NDI releases anticipated SDK plugin for Unreal Engine 5

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Roberto Musso

30 June ‘22 2 mins read Product
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NDI increases Epic’s Unreal Engine 5 capabilities for Extended and Augmented Reality for more creative freedom

NDI, the globally standardized video-over-IP technology, today announces that its SDK plugin is now compatible with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5 (UE5) and is available for download now.

As soon as Unreal Engine 5 was released by Epic, we were receiving requests for an NDI SDK plugin so more creatives can unite the powers of UE5, and NDI, to achieve more with video. NDI has a great relationship with Epic, and we’ve worked together for over 5 years to bring our joint users more value and are immensely excited to see how they harness the potential of our technologies together to advance virtual storytelling.

Tarif Sayed, President, and GM of NDI.

The NDI SDK enables systems like UE5 to find, send and receive video streams over IP, with an encoding algorithm independent of resolution and frame rate supporting up to 4K and beyond, along with 16 channels of floating-point audio. It also includes tools to implement video access and grouping, bi-directional metadata, IP commands, tally, and more.

With the improved integration of NDI into Unreal, creators unlock full IP support for both inputs and outputs of audio and video – even with an alpha channel. The SDK allows creators to build commercial or free AR and VR without any royalties so both large and small teams can push the boundaries of what is possible in creating visual content and experiences. Now, they can also leverage NDI’s revolutionary potential for sharing video-over-IP in the highest quality, with the lowest latency.

Unreal Engine is the world’s most open and advanced 3D creation tool on the market, and together with the world’s most used and adopted video-over-IP technology. We’re excited with the potential for creators to use the new SDK plugin for UE5 to make incredible real-time 3D content.

Bernt Johannessen, Unreal Engine Business Director for Broadcast at Epic Games.

“With NDI, teams have access to multiple live video sources and Unreal Engine tools, all on a standard network, removing obstacles and lowering the complexity of live content creation without compromising quality,” added the Business Director for Broadcast at Epic Games. “We’re removing hurdles and giving storytellers more freedom to create amazing content.”

Further Info

This post was originally published on June 30, 2022 by Amisa Saari-Stout, on the previous NDI official website. Since then, updated versions of NDI have been released.


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About the author

Roberto is the Technical Product Marketing Director at NDI. He's proud to have been involved in the PC revolution of the 80s and has worked with several video technology companies. In 2015, he founded MediaNews SRL, a live sports and event production service provider, working for clients such as Fox Sports, RAI Sport, and Sky Italy. His OB Van is entirely based on NDI. Roberto has played bass for over 20 years, and his passion for jazz has profoundly impacted his life and career.

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