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…

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…

Dr. Andrew Cross Details NDI® Version 3 Technology

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Paul Richards and Tess Protesto of PTZOptics debrief Dr. Andrew Cross, NewTek’s visionary behind NDI®, on the new technologies in NDI version 3 in the above interview. Viewers quiz Dr. Cross in a thirty minute Q&A session that follows, embedded below. If you want the deep dive into the technical aspects of the new update, this … Read more…

Using PTZOptics NDI-enabled Producer Kits with TriCaster

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In this video, Paul Richards of PTZOptics shows how to use NewTek Connect Pro to provide NDI™ IP workflow capability with their Producer Kits, and how to use the kits with TriCaster®. NewTek Connect Pro is now bundled with the Producer Kits, which provide a PTZ camera complete with PTZ joystick controller, cabling and a … Read more…

An Introduction to the NewTek TriCaster® TC1

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Amitrace production expert and systems integrator Faraz Ahmed provides a tour of the production capabilities of the NewTek TriCaster® TC1 in this recent webinar. The approach is suitable for an introductory lesson on the new TriCaster, with a look at the 4K|60p capabilities, the massive input capability, built-in Skype TX, the control surface, and more. … Read more…

TriCaster TC1: Choose the Right Setup for Your Productions

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If you’re looking at TriCaster TC1 and are thinking about its capabilities, what configuration of equipment do you need for your productions? This guide is a resource for configuring a system for your number and type of cameras. Scan through the bold headings below to quickly find just the information you need. If you read through … Read more…