Pronology Advances IP Workflows With Newtek NDI


USA: Pronology has announced support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek's NDI technology.

Joining the industry's largest IP ecosystem of products and the rapidly expanding number of companies enabling IP-based production workflows, Pronology will integrate NDI into its popular mRes encoder, to be recognisable as a source by other NDI-enabled applications and devices connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. Pronology will showcase its latest IP updates to its award-winning mRes encoder at the 2017 NAB Show

Pronology's mRes encoder converts information from one format to another, for the purposes of standardisation, speed or compressions. NewTek NDI is now being integrated into mRes, providing Pronology and its customers with an entry point into supporting IP technology. The NewTek NDI SDK is royalty free for any company looking to establish IP workflows within their organisation or in commercial products and applications they deliver.

"In terms of moving forward and further growth, Pronology recognises that there is a need within its customers to be IP-compatible," says Jonathan Aroesty, President of Pronology. "We expect that NDI will be well-adopted in the industry on a wider scale and feel that NewTek is the right technology leader to collaborate with on this important new area of potential growth."

Introduced at last year's 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, mRes is Pronology's first standalone encoder. It seamlessly records multiple tiers of video per SDI or IP input channel without missing a frame of action. mRes allows for the creation of a high-resolution media file, an edit proxy and a live web-streamable proxy, all while offering users flexibility and ease of use at a low-cost point.

"Software-driven IP workflows are quickly becoming ubiquitous in video production to accommodate the high bandwidth of video encoding and transportation," said Michael Kornet, executive vice president of Business Development for NewTek. "NDI-enabled products, like mRes, exponentially increase the video sources available for live production, creating efficiencies and opportunities for customers that did not previously exist. NDI is the most widely adopted IP technology on the market, epitomised by the millions of customers with access to it today."
The unique, uncompressed recording architecture of Pronology's mRes allows it to instantly deliver to the various departments throughout a production pipeline - which all require different codecs, wrappers and resolutions - a full range of file formats without any loss of quality or signal degradation.

Pronology's mRes has been used at the OSCARS, the Critics' Choice Awards, FOX's Grease: Live! and the MTV Movie Awards.

Pictured: Top - Pronology mRes; Bottom - NewTek NDI workflow.

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