03 Oct 2019

NDI goes from strength to strength

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Matt Allard, product marketing manager, Newtek Matt Allard, product marketing manager, Newtek RedShark Media

NDI 4 was released at IBC2019 and very much takes the protocol up to the next level. Bas Goossens investigates.

One of the more interesting corporate moves at IBC2019 this year was the decision of the Vizrt Group to spin NDI off into being its own separate brand.

“Since 2015 NDI has grown beyond a single company,” explains Matt Allard, product marketing manager, Newtek, in the video below. “It started off at Newtek but it really has gone way beyond a single company… There are so many other partners out there, people doing software applications and hardware devices, and end users who are downloading the NDI SDK for their own applications.”

With the latest NDI v4 now available, that list is going to grow too. Allard describes a host of new features as the protocol moves steadily out of a concentration on live production and into wider broadcast workflows, including multicam shooting and editing.

To find out more, as well as the significance of the machine race beside him, watch the video.

Andy Stout

Andy has spent over two decades writing about all aspects of the broadcast and film industries for a variety of high-profile industry publications on both sides of the Atlantic. During that time the industry has moved from 4:3 SD to 16:9 SD to HD and now on to 4K HDR. He's getting kind of curious to see where it goes next.

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