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…

How to Make a Monster (With NDI, Adobe Character Animator and Wirecast)

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Telestream has released Wirecast 7.6, and may have created a monster in the process – or at least temporarily turned Wirecast Evangelist Andrew Haley into one. Their description for this video: “You can now easily capture high-res, low-latency video, screen capture, and graphics sources over your local network or workgroup using NewTek’s Network Device Interface … Read more…

Workflow Study: Keep Communications In-House with MediaDS™

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Stuck with a middleman to stream to yourself? Not so much… One of the conundrums with creating in-house video can be how not to take the content out-of-house to get it to your in-house audience. If your building or campus was wired for closed circuit television you have no problem. But few are, and that’s not an … Read more…