Atomos has announced that support for software-driven IP workflows using NDI technology will be available through the company’s three Atomos Connect wireless devices.
The partnership puts Atomos square into the industry’s largest IP-based ecosystem and will integrate and instantly recognize NDI devices and other NDI applications connected to a local area network.
“The addition of NDI has been on the internal roadmap for some time,” said Trevor Elbourne, CEO of Atomos. “Because NDI provides such a well-known, trusted, and powerful IP-video workflow, we can offer more versatility to our customers and increase the value of their investment in ATOMOS technology.
When it comes to sharing video across devices, we see immense potential for collaboration, flexible system design, and redundancy, we’re excited really to see where our customers will take this innovation.”
As IP-based video workflows continue to become popular through the use of such interfaces as Atomos Connect and so-called camera to cloud applications, Vizrt Group’s NDI standards offer bi-directional sharing of video and audio resources across connected local and wide area networks.
NDI says that the Atomos/NDI integration will provide limitless connection opportunities for ATOMOS users. Teams will have a secure, low latency platform with which to streamline productions in a simple to adopt way.
NDI eliminates the need for costly and time-consuming cabling and additional infrastructure that adds days to preproduction and thousands to the budget.
NDI enables native, end-to-end support with reduced complexity, and a smaller footprint while on location. The IP workflow supports encoding/decoding and frame-accurate video with a minimum of latency, even with low bandwidth.
Atomos’ NDI support will be available through ZATO CONNECT, ATOMOS CONNECT, and SHOGUN CONNECT, by integrating the NDI/HX 3 standards with a visually lossless video that can be shared between team members and to record video on different devices with a balance of quality, bandwidth, and latency.
The setup will also expand with encoding available in Q3, and decoding in Q4 of 2022. With these updates, customers will be able to share media and content between multiple devices and even designate a specific device on the network to record the incoming signal. After which, full encode and decoding capabilities will be made available through paid activation for a single price of $99 US per device.
As neither Atomos or NDI have mentioned the need to update Connect devices with a firmware update, it is safe to assume that the feature has already been adopted through Atomos Connect’s online service.
- Atomos ZATO CONNECT 5.2″ Network-Connected Video Monitor & Recorder (B&H)
- Atomos CONNECT Network, Wireless & SDI Expansion for NINJA V/V+ (B&H)
- Atomos SHOGUN CONNECT 7″ Network-Connected HDR Video Monitor & Recorder 8Kp30/4Kp120 (B&H)
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