Magewell Debuts Multi-Protocol Live Stream Decoder

Magewell has announced a converter that brings together IP-based streaming and baseband AV presentation equipment. The converter transfers H.264 and H.265 streams into HDMI output with support for a wide range of protocols including SRT.

Magewell said its 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.

Supporting a wide range of streaming protocols, the low-latency decoder is ideal for applications including multi-site video distribution between corporate, educational and church campuses, remote production, surveillance monitoring and digital signage.

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.

The Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI decodes streams up to 2160x1200 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). 

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