Renewed Vision has adopted NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI) standard for IP-based production workflows of its ProPresenter media presentation and CG application. With NDI enabled, ProPresenter will be recognizable as a source by other NDI-enabled devices and systems connected to a standard Ethernet local area network, exponentially increasing the number of video sources available for live production.
NDI support will be included with the optional SDI module, which will be renamed the ‘SDI/NDI’ module for both the Mac and Windows version of ProPresenter 6. This new standard for live production IP workflow is bi-directional and backwards compatible with a large number of devices from top manufacturers already utilizing NewTek’s open protocol, allowing IP connectivity between devices. ProPresenter will be part of the NewTek Developer Network, the industry’s largest ecosystem of IP-enabled products using the same standard.
Brad Weston, President, Renewed Vision, said, “We are constantly trying to figure out ways to broaden the use of our suite of live production products. To be honest, when I heard about NewTek’s NDI, I was skeptical, but the reality is this is an extremely powerful method to easily integrate ProPresenter in to other production workflows. The quality is incredible.”
“We are confident that IP workflows will revolutionize video production,” said Michael Kornet, Executive VP-Business Development for NewTek. “Renewed Vision is highly respected both at NewTek and within the industry. Their enthusiastic embrace of NDI with best-of-breed products like ProPresenter make NewTek’s NDI the most widely adopted IP standard on the market in the hands of customers today.”
NDI is now available as a royalty-free software developer kit (SDK) for companies looking to establish IP workflows within their organization, or in production tools and systems they manufacture.