Magewell Unveils Mac SDK For Video Capture

Magewell, a developer of innovative video interface and IP workflow products, has expanded support for the Mac platform with an SDK for its PCI Express capture cards and plug-and-play and external capture devices.

Available immediately, the SDK allows third-party developers direct access to the 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. Now the SDK enables third-party software vendors to integrate the hardware's rich capture functionality into their own products. The SDK provides APIs based on the macOS AVFoundation framework for all three product families, while 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 60fps.

"Windows and Linux programmers have already enjoyed that our SDKs make it faster and easier to incorporate sophisticated capture functionality into their custom software, and we're excited to bring the same advantages to macOS and OS X developers," said James Liu, VP of Engineering at Magewell.

Founded in 2011 and based in Nanjing, China, Magewell designs and develops hardware and software for video and audio capture, conversion and streaming.

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