Unofficial Guide to NDI is Released

New Book Shows Why NDI is the Future of Live Video Production

If you want a peek into the future of live video production, you will definitely want to learn about NDI (Network Device Interface). NDI is changing the landscape of video sharing, recording, streaming, displaying, and broadcasting for large-scale commercial producers, smaller organizations, and even individual creators. If you want to learn more about NDI or get started using the protocol for your own productions, there is a new book available to help. The Unofficial Guide to NDI: IP Video for OBS, vMix, Wirecast, and so much more is available now and is packed with resources to help you get the most out of this industry-changing protocol.

You can download this book for here.

Learn about NDI
Learn about NDI

What is NDI?

NDI is a networking protocol that allows for sharing video across a standard ethernet connection. It was released in 2016 and has undergone significant upgrades over the past few years. In the past, cameras, graphic generators, and other video sources needed to be connected directly from the source to the destination with dedicated cables. That means that to install a new camera, an HDMI or SDI cable needed to be run from the camera to the switcher or production computer. Cameras also often required additional wires for power and, for PTZ cameras, cables for camera control. Displays such as projectors and flat screens also needed a direct cable connection to the switcher or computer. This was not only expensive, but it could also really become a problem in older buildings or other spaces where cables could not be run through ceilings and crawl spaces.

NDI changes all of that. Now, cameras and other media sources can be connected over a standard ethernet network. Better yet, in many cases, video, audio, power, and camera control can all be handled over that one cable. This dramatically reduces the hassle and expense of running multiple wires. Instead, one cable connected to the local area network can handle everything. Using NDI can also eliminate the need for capture cards, interfaces, and other hardware. Even better, thanks to the latest versions of NDI, video can be shared with no cables at all. With the latest NDI HX, video can be shared over Wi-Fi and 4G wireless networks.

Using Zoom with NDI
Using Zoom with NDI

Where Can You Learn More About NDI?

If you are ready to get started with or take the next step with NDI, you will want to check out The Unofficial Guide to NDI: IP Video for OBS, vMix, Wirecast, and so much more. You will get a clear overview of the technology and then get a chance to dive deep into topics like connecting cameras, screen capture, graphics generation, and NDI-powered video displays. You will also learn about powerful NDI tools that you can use to supercharge your productions.

Even better, if you want to go deeper, you can check out the companion course on Udemy. You will get the chance to see NDI in action with real-world examples and gain a deeper explanation of some of the more complex topics related to NDI. Get ready to change the way you produce and share video with NDI. Get your copy today at

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