a microphone into. This isn't explicitly necessary, but a good audio commentary separates the poor streams from the better streams. If you can't do this, at least consider some background music.



Find someone with good Photoshop skills and ask them to make you a 16:9 overlay for your stream. You will quickly find that streaming a game of X-Wing is hard to see if you are the viewer, and a good overlay communicates so much information to the viewer. Trinity Squad Gaming have my favorite. Team Covenant are also really good. Most streamers either ignore the overlay completely, or they have a crappy one. Don't be one of those streamers! There are plenty of really good artists on this sub-reddit. Hell, I will make you one if you want. Just let me know.


Final Thoughts

There is a lot more here that could be discussed. There are other guys here who have expressed interest in helping you get started. Feel free to reach out to any of us.

u/GloriousEggroll · 6 pointsr/linux_gaming

Magewell-XI100DUSB-HDMI USB 3.0


^^ this thing is pricey, but excellent. Been using mine for 3 years now. I run hdmi from my gpu to a splitter's hdmi-in, then hdmi-out 1 from the splitter goes to this, hdmi-out 2 from the splitter goes to my monitor. turn vsync on on the gpu and you wont get tearing.

A few of my youtube videos utilizing it:

if you use a cam, you will want to create udev rules for the cam and the magewell for specific names as they are both detected as v4l2 video devices in OBS, and they also tend to fight over bandwidth until you do this, which can lead to one or the other not loading properly.


My rules setup for my magewell and logitech c920:

sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/83-webcam.rules


KERNEL=="video[0-9]", SUBSYSTEM=="video4linux", SUBSYSTEMS="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="2935", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0001", SYMLINK+="magewell"
", SUBSYSTEM=="video4linux", SUBSYSTEMS="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="046d", ATTRS{idProduct}=="082d", SYMLINK+="c920"

you'll want to replace the vendor and product ids defined for each above with the ones for your devices. in case yours are different for whatever reason, you can find the vendor and product ids with:

udevadm info -a -p $(udevadm info -q path -n /dev/video2

replace video2 with whichever video device (usually defaults to video0/video1/video2 etc)

after you do this the devices work without fail reliably every time.

u/edinc90 · 6 pointsr/Filmmakers

Magewell USB3 HDMI or USB3 SDI cards. You will need 3 of them, obviously, but they work with PCs and Macs with no drivers at all. They show up in the system as a USB webcam.

u/Sielle · 3 pointsr/SurfaceGaming

You would need an HDMI to USB capture device. Something like this;


Just buy a BT controller for the surface and load an emulator. Easier, and personally I'd say you're in the clear morally if you just stick to the games you own.

u/HybridCamRev · 3 pointsr/Filmmakers

/u/TheDopplerIsDown - next time you might want to ask this type of question over at /r/videography - /r/filmmakers is more for shooters who are producing (or want to produce) narratives or docs.

That said, for indie news with a $1500 budget, I recommend a 4K professional camcorder such as the [$1275 JVC GY-HM170 with a factory warranty from authorized JVC reseller G&G Technologies] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00W0SFQ86/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&f_new=true&linkCode=ll2&tag=battleforthew-20) plus a [$254.15 used Magewell XI100DUSB live streaming HDMI to USB dongle from Amazon Warehouse Deals] (https://www.amazon.com/Magewell-XI100DUSB-Video-Capture-Dongle/dp/B00I16VQOY/ref=sr_1_1?m=A2L77EE7U53NWQ&s=merchant&ie=UTF8&qid=1478867139?tag=battleforthew-20) [Referral Links].

The HM170 has a 12x power zoom, professional XLR mic inputs, a full sized HDMI out, dual card slots with unlimited recording time and will allow you to stream while you record (unlike the G7).

