With our latest release, Echo360 now supports four capture cards that allow recording external video or audio sources from Windows computers installed with Echo360 Universal Capture . This capability allows institutions to leverage their existing hardware investments on campus. It also gives IT purchasers greater flexibility to choose hardware that fits their budget while satisfying the requirements of the wide range of classroom capture applications.

Capture cards can be used to record from external video or audio sources. Each channel of a capture card with multiple input options can be used to record a video or audio input. Users can use capture cards from their classroom PC installed with Universal Capture to capture images from document cameras, high-definition video, or audio recordings.

All the capture cards supported in our recent release have undergone rigorous testing, consisting of 234 distinct resolution and capture tests. Our comprehensive testing procedures ensure that we have a proven process for vetting 3rd-party hardware and that it will be able to operate at scale with Echo360 capture and processing software.

The table below lists capture cards currently supported by Echo360. Users should refer to the manufacturer’s website for detailed features and complete specifications.

Osprey 821e Channels: 2                               ​

HDMI Audio Inputs:

Embedded 8 Channels LCPM (4 Stereo) per connection


Video Formats:

480p29.97, 30

576p25, 50

720p50, 59.94, 60

1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

1080i50, 59.94, 60

Osprey 924 Dual Channel HDMI1.4

​Video Formats Supported:

​480p, 576p

720p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

1080psf 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30

1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

1080i 50, 59.94, 60

4K UHD 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30

4K DCI 2160p 23.98, 24


Decklink Studio 4K Supports both analog and digital video connections including SD/HD/Ultra HD 6G-SDI, HDMI 1.4b, SD/HD component, composite, S-video, 4 channel balanced analog audio, 2 channel AES/EBU switchable to 6 channel out
Magewell Pro Capture HDMI One-channel capture card that captures one of the following:

·       Component + audio

·       Composite + audio

·       S-video + audio

·       HDMI + embedded audio


We will continue to expand 3rd-party hardware and device support in future Echo360 releases and welcome feedback from our customers as their hardware needs evolve.

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