Magewell Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2


Magewell Part Number: 11590 Single channel 4Kp60 capture card

  • Captures one-channel HDMI + embedded audio
  • High throughout for capture and supports higher frame rates
  • M.2 2280 standard size for small or portable systems


Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2: The Ultimate Single Channel 4K Capture Card


Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2 The Ultimate Single Channel 4K Capture Card

The demand for high-quality video capture, streaming, and encoding has been on the rise, especially with the increasing popularity of online platforms and content creation. To meet this demand, Magewell offers the Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2, a cutting-edge single channel 4K capture card that delivers exceptional performance and versatility. In this article, we will explore the features, specifications, and benefits of the Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2, as well as its applications in various industries.


The Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2 is designed to capture one-channel HDMI video with embedded audio. It offers high throughput for capture and supports higher frame rates, making it ideal for applications that require smooth and high-quality video streaming. The card is built with the M.2 2280 standard size, allowing it to be easily integrated into small or portable systems.


The Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2 features an HDMI input interface that supports resolutions up to 4096×2160 at 60fps. This allows for the capture of stunning 4K video with incredible detail and clarity. The card connects to the host system through an M.2 2280 Type M interface, which utilizes PCIe Gen3 x4 for fast and reliable data transfer.

Video Engine

The video engine of the Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2 is equipped with advanced features that enhance the video capture experience. It automatically detects the input signal format, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of devices and sources. The card also supports color format conversion, allowing for seamless integration with different video workflows. Additionally, the video engine offers a low latency mode for real-time applications and SG-DMA transmission mode for efficient data transfer.


The Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2 is supported by Magewell’s comprehensive software suite, which includes Windows and Linux drivers and an SDK for easy integration into existing systems. The firmware of the card is upgradable, ensuring that users have access to the latest features and improvements. The card is also compatible with Magewell’s Capture Express software, Magewell Bridge for NDI®, and a plugin for Adobe Premiere®, providing users with a range of options for video capture and editing.

Other Features

In addition to its impressive technical specifications, the Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2 offers a range of other features that make it a versatile and reliable choice for video capture. The card comes with a 2-year warranty, giving users peace of mind and assurance of its quality. It is designed to continuously work for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, making it suitable for applications that require round-the-clock video capture. The card also supports multiple devices on a single host system, allowing for efficient and cost-effective video capture setups.

The Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2 is equipped with an LED status indicator, providing visual feedback on the card’s operational status. This helps users quickly identify any issues or errors that may arise during operation. Additionally, the card features an on-board dip switch that allows users to easily set the card number, simplifying multi-card installations.

Documents and Accessories

Magewell provides a range of documents and accessories to support users of the Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2. The documents include short FAQs about the Eco Capture series and a user manual for the Eco Capture family, providing detailed information on installation, configuration, and usage. The card is also compatible with various accessories, such as the Mini Repeater HDMI 4K, which extends the HDMI signal transmission distance, and the 1RU Rackmount Shelf & Mounting Kits, which allow for easy installation in standard rackmount setups.

Included Accessories

Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2


The Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2 finds applications in various industries and use cases. In the broadcast production industry, the card can be used for capturing and streaming high-quality video content. It is also suitable for use in churches and houses of worship, enabling live streaming of religious services and events. In the corporate sector, the card can be utilized for training, marketing, and sales presentations, providing crisp and clear video content. The education sector can benefit from the card’s ability to capture and stream lectures and educational content. Additionally, the card can be used in e-sports production and streaming, government and military applications, live event production, media organizations, medical and healthcare facilities, non-profit organizations, sports production, and surveillance systems.


The Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2 is a state-of-the-art single channel 4K capture card that offers exceptional performance and versatility. With its high throughput, advanced video engine, and comprehensive software support, the card is an ideal choice for video capture, streaming, and encoding applications. Whether you are in the broadcast production industry, a house of worship, or any other sector that requires high-quality video content, the Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2 is a reliable and feature-rich solution that will meet your needs. Invest in the Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2 and take your video capture capabilities to the next level.



User Manual for Eco Capture HDMI 4K M.2


InterfaceVideo EngineSoftwareOthers
Input Interface
• HDMI x1

• Supports input resolution up to 4096x2160 60fps

Host Interface

• M.2 2280 Type M (PCIe Gen3 x4)
• Auto detection of input signal format

• Color formats conversion

• Low latency mode
SG-DMA transmission mode

• Multiple replicated capture streams
• Window & Linux driver and SDK

• Upgradable firmware

• Compatible with Capture Express, Magewell Bridge for NDI®, Plugin for Premiere®
• 2-year warranty

