10 Ways To Use NDI In Your Broadcast Studio

10 Ways To Use NDI In Your Broadcast Studio


we have had some technical problems ten
nine eight seven six five four three by the way hi everybody welcome to PTZ
optics live back to basics today is all about ndI so I wore my appropriate gear
yes today we wanted to take a step back and talk about 10 ways we’re using the
new tech ndI it’s so funny I remember thinking do I need this IP video what is
it and now I think this presentation that we’re gonna make today is really
going to open your eyes to literally every single live show we’re using 10
different versions of the new tech nd I in fact check out our new NDI Z cam Tess
is using it right now howdy guys how you doing I hope you’re doing well today
make sure you’re saying hi to me in the chat and that’s right you’re looking at
me right now through our nd I Zeke and this camera has a super wide angle if
you can’t tell it’s got that 120 optical film wide angle feel of you thank you
Paul and it’s also powered and connected via ethernet so it’s got power over
ethernet there oh you want me I’m sorry you cut me off you can show a nice so
here’s our SDI cable and then you can’t quite see it but our Ethernet right over
here powering and connecting the camera we have backup but we’ve run out of SDI
ports and we’ve added more and more cameras to our system so finally top
secret not anymore magewell has released what I think is
one of the most exciting products of 2018 that is an ndi pro capture
converter that is going to it really blew my mind here you saw this a little
bit at nab if you watched our show now we finally got a chance to put it to the
test yes that is a PTZ port there and then
just ethernet there POE plus a backup USB power so we’re going to show you
this actually let’s open the box let me show you this live unboxing alert and look at that that HDMI feed coming
in like buttah alright guys we’ve got ten ways that we use the new tech NDI
and every show that we produce is comes you gotta check this out look let’s take
a look every live streaming show is to with this you can pull in the slides from my PC now I
can’t imagine not having the Newtek NDI with this because we used to
have Michael who’s our live producer also push the slides forward each time
and he has enough things on his plate trying to be a producer
Live streaming to multiple destinations and choosing different cameras so what
we do is actually this is something that I will go on the show for a long time is
we actually used a mage well capture card with an HDMI loop through so you
can see there’s HDMI coming out of my laptop and then HDMI coming out of this
device back into my computer so this display here is essentially an extended
desktop of my computer this allows me to take the capture device as a
webcam that’s a video capture device into OBS and then make my presentation
available as an NDI source to our main production PC so therefore I’m in full
control of when the slides go forward and backward which is what I want and
I’m taking off that responsibility for our producer and we don’t have to really
do anything other than send a stream now number two is the
telestrator we use this all the time for our video productions but before I go to
there what is this it’s actually top-secret brand-new product from magewell looks a lot like our capture device HDMI in HDMI out PTZ control oh me oh my
what is this an Ethernet port instead of a USB 3.0 for capturing that is direct
NDI video so that would actually replace the
need for me to use OBS here and that would take off processing power from my
computer and potentially make things a lot nicer I cannot wait to use this and
use my capture device for something else anyway here is my NDI telestrator I
wonder if a lot of people have seen this this allowed me to telestrate
directly onto my laptop this is completely wireless so let’s check out
the latency here if I click present there boom it’s full screen here so this
is generally my workflow I will go through my slides I don’t know if people
have seen this we have options for all different colors different shapes and I
also have the ability to do a highlighter which I like a lot as well
up that’s not highlighter where’s highlighter here it is so I can
highlight different things changing colors is a great presentation tool to
be able to use different colors throughout your presentation and let’s
show over here in our main broadcast PC tess is going to pull up my NDI output
so you guys can see just how easy it is to pull in my slides and my telestration
layer all right so I’ve just gone to add input
within Vmix go ahead wait ndi desktop capture option I’m going to scroll down
until I see Paul’s feed which is his presentation now we’re ready to annotate
and access Paul’s presentation via NDI desktop capture alright number three is
our NDI cam we love this for when we’re transitioning from place to place we can
have a mobile feed so we can never lose our shot on camera right now I’m on
selfie mode you can run a little selfie stream wherever you see fit so let’s
head over and pull that feed into our streaming software transitioning Mobily
of course so we can be accessible at all times so again we just go into our NDI
sources we have so many NDI sources we’re using so many of them here’s the
NDI camera here and boom we have a live feed from tess okay number four we have
NDI cameras all over our studio and it is now our de-facto easiest way to deploy
cameras in places where we couldn’t run generally SDI cabling so you can see
