Director Mini

A portable device that does multi-input switching, graphics, streaming, recording and monitoring
  • Supports flexible input sources ranging from AV and IP streams to media files
  • Intuitive user interface and companion app for scene editing and creating shows
  • Rich output possibilities including RTMP and SRT streams, NDI® HX3 and local displays

Product Features

Incredible Input Source Flexibility

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 and NDI® HX sources. File-based media assets including video, audio and images can also be combined freely with live sources.

Flexible Layouts and Powerful Production Tools

Director Mini’s intuitive user interface is accessed through its integrated AMOLED touchscreen. Users can define multiple scenes that combine live video and audio inputs with network streams, media sources and graphics, then switch or transition between these scenes on the fly. Production tools including chroma keying, graphics and telestration further enhance your content.

Director Utility App

The Director Utility app works as a remote assistant to provide remote configuration, audio controls, input switching, scoreboard control and more. The app can also turn the smartphone’s camera into a streaming source as a mobile input to the Director Mini hardware, further enhancing the multi-camera production possibilities of the system.

interface

specifications

Video Input HDMI
  • Port: 2x HDMI 2.0 Type-A port
  • Typical resolution/frame rate:
    • 4096x2160p/3840x2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/59.94/60
    • 1920x1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
    • 1920x1080i 25/29.97/30
    • 1280x720p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
    • 720x576p 50/100
    • 720x576i 25/50
    • 720x480p 59.94/60
    • 720x480i 29.97/30
  • Color depth: 8/10/12-bit
  • Color sampling: RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2
USB
  • Port: 2x USB 3.0 Type-A port, 1x USB 3.0 Type-C port
  • Format: YUYV, MJPG, NV12
  • Resolution/frame rate:
    • Single USB-A input: Up to 1920x1080p, 60fps
    • Single USB-C input: Up to 1920x1080p, 60fps
    • Dual USB-A input: Up to 1920x1080p, 50fps + 1920x1080p, 30fps
    • One USB-A input + one USB-C input: Up to 1920x1080p, 60fps + 1920x1080p, 60fps
Phone Camera
  • Connection mode: LAN
  • Resolution/frame rate: Up to 1080p, 60fps
SRT stream
  • Codec: H.264, H.265
  • Resolution/frame rate: Up to 1080p, 60fps
RTMP pull
  • Codec: H.264
  • Resolution/frame rate: Up to 1080p, 60fps
RTMP push
  • Codec: H.264
  • Resolution/frame rate: Up to 1080p, 60fps
NDI® stream
  • NDI|HX2, NDI|HX3, Full NDI
  • Codec: H.264, H.265
  • Resolution/frame rate: Up to 1080p, 60fps
Video
  • Resolution: Up to 4K
  • Codec: H.264, H.265
  • Format: MOV/MP4
Picture
  • Format: JPEG/PNG/BMP

Audio Input
  • Mic/line in: 1x 3.5mm jack, 2-channel, 48 KHz, 16-bit
  • Audio input from HDMI port: 2-channel, 48 KHz, 16-bit
  • Audio input from USB port: 2-channel, 48 KHz, 16-bit
  • Audio input from Bluetooth device: 2-channel, 48 KHz, 16-bit
  • Audio input from phone microphone
  • Audio from SRT stream
  • Audio from RTMP stream
  • Audio from NDI stream
  • Audio embedded in video files
  • Audio from a webpage serving as a GFX
  • Background music (BGM): MP3, M4A, WAV files

Video Output Streaming and recording
  • Codec: H.264, H.265
  • Resolution: 1080p, 720p, 540p, 360p (only for NDI)
  • Frame rate: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98/15 fps (Encoding options change along with the frame rate of the show.)
  • Bitrate:
    • NDI® HX3: up to 62.0Mbps, down to 1.5Mbps
    • Others: up to 30.0Mbps, down to 256kpbs
  • Key frame interval: customizable
  • Profile: High profile, Main profile, Baseline profile
  • Bitrate mode: VBR, CBR
USB-C
  • Port: 1* USB 3.0 Type-C port
  • Output mode:DP-OUT, UVC/UAC
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Frame rate: 60fps, 50fps
  • Sampling format: RGB 4:4:4

Audio Output
  • Streaming and recording: 2-channel, 16-bit, 48 KHz, aac, 64kbps/96kbps/128kbps
  • Headphone output: 1x 3.5mm jack, 2-channel, 48 KHz, 16-bit
  • Audio output via Bluetooth device: 2-channel, 48 KHz, 16-bit
  • Audio output via USB-C port: 2-channel, 48 KHz, 16-bit
  • Audio output via USB-A port: 2-channel, 48 KHz, 16-bit/24-bit/32-bit

Features of USB-A Port
  • Connect to a USB A/V device, such as webcam, USB microphone, USB speaker, etc.
  • Connect to a USB modem
  • Connect to a USB flash drive
    • To transfer video, picture, audio and other media files, firmware update files, log files, etc.
    • Supported system format: FAT32, exFAT and NTFS
  • Connect to a USB keyboard for shortcuts

Features of USB-C OUT Port
  • Connect to an external screen
    • Connection mode: Connect the device to a monitor with a USB-C to HDMI/VGA/DP adapter
    • A/V display mode options: Clean Program, Preview, Multi-view, Duplicate Screen, Loop HDMI 1, Loop HDMI 2
    • Image rotation: Rotate 90° to left, or rotate 90° to right
    • Supports using an external touchscreen to control the device in the Duplicate Screen mode
  • Connect to a computer
    • MTP mode: Transfer video, picture, audio and other media files, firmware update files, log files, etc.
    • UVC/UAC mode*: Output audio and video to streaming software
  • Connect to other USB devices, such as USB A/V devices, USB keyboard

* To transfer video at full frame rate, please use a USB 3.0 cable to connect the USB 3.0 port of your computer.

