NDI® (Network Device Interface) is a free protocol for Video over IP, developed by NewTek®. It is designed to allow distribution of live professional video over existing IP infrastructure, freeing users from hardware constraints and gives the benefits of reduced cost and deployment time.
NDI® promises to usher in a new era in video production by taking the video signal to IP making it easier than ever to connect video sources over Ethernet, eliminating the need for special SDI or HDMI wires and capture devices.
It is perfect for mimoLive, allowing you to add more cameras and other interesting video sources at low cost. See below for all the various ways to use mimoLive and NDI®.
Workflows With TriCaster®
mimoLive integrates well with any NDI® based workflows like the NewTek TriCaster because it can play out video via NDI® with alpha channel, transporting all the transparencies needed to use it as a very sophisticated and versatile graphic generator. This allows you to integrate social media such as Twitter, Instagram photos, Facebook and YouTube comments and more.
Learn more about Newtek and NDI® at https://www.ndi.tv/
In addition to comments on Facebook, with mimoLive, you can also monitor, curate and display comments from YouTube viewers in your live video production. Want more viewers? This is a great way to engage your audience which leads to higher interaction scores on YouTube and increases the visibility of your live stream.
Monitoring and answering comments is the holy grail of growing and engaging your audience. Responding to your audience comments increases the likelihood of your audience posting comments which in turn increases the interaction score of your post, giving you more exposure. With mimoLive, you can monitor and curate comments on your Facebook live stream, making them appear on screen when the host responds.
Earn bragging rights by increasing the “likes” on your Facebook page. Audience loves interacting with your live stream. If they press the “Like” button on Facebook, and their vote shows up instantly in your live stream, that brings them back for more. The “Likes” badge shows the real time count and feeds directly into your NDI® workflow.
More audience interaction means better ranking which leads to better exposure of your live stream to your audience. Reactions are a great way to connect to the audience and have them participate. Let them cast a vote with the Facebook Reactions which they can follow in real time in your live stream.
Let your audience contribute to your live stream with comments and photos via a Twitter feed. You can moderate the feed with your smartphone and choose from several different designs. The resulting graphics is sent to your NDI® production workflow via network as a video with transparency, ready to be keyed into your existing video feed.
With Microsoft®, a real heavyweight joined the NDI® community. Download the latest Skype Desktop for Mac or Windows, turn on NDI® and all your calls will be available on the local network as NDI® sources. This makes it super easy to record Skype® calls in mimoLive. If you don’t want to force your callers to sign up with Microsoft®, mimoLive offers a great alternative with mimoCall.
This short demo video by forum user @wibbly shows you how to integrate polls – multiple choice, open questions, quizzes and more – into your NDI® based workflows with Mentimeter and the help of the mimoLive™ Browser Capture Source.
mimoCall™ is the easy to use, best value solution for remotely hosting experts in your broadcast. At the correspondents end only a modern browser is needed, running on Macs, PCs, or even handheld devices. Invite your guests by sending out a unique link for each and every guest, and instantly bring them into your live show by using mimoCall™ – the video call-in feature of mimoLive™ .
mimoLive is a solution to turn your webcam, SDI camera, DSLR camera, HDMI camera, iOS device and more into a NDI® camera. Even if you don’t apply one of the many filters such as face tracking, color correction or the chroma keyer, simply adding another video source to your NDI® workflow ads value.
For a more sophisticated workflow we offer the iPhone app „mimoLive™ Reporter“. The app supports mimoCalls™ over wifi and cellular network, but also let you add lower-thirds and stream directly to your favourite platforms.