Harvard Athletics Centralizes Control Rooms with NDI® and Existing Network

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It was NewTek’s new NDI® (Network Device Interface) technology that proved to be the game-changer… “A better world” when it comes to sports production for universities and colleges is to have one control room, move nothing around, and yet be able to cover sports at any venue on the campus. With baseband equipment that’s a … Read more…

3DStorm Shows Latest NDI® Products at IBC 2017

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Kitplus interviewed Franck Lafage of 3DStorm at IBC 2017; the company distributes NewTek products in Europe, and also makes the LiveXpert line of production tools, many of interest to NewTek production system users. Lafage spoke in particular about the NDI®-enabled products that the company was showing on their main stage. For video and sports production, … Read more…

LiveSports Goes 4K with Panasonic AK-UB300 Cameras and NewTek IP Series

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“Our newfound ability to produce in 4K satisfies the needs of our largest client, gives us a wider range of events to potentially cover, and enables us to future-proof our work,” said Jef Kethley, president of LiveSports LLC. LiveSports covers the ATP and WTA tennis tours for both broadcast and streaming has implemented 4K production capability … Read more…

Easing the Path to Quality Streaming and Broadcast for Gamers

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Writer and Twitch user Jeff Grubb gave NewTek NDI® a test drive recently and shared his results with news site Venture Beat. “I’ve tried it, and I’m surprised at how well it works.” Grubb goes on to say, “I even tried it with one of my PCs on Wi-Fi. NewTek doesn’t explicitly recommend this, but … Read more…

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…

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…

Paving New Roads With NDI®

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By Jimmy Goucher Have you ever had one of those conversations that was so deep and packed full of knowledge that it took days to digest? The kind of conversation that made you feel as though your brain had actually gained mass? I recently had one of those conversations with a colleague and friend, John … Read more…

Oklahoma State University Simplifies Live Video Production

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By Heather Halsey From the Miss OSU Pageant to groundbreaking veterinary health research to its annual homecoming parade, there’s a lot happening at the Oklahoma State University five-campus system based in Stillwater. To document and share it all with the world online, the University established the OStateTV production team and dedicated video portal, OState.tv, in … Read more…

Open Broadcaster Software Adds a Few Million New Users for NDI™

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Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio, a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming used by millions, now has available a plugin for NewTek NDI™ input and output. OBS Studio is among the most popular choices on social media sharing services for gamers, including Twitch.TV, the world’s leading social video platform and … Read more…

No SDI? No Problem! Growing Esports Productions Over IP

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By Ellen Camloh When it comes to live streaming productions, local is the new global, and UK-based Digital Tree Media is no exception. “We started off as a relatively small media company, serving schools and colleges with basic media requirements,” says Digital Tree’s CEO John Coles. “We’ve grown to provide very large event-based productions, such … Read more…