Tips, Tricks and Technical Information

NewTek® NDI Setup

NewTekNDILogoNewTek®'s NDI interface is a powerful network video transport that allows simple, high quality video and audio signals to be transported across standard TCP/IP networks.  Drastic supports NDI in most of its products, including Net-X-Code Server, videoQC, sdiScope/ndiScope, 4KScope, HDRScope, and 2110Scope.  This article contains information on setting up to view NDI streams in Drastic software.

Using videoQC and Net-X-Code Server to view NDI Streams

videoQC is included in, and would be used to view NDI streams in Net-X-Code Server.

videoQC supports viewing NDI sources via the Open Stream menu, in the side bar menu.

videoQC OpenStreamMenu

 Clicking on it will bring up the Open url dialog box, which will display previous stream sources, as well as any other NDI source(s) detected on the network. 

videoQC OpenStream Dialog

After selecting your stream source, click OK to open it.

If no NDI sources are seen, please check the Settings window to confirm that Enable NDI Search is set.

enable ndi search

Using sdiScope/4KScope/HDRScope/2110Scope to view NDI Streams

To use NDI in any or our waveform/vectorscope products, first open the Config dialog, and use the Board pulldown menu to select NDI. Setup Demo

The Config dialog box is available from the Gear icon on the main interface:


Clicking on the gear icon will bring up the Config dialog.  Select NDI from the Board dropdown at the bottom of the dialog:


Once NDI is selected, you can select the NDI source using the IP Video Setup button at the top of the Config dialog box above, or IP Setup icon on the main interface:


This will bring up the NDI source selector dialog.  Please note, fully populating this dialog may take a few seconds while all the network NDI sources are found.

scope OpenStreamDialog

Local Network

Please note, when you are streaming with NDI any system on the "local network" can connect and view/record the stream.


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