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NDI® Tools

More Devices. More Content. More Possibilities.

NDI® 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.

Welcome to NDI Access Manager


Manage the visibility and accessibility of
NDI systems and sources on your network.
(A)’s output is in the (default) “Public” Send group. Listing “Public” as a Receive group lets it see its own sources, too.
(B) and (C) have ‘Public’ set as their Receive groups, so they both can see NDI sources from (A)
Adding (B)’s Send group to (A)’s Receive group allows it to see (B)’s NDI sources (this is not true for (C))
Adding (C)’s Send group to (A)’s Receive group allows it to see (C)’s NDI sources (this is not true for (B))
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Run Access Manager
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Groups: Explained
Access Manager allows you to control who sees your NDI sources using Send and Receive Groups
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Groups: Send
Send: Enter Group names to limit NDI sources to only those who have that Group name in their Receive Groups list
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Groups: Receive
Receive: Enter Group names to see NDI sources that have been set to only be visible within that group
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External Sources
Enter an IP Address to access sources from a device on another subnet or resolve other local discovery problems.
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Advanced
Use this tab to set your Recieve Mode, Multicast details, and any necessary Network Mapping required on your network.

Access Manager
Welcome to NDI Audio Direct


Allows you to bring audio into and out of any
Digital Audio Workstation that supports
Steinberg VST3 plugins
After installing NDI Tools, two audio plugins were installed system-wide:
NDI Input and NDI Output, which are now available in any compatible DAW.
Create a new Ardour session
Switch to the Mixer layout
In order to use an NDI input we will need to have an audio track to add it into.
Add NDI plugins
Open the NDI plugin interfaces, select the source and channels, and you're all set!
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VST3 Compatible Audio I/O Plugins
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Let's set up NDI audio in Ardour
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Seting up NDI audio in Ardour
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Seting up NDI audio in Ardour
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Seting up NDI audio in Ardour
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Seting up NDI audio in Ardour
Welcome to NDI Bridge


Share NDI sources with others beyond your local network.
  • Enter the name of one or more groups to which the NDI sources you want to share belong.
  • NDI receivers on your LAN will list remote sources from the Bridge under your Bridge Name.
  • The Host’s Public IP Address identifies it outside your LAN so NDI Bridge clients can connect to it.
  • You must 'port forward' it through your router to allow external Bridge connections.
  • Your Encryption Key is used to encrypt your connection. We recommend a key at least 16 characters long.
  • Encoder Settings affect the bandwidth and quality of outgoing NDI sources.
  • The Bandwidth display shows NDI Bridge’s data usage.
  • Status shows important messages concerning your Bridge connection.
  • Click Start to launch the Bridge connection you have configured above.
  • Note: click the ? icon to bring up this Help at any time.
  • Enter the name of one or more groups to which the NDI sources you want to share belong.
  • NDI receivers on your LAN will list remote sources from the Bridge under Bridge Name.
  • The Server IP Address identifies the NDI Bridge Host you want to connect to.
  • The Server Port field requires you to enter the Host’s external communication port number.
  • The Encryption Key is used to encrypt and decrypt your data. Enter the same key value as on the NDI Bridge Host.
  • Click Join to connect to the remote Bridge Host.
  • Enter the name of one or more groups to which the NDI sources you want to transcode belong.
  • NDI receivers on your LAN will list transcoded sources under Bridge Name.
  • The Bandwidth display shows NDI Bridge’s data usage.
  • Status shows important messages concerning your Bridge connection.
  • Click Start to begin transcoding.
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Run NDI Bridge
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To share your NDI Bridge with others, select the Host screen
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To share your NDI Bridge with others, select the Host screen
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To join a remote NDI Bridge, select the Join screen
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To transcode your local NDI streams, select the Local screen.

Bridge
Welcome to NDI Screen Capture HX


Use GPU hardware acceleration to present your
computer's display as NDI HX output with audio.

Your screen will now be available as an NDI source.
To change the options, locate the app in the System Tray.
  • Video Bandwidth: choose from Ultra to Low (High is default) and the video codec to use: HEVC or H.264 (default)
  • Video Resolution: set your capture video resolution (Monitor Resolution is default): 1440p-480p
  • Video Frame-rate: set your capture frame-rate: 60Hz-25Hz (Monitor Frame-rate is default)
  • Audio Source: choose which audio source you would like to capture (Default Audio Output is default), Silence is also an option
  • Enable KVM Control: enables keyboard, video and mouse controls during capture (to use while capturing from a PTZ camera)
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Run Screen Capture HX
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Screen Capture HX is Now Active
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Capture Options Can Be Changed In The Menu

Screen Capture HX
Welcome to NDI Screen Capture


Present a computer display, webcam, or a
region of interest as NDI output with audio.

Your screen will now be available as an NDI source.
To change the options, locate the app in the System Tray.
  • Framerate choices: Use monitor frame-rate, 60p, 59.94p (NTSC, default), 50p (PAL), 30p, 29.97p (NTSC), 25p (PAL)
  • Capture Settings: Region of Interest (RoI), Configure RoI, Mouse Pointer
  • Audio Source: choose which of your available system audio sources you would like to include with your screen capture (Silence is default)
  • Webcam Video Source: choose which webcam you would like to capture (None is default)
  • Webcam Audio Source: choose which of your audio sources you would like to include with your webcam capture (Silence is default)
  • Enable KVM Control: enables keyboard, video and mouse controls during capture (to use while capturing from a PTZ camera)
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Run Screen Capture
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Screen Capture is Now Active
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Capture Options Can Be Changed In The Menu

Screen Capture
Welcome to NDI for Adobe After Effects


Enable real time, renderless playback and
preview over IP—right from the timeline.
Select 'NDI Output' in the Video Device list.
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Open the Video Preferences in After Effects
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Enable NDI in the 'Video Preview' Section
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After Effects' Video Preview is now an NDI Stream
Welcome to NDI Test Patterns


Send a reference signal to other NDI devices on your network
to confirm connectivity and enable audio and video calibration.

App available FREE from the app store for iOS NDI enabled devices!

NDI iOS Test Patterns App Download

Or load your own by clicking the + button

You can load most 32-bit image file formats, and serve them as a source for a title, bug or other overlay on your program.
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Run Test Patterns
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Click or Tap to Select a Test Pattern / Tone
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Click or Tap to Select a Test Pattern / Tone
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Test Patterns also supports images with embedded alpha

Test Patterns
Welcome to NDI for Adobe Premiere Pro


Enable real time, renderless playback and
preview over IP—right from the timeline.
Select 'NDI Output' in the Audio Device list.
Select 'NDI Output' in the Video Device list.
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Open the Playback Preferences in Premiere
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Enable NDI in the Playback Section
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Premiere's Program Out is now an NDI Stream
Welcome to NDI Remote


Share or receive an NDI source over the Web
  • Checkmark a connection, and invite someone to use it to send you their video.
  • Click the connection’s monitor icon to run Studio Monitor ready to receive the remote video.
  • Click the share icon to invite someone to send video (email an invitation, or scan the QR code with a mobile device to connect its camera).
  • Enable “Show QR Code” to display QR codes as above on downstream NDI receivers.
  • “Revoke All” resets your invitations.
  • Hint: click a connection name to edit it.
If your network environment or security regime blocks NDI Remote, a TURN server can solve the problem.
  • Click the Turn Relay Server gear to open the configuration pane.
  • Checkmark Use TURN Relay Server.
  • Obtain the TURN server’s URL and Port from your System Administrator, and enter them in the appropriate boxes.
  • As required, checkmark Server Requires Credentials, and supply a Username and Password.
  • Click Apply to accept the Turn server configuration.
  • For more information about TURN servers, please visit https://webrtc.org/getting-started/turn-server
  • Incoming Connections lists remote NDI sources from any invitations you’ve accepted.
  • Click "Forget All" to delete sender-initiated connections you’ve accepted.
  • Click the ? icon to show this Help.
The NDI button turns blue indicating an NDI receiver is displaying your camera output.
Now you can easily view and record high quality NDI audio and video from remote locations even
over cellular networks, without bothersome complexity or great expense.
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Run NDI Remote
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Use My Connections to invite others to send you their video,
and manage invitations you’ve sent
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Using a TURN Relay Server
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Others can invite you to receive their video too – at remote.ndi.tv.
Manage invitations you’ve accepted in the Incoming Connections tab
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To start sending video to a Remote Connection, the sender simply taps
the NDI button in his browser at remote.ndi.tv.
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NDI Remote sources are readily available to NDI receivers (such as
Studio Monitor, or studio equipment and software) across your network.

Remote
Welcome to NDI Studio Monitor


View or display any NDI video sources
across your network in real time.

You will now see the connected source video

  • PTZ camera controls and joystick support
  • Display options—borderless output, flip, VU meters, tally, and more...
  • Overlay another source, picture-in-picture or full-frame with transparency
  • Studio Monitor also has NDI output; select it on a remote receiver and it sees whatever you assign to Studio Monitor.
  • You can even use your phone as a remote controller for Studio Monitor!
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Run NDI Studio Monitor
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Select an NDI Source from the Menu
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And Studio Monitor Can Do Much More...

Studio Monitor
Welcome to NDI for VLC


Present video content and other supported multimedia
to the network as IP sources directly from VLC Media Player.
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Open the Preferences in VLC
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Select the Video tab and Change Video Output to NDI
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Select the Audio tab and Change Audio Output to NDI
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VLC Output is now available as an NDI Stream
Welcome to NDI Webcam Input!


Bring NDI into any application as a
webcam source in four easy steps!
NDI HX Camera
NDI HX Capture
Finally, select 'NewTek NDI Video' as your camera in your video conferencing software.

But wait – there’s more!
• Audio – Automatic or manual gain settings
• Video – select a resolution option for optimal bandwidth use
Select 'Line (NewTek NDI Audio)' as your microphone in your video conferencing software.

Webcam Input
Welcome to NDI Tools
Click an app icon to launch
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Webcam Input
Send NDI (e.g., NDI HX Camera for iOS or Android) to webcam apps.
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Studio Monitor
View and listen to the NDI source you select, with overlay option.
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Webcam Input

Send NDI (e.g., NDI HX Camera for iOS or Android) to webcam apps.

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Studio Monitor

View or display any NDI video sources across your network in real time.

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Screen Capture

Present a computer display, webcam, or a region of interest as NDI output with audio.

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Screen Capture HX

Use GPU hardware acceleration to present your computer's display as NDI HX output with audio.

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Test Patterns

Output a standard reference or custom image with tone as NDI.

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Access Manager

Manage network visibility and access for your NDI sources.

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BridgeNEW

Share NDI sources with others beyond your local network.

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Audio DirectNEW

Bring audio in/out of any Digital Audio Workstation that supports Steinberg VST3 plugins.
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RemoteNEW

Share or receive an NDI source over the web.

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NDI for After Effects

Renderless real time NDI i/o, with embedded alpha.

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NDI for Premiere

Renderless real time NDI i/o, with embedded alpha.

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NDI for VLC

Add NDI video over IP to your playout options.

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Use an iOS or Android phone as a webcam.
Learn about or start using NDI Tools.
NDI is by far the world’s most popular video production IP standard. Unlike other protocols, it doesn't simply replace a single cable connecting two devices. Think of NDI as your own ‘video internet’.
Just like webpages, NDI feeds are instantly available to multiple supporting applications and devices, even on a standard 1 Gbit network. NDI is resolution and frame-rate independent, and delivers ultra-low latency, high quality audio and video. Broadcasters appreciate its embedded alpha channel, embedded commands, tally data, bi-directional metadata, and more.
We know all of this is hard to believe, so we want you to try NDI for yourself.
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Screen Capture
Present a computer display, webcam, or a region of interest as NDI output with audio.
Screen Capture HX
Use GPU hardware acceleration to present your computer's display as NDI HX output with audio.
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NDI BridgeNEW

Securely share NDI sources between remote sites, anywhere in the world, using a simple and secure network setup.

  • Maintain native end-to-end NDI workflows, reducing complexity, cost and latency across any distance.
  • NDI Bridge delivers local convenience on a global scale as it handles all the complexity of remote sources and still works with alpha channel, KVM, PTZs, tally, metadata and much more!

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NDI Audio DirectNEW

Audio Direct is a set of audio plugins that allows virtually any audio software application to take advantage of NDI.

  • Users select, receive, and generate multichannel audio with extremely high quality and near zero latency.
  • Major enabler for easy audio-over-IP and supports workflows both on premises and in virtual or cloud environments.

