The Pro Convert for NDI to SDI and Pro Convert H.26x – the newest decoder models in Magewell’s Pro Convert family of low-latency video-over-IP converters – are now available.


Magewell: The Pro Convert for NDI to SDI supports Newtek’s NDI technology

Magewell’s Pro Convert products bridge traditional video signals with IP-based production, distribution and streaming workflows. They are designed for a number of applications, including remote production, multi-site video distribution, video walls and bridging legacy and next-generation media infrastructures.

The Pro Convert H.26x to SDI decodes live H.264 (AVC) or H.265 (HEVC) compressed video streams up to 1080p60 for output via a 3G-SDI interface. The low-latency device supports a wide range of input streaming protocols, including SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) as well as RTSP, RTMP, UDP, RTP and HLS.

The Pro Convert for NDI to SDI offers all of the same functionality plus support for Newtek’s NDI technology for production-grade media transport, including both full-bandwidth NDI and the high-efficiency, lower-bitrate NDI|HX mode.

The plug-and-play decoders feature DHCP-based network configuration and FPGA-based video processing. The compact devices measure 3.97 by 2.4in (100.9 by 60.2mm) with a height of 0.92in and can be powered via external adapter or Power over Ethernet. Users can specify source streams and control the decoder’s advanced settings through a browser-based interface; connected keyboard or mouse; or using on-device buttons that overlay an intuitive menu on the output.

With the release of the new models, Magewell now has three Pro Convert decoders available with SDI output. The third, the Pro Convert for NDI to AIO, offers NDI, H.264 and H.265 decoding with simultaneous HDMI and 3G-SDI outputs. The decoders can be paired with Magewell’s Ultra Stream live streaming encoders, Pro Convert NDI encoders or third-party encoding products.

“The use of video-over-IP and streaming media for remote production, live media transport, and mass communications has accelerated significantly as the world adapts to new ways of working, learning and sharing information,” said James Liu, VP of engineering at Magewell. “Our Pro Convert family lets users easily and reliably leverage popular IP media protocols over LANs, WANs and the public internet, and we’re pleased to be shipping our newest decoder models into customers’ hands.”