DV/SL Extermal Capture Devices

DV/SL External Capture Devices

Turn your Thunderbolt 3 or USB laptop into a full-blown, live switching and streaming system with the ability to capture up to 8 cameras / sources via professional SDI or HDMI connectors. Magewell USB Plus provide up to 2 connections while our Sonnet boxes let you choose which capture card is right for your jobs. Choose from AJA, Magewell or Blackmagic capture cards. A Thunderbolt 3 capable system is required for more than two inputs.

USB Capture HDMI Plus

Magewell 1x HDMI camera input

USB Capture SDI Plus

Magewell 1x SDI camera input

Echo Express SEL

Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 w/single low-profile capture card

Echo Express SE 1

Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 Full-height Capture card

DV/SL External For Laptops – Sonnet Echo Express SEL
Echo™ Express SEL and SE1 lets you connect multi-port HDMI and SDI camera inputs to qualifying laptop configurations via Thunderbolt 3. Providing blazing fast, 2750MB/s PCIe bandwidth, you will have plenty of headroom for multiple camera live event shoots without a truckload of equipment. The SEL is the smallest multi-camera input configuration you can find for live production and streaming.

DV/SL External Capture - Sonnet Echo Express SEL
DV/SL External Capture - Echo Express SEL
DV/SL External Capture - Echo Express Blackmagic

Key Features

Connects a PCIe Expansion Card to Computers Without Slots—Use high-performance PCIe cards with any Mac or Windows PC with a Thunderbolt 3 port

One PCIe 3.0 x8 Slot—Supports low-profile card

40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface—Offers 2750 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth, doubling the performance of Thunderbolt 2

Small Package, Full Performance—Smallest Thunderbolt 3-to-PCIe card expansion system available, supports the most popular low-profile, Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe cards at full performance

Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports—One port reserved for connection to the computer; second port supports daisy-chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt(5) devices to your computer, attaching a single USB(6) peripheral device, or connecting up to two 4K displays or one 5K display(4)

Remarkably Quiet—Temperature-controlled, variable-speed fan automatically and quietly cools the card

Energy Saver Mode—Powers on/off automatically with the computer

Rugged Aluminum Housing—Provides robust and secure protection

Power for Peripherals—Provides up to 15W of power to connected peripheral or host

Thunderbolt 3 Cable & ThunderLok 3 Included—Includes 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable and ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure cable from accidental disconnections

USB – Compatibility for 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen2 support
The Echo Express SEL (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports; the first connects it to your computer, while the second supports daisy chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices to a single port on your computer. The SEL includes 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, meaning you can connect a USB device to the second port using the proper cable or adapter.

Thunderbolt 3 Cable and ThunderLok 3 Included
Included is a 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable to connect to the computer and a ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure the cable to the Echo chassis. Accidental cable disconnect can lead to data loss. Sonnet’s ThunderLok 3 secures the Thunderbolt cable to the Echo chassis, and is easy to install and use—just slide it over one end of the cable, and then plug in the connector and secure it to the chassis by turning a thumbscrew. Because of its unique design, ThunderLok does not attach to the connector, but remains on the cable so it won’t get lost when not in use.