Magewell has announced that the new version 3.2 of its free Capture Express recording application adds support for multiple streaming technologies, including the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol developed and open-sourced by Haivision. 

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Timely: Version 3.2 is now in beta during an era when streaming is particularly in demand

Originally designed to help users easily verify their input signals and capture devices, Capture Express has evolved into a simple capture application supporting video up to 4K at 60fps. Version 3.0 offered recording and previewing functionality, and 3.1 added the ability to stream H.264-encoded video using the RTMP protocol. Now, version 3.2 further expands the software’s streaming flexibility with support for the SRT protocol as well as MPEG-TS over UDP or RTP. Magewell claims this enables secure, reliable, low-latency video delivery over unpredictable networks, while SRT ensures high-quality streaming experiences even over the public internet.  

James Liu, VP of engineering at Magewell, said: “The importance of streaming as a communication medium has been accentuated in recent weeks by the health crisis the world is facing … while we had planned all along to expand the streaming capabilities of Capture Express, the beta release of version 3.2 has become particularly timely given the increased demand for streaming today. Customers who previously used our capture devices primarily for internal production workflows may want to begin streaming to stay in touch with their followers.”