here we’ve got our NDI z cam we ran out of inputs on our PCIe card as many of
you guys know we use a magewell SDI PCIe pro capture card we have two of
them and our custom-built computer but we actually have well now we have about
twelve to fourteen cameras in our studio and throughout our office and plugging
in an ethernet cable to a power over ethernet camera allows us to deploy
cameras all over the place without having to run long sdi cable so here’s
two right here we’ve got a couple over in our podcasting studio
and it just makes the ability of having cameras all over the place adding
additional Studios just so easy additional different production areas
okay number five remotely controlling PTZ cameras over your local area network
using an Xbox controller my daughter’s controlling it right now
so we’ll have to excuse me because she’s she’s giving it a go but generally will
allow our intern Brian to remotely control cameras if things need to be
moved around just a little bit number six we are pulling in the audio from our
podcasting studio in to the new tech NDI to our main broadcast PC let me show you
how that’s done so first of all here is our audio mixer and you can see here we
have two different audio busses M is main and a is the a audio bus and
everything is being sent to a that we want to be sent out to the new tech NDI
so let me show you the studies here as you can see our outputs via NDI all
cameras and all audio book outputs are being made available via the new tech
NDI so let’s pull those into our main broadcast studio so you can see how it
works number seven when we’re here in our podcasting studio
we’re actually live streaming from our main broadcast system since everything
is connected over the local area network so while we’re over here what we like to
be able to do is have a confidence monitor so let’s take a look at this so
what I’m going to do is just add an input and what we like to look at
is we like to be able to see the output of our main broadcast studio so that’s
right here so we’ll have our output of our main broadcast studio and I can
actually control that remotely and so what we’ll do is we can actually switch
cameras just like that using this is a web connection to vmix so we actually
can control the broadcast studio remotely and pull in a confidence monitor
so we can see what we’re doing so it’s almost as if each of our different vmix
installations and systems here are all connected and easily controllable from
any of our different production studios that we have all right number eight
generally on our interns not here today or at least not this morning but
generally what we’ll ask him to do is just pop in and monitor the audio using
the new tech NDI studio monitor you guys know we’ve had issues with our audio
from time to time and it’s nice to have somebody completely outside your studio
monitoring the audio because that way you know it’s just a second set of ears
someone on your local area network that can say hey audio sounds good to me and
it gives us that extra boost of confidence number nine what we’re doing
here is we’re using the new tech NDI studio monitor to record a version of
our show so there’s a couple different ways that we can do this but as you can
see here we have access using the studio monitor to any different port there’s
our telestrator there that actually give us an alpha channel of our telestrator
here’s our this is our podcasting PC this is my laptop and then right here
this is the output of our main broadcast so we can use new tech
NDI studio monitor actually to do an isolated recording so that way it takes
the processing off of our broadcast PC or this PC so if I want to and sometimes
I do sometimes I don’t really feel the need to I can record directly 1080p 30
up to 1080p 60 mp4 files directly to my Windows computer here just as a backup
isolated recording that we can make it easy depending on how our workflow is
this would be really great for like Brian our intern if we wanted him to
record snippets of our show and post them on social media or if we wanted him
to just be in charge of recording and posting the video portion of our podcast
or the video portion of our show to various YouTube channels so it allows
you to really work with distributed teams throughout your local area network
so number 10 from time to time we do video conferences whether we’re meeting
with business partners or customers and clients and we like to use actually zoom
video conferencing and we’re going to tie this together with the tenth way we
comm most commonly use the new tech NDI as you can see here the virtual camera
input see you there new tech NDI video when i select that it’s actually going
to create a driver that is connected let me just configure it this is right here
you can see that I haven’t set for none but I can choose any PTZ optics camera
on my network you can see I have quite a few and then any output so let’s just
choose the output of our main broadcast PC here so my default just so you guys
know it does show up mirrored you can go into video settings and turn off the
mirror effect there’s no need for that we were pulling in video signals and the
thing I love about this is that any NDI source on our local area network can now
be brought up as a virtual camera inside any web conferencing or any any computer
or software that supports can so that is a very wide reaching
technology if you understand how to use this stuff you will find solutions and
you will find that the answer is yes to a lot of technological problems number 10 let’s get back to the show all
