Marshall Electronics Adds NDI Codecs to Four Camera Models

Marshall Electronics

Marshall Electronics is adding NDI codecs to four new camera models. The CV570/CV574 Miniature Cameras and CV370/CV374 Compact Cameras all feature low latency NDI|HX3 streaming and standard IP (HEVC) encoding with SRT while also offering an HDMI simultaneous output for traditional workflows.

The CV570-ND3 miniature and CV370-ND3 compact NDI|HX3 cameras contain a new Sony HD sensor, which is also being implemented into other top-selling Marshall POV cameras this year. These will have resolutions of up to 1920×1080 (progressive), 1920x1080i (interlaced), and 1280x720p. Also, these cameras are designed with the same flexible features, including interchangeable lenses, multiple broadcast frame rates, remote adjustability and discreet and durable bodies made of lightweight aluminum alloy with rear I/O protection wings.

The step-up CV574-ND3 miniature and CV374-ND3 compact NDI|HX3 cameras contain the same features, only with a new Sony 4K (UHD) sensor. All four cameras can be set to NDI|HX3, NDI|HX2, and standard IP with H.265 and SRT settings, with a simultaneous HDMI output for traditional processing or switching equipment.

The CV570 (HD) and CV574 (UHD) use a miniature M12 lens mount and are built into an ultra-durable and lightweight body with dimensions of roughly 2 inches x 2 inches x 3.5 inches. The CV370 (HD) and CV374 (UHD) use a slightly larger aluminum alloy body with a CS/C lens mount recommended for longer throws and longer focal length lenses.

The new NDI|HX3 format requires slightly higher bandwidth than the previous NDI|HX2 but much less than is required for full NDI. NDI|HX3 delivers similar low latency as full-NDI at less than 100ms end-to-end and has video quality performance closer to premium full-NDI lossless video quality. NDI|HX3 is a big step forward for NDI|HX while reducing the bandwidth requirements of full NDI and delivering similar speeds and video quality.