Interview with Will Waters: NewTek IP Series
September 02, 2016 by Chuck Baker
Broadcast Beat gets at the details and groundbreaking implications of NewTek IP Series, a software-driven, modular video production system with virtually limitless access to video sources and video mixing options, in both an in-depth article and Ryan Salazar’s exclusive interview with NewTek product marketing manager and video production workflow expert Will Waters.
Designed to work cohesively in an ecosystem, the NewTek IP Series is the first large production system designed for IP video while also fully backwards compatible with SDI; using separate scalable high-performance components for the mixing and control, input, and output of sources, allowing virtually unlimited scalability.
Broadcast Beat sums up the implications this way:
“NewTek has taken video, audio, and control signals from existing components, transfers them digitally using NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI®) technology, which then allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with each other over a standard computer network.
Excuse me? What does this new bit of tech do exactly? Well… it creates an ecosystem in which all existing devices can communicate with each other inside the pre-existing network infrastructures!
This is where your mind starts to imagine the possibilities. Why do media facilities have to be one place? Maybe they don’t! They can be spread all over the place! Content can be created in the Sudan, Brazil and the Arctic, render it in Tulsa, edit it in Quebec, then have the final polish put on it in London – all in the same moments as it’s happening! OK, I’m getting ahead of myself again, but this clearly seems to be the direction things are heading.”
Video and complete story at Broadcast Beat: NewTek’s New Tech - A Groundbreaking Media Ecosystem (IP Series)
Learn more about the NewTek IP Series.