NewTek recently posted a great article on some of the most recent advancements in NDI. The latest version of the format includes improved compression, new mobile tools, support for Unreal Engine and more.
NDI version 4.5 was unveiled on Thursday, March 26th, 2020. NDI 4.5 is the most significant update to NDI since it's release in 2015.
This development couldn't have come at a better time, as the streaming world looks for new methods of improving workflows during social distancing.
NDI's capabilities were already unmatched. Now it is truly unparalleled when it comes to transferring video and audio.
Social distancing requires creatives and live streamers to work together only remotely. Working together via video over IP is a great option for many teams like this.
NDI has the widest support of any IP video technology with thousands of companies implementing the NDI SDK, putting the technology in the hands of millions of users globally.NewTek
Mobile Support for E-Sports and Wireless 4K iOS Cameras & Capture
The esports industry has been seeing accelerated growth in the past few years, with more than 50% of online gamers now using mobile devices for their gameplay. This means the ability to bring a game from a mobile device into a streaming software is crucial for career gamers.
NDI 4.5 now has support for iOS in real time including full frame rate and resolution capture. Capture can be done wirelessly with NDI|HX capture for iOS.
The NDI|HX Camera for iOS App, additionally, turns any iPhone into a full 4K wireless camera- with the same capabilities as a high end video camera.
“No other IP technology for video production can translate to mobile phones because NDI is software-defined, not hardware-constrained. The NDI|HX mode for high-efficiency low bandwidth data transfer gives anyone with an iOS phone the ability to screen capture games and deliver it to any NDI-enabled multi camera live production system."Dr Andrew Cross, President of Research and Development for the Vizrt Group
Internet and Wireless – Simplifies Live Camera Feeds
NDI 4.5 has extended capabilities built into it for internet and wireless usage. This newest version also features massive improvement to NDI|HX , which is seeing lower latency.
NDI|HX also supports multi GPU decoding acceleration.