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: Using Capture Cards with NewTek™ Connect Pro

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  Another ability of NewTek™ Connect Pro is that the application can work with any compatible capture card installed on or attached to the host system. Just as with video content that may be on the system, NewTek Connect Pro is able to make the output of the capture cards available on the network as … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Working with Audio in NewTek Connect Pro

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  NewTek Connect Pro includes a number of controls and options for handling of audio for the outputs.  Most of these controls are available on a per-output basis, built into the controls available for each Output monitor in the UI.   The default audio handling is simply to use the audio embedded in a video … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Connecting a Webcam to an IP Workflow with NewTek Connect Pro

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  In previous tutorials, we’ve seen how to set up NewTek Connect Pro to serve pre-recorded videos to production systems as NDI sources. NewTek Connect Pro can also serve other video sources available to the host system on which it is running, including webcams that may be built-in or attached.     To engage a … 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: NewTek™ Connect Pro Synchronized 4-Channel Playback

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Another trick that TriCaster™ Advanced Edition and NewTek™ Connect Pro have up their sleeves is the ability to automatically play a set of videos in synchronization. For this tutorial, the NewTek Connect Pro operator would have four videos loaded, as we learned how to do here. If you have already been working for a while … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: NewTek™ Connect Pro Automatic Playback Over the IP Video Network

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In a previous Tip entry, 2-Minute Tutorial: How to Set Up NewTek™ Connect Pro for Media Playback, we showed how to set up NewTek Connect Pro and add its outputs to a switcher’s inputs. NewTek Connect Pro can be a source for any NDI-enabled production switcher, but there are some additional advantages when you use … 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…

What Are The Free NDI Applications and Where Do I Get Them?

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NewTek provides several NDI applications for all NDI users at no charge. Some are watermarked trial products, but for this article we will look strictly at those that are fully-functional free applications. These will assist any production workflow that uses products that are NDI-enabled. Such workflows include NewTek’s TriCaster and 3Play, of course, but today … Read more…

How to Make Your PC a Network Video Source

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In our modern digital lives, we have an endless number of ways we use our computers, including using them to produce video. We may want to send full-screen output as video to a switcher or recorder to make training or demonstration videos. We may want to send just the output of one program as a … Read more…