IBC2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands — September 14, 2018 — Medialooks today announced integration of it’s Video Transport solution with BirdDog Comms, an NDI-powered software intercom solution for live video productions.
BirdDog Comms is the world’s first audio intercom system that integrates live camera feeds. The software provides a touchscreen interface that allows show directors to instantly interact with camera operators with a push-to-talk function. The integration with Medialooks Video Transport makes intercom possible over long distance via the public Internet in situations where the show director and camera operators are miles away from each other.
“NDI® has changed the way that video and audio can be used in modern productions via utilising computer networks that are everywhere. At BirdDog we produce products that help people create, manage and deliver content in ways that were simply impossible only a very short period of time ago,” said Dan Miall, CEO at BidDog. “We are proud to be launching our NDI-based audio communications system, BirdDog Comms at IBC this year. BirdDog Comms allows all camera operators, producers, directors and PTZ operators to communicate together easily and effectively. The groundbreaking user interface allows show producers to see live video from all BirdDog NDI camera sources in the production and via a touch-friendly interface talk directly to one or a group of operators. By partnering with Medialooks we are extremely excited to expand the reach of BirdDog Comms beyond the studio. By using Medialooks Video Transport you can use a BirdDog device anywhere in the world and still be part of the interactive communications of a live production. Add to this the ability of Medialooks Video Transport to integrate with the BirdDog tally system — cable length and geography are no longer limitations.”
“Remote video production has been a key use case for our Video Transport from day one,” said Andrey Okunev, CEO at Medialooks. “When we exhibited our solution at NAB Show 2018, intercom was a popular request from potential customers. Integrating our transport with BirdDog Comms is a natural response to this request. We are impressed with BirdDog’s product design and customer development skills and are happy that this integration would provide a more complete solution for show producers worldwide.”
Medialooks will exhibit at IBC2018 in Amsterdam at booth 3.B39; BirdDog will exhibit at booth 6.C11.
BirdDog creates camera-mountable HDMI/SDI to NDI encoders, that allow virtually any camera to instantly connect to IP workflows for live production.
Medialooks Video Transport is a software solution that allows to transport synchronised NDI streams over long distance via the public Internet—with high quality and ultra low latency.
NDI is in use on millions of devices and allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP. NDI can encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time. This benefits any network-connected video device, including video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices. This makes it possible to exponentially increase the number of sources available for live production switching, without directly attaching to devices, changing locations, or investing in expensive, high-bandwidth networks that simply replace SDI-based workflows. #NDIcentral