The Magewell will turn the HDMI out from your camcorder into a 1080/60p live stream. A nice review from Lon Siedman here:

  • [Magewell HDMI to USB 3.0 Video Capture Dongle Review - turns a camcorder into a webcam by Lon Siedman] (https://youtu.be/Qx2uldWz_K8)

    Here is the image quality you can expect from the HM170:


  • [A Fishing Story with Ronnie Green and Jen 4k by sam root] (https://vimeo.com/178128763) (2 camera show with a couple of color grading examples) (4k)

  • [JVC GY-HM170 (4K) by Ferenc Kereszturi] (https://youtu.be/dgKV1rwyoc4) (2160p)

    Indoors (Studio)

  • [JVC GY-HM170 Studio Test by Jeff Zimmerman] (https://youtu.be/_rt3UivHUko) (2160p)

    Indoors (Non-studio)

  • [JVC GY-HM170/JVC GY-HM200 - 2016 World of Wheels - Chicago by illdaddyrod] (https://youtu.be/fvm9UYQg8Bo) (1080p)

  • [4K basketball by JVC GY-HM170/GY-HM200 test video in typical dark gym - Pinewood Girls Basketball 2016, by Rich Altmaier] (https://youtu.be/IDmpxSKo_Pw) (shot in a dimly lit basketball gym at -21dB - 2160p)

    Slow Motion

  • [Paintball: 2016 January 31st practice @ Blitz Paintball Colorado
    Mile High Island] (https://youtu.be/BP95O4bn8os) (shot with JVC HM170 and DJI Osmo at 1080/120p)

  • [Ian Howes - Broome Tioga MX (KTM 250 XC) | JVC HM170 Test Footage by Adamgmx24] (https://youtu.be/Zb3gPnjLjbM)

    In my view, this is the best studio/field indie news camcorder you can buy for less than $1500.

    Hope this is helpful and good luck with your show!
u/Chinesium · 3 pointsr/techsupport

No. You'd need a HDMI capable capture card, such as this. I can't make a recommendation for any specific product however.

u/wildcarde815 · 3 pointsr/linux

Similarly to /u/ZeroShift I ordered a ViewHD, went with the 4k version because I didn't need audio separation, just something to remove hdcp for my magewell capture device.

u/dodgepong · 3 pointsr/Twitch

Define "isn't expensive".

The only HDMI capture card I recommend for use with OBS for Mac is the Magewell XI100DUSB-HDMI, and it's about $300. There is literally no other HDMI capture card I feel comfortable suggesting you use other than this one.

u/silentknight111 · 2 pointsr/wiiu
u/phloating_man · 2 pointsr/videography

This might also work for you...Magewell XI100DUSB-HDMI (~$300 USD) . it's more expensive but has usb 3.0 and claims to be driver free. Has pretty good reviews also.

u/Gaffers_Tape · 2 pointsr/videoproduction

The best you're going to do at $500 (but still see significantly improved picture quality) is probably a $200-ish consumer grade camera and the rest on a capture device. for HDMI to USB3, I've used this one many times and it works well:


But that doesn't leave much room to play for a camera and stay around $500. For consumer cameras I like the picture quality of the Canon Vixia line, but Sony, Panasonic, etc. have similar consumer cameras at similar prices. Here's one that fits the budget:


This one even has a mic jack, which is a nice plus.

You might be able to save even more on the capture device by getting something like one of the Blackmagic decklink capture cards, if you have a desktop to put it in. Still, you're only going to save $15-$25 or so.

If you can put your budget into the $1,500-$2,000 then you could move up to a true prosumer camera or even a professional camera if you buy used. A used Panasonic HMC-150 should be going for about $1-$1.5k on ebay. You'd really see a jump up to pro looking video at that point.

u/this_too_shall_parse · 2 pointsr/creativecoding

Yep, I've used one like this and it worked brilliantly. No drivers needed, full HD, hardly any lag. Only real downside is the price!

u/zunder1990 · 2 pointsr/lanparty

HDMI splitters and HDMI capture devices?


I have had good luck with https://www.amazon.com/Magewell-HDMI-Video-Capture-Dongle/dp/B00I16VQOY/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3RQPBD8L5NYNI&keywords=usb+hdmi+capture&qid=1556715213&s=gateway&sprefix=usb+hdmi+cap%2Caps%2C143&sr=8-5


The same company also makes this for caputreing 4 hdmi at the same time



There are some network hdmi capture devices but I have not used any so I cant say which are good examples.

u/SurfaceDockGuy · 2 pointsr/Surface

You can get an HDMI->USB adapter (not USB->HDMI) that captures video in real time and displays it on screen. But the ones with any sort of reasonable quality/performance are rather pricey:

real deal:

knockoff: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M64EAX6

budget: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I0QZMPE

Plus there is the HCDP stuff to deal with for movie content which is a big pain.

u/haploid-20 · 2 pointsr/videography

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u/jet_so · 1 pointr/VideoEditing

A good option would be to use OBS, a free program used to stream and record video from webcams and a built in software screen recorder, just have a webcam and a usb microphone plugged in the teachers computer so we can record both the class powerpoint presentation (if needed) and the board itself.

