User Manual EVZ405N

EVERET EVZ405N 4K NDI POV Camera

BEFORE USE

  1. The camera is a compact 4K camera featuring a 1/2.5” 8.5MP CMOS sensor and digital signal processor (DSP).
  2. High-end 5x optical zoom 4k lens with 85 degree field of view to capture high quality images.
  3. NDI|HX and 3G-SDI output video simultaneously
  4. NewTek NDI v4.5 video transmission and control
  5. Before operation, please fully read and follow all instructions in the manual.
  6. The camera power input range is 100-240 VAC (50-60Hz), ensure the power supply input is within this rate before powering on.
  7. The camera power voltage is DC12V/12W. We suggest you use it with the original power supply adapter or use PoE+ (IEEE802.3at) compatible switch.
  8. Please keep the power cable, video cable and control cable in a safe place. Protect all cables especially the connectors.
  9. Operational environment: 0℃-50℃, humidity less than 90%. To avoid any danger, do not put anything inside the camera, and keep away from the corrosive liquid.
  10. Avoid stress, vibration and damp during transportation, storage and installation.
  11. Do not detach the camera housing and cover. For any service, please contact authorised Everet technicians.
  12. Video cable and control cable should be individually shielded, and cannot be substituted with other cables.
  13. Do not direct the camera lens towards strong light, such as the sun or the intensive light.
  14. Use a dry and soft cloth to clean the camera housing applied with neutral cleaning agent when needed. To avoid damage on the camera lens, never use strong or abrasive cleaning agents on the camera housing.
  15. Put the camera on fixed and smooth desk or platform.
  16. Power Supply Polarity (Drawing).

Note: The video quality may be affected by the specific frequencies of electromagnetic fields.

PACKING LIST

Check all bellow items when you open the package:

Camera1
Power Adapter1
Power Cable1
Wall mount1
Support Reference Card1
IR Remote Controller (2x AA batteries required, not included)1

NETWORK SECURITY

If you will use the camera connected to a network, your attention is asked. It is your responsibility to take precautions such as subscribed below to protect against network security risks.

  • Avoid network connections using public lines
  • Use the camera in a network secured by a firewall
  • Protect your network against unauthorised access by restricting users to log in with an authorised user name and password.
  • Change the administrator password periodically.
  • After accessing the camera as an administrator, be sure to close all web browsers.

QUICK START

  1. Check if following products are in the box
    – Camera
    – DC12V Power Adapter
    – Power Cable
    – Wall mount
    – IR Remote Control
  2. Check all cable connections before power on.
    Power on the camera with the included 12V Power Adapter or use a POE+ switch

    POE+ Switch Requirements:
    (POE+ IEEE 802.3af/at compliant with total power of 126W up to 30W per port)

    Example recommended unmanaged POE+ network switches:
    – 8-port: TL-SG1008MP
    – 8-port: NETGEAR GS110TPP PoE+ Smart Switch  
    – 16-port: NETGEAR GS716TPP PoE+ Smart Switch 
    – 24-port: NETGEAR GS724TPP PoE+ Smart Switch
    Example recommended managed POE+ network switches:
    – 8-port: NETGEAR GSM4212P AV Line M4250-10G2F-PoE+ 
    – 24-port: NETGEAR GSM4230P AV Line M4250-26G4F-PoE+
    – 40-port:  NETGEAR GSM4248P AV Line M4250-40G8F-PoE+      
  3. Check if you get video output from SDI on a display.

    NOTE: The default resolution of the camera is 1080P30. If your display does not support this resolution you can easily change the resolution with the IR remote control. Please go to chapter: IR Remote Controller in this manual and follow instructions ‘Change video output Resolution for SDI, HDMI and USB3.0′ on how to do this.
  4. Please check the default camera IP adress (192.168.1.188) for operation in your network or simply change IP adress in OSD menu settings using IR remote controller. Please go to chapter ‘OSD Menu’ and follow instructions ‘Change IP address’ how to do this.
  5. In the basic settings, focus, iris and white balance will be adjusted automatically (factory setting)

HOW TO TURN POWER ON AND OFF

  1. Set all the power switches of the camera and devices connected to ON
  2. The camera does not have a power switch. When power is supplied to it, the status display LED will light up red.
  3. If you use POE power please check the switch is supporting POE+
    (PoE+ IEEE 802.3af/at compliant with total power of 126W up to 30W per port)
  4. Press red button on the IR remote control to start self-configuration
  5. Press the [ON/STANDBY] red button on the remote control for 2 seconds, the camera will enter standby

