Ultra Stream SDI web interface enables remote control of the encoder from anywhere via VPN
Designed for non-technical users, Magewell’s Ultra Stream HDMI streaming encoder simplifies live streaming and recording for church volunteers via on-device buttons or a smartphone app. Now, the company has announced a new Ultra Stream model for customers with SDI-based video sources.
Ultra Stream SDI features support for 3G and 4G USB modems for live streaming 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. The Access Point mode enables Wi-Fi-based smartphone control of Ultra Stream encoders in environments that don’t have an existing accessible Wi-Fi network.
A new web interface enables remote control of the encoder from anywhere via VPN or users can 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 authorised users. Developers wishing to integrate control of Ultra Stream encoders into their software applications can enable an API that adds functionality into their own branded interface.
Ultra Stream SDI captures, encodes and streams HD or 2K video at resolutions up to 2048 x 1080 over 3G-SDI connectivity. Support for embedded SDI audio is assisted by an analogue microphone input and headphone output, while an SDI loop-through connection allows source signals to be simultaneously sent to a monitor or other production equipment. Measuring 104.6mm x 94.2mm x 28.5mm and weighing 143.3g, Ultra Stream SDI offers both wireless and wired network connectivity via built-in Wi-Fi and an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port.
The developer has also released its second NDI decoder device in its Pro Convert family. The low-latency Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI decoder transforms a live NDI stream into an HDMI output for connection to a monitor, projector or other baseband device. Capable of decoding NDI streams up to 2160 x 1200 at 60fps for output over its HDMI 2.0 interface, the device can also up-convert HD or 2K source streams to 4K for viewing on Ultra HD displays. The plug-and-play decoder features DHCP-based network configuration and can detect AV characteristics of the target display device via EDID metadata, automatically selecting optimal output parameters or offering a range of compatible choices.