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Magewell to Show Standalone NDI® Decoder at IBC 2019

Leading digital video R&D and manufacturer Magewell is bringing a host of capture, encoder and decoder products enabled for IP via integration of NewTek NDI® royalty free bidirectional technology for transport of video, audio and data at very high quality and very low latency over standard networks. This includes the first standalone NDI decoder, Pro Convert AIO RX. The AIO RX can receive an NDI stream on the network and convert it to HDMI 1.4 and 3G-SDI at up to 1080p60 for input to production systems that do not directly support IP inputs. The company will showcase these products in

Vaddio Ships RoboSHOT Elite Camera with NewTek NDI®

Professional AV and video production solutions provider Vaddio has released a new HD PTZ camera with NewTek NDI® integrated, the RoboSHOT Elite 30E PTZ Camera. NDI technology allows video systems to automatically detect and communicate with one another over IP, enabling video workflows across standard networks, with very high-quality and very low-latency video transport. The 30E also sports 20x optical zoom, high-quality 10x digital zoom, PoE, plus supports control, configuration and tally via NDI over Ethernet. “By creating an NDI-capable camera based on our RoboSHOT Elite cameras, our customers will have the ability to create complete IP workflows for classrooms,

Olympique Lyonnais' State-of-the-Art Fan Experience with IP Video

Expanding an Historical Stadium Moving to a new, modernized stadium is not a straightforward undertaking, as anyone who’s ever made this move will tell you. The only thing that’s more complicated may just be staying in an old one. Ever since the Olympique Lyonnais club was officially established in 1950, its home was the playing field of Stade de Gerland, which is now more than 100 years old. Rich in historic architecture, the stadium had to undergo multiple incarnations to accommodate various seating formations and FIFA regulations. Through periods of construction and renovation, it ultimately reached a maximum capacity of

NDI® SDK Version 3.8 Released

As 2018 draws to a close, NewTek are truly gratified by the progress NDI® has made in the last 12 months. Thousands of applications and millions of people are now using NDI. Now, hardware products from many prominent vendors support NDI; you’ll find it almost everywhere - from the smallest productions to the highest-end installations, from TV studios to ‘the cloud’. We appreciate the extremely warm reception NDI has been given; in return, we want to present you with a holiday gift. We are happy to announce that version 3.8 of the NDI SDK is available for download. Hundreds of

NewTek NDI® Powers Live Production for VEX Robotics Competition

“Kids love seeing themselves and their robots live on the big screen. It takes a fun activity and turns it into a sporting event, ramping up the motivation and engagement students get from robotics. By creating a high quality event we reflect back to them that the endeavour they are engaged in is valuable and important. When students talk about Nationals with their friends and families with excitement and passion, motivated about their learning – we know we have achieved our goal.” - Lael Grant, computer programming teacher, Barker College Production quality for video for educational activities and events has

Alma TV Turns Argentine Snow Into Hit Show With NDI®

Near Bariloche, Argentina’s world class Andean ski resort, sits one of the finest locations for snow in the world – as well as one of the most unique video productions in the world. For the past 10 years, Alma TV – a production company based in Buenos Aires – has produced Winterchannel, providing a 24-hour signal for local Argentine television stations in Bariloche, Mendoza, San Martin de los Andes, Villa Langostura and Ushiaia. This year, the channel branched out in an effort to provide content for everything belonging to “the world of snow.” In 2018 the local FOX station hired

NDI® Changes the Game for Bellmore-Merrick Broadcasting HS Magnet

Sometimes life brings you right back around to where you started. For Stu Stein, that was from going to school for film and TV and working in television, including stints at WNYC-TV and Comedy Central, to teaching film and TV in an advanced high school program, Bellmore-Merrick Broadcasting. In between was acquiring a teaching degree and a seventeen-year long arc teaching social studies. “When Bellmore-Merrick was looking to begin the Broadcasting program, [Assistant Principal Marie] Netto and I had a conversation about my background. After a second conversation with Ms. Netto where she was more direct with what the district