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sony DSP 1/2.8 inch 8.5MP sensor providing UHD video
  • High quality 4K optical lens 85 degree field of view, 5x optical zoom
  • 3G-SDI and IP video output simultaneously
  • 3G-SDI compatible with Blackmagic Design SDI Level-B
  • 4K IP Video Streaming with H.264 or H.265 encoding
  • White Balance, Exposure, Focus, Iris can be adjusted automatically or manually
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) support
  • 128 presets supported
  • Standard Sony VISCA, VISCA over IP, PELCO-P, PELCO-D control protocol; IP VISCA over both TCP and UDP
  • Daisy chain supported, max 7 cameras connected in VISCA protocol
  • Image flip function, support upside-down installation
  • Support RS232/RS485
  • OSD menu in English, IP address, streaming resolution and size can be set in OSD menu
  • 3 year warranty
  • IR remote control

TECHNICAL SPECS

NDI|HXMain Stream:
3840*2160P15~30
1080P15~30
720P15~30
1024*576P15~30
Video Format
3G-SDI
1080P60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25
1080I60/59.94/50
720P60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25
Video Format
IP
Main Stream:
3840*2160P15~30
1080P15~30 720P15~30 1024*576P15~30
Sub Stream:
640*360P15~30
Video Interface3G-SDI, IP, NDI|HX
Audio In3.5mm Line-in
Sensor1/2.5” 8.5MP Sony CMOS sensor
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Vertical Angle49.22°(Far) – 15.29°(Near)
ApertureF1.8 – 2.8
Focal Lengthf 3.1 ~ 15.5mm
Presets Remote controller: 10; RS232: 128 (saves optical zoom and focus position)
Control PortRS232, NDI|HX (VISCA over IP)
Network Speed1000M
Video EncodingH.264/H.265 (default: H.264)
Bit Rate ControlVariable Bit Rate, Constant Bit Rate
Video Bit Rate1024Kbps~16384Kbps
Supported ProtocolsTCP/IP, HTTP, RTSP, DHCP ,RTMP, Onvif(2.4) Visca, Visca over IP, Pelco P, Pelco D, NDI|HX
POESupported
PoE+ recommended (IEEE802.3at)
Minimum Lux0.1 lux
White BalanceAuto/Indoor/Outdoor/Manual/
One Push/ATW/SON*/FL**
*WAX lamp
**fluorescent lamp
ExposureAuto/Manual/Shutter Priority/
Iris Priority/Bright
FocusAuto / Manual
IrisAuto / Manual
Electric ShutterAuto / Manual
Day / Night ModeSupported
Image FlipSupported
MirrorSupported
GammaSupported
WDRSupported
BLCSupported
2D/3D Noise ReductionSupported
S/N Ratio>50dB
Anti FlickerOFF/50Hz/60Hz
Input VoltageDC12V/6.12W PoE+ recommended (IEEE802.3at)
Dimensions168,8x80x80 mm
Net Weight0.65KG
EAN8720387387069

CAMERA INTERFACE

1. Extra holes                          
2. Screw thread
3. RJ45 port
4. 3G-SDI Port
5. RS232 Port 
6. Line in (input)
7. Power indicator light
11. 12V Power Input

CAMERA DIMENSIONS

IR REMOTE CONTROLLER

Menu button:
Enter the OSD menu

Number buttons

Set Preset:  Long press (3 seconds) the number button to save preset

Clear Preset: Press clear button and number button to clear the relative preset. Long press (3 seconds) the clear button to clear all presets.

Run Preset: Short press the number button to run the relative preset.

Power button


Red button: in normal work mode, short press one time, camera will enter standby mode; short press again, the camera will start self-configuration and go to HOME position; it will go to No.0 preset position if that was set.

Green button: not defined

Blue button: not defined

Focus (Left): +/-

Manual focus, available in manual focus mode

Zoom (Right): +/-

Control the lens zoom rate

Navigate : Up/Down/Left/Right

In normal working mode, use navigate key to control pan/tilt

Confirm/Home button:

In normal working mode, short press to let the camera go back to Home position.


