Magewell to Show Standalone NDI® Decoder at IBC 2019
August 14, 2019 by Chuck Baker
Leading digital video R&D and manufacturer Magewell is bringing a host of capture, encoder and decoder products enabled for IP via integration of NDI® royalty free bidirectional technology for transport of video, audio and data at very high quality and very low latency over standard networks. This includes the first standalone NDI decoder, Pro Convert AIO RX. The AIO RX can receive an NDI stream on the network and convert it to HDMI 1.4 and 3G-SDI at up to 1080p60 for input to production systems that do not directly support IP inputs. The company will showcase these products in Stand 8.A84 at the IBC 2019 exhibition (September 13-17 in Amsterdam).
In addition to the NDI-enabled hardware products, Magewell will also be showing a software solution: Magewell Bridge for NDI makes video and audio from a Magewell capture device available as a live source to any other NDI-enabled software and systems on the network. Magewell Bridge supports all resolutions and frame rates available through the associated capture device, including Ultra HD video with 4K models. When used with multi-channel capture cards or multiple Magewell capture devices in the same computer, Magewell Bridge can simultaneously convert up to four channels of 1080p video into NDI streams on host systems with sufficient processing power.
Magewell Bridge can generate NDI streams in the native format of the input source, or users can specify the output resolution, frame rate and color space. Magewell Bridge engages the capture hardware’s FPGA-based video processing to perform functions including up- and down-scaling without consuming CPU cycles. Magewell Bridge can also receive and decode NDI streams from the network for local preview or full-screen display.
NDI, a brand of Vizrt Group, is the leading standard for video-over-IP, now integrated in thousands of products in the hands of millions of users. Fully resolution independent, NDI encodes far in excess of real-time for virtually any resolution including 4K and beyond. With support for customizable metadata for developers, control and communications support, resolution and format independence, the ability to work in standard networks and to gain advantages in enhanced networks, NDI is a future proof IP solution for every level of the content production industry and any content production tool manufacturer.
Pro Convert AIO RX highlights:
- Browser-based user interface
- Output to HDMI 1.4 and 3G-SDI at up to 1080p60
- 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet with EEE 802.3af PoE
- USB 2.0 port for data and power
- Firmware upgradable
- Status LEDs for power and output signal status
- Set buttons for manual Preset and Source control
- 1/4-20 mounting screw hole
Magewell’s Pro Convert series currently includes six converters that encode HDMI or SDI to NDI, with both 1080p and 4K models, some with loop-through. Read our coverage of Magewell’s newest NDI encoder products: Magewell Adds Cost-Saving Encode-Only HDMI- and SDI-to-NDI® Converters
Read the complete story on Magewell’s new hardware at IBC 2019 at PR Newswire: Magewell Heading to IBC2019 with Rapidly-Expanding Portfolio for Evolving Production and Distribution Workflows
Read the complete story on Magewell’s new software at IBC 2019 at Magewell’s home page: Magewell Enhances Video Capture and Conversion with Three New Software Tools