Decoder of a H.264 (AVC) or H.265 (HEVC) compressed video stream to high quality HDMI, for connection to monitors, projectors, etc. The low-latency decoder supports a wide range of transmission protocols, making it ideal for applications including: multi-site video distribution (between company campuses, educational institutions or churches), remote production, surveillance monitoring or digital signage among others.
The Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI is the first Magewell product to support the open source SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol. It enables secure, reliable, low-latency video delivery over any network. SRT ensures high-quality transmission even over the public Internet. Magewell is a member of the SRT Alliance. Other supported protocols include RTSP, RTMP, UDP, RTP and HTTP streaming.
The Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI decodes streams up to 2160x1200 at 60fps for output via its HDMI 2.0 interface. The built-in, FPGA-based video processing allows the device to automatically convert streams from HD or 2K sources to 4K for viewing on UltraHD displays. It is a plug-and-play decoder, which has a DHCP based network configuration and can detect video and audio characteristics of the target display device through EDID metadata, automatically optimizing output parameters or providing the user with a range of compatible options. The device can be powered through an external adapter or with Power over Ethernet (PoE).
Users can specify the source URL of the video stream and control advanced decoder settings through a web browser-based interface, a wired or wireless keyboard or mouse, or by using two buttons on the device that manage an intuitive menu on the HDMI output. It supports eight channels of AAC or MP3 audio in the input stream, with user control for audio gain, sampling rate, channel selection and on-screen VU-meters. Additional integration features include image flip for inverted projector installations, safe area controls and aspect ratio conversion. The decoder can be paired with Magewell's intuitive Ultra Stream encoders or with third-party hardware or software encoders.