NewTek NDI: The Complete IP Production Workflow

NewTek Completes the IP Production Workflow

with NDI Native PTZ Camera, Connect Spark Wireless NDI Converters and Version 3.0 of the NDI Platform

NewTek revolutionised live production when they introduced NDI and its impact can’t be denied, with manufacturers and developers in their hundreds jumping on board with integrated NDI support. While other major broadcast manufacturers talked in restrained tones about the eventual and gradual process of transitioning production and broadcast to IP, NewTek jumped all in, developing their own protocol, integrating support across their product portfolio and making the SDK freely available to anyone willing to get involved in making the future happen now.

Today NewTek have continued to deliver on the message that IP is here and now and that it doesn’t have to be complicated. The advances to functionality and performance delivered in version 3.0 of NDI are truly remarkable. The opportunities created by enabling wireless NDI delivery on ANY video source in your facility are limitless. Showing how easily NDI can be natively run on a PTZ camera and simply integrated with a single Ethernet cable will no doubt encourage other industry manufacturers to do similar across a whole range of technologies beyond cameras.

The IP revolution is going to be one of the most beneficial changes to sweep the industry and NewTek are at the forefront, ensuring creative professionals can transition simply, and benefit immediately, from the technical and workflow advantages IP offers. For more information on NewTek, NDI and third-party manufacturer integrations, speak to Broadcast Bruce today!

Announced April 2018: Check out What’s New in NDI v3.5!


“NewTek NDI® Version 3 Offers the Only End-to-End IP Video Solution for Product Manufacturers”

NewTek NDI Device Workflow

Version 3 of NewTek NDI represents the largest incremental change to the NDI SDK since its launch nearly two years ago. Here are some highlights chosen from among the dozens of changes, additions, and improvements:

  • Multicast Support with Forwards Error Correction
    • A single NDI source can now serve any number of destinations, limited only by network infrastructure. Multicast now supplements unicast support, enabling the best mode of operation to be implemented as appropriate
  • High Efficiency Mode – NDI|HX
    • Full resolution, full frame-rate video suitable for limited bandwidth wireless, remote, and large scale networks
  • Pan / Tilt / Zoom camera support
    • Standardizes video, audio, tally and camera control, providing the most convenient PTZ control configuration experience imaginable
    • Eliminates the need for separate control devices
  • Improved Encoding Performance
    • Encodes on a modern i7-based machine at rates similar to those listed below:
      • 8K at 320fps, 4K at 1000fps, 1080p at 2500fps
  • Available as an easy-to-use SDK that can be downloaded and integrated into any application

Customers will benefit from the release of NDI 3.0 with products from BirdDog, Bluefish444, Microsoft Skype, NewBlueFX, OBS, Panasonic, PTZOptics, SplitmediaLabs – XSplit, Broadcast Pix, Ross Video, Telestream Wirecast and Gameshow, vMix, NewTek and many hundreds of others.

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NDIHX-PTZ1: “NewTek Ignites Live IP Revolution With World’s First NDI® Native Camera”

NewTek NDIHX-PTZ1 PTZ Camera


NewTek today introduced the world’s first PTZ camera that is truly plug and play. With built-in NDI® functionality this revolutionary IP video camera transmits full 3G 1080p 60 video directly to NDI-compatible products across a standard network. The NewTek NDI camera connects to the network and delivers pristine video and audio, as well as tally, PTZ control, and power all over a single Ethernet cable…

NewTek NDI PTZ Camera

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NCS and NCS-S Connect Spark: “NewTek Completes the Transition to IP Video with NDI® Converters for All HDMI and SDI Sources”

NewTek NCS and NCS-S Connect Spark (Wide)


NewTek today introduced the NewTek Connect Spark, a portable device designed to deliver SDI or HDMI video to a computer and/or an IP network, wirelessly. NewTek Connect Spark products are IP video converters, with built-in NDI® functionality. The units deliver video as an IP source to any standard network via WiFi or standard Ethernet cable. Connect Spark also records directly on the unit to SD cards or USB drives, controllable from a web interface…

Connect Spark HDMI – Connect Spark SDI

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