NDI video sources are recorded without recompression, providing the ability to ISO-record any number of channels
In association with Virzt, NewTek has unveiled NDI 4 which allows users to merge the fields of live video and postproduction by including the ability to record unlimited NDI video channels for multi-camera editing with full synchronisation. NDI video sources are recorded without recompression, providing the ability to ISO-record any number of channels, limited only by disk and network performance. With recordings time-stamped and time-base corrected, any number of channels on any number of machines are said to be fully synchronised, ‘making video editing from multiple sources of the same event easier and making multi-cam editing truly accessible for the first time’. NDI recording supports alpha channel, any number of audio channels and works with 16bpp sources at full precision. The free NDI SDK will include all recording tools.
In other news, LightWave 3D 2019 has been released, a new edition of NewTek’s graphics and animation package. Improvements include integration tools with Unreal Engine for real-time data transfer and the Metamorphic system, which brings multipurpose animatable mesh sculpting and painting to Layout. Metamorphic also includes a wide range of brush options and controls, multiple animation modes, non-linear interpolation and motion blur support. The ‘Limited Bones’ mode provides the ability to match the number of bones able to affect a given point to the game engine in use. The new mode also has real-time optimisations to more closely match the performance that game engines expect from a bone system.
NewTek’s VMC1 integrated production system will soon be available as a software-only subscription that includes integrated graphics, animation, media playback, recording, streaming, transcoding and virtual sets. The software will be offered in configurations of up to 44-input, eight M/E, allowing users to build an all-IP UHD production system.
TriCaster 410 Plus is the latest TriCaster integrated system that provides eight external inputs, four M/Es, four mix outputs, along with NDI integration for video, audio and data transmission over IP. The rack-mountable system also includes real-time social media publishing, live streaming, multichannel recording, video playback, integrated multiviewers, graphics, compositing, virtual sets and audio mixing.
Finally, two new Spark Plus models including 4K UHD and 1080p HDMI-to-NDI versions have been introduced. Spark Plus captures video directly from connected cameras or devices and allows it to be transported over the network as visually lossless, full bandwidth NDI with virtually no latency.