NewTek President and CTO Dr. Andrew Cross on NDI, digital signage, and Newtek’s new plug-in for Adobe After Effects and the future

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NewTek President and CTO Andrew Cross, Ph.D and Steve Waskul talk about NDI and recent progress on leveraging NDI in a varitey of ways in the StudioXperience Broadcast Studio at the 2018 NAB Show. During the conversation they also discuss digital signage and the new Adobe After Effects plug-in NewTek has developed which allows for exporting AE projects so they can be brought into NewTek switchers for real-time rendered titles and motion graphics. The conversation also takes a look into the future to what will be coming next.

About Andrew Cross, Ph.D

Andrew Cross is a Hands-on leader with a proven track-record in building and managing teams capable of consistently delivering highly ambitious and innovative products. He has experience in building and managing large engineering teams that cover all aspects of product development: specifications, industrial design and user-interface, software, hardware, electrical and mechanical engineering, manufacturing, quality reliability and regulatory testing.

Andrew has strong technical knowledge. He has published over 25 peer-reviewed technical articles in international scientific journals and conferences and numerous articles in trade magazines. Dr. Cross has been involved on panels and key-note presentations at major industry events and has appeared as a guest on Waskul.TV live broadcasts several times.

About NewTek

NewTek uses innovation and technology to fundamentally change the way video is created and used, allowing more people to share their stories, experiences, and ideas with the world and enjoy doing it.

NewTek systems are used worldwide by broadcasters, sports leagues and teams, educators, houses of worship, live event producers, E-sport leagues, web-based talk shows, and more than 80% of the U.S. Fortune 100.

NewTek was founded in 1986 by inventor Tim Jenison. Jenison’s Video Toaster®, the world’s first “television studio-in-a-box”, ignited the desktop video revolution. In 2005, NewTek introduced TriCaster®, the most complete multi-camera video production system, giving content creators solutions to create their own network-level shows and stream them directly to audiences.

Waskul.TV – Powered by HP Z Workstations with Intel® Xeon® processors

HP Z Workstations with Intel® Xeon® processors play a vital role in our Waskul.TV production workflows. StudioXperience showcased the full range of HP Z Workstations at the 2018 NAB Show including several HP Z8 Workstations that powered our virtual set during our live broadcast which you can see in this interview. Learn more by visiting our StudioXperience site.

HP Z Workstations powering the Waskul.TV virtual production workflow at the 2018 NAB Show

The Waskul.TV Broadcast Control Center in StudioXperience at the 2018 NAB Show. Our virtual production workflow includes four HP Z8 Workstations that power the Zero Density Reality software which removes the green backgrounds and composites the live action into the virtual set
The Waskul.TV Broadcast Control Center in StudioXperience at the 2018 NAB Show. Our virtual production workflow includes four HP Z8 Workstations that power the Zero Density Reality software which removes the green backgrounds and composites the live action into the virtual set
At the 2018 NAB Show, StudioXperience featured a new virtual production workflow based upon Zero Density's Reality software running on HP Z8 Workstations
At the 2018 NAB Show, StudioXperience featured a new virtual production workflow based upon Zero Density's Reality software running on HP Z8 Workstations