Production Hardware, Streaming, User Stories and Reviews
In this tutorial Jeffrey Powers of Geekazines will demonstrate how to use the NewTek Connect Spark Converters with Wirecast. With the NewTek Connect Sparks you can simply connect your existing camera or other video output to NewTek Connect Spark, and have instant sources for all your NDI compatible systems and software… WIRELESS.
Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine provides a tour of NewTek Connect Spark™ video-to-NewTek-NDI® converter features and setup. Additionally, he shows how to add and configure Spark’s NDI video source in WireCast – or any other NDI®-aware production software or system, for that matter. Once you have your camera on and attached to Spark, and the Spark on and attached to a 1Gb or better network, any NDI-enabled system will see it as a selectable source on its video sources menu.
Powers recommends that users devote a dedicated 1Gb Ethernet LAN to the video production suite to ensure that there isn’t other traffic to compete with and potentially slow down network sources such as the Spark. In particular, if you want to use the wireless option, a dedicated wireless router is a wise choice to ensure performance. Competition for bandwidth can increase latency and/or the compression applied to the video by Spark to preserve the required frame rate. (We would note that these are prudent recommendations for any production environment operating on an IP workflow.)