Magewell Announces 4K SDI-2-NDI® Encoder

Magewell has introduced the second member in its Pro Convert family of standalone hardware devices for bringing traditional video signals into live, IP-based broadcast and AV infrastructures using NewTek’s royalty-free NDI® technology. The new Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus encoder converts SDI input signals up to 4K Ultra HD into full-bandwidth NDI streams with extremely low latency, enabling users to effortlessly connect SDI-equipped sources to NDI-enabled media networks, devices and applications. “We received tremendous response to the launch of our first Pro Convert model at the IBC Show, and we’re excited to expand the product line with the new Pro

Curtin University Makes Teaching Live Production Easier With NDI®

Ask Sally Goldrick and Paul Indaimo to describe traditional video technology, and the colourful descriptions they come up with paint a vivid picture. “Think of the battle station in a war film, where the bad guys are going to use some clunky, industrial console to blow up a city,” Ms. Goldrick will tell you. “You feel like you’ve gone back in time… stuck in a 1970s episode of Lost Island,” Mr. Indaimo will say. And they should know. As media industry professionals, they’ve earned their credentials across television, postproduction, audio, journalism, documentary film, and live broadcasting and are now employed

NewTek Connect Spark™ Pro Unleashes Stunning NDI® 4K Video

—Simple, portable, affordable IP converter greatly reduces cost and cabling barriers for 4K UHD production and looks absolutely amazing— NewTek today announced the availability of the NewTek Connect Spark™ Pro video converter, the easiest, fastest and most flexible way to acquire beautiful looking 4K UHD video for IP-based productions. Connect Spark Pro instantly translates 4K UHD video at up to 60 frames per second directly from a source into an NDI® signal for use with any compatible device or software with near zero latency and without any complex configuration or excessive cabling required. Its portable, and camera-mountable design, HDMI connection,

Celebro Makes Sure Broadcasters Have It All – Over IP With NDI®

4K, 4G, Four Bureaus and Growing Not many companies can claim to have been one of the first independent studios in the UK to be fully 4K-ready, and one of the first to be fully capable of IP live production. Celebro Media can claim both. While it’s clear the London-based production services provider stands squarely at the cutting edge of technology, don’t be fooled into thinking they do it merely for the bragging rights. The company’s tech-forward approach is strictly about maximizing what it does best: running bespoke broadcast operations reliably around the clock, and serving clients with an international

Nickelodeon’s Revolutionary VR Experience Turtle-Powered by NDI®

Your eyes drift off toward the horizon. In the distance, two figures stand atop a concrete block wall, ramrod straight, watching you carefully. Both of them are green. It’s obvious who they are. You’ve seen them a thousand times before, but never in person. It’s the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or at least two of them. You take a few steps forward and wave. Donatello waves back. Michelangelo smiles and turns to show off that stunning Turtle profile of his. They speak to you. “Hey,” Donnie says. “How are you doing? I hear you’ve got some questions to ask us.”

How Do You NDI®?

We would love to see your stories of how you use NDI® in video, whatever it may be. We see a lot of folks who have engaged NDI in their workflow and are ecstatic about the results, and excited about the future possibilities. Tell your story in a short video, post it to your social media or video sharing account, and send us a link at socialmedia@newtek.com.  If we like it, we’ll send you a T-shirt! Your choice of these while supplies last!  3 t-shirts styles to choose from: 1. NDI Chip, 2. Say Hello, or 3. NDI Blue Atom

Creating Online Talk Shows with Skype and NewTek NDI® in XSplit Broadcaster

The good folks at XSplit share a tutorial on how to create a talkshow using XSplit Broadcaster with multiple guests coming in via the new NDI® capability in the latest public release of Skype for Content Creators. Popular with gamers for streaming gameplay and producing social video for gaming communities, XSplit offers both free and commercial versions. Skype for Content Creators adds a variety of capabilities that make Skype a valuable enhancement tool for social video and for video production, including the new ability to use NDI streams of live or pre-recorded content as the source for video for Skype.

coralbay.tv Integrates NewTek NDI® For Low-Latency IP Monitoring

Cloud playout and workflow specialist, coralbay.tv has announced that it has added low latency video preview and monitoring to its next-generation coralPlay playout products by integrating NewTek NDI® technology. “The incorporation of NewTek’s NDI in coralPlay demonstrates our commitment to providing solutions that can be used for live events such as news and sports where operators require instant feedback in order to make operational decisions. With delays of less than a frame, this is now feasible,” said Peter Hajittofi, CEO of coralbay.tv. “The technology also enables coralPlay to integrate easily with third-party devices such as discrete graphics products, so that

