Magewell Ultra Encode SDI


Magewell Part Number: 53120 Flexible & Affordable Universal Encoder

  • Live H.264/H.265 streaming
  • Supports streaming protocols including SRT, NDI®|HX, HLS & more
  • Suitable for various network environment


The Magewell Ultra Encode SDI is a powerful streaming and recording device that offers high-quality video encoding and streaming capabilities. To enhance its functionality and ensure optimal performance, Magewell provides a range of accessories that are included with the device.

In today’s digital age, live streaming has become an integral part of various industries, including production, broadcasting, and AV-over-IP. Professionals in these fields require advanced tools that can deliver high-quality, reliable, and secure streams. Magewell’s Ultra Encode SDI is a versatile encoder specifically designed to meet the demanding needs of integrators and high-end production professionals.
The Magewell Ultra Encode SDI is a powerful encoder that supports H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) video compression. This allows users to choose between broader device compatibility or higher quality/bitrate efficiency. With its flexible range of streaming protocols, including RTMP, RTMPS, RTSP, RTP, HLS, and SRT, the Ultra Encode SDI provides seamless integration with various streaming platforms.

Key Features

The Ultra Encode SDI offers a host of features that make it an ideal choice for professional applications. Let’s take a closer look at some of its key features:

1. Advanced Video Compression

The Ultra Encode SDI supports both H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) video compression, allowing users to strike a balance between device compatibility and bitrate efficiency. This ensures that the encoded streams are of high quality while consuming less bandwidth.

2. Streaming Protocols

With support for a wide range of streaming protocols, including RTMP, RTMPS, RTSP, RTP, HLS, and SRT, the Ultra Encode SDI offers exceptional flexibility. Users can easily stream to popular platforms such as YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and Twitch, or even create custom targets. Simultaneous streaming to multiple destinations is also possible, with independent encoding parameters for each stream


3. Remote Production and Contribution

The combination of H.265 compression and the SRT protocol makes the Ultra Encode SDI an excellent choice for remote production and contribution. It enables reliable and secure delivery of high-quality, bandwidth-efficient live streams even over unpredictable networks like the Internet.

4. Multiple Input Options

The Ultra Encode SDI comes in two models: Ultra Encode HDMI and Ultra Encode SDI. The SDI model offers a choice of HDMI 1.4a or 3G-SDI input and loop-through interfaces. Both models support content encoding and streaming up to 1080p60 at bitrates up to 16Mbps. The HDMI model also accepts 4K HDMI inputs, automatically down-converting them to HD.

5. Audio Support

In addition to embedded audio, the Ultra Encode SDI provides analog, line-level audio input and output connections. This ensures that the encoded streams have high-quality audio, enhancing the overall viewing experience.

6. Versatile Control Interface

The Ultra Encode SDI can be easily configured and controlled through an intuitive, browser-based web interface. This user-friendly interface allows for quick setup and customization of encoding parameters, making it convenient for professionals in the field.

The Magewell Ultra Encode SDI comes with multiple power adapter options to cater to different regions and power requirements. The included accessories package includes a Power Adapter (US/EU/UK/AU/JP) and a Power Adapter (KR). These power adapters are designed to meet the specific power needs of different regions. When placing an order for the Magewell Ultra Encode SDI, it is important to choose the right part number for the power adapter that corresponds to your region.

Wi-Fi Antenna

For wireless connectivity, the Magewell Ultra Encode SDI includes a Wi-Fi antenna (Part number: ACC09021). The Wi-Fi antenna allows you to connect the device to your local network or access point, enabling streaming and remote monitoring capabilities. With the Wi-Fi antenna, you can easily integrate the Magewell Ultra Encode SDI into your existing IP network infrastructure.

The Magewell Ultra Encode SDI is designed for professional streaming, live production, and monitoring applications. With its advanced AV capabilities and IP network integration, it is a versatile solution for various industries and use cases.


Input FeaturesEncoding FeaturesStreaming FeaturesOthers
Support for up to 2048×1080 60fps input and loopthrough signals

Input & loopthrough 16-Channel SDI embedded audio

Input audio from 3.5 mm LINE IN

Dual stream encoding: main stream (Max bitrate: 16Mbps) and sub stream (Max bitrate: 2Mbps)

Support for H.264/HEVC video encoding

Encoding 2-channel AAC at 48kHz, 16-bit
Supported streaming protocols: RTSP/RTMP/RTMPS/SRT Caller/SRT Listener/NDI|HX2/HLS (push)/TS over UDP/TS over RTP

Allow streaming to multiple destinations simultaneously (select protocols)
Internet connectivity via wired Ethernet and wireless network

Control via intuitive Web GUI or HTTP APIs
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