Pro Convert SDI Plus

Magewell Pro Convert SDI encodes to an NDI stream; one SDI input and one SDI loop-through output with eight channels of embedded audio, and it supports SDI input up to DCI 2K 2048 x 1080 video at 60 fps..

  • One SDI input, one SDI loop-through output with embedded audio.
  • Convert one SDI signal with 16 channels of embedded mono audio to an NDI stream.
  • Supports up to 2K60 input.
  • Supports up to 8-bit 4:2:2 DCI 2K 2048 x 1080 video at 60 fps encoded NDI output.
  • USB 2.0 Type-B 5V power and PoE via RJ45 port.

Magewell PN: 64020 US; 64022 EU; 64023 UK;
64024 AU; 64025 KR; 64026 JP

The device is supplied with different options of power adapters.

Description

Magewell Pro Convert SDI Plus encoder converts SDI video to an NDI stream. The Pro Convert SDI Plus features one SDI input and one SDI loop-through output with eight channels of embedded audio, and it supports SDI input up to 2048×1080 60fps. The RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port supports encoded NDI output up to DCI 2K 2048 x 1080 8-bit 4:2:2 video at 60 fps.

The SDI loop-through allows you to view your input on a monitor while your NDI-encoded stream can be sent to a variety of NDI-compatible encoding or streaming applications such as OBS, XSplit, vMix, Wirecast, and others via Ethernet. The mini DIN-8 tally/PTZ port provides tally input to pass-through as well as for use with the unit’s status LEDs. The LEDs also indicate power, output, and input signal status.

The unit is powered by a 5V power adapter connected to its USB 2.0 Type-B port or via PoE (Power over Ethernet) over its RJ45 port. The Pro Convert can be managed with a web UI to configure settings and to perform firmware updates via the USB port. A 1/4″-20 mounting thread allows you to mount the unit in a rack, bracket, or on a stand. Included with the Pro Convert are a USB cable, a 5V power adapter, a mini DIN-8 cable, and an L-bracket for mounting.

Magewell pro convert bridge for NDI

Magewell’s award-winning Pro Convert family of hardware converters enables users and systems integrators bring HDMI or SDI video signals into and out of AV-over-IP workflows using NewTek’s popular NDI technology. While the flagship Pro Convert Plus models include signal loop-through connections and can be flexibly switched between encoding and decoding modes (upgrade available later this year)

Interface

Pro Convert SDI Plus

 

The Pro Convert family incorporates NewTek’s NDI Embedded SDK to ensure compatibility with the growing ecosystem of NDI-enabled solutions, and wraps its core functionality in a robust feature set. Automatic input format detection and network configuration provide plug-and-play ease of use, converting source video at its native resolution and frame rate by default without any manual setup effort. Loop-through connectivity allows input signals to be sent simultaneously to additional displays or equipment, while an intuitive browser-based interface enables users to control advanced conversion settings and FPGA-based video processing such as up/down/cross-conversion, de-interlacing and image adjustments.

About NDI® –  (Network Device Interface) software is in the hands of millions of customers worldwide and allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP. NDI can encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time. This benefits any network-connected video device, including cameras, converters, video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices.

Further resources

Magewell Bridge for NDI® Select
NewTek NDI® Tools Select
Compatible Software Select
User Manual for Pro Convert Encoders Download
User Manual PRO Convert Decoders Download
Short FAQs about Pro Convert Download
Description of Mini-DIN8 Breakout Download
Pro Convert Product Selector & Downloads Select

 

InterfaceNDI EncodingFirmwareOthers
Input interfaces
• BNC x1
• Support up to 2048x1080 60fps

Loop-through Interface
• BNC x1
• Support up to 2048x1080 60fps

USB Interface
• USB 2.0 for power and data transfer

Network Interface
• 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
• Support IEEE 802.3af PoE

Power Interface
• DC+5V

PTZ Interface
• Mini-DIN-8
Up to 2048x1080 60fpsUpgradable firmwareLED Indicators

Tally Lights

2-year Warranty

SD Card Slot

1/4-20 Mounting Hole

Specifications

Supported Web Browser (tested)Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox version 61 and above
Google Chrome version 49 and above
Apple Safari 11.1 and above
Opera 55.0.2994.44 and above
Supported Software (tested)
OBS
XSplit
vMix
VidBlasterX
Wirecast
streamstar SW
mimoLive
Any other NewTek NDI-enabled encoding or streaming software
Input Interfaces

