Magewell’s Pro Convert HDMI 4K Plus hardware converter lets users reliably bring HDMI video signals into live, IP-based media production infrastructures using NewTek’s royalty-free NDI® technology.
While some new products such as cameras support NDI directly, many customers want to use their current equipment with NDI-compatible production software. The Pro Convert HDMI 4K Plus offers an easy-to-use, cost-effective and reliable hardware solution to connect existing sources to NDI-enabled networks, systems and software.
The self-contained Pro Convert HDMI 4K Plus encoder converts HDMI 2.0 signals up to 4Kp60 into full-bandwidth NDI streams with extremely low latency and is truly plug-and-play, with automatic input signal format detection and DHCP-based network configuration eliminating the need for manual setup. Source video is converted at its native resolution and frame rate by default, while a browser-based interface offers users control of FPGA-based up/down/cross-conversion, de-interlacing, image adjustments and other video processing. Performing these functions within the Pro Convert HDMI 4K Plus hardware can reduce network bandwidth usage and processing requirements for subsequent tools in the production workflow.
The compact and energy-efficient device can be powered over its Ethernet connection (PoE) or the included power adapter, and offers value-added features for camera-mounted use including tally lights and NDI-based PTZ camera control.
NDI is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Converts an HDMI input signal to an NDI® stream with extremely low latency
Connects existing source equipment into NDI-enabled, IP-based media networks
Plug-and-play ease of use with automatic input format detection and DHCP network configuration
Supports inputs up to 4K at 60fps or 1080p at 240fps
Intuitive web-based UI for customizing parameters
FPGA-based up/down/cross-conversion, de-interlacing and image processing
Power via PoE or USB power supply
¼-20 mounting hole for attaching to tripod or camera
Remote PTZ camera control
Tally lights indicate when output NDI stream is being used
Support for input video resolutions up to 4:4:4 8-bit 4096x2160 at 60fps
USB2.0 Type B, 5V/2.1A power supply, USB RNDIS
HDMI Specific Features:
600MHz HDMI receiver Adaptive HDMI equalizer Support for customized EDID Support for extraction of AVI/Audio InfoFrames Full colorimetry support Support for up to 4096x2160 4:4:4 60fps input signals Support for 8-channel IEC60958 audio streams Support for extraction of audio formation information & channel status data Support for extraction of video timing information Support for extraction of 3D format information Support for Side-by-Side Half, Top-and-Bottom, Frame Packing 3D mode
NDI® Output Format:
Support for 4:2:2 8-bit output up to 4096x2160@60fps or 1920x1080@240fps, NDI 3.x
Video Processing Features:
Video processing pipelines supporting 4096x2160 at 60fps Video brightness, contrast, saturation, hue adjustment Video de-interlacing (Top field only, Bottom field only) Video aspect ratio conversion (Auto or manual selection of output aspect ratio) Video color format conversion (auto or manual selection of input color format & quantization range; auto or manual selection of output color format, quantization range & saturation range; support for RGB, YUV BT.601, YUV BT.709, YUV BT.2020 input color formats; support for YUV BT.601, YUV BT.709, YUV BT.2020 output color formats; support for Limited or Full quantization range; support for Limited, Full & ‘Extended gamut’ saturation range) Video frame rate conversion Video mirror flip
NDI® Source Name:
Support for setting the device name shown in the system using Web UI (default device name is ‘Pro Convert’) Support for setting board-index, from 0 to F, through on-board rotary switch Support for setting the source name shown in the system using Web UI (default source name is ‘board-index + serial number’)
Support for manual update using Web UI
Status LEDs indicate: power supply state (on/off), Tally (preview/program), input signal state (locked/unlocked), loop-through signal state (connected; signal detected/undetected)
USB2.0 A to B Cable; 5V/2.1A power adapter; Mini-DIN–8 (PTZ + TALLY) to RS232 (PTZ) + Mini-DIN–8 (TALLY); L-bracket
Max current at 5V: ~2A Max power consumption: ~10W