Network
  • Supports network bonding (not available in China Mainland)
  • Supports Ethernet, WiFi and Cellular
    • Ethernet: 1x RJ45 port, 10/100/1000 Mbps Base-T
    • WiFi: 2.4G/5G, Station and Hotspot modes supported
    • Cellular: USB modem supported (not supplied)
  • Supports Bluetooth for audio input or output with Bluetooth devices, and also supports Bluetooth keyboard, etc.
    • Bluetooth: BT 5.0

Features Show
  • Supports creating multiple shows in landscape (16:9) or portrait (9:16) mode, and manage them
  • Supports creating a shows at 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98 fps
Scenes
  • Supports creating multiple scenes in a show, and managing them
  • Supports adding various sources, including HDMI, WEBCAM, video, picture, RTMP stream, SRT stream, phone camera, NDI stream, text and color
  • Supports multi-view composition in one scene Provides lots of editing tools, including chromakey, crop, transition, etc.
  • Supports switch scenes directly or preview at first and then switch
  • Supports switching scenes with an instant cut or fade effect.
Audio
  • Supports displaying level and peak through audio meter
  • Supports adjusting the level of each input audio, output and monitor audio
  • Supports global or scene-based settings for audio input sources
  • Supports AFV (Audio-follow-video)
  • Supports solo monitor
  • Supports switching monitor device
GFX
  • Supports multiple GFX types, including title, lower third, animated text, digital clock, analog clock, bullet list, social media, logo, scoreboard, timer, stopwatch, custom picture and text
  • Supports HTML graphics
  • Supports displaying multiple GFXs, and managing them
  • Supports controlling scoreboard, timer and stopwatch in real time
BGM
  • Supports adding BGM for each scene and controlling in real time
Pen
  • Annotates on the screen in real time
PTZ Camera
  • Supports controlling PTZ camera via the network, supporting Visca UDP, supported sources including HDMI, WEBCAM (UVC camera), SRT stream, RTMP stream, and NDI stream
Phone Camera control
  • Control the phone camera to zoom or focus
Replay
  • Capture some of greatest moments, slow down the action and save highlights.
Live stream
  • Natively supports streaming to YouTube, Twitch and Facebook Live
  • Supports selecting RTMP or HLS protocol for streaming to YouTube
  • Supports streaming via SRT, RTMP and RTMPS protocols
  • Supports two NDI® HX3 outputs, supporting NDI Tally lights
  • Supports customizing encoding parameters and selecting the encoding source (Program, HDMI, WEBCAM) for ISO streaming
  • Supports streaming to two destinations simultaneously
  • Supports sending live comment as an overlay into the video feed when streaming to social media
Record
  • Supports customizing encoding parameters
  • Supports ISO recording, to record two of different sources simultaneously, or record two-channel images with different quality for one source, and supported sources include Program, HDMI, WEBCAM as well as NDI|HX2 and NDI|HX3 stream
  • Supports saving recording files in MP4 or MOV format to local storage or SD card
  • Supports saving screenshot files in PNG format to local or SD card
  • Supports splitting recording files by time or size, up to 4 hours or 16G
  • Supports exporting or downloading files through computer, SD card, USB flash drive, App, or Web UI

Director Utility App
  • OS version: iOS 11 and later, Android 7.0 and later
  • Phone Camera: Use a phone as a camera
    • Stream images taken by the phone to Director device
    • Stream images taken by the phone to a destination via SRT
  • Remote Assistant: Control Director device remotely
    • Switch and manage scenes, set switch mode and effect, implement FTB, free scene, and control PTZ camera and phone camera
    • Switch and manage GFX, edit GFX text and picture in real time, and control scoreboard, timer and stopwatch
    • Control audio, including adjusting audio level, switch monitor device, mute audio and monitor audio exclusively
    • Start/stop recording, take screenshots, and manage album files
    • Set streaming servers, start/stop streaming, view streaming status, and send live comment as overlay
    • Control and manage BGM
    • Execute shortcuts functions
    • View input information
    • View real-time device status
    • Power off the device remotely

Web UI
  • Set and manage device, view input information, configure networks, update firmware
  • Preview and monitor the show, switch and manage shows, scenes, GFXs, control audio, set shortcuts, send live comment as overlay, etc.
  • Set encoding parameters
  • Set streaming servers, start/stop streaming, view streaming status
  • Start/stop recording, take screenshots and manage album files
  • Control and manage BGM
  • Manage media files
  • View real-time device status
  • Supports registering Magewell Control Hub (V2.1.20 and later) for centralized management
  • System requirement: Windows 10 19H1 and above, macOS 10.12 and above, Linux

API Provides basic APIs for 3rd party control system

OSC Supports OSC for 3rd part Apps to control the device

Screen
  • Size: 5.44″
  • Type: AMOLED
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Brightness: 350 nits
  • Color depth: 8-bit
  • Contrast ratio: 6000:1
  • Color gamut: 105% NTSC
  • Refresh rate: 60Hz
  • Viewing direction: All
  • PPI: 405
  • Touchscreen: Capacitive
  • Screen coating: Anti-fingerprint coating

Storage
  • Local storage: 64 GB
  • SD card (not supplied): FAT32 (Under 128G), NTFS, exFAT

Dimension 147.2 mm x 90 mm x 28.5 mm

Power AC power
  • Power input: 12V/1.5A
  • Maximum power consumption: 15W
Battery pack
  • 2x DC 7.4V (NP-F battery packs, not supplied)
  • Hot swappable

Working Environment
  • Operating temperature: –10 to 50 deg C (AC power)
  • Storage temperature: –20 to 70 deg C
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing