Networks, Miracles, and Video Production

In a new article, RedShark News examines three of the most important factors that IP workflow offers to video production.  The major emphasis is on how the workflow is able to carry multiple channels at high quality with one network cable as opposed to multiple video cables, one required for each video source.

We’d add a fourth: communication is bi-directional with an IP solution such as NDI.  Standard cable protocols for video carry just one channel, just one way. IP protocols such as NDI allow production tools to talk back and forth, as in the example where a TriCaster running TriCaster Advanced Edition sends the tally information, what source is on Preview and what source is on Program, back to NewTek Connect Pro so that the operator for that system knows  the status of his sources.  That’s also the foundation of the AutoPlay feature for NewTek Connect Pro – TriCaster Advanced Edition tells NewTek Connect Pro when a video it is serving is switched to Program output, and NewTek Connect Pro plays the video.

Read the article at RedShark News: Networks Do Miraculous Things with Video

Learn about two-way communication via NewTek NDI: 2-Minute Tutorial: NewTek Connect Pro Automatic Playback Over the IP Video Network