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Paris, Annecy, Montpellier : Ubisoft se syndicalise

Par : Shadows

Le STJV (Syndicat des Travailleurs et Travailleuses du Jeu Vidéo) annonce coup sur coup la création de trois nouvelles sections syndicales chez Ubisoft :

  • Le 13 juillet, une première section est officialisée chez Ubisoft Paris. Elle dispose d’une adresse mail : ubisoftparis@stjv.fr.
  • Le 15 septembre, annonce de la création d’une section chez Ubisoft Annecy (qui a notamment développé le jeu Steep), joignable sur ubisoftannecy@stjv.fr.
  • aujourd’hui, enfin, a été annoncée le lancement d’une section chez Ubisoft Montpellier. Elle est joignable via ubisoftmontpellier@stjv.fr.

On peut sans doute voir dans ces annonces la conséquence directe des révélations ayant eu lieu depuis le début de l’été sur de multiples problèmes internes graves (dont des cas de harcèlement sexuel, moral).

Des évolutions importantes

Ces créations s’accompagnent par ailleurs de changements très concrèts pour les personnes des studios concernés :

  • la section syndicale dispose de la capacité d’informer les personnes salariées, ce qui permet par exemple à celles-ci d’être mieux informées de leurs droits ;
  • un espace dédié doit par ailleurs être accordé aux personnes travaillant dans le studio, ce qui leur permettra d’échanger et de s’organiser face à d’éventuels nouveaux problèmes internes.

Le STJV précise par ailleurs que ces différentes sections se tiennent « prêtes à apporter leur soutien et assistance aux collègues qui en auraient besoin ».
Notez qu’il n’est pas nécessaire de faire partie du STJV pour bénéficier d’une aide.

Un succès pour le STJV, une évolution claire pour l’industrie

La naissance du STJV en 2017 a été suivie peu après d’une grève remarquée : celle d’employés du studio Eugen Systems, avec le soutien du STJV. Nous avions évoqué la grève de son lancement à sa fin, la situation étant exceptionnelle : ce type de mouvement est rarissime dans le jeu vidéo français.
Si les grévistes n’ont finalement pas obtenu les revendications affichées (certains ont même été licenciés par la suite), cette affaire semblait indiquer un tournant dans le secteur.

Les annonces du STJV de sections chez Ubisoft poursuivent ce mouvement. De quoi, on peut le supposer, déclencher la création d’autres sections dans un avenir proche.

Et ailleurs ?

Créé à Paris, le STJV concrétise ici ses intentions d’être « présent sur tout le territoire national ». Si vous faites partie de l’industrie du jeu vidéo et que vous souhaitez rejoindre le syndicat, il est possible d’y adhérer en ligne, ou de contacter l’organisation.

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NDI|HX Dropouts and Missing Info in NDI Analysis

Par : CUCMedia
We are experiencing audio dropouts when receiving NDI video from Newteks NDIHX-PTZ1 and PTZ Optics cameras on our corporate network. Dropouts have occurred when receiving video with either Studio Monitor or the Tricaster TC1. In an effort to diagnose the issue we turned to the NDI Analysis app (see attached reports). There both the Newtek and PTZ Optics cameras report using an unknown codec and data rates of zero. The TC1 report looks normal, though the "Video recv" variation is a bit disconcerting. This all brings me to my question:

Is the missing data in the NDI Analysis report a stem from an inability to parse the information from an NDI|HX stream or another symptom of poor network or machine configuration?


9.9.2020 - NDI Analysis - NDIHX-PTZ1.txt
9.9.2020 - NDI Analysis - PTZ Optics Camera.txt
9.9.2020 - NDI Analysis - Tricaster TC1.txt

NDI-HX on iPhone to Screenflow Blocks Audio

Par : geopick
I am using NDI-HX to send video to Screenflow on my iMac. The video works fine, but when I mute audio on the iPhone and set audio input to NDI Audio no sound is recorded. With NDI Virtual Input active, neither the iMac's internal microphone nor an external USB microphone record audio. I am wondering if the problem is an incompatibility between Screenflow and NDI Virtual Input?

Diagnosing inconsistent frames with the Analyzer of NDI HX camera's

Par : ryzen6652
Hello guys, I hope to gain some knowledge here to help me along.

First just a brief summery of my technical setup
I often have setups with multiple PTZ cams, all wired up to a workstation running vmix.
All cams are NDI HX and about 50% of then run 4k 30fps, and the other 1080p 60fps.

Since the start the 4k cams have given me somewhat inconsistent performance that tends to get worse with scaling out, and i can't seem to really pinpoint what the weak point is.
With a framerate of 30fps it is just not as smooth that you would think, its just always a bit of stutter here and there.