This solution is super cheap, some good webcams and usb microphones go for 60$ each, there is an option to get an adaptor like this one to use a DSLR as a webcam in OBS, uping the video quality.

This setup is my favorite because you only need to carry around your laptop, that you would be caring anyways and a small bag with the mic and webcam, its a very portable setup, hope this helps!

u/ProperAbility · 1 pointr/VIDEOENGINEERING

Ok from the beginning.


I am using a Panasonic GH5 Mirrorless Camera.


I am connecting this camera to a Magewell USB capture card HDMI Gen 2- USB 3.0 HD Video Capture Dongle Model 32060.


I am connecting the Magewell capture card into my Dell XPS (i7 2.8GHz 8GB Ram 238GB storage) laptop.


I am also planning on connecting the Samsung SSD to my computer.


My goal is to be able to record large files in 4k. So I want to record large files using OBS/ Wirecast.


Is this possible? How would I record onto my SSD using OBS/ Wirecast?


Thank you

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

The Inogeni available at B&H supports 4k.

The Magewell for $300 supports 1920x1200,60fps. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I16VQOY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

There's also this open source product currently in development but right now it's based on usb2.0 so it doesn't support high FPS, might change in the future. https://github.com/timvideos/HDMI2USB

Also there's some options on ali-express that are always intriguing..

u/electricprism · 1 pointr/linux_gaming

I bought a Magewell USB 3.0 one and it does really good.


IMO it's pricey but having good Linux Drivers is a top priority for me, and I wanted something I could use on my laptop and to be portable.

u/af99994 · 1 pointr/Twitch

Ah, it is sort of steep for someone just getting into streaming.

So https://www.amazon.com/Magewell-Capture-HDMI-Video-Card/dp/B019M5IB2C would be a good one to start with?

And how does the USB version compare (https://www.amazon.com/Magewell-HDMI-Video-Capture-Dongle/dp/B00I16VQOY)?

u/xBIGREDDx · 1 pointr/minines

If you've got $300 laying around you could pick up a USB HDMI capture card.

u/blackmonjd · 1 pointr/Twitch

Edit 1: Updated equipment.

Edit 2: Removed video link.

Edit 3: See comment from /u/N3rdC3ntral who politely corrected me.

So let me start out saying this: Please do not get discouraged by what I'm about to say. You should just start out using the built-in functionality of the PS4 since it's all free for you at this point. If you like it, then consider the rest of this comment.

Here's a list of stuff you'll need.

  1. A good computer with a good CPU and decent GPU
  2. Capture device. I use a Magewell USB HDMI capture device.
  3. HDMI splitter
  4. A good microphone. I would recommend a Blue Yeti.
  5. A mixer
  6. A 4-pole 3.5mm audio splitter
  7. A good sound card

    Why do you need all of this?

    Your laptop is probably going to struggle to keep up. Encoding video on the fly is very CPU/GPU intensive. Your laptop, if new, probably doesn't have a physical network port. I promise you will not want to use a WiFi connection to stream your game play. So if your PS4 is using WiFi, fix that first. Plug it in. If your laptop doesn't have an Ethernet port, you probably don't want to use it. External capture cards need USB 3.0. If your laptop doesn't have USB 3.0, then it probably won't work with a USB capture card.

    The next biggest hurdle you will have with PS4 is audio. If you only play solo, it's not bad. I play Destiny 2, and I founded the clan that my friends use now. We are usually 4-8 deep in chat, and unfortunately everyone uses PS4 party chat. That's where things get messy. It's a f**king nightmare, and I mean it. I have lost sleep trying to get good audio while streaming PS4. Consider the only way you have to run a mic into a PS4: the controller. Now with a streaming PC you have to figure out how to get a mic into your PS4 (assuming you play games with friends) and your stream rig at the same time.

