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Vizrt Spark Plus I/O 3G-SDI

BH #VISPIOSC • MFR #FG-002866-R001
Vizrt Spark Plus I/O 3G-SDI
Key Features
  • NDI-Compatible for NewTek NDI Standard
  • Convert 3G-SDI to NDI & NDI to 3G-SDI
  • Power over Ethernet, NDI Tally Support
  • Supports Video up to 1080p60 with Audio
The NewTek Spark Plus I/O 3G-SDI features Power over Ethernet, a portable form factor that is easy to mount, analog audio input and output, Program and Preview tally LED lights, NDI virtual input, multicast mode, and NDI network identification. This IP video converter is designed for the NewTek open-source NDI standard. It supports up to 1080p60 input and output from NDI to 3G-SDI and from 3G-SDI to NDI. It allows you to connect your camera, webcam, or computer to stream live over the internet or other broadcast platforms. The Spark Plus SDI is controlled via a web-based user interface for configuration and monitoring.
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Vizrt Spark Plus Overview

The NewTek Spark Plus I/O 3G-SDI features Power over Ethernet, a portable form factor that is easy to mount, analog audio input and output, Program and Preview tally LED lights, NDI virtual input, multicast mode, and NDI network identification. This IP video converter is designed for the NewTek open-source NDI standard. It supports up to 1080p60 input and output from NDI to 3G-SDI and from 3G-SDI to NDI. It allows you to connect your camera, webcam, or computer to stream live over the internet or other broadcast platforms. The Spark Plus SDI is controlled via a web-based user interface for configuration and monitoring.

The NDI protocol allows all NDI-compatible video equipment to freely recognize and interact with one another, as long they're connected to the same network. The Spark SDI Plus is designed to stream 3G-SDI video from a video source into a computer or IP-based video workflow for gaming, corporate meetings, broadcast programming, or other streaming media presentations. It also allows you to convert any 3G-SDI source for compatibility with hundreds of NDI-compatible systems, devices, and applications that can be connected on the same network, enabling you to efficiently incorporate that SDI source into IP-based video capture and production workflows. It also encodes and converts NDI signals for output via the 3G-SDI output for editing, recording, and streaming via a computer.

Key Features
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI (75-ohm impedance) video input and output with embedded audio
  • NDI input and output, compatible with any NDI workflow
  • NDI transfer modes: unicast/multicast UDP with forward error correction (FEC) and unicast TCP
  • Support for 1080p and 720p video at up to 60 frames per second
  • Multicast mode
  • Network identification to apply custom device and channel names
  • Remote configuration and monitoring via web-based user interface
  • 3.5mm analog audio line input and output
  • Program and Preview tally LED
  • Portable and mountable
  • NDI virtual input compatible with popular desktop video applications via included software driver, including Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, Skype, Skype for Business, WebEx, Zoom, and more

Vizrt Spark Plus Specs

Video Inputs
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Female
Audio Inputs
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Analog Female
Video Outputs
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Female
Audio Outputs
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Analog Female
Other I/O
1x USB-A PTZ Output
1x RJ45 LAN Input/Output (Shared Streaming, Configuration)
Expansion Slots
No
Input Video Format
SDI
1080p at 25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps
720p 25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps
Output Video Format
SDI
1080p at 25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps
720p 25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps
Embedded Audio
SDI: 2-Channel
Standards
Video Standard Compliance
SMPTE 292M/424M-B
HDR Support
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Hardware
Tally Light
Yes
Power
Power I/O
1x Barrel Input
PoE Support
PoE 802.3af
General
Dimensions
3.94 x 3.15 x 0.94" / 10.01 x 8 x 2.39 cm
Weight
8.47 oz / 240 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.545 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.5 x 5.7 x 3.4"

Vizrt Spark Plus Reviews

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There is no mention of the video bit-depth. What ...

There is no mention of the video bit-depth. What is it? Does it support HDR?
Asked by: Ariel
The Vizrt Spark Plus I/O 12G-SDI Converter is an encoder; therefore, the video will get compressed to 8-bit H.264/H.265 when sent across the network. You can send in a 10-bit HDR image if you like; just be aware that the NDI encoding process will compress the image to 8-bit.
Answered by: Elliot
Date published: 2024-05-17

What is the total power consumption in watts for ...

What is the total power consumption in watts for POE use?
Asked by: chad
My Netgear reports my UHD HDMI Spark and 12G SDI sparks pull about 5 watts on average for encoding duties over POE. I have not checked when decoding but I expect it will be very similar.
Answered by: Joshua
Date published: 2024-05-17

Will this work with an HDCP source?

Will this work with an HDCP source?
Asked by: Tyrone
Yes
Answered by: Joshua
Date published: 2024-05-17

Does this item have SDI input output or HDMI? The ...

Does this item have SDI input output or HDMI? The pictures don't match the description.
Asked by: David
The NewTek Spark Plus I/O 4K has HDMI input and output and NDI output. For 3G-SDI you would want to consider the NewTek Spark Plus I/O SDI (SKU: NENSP3GIO) https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1556715-REG/newtek_fg_002903_r001_connect_spark_plus_sdi.html
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2021-05-13

Does this device decode one NDI stream and encode ...

Does this device decode one NDI stream and encode another NDI stream at the same time?
Asked by: Megan
This item BH #NENSP4KIO will only support one NDI signal at a time.
Answered by: Craig
Date published: 2021-04-25
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