NewTek Completes the Transition to IP Video with NDI® Converters for All HDMI and SDI Sources
July 12, 2017 by Chuck Baker
—NewTek Connect Spark™ converters are the easiest way to get video into a computer—
NewTek is pleased to introduce the NewTek Connect Spark™, a portable device designed to deliver SDI or HDMI video to a computer and/or an IP network, wirelessly. NewTek 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 WiFi or standard Ethernet cable. Connect Spark also records directly on the unit to SD cards or USB drives, controllable from a web interface.
NewTek Connect Spark works with all NDI compatible devices and applications in use by millions of customers including NDI computer-based live production systems from: CombiTech VidBlaster, Livestream Studio, OBS, Splitmedia Labs XSplit, Streamstar®, StudioCoast vMix, Telestream Gameshow, Telestream Wirecast, NewTek TriCaster®, and many more. Additionally, NewTek Connect Spark delivers video to popular desktop video applications including Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting™, Skype™, Skype for Business, WebEx, Zoom, and others.
“We believe that the future is one in which video is transferred easily and efficiently over IP, making it possible to have a vast number of video sources readily available for production,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO for NewTek. “NewTek Connect Spark makes that future a reality today by easily converting HDMI and SDI signals into IP signals. It’s as easy as plugging your video source into the device and turning on a WiFi connection. At that point, any compatible system on the network can see it.”
NewTek Connect Spark devices provide 3G SDI or HDMI conversion up to 1080p 60 with loop through. In addition to video conversion to IP, the devices provide tally support and remotely record MP4 to an SD card or USB drive. Recording is controlled through a web interface available for devices including mobile phones, tablets, and laptops.
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