Its a closed system, with only 1 network hop/switch so no mdns or any other factors.
The workstation is a 24core TRX with 64gb ddr4 3600mhz and a RTX 2080s, so more than enough power.
It is linked to the main switch with a 10gigabit Ethernet port and the PTZ are linked to the 1gb Poe+ ports on the switch so bandwidth is plenty.

I tried lots of tweaks on the switch, some seem to influence things a bit but nothing that got the desired result.
Same inconsistent behavior is also present when just linking a camera directly in the workstation.

So the NDI analyzer looks really promising to diagnose the camera's and changes in the network switch, but i have some problems to interpret the given results, even after reading the included documentation.

I have noticed the video recv value is very depended on resolution, bitrate and encoding parameters.
But when setting everything so it goes as low as possible it results in vmix dropping most frames, so now i wonder if its better to focus on deviation in between reported values instead of absolutes?
Also some of my values are so far of the quoted values in the documentation I am wondering how can this give sort of smooth image, or am i understanding this poorly.
I'm not ruling out the cameras are to blame because there Chinese OEM sold by local company camera's that are fairly priced accordingly.
Although i found out this is the same OEM that builds ptz optics, hubble cam and a couple of other big brands so they should have some knowledge.

I would like to understand the analyzer better so i can optimize as much as possible with the given hardware.

So i hope to get some tips and pointers.

I have added a txt from 3 ndi analyzer runs.
1 is 4k 30fps bitrate 52100 - the OEM added that high bitrate sort on my request for preventing compression artifacts in very complex scenes.
2 a 4k 30fps bitrate 10240 - Half bitrate of what normally is max
3 a 720P 30fps bitrate 10240 - as a very low end control run

any help is appreciated.
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NDI Studio Monitor unable to run on my computer

Par : abo
Hi,

Windows 10 2004 up to date
NDI Tools 4.5

Studio Monitor displays the following error Window
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Error running Video Monitor

Your GPU cannot run Video Monitor.
OpenGL Shaders not supported.
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But …
Up to date drivers (12 august 2020) from NVIDIA site are installed for my graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design).
The drivers support OpenGL 4 …. including Shaders ….

Therefore I suppose that Studio Monitor detects wrong graphics card.
There is a second GPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630) on my laptop.
But this GPU is disabled and must remain disabled.

Most probably this is a bug in GPU detection by Studio Monitor.

Do you have any idea on how to fix it*?
Any help will be appreciated
Alain

VLC zoom on video out

Par : alonso
Hi! i'm playing a mp4 video on VLC

but the output that VLC send is like the video has a zoom effect applied

Unlock corporate network for ND HX Camera App

Par : theliadir
I use the NDI plugin with OBS and the ND HX app on the iPhone.
With the wireless at home this works perfectly. At work I unfortunately don't get the NDI source in OBS. I guess it's somewhere blocked in the network.
Now I want to ask our IT department if they can somehow enable our network to support it.
Can I send any information to my IT department on what the have to change in our network? Forwarding a port, ...

IOS HX camera confiuration on Access manager

Hi.

I currently have this setup, 2x laptop on scan converter, 1x z840 workstation on studio monitor and 2x IOS device with HX camera app.
All works fine with all device are connected on the same wifi network.
I have move the workstation to ethernet (same vlan setting with wifi) and mDNS discovery stop working, as a workaround I used Access manager to manually input the ip address of all the devices.
Studio monitor on the workstation is able to capture both scan converter laptop but somehow the IOS HX camera is not broadcasting any video. Both laptop/iphone are configured as NDI sources type.

Any advise would be appreciated.

Thanks'

Adobe CC plugin after effects

Par : alonso
Hi friends,
I`m using adobe cc for premiere and work fine. sending that signal to tricaster.
but now i`m triying to work with after effects, it send the video but not alpha channel is active.

there is an extra step that i´m missing?

NDI Virtual Input / NDI Audio Device issues on Mac

Par : Groberoo
Has anyone else had any issues on a Mac (Catalina 10.15.6) with the NDI Virtual Input app? Specifically the audio side of things. I’m having trouble getting any audio from a Panasonic CX-350 via Virtual Input.

It works fine via that Video Monitor app but using Loopback to monitor the NDI Audio Device shows no levels at all.

NewTek support were helpful to a point but then decided to blame the software package I am trying to get the audio into.. even though I can’t get any NDI audio at OS level.

NewTek support did point out that the Windows version of Virtual Input has volume controls from the system tray but the Mac version doesn’t and the preferences option from the Main is ghosted.

Support have now said they can’t help me any further which is disappointing so does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks

NDI versions and legacy tricaster

Par : alonso
Hello.
I try to figure out some things about ndi versions.

