Newtek ndi 3.0

We are proud to be introducing NDI 3.0—the third generation of our NDI (Network Device Interface) technology. Already the most broadly adopted IP standard in the video industry, NDI 3.0 completes the next big step for IP video production by enabling, among other things, affordable and powerful HDMI and SDI signal converters and native NDI cameras. Among the dozens of other improvements included in NDI 3.0 are support for unicast and multicast, wireless capability, PTZ camera control, improved encoding performance and much more.

“We believe that the future is one in which video is transferred easily and efficiently over IP and that this vision will largely replace current SDI and HDMI connection methods,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO for NewTek. “NDI 3.0 makes this vision a reality today. With the broad adoption of NDI by nearly every major vendor in the industry, producers and creators are already beginning to realize the endless creative possibilities and benefits. With NDI 3.0 we fully expect adoption to accelerate at a rate many people may find surprising.”

NDI 3.0 represents the largest incremental change to the NDI SDK since its launch at IBC 2015. Included among the dozens of changes, additions, and improvements are these highlights:

  • Multicast and Unicast Support
    • Allows for a single NDI source to serve to one or any number of destinations, limited only by network infrastructure


  •        High-Efficiency Mode – NDI|HX
    • Allows for full resolution, full frame-rate video over wireless networks
    • Allows for full resolution, full frame-rate video over limited bandwidth network environments


  • Pan / Tilt / Zoom camera support
    • Assimilates video, audio, tally and camera control
    •  Removes need for separate control device
    • Eliminates complexity of signal flow and protocols
  • Remote Recording Control
    • Adds capability to remotely trigger recording of supported devices
    • Enables USB-device recording from signal conversion hardware
    • Local drive recording for select devices
  •  Improved Encoding Performance
    • Encodes on a modern i7-based machine at rates similar to those listed below:
    •  8K at 320fps, 4K at 1000fps, 1080p at 2500fps


NewTek NDI 3.0 will be available in Q3 2017.