Magewell, a Chinese developer of hardware and software for video and audio capture, conversion and streaming based in Nanjing, is now shipping the latest decoder models in its Pro Convert family of low-latency video-over-IP converters.
The Pro Convert for NDI to SDI and Pro Convert H.26x to SDI transform live, IP media streams into SDI outputs for connection to monitors, projectors and legacy production equipment.
Pro Convert products bridge traditional video signals with IP-based production, distribution, and streaming workflows. They are designed for remote production, multi-site video distribution, video walls, digital signage, image magnification (IMAG), surveillance monitoring, or bridging legacy with 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 1080p60 for output via a 3G-SDI interface. The device supports a 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 the same functions plus support for NewTek's NDI technology for production-grade media transport, including both full-bandwidth NDI and the high-efficiency, lower-bitrate NDI|HX mode.
The plug-and-play decoders feature DHCP-based network configuration and FPGA-based video processing. Users can specify source streams and control the decoder's advanced settings through a browser-based interface, connected keyboard or mouse, or via on-device buttons that overlay an intuitive menu on the output.
Magewell now has three Pro Convert decoders with SDI output. The third, the Pro Convert for NDI to AIO, offers NDI, H.264, and H.265 decoding with simultaneous HDMI and 3G-SDI outputs. The decoders can be paired with Magewell's Ultra Stream live streaming encoders, Pro Convert NDI encoders, or third-party encoding products.
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