Magewell has added a fourth Pro Convert model
Magewell has released a Pro Convert SDI Plus standalone NDI encoder – the fourth entry in its Pro Convert family of devices for bringing traditional video signals into IP-based production networks using NewTek's NDI technology. The new model claims to convert SDI-connected HD or 2K input sources into NDI streams with lower latency.
All four Pro Convert configurations allow content producers a choice of input connectivity and encoding resolutions. The new Pro Convert SDI Plus and recently introduced Pro Convert HDMI Plus encode source signals into full-bandwidth NDI streams up to 1080p60 HD from 3G-SDI or HDMI interfaces, respectively. The Pro Convert HDMI Plus can also accept a 4Kp60 input, down-converting it automatically to HD for encoding.
Meanwhile, the two flagship products in the Pro Convert series natively support 4K inputs and encoding. The Pro Convert HDMI 4K Plus transforms sources up to 4096x2160 at 60fps through an HDMI 2.0 input interface, while the Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus converts 6G-SDI signals up to 4K at 30fps into NDI streams.
The Pro Convert products are all incorporated with NewTek's NDI embedded SDK to ensure compatibility with the growing ecosystem of NDI-enabled solutions and come with automatic input format detection and network configuration.
The Pro Convert devices are suitable for fixed and portable use and include features for live production applications, such as a ¼-inch-20 thread for standard camera-mounting accessories, preview and programme tally lights and NDI-based PTZ camera control.
The units can also be powered by the included AC adapter or via PoE.
Magewell has also unveiled its Flex I/O PCIe input–output cards that combine the manufacturer’s video capture benefits with high-quality playout capabilities. Available with SDI or HDMI interfaces, the first two Flex I/O models each feature four input channels and two outputs, all of which can be used simultaneously with independent resolution, frame rate and processing settings for maximum flexibility.