Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Magewell's New Ultra Stream HDMI Encoder Wins Three Prestigious Awards

News Image
Magewell's new Ultra Stream HDMI standalone streaming encoder has received three prestigious awards following its acclaimed debut at the 2018 NAB Show.

The accolades included a second consecutive Video Innovation Award (VIA) from the British Columbia Professional Videographers Association (BCPVA), a Best of Show award from Newbay's Video Edge, and being named one of the 'Top 5 Products for Churches from NAB 2018' by Church Production Magazine.

Magewell's Ultra Stream HDMI encoder makes live streaming simple even for non-professional users, enabling them to record or stream high-quality video with one click using on-device buttons or an intuitive smartphone app. The encoder is ideal for everyone from church volunteers and educators to live event organizers and gamers.
NewBay's Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of industry experts and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. Winners are featured in Video Edge, which covers content production and delivery for every screen, and all nominated products are included in a special Best of Show Awards Program Guide that will be distributed in digital form after the event.

"The NewBay Best of Show Awards at NAB are now in their fifth year," said Paul McLane, NewBay managing director, content. "The program seeks to shine a spotlight on relevant innovations in technology as seen around the million-square-foot exhibit floor of the industry's top trade show. The list of 2018 winners and nominees gives real insight into where and how rapidly our media tech businesses are evolving."
Church Production Magazine has served as a leading resource for church technical leadership since 1999, delivering information and education on topics of audio, video, lighting, and streaming technologies used in worship production environments. Each year, its staff, stealth writers and advisors select the top five products for churches from among the thousands of products on display at the NAB Show.
"We have long admired Magewell's converters and capture cards, which are well-accepted in the church market," said Brian Blackmore, editor-in-chief and publisher of Church Production Magazine. "Their new Ultra Stream HDMI standalone streaming encoder appears to be an amazing little unit, and could be great for both smaller churches and for larger churches that want to stream from secondary or remote locations."
The BCPVA's annual Video Innovation Awards are given to companies who have introduced new products that are game-changers for corporate and event video producers. The 2018 VIA for Ultra Stream HDMI follows last year's similar honor for Magewell's USB Capture Plus external capture devices. The award was presented by BCPVA representatives Shawn Lam and Michael Rendulic.
"With the Ultra Stream HDMI, Magewell has again demonstrated an exceptional understanding of the evolving needs of event video production professionals," said Mr Lam. "We were impressed with the device's feature-richness and price/performance value, and are pleased to award it a 2018 VIA."
Ultra Stream HDMI users can stream to popular services such as Twitch, YouTube and Facebook Live or to a custom-specified RTMP server with a single tap. Streams can be output to multiple target services simultaneously, while real-time video preview in the smartphone app allows easy monitoring. In addition to outputting live streams, the unit can record video as MP4 files to a directly-connected USB drive, embedded storage or the associated smartphone. The device encodes video up to 1080p60 from an HDMI input and also supports 4K sources, down-converting them automatically to HD.
"The Ultra Stream HDMI is designed to make high-quality live streaming remarkably easy for every type of user regardless of their level of technical experience, all while delivering exceptional value," said Nick Ma, CEO and CTO at Magewell. "We are thrilled that the benefits of this powerful yet intuitive new solution have been recognized with these awards."

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Magewell's Ultra Stream HDMI Streaming Encoder Earns Customer Acclaim
Magewell's Ultra Stream HDMI standalone streaming encoder has earned industry and customer acclaim for making live streaming remarkably easy even for
CP Communications To Unveil ENG Cam STREAM At NAB 2020
CP Communications has added a fourth system to its growing Red House Streaming (RHS) family of STREAM content acquisition solutions. Now shipping, ENG
PROVYS Stream-Circle Rolls into Nevada
Just as in the old days, pioneers circled their wagons for security and strength, so, today, Provys are launching Stream-Circle, a pioneering software
Dejero Selects Stream Communications For Live Olympic Broadcasts
Stream Communications, the machine-to-machine mobile network specialist, has been chosen by Dejero to enable live broadcasts by media outlets over the
Auburn Uni Selects Telestream's Lightspeed Live Stream
Telestream has announced that Auburn University has chosen Lightspeed Live Stream to live stream special events, such as graduation ceremonies, sports
Magewell To Unveil Standalone Streaming Encoder At NAB
Magewell is to reveal its first ever standalone, hardware-based streaming encoder at the 2018 NAB Show. The Ultra Stream HDMI allows customers to reco
LIVESHOT Next-Generation Live Multi-Stream HD Video Multi-Codec
Comrex LiveShot is a compact camera-mountable Multi-Stream HD codec that sends video and audio from the field to the studio using the public internet
How PROVYS Won The West – Again!
Following on from its recent successes, the Provys wagon train once again rolled into NAB Nevada with yet another blockbusting innovation which scoope
Web Subtitling: How Hard Can It Be?
The apparent simplicity of creating subtitles and captioning for web-based video belies the real complexities of this relatively new endeavour, writes
Matrox At Integrated Systems Europe 2014
Matrox has announced its line up for next year's Integrated Systems Europe conference, running from 4 - 6 February in Amsterdam. Matrox Video and Matr
Stream Circle – Best Of Show Winner At IBC
"This year, I strongly recommended all my contacts not to miss the revolutionary Stream Circle solution," says Martin Junek from Provys, "and I was pr
Magewell Streaming Encoder To Make AV Industry Debut
Magewell is set to debut its new Ultra Stream HDMI standalone streaming encoder to the AV industry at InfoComm 2018, 06-08 June in Las Vegas. Magewell
Lawo To Debut AES67 Stream Monitoring Software
Lawo is to debut its AES67 Stream Monitoring Software at IBC 2019. Broadcasters using the AES67 AoIP standard in their studios and production faciliti
Take One's Guide To Encoding YouTube Videos At The Best Quality: Pt I
Article credit: Take One. YouTube boasts over one billion viewers every month so it shouldn't be dismissed as an important distribution channel and po
Atlona Announces In-Booth esports Demonstration
Atlona is heading to InfoComm next month with a dynamic, in-booth esports demonstration that accentuates how ultra-fast switching, multiview processin