Magewell Digital Video Essentials

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Magewell Digital Video Essentials

Founded in 2011, Magewell designs and develops hardware and software for video and audio capture, processing, streaming and playout. With guiding principles of continuous innovation and providing outstanding customer service, Magewell has earned a strong reputation for the exceptional quality, performance and reliability of its solutions. Distributed globally, Magewell products are used in professional video applications including live event streaming, broadcast, medical imaging, lecture capture, surveillance, video conferencing, gaming and more.


Latest News…

Magewell Unveils New Universal Media Encoder for Live Streaming, Production and almost any other AV-over-IP Workflow!

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Magewell is kicking off 2021 with the launch of its new Ultra Encode family of universal live media encoders. Supporting multiple encoding formats – including H.264, H.265, and NDI®|HX – and a wide array of delivery protocols, the new hardware offers systems integrators, video professionals, and OEM partners a flexible and affordable encoding solution for applications ranging from live streaming and remote contribution to IP-based production and AV-over-IP.

“While our Ultra Stream encoders continue to be extremely popular for users with fairly straightforward live streaming needs, integrators and high-end production professionals may require advanced capabilities such as additional formats or protocols and higher bitrates,” said Nick Ma, CEO and CTO at Magewell. “Ultra Encode delivers these enhanced features in an exceptionally versatile platform that is ideal not only for live streaming, but also for other professional applications such as AV-over-IP and local or remote production workflows.”

Ultra Encode features H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) video compression for live streaming delivery, letting users choose their preferred balance between broader viewing device compatibility and higher quality/bitrate efficiency. The new encoder also supports a flexible range of streaming protocols including RTMP, RTMPS, RTSP, RTP, HLS, and SRT (Secure Reliable Transport, developed and open-sourced by Haivision). Configurable presets enable easy streaming to YouTube™ Live, Facebook™ Live, Twitch™, or custom targets, with select protocols allowing simultaneous streaming to multiple destinations using independent encoding parameters for each stream.

Magewell Unwraps Powerful New Features and New Model in Ultra Stream Encoder Family

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Headlining the new features is support for 3G and 4G USB modems, enabling users to live stream from anywhere over a mobile broadband connection. Automated connectivity management switches between mobile broadband, wired Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity if the current network link is interrupted, and users can stream to different targets simultaneously over separate connection methods if desired. Meanwhile, a new Access Point (AP) mode enables Wi-Fi-based smartphone control of Ultra Stream encoders in environments that don’t have an existing accessible Wi-Fi network.

Rounding out the enhancements is a new web interface, enabling users to control Ultra Stream encoders through a web browser. While the smartphone app continues to provide the simplest way to locally manage the device, the browser-based interface enables customers to remotely control the encoder from anywhere via VPN or access it from a desktop computer over wired Ethernet. Multi-level user management in the web interface allows access to administrator functions to be restricted to authorized users.

Developers wishing to integrate control of Ultra Stream encoders into their software applications also gain important new capabilities, with an API enabling them to leverage the devices’ robust functionality in their own branded interface.

All of these updates will be available for both the current Ultra Stream HDMI model and its new sibling, the Ultra Stream SDI. While the earlier configuration features an HDMI input interface, the new Ultra Stream SDI captures, encodes and streams HD or 2K video at resolutions up to 2048×1080 over 3G-SDI connectivity. Support for embedded SDI audio is augmented by an analogue microphone input and a headphone output for monitoring, while an SDI loop-through connection enables source signals to be simultaneously sent to a monitor or other production equipment.

Magewell Unveils New NDI® Hardware Decoder, Expanding IP Video Workflows from Production to Presentation

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March 19, 2019: Bringing a new dimension to its portfolio of cost-effective devices for bridging traditional video equipment with IP-based workflows, Magewell today unveiled the new Pro Convert AIO RX hardware-based NDI® decoder. Converting live NDI streams into high-quality SDI or HDMI outputs for connection to baseband devices such as monitors and projectors, the low-latency decoder simplifies the use of NewTek’s popular media-over-IP technology in applications such as digital signage and video walls.

These powerful FPGA-based NDI decoding capabilities are also being added to the four recently-released Pro Convert Plus NDI encoders, with the new functionality available to current owners as a free firmware upgrade. The Pro Convert AIO RX and new decoding upgrades will make their global debut in booth SU5724 at the 2019 NAB Show (April 8-11 in Las Vegas). READ MORE

Magewell USB Capture Options

USB CAPTURE FAMILY Includes: USB Capture HDMI Gen 2, USB Capture SDI Gen 2, USB Capture AIO, supported by the USB Capture Utility. The USB Capture Family provides support for most of the current popular video signals as well as signals from retro and legacy equipment.

USB Capture Family

USB Capture Plus Family

Magewell USB Capture Plus Options

Magewell USB Capture Plus builds on the USB Capture products by adding loop through ports for local monitoring and additional audio input and output options.

Pro Convert Family

Magewell Pro Convert Tally and ID Selector

Adopting NewTek’s royalty-free NDI® protocol for encoding and transmission, the Pro Convert family easily and reliably converts video signals such as HDMI and SDI into NDI streams. These NDI streams will be available to all NDI-compatible software and systems on the same network regardless of physical distance, ensuring high-quality, low-latency, IP-based live production experiences superior to traditional live production solutions.

Pro Capture PCIe Cards

The range of Pro Capture cards available from Broadcast Bruce support HDMI and SDI inputs in single or multiple channels on a single card. They have broad third party software support and powerful FPGA-based video processing, effectively reducing CPU usage.

Ultra Stream

UltraStream Live Stream to Platforms of Your Choice including Facebook Live, twitch or YouTube
Standalone encoding and streaming appliances, delivering the highest quality in the most compact and simple to use devices in the market. Live Stream to any destination, including, Facebook Live, Youtube, twitch or your own RTMP server!

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