NewTek NDI Camera App Transforms Mobile Devices into IP Video Sources

NewTek has launched NewTek NDI Camera, a software application capable of turning any compatible iOS or Android mobile device into a wireless, IP-ready, live video source. When connected via WiFi to the same network as an NDI-compatible receiving device or production system, NewTek NDI Camera allows producers to instantly and affordably add cameras, angles, vantage points, and completely new options for live broadcasts, webcasts, and presentations with the ease of a mobile device app download. NewTek NDI Camera is available for $20 US. 

newtek-ndi-camera-app-2“With NewTek NDI Camera, anyone with a smartphone or tablet can serve as a camera person or contributor to your video content,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO of NewTek. “It’s not only an extremely affordable method of adding multiple video sources to any production, but it means that almost anyone who wants to participate in a live production already has a camera in their pocket, including audience participants and students. This application puts IP production within the reach of over a billion mobile devices available with high quality cameras.”

Output from a device running NewTek NDI Camera is automatically recognized by NDI-compatible receiving devices and has full support for connection notification and tally information. In addition, there is full control over focus, exposure and zoom to achieve professional results from almost any mobile device. NewTek NDI Camera makes a mobile device fully compatible with almost all live production tools, through the millions of NDI-enabled systems in the market today.

iOS mobile devices require Apple iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Android mobile devices require Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or later. Compatible with most common Android smartphone and tablet devices. Video transmission requires WiFi connection to the same local network as NDI-enabled receiving device(s).

SIENNA Updates NDICam iOS Camera
In a related story, SIENNA has updated its NDICam iOS app to version 1.30. The new version adds a unique talent-facing tally light using the phone’s flash light with the addition of a red-gel, plus zoom functionality. Sienna’s extensive NDI product line introduced the world’s first NDI support for both the OSX platform, and iOS. Amongst the iOS range are WebNDI : an iPad browser capable of broadcasting clean-cropped webpage contents over IP Video, and NDICam : the iPhone based NDI Protocol Camera. On OSX, Sienna has a range of NDI based apps including a desktop scan converter, apps for ingest and outgest of NDI over SDI/HDMI, plus the new NDI.Cloud service which bridges NDI based facilities over the internet.

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