Autocue adopts NewTek NDI for IP production workflow
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:31
Autocue, a teleprompting company and a Vitec Videocom brand, has announced the adoption of NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI™) standard, effective 1 May 2016, for IP-based production workflows for its QStart Prompting Software. With NDI enabled, Autocue’s QStart will be recognisable as a source by other NDI-enabled devices and systems connected to a standard Ethernet local area network, exponentially increasing the number of video sources available for live production without the need for a physical input or output.
By using NDI, Autocue can send prompter text through NewTek’s TriCaster multi-camera video production system directly from the QStart application so that it can be viewed on multi-viewer or distributed to other devices such as on-camera teleprompters. This removes the need to use a physical input/output connection on TriCaster, making teleprompters a viable option for all productions. Autocue is also making its renowned language-independent QStart software free of charge to all TriCaster users who download the software from NewTek’s NDI website. With this, Autocue utilises the integration through NDI to help all TriCaster users implement teleprompting to improve their workflow.
Autocue’s new standard for live production IP workflow is bi-directional and backwards compatible with a large number of devices from top manufacturers already utilising NewTek’s open standard, allowing IP connectivity between devices. On top of that, Autocue’s QStart Prompting Software will be part of the NewTek Developer Network; the industry’s largest ecosystem of IP-enabled products using the same standard.
NDI is now available as a royalty-free software developer kit (SDK) for any company looking to establish IP workflows within their organisation, or in production tools and systems they manufacture.