Seamlessly bridging AV-over-IP and live streaming with baseband display and distribution equipment, Magewell’s Pro Convert for NDI® to HDMI decoder transforms live IP streams for output to baseband monitors, projectors, production and distribution equipment via HDMI. The compact converter supports both Newtek’s NDI® AV-over-IP technology and the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol – developed and open-sourced by Haivision – for internet-delivered H.264 and H.265 streams. It also supports additional streaming protocols including RTSP, RTMP, UDP, RTP and HTTP.
Offering the high reliability, assured performance and compact size of dedicated hardware compared to software-based stream playout, the low-latency decoder is ideal for applications including multi-site video distribution; image magnification (IMAG); video walls; digital signage; remote production; or bridging legacy and next-generation media infrastructures.
The Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI decodes streams up to 2160x1200 at 60 frames per second for output over its HDMI 2.0 interface. Leveraging built-in, FPGA-based video processing, the device can also up-convert HD or 2K source streams to 4K for viewing on Ultra HD displays. (See “Related Products” for native 4K models).
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 selecting optimal output parameters or providing the user with a range of compatible choices. Users can specify source streams and control the decoders’ advanced settings through a browser-based interface; wired or wireless keyboard or mouse; or using on-device controls that overlay an intuitive menu on the HDMI output.
NDI is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Converts a live NDI® AV-over-IP stream or internet-delivered H.264/H.265 stream into a high-quality HDMI output with extremely low latency
Connects baseband presentation or distribution equipment such as displays, projectors and routers into IP-based media networks and streaming workflows
Supports NewTek’s popular NDI technology plus streaming protocols including SRT, RTSP, RTMP, UDP, RTP and HTTP
Supports full-bandwidth NDI and high-efficiency NDI|HX mode
Remote control of PTZ cameras
Plug-and-play ease of use with automatic output format optimization and DHCP network configuration
Decodes streams up to 2160x1200 at 60 frames per second
Up-converts HD or 2K source streams to 4K for viewing on Ultra HD displays
Advanced control via intuitive web-based UI, on-device controls (menu overlay on HDMI output) or keyboard/mouse (not included)
Power via PoE or USB power supply
Image flip for inverted projector installations and safe area controls
Supported Web Browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox version 61 and above, Google Chrome version 49 and above, Apple Safari 11.1 and above, Opera 55.0.2994.44 and above
Screw Mounting Hole:
¼-20 mounting hole
HDMI Output Features:
Supports up to 4096x2160 60fps HDMI output Supports 96KHz 16bits 8-channel audio streams Supports outputting video in the optimal format according to the EDID of the connected monitor
Support for setting the device name shown in the system using Web UI (default device name is ‘Pro Convert’) Support for setting board-index, from 0 to F, through on-board rotary switch
Supports NDI® media-over-IP streams Supports H.264 and H.265 streams in multiple protocols including RTSP, HTTP, RTMP Pull/Push and TS over UDP/SRT/RTP Supports up to 150M pixels/s decoding Can decode and convert 2K NDI stream to 2K 60fps Can decode and convert 4K NDI stream to 4K 15fps Modify settings using the Web UI or Options menu overlaid on HDMI output On-screen overlay display for setup (source name & resolution, tally indicators, VU meter, VU meter scale (dBVU), center cross, safe area) Video scaling, frame rate and aspect ratio conversion Video color format conversion (auto or manual selection of input color format, support for YUV BT.601, YUV BT.709 color formats) Video vertical and mirror flip Remote control of PTZ camera connected to the video source Audio gain, sample rate and channel settings