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In this example, we will be taking a live playback from Adobe Premiere Pro or After Effects and displaying it in WebRTC through NDI.
Part I. Requirements – Installing Software
There are three things needed to enable this process: NDI, Adobe Premiere Pro, and a Dolby.io account. NDI, Network Device Interface, is a versatile solution that allows video stream on a shared connection in real time. This platform helps integrate easily with maintaining a low-latency and high-performance connectivity. Visit this page to download the NDI Core Suite appropriate for your development environment. Secondly, Adobe Premiere Pro is part of Adobe Creative Cloud, which enables creatives to edit, trim, and craft videos into their wildest imagination. Seamed as a favorite one for many professionals in the field, Adobe can be downloaded via a monthly subscription.
The use of Dolby.io will enable a WebRTC-based viewer, ensuring sub-second latency and the highest quality is delivered as the stream. Sign up to receive 50GBs for free!
Part II. Configuring the Video Editor to Enable NDI
Begin by opening or creating an Adobe Premiere Pro project; from there, navigate to Premiere Pro > Preferences > Playback…
There in Playback, select NDI as the Primary Audio Device as well as the Transmit Device Playback. Click Ok and search NDI Virtual Input on your computer.
On the top left corner, press on NDI, select the computer, and then Adobe Premiere Pro.
Part III. Viewing the Playback from Anywhere
Visit the Dolby.io Streaming dashboard and create a new stream token. If this is your first time using Dolby.io, check out this guide to get started with your first broadcast. Once it is created, press the Broadcast button. Inside the Broadcaster, select the camera option to be NDI video, and you should see your playback on the screen!
Now all you need to do is go live and share out the link with anybody that wants to watch the stream!
All in all, integrating NDI into your existing remote production workflow takes no additional time and comes with the use benefit of cost efficiency, flexibility, scalability, and real-time data integration. It represents a significant shift in the industry of inviting a more efficient and dynamic production process while providing a richer experience for viewers and bettors alike. If you would like to learn more information about other implementations of NDI and Dolby.io, visit our documentation page. Until the next time!