How to Use NewTek Connect Spark™ Plus
July 18, 2019 by Richard Evans, video; Chuck Baker, text
NewTek Connect Spark™ Plus offers the ability to connect any HDMI device and encode the video and audio to a NewTek NDI® stream on a standard network. HD video at 1080p 60fps and UHD video at 2160p 30fps are supported. As you’ll see in the video, you are not limited to adapting cameras to network video sources - laptop and desktop computers, gaming devices, tablets or other mobile devices - any device that has HDMI output or for which optional HDMI output adapters are available can become an IP video source for your productions.
NewTek video producer Richard Evans demonstrates the following:
- The physical details of the unit, including connections for power, network, HDMI in, HDMI loopthrough, and line-level audio input
- How to connect a device to Spark Plus - in this case a Nintendo Switch gaming system
- How to add Spark Plus as a source in a NewTek live production system. The demonstration is with a TriCaster, but applies to NewTek VMC and 3Play 3P1 systems as well.
- Operation of the tally lights
- How to connect to Spark Plus over the network with NewTek Studio Monitor (included in the free NewTek NDI Tools Pack) or from any web browser on any device, just using the unit’s IP address, to configure it for use.
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- NewTek NDI®
- NewTek Connect Spark™ NDI® video converters
- TriCaster® TC1 4Kp60 16-input Multi-camera Integrated Production System
- NewTek VMC1 4Kp60 44-input Multi-Camera Integrated Production System