NDI has launched a SDK plugin that is compatible with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5 (UE5).
According to the company, the NDI SDK enables systems like UE5 to find, send and receive video streams over IP, with an encoding algorithm independent of resolution and frame rate supporting up to 4K and beyond, along with 16 channels of floating-point audio.
It also includes tools to implement video access and grouping, bi-directional metadata, IP commands, tally and more.
NDI said the plugin will enable creators to unlock full IP support for both inputs and outputs of audio and video – even with an alpha channel. It also allows them to build commercial or free AR and VR without any royalties.
“As soon as Unreal Engine 5 was released by Epic, we were receiving requests for an NDI SDK plugin so more creatives can unite the powers of UE5, and NDI, to achieve more with video,” said Tarif Sayed, president and GM of NDI.
“NDI has a great relationship with Epic, and we’ve worked together for over five years to bring our joint users more value and are immensely excited to see how they harness the potential of our technologies together, to advance virtual storytelling.”