OSD MENU

System

  1. Press the MENU key on the IR remote controller, to enter the OSD menu
  2. After entering the main menu, use the UP/DOWN keys on the IR remote controller to navigate through the menu. Once selected, the main menu will change to blue background, and the right side will show all sub menu options.   
  3. Press the navigate RIGHT key to enter sub menu; use UP/DOWN key to select the submenu.
    use the LEFT/RIGHT key to select parameter.
  4. Press the MENU key again to return to previous menu. Press the MENU key continuously to exit the OSD menu. Settings that have been changed are automatically saved.
SYSTEM  
LANGUAGEEnglishDefault: English
PROTOCOLVISCA,PELCO-P,PELCO-DDefault:VISCA
ADDRESSVISCA:1~7                    PELCO-P/D:1~255Default:1
BAUD RATE2400,4800,9600,115200Default:9600
DHCPReturn to previous menuDefault:OFF
ADDRESSCamera IP address192.168.001.188
NETMASKCurrent subnet mask255.255.255.000
GATEWAYCurrent gateway192.168.001.001
LANGUAGEReturn to previous menu

Focus

Focus  
FOCUS MODEAUTO, MANUAL, PUSHDefault:AUTO
FOCUS LIMIT1.5~10M Reference distance: 1.5/ 2/ 3/ 6/ 10MDefault:1.5M
DZOOMTurn on/off digital zoom (2x digital zoom)Default:OFF
RATIO DISON/OFFDefault:OFF
RETURNReturn to previous menu

Exposure

EXPOSURE  
EXPOSURE MODEAUTO, MANUAL, SHUTTER, IRIS, BRIGHTDefault:AUTO
SHUTTERShutter speed:1/8~1/10000, only valid under manual modeDefault:AUTO
IRISIris setting: 0~13, only valid under manual modeDefault:AUTO
GAINGain setting: 0~15, only valid under manual modeDefault:AUTO
BRIGHTBright setting: 0~27 only valid under bright priority modeDefault:8
FLICKAnti-Flicker setting:50/60HZ/OFF, to reduce the video flickerDefault:50Hz
BACK LIGHTON/OFF          Default:OFF
GAMMAGamma curve selectionDefault:0
RETURNReturn to previous menu

Image

IMAGE  
WB MODEAUTO, INDOOR, OUTDOOR, MANUAL, PUSH, ATW, SON*,FL**

Auto: Automatically detects light in the room and selects the best white balance option for you.  

Indoor: Preset settings for indoor camera use.  

Outdoor: Preset settings for outdoor camera use.  

Manual: You Set the white balance options based on Red and Blue gains.

One-Push: Used in conditions where Auto White balance is unable to detect and use a white image to auto set the white balance.  Basically, you fill the frame with what you know to be a white object (even under colored lighting), this is saved as the camera’s “white” reference and camera now auto-white-balances using the new reference “white” instead of its internal reference.

ATW: Auto Tracking White Balance ATW is a more dynamic version of AUTO white balance.  It detects when your ambient lighting shifts significantly (such as moving from indoors to outdoors) and dynamically changes the AWB for you.  

*WAX lamp
** Fluorescent lamp
Default:ATW
B GAINBlue gain level: 0~255, only valid under manual white balance mode.Default:AUTO
R GAINRed gain level:0~255 , only valid under manual white balance modeDefault:AUTO
DEFOGOFF, 1 ~ 15Default:OFF
RETURNReturn to previous menu

Quality

QUALITY  
2D NR2D noise reduction: the bigger value, the less noise on image, the lower resolutionDefault:OFF
3D NR3D noise reduction: OFF/AUTO/0~4, the bigger value, the less motion noise on image, high value will cause image smear.Default:AUTO
SHARPNESSSharpness setting: 0~15, the higher value, edge of the image will be sharpenedDefault:AUTO
CONTRASTSet contrast levelDefault:50HZ
SATURATIONSet saturation.Default:8
BRIGHTWhole image bright
D_WDRSet wide dynamic range: OFF, 1-6Default:OFF
RETURNReturn to previous menu

Control

Control  
MIRRORDefault:OFF
FLIPDefault:OFF
D/N MODEDefault:Day
GAIN LIMITDefault:128
RETURNReturn to previous menu

Format

FORMAT  
1080P601080I50Once selected, press OK key to confirm, if it is the selected video format, there is no change. 
1080P501080I59.94
1080P30720P60
1080P25720P50
1080P59.94720P30
1080P29.97720P25
1080P24720P59.94
1080I60720P29.97
RETURNReturn to the previous menu

Reset

RESET 
CAM RESETReset camera parameters to default settings
PTZ RESETReset pan/tilt parameters to default
ALL RESETReset all parameters to the default settings
RETURNReturn to the previous menu

Info

INFO 
CONTROL VERCamera control firmware version
CONTROL DATECamera control firmware releasing date
FORMATCurrent video output format
BAUD RATECurrent RS232 baud rate
IP ADDRCamera IP address
NET MASKCurrent subnet mask
RETURNReturn to the previous menu

WEB SETTINGS

Login

Run a browser and input IP address (default IP address is 192.168.1.188) to enter login interface as seen below. 

