Magewell to Launch Advanced Live Encoder for Streaming and IP Workflows at IBC2022

The new Ultra Encode AIO builds on the versatility and feature richness of other Ultra Encode models with HDMI and SDI connectivity, 4K encoding, file-based recording and more

NANJING, China, August 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Magewell is set to unveil a powerful new flagship model in its Ultra encoding family of universal live media encoders for applications ranging from live broadcast to IP-based production and AV over IP. New Ultra Encoder AIO builds on the flexibility of the company’s original Ultra encoding models with extended features including HDMI and SDI input connectivity in a single unit; 4K encoding and streaming from HDMI input; simultaneous multi-protocol streaming; higher streaming bitrates; file saving; and much more.

Magewell will showcase the new encoder at the upcoming IBC2022 exhibition at amsterdam (September 9 to 12), where the company will exhibit at stand 7.A40.

“The rich feature set and versatility of our Ultra HDMI encoding and Ultra Encoder SDI have made them hugely popular with streaming and production professionals as well as system integrators, and we’re excited to expand the family with the new Ultra Encoder AIO,” said James Liu, Vice President of Engineering at Magewell. “Ultra Encoder AIO takes the capabilities of its siblings to a whole new level for advanced professional use cases, from recording and 4K encoding to greater flexibility for multi-destination streaming.”

Ultra Encoder AIO supports multiple video encoding formats including H.264, H.265 (HEVC), NDI®|HX 2, and the new NDI®|HX 3 – and a wide range of delivery protocols including RTMP, RTMPS, SRT, RTSP, RTP, HLS and TVU’s ISSP technology. Video can be encoded at resolutions up to 4096×2160 at 30 frames per second from HDMI sources, or up to 1080p HD at 60 fps from the device’s 3G-SDI input.

The single channel Ultra Encoder AIO can encode a live input source – HDMI or SDI – or mix video from HDMI and SDI inputs (picture-in-picture or side-by-side) into a combined output. Video can be encoded at bitrates of up to 32 Mbps, while up to eight channels of audio can be encoded in AAC format. Two simultaneous encoding profiles with distinct combinations of resolution, frame rate and bitrate can be specified, and up to eight user-configurable overlays – including text, images and clock – can be applied to each profile.

Configurable presets allow for easy streaming to YouTube® Live, Facebook® Live, Twitch®or custom targets. Ultra Encoder AIO can stream up to six different target destinations simultaneously, including the ability to stream in multiple protocols simultaneously. Inputs can also be saved as files to an SD card, USB-connected storage device, or network-attached storage (NFS, CIFS, or SMB).

For IP production workflows and AV over IP signal distribution architectures, Ultra Encoder AIO supports NDI®|HX 3, the latest version of the popular NDI’s high-efficiency, low-bandwidth option® IP media transport technology platform. NDI®|HX 3 improves video quality while enabling very low latency. Ultra Encoder AIO also supports earlier NDI®|HX 2 for broad compatibility.

Ultra Encoder AIO can be configured, monitored and controlled through its browser-based web interface – accessible via any computer or mobile device, with a layout optimized for smartphones – with centralized management of multiple units available through the Magewell Cloud Software. In addition to manual control, scheduled streaming and recording is also available via the web user interface, while the device’s touchscreen LCD provides status information and instant previews. HTTP-based APIs are also available for system integrators and third-party developers to integrate Ultra Encoder AIO in their solutions.

Ultra Encoder AIO the devices measure 214.9 mm (8.46 inches) by 128.2 mm (5.05 inches) with a height of 44.55 mm (1.75 inches). Pairs of units can be rack mounted with included mounting hardware. The device can be powered via PoE (Power over Ethernet) or via the included power adapter. In addition to HDMI and SDI video inputs and loop-through connections with built-in audio support, Ultra Encoder AIO also offers line-level analog audio input and output. For network connectivity, the encoder has built-in Wi-Fi and an RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port, as well as support for optional third-party 3G/4G broadband modems.

Ultra Encoder AIO should begin shipping in the fourth quarter. The existing Ultra HDMI encoding and Ultra Encoder SDI models continue to be available for customers who only require a single input connectivity standard and do not need the additional advanced features of Ultra Encoder AIO. Meanwhile, Magewell Ultra Flux Encoders remain the go-to for non-professional or less experienced users with fairly simple live streaming and recording needs.

About Magwell – Magewell (www.magewell.com) develops innovative, high-performance IP and video I/O workflow solutions that seamlessly link signals, software, streams and displays. The simplicity, reliability and cost-effectiveness of Magewell’s capture, conversion and streaming products make them the preferred choice of integrators, end users and OEM customers for bringing high quality AV signals into and out of networks. IP and popular software. Magewell solutions power applications such as live streaming, event production, video conferencing, multi-site video distribution, distance learning, medical imaging, and more.

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