Magewell's Pro Convert family of hardware-based NDI encoders won the Best of Show Award from Future plc publication TV Technology at NAB Show 2019. Magewell's Pro Convert devices let users bring baseband video signals into live, IP-based production and AV workflows using NewTek's NDI technology. The encoders transform HDMI or SDI input sources into NDI streams with low latency and plug-and-play ease of use.
Two 4K and two HD models provide a flexible choice of encoding resolution and input interface. The Pro Convert HDMI 4K Plus transforms sources up to 4K Ultra HD at full 60 frames per second via an HDMI 2.0 interface, while the Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus converts 6G-SDI signals up to 4Kp30. The Pro Convert SDI Plus and Pro Convert HDMI Plus encode sources into NDI streams up to 1080p60 HD; the latter can also accept a 4Kp60 HDMI input, down-converting it automatically to HD for encoding.
"The Future Best of Show Awards at NAB are in their sixth year," said Paul McLane, MD - Content, Future. "The program focuses attention on innovations in technology as seen around the million-square-foot exhibit floor of the industry's top trade show," he added.
"By enabling users to maximise their existing investments rather than needing to replace their current HDMI or SDI equipment, Pro Convert helps make the transition to IP-based workflows achievable and affordable for more customers," said Amy Zhou, sales director, Magewell.