Magewell has introduced what it’s calling an “affordable” Pro Convert HDMI TX and Pro Convert SDI TX dedicated NDI encoders — both models are encoding-only configurations and will be highlighted in Magewell’s booth (number 2407) at InfoComm 2019.
Magewell’s Pro Convert family of hardware converters enables users and systems integrators bring HDMI or SDI video signals into and out of AV-over-IP workflows using NewTek’s NDI technology. While the flagship Pro Convert Plus models include signal loop-through connections and can be flexibly switched between encoding and decoding modes, Pro Convert TX configurations offer a lower-cost entry point for customers needing only a low-latency NDI encoder to transform baseband sources into high-quality NDI streams.
Pro Convert TX devices still include the Pro Convert family’s features including Power over Ethernet (PoE) support; program and preview tally lights; NDI-based PTZ camera control; and a standard 1/4”-20 thread for camera mounting. Automatic input format detection and network configuration claim ease of use, while a browser-based interface provides access to status monitoring and advanced conversion settings such as FPGA-based video processing. The Pro Convert HDMI TX supports inputs up to 2048×1200 via its HDMI 1.4 interface, while the Pro Convert SDI TX handles sources up to 1080p60 over 3G-SDI.
With these latest additions, Magewell’s Pro Convert product line now comprises seven models: four Pro Convert Plus encoder/decoders (4K and HD models with a choice of SDI or HDMI inputs), two Pro Convert TX encoders and the recently-unveiled Pro Convert AIO RX NDI decoder. Making its debut at InfoComm, the Pro Convert AIO RX completes the AV-over-IP chain by converting live NDI streams into high-quality SDI or HDMI outputs for connection to baseband devices such as monitors and projectors.
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