NewTek - MediaDS






The MediaDS is a revolutionary real-time media encoding and live streaming video delivery platform—the first integrated production system establishing a direct link between the producers who create the content and the viewers that consume it.

A fully integrated hardware and software solution merging NewTek’s industry-leading live production technology with powerful Wowza streaming software, the MediaDS makes it possible to deliver content from any production—or production system—directly to viewers. No additional services required.



  • Combines NewTek’s real-time video, audio and encoding tools with Wowza™ streaming software
  • Stream directly to Facebook Live, Microsoft Azure, Ustream, Wowza Streaming Cloud, YouTube Live, and more
  • Distribute locally to hundreds of viewers on your network without additional servers—or even an Internet connection
  • Multi-channel streaming with 4 independent video channels and support for any combination of SDI or NDI® video sources
  • Simultaneously operates as a 4-channel NDI video source, introducing additional capabilities into IP environments



Local Video Input: 

  • 4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs


Network Video Input: 

  • 4 x IP inputs via NDI®


Local Video Output: 

  • 1 x DVI or HDMI user interface with multiviewer


Network Video Output: 

  • 4 x IP source outputs via NDI


Local Audio Input: 

  • 4 x SDI embedded
  • 1 x 2 Balanced XLR (Line)
  • 3 x 2 Balanced 1/4” (Line)


Network Audio: 

  • Native support for network audio input and output via NDI
  • Embedded audio supported for all NDI input and output video signals
  • Integrated support1 for Dante™ networking protocol from Audinate®


Supported SDI Input Formats: 

  • 1080p 59.94, 1080p 50, 1080p 29.97, 1080p 25, 1080p 24, 1080p 23.98
  • 1080i 59.94, 1080i 50
  • 720p 59.94, 720p 50, 720p 29.97, 720p 25, 720p 24, 720p 23.98
  • 576i 50
  • 480i 59.94



  • 4 x RTMP streams via integrated NewTek streaming encoder


Streaming Delivery: 

  • 4 x independent streams with support for Adobe® Flash® RTMP (RTMPE, RTMPT, RTMPTE, RTMPS), Apple® HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), MPEG-DASH, and WOWZ™, and simultaneous stream file archive


Streaming Targets: 

  • Independently configurable per video stream, with support for multiple selections and configurable presets


Streaming Profiles: 

  • Independently configurable per video stream, with presets included in formats up to 1080p 60



  • Built-in webpage available per video stream for local network viewing, with hosted media player, embed codes, and direct editing supported via HTML and CSS



  • Integrated multiviewer display with configurable workspaces and viewports


Video Configuration: 

  • Independently configurable video delay and color correction settings for each video stream, including white balance, proc amp controls and auto color


Audio Configuration: 

  • Independently configurable audio delay, automatic gain control, and manual audio channel level controls for each video stream


Signal Monitoring: 

  • Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 709



  • Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4
  • Audio: Floating Point, 48 kHz


A/V Standards: 

  • 3G-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 424M (Level A)
  • HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
  • SD video conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656
  • Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155



  • 2 x 1 Gigabit NIC


System Physical: 

  • 1RU chassis with 180W PSU
    • 19.0 x 1.75 x 16.75 in (48.3 x 4.5 x 42.5 cm) with rack ears attached
    • 15 lbs (6.8 kg)




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