New NDI Tool Optimized for NVIDIA GPUs Replaces Need for Video Capture Cards

by | Dec 16, 2020 | Gear, News, Production, Video

NDI has announced the NDI Screen Capture HX app for NVIDIA GPUs, which works in collaboration with NVIDIA GPU–based PCs to capture screens and make them available as an NDI source on the network, eliminating the need for video capture cards when sharing or streaming content from another computer.

NDI Screen Capture HX is optimized for NVIDIA GPUs, thereby removing reliance on a PC’s CPU when capturing a screen. This delivers high-quality video over the network, at resolutions up to 4K and frame rates up to 120 Hz without compromise.

“Our mission is to make IP video easy to use and fun for anyone to make a great show,” says Dr. Andrew Cross, Head of R&D for the Vizrt Group. “Offering full NVIDIA GPU-accelerated support for NDI allows gamers to use applications like OBS Studio, XSplit, TriCaster, or any of the thousands of applications that support NDI.”

“NDI is helping gamers, creatives and enterprises tell stories online using the ground–breaking capabilities of NDI Screen Capture HX,” adds Gerardo Delgado, Senior Product Manager at NVIDIA. “Using NVIDIA GPUs, Screen Capture HX delivers a real–time, no–compromise solution for network–driven content creation.”

NDI Screen Capture HX also allows users to run a PowerPoint presentation on one machine with embedded transitions, animation, audio, or movies included and use it on another machine as part of a live presentation, production, or web stream. The tool will also allow users to remotely control one machine using another on the network with full frame–rate video, even on 4K displays, with full support for moving keyboard, mouse, touch surface, clipboard, audio and video between machines.

Overview:

— Full resolution screen capture up to 4K and above, at frame-rates up to 120 Hz or higher

— End-to-end hardware accelerated implementation of NDI®|HX including screen capture, color conversion, and video compression

— Uses the high–quality dedicated encoding pipeline on NVIDIA hardware.

With full control over the video bitrate, it is possible to have exceptional image quality while using almost any network – including wireless

— Low latency screen capture

— Support for capturing audio from any sound device – input or output – fully synchronized with the video signal

— Full remote KVM solution, allowing remote control of keyboard, mouse, clipboard and even touch from a remote machine

— Full control over the video bandwidth, resolution, and frame–rate being used

NDI Screen Capture HX is provided as part of the free NDI Tools and is available as an installable option when the latest version of NDI Tools is installed on a machine utilizing an NVIDIA GPU. Download it here.

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