NDI RemoteNEW

Securely connect with multiple remote contributors to receive their video and audio over the internet by simply sharing a link.

  • Quickly add sources to live productions.
  • Receive video from any mobile device anywhere in the world into virtually any video software application.
NDI Remote

NDI®|HX CAMERA APP FOR MOBILE

*Instantly make your mobile device an IP-ready live video source!

NDI Studio Monitor

View or display any number of NDI video sources across your network. Incredibly powerful and versatile, NDI Studio Monitor runs on any compatible laptop or workstation, and allows you to see any available NDI channel in real time, arrange multiple NDI channels for live monitoring, and deploy instances for a range of professional signage and display applications.

  • Independently configurable video source, overlay, and audio per instance
  • Launch, distribute, and manage multiple instances from a single device
  • Support for control and configuration via compatible mobile devices
  • Comprehensive support for multi-monitor video wall and signage installations
  • Remote control of PTZ, recording, and configuration for applicable source
  • Record NDI files directly from multiple instances NDI Studio Monitor
  • Remote control via web server
  • NDI output allows NDI Studio Monitor to act as a router and server for delivery to multiple outboard displays
  • NDI screensaver to add movement to your monitors

NDI Screen Capture

Capture and present the full-screen display, any combination of windows, applications, players, and webcams, or a specific region of interest from any computer—anywhere on your network. NDI Screen Capture transforms any laptop or workstation into a multi-source IP video input device.

  • Generate multiple live video sources simultaneously, with selectable audio
  • Support for multi-monitor capture, with independent output at up to 60Hz
  • Capture all of your system’s desktops in real-time, at full 60Hz or even games at 120Hz or above and with almost no CPU usage
  • KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) remote control of any workstation running Scan Converter from NDI Studio Monitor
  • Consumes minimal system resources, with no noticeable performance impact

NDI Webcam Input (previously Virtual Input)

Designate an available NDI source as the video input for popular software applications that support a webcam. With NDI Webcam Input, NDI sources are recognized as standard Microsoft® Windows® video and audio sources, making it possible to elevate your video communications without increasing the complexity of your setup.

  • Compatible with Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, Skype, Zoom, and more
  • Maximize you workflow by accepting video sources up to 4K at 60 fps and automatically convert them to resolutions suitable for popular software applications.

NDI VLC Plugin

Present video content and other supported multimedia to the network as IP sources directly from VLC Media Player. The NDI VLC Plugin encodes the output from each instance of the free player to NDI in real time, making media files of virtually any format available for use in your live production.

  • Compatible with current and previous versions of VLC Media Player for Windows
  • Makes content accessible without transfer, transcoding, or direct connectivity
  • Supports encoding of multiple instances of VLC Media Player simultaneously
  • Virtual PTZ control for pan and zoom control around VLC output
NDI VLC Plugin
NDI iOS Test Patterns App
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NDI iOS Test Patterns App

Available FREE from the app store, this app allows users to test NDI signals and NDI enabled devices for color and sound, independent of other hardware. Try this on your iOS device today!

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NDI for Adobe® Creative Cloud®

Design then deliver Adobe Creative Cloud content directly into your workflow from any workstation on your network. NDI for Adobe Creative Cloud is the only software plugin for Adobe’s industry-standard creative tools enabling real-time, renderless playback and preview over IP—right from the timeline—simplifying review and approval, facilitating collaboration, and accelerating live-to-air editing workflows.

  • Compatible with Adobe After Effects® CC, Premiere® Pro CC, and more
  • Supports full-resolution, real-time video with audio and transparency
  • Viewable from any NDI-enabled receiving device, anywhere on the network
  • Allows audio output both to the soundcard and the NDI output, meaning users can hear the very same audio as is going out to NDI; providing a full editor workflow for Adobe Video Production.NEW
NDI for Adobe Creative Cloud

NDI Import I/O for Adobe CC

Import your media files captured and recorded from NDI sources into Adobe Creative Cloud software applications from your local drives or across your network using standard storage systems. Once the NDI Import I/O for Adobe Creative Cloud is installed, all Creative Cloud applications that use video will recognize the NDI files as another media option. Simply apply media to your timelines for editing and animation projects. Because NDI files are time-stamped during recording, complex multi-cam editing is an effortless exercise.

