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, announces that its SDK plugin is now compatible with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5. Available for download now!

As Unreal Engine 5 was released, we received requests for an NDI SDK plugin, allowing creatives to enhance video projects with UE5 and NDI. NDI and Epic have collaborated for over 5 years, enhancing value for users and fostering virtual storytelling.”

Tarif Sayed, President, and GM of NDI.

The NDI SDK allows UE5 systems to manage video streams over IP, supporting 4K resolution, unlimited frame rates, and 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 & outputs of audio & video, even with an alpha channel. The SDK permits creators to develop royalty-free AR and VR, empowering teams of all sizes to innovate in 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.

We’re thrilled for creators to use the new UE5 SDK plugin for groundbreaking real-time 3D content.

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

“NDI grants teams access to numerous live video sources and Unreal Engine tools on a standard network, simplifying live content creation without sacrificing quality. Unreal Engine, the leading 3D creation tool, combined with the foremost video-over-IP tech, offers storytellers unprecedented freedom to create outstanding 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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