NewTek Open Source NDI Standard for Video Production

NewTek NDI

NewTek NDI

In a video production environment, spreading out tasks between computers can help in many different ways. From producing the video for public consumption to creating archive and even monitoring systems. Network Device Interface (NDI) is a standard that can bridge devices together – and you don’t even have to own a Tricaster.

While at NAB, I talked with Phillip Nelson of NewTek about this open standard. NDI was announced back in 2015 to communicate with devices over Gigabit Ethernet. A standard that almost all corporate and video production buildings (even home studios) have. The idea is to have one computer send video or other items over to the production machine without having to convert or render. The end result is a reduction in production workflow.

Many different programs have already adopted NDI into their systems. You don’t even need NewTek products to use the software. If your system doesn’t have NDI yet, you can download the SDK and build it into your programs. Companies like Wirecast, XSplit, and even Adobe Creative Cloud have solutions for NDI already.

Phillip also talked about NewTek Connect Pro – software that acts as a global translator so you can quickly import formats into your broadcast from almost any source. Once again – no rendering needed.

To learn more about the product, check out NewTek NDI.

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