MagicSoft Recorder

MagicSoft Recorder is an ingest application designed for the broadcast and post production markets.It works under Windows 7 / 8 and 10 (only for 64 bit OS).
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.

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Product Description

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
Uncompressed YUV 10bit .avi


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


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