If I understand well, 460 with AE2 don't work with NDI 4.
3.8 and below that right?

So when I use NDI cam with HX2, there is a big screen that say need update ndi Tricaster version.

So my question, in an ecosystem with other products. My 460 wouldn't work?

If there is an obs and vmix that would connected with 460. Both software can update their version of NDI wirhout a problem.
So the video that they send will not recognized by 460. So every software with new version of NDI couldn't be work with my 460?
So that equipment will work like and island isolate from de new ndi word.

If the statement above is right. There is a king of solution?
The signal of NDI 4 could pass thought I don't know a connect pro and can be compatible with 460?

Also what about ndi converter hardware?
They depend of NDI version in order to work?

Problem with NDI and Dante on same computer

Par : ZachS
I have a Panasonic AV-HLC100, which looks like a white-label “Micro” Tricaster. That I would like to have Dante Virtual Soundcard or Audinate AVIO-USB adapter to receive the audio from our mixer.

Our problem is with our projection computerI(Windows 10) creates a popping/click sound the Dante network when we start NDI Scan Converter. I’m using NDI 4.5.3.0. This computer has a second network card, the primary interface is used for internet and NDI traffic, the second interface is used for Dante traffic only with Dante Virtual Sound Card. Without Scan Converter running, the audio is just fine.

I’ve tried to add host based firewall rules in McAfee Endpoint Security to deny connection either way to the Panasonic video mixer on the Dante Network. With a lower rule to allow all hosts on the Dante network to make connections.

I’ve also turned off Spanning Tree Protocol in my Unifi Switches. Mulitcast is turned on.

Does anyone have a way of getting NDI and Dante to play nice together? I’ve done some searching and others have proposed to have an option in NDI for which interfaces that it’s allowed to talk to. I think with the complexity of networks today, this would be an essential feature.

HX2 not working on MAC, only on windows

I have a strange situation. I have a device (Kiloview E2) that can output HX2. When set to output to HX2 (recognized ad "NDI" from command line analyzer) the signal work well on OBS for windows, but in Mac I get only the audio. the same if I use Wirecast instead of OBS. all the OBS ndi plugin is the most recent version as well wirecast.

NDI Studio Monitor - disable red and green lines

Par : theliadir
Is it possible to disable those green and red lines in the NDI Studio Monitor?

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NDI Discovery Service - Backup server

Par : simond83
As this is such a crucial link for a large install, can the NDI Access Manager add both a primary and secondary server, so that we can have a backup in case of failure? Thanks!

I found WSL2 vEthernet causes problems with the NDI connection...



I found WSL2 vEthernet causes problems with the NDI connection in some situations. Try temporarily disabling it when you get problems with NDI & WSL2.

NDI Virtual Input and FFMPEG/FFplay issues

Par : DWAM
Hi !

I'd like to use Newtek NDI Virtual Input to feed FFMPEG for live encoding to other protocols but I cannot get it to run smoothly and it results in choppy or slomo video, rtbufsize errors, framedrops and cracking audio.

Here's my context :
- Windows 10 64 Bits
- FFMPEG from Zeranoe (latest stable build 4.3.1)
- NDI feeds come from vMix or OBS or NDI Connect and they all play fine everywhere except with FFMPEG (I have fine results with NDI Tools, other vMix/OBS/VLC or Zoom/Skype/WebRTC, etc... they're all working perfectly)

Here's my commandline for FFplay

> ffplay -f dshow -rtbufsize 512M -i video="NewTek NDI Video":audio="Ligne (NewTek NDI Audio)"

> the console returns "real-time buffer [NewTek NDI Video] [video input] too full or near too full (62% of size: 512000000 [rtbufsize parameter])! frame dropped!" and the playback is not good at all

I have also tried with option "-fflags nobuffer" or with a larger (insane?) values for buffer size (-rtbufsize 1024M/2048M). Also tried to specify more options (which help sometimes) like "-vcodec rawvideo" or "-video_size 1920x1080 -framerate 25" but nothing works... Even the FFPROBE utility which only analyses the input reports rtbufsize errors!

Obviously it does the same with FFMPEG so any further conversion (to SRT in my use case) is terribly bad too.

I have a lot of scripts dealing with DSHOW devices in FFMPEG, it's not always easy, but this time, I feel completely stuck. Am I missing something? Did someone managed to get NDI Virtual Input work when used as a DSHOW device in FFMPEG?

Any help appreciated! Thanks
Guillaume, aka DWAM

Scan converter freezes after 7th PC running it

Par : avmw
Hi - We are trying to do an 8 computer setup using NDI and going into vmix or wirecast. We are good to go on 7 connections but once we turn on scan converter on the 8th pc, that one freezes. We have tried it on various PC and have found it happens on the 8th PC no matter what order we connect the PCs.

is there a standard setting we are missing? Do we need a 10g switch? We have a gig switch in line now.