  • Compatible with Adobe After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC, and more…
  • Supports full-resolution, real-time video with audio and alpha channel
  • Enables synchronized multi-cam editing
NDI Import I/O for Adobe CC

NDI for Final Cut ProNEW

This new plugin for Final Cut Pro allows NDI output from the timeline playout.

  • Offering real-time audio and video frame buffer output.
  • Working and collaborating with Final Cut Pro is easier than ever.
NDI for Final Cut Pro

MOBILE iOS NDI CAPTURE APP

NDI Access Manager

Manage the visibility and accessibility of NDI systems and sources on your network. NDI Access Manager allows you to organize your NDI channels into groups, choose which groups are available to your device, and select which groups can receive your NDI channels—making it easy to determine the availability of NDI channels across your network.

  • Configure NDI channels as public or private on your network
  • Group NDI systems, devices, and applications to preference
  • Connect to and access NDI channels on other networks via IP address
  • Advanced tab allows preference for TCP or UDP connections, multicast operation, and optional discovery server support

NDI Test Patterns

Send a reference signal to other NDI devices on your network to confirm connectivity and enable audio and video calibration. NDI Test Patterns includes a variety of test patterns and audio tones to ensure accurate color properties and appropriate sound levels.

  • Available patterns include color bars, individual colors, and IRE fields
  • Selectable audio tones ranging from +4dBU (+0dBVU) to -40dBU (-48dBVU)

NDI|HX Driver

Enable any compatible device to connect to and receive the output from video products with the NDI|HX extension, such as NewTek Connect Spark and the NewTek NDI PTZ Camera, as well supported third-party NDI|HX cameras.

  • Compatible with systems, devices, and applications supporting NDI
  • High-efficiency transfer optimized for limited bandwidth environments
  • Suitable for WiFi, remote, and large-scale networks
NDI|HX Driver

NDI Screen Capture HX

NDI Screen Capture HX is designed to work with a PC’s GPU to capture your screen and make it available as an NDI source on the network – all without the need for costly capture cards. NDI Screen Capture HX’s ground-breaking capabilities enable powerful new workflows for live content creation:

  • Full resolution screen capture up to 4K and above, at frame-rates up to 120 Hz or higher
  • End-to-end hardware accelerated implementation of NDI|HX including screen capture, color conversion, and video compression
  • Using the high-quality dedicated encoding pipeline on NVIDIA hardware. With full control over the video bitrate, it is possible to have perfect image quality while using almost any network – including wireless!
  • Incredibly low latency screen capture
  • Support for capturing audio from any sound device – input or output – fully synchronized with the video signal
  • Full remote KVM solution, allowing remote control of keyboard, mouse, clipboard and even touch from a remote machine
  • Full control over the video bandwidth, resolution, and frame-rate being used
NDI Screen Capture HX

NDI® Tools

for Windows

  • NDI BridgeNEW
  • NDI RemoteNEW
  • NDI Audio DirectNEW
  • NDI Studio Monitor
  • NDI Screen Capture
  • NDI Screen Capture HX
  • NDI Webcam Input
  • NDI VLC Plugin
  • NDI for Adobe Creative Cloud
  • NDI Import I/O for Adobe CC
  • NDI Access Manager
  • NDI Test Patterns
  • NDI|HX Driver
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NDI® Tools

for Mac

  • NDI Video Monitor
  • NDI Scan Converter
  • NDI Test Patterns
  • NDI Virtual Input
  • NDI for Adobe Creative Cloud
  • NDI Import I/O for Adobe CC
  • NDI for Final Cut Pro
  • NDI Access Manager
  • NDI|HX Driver
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NDIAnalysis

for Windows

  • NDI® Analysis Tool (Beta)
  • - Find Sources
  • - Diagnose
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Minimum System
Requirements

Operating Systems supported

  • 64bit Microsoft Windows 7 or later.
  • Individual NDI tools may require Windows 10.
  • Mac OS 10.13 or later

Processors supported

  • Intel or AMD CPUs with SSE4 or later
  • Apple M1 Silicon CPUs

Other recommendations

  • nVidia or Intel GPU
  • 6Gb of RAM or better
  • 1Gbit/s ethernet or better