ATOMOS announces support for advanced software-driven IP workflows using NDI technology. With the new partnership, ATOMOS joins the industry’s largest IP ecosystem of products and the growing number of companies enabling IP-based customer workflows. ATOMOS now integrates NDI across the entire CONNECT product range as an instantly recognisable source by other NDI-enabled applications and devices connected to a standard local area network.
NDI, a Vizrt Group company, is a software-defined standard enabling bi-directional sharing of video and audio sources across local area and wide area networks. Using NDI eliminates the need for costly cabling and infrastructure. NDI enables production teams to stay native in NDI, end-to-end, reducing complexity, cost and footprint while providing refined encoding/decoding and delivering frame-accurate video.
ATOMOS CONNECT and NDI
To spearhead the NDI partnership, ATOMOS integrated NDI |HX in the new ZATO CONNECT, ATOMOS CONNECT, and SHOGUN CONNECT. Initial NDI support for encoding will be available in Q3 with an update in Q4 2022 for decoding. This update enables ATOMOS customers to share images and content between multiple devices locally and select a specific device (or devices) to record the incoming signal.
The newest iteration of NDI|HX, NDI|HX3, offers both low bandwidth and low latency options for end-users. With NDI|HX3, encoding is visually lossless, even in bandwidth constrained environments, enabling ATOMOS customers to expand the use case and versatility of the CONNECT products by sharing video between team members and adding the ability to record content on different devices. NDI provides an ideal balance between quality, latency, and bandwidth requirements.
Full encode and decode NDI|HX support will be available as a paid activation. For ZATO CONNECT, ATOMOS CONNECT for NINJA V and NIINJA V+, and SHOGUN CONNECT will be a single price of $99USD.
“With software-driven IP workflows mission-critical for video production, teams need to have secure, low latency technology to streamline and transform productions. NDI provides that guarantee in a simple to adopt way. The NDI integration for ATOMOS products will enable limitless connection opportunities for ATOMOS users and we are excited to see how it will generate even more creativity in the stories they tell,”said Tarif Sayed, President, NDI.
“Everyone at ATOMOS has been thrilled by the positive feedback we’ve received for the CONNECT range. The addition of NDI has been on the internal roadmap for some time. 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.” – Trevor Elbourne, CEO, ATOMOS