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…

2-Minute Tutorial: How to Set Up NewTek™ Connect Pro for Media Playback

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  NewTek™ Connect Pro is an NDI™ application that allows you to add video sources available to a given PC to your projects as NDI sources over the network. This means any system with an Ethernet connection can become an input source and a content library available to any NDI-enabled video switcher or other production … 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…