NDI On the Go!

What is NDI? 

NDI (Network Device Interface) makes sending and receiving high-quality video a standard part of any suitable network. It has low latency* and works across wired networks as well as mobile connections. 

NDI is easy to use – sources and destinations appear automatically in menus, and any NDI source can connect to any NDI device on the network. 

*Actual latency depends on the performance of the overall network. 

Atomos & NDI 

Atomos provides wireless or wired NDI transmission in HD or 4K UHD.  

If you have a Ninja V or Ninja V+ fitted with Atomos Connect, purchase the NDI HX2 TX firmware option for just $/€ 99 from my.atomos.com and you’ll be able to send HD NDI video over any suitable IP network. 

New to AtomOS 11 and Ninja Ultra (fitted with Atomos Connect), Shogun Ultra and Shogun Connect is the ability to stream in 4K NDI for an additional $/€ 99 activation charge from my.atomos.com, or a complete one-off activation for $/€198 (both HD and 4K UHD). 

It’s a powerful option: high-quality network video from a mobile device. And as part of the global NDI ecosystem, you’ll be able to send video to thousands of NDI-compatible destinations. 

Atomos CONNECT NDI HX2 TX Key Features

  • Transmit video over any Wi-Fi or Ethernet network using the NDI protocol  
  • Record input and NDI stream output in HD (stream only in 4K mode) 
  • NDI HX2 transmission up to 1080p60 with Shogun Connect and Ninja V+ with Atomos Connect (1080p30 for Ninja V and Atomos Connect) 
  • NDI HX2 transmission up to 4Kp30 with Ninja Ultra with Atomos Connect, Shogun Ultra and Shogun Connect on AtomOS 11 
  • Recording available in Apple ProRes or Avid DNx codec with the HD modes 
  • Monitor the input on the Atomos screen  
  • Operate untethered using the Atomos device’s optional battery power    

Use Cases

NDI was ideal for cameras in a fixed location, typically with Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) capabilities. But now, Atomos Connect NDI HX2 equips any HDMI or SDI camera to act as a mobile NDI transmitter.   

Atomos Connect NDI HX2 connects to a local area network using either Wi-Fi or an Ethernet cable. Once NDI is enabled, high-quality video is available to any suitable NDI-enabled device on the local area network subnet.  

View, record or use the NDI source for OBS or a NewTek TriCaster, and then retransmit as part of a larger production.   

NDI is free to use, and because it only needs a standard ethernet network, it is now ubiquitous in video applications like live production, videoconferencing, education and esports. 

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