Marshall Electronics has introduced the new VAC-23SHU3, a USB 3.0 adapter designed to enable any HDMI or 3G/HD-SDI video and audio source to be ingested into a computer for live streaming, video conference, collaboration, video production, and recording.
Users can select either an HDMI or 3G/HD-SDI video source with the flip of a switch. Active HDMI/3G-SDI (BNC) loop-through outputs keep sources available for other purposes, such as feeding monitors, switchers, recorders, etc. UVC protocol support allows the application to control the video format, resolution, frame rates, and other settings independent of the original source format.
“The industries that we service are adapting to a new normal,” says Tod Musgrave, director of cameras at Marshall Electronics. “The VAC-23SHU3 converters couldn’t be easier to setup; they become fully functional within seconds of connection. Essentially, you plug your camera into this adapter, then plug it into your computer via USB, and the computer immediately recognizes the capture device.”
The VAC-23SHU3 has a compact design for enhanced portability, with power provided through the USB 3.0 output. Powered by the USB port on the host computer, there are no power adapters required.
“The industry needs to be able to bring proper video content to the customer and in today’s environment, a camera and wireless system plus the conversion to USB is critically important,” says Alex Kirst, General Manager at Vision2See, a supplier of professional video equipment for live and post production. “Marshall’s VAC-23SHU3 advanced USB 3.0 adapter is very easy to use and a really valuable piece of equipment. The VAC-23SHU3 requires no IT expertise and is truly a great plug-and-play device especially for mobile applications.”