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Almost Live from NAB: Marshall Electronics HDMI/HD-SDI-to-USB 3.0 Converters

Marshall Electronics director of sales Devan Cress gives Streaming Media Producer editor Shawn Lam an up-close look at two Streaming Media Best of NAB-winning USB 3.0 converters, the VAC-11SU3 and VAC-11HU3 and discusses viable applications for streaming producers.

In this Almost Live with Streaming Media interview at the Marshall Electronics booth at NAB 2015, Streaming Media Producer contributing editor Shawn Lam and Marshall Director of Sales Devan Cress took time to discuss Marshall’s two Best of NAB-winning USB 3.0 converters, the VAC-11SU3 and 11HU3. 

These converters are designed to provides a convenient and cost-effective way to bring full-resolution video into any computer equipped with USB 3.0 input without requiring the user to install additional software or drivers. These convereters are “compatible with any USB 3.0 computer that's out there in the marketplace right now,” Cress said.

One caveat, Cress said, is that your computer must have a sufficiently powerful processor to work with HD video. “You're bringing in a full 1080p60 signal,” he said. “You do have to have a beefy computer to be able to use these.”

Marshall says the converters work with Windows, Linux, and Mac (OS 10.8+) systems and have been tested with Windows Media Encoder, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Real Producer Plus, VLC, QuickTime Broadcast, QuickTime Player, Wirecast, Skype, Microsoft Lync, and Go To Meeting.

The 11HU3 takes output from HDMI cameras, and the 11SU3 takes output from HD-SDI cameras. Available now, the 11HU3 is available at an MSRP of $479.95, while the 11SU3 lists for $499.95.

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