Magewell’s Pro Convert SDI Plus hardware converter lets users reliably bring SDI video signals into live, IP-based media production infrastructures using NewTek’s popular NDI® technology.
While some new products such as cameras support NDI directly, many customers want to use their current equipment with NDI-compatible production software. The Pro Convert SDI Plus offers an easy-to-use, cost-effective and reliable hardware solution to connect existing sources to NDI-enabled networks, systems and software.
The self-contained Pro Convert SDI Plus encoder converts 3G-SDI signals up to 1080p60 into full-bandwidth NDI streams with extremely low latency and is truly plug-and-play, with automatic input signal format detection and DHCP-based network configuration eliminating the need for manual setup. Source video is converted at its native resolution and frame rate by default, while a browser-based interface offers users control of FPGA-based up/down/cross-conversion, de-interlacing, image adjustments and other video processing. Performing these functions within the Pro Convert SDI Plus hardware can reduce network bandwidth usage and processing requirements for subsequent tools in the production workflow.
The compact and energy-efficient device can be powered over its Ethernet connection (PoE) or the included power adapter, and offers value-added features for camera-mounted use including tally lights and NDI-based PTZ camera control.
NDI is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc. in the United States and other countries.