Default account
Username: admin
Password: admin

NOTE: If you cannot enter the webinterface with the default IP address there are two common situations that could be causing this problem.

PC is not in the same range as the default IP address of the camera

  • In this case you would need to change the Ethernet adapter settings of your PC to get in the same IP range as the camera. Please check on the internet how to do this according to the OS system that you are using.

PC and Camera are connected to a DHCP router.

  1. Get into the OSD menu of the camera with the IR Remote controller.
  2. Navigate to IP.
  1. Set DHCP to ‘ON’
  2. Press on the menu button of the IR Remote controller until you exit.
  3. Restart the Camera and wait until it is completely rebooted.
  4. Follow steps 1 and 2,  check the IP address and try to get access again in the webbrowser.

Live video image and control

After you have successfully logged in you will see the live video image of your camera as below.

You will also be able to control following settings as you can see on the left image.

You will also be able to control following settings as you can see on the left image.

  1. Zoom
  2. Focus
  3. Focus mode: auto/manual
  4. Pan/tilt speed
  5. Focus speed
  6. Zoom speed
  7. Set Presets

Video Encode Settings

Set following settings

  1. Enable/disable Main or Substream
  2. Encode mode: H.264 / H.265
  3. Profile: Baseline, MP, HP
  4. RTSP Adress can be used to get video feed in for instance VLC or other RTSP decoders
  5. Resolution choose the encoding resolution
  6. Set your prefered bitrate
  7. Set Framerate
  8. Bitrate control: Varable or Constant Bitrate
  9. Set I-Frame interval

NOTE: We suggest keeping the resolution and framerate the same as your decoding project to prevent unnecessary encoding process.  The I-Frame we suggest to set double as high as the framerate unless you are capturing sports or events with lots of movements per second. In that case we suggest to keep it the same as the famerate.

Video Transmission

RTMP

Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) is a is a communication protocol for streaming audio, video, and data over the Internet, originally developed by Adobe for real-time streaming of video, audio, and data.

In the early days of streaming, the Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) was the de facto standard for transporting video over the internet (or in laymen’s terms, streaming). RTMP is a TCP-based protocol designed to maintain persistent, low-latency connections — and by extension, smooth streaming experiences.

Most media servers can receive RTMP. Even social media players like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch accept it.

RTMP

Enable RTMP streaming for e.g.  YouTube or Facebook or any other RTMP address.

RTMP address: streamurl/streamkey

SRT

SRT stands for ‘Secure Reliable Transport’, and is a video streaming transport protocol designed to connect two endpoints for the purposes of delivering low latency video and other media streams across networks such as the public internet. In a nutshell, SRT brings the best quality live video over the most unreliable networks by dynamically adapting to the real-time network conditions. Compared to RTMP, SRT is more than twice as fast and when tested using dedicated hardware encoding and decoding equipment, the difference was even more with SRT being 5 to 12 times faster than RTMP.

SRT has been adopted by many of the big players in network TV, sports broadcasts and remote production. For example vMix has implemented both INPUT and OUTPUT of SRT to use remote video in a production.

Listener mode: Will listen on the specified Port for connections. Hostname is ignored.
Caller mode: Is used to connect to the specified Hostname and Port.

SRT Mode: Listener

Enable: enable or disable SRT stream by clicking on the “switch button”

Port: Select through which Port you want to send the SRT stream. Make sure that the caller side has the same port number.

Encryption: Enable to secure stream with a password.

Key Length: Indicates the specified key length for AES encryption.

Passphrase: fill in the password

Main/sub stream: On the caller side you need the fill in the stream ID that you want to use.

NOTE: On the caller side you only need to fill in r=0 (main stream)  or r=1 (sub stream) not the entire URL.

