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NewTek NDI

Introducing the 4th generation of NDI® technology!

“NDI® is a crucial part of the organization’s mission of making software–defined visual storytelling accessible to everyone via the universal power of IP–based video.”

Key New Features:

  • Support for alpha channel and a full 16bit data path. Fully resolution and frame–rate independent.
  • Support for more than 64 channels of floating point audio, at all sample–rates
  • Support for extensible meta–data and time–stamps
  • Fully integrated high efficiency integrated audio and video codecs allowing use within remote and wireless environments
  • Unicast and multicast support, allowing use on local networks or cloud environments. Multi–path modes allow bandwidth to be spread across parallel network connections
  • Support for plug–and–play device discovery or the use of a discovery server
  • Record virtually unlimited numbers of channels of NDI® with negligible CPU usage, including full support for 16bpp support, alpha channel and unlimited audio channels. All recordings are full synchronised – even across machines – to allow easy multi-camera editing
  • Full suite of tools, including video source monitoring, recording, desktop capture, full IP based KVM, test pattern generation, and many more
  • New iOS apps that transform these devices into full frame–rate, wireless UHD cameras
  • Downloadable free Cross platform SDK that allows use within software applications. SDK for embedded devices that includes sample FPGA designs for encoding and decoding streams

“Our mission is to make video accessible to everyone and fun to use. It is clear that software–defined video is changing the way that video is produced. The fourth generation of NDI® technologies look to use IP video to bridge the gap between live and post–production and thus create new workflows that have been previously impossible. With billions of devices worldwide, it should be clear that the mobile devices which connect the world today will play a huge role in the future of video production, which is why we are pushing NDI® technology to seamlessly work on these devices making many already operate as wireless, high quality 4K cameras”

Dr. Andrew Cross, president of R&D for Vizrt Group, parent brand of NDI®

NewTek Introduces Groundbreaking New Software-Driven Products at NAB 2019

Building on its position as the leader in Software and IP video at NAB 2019, NewTek announced today major new software-driven products utilising the universal power of IP video, giving customers breakthrough capabilities and unprecedented options that seek to transform the video industry. From truly cutting-edge show automation, to full live production software designed to run on today’s powerful workstations and servers, to 4K baseband-to-NDI conversion, NewTek’s NAB 2019 product announcements include: Live Story Creator, unlimited recording, multiple simultaneous aspect ratio production, and major advances in Premium Access capabilities, VMC Software, TriCaster® 410 Plus and new Spark Plus converter products including a 4K model that offers customers unprecedented power and ease of use.

“I think it’s clear that IP is the last standard for video production, and the future of video is one based on software and computers” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO of NewTek. “Our mission is to empower video storytellers and expand their reach, making it fun to create a show and get your message out. If you are a novice or a very seasoned video producer, these new products – Live Story Creator, VMC software, and Spark Plus 4K – offer something extraordinarily powerful.”

Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO of NewTek
NewTek Premium Access Live Story Creator

Premium Access with Live Story Creator
Premium Access is now available to every TriCaster owner delivering incredible power and new tools for TriCaster TC1, the new TriCaster 410 Plus, and VMC, as well as older models in the TriCaster line. Leading the pack of new capabilities is Live Story Creator, a revolutionary approach to program automation using Microsoft Word. It is as simple as building a script in Microsoft Word with triggers for actions, once loaded into TriCaster or VMC the show is easily executed. The latest version of Premium Access also includes unlimited recording and replay with full synchronisation for easy multi-cam editing, digital media aspect ratios and frame rates for delivery to digital screens, and much more. The upgrade is free to current subscribers of Premium Access.

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NewTek VMC Text

VMC Software
The full power of NewTek’s VMC1 integrated production system will soon be available as a software-only subscription. As with turnkey VMC systems, the software-only version includes integrated graphics, automation, media playback, recording, streaming, transcoding, and virtual sets, along with all of the benefits of Premium Access. These versatile 4K production software options run on standard workstations, and provide the flexibility for system upgrades of CPUs and GPUs as they become available, without the need to repurchase cost-prohibitive proprietary new systems. VMC software will be offered in configurations up to 44-input, 8 M/E, allowing users to build an all IP UHD production system.

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TC410 Plus Group with Monitors

TriCaster® 410 Plus
The latest in the line-up of TriCaster integrated production systems, TriCaster 410 Plus provides 8 external inputs, 4 M/Es, 4 mix outputs, along with NDI integration for video, audio and data transmission over IP. The rack mountable system also includes real-time social media publishing, live streaming, multi-channel recording, video playback, integrated multi-viewers, graphics, compositing, virtual sets, audio mixing and much more.

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NewTek Spark Plus 4K

NewTek Spark Plus and NewTek Spark Plus 4K
Adding to the popular line of portable, and affordable NewTek Spark converter products are two new Spark Plus models including 4K UHD, and 1080p HDMI-to-NDI versions. Spark Plus captures video directly from connected cameras or devices and allows it to be transported over the network as visually lossless, full bandwidth NDI with virtually no latency. Spark Plus devices are the smallest, fastest and easiest way to acquire a 4K UHD or 1080p video source from anywhere on the network and integrate it into your IP-based video production. By combining these products with the announced new NDI recording capabilities, these become the worlds easiest multi-cam capture devices.

