Magewell Debuts 1080p Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI H.265 Streamer

magewell proconvertMagewell today announced a new Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI multi-protocol, SRT-compatible streaming media decoder — and it will make its debut in Hall 8-G475 at ISE 2020 exhibition in Amsterdam next month.

While earlier Pro Convert models convert AV signals to and from NewTek’s NDI(r) AV-over-IP technology, the new Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI decodes a standard H.264 (AVC) or H.265 (HEVC) compressed video stream into an HDMI output for connection to baseband monitors, projectors and switchers.

The Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI is Magewell’s first product to support the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) open-source protocol. Enabling secure, resilient, low-latency video delivery over unpredictable networks, SRT ensures high-quality streaming experiences even over the public internet. Magewell is a proud member of the SRT Alliance. Other supported protocols include RTSP, RTMP, UDP, RTP and HTTP streaming.

The Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI decodes streams up to 2160×1200 at 60 frames per second for output over its HDMI 2.0 interface. Built-in, FPGA-based video processing enables the device to automatically up-convert HD or 2K source streams to 4K for viewing on Ultra HD displays. The plug-and-play decoder features DHCP-based network configuration and can detect the video and audio characteristics of the target display device via EDID metadata, automatically optimizing output parameters or providing the user with a range of compatible choices. The device can be powered via an external adapter or Power over Ethernet (PoE).

Details on the Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI are here.

Here’s a video we shot of the Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI H.265 Streamer at ISE 2020: