NewTek Connect Spark delivers SDI or HDMI video to a computer and/or an IP network, wirelessly
NewTek has introduced 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 deliver video as an IP source to any standard network via WiFi or standard Ethernet cable. Connect Spark also records directly on the unit to SD cards or USB drives, controllable from a web interface.
Additionally, NewTek Connect Spark delivers video to popular desktop video applications including Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting™, Skype™, Skype for Business, WebEx, Zoom, and others.
NewTek launches world’s first NDI native camera
Finally, NewTek has introduced the PTZ camera, world’s first NDI native camera. With built-in NDI® functionality, this IP video camera transmits full 3G 1080p 60 video directly to NDI-compatible products across a standard network. The NewTek NDI camera connects to the network and delivers pristine video and audio, as well as tally, PTZ control, and power all over a single Ethernet cable.
Once connected to the network, the camera is visible to all compatible systems running the latest version of NDI including LiveStream Studio, SplitmediaLabs XSplit, Streamstar®, OBS Studio, StudioCoast vMix, Telestream Wirecast or NewTek TriCaster®. More sources become available immediately with the addition of NDI cameras to the network. Once available on the network, the NewTek NDI camera is also automatically recognized by applications such as GoToMeeting™, Skype™, Skype for Business, Zoom Media and others.
“There have been a few inflection points in the broadcast industry that have delivered profound benefits, such as the transition to nonlinear editing from cutting tape. The move to IP-based production is one of those unique moments in our industry,” highlights Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO for NewTek. “The transition is happening fast because it is being driven by customer demand. Producers recognize this technology simplifies their work, while expanding their opportunity to create more and better shows. With the availability of NDI cameras, from NewTek and others that are sure to follow, IP-based production is truly here.”
NewTek NDI Version 3
Finally, NewTek has announced NDI version 3, the third generation of its royalty-free IP video technology. NDI version 3 supports multicast with forwards error correction, a high efficiency mode suitable for wireless or long distance transmission, PTZ camera control and tally and improved encoding performance. In collaboration with multiple vendors, with this release NewTek is also announcing embedded NDI support for hardware devices such as cameras and a/v signal converters.
“NewTek is well known for pushing the boundaries of mainstream video technology. The important new capabilities in this version of NDI are just what you’d expect from NewTek – immediately useful and surprisingly affordable,” claims Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO for NewTek. “Countless producers and creators are already enjoying the creative possibilities and benefits of IP video courtesy of NDI’s adoption by nearly every major vendor. NDI version 3 firmly grounds our vision for the all-IP future of video production. With major new technologies like multicast and the introduction of end devices, the true IP revolution has arrived.”