Using NewTek Connect Pro to Monitor NDI Sources from Other Devices

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  NewTek Connect Pro can serve a variety of video sources as NDI streams for a video production IP workflow, plus give you quality controls for the video streams it provides. The application’s capabilities go beyond the system on which it is installed, however. NewTek Connect Pro can also help you turn any available system … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: NewTek Connect Pro Playback with Alpha Channel

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NewTek™ Connect Pro can supply up to four videos at a time as NDI™ sources over the network. The video capability natively supports alpha channels in the videos. Here’s how this is used. For this tutorial, the NewTek Connect Pro operator has four videos loaded, as we learned how to do here. In the video … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Switch Multiple Live Video Layers

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  Delegation is the act of selecting what the main T-Bar on your TriCaster Control Surface or UI is going to control.  The process is very simple. Your resources such as inputs, downstream keyers, buffers, etc., all have representations on the UI, and most of those UI sections include a thumbnail monitor.  You can delegate … Read more…

TriCaster™ Streaming to Periscope

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Twitter’s Periscope is popular for people who want to broadcast live to friends and followers.  In that capacity, most streams are done from a mobile device or a laptop or computer with a camera, and are a simple continuous shot from the single camera involved.  Businesses with a Twitter following have also used these simple … Read more…

4K Recording with NewTek™ NDI™

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Among the advantages of NewTek™ NDI™ is that it is resolution independent; video at any resolution can be transported with sufficient network bandwidth, and for most resolutions, 1-gigabit network will suffice. NDI also is extremely efficient at encoding various resolutions. For example, on an Intel® i7 CPU, NDI version 2 will encode 1080p at 2200 … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Update Titles Dynamically

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Have you ever brought up a wrong title while doing a live show? It’s embarrassing and it is something none of us really want to have to experience. With TriCaster Advanced Edition, you never have to experience that because your titles can be dynamically driven by the many different DataLink variables Advanced Edition software makes … Read more…

2 Minute Tutorial: Making a Countdown

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  When you are going to stream live with your TriCaster, it is desirable to put up a countdown so people know they are connected to the stream, it is working, and when your event will start. TriCaster Advanced Edition makes this easy. We can use DataLink along with the TriCaster production clock to accomplish … Read more…

IP Workflows: Understanding Mezzanine Compression

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Jim DeFillipis took time in his blog a while back to explain one of the many phrases that frequently comes into the conversation about IP workflow: mezzanine video compression.  HD and 4K video signals are huge amounts of data, and the trick to IP transport of video is how to compress the signal with minimal … Read more…

Using NDI-Enabled Ventuz 5 With NewTek TriCaster

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Ventuz Technology has leveraged the resources of the NewTek Developer Network NDI SDK to integrate NewTek NDI into their state-of-the-art real-time 3D graphics suite for broadcast production, Ventuz 5. In this video, the user learns how to engage the capabilities offered by the new IP workflows. The demonstrator shows how to activate and use NDI … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Live Video Editing Inside TriCaster Advanced Edition Media Players

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In this episode, NewTek’s Master Trainer Don Ballance brings you a 2-minute tutorial featuring TriCaster Advanced Edition’s capabilities for editing inside the media players.  For this video, we will be editing inside the DDR, specifically.   First of all, you can click on any particular clip in the DDR and then scrub through that clip … Read more…