Televisa Powers World Cup Coverage with NDI®

Televisa, based out of Mexico and one of the largest largest TV Networks in the world, broke new ground in their 2018 FIFA World Cup coverage, producing from the largest studio in the International Broadcast Center constructed in Moscow for the games, plus a second studio located in Red Square. NewTek IP production technologies played a significant role, all based around NewTek’s royalty free NDI®, bi-directional technology for IP transport of video, audio, metadata and communications over standard networks. Televisa’s Sports Technology team, led by project manager and engineer Eduardo Ledesma, also introduced augmented reality (AR) technologies and programmable displays

Make Any System a Media Player with NDI®

Sometimes a production needs additional media available and perhaps playing full time and in a loop. Having a Windows system set up with VLC Media Player, Kane Peterson’s VLC SyncPlay app for VLC Media Player, and the NewTek NDI® Tools Pack, available by free download, can fulfill this need. Download links for these items: Kane’s World VLC SyncPlay App    VLC Media Player  NewTek NDI Tools Pack The above is the recommended order for acquiring and installing these applications on the system. VLC SyncPlay is simply an app and does not have an installer. The app allows you to select

Configuring NDI® v3.5 in OBS

Wow! NDI® version 3.5 had been available for download for a matter of seconds when tutorial and tryout videos began popping up all over. Here is one of the first, for folks who use a dedicated streaming system with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) v21 to stream the output from their gaming system to a social video network. Samantha Myers steps you through downloading and installing the new version of NDI Tools, which now installs the NDI driver, then shows you through setting up OBS to use NDI streams, and some of the possibilities of the setup for live streaming. The

A Game Streamer on Why He Loves NDI®

Keith Mitchell, a game streamer and blogger at The Outerhaven, looked for a means to capture the video and audio on his gaming system and get it to a dedicated system for producing videos and for streaming, without adding output cards, capture cards and baseband cabling between the systems. He found the answer in NewTek’s NDI®, the royalty-free bi-directional IP technology for transport of video, audio, metadata and communications with automatic discovery - every NDI enabled device or application on a network can see every other, and be both a source and a destination for video production. With NDI, all

ANC Releases New LiveSync Digital Media OS with NewTek NDI®

ANC, a technology service company, has announced the public release of LiveSync, an operating system built to synchronize multiple digital media applications as one canvas. The LiveSync operating system, which is now available, creates immersive experiences by synchronizing LED, LCD, and other digital display technologies. The system enables one platform to combine pre-scheduled content, including dynamic triggering of content, social media feeds, and other streams based on real-time information. Through a collaboration and long-standing relationship with NewTek, ANC will integrate NewTek NDI® technology to natively accept and distribute live video through LiveSync. NewTek’s NDI technology allows video and audio sources

NewTek and Microsoft Make Live Calling Available to Hundreds of Millions of Live Streamers

Microsoft’s Skype team are putting content creation at the heart of the Skype for Desktop app with some help from NewTek. Skype for Content Creators is designed to open new interactive possibilities for Skype users all over the world—including leading digital broadcasters, streamers, and vloggers—to record videos, podcasts, and live streaming calls without having to invest in expensive studio equipment. Part of this change is implementation of the royalty-free NewTek NDI® IP video standard. “Helping Microsoft enable NDI for Skype is very much in line with our mission to provide storytellers a voice through video,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president and

Controlling Other Applications with TriCaster® Macros via NDI®

In this tutorial, our trainers share how to use NDI® to send commands to other applications from a TriCaster® by using its command macro system. NDI is not just for media transport. The technology also carries metadata and communications. NDI is also bidirectional, sending and receiving from each enabled system or application. NewTek live production systems include extensive automation capability including a robust library of commands for nearly all functions. This includes the use of NDI to converse with other systems - they can speak and they can listen. Commands can be assembled into scripts, called “macros” and these macros are