Any suggestions? Is there a limit to how many computers are using the scan converter option?

Unable to run VLC SyncPlay

New computer AMD Ryzen 3970. I have been unable to get VLC SyncPlayer to install. The rest of the apps load fine. Anyone else have this problem?

NDI Source showing in Studio Monitor but not in TC1

Hi All,

I am working on programming our TC1 out for our first production next week. We are running NewBlue Titler Live for GFX and OBS with NDI for one webbased graphic off of a rack mounted PC. The Rack PC as well as our TC1 are both plugged into a Ruckus 7150 24 port switch.

We are running three NDI outputs from New Blue, and two from OBS from the same rack mounted machine. Both the OBS and NewBlue NDI channels can be seen in Studio Monitor. OBS can be seen in the Tricaster, but the NewBlue channels cannot. The NewBlue channels populate as a source on the input drop down list, but they do not actually pull any content in over NDI. The tally from the TC1 to Titler Live also works so it is both sending and receiving information.

Any ideas?

Cinegy Multiviewer 15.2: Hail to the King

Munich, Germany, 05 August 2020: Cinegy GmbH, the premier provider of software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation, and playout, has released the latest version of Cinegy Multiviewer 15.2, solidifying Cinegy’s position as the leading IP and multipurpose multiviewer vendor. Cinegy Multiviewer 15.2 is the most flexible multiviewer ever, great for ...

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Méta moissonneur de liens collaboratif et curator VJ depuis 1999.

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NDI support in Nimble Streamer

Par : Softvelum
NDI is now supported in Nimble Streamer, a software media server by Softvelum.
Nimble Streamer can be used as an efficient bridge between live production environments and global Internet.

NDI input
Nimble Streamer takes NDI input and handles it for further processing.
  • Get NDI from local network, decode it and make multiple renditions if needed.
  • Encode content into H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, VP8, VP9 with supported encoding libraries.
  • Re-package into other live protocols like SRT, RIST RTMP, HLS, MPEG-DASH , Icecast etc
  • Record with DVR and play via HLS and MPEG-DASH.


NDI output
Nimble Streamer can take any live stream input and create output NDI stream.
  • It takes input via supported protocols like SRT, RIST, RTMP, MPEG-TS etc.
  • Transcode and send the content via NDI into local network.


NDI monitoring console tool
Along with implementing NDI in Nimble Streamer, we've made a console tool for diagnosing NDI streams.
It shows the list of active NDI streams in your network and provides detailed information about video and audio frames.

More details are shown on Nimble NDI digest page and in setup technical article.

Rename NDI Tools downloadables

Par : simond83
Please can you rename the downloads, so they're more clear as to what they are. I see there's a recent point update. I've now downloaded "NDI 4 Tools.exe". It would be better to have NDI_Tools_4.5.1_windows.exe.

Thanks :)

- - - Updated - - -

Also, can you add a 'download only' link so that we don't have to fill out the form all the time....thanks!

Bug in NDI for Adobe Creative Cloud prevents video playback in Premiere

Par : PaulSiegel
Hello -

I recently installed the NDI for Adobe Creative Cloud plugin on my OSX machine. The ability to import MOV files recorded by the NDI Monitor tool with timecode data felt extremely promising. However, I discovered the plugin also created a terrible bug in Adobe Premiere. Once installed, the ability to play back video in Premiere consistently breaks.

Pressing the play button in either the source monitor or the program monitor cause the audio to play back correctly, but the video shows nothing and the playhead on the timeline does not advance. I'm able to scrub the playhead on the timeline and see frames of video by moving it around, but it remains stuck at that position when pressing play. The problem occurs in all Premiere projects, regardless of whether they include an imported MOV file from NDI Monitor or not.

I attempted many fixes to this - clearing my cache, deleting Premiere preferences, rebooting -- none of this solved the problem. I then confirmed this was due to the plugin by simply removing this file from my system:

/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/Plug-ins/7.0/MediaCore/NDI_Transmit_AdobeCC.bundle

Removing this file immediately resolved the problem. Putting it back caused the problem to reoccur. I'd love to have the timecode data in my Premiere projects, but the bug that comes along with it makes Premiere unusable, which is a terrible shame.

Anyway, I just wanted to report the bug. I hope you're able to fix it. If you need any additional information I'd be happy to provide it. Here's some basic info about my system:

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
OSX: 10.15.6
Processor: 2.9 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
Graphics: Radeon Pro 460 4 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530 1536 MB
Adobe Premiere Pro: Version 14.3.1 (Build 45)

Paul

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