Magewell Upgrades Capture Express Recording Application

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Magewell announced a new upgrade of its free Capture Express recording application Wednesday. The update, Version 3.2, expands the software’s streaming capabilities. Version 3.2 also adds further support for multiple streaming technologies, including the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol developed and open-sourced by Haivision.

While Magewell capture devices feature compatibility with popular third-party software for streaming, live production, web conferencing, lecture capture and more, the Capture Express software offers Magewell users a dedicated tool for recording, previewing or streaming input sources. Originally designed to help users verify their input signals and capture devices, Capture Express has evolved into a capture application supporting video up to 4K@60 frames per second.

Version 3.0 of Capture Express initially offered easy recording and previewing functionality, and the subsequent version 3.1 added the ability to stream H.264-encoded video using the RTMP protocol. Now, version 3.2 further expands the software’s streaming flexibility with support for the SRT protocol as well as MPEG-TS over UDP or RTP. Enabling secure, low-latency video delivery over unpredictable networks, SRT ensures high-quality streaming experiences even over the public internet. (Magewell is a member of the SRT Alliance.)

Capture Express 3.2 automatically detects compatible graphics hardware in the host system and leverages GPU-accelerated H.264 encoding when possible, using the CPU for encoding only as necessary. Capture Express runs on the Windows operating system and is compatible with all current Magewell capture product lines — including USB Capture Gen 2 and USB Capture Plus external devices; Pro Capture PCIe cards; and Eco Capture M.2 hardware — as well as Magewell’s first-generation capture cards and boxes.