BNC
SD/HD/3G SDI
Loop-through Interface

BNC
SD/HD/3G SDI
Storage InterfaceSD Card (functions to be developed)
PTZ + TALLY Control
Mini-DIN–8 jack
Screw Mounting Hole
¼–20 mounting hole
Network Interfaces
10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
IEEE 802.3af PoE
USB Interface

USB2.0 Type B
5V/2.1A power supply
USB RNDIS/ECM
Input feature
Support for up to 2048x1080 60fps input resolution
SDI Specific Features
Integrated cable equalizer extending the cable length as follows:
- up to 330m for SD-SDI signals
- up to 300m for HD-SDI signals
- up to 200m for 3G-SDI signals
Support for SD/HD/3Ga/3Gb/3Gb-DL/3Gb-DS (SMPTE 2081) standards
Support for RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling
Support for 10/12-bit color depth
Support for extraction of SMPTE 352 payload identifier
Support for up to 16 (mono) audio channels
Support for extraction of audio formation information & channel status data
Limited support of 3Gb-DS: only the first stream can be captured
Limited support for capture of the first link of dual link interfaces:
- YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit 1080p 50/59.94/60: captured as 1080i 50/59.94/60
- YCbCr 4:4:4 10-bit: captured as 4:2:2
- RGB 4:4:4: R/B sub-sampled
NDI® Output Format
Support for 4:2:2 8-bit output
Support for up to 2048x1080 60fps output resolution
Support for NDI 4.1
Video Processing FeaturesVideo processing pipelines with 160 Mpixels/s
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. By default, the device name is ‘Pro Convert’.
Support for setting the source name shown in the system using Web UI. By default, the source name is ‘board-index + serial number’.
Support for setting board-index, from 0 to F, through on-board rotary switch
Firmware Upgrade
Support for manual update using Web UI
LED Indicator
Status LEDs indicate:
• the state of power supply: on/off
• Tally: preview/program
• the state of input signal: locked/unlocked
• the state of loopthrough signal: loopthrough connected and signal detected/undetected
Form Factor117.5mm (L) x 66.7mm (W) x 23.4mm (H)
Accessories
USB 2.0 A to B Cable
5V/2.1A power adaptor
Mini-DIN–8 (PTZ + TALLY) to RS232 (PTZ) + Mini-DIN–8 (TALLY)
L-bracket
LED matrix panel (optional)
Power Consumption
5V max current: ~1.5A
Max power consumption: ~6W
Working Environment
Operating temperature: 0 to 45 deg C
Storage temperature: –20 to 70 deg C
Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing

Accessories

Pro Convert SDI Plus Pro Convert SDI Plus Pro Convert SDI Plus Pro Convert SDI Plus
Power Adapter (US/EU/UK/AU/JP)x1
Part number: 98017
Power Adapter (KR) x1
Part number: 98015
USB Type A to Type B cable x1
Part number: 90065
Mini DIN8 to DIN8+DB9 cable x1
Part number: 90110
Pro Convert SDI Plus Pro Convert SDI Plus
Tally Light x1
Part number: 99090
L bracket x1
Part number: 92240

 

Two types of power adapters are provided as options to meet your need. Please choose the right part number when placing the order to our dealers. We recommend you always use the included accessories to avoid unnecessary damage to your device. Please note, the appearance of the power adapter may vary due to suppliers or batches. The images here are for reference only.

Downloads

Magewell Bridge for NDI® Select
NewTek NDI® Tools Select
Compatible Software Select
User Manual for Pro Convert Encoders Download
User Manual PRO Convert Decoders Download
Short FAQs about Pro Convert Download
Description of Mini-DIN8 Breakout Download

Firmware

V1.0.588

39.1 MB | 2020.02.20

Download

Descriptions:

a. Add “Full frame rate for low bandwidth” function, which supports outputting video with full frame rate in low-bandwidth condition.

b. Add “Audio Reference Level” function, which supports adjusting audio modes.

c. Add “Discovery Server” function, which supports discovering NDI devices across network segments.

d. Add “UDP Unicast” function, which supports retrieving NDI streams with UDP mode.

e. Add new PTZ control protocols: Visca UDP, Pelco-D, and Pelco-P.

f. Optimize the layout of the Web UI.

g. Fix some bugs.

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