The Pro Convert family of devices of Magewell has just been expanded with the release of the Pro Convert SDI Plus standalone NDI encoder. This technology converts SDI-connected HD (1080p60) or 2K input sources into NDI streams with “extremely low latency” according to the company.
The rest of the Pro Convert products are the Pro Convert HDMI plus (NDI streams up to 1080p60 from 3G-SDI or HDMI interfaces); the Pro Convert HDMI 4K Plus (sources up to 4096×2160 at 60fps through an HDMI 2.0 input) and the Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus (6G-SDI signals up to 4K30fps into NDI streams).
These compact devices can be used in-studio or in external productions due to their reduced dimensions. They include a ¼”-20 thread for standard camera-mounting accessories, preview and program tally lights, and NDI-based PTZ camera control.
According to James Liu, VP of Engineering at Magewell, Pro Convert’s technology enable “more content producers to easily and cost-effectively make the transition to IP-based live production workflows.