09 Dec 2015

Goodbye to SDI? We talk to the President and CTO of NewTek about its groundbreaking Video-Over-IP protocol, NDI.

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One of the best things we’ve seen this year is NDI, NewTek’s new protocol for sending live production-quality video over an IP network. If you’re not into network technology, don’t be put off, because the concept is really remarkably simple.

Imagine being able to put several video signals down the same cable, and “unmixing” them at the other end. What if you could have access to every video source in a facility (or further afield) simultaneously. And what if, instead of having to use expensive (unidirectional) SDI connections, you could just use an existing network?

All in real time and in production quality.

We genuinely think this is revolutionary and that it is the beginning of a massive trend towards networking video in live production.

Here’s our interview with the chief designer of the new protocol, Dr Andrew Cross, President and CTO of NewTek.

David Shapton

David is the Editor In Chief of RedShark Publications. He's been a professional columnist and author since 1998, when he started writing for the European Music Technology magazine Sound on Sound. David has worked with professional digital audio and video for the last 25 years.

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