Caller mode

SRT Mode: Caller

Enable: Enable main stream and/or substream

IP: Fill in the IP address of the listener side for both main and substream

Port: Fill in the Portnumber on the listener side for both main and substream. Make sure that the sub and main stream have different portnumber when they both are enabled.

Encryption: Enable encryption

Key length: Indicates the specified key length for AES encryption.

Passphrase: fill in the password

Streamid: fill in Main stream: r=0 | Sub stream: r=1

NDI

NDI® (Network Device Interface) is a protocol for Video over IP, developed by NewTek. It is designed to allow distribution of live high quality video over existing IP infrastructure, freeing users from hardware constraints and gives the benefits of reduced cost and deployment time.

Allowing multiple video streams on a shared connection. Full NDI supports high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video over standard Ethernet networks. NDI|HX as used in this camera is a lower data rate codec and compressed like h.264 which can be used also in low bandwidth scenarios, such as Wi-Fi and 4G networks.

NDI is supported by a wide range of manufacturers of both hardware and software. As it benefits any network-connected video device and software, you find video switchers, encoders, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices with NDI support.

Enable NDI video transmission will activate NDI for the camera so that it can be seen in your capture software or hardware.

NOTE: The main stream must be enabled for NDI to work.

NDI Discovery server

By enabling this feature the camera can be discovered discover by the NewTek NDI Discovery server.  Receiving applications that are looking for video. When you start an application that sends NDI, the devices that can receive NDI become aware instantaneously. While this is a typical function on almost all networks, there are some cases where it is important to know how this works in order to properly configure networks utilizing managed data flows and QoS protocols.

How to reduce latency in NDI

In the video encode settings of the webinterface you will find different settings.  Please set

  1. Disable the substream
  2. Encode mode: H.264*
  3. Profile: HP
  4. Resolution: Choose the same resolution as your project in for e.g. vMix  
  5. Set bitrate between 4096 and 1640
  6. Framerate: Choose the same frame rate as your project in for e.g vMix
  7. Bitrate control: Constant bitrate
  8. I-Frame interval: set to the double of the framerate. If framerate is 50 I-Frame should be 100.

Encoding NDI with H.265

The Everet cameras also support encoding NDI with H.265. Please follow instructions below if you are using vMix. If you are using windows you need to download the HEVC APP from the MS store at first.
1. Install the NDI Tools with the NDI version you wish to use.
https://www.ndi.tv/tools/#download-tools

2. Locate the runtime directory and copy Processing.NDI.Lib.x64.dll to the desktop.

In the case of NDI 4.5 this will be the following:

C:\Program Files\NewTek\NDI 4 Runtime\v4

3. Rename the file on the desktop to Processing.NDI.Lib.dll

4. Copy the file into the C:\Program Files (x86)\vMix\ndi\x64 directory, replacing the existing file.

5. vMix will now use the updated NDI version.

NOTE: These steps will need to be repeated each time the vMix version is updated, as it will overwrite the file each time.

Image Adjust

Focus

Set camera to auto or manual focus. Enable or disable Digital Zoom.

Exposure mode

Auto, Manual, Iris Priority, Shutter Priority and Brightness Priority

White balance mode

Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, One Push,  Auto Tracking (ATW), Manual

 Image

Enable mirror, flip, backlight compensation, WDR (wide dynamic range) and set Gamma.

Image Quality

Configure brightness, sharpness, contrast and saturation.

Noise reduction

Includes 2D/3D reduction. There is an on/off option for 2D, and off/auto/1~4 options.

Ethernet

In the image below you see the default Ethernet settings of the camera. This can be adjusted to your network preferences.

DHCP: Enable/Disable

Enable DHCP if the camera is connected to a DHCP router that dynamically grants an IP address, netmask, gateway, and DNS. When DHCP is disabled you would need to manually set the IP address, netmask, gateway, and DNS.

HTTP Port: 80

This is a standardized Port number to communicate between webclients and webservers. We suggest not to change this unless you have specific reasons.

RTSP Port: 554
This is the communication port used to stream the RTSP stream to any RTSP receiving hardware or software. We suggest not to change this unless you have specific reasons.

Visca over IP: 52381

This is the port number used to communicate PTZ commands over IP. This important if you want to control the camera with our Windows controller application, PTZ Controller and Bitfocus Companion.

Firmware Upgrade

How to update

Click “select file” icon, to open dialog box, select to open the file. First upgrade the ARM file and then the ISP file.  Click “upgrade” to start the upgrade process. Only use certified upgrade files from everetimaging.com support website.

