Atomos announces support for advanced software-driven IP workflows using NDI Technology. With this new partnership, Atomos joins the ecosystem of IP products and the growing number of companies enabling NDI-based workflows. Atomos now integrates NDI across the entire Connect product line as a source instantly recognizable by other NDI-enabled apps and devices connected to a standard LAN.
NDI, a Vizrt Group company, is a software-defined standard for bidirectional sharing of video and audio sources over local and wide area networks. Using NDI eliminates the need for expensive cabling and infrastructure. NDI enables production teams to stay native in NDI, end-to-end, reducing complexity, cost, and footprint while providing polished encoding/decoding and delivering frame-accurate video.
To lead the NDI partnership, Atomos has integrated NDI|HX into 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 allows Atomos customers to locally share images and content between multiple devices and select one or more specific devices to record the incoming signal.
The latest 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 limited bandwidth environments, allowing Atomos customers to extend the use case and versatility of Connect products by sharing video between members of team and adding the ability to save content to different devices. NDI provides an ideal balance between quality, latency, and bandwidth requirements.
Full support for NDI|HX encoding and decoding will be available as a paid activation. For Zato Connect, Atomos Connect for Ninja V and Ninja V+ and Shogun Connect will be priced at a single price of 99 USD.