Inputting video to ScopeBox


ScopeBox supports a wide variety sources and capture hardware.  In general, any capture hardware that supplies a Mac driver will work.  In addition, DV, HDV and DVCProHD cameras with FireWire ports, as well as many USB cameras, are supported.

ThunderBolt devices

The most popular way to feed video into a newer Mac is using a Thunderbolt adapter.  Whether your source is outputting HDMI, HD-SDI, 4K or analog, there are Thunderbolt capture solutions that can assist.  We support all of the Thunderbolt capture devices from the major vendors, like Blackmagic Design, AJA, and Matrox.  

PCI Capture Cards 

If you've got a Mac Pro or PowerMac G5 computer, you can use a variety of PCI-based capture cards to input a signal.  We support all of the cards from AJA and Blackmagic Design, as well as Matrox MXO2 devices connected via their PCI breakout card.  

QuickTime Movies

ScopeBox is great for doing quality assurance testing of content before shipping it off for distribution or mastering.  ScopeBox can open any standard QuickTime file and provide all of the same scope capabilities that you get with live sources.


Because there are so many hardware configurations possible, we strongly recommend testing your configuration with our free trial.  If you'd like to talk through a configuration you're considering, just let us know!  

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