Magewell has begun shipping the newest decoder models in its Pro Convert family of low-latency video-over-IP converters. Available immediately, the Pro Convert for NDI(r) to SDI and Pro Convert H.26x to SDI transform live, IP media streams into high-quality SDI outputs for connection to monitors, projectors and legacy production equipment.
Magewell’s Pro Convert products bridge traditional video signals with IP-based production, distribution and streaming workflows. Offering the high reliability, assured performance and compact size of dedicated hardware, Pro Convert decoders are ideal for applications including remote production, multisite video distribution, video walls, digital signage, image magnification (IMAG), surveillance monitoring or bridging legacy and next-generation media infrastructures.
The Pro Convert H.26x to SDI decodes live H.264 (AVC) or H.265 (HEVC) compressed video streams up to 1080p@60Hz for output via a 3G-SDI interface. The low-latency device supports a wide range of input streaming protocols for maximum source compatibility, including SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) — developed and open-sourced by Haivision — as well as RTSP, RTMP, UDP, RTP and HLS. The Pro Convert for NDI to SDI offers all of the same functionality plus support for Newtek’s popular NDI(r) technology for production-grade media transport, including both full-bandwidth NDI and the high-efficiency, lower-bitrate NDI(r)|HX mode.
The plug-and-play decoders feature DHCP-based network configuration and high-quality, FPGA-based video processing. The compact devices measure just 3.97 by 2.4 inches (100.9 by 60.2 millimeters) with a height of 0.92 inches (23.3 mm), and can be powered via external adapter or Power over Ethernet (PoE). Users can specify source streams and control the decoder’s advanced settings through a browser-based interface, connected keyboard or mouse, or using on-device buttons that overlay an intuitive menu on the output.