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Nickelodeon’s Revolutionary VR Experience Turtle-Powered by NDI®

Your eyes drift off toward the horizon. In the distance, two figures stand atop a concrete block wall, ramrod straight, watching you carefully. Both of them are green. It’s obvious who they are. You’ve seen them a thousand times before, but never in person. It’s the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or at least two of them. You take a few steps forward and wave. Donatello waves back. Michelangelo smiles and turns to show off that stunning Turtle profile of his. They speak to you. “Hey,” Donnie says. “How are you doing? I hear you’ve got some questions to ask us.”

How Do You NDI®?

We would love to see your stories of how you use NDI® in video, whatever it may be. We see a lot of folks who have engaged NDI in their workflow and are ecstatic about the results, and excited about the future possibilities. Tell your story in a short video, post it to your social media or video sharing account, and send us a link at socialmedia@newtek.com.  If we like it, we’ll send you a T-shirt! Your choice of these while supplies last!  3 t-shirts styles to choose from: 1. NDI Chip, 2. Say Hello, or 3. NDI Blue Atom

Creating Online Talk Shows with Skype and NewTek NDI® in XSplit Broadcaster

The good folks at XSplit share a tutorial on how to create a talkshow using XSplit Broadcaster with multiple guests coming in via the new NDI® capability in the latest public release of Skype for Content Creators. Popular with gamers for streaming gameplay and producing social video for gaming communities, XSplit offers both free and commercial versions. Skype for Content Creators adds a variety of capabilities that make Skype a valuable enhancement tool for social video and for video production, including the new ability to use NDI streams of live or pre-recorded content as the source for video for Skype.

coralbay.tv Integrates NewTek NDI® For Low-Latency IP Monitoring

Cloud playout and workflow specialist, coralbay.tv has announced that it has added low latency video preview and monitoring to its next-generation coralPlay playout products by integrating NewTek NDI® technology. “The incorporation of NewTek’s NDI in coralPlay demonstrates our commitment to providing solutions that can be used for live events such as news and sports where operators require instant feedback in order to make operational decisions. With delays of less than a frame, this is now feasible,” said Peter Hajittofi, CEO of coralbay.tv. “The technology also enables coralPlay to integrate easily with third-party devices such as discrete graphics products, so that

Televisa Powers World Cup Coverage with NDI®

Televisa, based out of Mexico and one of the largest largest TV Networks in the world, broke new ground in their 2018 FIFA World Cup coverage, producing from the largest studio in the International Broadcast Center constructed in Moscow for the games, plus a second studio located in Red Square. NewTek IP production technologies played a significant role, all based around NewTek’s royalty free NDI®, bi-directional technology for IP transport of video, audio, metadata and communications over standard networks. Televisa’s Sports Technology team, led by project manager and engineer Eduardo Ledesma, also introduced augmented reality (AR) technologies and programmable displays

Make Any System a Media Player with NDI®

Sometimes a production needs additional media available and perhaps playing full time and in a loop. Having a Windows system set up with VLC Media Player, Kane Peterson’s VLC SyncPlay app for VLC Media Player, and the NewTek NDI® Tools Pack, available by free download, can fulfill this need. Download links for these items: Kane’s World VLC SyncPlay App    VLC Media Player  NewTek NDI Tools Pack The above is the recommended order for acquiring and installing these applications on the system. VLC SyncPlay is simply an app and does not have an installer. The app allows you to select

Configuring NDI® v3.5 in OBS

Wow! NDI® version 3.5 had been available for download for a matter of seconds when tutorial and tryout videos began popping up all over. Here is one of the first, for folks who use a dedicated streaming system with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) v21 to stream the output from their gaming system to a social video network. Samantha Myers steps you through downloading and installing the new version of NDI Tools, which now installs the NDI driver, then shows you through setting up OBS to use NDI streams, and some of the possibilities of the setup for live streaming. The

A Game Streamer on Why He Loves NDI®

Keith Mitchell, a game streamer and blogger at The Outerhaven, looked for a means to capture the video and audio on his gaming system and get it to a dedicated system for producing videos and for streaming, without adding output cards, capture cards and baseband cabling between the systems. He found the answer in NewTek’s NDI®, the royalty-free bi-directional IP technology for transport of video, audio, metadata and communications with automatic discovery - every NDI enabled device or application on a network can see every other, and be both a source and a destination for video production. With NDI, all

ANC Releases New LiveSync Digital Media OS with NewTek NDI®

ANC, a technology service company, has announced the public release of LiveSync, an operating system built to synchronize multiple digital media applications as one canvas. The LiveSync operating system, which is now available, creates immersive experiences by synchronizing LED, LCD, and other digital display technologies. The system enables one platform to combine pre-scheduled content, including dynamic triggering of content, social media feeds, and other streams based on real-time information. Through a collaboration and long-standing relationship with NewTek, ANC will integrate NewTek NDI® technology to natively accept and distribute live video through LiveSync. NewTek’s NDI technology allows video and audio sources

ANC Releases New LiveSync Digital Media OS with NewTek NDI®

ANC, a technology service company, has announced the public release of LiveSync, an operating system built to synchronize multiple digital media applications as one canvas. The LiveSync operating system, which is now available, creates immersive experiences by synchronizing LED, LCD, and other digital display technologies. The system enables one platform to combine pre-scheduled content, including dynamic triggering of content, social media feeds, and other streams based on real-time information. Through a collaboration and long-standing relationship with NewTek, ANC will integrate NewTek NDI® technology to natively accept and distribute live video through LiveSync. NewTek’s NDI technology allows video and audio sources

NewTek and Microsoft Make Live Calling Available to Hundreds of Millions of Live Streamers

Microsoft’s Skype team are putting content creation at the heart of the Skype for Desktop app with some help from NewTek. Skype for Content Creators is designed to open new interactive possibilities for Skype users all over the world—including leading digital broadcasters, streamers, and vloggers—to record videos, podcasts, and live streaming calls without having to invest in expensive studio equipment. Part of this change is implementation of the royalty-free NewTek NDI® IP video standard. “Helping Microsoft enable NDI for Skype is very much in line with our mission to provide storytellers a voice through video,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president and

Controlling Other Applications with TriCaster® Macros via NDI®

In this tutorial, our trainers share how to use NDI® to send commands to other applications from a TriCaster® by using its command macro system. NDI is not just for media transport. The technology also carries metadata and communications. NDI is also bidirectional, sending and receiving from each enabled system or application. NewTek live production systems include extensive automation capability including a robust library of commands for nearly all functions. This includes the use of NDI to converse with other systems - they can speak and they can listen. Commands can be assembled into scripts, called “macros” and these macros are