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Supported Hardware

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System Requirements

Note: For more detailed PC specifications and recommended laptops see the Reference Systems page.

MinimumRecommended
Operating SystemWindows 7 or higherWindows 10
Processor2Ghz Dual-Core ProcessorIntel Core i7 Processor 3Ghz+
Memory1GB DDR28GB DDR3
Hard Drive7200 RPM Hard Drive (for recordings)Solid State Disk
Graphics CardDirectX 10 CompatibleDedicated Nvidia Card with 1GB Memory
Screen Resolution1280x7201920x1080

Graphics Cards

All DirectX 10 Compatible graphics cards are supported.
The speed of the graphics card will determine how many HD cameras, inputs and simultaneous recording, streaming and outputs are possible.

 HD Inputs Outputs
Intel HD Graphics 4600 / 5202 Cameras + 4 Inputs1080p recording or 720p recording + streaming
NVIDIA 750 / 950 / 1050 4 Cameras + 8 Inputs + Instant Replay 1080p recording and streaming
NVIDIA 960 / 1060 2 4K or 8 HD cameras + Instant Replay 1080p recording and streaming

Video Capture Hardware

Any capture hardware not listed below may work with vMix as long as the hardware provides DirectShow compatible drivers.
This includes PCI, PCI Express, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt based hardware.

Manufacturers can submit their hardware for approval by sending us an email.

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ManufacturerInputsRequirements
AJA
Io 4K 4K   4x HD-SDI IO, 1x HDMI IOThunderbolt Port
Io XT 2x HD-SDI IO, 1x HDMI IOThunderbolt Port
KONA 4 4K   4x HD-SDI IN or OutPCI Express Slot (x8)
KONA 3G / QUAD 4K   HD-SDI IN/OUT, HDMI OUTPCI Express Slot (x4)
KONA LHi Analog IN, HD-SDI and HDMI IN/OUTPCI Express Slot (x4)
T-TAP Simultaneous HD-SDI and HDMI OUTThunderbolt Port
U-TAPNEW   HD-SDI or HDMIUSB 3.0
AVerMedia
Live Gamer HD 2NEW   1x HDMIPCI Express Slot (x1)
DarkCrystal 750 (CD750) 1x HDMIUSB3
Dark Crystal (CD110) 1x SDIPCI Express Slot (x1)
DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK 1x HDMIPCI Express Slot (x1)
Live Gamer HD (C985) HDMI or DVIPCI Express Slot (x1)
DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK II (C729) HDMI and Analog CapturePCI Express Slot (x1)
Blackmagic Design
DeckLink Quad 2 NEW  8x HD-SDI IN/OUTPCI Express Slot (x8)
DeckLink Duo 2 NEW  4x HD-SDI IN/OUTPCI Express Slot (x4)
DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K 4K   NEW  1x SDI or HDMI InputPCI Express Slot (x4)
DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K 4K  NEW  1x SDI and HDMI OutputPCI Express Slot (x4)
DeckLink 4K Extreme 4K   SDI or HDMIPCI Express Slot (x4)
DeckLink SeriesUp to 4x HD-SDI (DeckLink Quad)PCI Express Slot (x1, x4)
Intensity ExtremeHDMI or AnalogThunderbolt Port
Intensity ProSingle HDMI or AnalogPCI Express Slot (x1)
Intensity Shuttle ThunderboltHDMI or AnalogThunderbolt Port
UltraStudio Mini RecorderHD-SDI or HDMIThunderbolt Port
UltraStudio Series Thunderbolt Port
bluefish444
Epoch | 4K Supernova 4x HD-SDI In or OutPCI Express Slot (x8)
Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ 4x HD-SDI In or OutPCI Express Slot (x8)
Epoch | 4K Neutron 2x HD-SDI In or OutPCI Express Slot (x8)
Epoch | Neutron 2x HD-SDI In or OutPCI Express Slot (x8)
Datapath
Vision Series (VisionAV, VisionHD4) HD-SDI / HDMI / DVI / RGB / Component / CompositePCI Express Slot (x4 or x8)
Deltacast
DELTA-3G, DELTA-HD 3G-SDI / HD-SDIPCI Express Slot x4
Elgato
HD 60 S NEW   HDMIUSB 3.0
HD 60 PRO HDMIPCI Express Slot (x1)
Epiphan Systems
AV.io 4K 4K  NEW HDMIUSB 3.0
AV.io SDI NEW SDIUSB 3.0
AV.io HD HDMI, DVI, VGAUSB 3.0
DVI2USB 3.0 HDMI, DVI, VGAUSB 3.0
SDI2USB 3.0     HD-SDIUSB 3.0
DVI2PCIe    HDMI, DVI, VGAPCI Express Slot (x1)
DVI2PCIe Duo   1x HD-SDI + 1x HDMI, DVI, VGAPCI Express Slot (x4)
INOGENI
SHARE NEW   1x HDMI + 1x HDMI,DVI,VGAUSB 3.0
USB 3.0 Capture HDMI    1x HDMIUSB 3.0
USB 3.0 Capture 3G-SDI    1x 3G-SDIUSB 3.0
Magewell
Pro Capture Series NEW   HD-SDI, HDMI, DVIPCI Express Slot
AIO 4K Plus 4K  NEW   1x HDMIPCI Express Slot
XI100DE-4K 4K   HDMI or DVIPCI Express Slot (x4)
USB Capture HDMI/SDI (XI100DUSB) HD-SDI or HDMIUSB 3.0
XI006AUSB 6x AnalogUSB 3.0
XI204XE 2x HDMI / Component, 4x AnalogPCI Express Slot (x4)
XI400DE 4x HD-SDI or HDMIPCI Express Slot (x4)
Matrox
VS4 4x HD-SDIPCI-E (x8)
MXO2 Series (Mini, LE, MAX, etc) 1x HDMI / HD-SDI / AnalogPCI-E or Express Card slot
Mojito MAX 1x HDMI / HD-SDI / AnalogPCI Express Slot (x1)
Osprey by Variosystems
Osprey 845e 4x HD-SDIPCI Express Slot (x4)
Osprey 825e 2x HD-SDIPCI Express Slot (x4)
Osprey 815e 1x HD-SDIPCI Express Slot (x1)
Osprey 820e 2x HDMI, DVI, VGA, AnalogPCI Express Slot (x4)
Osprey 100e, 210e, 260e, 460e Up to 4x AnalogPCI Express Slot (x1)
Stream Labs
MH4LM 4x HD-SDI or AnalogPCI Express Slot (x4)
MS4, MS2 Up to 4x Analog or SD-SDIPCI Express Slot (x1)
Teradek
CUBE Series HDMI or HD-SDIIP Streaming
BOLT Series HDMI or HD-SDIUSB 3.0
YUAN High-Tech
SC5A0 N8 NEW   8x HD-SDIPCI Express Slot (x4)
SC5C0 N4 Series NEW   4x HD-SDI or 4x HDMIPCI Express Slot (x4)
SC5A0 N4L NEW   4x HD-SDIPCI Express Slot (x4)
SC542 N4 Series NEW   4x HD-SDI or 4x HDMIPCI Express Slot (x4)
SC542 N2 Series NEW   2x HD-SDI or 2x HDMIPCI Express Slot (x4)
SC542 N1 Series NEW   1x HD-SDI/HDMI/DVI/ComponentPCI Express Slot (x1)
UB5A0 N4 Hybrid NEW  
Note: This device does not support vMix Replay
3x HD-SDI + 1x HD-SDI/HDMI/DVI/AnalogUSB 3.0
SC510 N4 Series 4x HD-SDI or 4x HDMIPCI Express Slot (x4)
SC510 N2 Series 2x HD-SDI or 2x HDMIPCI Express Slot (x4)
SC510 N1 1x HD-SDI/HDMI/DVI/ComponentPCI Express Slot (x4)
SC580 N1 1x HD-SDI/HDMI/DVI/ComponentPCI Express Slot (x1)
UB530 1x HD-SDI/HDMI/DVI/AnalogUSB 3.0
SC542 MC Series NEW   1x HD-SDI or 1x HDMIMiniPCIe
SC5A0 MC Series NEW   1x HD-SDI or 1x HDMIMiniPCIe
SC512N1 MC SDI 1x HD-SDIMiniPCIe
SC512N1 MC HDV 1x HDMIMiniPCIe
Thunderbolt Enclosures
Sonnet Echo Express SeriesCapture Card Required Supported hardware:
AJA
Blackmagic
Bluefish444
Magewell
Matrox
Magma ExpressBox SeriesCapture Card Required Supported hardware:
AJA
Blackmagic
Bluefish444
Magewell
Matrox
Other
HDV/DV CamerasFirewireSeparate Firewire Card for each camera.
HDV and DV formats introduce a half second delay.

