Capture

Capture Magic HD is a premier multiple camera, direct-to-disk recording, and monitoring system for standard definition consumer DV, DVCPro, and high definition DVCProHD and HDV.

Features

  • Support Standard definition consumer DV, DVCPro25, DVCPro50, DVCProHD and HDV
  • Record from multiple DV cameras at the same time.
  • Record directly from camera straight to disk saving time.
  • No generational loss caused because of a decompression/compression cycle.
  • Time-lapse recording.
  • Stop animation support.
  • Preview monitor with helpful guides to compose a shot.
  • Preview different aspect ratios.
  • Luminance and chroma zebras to highlight broadcast illegal areas.
  • Scale and flip the preview to support 35mm lenses and anamorphic lenses.
  • Weighted waveform monitor.
  • Colored waveform monitor to help track down problem areas of the picture.
  • RGB parade.
  • Weighted vectorscope to check colors.
  • Colored vectorscope to help track down problem areas.
  • Luminance histogram to help contrast.
  • RGB histogram.
  • Pause input for accurate analysis.

System Recommendation

  • Requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • For standard definition, a 1Ghz G4 or Intel based Mac.
  • For high-definition we recommend a G5 or Intel based Mac.
  • For DVCProHD you will require the Apple DVCProHD codecs. At this time they are only available by installing Final Cut Pro HD.
  • Video camera connect via Firewire.
  • This is a recommendation only. We suggest that you download the trial version and check that it works with your system set up.
  1. Overview
  2. User Guide
  3. FAQ
  4. Product Comparison

Welcome to Capture Magic HD

Capture Magic HD is a premier multiple camera, direct-to-disk recording, and monitoring system for standard definition consumer DV, DVCPro, and high definition DVCProHD and HDV.

Multiple Camera Support

Capture footage from multiple cameras at the same time. This is great for interviews. Just imagine, you can have two cameras set up for close-up shots of the interviewer and interviewee, and a third camera for a wider shot that captures both people. And then with the click of a button in Capture Magic you are rolling.

Record Direct to Disk

Recording directly do disk minimizes the need to buy and carry new tapes. Gives you much more storage capacity, and lessens the chances of corrupt or dropped frames caused by problems with tape.

HDV support

Capture Magic HD, using it’s own technology is one of the first available products to let you record and capture HDV on a Mac.

Ensure Maximum Quality

Using Waveform Monitors, Vectorscopes, RGB Parades and Histograms you can ensure that the picture you capture through the camera is of perfect quality and broadcast legal. And because you can be recording from multiple cameras you can ensure their color balanced matches!

Time-lapse and Stop Motion

With time-lapse recording you can record spectacular video showing the awesome power of nature. This could be rolling clouds speeding through the sky; the tide sweeping in and out on a beach; or even the shadows of a lone sun beat cactus crawling across desert sands!

With Capture Magic you can also do stop frame animation by tweak each frame, and then when you are ready you can record that single frame.

Special Lens Support

Do you have a 35mm lens attached to your camera and the image is rotated 180 degrees? Not to worry, with Capture Magic you can set negative scale factors to rotate the image 180 degrees too!

Or maybe you use a special anamorphic lens to get a true anamorphic 2.40:1 aspect ratio? Capture Magic will allow you to set up scale factors for the preview so that you can see what you are filming at the final aspect ratio.