Magewell and Central Control forge integration for enhanced production control

New Central Control 4 allows Director Mini all-in-one production and streaming system, as well as Pro Convert decoders, to be controlled by wide range of third-party tools

Magewell and Central Control have unveiled the latest version of Central Control’s show control application, now offering seamless integration with two of Magewell’s renowned production and IP workflow solutions. Central Control 4 introduces new modules tailored to manage Magewell’s Director Mini all-in-one production and streaming system, as well as the Pro Convert multi-protocol streaming and video-over-IP decoders.

Attendees at the 2024 NAB Show, taking place from April 14-17 in Las Vegas, can experience demonstrations showcasing the integration with Director Mini at the Magewell booth (C6816) and Central Control at the X-Keys booth (SL8118).

Central Control 4 stands out as a live show control and automation application that links a diverse range of production equipment, including video mixers, graphics systems, lighting consoles, PTZ cameras, and media servers, with over 50 control surfaces and protocols like X-Keys, Elgato Stream Deck, and MIDI controllers.

The Director Mini module within Central Control 4 enables users to manage scene switching, graphics triggering, and audio functionalities, including VU meters and “scribble strips” when utilizing a Behringer X-Touch control surface. Additionally, the new module for Pro Convert decoders facilitates straightforward selection of source video streams.

Magewell’s Director Mini serves as a comprehensive, portable production and streaming solution, offering multi-input switching, graphics, streaming, recording, and monitoring capabilities in a compact package. Its user-friendly touchscreen interface and companion mobile app empower users to effortlessly create compelling multi-camera content.

Pro Convert decoders play a crucial role in transforming live IP media streams into high-quality HDMI or SDI outputs, ideal for connection to monitors, projectors, and production equipment. These devices support decoding of H.264 or H.265 compressed video across various streaming protocols, including SRT, RTMP, RTSP, HLS, and more, as well as High-Bandwidth NDI®, NDI® HX2, and NDI® HX3.

“We are thrilled that Central Control has added support for Director Mini and Pro Convert decoders,” said Nick Ma, CEO and CTO of Magewell. “Central Control 4 vastly expands the ways that our solutions can be controlled and automated by third-party tools even if they don’t directly integrate with our offerings.”

“By allowing essentially any controller to control practically anything, Central Control 4 is especially valuable for productions that use a diverse array of equipment,” said Joe de Max, Director at Central Control. “We received many customer requests to add support for Magewell solutions, and we’re excited to make Director Mini and Pro Convert decoders part of the Central Control ecosystem.”


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