NDI - Multichannel solution from NewTek
Are you looking for a solution for multi-channel video (SD/HD/4K), multi-channel audio, camera control, tally, intercom, and PoE/PoE+ power via a single Cat.6 network cable, and that across multiple manufacturers?
Impossible? No! The solution is called NDI!
Video-, Audio-, Steuerungs-, Tally- und Intercom-Signale werden aus ihrer jeweiligen Infrastruktur in einen IP-basierten Datenstrom gewandelt und stehen ab diesem Zeitpunkt jedem Gerät im IP-Netzwerk zur Verfügung, sogar die Einbindung drahtloser Geräte wie z.B. Smartphones als mobile Kameras ist über WLAN möglich. So sind selbst komplexe Video- und Broadcastproduktionen schnell und mit geringem Aufwand realisierbar.
Das NDI-Protokoll ist bei NewTek als kostenloses und lizenzfreies SDK-Kit downloadbar und ermöglicht es jedem interessierten Entwickler, eigene NDI-Lösungen zu programmieren – egal ob für Windows, Mac, Linux oder als Plugin für hardwarebasierte Produkte. Seit kurzem sind zudem auch dedizierte FPGA-Chips zur direkten Integration des NDI-Protokolls in neue Produkte verfügbar.
The NDI protocol is downloadable from NewTek as a free and license-free SDK kit and enables any interested developer to program their own NDI solutions - whether for Windows, Mac, Linux or as a plug-in for hardware-based products. For some time now, dedicated FPGA chips have also been available for direct integration of the NDI protocol into new products. To date, the SDK kit has been downloaded several 10,000 times and countless manufacturers offer products and solutions based on NDI. For example, the timelines of the editing systems Adobe Premiere or Avid Media Composer are available via plugin as video source in the NDI network and many current Panasonic PTZ cameras are also NDI-compatible via software plugin with native NDI High Bandwidth support (AW-UE100). Other examples of NDI integration can be found, for example, at the companies BirdDog (PTZ cameras and converters), Sienna (software solutions based on MacOS) and, of course, at the inventor NewTek itself, whose TriCaster product line forms the heart of modern NDI infrastructures.
The Network Device Interface, NDI for short, was developed by the company NewTek, which was introduced to the public in 2015 together with the live production system NewTek TriCaster and has been consistently developed further ever since. NDI is based on the well-known Gigabit Ethernet structures and thus enables the uncompromising use of existing IP network hardware. At the NAB 2019 the current version 4.0 was introduced, which now also supports HDR 16-bit and many other features.
After the introduction of version 4.5 in spring 2020, NDI supports HDR 16-bit and improved iOS support as well as unlimited native NDI recording in the network. The biggest leap since the introduction of NDI, however, is version 5, introduced in June 2021, which can now connect different NDI networks with each other through "NDI Bridge" - completely independent of their location. In addition, there is "NDI Remote" for connecting any device via web link, "NDI Audio Direct" for integrating NDI into software-based audio workflows, and full support for all current Apple systems (incl. the new Silicon products).
How does NDI work?
The video, audio, control, tally and intercom signals are converted from their respective infrastructure into an IP-based data stream and are available to every device in the IP network from this point on. Even the integration of wireless devices such as smartphones as mobile cameras is possible via WLAN. Even complex video and broadcast productions can be realized quickly and with little effort.
Advantages of NDI at a glance:
- Cost-effective implementation
- Works with almost any network with high bandwidth - some products are even WLAN-enabled
- Accessible technology, from simple to highly complex applications everything is possible
- Customizable workflow
Your contact person
Your BPM contact person for NDI is Mr. Christian Bokemüller. Do you have questions about NDI? Then use the following contact form or contact him under:
Tel.: +49 40 55 76 24 - 23
Test the possibilities of NDI
In our showroom we can establish an NDI setup for you at any time, so that you can test it extensively. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and make an appointment with Mr. Bokemüller.
NDI is suitable for:
- Church service
- Live events
- Digital signage