Friday, June 23, 2017
All IP Video Production Systems - Standardizing Media System Integration
Movie, TV Show, and Video producers have multiple types of equipment and applications that need to connect and work with each other. During my interview with Will Waters, Director of Product Marketing from NewTek at the NAB Show, he spoke of the intense need for production system integration in both studios and at distant locations. The integration of these systems should support the continual increases in resolution (1k, 4k, 8k+), media formats (3D, VR), and new types of applications (TV Apps and interactive media). The interconnection standards need to work (with adapters) with existing equipment, be reliable, and be able to evolve as the production, broadcast, and distribution requirements evolve.
To solve this challenge, Newtek has created a Network Device Interface - or NDI™, a royalty free standard enabling IP video workflows across Ethernet networks. NDI is a bi-directional standard that allows video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP, and to encode, transmit, and receive multiple streams of broadcast-quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time. NDI is the basis for an all IP Media Production Platform. NDI enables multiple manufacturers and developers to work together to create an interconnected production workflow. To find out more information, go to NewTek NDI.