Magewell 11100 Pro On Linux + Fan Hack

DELL bought a gang of Magewell 11100 Pro Capture cards and decided, na, we’re doing something else. That’s an expensive change of mind considering these critters go for $899 a pop. They ended up on the SprySource eBay store for $389 and I couldn’t pass that up. Let’s find out if it knows how to Linux and see if we can fix that shouty fan.


Grocery list:
Magewell 11100 Pro
Solder Seal Wire Connectors
JST 2 Pin Micro Connector

Where to buy:
eBay (used)
Amazon (new)


Installation: 

Install build essentials and kernel headers.

sudo apt install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Download the latest Pro Capture Linux x86 Driver, extract, and run the installer.

sudo ./install.sh

Reboot.


Pulseaudio setup:

You can configure the Magewell to receive stereo or multichannel input.


OBS setup:

1. Add a video capture device (V4L2)

2. Select the correct device from the dropdown.

3. Add an Audio Input Capture (Pulseaudio)

4. Select the correct device from the dropdown.


Low latency configuration: Use mwcap-control to configure the 11100 Pro for low latency. Use video0 through video3.

On

mwcap-control --video-output-lowlatency on /dev/video0

Off

mwcap-control --video-output-lowlatency off /dev/video0

Where to buy:
eBay (used)
Amazon (new)


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Magewell 11100 Pro

10 out of 10
$899
Works out of the box
10/10
Ease of setup
10/10
Stability
10/10
Features
8/10

Pros

1080p & 2K capture at 60fps.

Designed for 24/7 operation.

Compatible with all the things.

Works as a webcam.

Cons

LOUD!

No way to update firmware on Linux.

Requires kernel drivers.

Low Latency mode is not default.

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