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Videoguys Product Spotlight: NewTek NDIHX Connect Spark Converters

This week’s Videoguys Product Spotlight features the NewTek NDIHX Connect Spark converters.   The come in two flavors, HDMI to NDI or SDI to NDI.  Watch along and see just how easy it is to transmit your HD video signal to your encoding device or switcher.  In this video we show how we use the Connect Sparks to send our video signal across the office to our switcher to do our webinars each week.  If cabling is a problem for you, the NewTek NDIHX Connect Spark converters might be the solution for you.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube.

NewTek NDIHX Converter Comparison Chart

 

NewTek Connect Spark (SDI) NewTek Connect Spark (HDMI)
Input 1 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI 1 x HDMI
Loop Out 1 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI 1 x HDMI
Audio SDI embedded
3.5mm Line Level
HDMI embedded
3.5mm Line Level
Encoding NDI|HX NDI|HX
Ethernet 1 x RJ-45 port for 10/100 M Ethernet networking 1 x RJ-45 port for 10/100 M Ethernet networking
Wireless Built-in WiFi radio
2 x 5db 2.4G/5.8G dual-band antennas
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Built-in WiFi radio
2 x 5db 2.4G/5.8G dual-band antennas
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Interface Web-based user interface for configuration and monitoring Web-based user interface for configuration and monitoring
Tally Tally support via NDI, with built-in
program/preview tally lights
Tally support via NDI, with built-in
program/preview tally lights
Formats 1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98
1080i: 59.94
720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98
1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98
720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98
Standards SDI: SMPTE ST-424M, ST-292M HDMI: 0.8Vp-p
Recording* Video: MPEG-TS
Audio: AAC
*Optional USB or Micro SD card required (not included)
Video: MPEG-TS
Audio: AAC
*Optional USB or Micro SD card required (not included)
BNC 75 Ohm impedance — Not applicable —
USB 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x USB 2.0 Mini-USB
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x USB 2.0 Mini-USB
Power External DC 12V 1A adapter included 4W max power consumption External DC 12V 1A adapter included 4W max power consumption
Environmental Operating temperature: -20°C to 80°C
Relative humidity: 20% to 90%
Operating temperature: -20°C to 80°C
Relative humidity: 20% to 90%
Physical 5.0 x 4.25 x 1.125 in (127 x 108 x 28 mm)
7.76 oz (220g)
5.0 x 3.5 x 1.125 in (127 x 89 x 28 mm)
7.76 oz (220g)

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By Edward Blumenthal, October 27, 2017