NewTek keeps busy
NewTek keeps busy
NewTek has unveiled NewTek LivePanel, described as a fully customisable, browser-based control system that the company has added to all its NewTek IP Series multi-camera production systems. Accessible from a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop device, LivePanel allows users to access their own customised video workflows from any web browser on the same network. Users can also preview and monitor videos of any video source within the browser for immediate visual feedback. LivePanel also increases the number of operator positions available for TriCaster TC1 and IP Series systems in larger-scale production environments.
In other news, the manufacturer has also introduced NewTek Connect Spark, a portable device designed to wirelessly deliver SDI and HDMI video to a computer and/or an IP network. Connect Spark products are IP video converters with built-in NDI functionality. The units deliver video as an IP source to any standard network via Wi-Fi or standard Ethernet cable. Connect Spark also records directly on the unit to SD cards or USB drives.
Meanwhile, NDI version 3 is the third generation of NewTek’s IP video technology. The update is said to provide ‘numerous advanced features and performance improvements while maintaining full forward and backward compatibility’. NDI version 3 supports multicast with forwards error correction, a high-efficiency mode suitable for wireless or long-distance transmission, PTZ camera control and tally, and improved encoding.
NewTek has also launched its NDI camera, a PTZ plug-and-play camera with built-in NDI functionality. The camera transmits full 3G 1080p 60 video directly to NDI-compatible products across a standard network via a single Ethernet cable. Once connected to the network, the camera is visible to all compatible systems running the latest version of NDI. The camera is automatically recognised by applications such as GoToMeeting, Skype, Skype for Business and Zoom Media.
Finally, NewTek has also joined forces with Vizrt to create the NVG1, a real-time 4K-capable 3D graphics system designed for integration with the NewTek IP Series and the TriCaster TC1 video production systems. NVG1 combines the NewTek 1RU server platform with NDI IP video connectivity and Viz Trio/Viz Engine software to provide users with live graphics inside NewTek’s end-to-end IP-native video workflows. NVG1 is available in either single- or dual-channel configurations and can output in resolutions and frame rates up to 2160p60.