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SMPTE Presents Met.Expo.2024

Everything You Wanted to Know About But Were Afraid to Ask!

Everything You Wanted to Know About But Were Afraid to Ask!



DATE: WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6, 2023Screen Shot 2023-11-03 at 5.47.20 PM





New England SMPTE members and other regional professionals will be treated to a full-on technical presentation about NDI. (Network Device Interface) NDI is a Connectivity Technology developed by NewTek in 2015 and recently acquired by VIZRT. NDI enables the sharing of real-time live video, audio and metadata across a Local Area Network (LAN). It is currently being used by millions worldwide and has been adopted by more media organizations than any other IP standard, creating the industry’s largest ecosystem of products connecting video over IP. Since NewTek chose to initially offer NDI as an open access product, that factor allows any technology manufacturer to use it without a licensing cost. This has caused a significant growth in the popularity of NDI.

For the Broadcasting Community, NDI could augment or perhaps even replace portions of traditional genlocked SDI / Router-based studio infrastructures. NDI has integral strengths in working across multiple studios, control rooms, and cloud-based applications. As more video manufacturing firms embrace NDI, it could become more commonplace and be more easily adopted by The Broadcasting and Motion Imaging production communities. This presentation will give a comprehensive look at the technical and business aspects of NDI, plus an introduction to some of the higher end users and applications that are in active use today.


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MATT LUKENS Director, Business Development, NDI mlukens@ndi.video

Matt has been active in Video-over-IP since 1994. Matt has been with NDI since 2017 when he joined small team of technical people which expanded with his participation. Matt has been responsible for managing many of the initiatives at NDI. He is responsible for coordinating technical implementations of NDI with over 200 NDI developers globally. Matt was a member the team at LiveClips which delivered the first mobile app using automated sports highlight production of ESPN’s College Sports coverage and the NFL Sunday Ticket for Direct TV.

Matt has been a key member of the teams which developed Kangaroo TV, later FanVision for mobile-video-over-IP sports coverage at NASCAR. Also 13 various NFL teams and the PGA Tour. Matt provided his expertise with NDI for the Superbowl at Miami and four College Bowl games. His background is Systems, Hardware and Software Engineering.


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BOB VALINSKI Key Accounts Manager, VIZRT BValinski@vizrt.com

Bob Valinski is responsible marketing and product support for station groups and foreign broadcasters in the US. Bob started his television career at WSMW-TV in Worcester before moving to WGGB in Springfield where he became Director of Engineering and Operations.

On the manufacturer side of the business, Bob has mostly worked in file based workflows and automation with companies such as Tektronix, Omneon/Harmonic, Crispin, and ParkerVision. Today, Bob works primarily with broadcast customers looking to migrate to IT workflows.




Special thanks to Section Manager Joe Tymecki of Vermont Public,
MATT LUKENS of NDI Video and BOB VALINSKI of VIZRT for arranging this meeting.
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