Seamlessly bridging AV-over-IP and live streaming with baseband display and distribution equipment, Magewell’s Pro Convert for NDI® to HDMI 4K decoder transforms IP streams up to 4096×2160 at 60fps for output to baseband monitors, projectors, production and distribution equipment via an HDMI 2.0 interface. 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 4K can automatically optimize output parameters based on EDID metadata of the connected HDMI device, with FPGA-based video processing enabling high-quality up/down-conversion between HD and 4K. The compact decoder can be powered via external adapter or PoE, and users can manage its advanced features via a browser-based interface, connected keyboard or mouse, or on-unit controls with a menu overlaid on the HDMI output. Its sibling Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI 4K offers the same rich features and multi-protocol stream decoding for users who do not require NDI support.
This post is part of Sound & Communications’ InfoComm 2020 Connected New Product Spotlight.