Utility V3 is a free software for USB Capture and USB Capture Plus devices. Users can easily check and set the capture-related parameters, upgrade the firmware by themselves and export info needed for technical support with the help of the Utility. Download the Utility for USB Capture Family and for USB Capture Plus Family.
Capture Format Setting
Set the capture resolution, frame rate and color space that the USB Capture device can support. If the capture format is different with the input format, the FPGA in the capture device will automatically do up/down scaling, causing 0 CPU usage. This function is especially useful when scaling by software causes much CPU burden.
When Internet access is available, Utility V3 automatically checks the firmware version of the capture device and the latest version on the Magewell server. When a higher version is available, Utility V3 will remind users of the update. Users can check the release notes and decide whether they need to update the firmware or not depending on their needs.
Video Processing Functions
Utility V3 also provide functions such as cropping, deinterlacing, device name setting, aspect ratio conversion, timing adjustment, etc. For detailed introduction of the settings and functions, please download the Utility V3 User Manual.
EDID Editing and Importing
Users can edit and load the EDID of the capture device to support a specific input format, which is not supported by default. Eg. USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus will be able to input at 2560x1440p144 with this function.
Mirror and Flip
This function can reverse the captured image horizontally or vertically, making sure the viewer see the image in the right direction. Eg. When users use Facetime, they can easily mirror the image with the Utility V3.
Audio Volume Control
The Utility V3 can control the volume of the audio input (recording) and output (playback) of the USB capture (Plus) devices.
Export Diagnose Report
When asking for technical support, users can export most of the technical information required by the Magewell support team using Utility V3.
Status Image Setting
Set the image when no video source is connected or temporarily unavailable. Users can set a custom image.
Device Name Setting
Set the device name which appears in the third party software for easy recognition.