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livepad
02-16-2017, 02:26 AM
NDI Outlet is now shipping
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ndi-outlet/id1112006624?ls=1&mt=12

NDI Outlet for macOS uses a BlackMagic Design video interface to output NDI signals as SDI / HDMI

Where supported by the device and the NDI stream - Fill and Key are output on separate SDI connections.

Special low-introductory price for a limited period.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ndi-outlet/id1112006624?ls=1&mt=12

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bigdaymedia
02-21-2017, 02:52 PM
This is awesome.. Just a quick question, if I have 2 capture devices, can I run two instances of the software on the same machine and convert 2 streams at once? Does that work for all your other software?

livepad
02-22-2017, 04:51 AM
This is awesome.. Just a quick question, if I have 2 capture devices, can I run two instances of the software on the same machine and convert 2 streams at once? Does that work for all your other software?

Good Question.

In the case of our NDI Source INPUT product, this is not possible, since we plan to offer a multi channel NDI input software at some point in the future and hence NDI Source prevents parallel operation on the same computer.

As it stands with NDI Outlet, it will not currently prevent you from doing this, but you should be aware that a future version may behave differently. The other important consideration is that running multiple copies simultaneously is not a supported mode of operation and performance and behaviour of the app may be undefined. For example, the preferences may not behave as you expect since 2 apps may be sharing the same file.

For now it might or might not work, and you can test that using the Demo version from our website.
http://sienna.tv/ndi
However, you should consider the comments above before employing that in a professional workflow.

Longer term, if there is sufficient demand we will produce a multi-channel NDI Outlet.

Philosophical Note:
It may be worth understanding that development and support of these sorts of professional app is expensive, and the current 'super-low' pricing model is not really sustainable in the long term. Eventually, the serious NDI developers who may be currently selling their products as loss-leaders (at very low prices and fairly low volumes) will need to find a way to properly monetise their efforts, so it's important to appreciate NDI for what it is - an amazing professional technology which has a community of (currently) free and very low cost supporting products. To continue to thrive commercially, developers of NDI products will need to make some money somewhere along the line, and the purchasers of these products will ultimately dictate the long term future.

So, a big shout out to those of you supporting NDI developers by purchasing 'paid-for' products. Every one of you is helping shape an amazing new future for professional video.