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…

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…

Panasonic Goes Big With NDI — New PTZ Cameras & Switcher Coming This Fall 

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Following hot on the heels of NewTek’s NDI® PTZ Camera announcement, offering the world’s first PTZ camera with built-in NDI, Panasonic Media Entertainment Company has announced a full line-up of professional integrated cameras with built-in NDI support. Panasonic models AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70, and AW-HN130 will all be getting the full NDI treatment with availability targeted for the … Read more…

NewTek Completes the Transition to IP Video with NDI® Converters for All HDMI and SDI Sources

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—NewTek Connect Spark™ converters are the easiest way to get video into a computer— NewTek is pleased to introduce the NewTek Connect Spark™, a portable device designed to deliver SDI or HDMI video to a computer and/or an IP network, wirelessly. NewTek Connect Spark products are IP video converters, with built-in NDI® functionality. The units … Read more…

BuffVision Rolls Out Pac-12 Conference Live Sports on Twitter

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The University of Colorado Buffaloes (CU) sports production group, BuffVision, drew the lead when the Pac-12 Conference determined to begin live-streaming sports coverage via Twitter.  Pac-12 struck a deal with Twitter to stream nine games this year and kicked off the package with a women’s soccer match between CU and Oregon on October 6, 2016. “It … Read more…

Interview with Key Code Media’s Michael Kammes and NewTek’s Rex Olson at SMPTE 2016

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  Broadcast Beat’s Ryan Salazar sat down with Rex Olson, VP of marketing programs for NewTek, and Michael Kammes, director of technology at Key Code Media for an in-depth discussion of NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI™), a technology that is bringing bi-directional IP workflow to video production. NDI’s impact is not only present across NewTek’s … Read more…

NewTek NDI™ Camera Transforms Mobile Devices Into IP Video Sources

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NewTek™ today announced NewTek NDI™ Camera, a software application capable of turning any compatible iOS or Android™ mobile device into a wireless, IP-ready, live video source. When connected via WiFi to the same network as an NDI-compatible receiving device or production system, NewTek NDI Camera allows producers to instantly and affordably add cameras, angles, vantage … Read more…

NewTek CTO and President Dr. Andrew Cross Talks NDI and IP Integration with PTZOptics

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PTZOptics hosts Dr. Andrew Cross, President and CTO for NewTek, live on their YouTube Live broadcasting channel. The agenda includes NewTek NDI™ and IP integration with PTZOptics live broadcast cameras. “I cannot wait to interview Dr. Andrew Cross this week. He has consistently been mentioned on our live show as a thought leader by fellow … Read more…

Video Production Over IP for Everyone

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If you’ve been wondering just where NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI™) fits within the set of video-over-IP standards in place or in development, Content Technology’s Phil Sandburg has written one of the best takes on the subject that we’ve seen.  Phil talked extensively with NewTek CTO and president Dr. Andrew Cross, who laid out the … Read more…