Live Switching Hundreds of Miles Away Through the Cloud With NDI®

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By Ellen Camloh In a League of Their Own Nearly a half-century ago, in 1968, a new sanctioning body for slow-pitch softball was formed: the United States Specialty Sports Association, now known simply as USSSA. In television production terms, 1968 seems a lifetime ago. Early communications satellites and microwave relays were just making it possible … Read more…

NewTek-Vizrt IP Graphics Server NVG1 Now Available

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— Brings Real-Time 3D Graphics to 4K UHD IP Workflows for TriCaster TC1 and IP Series — NewTek and Vizrt announced the availability of the NewTek-Vizrt IP Graphics Server – the NVG1 – a real-time 4K-capable 3D graphics system designed for deep integration with NewTek IP Series and the new TriCaster TC1 video production systems. … Read more…

University Tests NDI® to Remedy Space, Budget Limitations

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By Heather Halsey Like many universities across the country, the athletics department at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has experienced some growing pains over the last few years as its video production requirements have evolved. Earlier this summer, NCCU partnered with Jack Guthrey of Marshall Graphics Systems to examine whether a cutting-edge NDI® video network … Read more…

weather.com Chases the Eclipse with NewTek NDI®

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On August 21, millions of viewers are expected to watch the rare total solar eclipse. To experience the solar eclipse in real time as it moves coast to coast, The Weather Channel, weather.com and Twitter have teamed up to live stream the epic event. Kicking off at noon ET, “Chasing Eclipse 2017” will immerse viewers in totalities from 10 … Read more…

BET Betting Big on IP Workflows

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By Ellen Camloh  A History of Firsts In 1980, BET (Black Entertainment Television) became the first television network in the United States primarily devoted to African-American viewers. In 1991, the network’s then-parent company became the first black-owned company to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange. And recently, the network scored another first, this … Read more…

NAB 2017: Interview with Jose Nevarez of the University of Portland

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Jose Nevarez, director of live video production at the University of Portland, came to the NewTek booth at NABShow 2017 for a conversation about UP’s growing sports broadcast and streaming program, and a look at NewTek IP Series and TriCaster® TC1 for their future growth. The University formerly contracted out live production, and the contractor … Read more…

Live News Production Simplified

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By Ned Soseman TV news may not be rocket science, but the technical complexity of TV stations that produce local news rivals a moon-shot. TV newsrooms are as unique as their call letters. The uniqueness includes the wide spectrum of technical gear supporting the local news operations and live newscast production. In the analog days, … Read more…

NewTek To Showcase The World’s First End-to-End IP Video Production Solution At IBC2017

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For the first time anywhere, NewTek will debut its full end-to-end IP solution at IBC2017 in Amsterdam from September 15-19, 2017 on Stand 7.K11. NewTek will demonstrate the world’s first NDI® PTZ camera with video, audio, PTZ control, tally and power over one standard Ethernet cable. NewTek will also show the Connect Spark portable NDI … Read more…

NewTek IP Series and NDI® Systems Power Film Festival Studio and Streams

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“NDI made the setup of this temporary TV studio more easy and simple, because all audio and video distribution was carried out via Ethernet, and the one-and-only distribution device was the Ethernet switch.” – Michal Kyjonka, DISK Systems The organizers of the 57th Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Zlin, Czechoslovakia, put on an … Read more…

PTZOptics Announces Line of PTZ Cameras With Built-in NDI®

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“Imagine an entire generation of video engineers who will never use expensive SDI cabling and capture devices. (By) using NDI® we will have access to sources from anywhere on our network. We will no longer be restricted to sources directly connected to a single system,” says Paul Richards, chief streaming officer for PTZOptics. PTZOptics has … Read more…