Note: DO NOT power off or take other actions during the upgrade process, the camera will reboot automatically when the upgrade is finished. Afterwards login into webinterface and select “reset all” to reset the camera completely.

Reset Options

Account Settings

Used for setting your login username and password. First Input the accountname, then input password twice, click ok to finish settings. Please remember account and password, otherwise you are not able to login.

USING VLC TO VIEW RTSP/RTMP VIDEO

Default addresses

RTSP

  • Default RTSP main streaming address: rtsp://192.168.1.188/stream/main
  • Default RTSP sub streaming address: rtsp://192.168.1.188/stream/sub

RTMP

  • Default RTMP main streaming address: rtmp://192.168.1.188:1935/app/rtmpstream0
  • Default RTMP sub streaming address: rtmp://192.168.1.188:1935/app/rtmpstream1

1. Run VLC Media Player.

2. Select Media > network stream, to show “open media” interface.

3. Input RTSP address in URL.

4. Click play to view the real time stream.

Note: If there is to much delay, select the “more option” to change the buffer time (VLC default buffer time is 1000ms).

Getting Started with NDI 

NDI is registered trademark of NewTek, Inc.

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 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.

NDI Tools

https://www.ndi.tv/tools/#download-tools

There are a handful of free NDI® applications for MAC and Windows that will help in your production workflow. Here are a few to the most commonly used NDI® tools:

NDI® Studio Monitor

View or display any number of NDI video sources across your network. Incredibly powerful and versatile, NDI Studio Monitor runs on any compatible laptop or workstation, and allows you to see any available NDI channel in real time, arrange multiple NDI channels for live monitoring, and deploy instances for a range of professional signage and display applications.

  • Independently configurable video source, overlay, and audio per instance
  • Launch, distribute, and manage multiple instances from a single device
  • Support for control and configuration via compatible mobile devices
  • Comprehensive support for multi-monitor video wall and signage installations
  • Remote control of PTZ, recording, and configuration for applicable source
  • Record NDI files directly from multiple instances NDI Studio MonitorNEW
  • Remote control via web serverNEW
  • NDI output allows NDI Studio Monitor to act as a router and server for delivery to multiple outboard displays

NDI® Screen Capture

Capture and present the full-screen display, any combination of windows, applications, players, and webcams, or a specific region of interest from any computer—anywhere on your network. NDI Screen Capture transforms any laptop or workstation into a multi-source IP video input device.

  • Generate multiple live video sources simultaneously, with selectable audio
  • Support for multi-monitor capture, with independent output at up to 60Hz
  • Capture all of your system’s desktops in real-time, at full 60Hz or even games at 120Hz or above and with almost no CPU usage
  • KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) remote control of any workstation running Scan Converter from NDI Studio MonitorNEW
  • Consumes minimal system resources, with no noticeable performance impact

NDI® | Virtual Input

Designate an available NDI source as the video input for popular software applications that support a webcam. With NDI Webcam Input, NDI sources are recognized as standard Microsoft® Windows® video and audio sources, making it possible to elevate your video communications without increasing the complexity of your setup.

  • Compatible with Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, Skype, Zoom, and more
  • Supports full frame rate video and audio up to 1080p and 4K UHD at 60 fps

NDI® | VLC Plug In

Present video content and other supported multimedia to the network as IP sources directly from VLC Media Player. The NDI VLC Plugin encodes the output from each instance of the free player to NDI in real time, making media files of virtually any format available for use in your live production.

  • Compatible with current and previous versions of VLC Media Player for Windows
  • Makes content accessible without transfer, transcoding, or direct connectivity
  • Supports encoding of multiple instances of VLC Media Player simultaneously
  • Virtual PTZ control for pan and zoom control around VLC outputNEW

NDI® Plug-in for Adobe CC

Design then deliver Adobe Creative Cloud content directly into your workflow from any workstation on your network. NDI for Adobe Creative Cloud is the only software plugin for Adobe’s industry-standard creative tools enabling real-time, renderless playback and preview over IP—right from the timeline—simplifying review and approval, facilitating collaboration, and accelerating live-to-air editing workflows.

