Magewell Adds 12 New Features and Dual-Channel Replay to Its Director Mini

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Magewell says it added features to its Director Mini all-in-one production and streaming system. The company says this is the third firmware upgrade for the solution in the last five months that adds over two dozen new features and enhancements including instant replay, support for live HTML graphics platforms, network bonding and more.

Magewell says the Director Mini is a complete, portable production and streaming system that combines multi-input switching, graphics, streaming, recording and monitoring in one compact device. Director Mini lets users produce engaging multi-camera content through a touch-screen interface and companion mobile app.

Headlining the list of additions is dual-channel instant replay, according to the company. Two concurrent replays can be captured from Director Mini’s program output or HDMI, USB or NDI inputs. Magewell says the replays can be played back individually or side-by-side at full speed or slow motion with user-specified stinger transitions and can be saved as highlight recordings for future use.

Magewell also says new HTML graphics support enables user-specified web pages to be used as graphic overlays in Director Mini. While almost any web page can be incorporated into a production, the real power of this feature is unlocked when used in conjunction with a live graphics platform that generates real-time HTML-based overlays such as custom scoreboards, news or election graphics.

Director Mini 2.4 also features a beta version of network bonding functionality using technology from U.S.-based Speedify. The company says this feature combines all available internet connections (which can include wired Ethernet, Wi-Fi and an optional USB cellular modem) to optimize network performance and reliability for streaming. Users can connect to one of Speedify’s numerous worldwide bonding server locations and choose the ideal Speedify server pricing plan for their usage requirements.

Direct integrations with OBSBOT’s Tail Air AI-powered PTZ streaming camera and Tiny 2 webcam enable advanced remote control of these cameras from within the Director Mini user interface, according to Magewell. In addition to pan/tilt/zoom control, users can configure AI human tracking settings, trigger presets and start/stop recording to an SD card in Tail Air.

Magewell says new support for the OSC (Open Sound Control) protocol allows Director Mini to be controlled by external OSC-compatible solutions such as Hexler’s TouchOSC modular control surface app. A new Multi-View output mode displays program and preview windows plus up to eight scene thumbnails on a monitor connected to Director Mini’s USB-C port.

Other new features include support for NDI High Bandwidth input sources (in addition to existing NDI HX2 and NDI HX3 support); the ability to select a live social media comment to overlay on the program output when streaming to Facebook, YouTube or Twitch; user interface improvements; an expanded API for third-party integration; and more.

Magewell says existing Director Mini users can update to version 2.4 directly from the device’s touchscreen interface or by downloading the new firmware here: