Magewell has expanded its support for the Mac platform with a new SDK for its PCI Express capture cards, plug-and-play and external capture devices. Available immediately, the SDK lets third-party developers directly access the advanced capabilities of Magewell capture devices in their macOS and OS X software applications.
Magewell’s USB Capture Gen 2, USB Capture Plus and Pro Capture products were already automatically compatible with popular OS X and macOS software through native operating system support or universal drivers. The new SDK lets third-party software vendors integrate the hardware’s capture functionality into their own solutions. The SDK provides APIs based on the macOS AVFoundation framework for all three product families. At the same time, custom Magewell APIs for Pro Capture PCIe cards enable deeper control over capture parameters, access to ancillary metadata and lower latency for capturing video up to 4K at 60 fps. Example GUI-based and command-line tools help developers get up to speed quickly.
The new SDK for macOS and OS X is available here: www.magewell.com/sdk