Connect Spark™ Features
NewTek Connect Spark™ is the fastest, easiest, and best way to get video into IP workflows. In its ultra-portable enclosure, it delivers the groundbreaking benefits of NDI®, NewTek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology, and a host of tools and capabilities for prosumers and video professionals alike.
Deliver any digital video source to the network in full HD, with high-efficiency NDI® output via NDI|HX and native support for resolutions up to 1080p at 60 frames per second.
Wired or Wireless
Send video to the network via Ethernet or WiFi, and make it available instantly as an NDI® source for any compatible system, device, or application.
3G-SDI or HDMI Input
Capture any SDI or HDMI video source and convert it to IP, with embedded audio and simultaneous video loop out.
Capture live video directly to an SD card or USB storage media, with local recording controls, and optional Auto Start and Overwrite settings.
Present high-quality audio with support for analog and embedded digital sources.
Program and Preview Tally
Receive tally notification from compatible NDI® devices via four physical LEDs when video output from Connect Spark™ is visible on Program and/or Preview.
NDI® Virtual Input
Designate Connect Spark™ as the video input source in popular desktop video applications like Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, Skype, Skype for Business, WebEx, Zoom, and more using the free NDI® Virtual Input* tool.
* NDI Virtual Input included with the free NewTek NDI Tools download.
Monitor video, manage login credentials, access recording controls, and configure audio, video, and network settings from any supported Web browser on any compatible networked device.
Select from High, Medium, and Low bandwidth output to accommodate your specific network configuration and traffic.
Optionally allow multiple destinations to receive the Connect Spark™ video source without individual point-to-point connections to conserve network bandwidth.
Easily identify Connect Spark™ on your network with the ability to apply custom device and channel names.
Access Connect Spark™ devices connected to other networks via IP address and make them visible within your production environment using NDI® Access Manager.
Supply an external LTC timecode reference to embed timecode in the Connect Spark™ video signal and synchronize with other NDI® video signals.
Free Firmware Updates
Download and install free firmware updates to ensure your Connect Spark™ is equipped with the latest features, capabilities, and performance enhancements.
About NewTek NDI®
NDI is in use on millions of systems and allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP, and to encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time. This benefits any network-connected video device, including video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices. This makes it possible to exponentially increase the number of sources available for live production switching, without directly attaching to devices, changing locations, or investing in expensive, high-bandwidth networks that simply replace SDI-based workflows.