Tutorial NDI Tools

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In this tutorial, we will use NDI Tools to have an NDI input as a video source in MXWendler.


Receiving NDI Video Inputs with MXWendler

1. Download and install NDI Tools from https://www.newtek.com/ndi/tools/

2. Open MXWendler and activate NewTek NDI Video as a 'Known' live video source:

Settings → Media-Clips,Live,Virtual → Live Devices (A)
Double click on NewTek NDI Video and change to 'Known' and click Ok. (B)


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3. Go to Preload tab. Select 'NewTek_NDI_Video' as your video source: (C)

Click on a Preload to open the Preload setting box,
Click on 'Live Media' and from the drop-down menu, choose 'NewTek_NDI_Video'


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4. Open Virtual Input and select the video source to be routed to MXWendler:

Click on Win and type Virtual Input and open,
Virtual Input will be opened and active in the System Tray,
Right click on it and select which input you want to route to MXWendler.

Now MXWendler will receive any video that is being sent via NDI Tools.

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An Example of the use of NDI Tools

In this example, we will live-stream the desktop of one computer/server, to MXWendler on another computer/server on the same network as Live Media input. NDI Tools must be installed on both systems. The Scan Converter from NDI tools works ONLY with win 8 or newer versions of windows.

The Source

1. Open Scan Converter and set it to your liking:

Click on Win and type Scan Converter and open,
Scan Converter will be opened and activated in the System Tray,
Right-click on it and change the settings (e.g. framerate, capture settings, audio source, ...) as you wish.

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The Receiver

2. Open Virtual Input and select the video source to be routed to MXWendler:

Click on Win and type Virtual Input and open,
Virtual Input will be opened and active in the System Tray,
Right-click on it and select the Sender as a source of video to be routed to MXWendler. Note that if the other server has more than one output monitors you'll be seeing all of them in this list.

3. Open MXWendler.

4. Go to Preload tab. Select 'NewTek_NDI_Video' as your video source:

Click on a preload to open the Preload setting box,
Click on 'Live Media' and from the drop-down menu, choose 'NewTek_NDI_Video'.

You now have the live-stream of the desktop of the other server as your Live Input in your Preload.