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JonCrowe
06-15-2018, 08:40 AM
Does anyone know if the NDI output from a Mini AE can be set to multicast?

In a school environment, I would like the feed from the Mini to be seen throughout the school on any PC running NDI studio monitor.

thanks
Jon

kanep
06-15-2018, 08:55 AM
With AE2 you can use Access Manager to set multicast method of output, you will need to install NDI Tools on the Mini to get the Access Manager with the multicast output configuration settings. All switches on your network need to support IGMP Snooping to use this.

SBowie
06-15-2018, 09:19 AM
Just as a heads-up, Jon, this can be fussy to set up safely in a complex environment. If everything isn't right, it can result in the sender spamming every device on your network with the multicast output, which effectively mimics a denial of service attack. Obviously, your IT guys won't be very happy if this happens ... so I'd suggest working closely with them and testing at as safe a time as possible.