Supported video capture options (HDMI/SDI)

Vahana VR currently supports the following video capture / input options:

Magewell cards is our recommended option for capturing the GoPro cameras HDMI signal. Decklink cards provide best results for SDI capture. 

If you have specific questions or feature requests regarding video capture hardware, please enquire directly in our forum.



Magewell HDMI video capture cards:

  • HDMI to USB3 dongles: XI100DUSB-HDMI 

 Magewell new cards (Pro series) were reported to have some compatibility issues, but will be fully supported soon!

BlackMagic Decklink

HDMI and SDI capture with BlackMagic Design DeckLink cards:

The following cards enable capture of respectively 2 and 4 HD-SDI streams simultaneously :

  • DeckLink Duo
  • DeckLink Quad

Beware! The Decklink Duo and Quad can not capture 1080p60, but only 1080p30 or 1080i60 max. Hence these 2 cards can not capture GoPro HDMI converted to SDI. Moreover, some compatibility issues were reported with two-Quadro cards setups.


The following cards offer only a single video capture port, which can be configured for single or dual link capture :

  • DeckLink Mini Recorder
  • DeckLink SDI 4K
  • DeckLink Studio 4K
  • DeckLink 4K Extreme
  • DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G 

If you use HDMI to SDI converters to capture GoPro video signal, your system must be capable to capture multiple 3G-SDI streams and stitch at 60 fps. We recommend using Magewell HDMI cards for GoPro capture.

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