right so that’s 10 ways to use the new tech NDI in your broadcast studio I
still remember kind of thinking that I didn’t need it and then just trying new
things trying to push the envelope and now here we are it’s it’s embedded in
almost everything we’re doing here yeah I mean what really inspired us for
the show was just kind of talking about it and realizing oh my gosh like look at
all the ways that we were honestly using it so it was easy for us up from there
so one last fun demonstration we have we want to really show this off in a
real-world scenario so Tess is gonna use her selfie cam that’s what I was just
showing Paul if you caught that this has the ndi cam app on it and what
we’re gonna do is we’re gonna walk from our studio here to our podcasting studio
and we’ve done this before should be no problem
seamlessly we’re using our Wi-Fi network for the NDI camera our hardwired local
area network for all the video sources you’re gonna see we’ve got a camera in
the hallway we’ve got three cameras in our podcasting studio we have the audio
coming from our podcasting studio that’s all seamlessly integrated together and
this allows for broadcast studios to have multiple broadcast studios to have
a podcasting studio to have independent yet centrally managed and accessible
systems it’s really a cool technology so are we ready try now
so do I do is it when it’s red or do use a press red so we actually have two
different NDI camera hey seeing it now should be Paul sight of Paul’s face one
app is from new tech and then you have the one that’s from Sierra
and I have no idea whether that one is better than the other but Mike you might
see mine as well which one are you seeing you got it
mine that’s mine all right are you ready this is the one from New Tech okay we’ll
use yours them there you go new tech yours is more
trusty a little okay so this is not working this is the one this is the one
nd I think that I have had issues with they got to build that with ndia checks
because it’s we have a good Wi-Fi network it’s just not is it looking on
your end still yeah okay that’s not gonna work
not pretty alright so the NDI wireless app lets be honest it doesn’t really work in our scenario weve used it plenty of times we
have it has worked but it that has been the one thing you want to see
The telestrator was also another thing that was very difficult to get properly set
up on our network with multicast and but now this telestrator works great the NDI
cam i think we still have some networking bugs to watch out so let’s go
to our hallway cam mike and we’ll go from there
good thing right back up we’ll see you guys in just a moment alright the and this is brand spanking new
podcasting studio and mike assuming that our microphones are on we should be
looking pretty looking pretty if you will let’s see how are we doing what you
talking to that so I can hear you yep just notice something actual I can hear
you all right so I don’t know if you guys have heard of or seen our studio
lately but this is it I can’t hear my keys you can’t hear the keys quickly no
worries guys so this is the podcasting studio
welcome welcome by the way David that was a recording camera that wasn’t a PTZ
optics camera that you saw the flickering yeah mike has to I forget
what it is there’s something nowhere is there so what we’ve essentially done is
connected two different broadcasting pcs together and you guys got a chance to
see all of that in action good news is our audience is hearing our effects ok
good yep so there’s just one quick thing I got to do we hear it
ugh alright good I’m glad you guys hear it so I’m gonna fix something on that
you guys just chill what did you think Mike about what about the setup we’re
trying to fill in some space here oh I thought was great show what’s your guys
favorite ndi use that we just showed that’s a good
question for the audience mine is definitely just the inner
interconnectivity of everything that we have the ability to just connect
everything together I think one of our most used the most useful ones besides
the ndi hx cameras of course is maybe just pulling NDI desktop captures
yeah we do that a lot that’s definitely one of the top uses
for us the telestrator Paul is telestrator happy I say he loves to
annotate and so that’s his thing awesome yeah all right what I’m gonna do is I’m
going to go ahead back to the main studio and we’re gonna cut the stream on
YouTube and we are going to go ahead and do our post show as we always do on both
Facebook and if you guys haven’t been to the past few episodes we’ve done some
adjusting around here we are now doing our post show on Twitch though we are
doing a podcast out of our post shows so we will kind of cover go back and cover
things that we talked about during the show some high points and review some
questions that you guys are asking and so yeah head over to twitch.tv/s
geeks to participate in our podcast and post-show thank you guys so much for
joining us today

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    Christopher Kiewel

    I like the concept but in my particular application I don't really have a lot of use for it. It would be great to use a Decoder for projection in overflow seating!

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    Daniel Wright

    We don't use NDI right now, but I would love to be able to use NDI for our Church. Not only to bring video in to the system but to send it out to other areas of the church also.

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