NDI Tecnology

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NDI Tecnology

PostWed Jan 09, 2019 2:39 pm

I belive than Blackmagic should have an HDMI to NDI adapter.
Also your mixers should be compatible with NDI Technology.


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Re: NDI Tecnology

PostFri Mar 01, 2019 7:20 pm

Seconded, Adding NDI in and out to BLackmagic Switchers would be amazing!!!
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Re: NDI Tecnology

PostSat Mar 02, 2019 11:53 am

Great BUT BMD has a license with TICO and not with NDI for video over IP.

If you want an NDI video mixer go for Newtek Tricaster, Vmix, OBS or other solutions.
There are plenty of ways to go from NDI to SDI to go into the Atem. ;)
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Re: NDI Tecnology

PostSun Mar 03, 2019 2:05 am

With Decklink card you can do SDI to NDI and NDI to SDI using free Medialooks software.
Scroll to the bottom of this page https://www.medialooks.com/products/ to downoad.
I have used it to provide wireless ATEM Multiview with touch switching on a Mirosoft Surface
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Re: NDI Tecnology

PostSun Mar 03, 2019 7:29 pm

There are many NDI converters now coming to market. As Daniel mentions BM already have an IP solution, it uses the Tico protocol as they have partnered with the Tico alliance.
If you need NDI you already have a choice of several hardware and software converters readily available.

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Re: NDI Tecnology

PostMon Mar 04, 2019 1:59 am

Xtreemtec wrote:Great BUT BMD has a license with TICO and not with NDI for video over IP.

No disrespect intended, but i hardly think that TICO in a single product that's hard to setup and use is cause to celebrate, or reason to abandon any other method. Im sold on an idea that video can play network wide like Dante does with audio, and I don't really care which standard it is. What I do care about, and desperately want to see, is devices that support IP video through the entire chain. From camera to switcher to recorder to monitoring to transmission/distribution. We need the whole enchilada whether everyone realises this or not.

BMD...one product?...lets get moving!!

There are several standards floating around, but I've yet to see a path to a full system of IP video yet. I'm not going to buy a bunch of intermediate devices to prop up this idea either. Maybe for an occassional conversion, but certainly not to make my core system work. NDI seems to have made the biggest strides in this area, so why not embraces this no matter what manufacturer you happen to be. After all, brand agnostic is one of Dante's biggest advantages.
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Re: NDI Tecnology

PostMon Mar 04, 2019 5:58 pm

Like @Xtreemtec I can say that OBS Studio (since version 23.00) natively supports Decklink/Intensity SDI/HDMI outputs(decklink input was already supported), however it still needs a separate but free available and easy install-able NDI-plugin which will give NDI sources and output support in OBS. Its available for all Major OS, but I tested only Mac OSX and Ubuntu/Debian.

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Re: NDI Tecnology

PostMon Mar 04, 2019 7:40 pm

I have 8 router outputs going into a Decklink Quad 2 in a PC running OBS with the NDI plugin. Allows for basically whatever monitoring layout a producer could want. The Medialooks tools are also very good, I've used their Video Transport service before to bring in NDI over WAN.
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Re: NDI Tecnology

PostFri Mar 08, 2019 3:56 am

Feels like BMD has some significant stuff in development for IP video, especially given the lack of IP products they have released thus far. The new fiber converters for URSA Broadcast leverage IP video, and Grant even said during the product introduction last year that they are working on IP stuff for the future. I have a feeling they wanted to see where the market was headed a bit, and dipped a toe in the water with their Teranex tico-based IP product. I think that when BM arrives for real in the IP video space, they will deliver a full end-to-end workflow, complete with cameras, switchers, converters, HyperDecks, broadcast panels, video hubs and software so that a customer can fully implement an IP video solution. Bringing it out piecemeal doesn’t seem like a good strategy due to connectivity, interactivity, and workflow issues, so I would envision a big announcement with lots of products when the firmly jump into IP video with both feet. Maybe even at NAB this year???

PS: because NDI has seen such broad adoption, it wouldn’t surprise me if BM adopts it as the basis of its full IP video solution. Having 1 tico based product would not preclude this.
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