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Newtek Tricaster TC1 System with Screens and Control Surface

TriCaster TC1 and NewTek IP Series – FREE software upgrade with a vast array of new features and enhancements. Details and downloads will be made available from NewTek Support Site


TriCaster Mini Advanced PTZ Bundle Option 2

Have you met the new TriCaster Mini Advanced?

Available for a limited time bundled with Spark Converters or PTZ Cameras for an incredibly powerful, complete and affordable portable live production solution!Check out the TriCaster Mini and Discounted Bundles


NewTek Vizrt NTG1 Dual Channel Viz Trio

Introducing: NVG1 NewTek-Vizrt IP Graphics Server

World-Class Graphics for IP Video Production

Take your production value to the next level with the NVG1 NewTek-Vizrt IP Graphics Server. A powerful 1RU turnkey video system, it combines NewTek’s software-driven video technology with Vizrt’s industry-leading Viz Trio™ character generator and Viz Engine™ compositing software to deliver the highest-quality CG and motion graphics into any production.

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NewTek 3Play 3P1 Complete System

Replay Redefined: Introducing the all-new 3Play 3P1

Create network-level live sports shows over IP with the feature-rich, cost-effective 3P1

Introducing 3Play 3P1, the most cost-effective, easy-to-use, and powerful IP replay system in the world. With resolutions up to 1080p60, built-in telestration, NDI, tons of features and an affordable price tag, 3Play 3P1 is truly Replay Redefined.

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Some Key NewTek Technologies

Innovative Solutions for Amazing Productions

With video now readily accessible on screens large and small, anywhere and everywhere, audiences are no longer satisfied with limited options that require appointment viewing—they have come to expect more content, on more screens, all on demand. NewTek live production systems provide you with everything you need to meet these expectations—today and tomorrow. With versions ranging from HD, all the way to 4K and beyond, NewTek live production systems take advantage of the latest technology to keep pace with the constant innovation happening in and around the video industry, while maintaining proven and familiar workflows.

Powered by innovative software-driven technology, NewTek live production systems offer the most leading-edge functionality available in the industry right now, and provide a platform that can grow, adjust and adapt to accommodate emerging formats and workflows.

Complete Production

NewTek live production systems provide the most complete set of tools and capabilities for video mixing, recording, streaming, social media publishing, and more. With hundreds of premium features included, new users and experienced operators can produce spectacular video content for any screen. Learn more about the included features.

Total Control

NewTek live production systems put control where it belongs—in your hands. Command your productions with absolute confidence and incomparable performance, working with custom-crafted user interfaces, multi-screen workspaces, and state-of-the-art, multi-stripe hardware panels.


TC410 Plus Group with Monitors

TriCaster®

The most complete multi-camera video production system on the planet. Everything you need to create, stream, broadcast and publish professional video programs in one turnkey system.


VMC1 4 Stripe Control Panel

The NewTek IP Series

Software-driven, modular video production system with virtually limitless access to video sources and video mixing options. The NewTek IP Series is the first large production system designed for IP video.


NewTek NDI Device Workflow

NDI® Network Device Interface

A new, ground-breaking open protocol enabling IP video workflows across standard GigE networks. NDI allows video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP.


3Play 3P1 Control Panel

3Play®

Instant replay, slow motion, and more. 3Play systems are for sports producers at all budget levels and cost a fraction of traditional replay systems


MeidaDS Basic Workflow

MediaDS

A revolutionary real-time encoding and streaming video delivery platform merging NewTek’s industry-leading live production technology with the powerful, proven Wowza Streaming Engine™.


Talkshow VS4000

TalkShow®

Reach millions of monthly connected Skype users worldwide, add them to guest rosters, and maintain complete confidence in video and audio quality. TalkShow facility-class solutions add live.


NewTek gives storytellers a voice through video

At NewTek, we use innovation and technology to fundamentally change the way video is created and used, allowing more people to share their stories, experiences, and ideas with the world and enjoy doing it. NewTek systems are used worldwide by broadcasters, sports leagues and teams, educators, houses of worship, live event producers, E-sport leagues, web-based talk shows, and more than 80% of the U.S. Fortune 100.

NewTek was founded in 1986 by inventor Tim Jenison. Jenison’s Video Toaster®, the world’s first “television studio-in-a-box”, ignited the desktop video revolution. In 2005, NewTek introduced TriCaster®, the most complete multi-camera video production system, giving content creators solutions to create their own network-level shows and stream them directly to audiences.

Today, NewTek continues to be a change-agent in the video industry, leading the shift to IP video workflows with the NewTek IP Series and NDI® (Network Device Interface).

NewTek is privately owned and headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.


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