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LiveMedia Server NDI®

LiveMedia Server NDI-2 is the first software dual-channel HD video player recorder, using the NewTek NDI® protocol. It can be installed on any Windows PC connected to an Ethernet LAN and can play and/or record simultaneously two NDI channels from/to most of the industry standard codec and file formats.

Broadcast what you want, where you want, when you want

LMS-NDI-2 enables you to create and broadcast multi-codec clip playlists from a PC on a local network, without any dedicated peripherals. The integrated playlist editor supports all the major industry standard files format and codecs: Apple ProRes®, DNxHD®, DV , DVCPRO HD, FLV , GXF, MP4, MPEG PS/TS, MXF , QUICKTIME, XDCAM, and many others in the same broadcast list. LMS-NDI-2 reads the playlist without prior transcoding in real time, in an NDI stream available on the entire network without latency. In addition each Playlist can be played with the date, time, recurrence etc you decide thanks to LMS-NDI-2 built-in scheduler. Follow this link to watch the playlist creation tutorial. Follow this link to watch the playlist creation tutorial.


Multipoint simultaneous broadcasting

LMS-NDI-2 is NewTek NDI® Video Monitor and NDI Connect/Connect Pro® perfect companion to view content or rebroadcast it on big screens, video projectors, without latency! Any NDI compliant application can connect to the playlists being broadcasted by LMS-NDI-2. 
For example each LMS-NDI-2 channel can also be a source for a vMix® production software.

Add media players on TriCaster

With an LMS-NDI-2 installed on a PC connected to the same LAN as your NewTek TriCaster, LMS-NDI-2 adds your TriCaster 2 media players.

You can now instantly read Apple ProRes® , DNxHD files and all the file formats supported by LMS-NDI-2 without any prior transcoding!

LMS-NDI-2 can switch TriCaster's inputs automatically based on STOP and PLAY commands.

Record as you need, where you need, when you need

No more time lost transcoding or copying, the LMS-NDI-2 software allow you to record directly in the desired format, on the required PC.

If the recorded file has to be edited just after capture, install an LMS-NDI license on your editing station, select the desired NDI stream and codec and you can start editing as soon as the recording finishes! LMS-NDI-2 allow you to edit recording profiles supporting a great number of codecs: Apple ProRes, DV/DVCPRO-HD, DNxHD , H264, MPEG1/2/4… It also supports QuickTime Animation with Transparency (alpha channel) on the NDI stream. LMS-NDI-2 can support up to 2 simultaneous recording channels.

Multi-channel and multi-format recorder for TriCaster

LMS-NDI-2 enables each NDI stream generated by a TriCaster to be recorded, whether this be each source connected to the switcher or each output. A different recording profile can be selected for each channel. The clip being recorded on one channel can be edited and replayed on the other channel to rebroadcast parts of the recording in NDI or to apply a delay to the rebroadcast.

Preview Channel and Clip trim tool

Each LMS-NDI-2 license is delivered with the LiveTrim editing tool enabling the input and output points of the video clips to be edited before entering them on a broadcast list. It incorporates a number of functions: Split, creation of sub-clips, Crop, management of the aspect ratio...

LMS-NDI-2 also enables an additional preview screen to be opened to prepare the playlists while the other channels are used in NDI play or in record. All the editing functions are available and the preview is done in the graphic interface with audio monitoring.

Ergonomic console support

LMS-NDI-2 is compatible with the optional Jog-Shuttle external consoles ShuttlePro V2 and SloMo-Mini.

Its functionalities can also be controlled by GPI, VDCP protocols and Sony RS422.

License available:

  • LMS-NDI-2 CH : 2 channels freely switchable into play or record mode with play during capture possible.
  • The recording capabilities depend on the resources of the docking station and codecs selected.

Technical Specification

  • Supported codecs: MPEG1/2/4, Cuda H264, Quicksync H264, Apple ProRes, DNxHD, DV/DVCPRO-HD, FLV/Sorenson, HuffYUV, MJPEG, WMV, JPEG2000, Theora, Lossless JPEG, Quicktime Animation
  • Supported formats: MPEG PS, MPEG TS, MP4, MOV, XDCAM, MXF, MXF D-10, GXF, DV, FLV, DVD Video, ASF, iPod MP4, AVI, MKV, WebM, MP3, AC3, AAC, WAV Time code rp188-vitc, rp188-vitc2, rp188-ltc, vitc,vitc-2
  • Supports recording on a local or external USB 3.0 hard disk and on network storage devices (NAS, SAN)

Minimum system requirements

  • I7 processor, 8GB of ram
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • 2TB internal drive or SAN or NAS
  • Multi-channel recording performances depend on the PC specifications used.

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