Controllers

Controllers can be used to perform common functions in vMix such as executing shortcuts and switching inputs etc. The below list contains only controllers we have tested with vMix and therefore is only a sample of controllers you could use with vMix.

Note:

All MIDI controllers will work to control vMix shortcuts. The below list only contains controllers we have tested with vMix. vMix works with all MIDI controllers with buttons, knobs and faders, in addition to the list below.

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Manufacturer & ModelUsesTypeActivator Support
AKAI
APC Mini Switching, Shortcuts, Audio MIDIYes
APC40 MK II Switching, Shortcuts, Audio MIDIYes
Behringer
CMD PL-1 Shortcuts, Audio, Replay MIDIYes
X-Touch Series Switching, Shortcuts, Audio MIDIYes
Contour Design
ShuttlePro v2 Replay, Shortcuts MIDI, Jog WheelYes
JL Cooper
ES-SloMo J USB Replay, Switching, Shortcuts MIDI, Jog Wheel, T-BarYes
KORG
nanoKONTROL Studio Shortcuts, Audio MIDIYes
Microsoft
XBox 360 or Xbox One Controller Shortcuts, PTZ Control Game Controller, JoystickYes
Novation
Launch Control XL Switching, Shortcuts, Audio MIDIYes
Numark
Orbit Switching, Shortcuts, Audio MIDIYes
P.I. Engineering X-Keys
X-keys XK-3 Switching, Shortcuts MIDI, X-Keys, Foot PedalYes
X-keys XK-24 Switching, Shortcuts MIDI, X-KeysYes
X-keys XK-60 Switching, Shortcuts MIDI, X-KeysYes
X-keys XK-80 Switching, Shortcuts MIDI, X-KeysYes
X-keys Sticks - XK-4 / XK-8 / XK-16 Switching, Shortcuts MIDI, X-KeysYes
X-keys XK-12 Joystick Switching, Shortcuts, PTZ Control MIDI, X-Keys, JoystickYes
X-keys XK-12 Jog & Shuttle Switching, Shortcuts, Replay MIDI, X-Keys, Jog WheelYes
X-keys XKE-124 T-bar Switching, Shortcuts, Replay MIDI, X-Keys, T-BarYes
X-keys XKE-128 Switching, Shortcuts MIDI, X-KeysYes
X-keys XKR-32 Switching, Shortcuts MIDI, X-Keys, Rack MountYes
Skaarhoj
Controllers with unisketch software Switching, Shortcuts MIDIYes
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