Magewell Pro Convert SDI TX

One-channel HD Signal Converter

Standalone 3G SDI to full bandwidth NDI encoder, 1-channel SDI, PoE

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Innovating to Enhance Live Production Workflows
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.

Video-over-IP has Never Been so Simple
Everything you need as a live content producer can fit in a backpack – Pro Convert devices and accessories, a network switch and a laptop. The converter accepts a wide range of signals from source equipment including cameras, production workstations, media players, games consoles and more, creating streams that are compatible with the large and growing number of NDI-enabled software applications.

Easy-to-Use; Zero Configuration
Pro Convert devices automatically detect your network and the video input signal format, with no manual network configuration nor source format selection needed. Plug in the cables, and it just works!

Scalable Solution with Lower Investment in Equipment
With Pro Convert devices, your Video-over-IP infrastructure can be expanded to any number of inputs. Simply add one more Pro Convert to add one channel of input to your NDI-based production network, with no need for expensive equipment like dedicated video routers or matrixes.

Fits Easily and Non-Disruptively into Your Existing Workflows
Simply connect a Pro Convert device to your existing video source to make your production workflow IP-enabled. The converter provides a loop-through interface so you can still connect your source to the same subsequent video equipment without affecting your original workflow, minimizing cost and integration effort.

  • Convert one channel of SDI signal with embedded audio to NDI® stream

Basic features:

  • FPGA-based Video Processing
  • Superb Signal Compatibility
  • Remote Control PTZ Cameras via IP
  • Connect to the computer using RNDIS when Ethernet is not available
  • Support 8 channel IEC60958 audio streams; support Audio 5.1 and 7.1
  • Fail-over to swicth another source if the current one fails
  • Intuitive web-based UI for quick setup and control
  • Power via PoE or USB power supply
  • Tally Lights
  • 1/4"-20 Mounting Hole
  • Accessed by multiple users simultaneously; different user permissions to ensure safety
  • Low-noise fan for colling 24x7 continuus work
  • Online Firmware Update
  • Rotary switch to set the ID for each device
More Information

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


  • SD/HD/3G SDI


Storage Interface

  • SD Card (functions to be developed)


PTZ + TALLY Control

  • Mini-DIN–8 jack


Screw Mounting Hole

  • 1⁄4–20 mounting hole


Network Interfaces

  • 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3af PoE


USB Interface

  • USB2.0 Type B
  • 5V/2.1A power supply


Input feature

  • Support input video resolutions at up to 2048x1080 60fps


SDI Specific Features

  • Integrated cable equalizer supporting cable lengths up to 180M for 3G-SDI signals
  • Support for SD/HD/3Ga/3Gb/3Gb-DL/3Gb-DS (SMPTE 2081) standards
  • Support for 2K (2048x1080) mode
  • Support for RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling
  • Support for 8/10/12-bit color depth
  • Support for extraction of SMPTE 352 payload identifier
  • Support for up to 16 (mono) input and 16 output audio channels
  • Support for extraction of audio formation information & channel status data
  • Limited support for capture of one 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 3.x


Video Processing Features

  • Support capture resolutions up to 2048x1080
  • 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 colour format conversion:
    Auto or manual selection of input colour format & quantization range
    Auto or manual selection of output colour format, quantization range & saturation range
    Support for RGB, YUV BT.601, YUV BT.709, YUV BT.2020 input colour formats
    Support for YUV BT.601, YUV BT.709, YUV BT.2020 output colour 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 working status of the device:

  • Power supply: on/off
  • Input signal: locked/unlocked


Form Factor

  • 100.9mm (L) x 60.2mm (W) x 23.3mm (H)



  • 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



  • 2-year warranty