In this walkthrough, we will demonstrate how to install a Blackmagic Capture Card into a Sonnet Echo Express. This process is simple and allows you the flexibility to have a multi-camera production setup. 

What You will Need:

  • Blackmagic Decklink Quad or Duo Capture Card; Magewell Pro Capture Card Quad
  • Sonnet Echo Express
  • Phillips Screwdriver

For more where to purchase these products, please visit our Kit page at the following link: Capture Devices

Take the Sonnet Echo Express box and flip it over. Unscrew the four screws at the bottom of the Echo Express chassis. Slide the inner unit out of the exterior cover. 

You will then want to insert the Capture Card into the interior chassis. You will need to screw in the capture card in order to secure it to the chassis. 

Once the Capture Card is secured to the chassis, you will slide the inner area back into the exterior casing and fasten the screws again. Now the Capture Card is secured within the Sonnet Echo Express. 

Depending of if you went with a HDMI or SDI capture card, you should see your ports at the back of the Sonnet Echo Express box. In the below example, you can clearly see our SDI connections visible and ready to use!

You can now plug your Sonnet Echo Express and Capture Card into your computer. You will need to plug in the box to power and into the computer via Thunderbolt. 

In the below example, the A cable is the thunderbolt connecting to the Mac and the B cable is the power for the box itself plugged into an outlet. 

If you have any additional questions, contact our support team by calling (859)-215-7979 or clicking 'New Support Ticket' at the top of this page.