Magicsoft Recorder

MagicSoft Recorder is an ingest application designed for the broadcast and post production markets.
The supported operating systems are : Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 and Windows Server 2012 / 2016 ( 64 bit version only ).
It is particularly useful for multicam ingest and conformance recording because it supports up to 8 video inputs and each input supports 2 simultaneous recordings.

The supported video modes are :
4K UHD       23.98 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 30 / 50 / 59.94 / 60
HD1080p      23.98 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 /30 / 50 /59.94 /60
HD1080i       50 / 59.94
HD720p        50 / 59.94
SD                PAL / NTSC

The program supports AJA, DeckLink and Intensity cards and devices.
The input can be set either analog or digital depending on the capabilities of the card.

MagicSoft Recorder has modules for :
– “TimeCode and NLE support” that adds support for timecode, inserting marks and saving projects for Final Cut Pro/Edius/Premiere/Vegas
– “Web Browser Remote” that adds support for monitoring and managing the channels by using a web browser from Windows/MacOSX/iOS/Android

The list of the supported video codecs and containers:

– H264 AVC Intra 50 .mxf
– H264 AVC Intra 100 .mxf
– H264 8 bit .mp4 / .mov / .avi / .mkv and transport stream
– H264 10 bit .mp4 / .mov / .avi / .mkv and transport stream
– HEVC 8 bit .mp4 / .mov / .avi / .mkv and transport stream
– HEVC 10 bit .mp4 / .mov / .avi / .mkv and transport stream

– H264 8 bit using nVidia .mp4 / .mov / .avi / .mkv and transport stream
– HEVC 8 bit using nVidia .mp4 / .mov / .avi /.mkv and transport stream

– XdCAM .mov and mxf
– ProRes .mov

– DNxHD 8 bit .mov and .mxf
– DNxHD 10 bit .mov and .mxf
– DNxHR .mov and .mxf

– Mpeg2 program stream and transport stream
– DV .avi /.mov /.mxf and rawDV
– DVCPRO .avi and .mov
– Uncompressed YUV 8 bit .avi and.mov
– Uncompressed YUV 10bit .avi and.mov

MagicSoft Recorder video tutorials

Installing and requirements
Working with a recording channel
Creating and managing the presets
In depth setting and operating a channel
The advanced settings of the MagicSoft Recorder
The scheduler
Storage management
System info and audio controls
Linking and sending commands to videohubs

The software can generate proxy resolutions for all video modes.
Up-converted 1080i files can be generated when the input is set to SD (either 4/3 or 16 /9).
Down-converted files can be produced as follow :
– 1080i modes can produce down-converted PAL or NTSC
– 1080p (50 and 59.94) modes can produce down-converted 720p
– 4K UHD modes can produce down-converted 1080p
– 4K UHD (50 and 59.94) modes can also produce down-converted 720p

MagicSoft Recorder has several features that adds value to the software :
– integrated scheduler
– support for managing BlackMagic Design Videohub switcher over network.
– storage management for each assigned folder for recording

By default, Magicsoft Recorder is able to resume automatically a recording operation in cases like :
– lost input signal
– computer restart
– video mode changed ( if the channel is set on “Auto-detect” mode )
The software contains a watch-dog application that esures the functionality of the MagicSoft Recorder and sends the status and alerts by SMTP email.

MagicSoft Recorder works for all video modes by capturing the input video as YUV 4:2:2 10 bit and it can process up to 16 audio channels (32 bit 48KHz) depending on capabilities of the used frame-buffer. The files can be stored locally or over the network shared locations.

Supported inputs (depending of the capability of the used cards) :
– SDI with audio embeded
– SDI with audio AES
– YUV with analog audio
– Composite with analog audio
– HDMI

Description

The recommended configurations are based on Intel motherboards with socket 1151 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 2011

The list of the compatible hardware it is open. The hardware vendors update their systems on a regular basis and it is difficult to evaluate every new systems that comes to market.
The most important thing to consider is that the video frame-buffer must be compatible with the motherboard and the rest of your system. Our software will work for sure if the systems are configured correctly.

