Atomos Partners With NDI, Joins IP Ecosystem
Atomos announces support for advanced software-driven IP workflows using NDI technology. With the new partnership, Atomos joins the IP ecosystem of products and the growing number of companies enabling NDI-based workflows. Atomos now integrates NDI across the entire Connect product range as an instantly recognizable source by other NDI-enabled applications and devices connected to a standard local area network.
NDI, a Vizrt Group company, is a software-defined standard enabling bidirectional sharing of video and audio sources across local area and wide area networks. Using NDI eliminates the need for costly cabling and infrastructure. NDI enables production teams to stay native in NDI, end-to-end, reducing complexity, cost and footprint while providing refined encoding/decoding and delivering frame-accurate video.
To spearhead the NDI partnership, Atomos integrated NDI|HX in the new Zato Connect, Atomos Connect and Shogun Connect. Initial NDI support for encoding will be available in Q3 with an update in Q4 2022 for decoding. This update enables Atomos customers to share images and content between multiple devices locally and select a specific device (or devices) to record the incoming signal.
The newest iteration of NDI|HX, NDI|HX3, offers both low bandwidth and low latency options for end users. With NDI|HX3, encoding is visually lossless, even in bandwidth-constrained environments, enabling Atomos customers to expand the use case and versatility of the Connect products by sharing video between team members and adding the ability to record content on different devices. NDI provides an ideal balance between quality, latency and bandwidth requirements.
Full encode and decode NDI|HX support will be available as a paid activation. For Zato Connect, Atomos Connect for Ninja V and Ninja V+ and Shogun Connect will be a single price of $99USD.