The NewTek NDI® All-IP Video Production Environment

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With the advent of NDI® 3.0 and the accompanying products, NewTek NDI PTZ Camera and NewTek Connect Spark™ HDMI2NDI and SDI2NDI signal converters, the NewTek vision of an end-to-end IP pipeline from acquisition to delivery is now a reality. Also for the first time, a production pipeline can be all-NewTek (with a little help from … Read more…

Setup of NewTek Connect Spark™ and Use with WireCast

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“I will be using this in all my video efforts from now on…” – Jeffrey Powers Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine provides a tour of NewTek Connect Spark™ video-to-NewTek-NDI® converter features and setup. Additionally, he shows how to add and configure Spark’s NDI video source in WireCast – or any other NDI®-aware production software or system, … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Setting up a Mix-Minus in TriCaster Advanced Edition

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A common production need is for various mixes of the audio minus one or more items. This is called a mix-minus. Some example cases, for new producers: On-air talent has an earpiece to hear directions from the control room as well as all other show audio except the talent’s own audio, to avoid them hearing … Read more…

Introduction to NewTek Connect Spark™: Installation and Operation

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Jim Davis of DVS Direct provides an in-depth introduction to NewTek Connect Spark™ video to NDI® converters, beginning with a look at the connections and indicators available on the two models, HDMI-to-NDI and SDI-to-NDI. For this video he uses a Spark with power adapter plugged in, a camera connected via HDMI, and the video being … Read more…

A First Look at NewTek NDI® PTZ Camera

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Faraz Ahmed of AmiTrace Computer Systems provides a brief tour of the NewTek NDI® PTZ Camera features and connections, and puts it to work just a couple of minutes out of the box. Since the video, audio, control, tally and power all are available over Ethernet, just one cable puts the camera into full operation … Read more…

A First Look at NewTek Connect Spark™ HDMI

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Faraz Ahmed of AmiTrace Computer Systems provides a brief tour of the NewTek Connect Spark™ HDMI to NDI® converter model features and connections, and puts it right to work, straight out of the box. He plugs in the power connector, an HDMI cable from the camera, and an Ethernet cable, and turning immediately to the … Read more…

How to Use NewTek Connect Spark with 3rd-party NDI® Switchers & Shy-Progressive Cameras

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By Allan Tépper Many 1080HD progressive cameras are “shy”, meaning that although they image —and often record— progressive signals internally, they aren’t designed to deliver native progressive via their live HDMI or SDI output. Instead, they sadly deliver a disguised signal called PsF or Telecine, which appear to be interlaced. For several years, NewTek TriCaster® … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Creating an Animated Buffer in Animation Store Creator

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NewTek multi-camera live production systems include Animation Store Creator (ACS), a software application that allows you to create custom animations and effects for your NewTek production system from images from your favorite 2D and 3D graphics applications. In this tutorial, our demonstrator shows how to create a Frame Buffer animation, and demonstrates the types of … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Creating a Warp Transition in Animation Store Creator

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NewTek multi-camera live production systems include Animation Store Creator (ACS), a software application that allows you to create custom animations and effects for your NewTek production system from images from your favorite 2D and 3D graphics applications. The procedures shown here with respect to ACS work in 3Play, NewTek IP Series and both TriCaster Standard … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Creating a Transition with a Matte Effect in Animation Store Creator

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NewTek multi-camera live production systems include Animation Store Creator (ACS), a software application that allows you to create custom animations and effects for your NewTek production system from images from your favorite 2D and 3D graphics applications. In this tutorial, our demonstrator shows how to create an animated wipe effect, complete with sound. The method … Read more…