Magewell’s Ultra Stream HDMI standalone encoder makes live streaming simple even for non-professional users, enabling them to record or stream high-quality video with 1 click using on-device buttons or an accompanying smartphone app. Avoiding the laptop and browser-based interface typically needed for setting up streaming encoders, initial configuration is performed over network or Bluetooth connectivity with the free iOS or Android app. Once configured, recording and live streaming can be started and stopped directly with physical buttons on the Ultra Stream HDMI unit or via virtual buttons in the app. The Ultra Stream HDMI encodes video up to 1080p60 from an HDMI input and also supports 4K sources, down-converting them automatically to HD. In addition to outputting live streams to Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Live and custom servers, the Ultra Stream HDMI can record video as MP4 files to a directly connected USB drive, embedded storage or the associated smartphone.