NewTek Announces TalkShow VS 4000 Multi-Channel Video Calling System
Handles up to 4 remote video guests simultaneously or in sequence using SDI or IP workflows
NewTek™ today announced Network Device Interface (NDI), a new open standard for live production IP workflows over Ethernet networks. NDI allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP, and to encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real-time. This new protocol can benefit any network-connected video device, including video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices. NDI connectivity will be available in Q4 as a royalty free software developer kit (SDK) for anyone wanting to enable IP workflows in their facilities, or in production devices and systems they manufacture.
NewTek NDI protocol, the broadcast industry’s first open protocol for IP production workflow, is a software-based technology that makes it possible for facilities to transition to an incredibly versatile IP video production pipeline without negating existing investments in SDI cameras and infrastructure.
Sky News has selected NewTek’s TalkShow video calling system to facilitate live on-air Skype video calls as part of Sky News’ rolling 24-hour news coverage.
Staffordshire University offer a range of courses centred around film, video and journalism. In order to bring their studio in line with industry standards and ensure that students were learning current practice, they upgraded their in-house news room to HD and replaced a cumbersome studio back end with NewTek’s TriCaster. As the new term got underway, we dropped in to see the results…