​LiveU Supports NewTek NDI for IP Production

LiveU says it is supporting NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI) standard for its LU2000 bonded video transceiver. The NDI-enabled LU2000 will be recognizable as a source by other NDI-enabled devices and systems connected to a standard Ethernet local area network.

LiveU NDI integration enables broadcasters to receive their feeds over IP networks directly from the LiveU LU2000 bonded video transceiver, including automatic discovery of available feeds.

“This capability enables many new options that have not been possible with standard SDI connections without adding expensive additional hardware and complex routing,” says LiveU Co-founder & COO, Avi Cohen.

“With NDI, broadcasters can now implement a remote production setup with multiple cameras equipped with LiveU field units that communicate back to the studio for true at-home production. This reduces the amount of equipment staff has to transport and eliminates expensive onsite production costs. Back at home base, all NDI integrated equipment, such as the NewTek TriCaster multi-camera video production system, monitors, and graphic overlays all automatically recognize the available NDI channels and can consume the feeds without the challenge of having to include a matrix router, configuring that router, and all the analog SDI cables that would be needed.”

The NDI live production IP workflow is bi-directional and compatible with a large number of products from manufacturers already using NewTek’s approach allowing IP connectivity between devices and applications.

“IP workflow is the next revolution for the broadcasting industry and organizations need to be able to transition affordably and with partners that are here to stay,” said Cohen. “By incorporating the NDI-enabled LU2000 into their workflow, organizations can produce, integrate, and manage their video content more efficiently and cost-effectively,” said Cohen. “NewTek is a long-standing partner and we wholeheartedly support NDI as the IP standard. In fact, at NAB, we’ll be partnering with NewTek, Panasonic, and TWiT.tv to demonstrate the amazing capabilities of NDI-enabled devices in a live studio in our booth.”

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