… for Codecs & Media

Tip #1707: NDI Tools 5: NDI Output from FCP & Premiere

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

NDI Tools 5 also supports WAN bridging.

Image courtesy of NDI.tv

Topic $TipTopic

NDI Tools announced support to enable NDI output from Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects in their upcoming NDI Tools 5. The upcoming utility is free.

Shipping later in June, “NDI 5 makes it possible, for the first time in history, to connect to any device, in any location, anywhere in the world – allowing it to work with almost any video application in the world. Physical studios can connect to ones in the cloud and remote video production effectively becomes local. Tools is a free suite of applications designed to introduce you to the world of IP. NDI makes it possible to connect to any device, in any location, anywhere in the world – and transmit live video to wherever you are.” (NDI Tools website)

NDI 5 makes it possible, for the first time in history, to connect to any device, in any location, anywhere in the world – allowing it to work with almost any video application in the world. Physical studios can connect to ones in the cloud and remote video production effectively becomes local.

NDI Tools fully supports all M1 Macs, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro, as well as all macOS, iOS, tvOS and iPadOS devices.

Here’s the link to the NDI announcement.


Please rate the helpfulness of this tip.

Click on a star to rate it!

2 Comments
  1. Brian Galford
    Brian Galford says:

    Can you give an example of how this would work with FCP? Does this mean anyone in the world can see your desktop while you’re editing and “sit in” on the edit session, remotely? And does this software vie with frame.io for remote work/sharing of images? And/or does this software vie with zoom as a streaming application? Or all of the above?

    Reply
    • Larry Jordan
      Larry Jordan says:

      Brian:

      Smile… clearly the NDI announcement raised more questions than I have answers. I’ll do some homework on this this week.

      Here’s my current understanding: NDI is a transmission standard, like SDI, that allows audio, video and timecode to travel from point A to Point B. The BIG!! benefit of NDI is that it can be carried over an Ethernet network and switched like any other data.

      This means that a camera can originate an NDI signal from Tokyo, have it switched in New York, audio mixed in LA and streamed to Canada from Vancouver. This would mean that a project, created in FCP, could be streamed directly out of FCP over an Ethernet network.

      Doing that using SDI required a LOT! of hardware, satellites and high cost.

      I’ll try to learn more during this week.

      Larry

      Reply

Leave a Comment

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!
All comments are moderated.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *