Network Device Interface (NDI®) is a royalty free standard developed by NewTek to enable video-compatible products to communicate, deliver, and receive broadcast quality video in a high quality, low latency manner that is frame-accurate and suitable for switching in a live production environment.
Getting started with NDI® is equivalent to adding connected devices to your network at home or the office. But, with applications ranging from effortlessly simple to incredibly sophisticated, the potential for producers and content creators in broadcast, sports, esports, education, business, worship, live events, professional A/V, digital signage, and other markets to advance their video productions with NDI® is immeasurable.
Concerned about the cost of transitioning to IP? Don’t be. NDI® doesn’t require you to invest in expensive facility upgrades, new network infrastructure, or proprietary hardware. High-bandwidth networking is optional, as Gigabit Ethernet network infrastructure can easily accommodate multiple NDI® video, audio, and metadata streams on a shared connection. WiFi is even a possibility with select compatible products.
Build on your existing investments and take full advantage of emerging IP models. With NDI®, you can use any combination of compatible technologies to design a seamless, interconnected production workflow—professional video equipment, cameras, converters, capture cards, playout devices, graphics systems, gaming rigs and consoles, mobile devices, monitors, displays, video walls, video communications applications, creative software, and more.
Whether your plans involve transitioning from SDI, migrating to exclusively IP, interoperating with SMPTE ST 2110, or even exploring virtualized production, NDI® allows you to implement the workflow you need for your unique brand of storytelling through video—right now. And with the royalty free SDK, any manufacturer or developer can begin integrating NDI® into their products today and become part of the most prolific IP-based ecosystem in the industry.