  • Compatible with Adobe After Effects® CC, Premiere® Pro CC, and more
  • Supports full-resolution, real-time video with audio and transparency
  • Viewable from any NDI-enabled receiving device, anywhere on the network

NDI® Import I/O for Adobe CC

Import your media files captured and recorded from NDI sources into Adobe Creative Cloud software applications from your local drives or across your network using standard storage systems. Once the NDI Import I/O for Adobe Creative Cloud is installed, all Creative Cloud applications that use video will recognize the NDI files as another media option. Simply apply media to your timelines for editing and animation projects. Because NDI files are time-stamped during recording, complex multi-cam editing is an effortless exercise.

  • Compatible with Adobe After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC, and more…
  • Supports full-resolution, real-time video with audio and alpha channel
  • Enables synchronized multi-cam editing

NDI® Access Manager

Manage the visibility and accessibility of NDI systems and sources on your network. NDI Access Manager allows you to organize your NDI channels into groups, choose which groups are available to your device, and select which groups can receive your NDI channels—making it easy to determine the availability of NDI channels across your network.

  • Configure NDI channels as public or private on your network
  • Group NDI systems, devices, and applications to preference
  • Connect to and access NDI channels on other networks via IP address
  • Connect to and access NDI channels on other networks via IP address
  • Advanced tab allows preference for TCP or UDP connections, multicast operation, and optional discovery server supportNEW

NDI® Test Patterns

Send a reference signal to other NDI devices on your network to confirm connectivity and enable audio and video calibration. NDI Test Patterns includes a variety of test patterns and audio tones to ensure accurate color properties and appropriate sound levels.

  • Available patterns include color bars, individual colors, and IRE fields
  • Selectable audio tones ranging from +4dBU (+0dBVU) to -40dBU (-48dBVU)

NDI|HX Driver


Enable any compatible device to connect to and receive the output from video products with the NDI|HX extension, such as NewTek Connect Spark™ and the NewTek NDI PTZ Camera, as well supported third-party NDI|HX cameras.

  • Compatible with systems, devices, and applications supporting NDI
  • High-efficiency transfer optimized for limited bandwidth environments
  • Suitable for WiFi, remote, and large-scale networks

NDI® Screen Capture HX

NDI Screen Capture HX is designed to work with a PC’s GPU to capture your screen and make it available as an NDI source on the network – all without the need for costly capture cards. NDI Screen Capture HX’s ground-breaking capabilities enable powerful new workflows for live content creation:

  • Full resolution screen capture up to 4K and above, at frame-rates up to 120 Hz or higher
  • End-to-end hardware accelerated implementation of NDI|HX including screen capture, color conversion, and video compression
  • Using the high-quality dedicated encoding pipeline on NVIDIA hardware. With full control over the video bitrate, it is possible to have perfect image quality while using almost any network – including wireless!
  • Incredibly low latency screen capture
  • Support for capturing audio from any sound device – input or output – fully synchronized with the video signal
  • Full remote KVM solution, allowing remote control of keyboard, mouse, clipboard and even touch from a remote machine
  • Full control over the video bandwidth, resolution, and frame-rate being used

How to reduce latency in NDI

In the video encode settings of the webinterface you will find different settings.  Please set

  1. Disable the substream
  2. Encode mode: H.264*
  3. Profile: HP
  4. Resolution: Choose the same resolution as your project in for e.g. vMix  
  5. Set bitrate between 4096 and 1640
  6. Framerate: Choose the same frame rate as your project in for e.g vMix
  7. Bitrate control: Constant bitrate
  8. I-Frame interval: set to the double of the framerate. If framerate is 50 I-Frame should be 100.

Encoding NDI with H.265

The Everet cameras also support encoding NDI with H.265. Please follow instructions below if you are using vMix. If you are using windows you need to download the HEVC APP from the MS store at first.
1. Install the NDI Tools with the NDI version you wish to use.
https://www.ndi.tv/tools/#download-tools

2. Locate the runtime directory and copy Processing.NDI.Lib.x64.dll to the desktop.

In the case of NDI 4.5 this will be the following:

C:\Program Files\NewTek\NDI 4 Runtime\v4

3. Rename the file on the desktop to Processing.NDI.Lib.dll

4. Copy the file into the C:\Program Files (x86)\vMix\ndi\x64 directory, replacing the existing file.

5. vMix will now use the updated NDI version.

NOTE: These steps will need to be repeated each time the vMix version is updated, as it will overwrite the file each time.

