About NDI® 5

BirdDog has been on the NDI journey since the very beginning, and we are super excited about the launch of NDI® 5. We are really excited to be announcing some new products in conjunction with the announcement of NDI® 5!

NDI® 5 is a massive step forward and BirdDog aims to be at the forefront of this across all our current products and moving into the next generation of hardware and software.

So, what’s new in NDI® 5?

  • NDI® Bridge – transport complete NDI streams over LAN, WAN or public internet
  • NDI® Audio Direct – making audio-over-IP easily available for software-based audio applications
  • NDI® Remote – simply add remote guests to your productions.
  • Billions of devices NDI® enabled through support for ARM
  • New Reliable UDP transmission protocol
  • New network interface management for NDI
  • Simple private NDI® network set-up
  • Adobe Creative Cloud plug-in improvements
  • All-new Final Cut Pro plug-in
  • New NDI® Tools quick launcher with step by step setup guides

NDI® Bridge

NDI Bridge allows users to securely share NDI sources between remote sites, anywhere in the world, using a simple and secure network setup. This allows live production teams to stay native in NDI, end-to-end, reducing complexity, cost, and latency across any distance.

NDI Bridge delivers local convenience on a global scale as it handles all the complexity of remote sources, and still works with alpha channel, KVM, PTZs, tally, metadata, and much more.

NDI® Audio Direct

NDI has now harnessed its incredible power for audio as well as video. Audio Direct is a set of audio plugins that allows virtually any audio software application to take advantage of NDI. NDI Audio Direct lets users select, receive and generate multichannel audio with extremely high quality and near zero latency. The plugins are a major enabler for easy audio-over-IP and supports workflows both on premises and in virtual or cloud environments.

NDI® Remote

The need to bring live sources into productions at the last minute with little time to establish secure and stable connections is one of the greatest headaches for anyone working in media production. NDI Remote means you can connect with any remote user to receive their video and audio over the public internet by simply sharing a link. This is ideal both to quickly add sources to live productions, or to receive video from any mobile device anywhere in the world into virtually any video software application.

Reliable UDP

With Reliable UDP we have a new high-performance approach to transferring video, audio, and metadata over any network; on-premise and in the cloud, wired or wireless local area networks, WANs and over the internet.

With this new transmission protocol NDI makes network infrastructure easier to setup, solving network congestion even with low performance network equipment and without the need of complex configuration.

NIC Selection & Redundant Discovery Service

NDI 5 hands control to the users who can now specify which network interface will be used by NDI, reducing the potential for network resource conflicts with other protocols or applications.

Discovery Service is a powerful tool to manage NDI discovery and registration where mDNS cannot be used, making NDI work across different networks in a redundant setup.

Private networks made easy

With NDI 5, it’s easier and faster than ever to set up private NDI networks to ensure NDI streams or inputs cannot be viewed by just anyone on your network.

Simply select a ‘Privacy’ option when setting up a group and it will be hidden – only be accessible to those who know the group name.

Adobe Creative Cloud

NDI 5 offers an all-new Adobe Creative Cloud plugin which allows audio output both to the soundcard and the NDI output, meaning users can hear the very same audio as is going out to NDI, providing a full editor workflow for Adobe Video Production.

Final Cut Pro

New to NDI 5, this plug-in now allows NDI output for Final Cut Pro from the timeline playout, with real-time audio and video frame buffer output – making working and collaborating with Final Cut Pro easier than ever.

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