NewTek Rolls Out New Spark Plus IO Converters, UHD PTZ Camera to Product Lineup
NewTek has unveiled two new Spark Plus IO converters to the lineup. The new Spark Plus IO converters simplify the encoding or decoding of video for use in an IP-based workflow through the power of NDI. In addition, the company also released the PTZUHD, the first pan-tilt-zoom camera that transmits full 4K p60 video directly to NDI-compatible receiving devices across a standard network.
Spark Plus IO Converters
“NewTek and the Vizrt Group make it our mission to help people tell their stories, faster and easier, without compromise. The new Spark Plus IO devices continue to fulfill that promise,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president of R&D for the Vizrt Group. “The move to video production over IP is well underway and products like the new Spark Plus IO help bridge the gap between the old and the new.”
The new Spark Plus IO 4K delivers high bandwidth NDI at full 60p for the lowest latency and highest quality in and out over IP. Easily route NDI signals to TV screens or deliver a 4K signal into an NDI workflow. The Spark Plus IO SDI encodes or decodes at rates up 1080p 60 NDI for 3G-SDI environments without disrupting the existing traditional SDI video infrastructure. Both Sparks come with PoE, simple auto discovery, and tally light with NDI support, all packaged in a new compact design that is durable and easy to mount.
Spark Plus IO converters bypass the need for a capture card solution. These converters are designed to be in service quickly with the entire setup over one Ethernet cable. A web-based interface allows easy configuration and monitoring from a desktop or mobile browser. Corporate video, esports, education, and training, along with other advanced AV scenarios benefit greatly from the versatility of an NDI-based IP workflow.
The Spark family of converters are compatible with hundreds of systems, devices, and applications that support NDI technology. Sparks pair perfectly with the TriCaster Mini 4K and TriCaster TC1 for a configuration-free NDI experience and the flexibility to route NDI to screens.
Pricing and Availability
NewTek Spark Plus IO converters are available now and are priced at $895. NewTek Spark Plus IO SDI converters are available now and priced at $995. International pricing may vary.
UHD PTZ Camera
The NewTek PTZUHD camera allows content creators to capture and deliver superior quality UHD video with native support for resolutions up to 2160p 60 using a 30X optical zoom lens, and a high-quality Sony CMOS sensor.
“Right now, nothing is more important than the transmission of valuable information fast and effectively. With this 4K PTZ camera, one person with a TriCaster can produce an incredible live show,” said Cross. “This has never been more relevant than today, when both cutting costs, keeping fewer people on a set and getting a story out to the Internet is more important. PTZUHD is the first accessible broadcast-quality PTZ camera that is ready for the future with IP that solves real problems and helps further our mission that matters more today than ever.”
The NewTek PTZUHD camera represents state-of-the-art NDI|HX implementation. The result is reduced latency output at low bandwidth which puts less strain on the network. NewTek PTZUHD is a perfect broadcast-quality camera solution for NDI-powered video production workflows. The 4K p60 camera is a clear choice to future-proof broadcast and sports workflows. Additionally, professional audio-visual producers will find it to be the best quality and easiest solution for delivering critical stories and content.
Requiring only a single Ethernet connection for setup, power, operation and signal flow, digital media producers and content creators can explore new ways to evolve their productions into 4K. The camera pairs perfectly with the TriCaster Mini 4K and TriCaster TC1 for a configuration-free NDI experience with a better than broadcast feel.
Pricing and Availability
NewTek PTZUHD cameras are available now and are priced at $4,995. International pricing may vary.