• Continuously work for 24hx7

• LED status indicator

• Multiple devices on one host

• On-board dip switch to set card number


Eco Capture HDMI 4K M.2 Specifications

Supported OS

  • Windows
    • Windows 7/8/8.1/10/Server 2008/Server 2008 R2/Server 2012/Server 2016 (x86 & x64)
  • Linux (support x86, x64 & ARM architecture)
    • Ubuntu 12.04/14.04/16.04/17.04/17.10/18.04 (x86 & x64)
    • CentOS 6.5/7 (x86 & x64)
    • Fedora 25/26/27 (x86 & x64)
    • Red hat 6.5 and above (x86 & x64)
    • Other Linux OS with kernel version 2.6.35 and above

Recommended OS (tested)

  • Windows
    • Windows 7 Ultimate/8.1 Enterprise/10 Enterprise/Server 2008 R2 DataCenter/Server 2012 R2 DataCenter/Server 2016 R2 DataCenter (x86 & x64)
  • Linux
    • Ubuntu 12.04/14.04/16.04 (x86 & x64)
    • Ubuntu 17.04/17.10/18.04 (x64)
    • CentOS 6.5/7.2 (x86 & x64)
    • Fedora 25/26 (x64)
    • Red hat 6.5 (x86 & x64)

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

  • JST SHD 20-Pin socket (Part number: 11520)
    • DVI-D 1.0
    • HDMI 1.4
  • FPC 20-Pin socket (Part number: 11524)
    • DVI-D 1.0
    • HDMI 1.4

Host Interfaces

  • M.2 2280 Type M (PCIe Gen2 x4)

Input features

  • Support for input video resolutions up to 4096×2160 pixels

HDMI Specific Features

  • 297MHz HDMI receiver
  • Adaptive HDMI equalizer
  • Support for customized EDID
  • Support for extraction of AVI/Audio/SPD/MS/VS/ACP/ISRC1/ISRC2/Gamut InfoFrames
  • Full colorimetry support
  • Support for RGB/YUV 4: 4: 4 8-bit format signals with a pixel frequency of no more than 297MHz
  • Support for YUV 4:2:2 12-bit format signals with a pixel frequency of no more than 297MHz
  • Support for RGB/YUV 4:4:4 10/12-bit format signals with a pixel frequency of no more than 170MHz
  • Support for up to 8-channel IEC60958/IEC61937 audio streams via SDK
  • Support for extraction of audio formation information & channel status data
  • Support for extraction of video timing information
  • Support for extraction of 3D format information
  • Support for extraction of Sony/Canon DSLR time code
  • Support for Side-by-Side Half, Top-and-Bottom, Frame Packing 3D mode

Video Capture Formats

  • Support for capture image resolutions up to 4096×2160 pixels
  • Support for capture frame rates up to 144fps (Actual capture frame rate can be limited by PCIe bandwidth & image resolution)
  • Support for 4:2:0 8-bit capture formats: NV12, I420, YV12
  • Support for 4:2:2 8-bit capture formats: YUY2, YUYV, UYVY
  • Support for 4:4:4 8-bit capture formats: V308, IYU2, V408, BGR24, BGR32
  • More capture formats are supported via SDK

Video Processing Features

  • video processing pipeline with ~360Mpixels/s processing bandwidth
  • 8-bit 4:4:4 video processing
  • Video scaling
  • Video de-interlacing
    • Weave
    • Blend top & bottom field
  • Video color format conversion
    • Auto or manual selection of input color format & quantization range
    • Auto or manual selection of capture 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

Multiple Cards per System

  • Support for multiple cards plugged to one system
  • On-board dip switch to set card number with 16 positions
  • System hardware device tree will display “01: Eco Capture HDMI 4K M.2” when dip switch is set to 0001, and so on
  • The video and audio device names displayed in your software will include the card number (set by the dip switch)

Multiple Replicated Capture Streams

  • Unlimited capture streams for any one input channel, but the capture streams should be in the same capture format.

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)

Video Capture SG-DMA

  • ~1200MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 2.x system
  • ~800MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 1.x 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


  • Magewell Capture SDK for DirectShow (Windows) or V4L2 (Linux) for easy integration
  • Magewell Capture SDK for DirectKS (Windows) or ioctl (Linux) for maximum flexibility & performance

Windows Driver Tweaks

  • All options can be controlled 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 (In most cases, even a reboot is not needed)
  • 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:
    • Pulsing slowly: idle
    • On: input signal locked
    • Off: input signal unlocked
    • Double blinks: memory failed or FPGA configuration failed

Form Factor

  • M.2 2280 standard size


  • SHD to HDMI type A cables (Part number: 11520)
  • FPC ribbon cable (Part number: 11524)
  • FPC to HDMI type A adapter (Part number: 11524)

Power Consumption

  • Max current at 3.3V: ~ 1.12 A
  • Max power consumption: ~ 3.75 W

Working Environment

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






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