VISCA

VISCA OVER IP

VISCA over IP means VISCA protocol transmit via IP, to reduce RS232/RS485 cable layout (the controller must support IP communication function)

Communication port spec:

  • Control port: RJ45 Gigabit LAN
  • IP protocol: IPv4
  • Transmit protocol: UDP
  • IP address: set via web end or OSD menu
  • Port address: 52381
  • Confirm send/transmission control: depend on applied program
  • Applied range: in the same segment, not suitable for bridged network.
  • Turn on camera: In the menu, set VISCA option to OVER IP

HOW TO USE VISCA OVER IP

VISCA Command

It means commands from controller to peripheral equipment, when peripheral equipment receives commands, then return ACK. When commands executed, will return complete message.

For different commands, camera will return different message.

VISCA Inquiry

It means inquiry from controller to peripheral equipment when peripheral equipment receives this kind of commands, it will return required message.

VISCA Reply

It means ACK, complete message, reply or error reply, it is sent from peripheral equipment to controller.

Command format: the following is message head and valid message format. Note: LAN output way is big-endian, LSB is in the front.

Payload type:

Data definition as following:

NameValue (Byte 0)Value (Byte 0)Value (Byte 0)
VISCA command0x010x00Stores the VISCA command.
VISCA inquiry0x010x10Stores the VISCA inquiry.
VISCA reply0x010x11Stores the reply for the VISCA command and VISCA inquiry, or VISCA device setting command.
VISCA device setting command0x010x20Stores the VISCA device setting command.
Control command0x020x00Stores the control command.
Control reply0x020x01Stores the reply for the control command.

Payload length

Valid data length in Payload (1~16), is command length.

For example, when valid data length is 16 byte

        Byte 2 : 0x00    Byte 3 : 0x10

Controller will save sequence number of each command, when one command sent, the sequence number of the command will add 1, when the sequence number becomes the max value, it will change to 0 for next time. The peripheral equipment will save sequence number of each command, and return the sequence number to the controller.

Payload

According to Payload type, the following data will be saved.

  • VISCA command

Save VISCA command packet

  • VISCA inquiry

Save VISCA message packet

  • VISCA reply

Save VISCA return packet

  • VISCA device setting command

Save VISCA equipment setting command packet.

Control command

The following data is saved in control command payload

NameValueDescription
Reset0x01Resets the sequence number to 0. The value set as the sequence number will be ignored.
Error0x0Fyyyy=01: Abnormality in the sequence number
yy=02: Abnormality in the message (message type)
  • Controlled reply

The following data is saved in return command payload of control command.

MessageValueDescription
Ack0x01Reply for reset

Delivery confirmation

VISCA over IP uses UDP as transmission communication protocol, UDP communication message transmission is not stable, it is necessary to confirm delivery and resent in application.

Generally, when controller sends a command to peripheral equipment, controller will wait for the return message then send the next command, we can detect and confirm if the peripheral equipment receive the commands from return message’s lag time. If controller shows it is overtime, it is regarded as error transmission.

If controller shows it is overtime, resend the commands to check peripheral’s status, resent command sequence number is same as last command, the following chart list the received message and status after resending the commands.

Lost messageReceived message for retransmissionStatus after retransmissionCorrespondence after retransmission
CommandACK messageCommand is performed by retransmission.Continue processing.
ACK messageERROR (Abnormality in the sequence number)Command has been performed. If only the ACK message is lost, the completion message returnsIf the result by the completion message is needed, retransmit by updating the sequence number.
Completion message for the commandERROR (Abnormality in the sequence number)Command has been performedIf the result by the completion message is needed, retransmit by updating the sequence number.
InquiryReply messageInquiry is performed by retransmissionContinue processing.
Reply message for the inquiryERROR (Abnormality in the sequence number)Inquiry has been performedIf the result by the reply message is needed, retransmit by updating the sequence number.
Error messageError messageCommand is not performed. If the error cause eliminates, normal reply is returned (ACK reply message)Eliminate the error cause. If normal reply returns continue processing.
Inquiry of the VISCA device setting commandReply message of the VISCA device setting commandInquiry has been performed by retransmission.Continue processing.
Reply message of the VISCA device setting commandERROR (Abnormality in the sequence number)Inquiry has been performedIf the result by the reply message is needed retransmit by updating the sequence number.

Sequence chart as following

Sequence chart when command lost and Sequence chart when returned message is lost.

Note: Do not set IP address, subnet mask, gateway parameter in VISCA over IP command, otherwise it will cause network breaks off.

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