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…

2-Minute Tutorial: Free NDI Tools for IP Video Productions

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For those who have TriCaster or other NDI-enabled production systems, but who have not yet tried using NDI sources in production, there are free NDI Tools from NewTek to get you started.  In this video, we will look at several of the free NDI Tools. The NewTek NDI Tools Pack is a free download: NewTek … Read more…

VLC Media Player and NewTek NDI VLC Plugin

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These days one can very easily end up with a lot of media content in a lot of formats. Making that content conveniently available to your productions is something that NewTek NDI can help with, particularly in conjunction with a free utility called VLC Media Player for Windows, from VideoLan. VLC can play pretty much … Read more…

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

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Revised: July 27, 2017. 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 IP Series, TriCaster … 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…

How To Monitor NDI Sources From Any Networked PC

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Many productions have more managers, crew, and talent who need to see what’s going on than they have monitors available for the purpose. Beyond equipment availability, there may be location restrictions and specific needs of a particular team member. NewTek’s NDI can help reduce or eliminate that bottleneck for many situations. In a fully NDI-enabled … Read more…

How To Use Any PC As A Test Signal Generator With NDI

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Calibrating audio and video signals throughout your suite of production equipment are critical for producing content that meets broadcast specifications. This once required dedicated signal generators and additional cabling to distribute the signals. Even when the function was built into production switchers, that meant dedicating an output and additional cabling to get the signal around to … Read more…