Magewell adds NDI/HX support to pro convert decoders

Compatibility with low-bitrate variant of popular media-over-IP technology complements support for full-bandwidth NDI streams
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Magewell has announced updates for the company's Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI and Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI 4K standalone IP decoders that further expand the devices' support for Newtek's evolving NDI media-over-IP technology.

The free upgrades add compatibility with the high-efficiency, lower-bitrate NDI|HX mode in NDI 4, complementing the decoders' existing support for full-bandwidth NDI streams.

Magewell will highlight the updated Pro Convert decoders as part of its virtual exhibit at the upcoming IBC Showcase digital experience, taking place online September 8-11.

Magewell's Pro Convert NDI encoders and decoders let users reliably bring traditional video signals into and out of IP-based production and distribution workflows, enabling existing sources and displays to work seamlessly in next-generation media infrastructures.

The Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI and Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI 4K decode NDI input streams for output to HDMI monitors, projectors, production or distribution equipment. In addition to NDI technology, the decoders also support SRT, RTSP, RTMP, UDP, RTP and HTTP (HLS) streams with H.264 or H.265 compression.

While full-bandwidth NDI offers the highest quality and lowest latency, the bitrate-efficient NDI|HX mode supports full-resolution, full frame-rate video delivery over wireless and limited-bandwidth networks.

NDI|HX support is available in new Pro Convert NDI decoder units and as a free firmware upgrade for existing customers.

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