Magewell, a provider of video interface, streaming and IP workflow products, is launching Director Mini, its first self-contained, full-featured production solution.
Combining multi-input switching, graphics, streaming, recording and monitoring in one compact device, Director Mini enables a single operator to easily create visually compelling productions for live event coverage, remote production feeds and more.
Director Mini offers a combination of input source flexibility and feature richness in a versatile form factor. Users can switch between two HDMI inputs and two USB AV inputs, as well as three simultaneous live IP sources including SRT streams, RTMP streams or up to two NDI HX sources. File-based media assets including video, audio and images can also be combined freely with live sources. Embedded audio is supported on the HDMI and USB inputs alongside a 3.5mm analogue audio input.
Director Mini can encode video up to 1080p at 60 frames per second and bitrates up to 30Mbps, with a flexible array of output possibilities. Productions can be streamed using the RTMP protocol to popular platforms such as YouTube Live, Facebook Live or custom destinations. Live comments can be displayed while streaming to YouTube, Facebook or Twitch.
The ability to output an SRT stream makes Director Mini an excellent tool for contributing high-quality feeds to an off-site location for remote production. Alternatively, the device can create one NDI HX output to serve as a source for additional IP-based production tools, said Magewell.
Nick Ma, CEO & CTO of Magewell, said, “Director Mini is designed to make small and mid-sized multi-input productions extraordinarily easy for a single operator. With support for HDMI and USB AV sources as well as NDI HX, SRT and RTMP streams, it also gives users incredible flexibility in the number and types of inputs they can incorporate into their productions.
“We look forward to seeing our customers’ creativity unleashed with Director Mini.” The Director Mini will be on display at booth 7.A44 at IBC 2023, which is taking place from 15 to 18 September at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.