Lawo has announced that its recently released HOME Apps will support streams received in the NDI video connectivity standard, including the ability to transcode and transmit a variety of incoming source streams to NDI-enabled or compatible destinations.
Lawo said that its aim is to “present broadcasters and media production services with the utmost flexibility and agility to cover live events whose scope and/or target viewership do not justify the utilisation of broadcast-grade ST2110-based production tools and infrastructure, or indeed the lease of high-bandwidth network infrastructure in remote production scenarios”.
“Lawo’s aim with its new HOME Apps offering is to put broadcasters firmly in the driver’s seat by allowing them to select the production tools they require to tell compelling stories from the largest possible pool of options,” explained Phil Myers, chief technology officer at Lawo. “Amid the growing diversity of deliverables and the race towards ever more content, it’s difficult to see how the future of broadcast workflows will be covered by SMPTE ST2110 alone. Lawo recognises the benefits offered by NDI and is pleased to support its customers in search of the right production tools for the job at hand, enhancing their functionality with unbridled Lawo expertise.”
Three HOME Apps – Multiviewer, UDX conversion with HDR processing, and Graphic Inserter – natively support NDI, while other apps will be able to process media data packets after they have been converted by the HOME Stream Transcoder.
“NDI technology benefits any network-connected video device, including cameras, converters, video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other products,” said Naveen Jayakumar, R&D lead at NDI “As the ecosystem of NDI-enabled products grows, NDI becomes increasingly valuable for solutions like Lawo’s HOME Apps, which are looking to unlock more flexibility and interoperability for all video creators.”
Lawo has also used NAB 2023 to introduce the mc²36 xp desk as the latest addition to is audio production console range. According to the company, the xp model is identical to the mc²36 MkII, but without on-board processing, and supports up to 256 DSP channels.