NDI Tools 3.0

kanep

NewTek SE
This information was mentioned in anther location on the fourms, but though I would put up here.

A new version of NDI® Tools 3.0 has been posted. https://www.newtek.com/ndi/tools/ In addition to NDI 3, this version of Tools supports the new NDI Studio Monitor application which offers audio meters, alpha channel support, on screen graticules and the ability to force low bandwidth mode among other new features.

Also available is the new Access Manager application for turning on multicast support for NDI. Do be aware that you need IGMP Snooping support on your network switch to take advantage of this feature.

Have fun!
 
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shermanpat

New member
Thank you for the update and letting us know V3.0 is public.

Again I would like to request that you add some form of version tracking on the installer as well as with in some of the programs like an about page or something.

Thank you for the great tools!
 

lukerctv

Member
Yeah, the VLC plugin documentation references an installer, but it's just a file in a plugins folder that doesn't seem to work when put in the proper place.

Some actual version tracking and documentation would be great! I'm not even sure if this is considered "beta" or not.
 

kanep

NewTek SE
It is not beta. I'm using NDI Tools 3.0 with the VLC plug-in. Not what issue you are running into. Did you select the NewTek NDI in the video and audio output settings? After you make these changes, you need to exit and restart VLC Player.

Also, you need to be running VLC 2.2.x for this plug-in, VLC 3.x isn't compatible.
 

fgolman

Member
Looks like you may also need to run VLC as Administrator, too.

Maybe.

Fritz Golman
Museum of Broadcast Communications
 

tbimages

New member
Studio Monitor Documentation?

Hi,

Is there any documentation for Studio Monitor? Specifically to be able to start it from cmd line.

Thanks kindly
Blake
 

kanep

NewTek SE
You can start it from command line. The default path to the application is.

C:\Program Files\NewTek\NewTek NDI Tools\Studio Monitor\Application.Network.VideoMonitor2.x64.exe
 

tbimages

New member
Kane,

Thanks, that much I got :) I'm looking for what parameters it takes. I'd like to be able to start it specifying a source to load, location to place the window on screen and other parameters such as enabling low bandwidth, disabling borders etc such that on a reboot I can programmatically (via a batch file/script) restart required instances without having to manually re-layout all the required instances of studio monitor.

Thanks kindly,
Blake
 

Zane Condren

Senior Integrated Production Specialist
Blake,

We offer guidance and assistance on the advanced features of Studio Monitor thru our Professional Services group. Please ask your local NewTek dealer about this and they can put you in touch with Chris Waddington from our EMEA office to discuss this further.
 

kanep

NewTek SE
I'll add the Studio Monitor does remember the last settings you used, so if you set it up as needed then call it from command line it will come back up that way. I don't know how to do it, but it is possible to do the other things you are asking, but need to work with Professional Services group.
 

tbimages

New member
I'll add the Studio Monitor does remember the last settings you used, so if you set it up as needed then call it from command line it will come back up that way. I don't know how to do it, but it is possible to do the other things you are asking, but need to work with Professional Services group.

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, it remembers the last session but when I have 4 sessions running it only remembers the last of the 4. How/where can I inquire further?

Thanks kindly,
Blake
 

tbimages

New member
Blake,

We offer guidance and assistance on the advanced features of Studio Monitor thru our Professional Services group. Please ask your local NewTek dealer about this and they can put you in touch with Chris Waddington from our EMEA office to discuss this further.

Hi Zane,

Thank you. Sorry, missed this just now. I have no idea who our local NewTek dealer is. My involvement with NewTek thus far has been NDI development and interacting mostly directly with Andrew. Do you not just have some documentation with regards the use of Studio Monitor?

Kind regards,
Blake
 

SBowie

'the write stuff'
Do you not just have some documentation with regards the use of Studio Monitor?
I regret to say that at this moment I am not aware of any docs for Studio Monitor, not least for its more esoteric application, sorry. :(
 

Terry Pong

New member
What are the command line options for Studio Monitor? Is there a configuration file for startup with specific parameters?
 

roddyp

Member
What are the command line options for Studio Monitor? Is there a configuration file for startup with specific parameters?

Bumping this question, as I'm wondering the same. I'm aware that the upcoming 3.5 release may change things, but it would be good to see some info on this in future. Running studio monitor from the command line with "-help" or "/?" hasn't given me any clues!
 

SBowie

'the write stuff'
You usually don't need command line arguments now. As before, each individual instance of SM you open retains its own config. One of the new settings menu options allows you to automatically run that instance Windows startup.

If you shift -double click the monitor it automatically adjusts its borders to fill the screen quadrant it is in, making it really easy to set up a quad view. It's cool to have virtual PTZ with Spark, and the Pip and Overlay options are great, but the real killer feature is the NDI kvm. It's a dream.
 
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