The supported operating systems are : Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 and Windows Server 2012 / 2016 ( 64 bit version only ).

 

4K ( 50 / 59.94 fps) UHD / 8 channels HD
Type Observations Processor RAM Memory Capturing card type
Intel Xeon Gold socket 2066
CPU encoding
A video card must be added (ex : nVidia 750 or better)

Xeon 6142 uniprocessor setup works for 3 ch 4k@59.94 H264 as 8bit 4:2:2

12 – 16 core processor 48 GB (six channel ) Decklink 8K Pro
Decklink Extreme 4K
Decklink Quad2 – 8 inputs
Intel i9 socket 2066
CPU encoding
A video card must be added (ex : nVidia 750 or better) 12 core processor (7920x or better) 32 GB (quad channel ) Decklink 4K Pro
Decklink Extreme 4K
Decklink Quad2 – 8 inputs
Intel Dual Xeon platform socket 2011
CPU encoding
A video card must be added (ex : nVidia 750 or better) 2 x 6 core Xeon (3 Ghz or more) 32 GB (quad channel for each processor) DeckLink / Intensity /AJA
Socket 2011
chipset x79 / x99
(with nVidia video card as encoding accelerator)
nVidia GTX 760 / 950 / 1050 (for single channel)
or
nVidia Quadro K2000 / K2200 / M2000 / P2000 (for multichannel)
Intel Core i7 4 X 8 GB DeckLink / Intensity / AJA
Decklink Duo2 – 4 inputs
Decklink Quad2 – 8 inputs
Socket AM4
chipset x370
(up to for 8 channels H264 with real-time preset on 8 bit)
A video card must be added (ex : nVidia 750 or better)
Use a motherboard with chipset x370
AMD Ryzen 1800x / 1700x 4 X 8 GB DeckLink / Intensity / AJA
Decklink Duo2 – 4 inputs
Decklink Quad2 – 8 inputs

 

Quad channel SD or dual channel HD
CPU Socket MotherBoard Processor RAM Memory Capturing card type
Socket 2011
chipset x79 / x99
(with nVidia video card
GTX 750 / 950)
Gigabyte
Asus
SuperMicro
Intel Core i7 4 X 4 GB Decklink / Intensity / AJA
Socket 1151
chipset Z170
Gigabyte
GA-Z170XP-SLI
Asus
Z170 PRO
Intel Core i7 6700K / 6700 4 X 4 GB DeckLink / Intensity / AJA
Socket 1150 / Z87 Asus Z87-K Intel Core i7 4770k 4 X 4GB Decklink / Intensity
Socket 1155 / Z77 Gigabyte Z77X-UP4-TH
Asus SaberTooth Z77
Intel Core i7 3770 4 X 4GB Decklink / Intensity
Socket 1155 Gigabyte
GA-P67A-UD5-B3
GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
Z68MA-D2H-B3
Intel Core i5 2500 4 X 4GB Decklink / Intensity

 

Dual channel SD
CPU Socket MotherBoard Processor RAM Memory Capturing card type
Socket 1155 / Z77 Gigabyte Z77X-UP4-TH
Asus SaberTooth Z77
Intel Core i5 3570 2 X 2GB Decklink / Intensity
Socket 1155 Gigabyte
GA-P67A-UD3-B3
GA-P67A-UD5-B3
Intel Core i5 2500 2 X 2GB Decklink / Intensity
Socket 1156 Gigabyte
GA-P55-UD3
GA-P55-UD5
GA-P55-UD6
Intel Core i5 750 2 X 2 GB Decklink / Intensity
HP turn-keys system : quad channel SD or dual channel HD
Type Observations Processor RAM Memory Capturing card type
Z 420 B2B95UT A video card must be added
(ex : nVidia 650)
Intel E5-1620 8 GB DeckLink / Intensity
(must be added)

 

HP turn-keys system : dual channel SD
Type Observations Processor RAM Memory Capturing card type
Z 220 CMTD8D21UT The integrated video card can be used Intel i5-3470 4 GB DeckLink / Intensity
(must be added)

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