In our latest unboxing, we’re taking a look at the Magewell Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus. This stand-alone converter is the first in a series of Magewell products to feature an NDI option, for Video over IP connectivity. It comes in at an affordable price along with the reliability to be used on any scale of broadcast from at home workflows to multi-camera events. It’s small footprint provides up to a 4K30P (6G) SDI input, further delivering on its versatility. And the configuration couldn’t be more straightforward, as this converter provides setup functionality over IP and USB. We can’t wait to explore what kind of punch this portable powerhouse can provide!
The Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus is nothing short but slick. It’s well designed outer casing shows that it means business. Everything from the connections on the side to the Magewell logo that greets you right when you take this device out of the package let’s you know that it’s premium. And on top of that, the functionality could not be more well laid out: one side for your SDI in and out, along with the PTZ/Tally interface, and the other for your Ethernet/NDI and USB connectivity. The included PTZ and Tally break out is a huge bonus, allowing you to get your new device working without the hassle of sourcing another specialized cable. If your setup includes a PoE switch (power over ethernet), you’re in luck! Since the Pro Convert’s ethernet port is PoE enabled, that means one fewer item to power off the wall. With all that being said, we can’t wait to start using this well built and versatile device in the field for a variety of applications!
What’s in the Box?
Magewell Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus
PTZ & Tally Breakout Cable
USB 2.0 Cable
USB Power Supply
Up to 4K30p connectivity via SDI
NDI interface, for video over IP
PoE for easy power distribution
PTZ and Tally interface, along with included breakout cable
Configuration over USB and IP for easy setup
SDI Loop through, up to 4K 30P, with embedded audio