    What I had to do was purchase a 4-pole 3.5mm splitter that plugs into my PS4 controller. This splits headphones and mic into separate channels. I run the headphone port into a mixer. Next, the Blue Yeti has a USB and 3.5mm port. The USB runs into the stream PC. The 3.5mm runs into the mic port of the splitter. I capture game audio via HDMI through the USB capture device, and mirror that out the headphone port of the PC. This runs back into the mixer. I hook my headphones up to the mixer. So now I have both PS4 chat and game audio in the mixer, which I can run to the headphones combined.

    Here's what I hope you take away from this. Start out streaming straight from the PS4. It's super easy. You press the share button then broadcast gameplay. Link your PS4 to your Twitch account. Boom. Bam. Done. You're live on Twich. People can see you playing, and you can open Twitch on your mobile or laptop to see chat and interact with people. If you have fun doing this, then over time decide how far you want to take it.

    Want an overlay like the twitch pros? Want people to see your webcam? You're going to need a lot more. Update: PS4 has built in support for webcam if you use the PS4 camera.

    If you're still reading at this point, the last thing I want to say is that people have been really helpful for me so far. There are a lot of resources out there. I plan making a video this weekend documenting my audio setup. I'll try to come back and post a link for you so you can see what all I had to rig up. And let me say this as well: audio doesn't have to be such a huge issue. It is for me only because I want my PS4 party chat in the stream. I think my friends are pretty funny. Also, without it sounds like I'm talking to invisible people.
u/meest · 1 pointr/techtheatre

2 Magewell capture dongles will. Although 2 is about all you want to push on a single 3.0 bus. I've seen 3 work on obs at a church though I believe one camera was only sending 720p.


They're well worth the 300 bucks. For example I use a Canon xa20 as my live feed going right into hangouts live or whatever it is for YouTube live at my work. I plug my audio mixer unto the xa20's inputs and I'm set.

If I want two cameras I just use OBS and two dongles on pc, along with a scarlet 2i2 for audio.

u/IAmARobot_Friend · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

If you don't have HDMI in, and have no other option, go with something like this to handle the input. OBS does the recording and so on, just select it as input when given the choice.

u/bobj33 · 1 pointr/hardware

10 years ago I worked on a camera chip and the A2D block was pretty small in comparison to the video encoding block.

There are already HDMI to USB3 video capture devices. I think this has an encoder and the ability to bypass the encoder and get the uncompressed data.


But all of this is for people producing their own content. The HDCP added into the data stream by any BluRay player or set top box will prevent it from recording. That is why I told you to google HD Fury.

u/JoshuaJSlone · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I'm definitely not an expert in this area, but doing a quick search it seems like most HDMI/USB adapters are meant to be used for the opposite reason--outputting video. Capture devices meant for displaying/recording from HDMI inputs seem incredibly more expensive.

u/perfectdreaming · 1 pointr/linux

This is the one Noah recommended for HDMI. It isn't cheap thou. It does claim Linux support right on the amazon page.


Edit: here is his review.


u/MRBifuteki · 1 pointr/Twitch

Here is the Magewell. It is a bit pricey, but in all honesty it works right from the packaging. No need to install drivers. It just works.

u/houndazs · 1 pointr/technology

There is no input for video on most all laptops. The only way it's possible is to buy something like this. Is it worth $300 USD, that's up to you. Instructions here

u/anonworkacct · 1 pointr/MiniPCs

Have you considered a usb capture device? E.g. http://www.amazon.com/Magewell-XI100DUSB-HDMI-Video-Capture-Dongle/dp/B00I16VQOY

In any case, 1080p video may be a tall order for a mini pc.

u/Theophilos · 1 pointr/chromeos

There are hardware boxes that will allow HDMI input and connect to your PC as a webcam. I've used an external webcam with ChromeOS, so it might be possible. Here's one with good reviews:


here's something cheaper with no reviews:


I suppose you could be the one to find out for us, but I would imagine that the latencies aren't great, so I wouldn't try using this for gaming.