GETTING STARTED WITH NDI AND LIVE STREAMING
Getting started with Everet Pro Grade PTZ cameras with NDI® is equivalent to adding connected devices to your network.
Simplifying setup for live streaming systems Everet supports PoE, high quality 4K video, tally and control using a standard gigabit enabled network and native integration of industry standard video software including Wirecast, xSplit, OBS, vMix, Livestream studio, Tricaster and more.
The potential for producers and content creators in broadcast, sports, esports, education, business, worship, live events, professional A/V, digital signage, and other markets to advance their video productions with NDI® is tremendous.
The auto-discovery allows NDI® users to span a network by name. When you’re using an NDI® product, you don’t need to memorize IP or port addresses. When you go into a TriCaster or vMix just select ‘the NDI source,’ the system will automatically tell you what PTZs are available within your network- similar to how your phone would connect to a wifi or Bluetooth source. This could be a mixture of cameras- agnostic to the manufacturer- all connecting to your switcher through NDI.
NewTek has also made NDI® completely interoperable with the previous version. Today, All versions of NDI® are forward and backward compatible. So, if you have an original 1.0 NDI® device that has never been updated, it will still work with your industry standard NDI software today. This also goes for PAL and NTSC signals, the system will automatically convert the standard to NDI®- or visa versa.
The NDI® is designed to work on 1GigE infrastructure, this also means most facilities will be able to use NDI® without replacing network switches or cables.
There are a handful of free NDI® applications that will help in your production workflow. Here are a few to the most commonly used NDI® tools:
NDI® Studio Monitor: This is the most popular NDI® Tool available. The NDI® Studio Monitor will allow you to open multiple instances in a single computer, remote control PTZ Cameras, and supports multi-monitor video wall & digital signage applications. There’s actually a lot more available in this app, so you may want to download to learn more.
NDI® Scan Converter: Captures full screen, full frame rate video (up to 60Hz) for any desktop or webcam direct to IP. There is also support for multi-monitor configurations, audio source selection, region-of-interest support, and has a minimal impact on system resources.
NDI® | Virtual Input: This will allow popular software applications- Google Hangouts, GoTo Meeting, Skype, and Zoom to recognize NDI® as a source. This will allow you to provide full frame video, up to 4K UHD at 60 fps, for your next web presentation.
NDI® | VLC Plug In: Play media via VLC as an IP Source. This is great for when last minute video is added to a presentation, but there isn’t time to transfer or transcode onto the TriCaster.
NDI® Plug-in for Adobe CC: This will allow you to play directly from your Adobe Premiere Pro timeline as an IP source to your TriCaster. This is great if you have a last minute correction from post- like a misspelled name- but do not have time to export the revised video before the production goes live. This same tool will also work for pushing Alpha from an Adobe After Effects project.
NDI® Access Manager: This will allow your NDI® signal to cross subnets and overall manage the visibility and accessibility of NDI channels on your network. This is great for complex networks that require setting permissions for what channels are available, what groups can access those channels, configuring private or public channels, or accessing channels on other networks.
NDI is registered trademark of NewTek, Inc.