The NewTek IP Series, a software-driven, expandable, modular video production system, was unveiled at IBC.
It’s designed for IP video while also fully backwards compatible with SDI, and it uses scalable components for the mixing and control, input and output of sources. Video, audio and control signals from these components are transferred digitally using NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI) technology, allowing multiple video systems to identify and communicate with any other system over a standard computer network.
The nucleus of the NewTek IP Series is the VMC1 video mix engine capable of switching up 64 source channels, including 44 external inputs and full mixing control with eight M/Es with full re-entry, plus previz.
Additional tools are the VMC1 4S 4-Stripe control panel, the interface that connects the operator to single or multiple engines for control of the production; the VMC1 IN studio input module, which allows up to four SDI or IP inputs per module recognised by the VMC1 video mix engine; and the VMC1 OUT studio output module, a four-channel multiformat modular video delivery hub that can reside anywhere on a network.