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Nimble Streamer NDI Support
Softvelum’s Nimble Streamer supports NDI® input and output
NDI is a protocol for video delivery over IP that has been widely adopted by professionals in the live production industry. The protocol was designed with the idea of making video production and processing easier and more efficient. It achieves this by providing full interoperability between different vendor solutions, abstracting the video source from the video destination, and compressing video content moderately so it can be delivered over local networks.
NDI in Nimble Streamer
Nimble Streamer has full support for NDI protocol input and output. Its main purpose is to deliver live streams efficiently therefore it is not a production-level mixing and editing tool.
NDI input Nimble Streamer takes NDI input and handles it for further processing.
Handle heavy duty when serving streams to multiple viewers.
Example: Nimble Streamer gets NDI stream in local network, re-package it to SRT and deliver it to distant production site with high reliability and security. Check NDI to SRT to AWS Elemental MediaConnect video as example.
NDI output Nimble Streamer can take any live stream input and create output NDI stream.
Take any content input via supported protocols like SRT, WebRTC, RIST, RTMP, MPEG-TS etc.
The generated NDI can be used by any NDI-powered tools.
In addition to supporting NDI, Nimble Streamer has a console tool for diagnosing NDI streams. This tool provides a list of active NDI streams in the network, as well as detailed information about video and audio frames. All of this makes it a valuable resource for testing and debugging the Nimble and NDI setup. With its ability to handle a high volume of streams for multiple viewers and its compatibility with various formats, Nimble Streamer is a powerful solution for delivering live streams efficiently and effectively.
Get the list of active NDI streams in your network;
Get detailed information about video and audio frames;
There is no GUI, just a plain text console for your convenience.
This has helped us test and debug our own solution. We are sure it will also help our customers debugging their setup of Nimble and NDI streams in general.
Installation and usage
Currently NDI is available in Nimble Streamer on Windows, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04.
To start using NDI in Nimble Streamer, users need to make the following installation of Softvelum products: