NewsMaker Systems NewsCaster and TriCaster Workflow Overview

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The good folks at NewsMaker Systems have shared a video tutorial on how NewsCaster works with TriCaster and LiveText. For this overview, the demonstrator shows how NewsCaster works in tandem with the newsroom production system, in this case, AP ENPS 7 software. The principles would be the same with any of this class of products. … 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…

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…

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 IP Series, TriCaster and 3Play, of course, … 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…

Panasonic PTZ Camera and TriCaster

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This video, shot in Panasonic’s Solutions Centre in the UK, is a demonstration of how Panasonic model AW-HE130 and AW-HE40 remote control PTZ cameras can be used in conjunction with NewTek TriCaster. The connection between these products provides a variety of opportunities with regard to the control and output of the Panasonic models. The TriCaster … Read more…

CasparCG as NDI™ Source

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NewTek workflow expert Kane Peterson takes you through the steps to set up a third party CG application to connect over the network to the TriCaster via NewTek NDI™. Using open source CasparCG, Kane takes you through installing and configuring the application, then acquiring, installing and configuring the NewTek NDI applications that will make this … Read more…