30 JanNDI, NewTek, the leader in IP-based video technology and part of the Vizrt Group, has announced a new addition to their existing range of Spark Plus IO converters. The NewTek Spark™ Plus IO 12G-SDI encodes and decodes 12G-SDI sources to and from IP-friendly NDI® at up to 2160p ultra high-definition for greater resolution, frame rates, and color fidelity catering to the most demanding of media workflows.“With Spark Plus IO 12G-SDI we are able to support the full spectrum of video production needs with the groundbreaking benefits of NDI® to save producers time and money while opening up new creative possibilities,” said Barbara Spicek, President of NewTek. “This new product serves to cement the NewTek and Vizrt Group commitment to build products that allow our customers to make more stories, better told.”
— Newest member of the free NDI® Tools download uses NVIDIA GPU power on the PC for pristine game streaming and other video applications —
NDI®, part of the Vizrt Group along with the NewTek and Vizrt brands, today announced the NDI® Screen Capture HX app for NVIDIA GPUs. NDI Screen Capture HX works in collaboration with NVIDIA GPU–based PCs to capture screens and make them available as an NDI source on the network, eliminating the need for expensive video capture cards when sharing or streaming content from another computer.
NDI Screen Capture HX is optimized for NVIDIA GPUs, thereby removing all reliance on a PC’s CPU when capturing a screen. This delivers pristine video over the network, at resolutions up to 4K and frame rates up to 120Hz without compromise.
TriCaster 2 Elite is a digital media production system with IP connectivity through NDI®. TriCaster 2 Elite moves beyond being only a live video production system to an all-encompassing digital media environment to create content for Internet, mobile, and television distribution.
The agile software driven operation, IP native technology, and production functionality of TriCaster 2 Elite provides extensive capabilities, connectivity, and control. With flexible implementation, integration of standard network infrastructures, a more complete set of capabilities, and a unique capacity for distributed production, TriCaster 2 Elite removes the traditional boundaries of media formats, I/O, channels, and delivery.
NewTek's NDI is being seen increasingly as the de facto standard for live video production, and evidence of the take-up is mounting. Here’s just one, significant, example.
Panasonic has just announced the arrival of a complete range of professional PTZ (Pan / Tilt /Zoom) cameras with built-in NDI (Network Device Interface) support.
A quick reminder: NDI is NewTek’s video over IP ecosystem that features low latency and high quality video over “traditional” IP networks. It provides a way to make real time connections between NDI enabled video devices, and features an extremely efficient codec designed to retain quality while maximising the number of channels that can be carried on any given network infrastructure.
Version 3 of NDI has just been an