NewTek NDI open protocol means no standards wars!

NDI.graphic_605Allan Tepper at PVC weighs in on NewTek NDI open standard for IP production workflows. Needless to say, he is excited about the possibilities this new, open standard promises for our industry. In a nutshell, Allan sums it up prettty well: "Fortunately, with NDI, there seems to be no standards war in site!". That is music to our ears, and to those needing to invest in IP based production facilities and environments over the next few years.
ProVideo Coalition by Allan Tepper

NewTek announces NDI, an open protocol for IP production workflow

NDI lets you connect your third-party video sources and destinations using this free inter-brand IP protocol via standard gigabit Ethernet.
At IBC in Amsterdam, NewTek announced its Network Device Interface (NDI), a new open protocol for live production IP workflows over standard Ethernet networks. NDI allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP, and to encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real-time. This new protocol from NewTek can benefit any network-connected video device, including video mixers (aka “switchers”), graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices. NewTek says that the open NDI protocol will be available in the fourth quarter of 2015 as a royalty-free SDK (software developer kit) for anyone wanting to enable IP workflows in their facilities, or in production devices and systems they manufacture. “The move to IP for professional video production will unquestionably be among the most revolutionary and transformative changes of the decade. We are very excited to be opening our network protocols so that the entire industry can benefit from them,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, NewTek’s president and CTO. “At launch, NDI will work with applications from almost every major vendor and virtually every I/O card on the market, meaning that it will be broadly available for real-world production use starting in Q4 this year." read more...

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