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NewTek Video Mix Engine (3RU) Video Production Mixer


The NewTek™IP Series is a transformative, software-driven video ecosystem that transcends conventional workflows by leveraging modern networking and computing technologies to enable limitless IP, SDI, and 4K UHD production. Modular and scalable, with separate components for mixing, control, and delivery connected to each other and to the most prolific IP-based workflow in the industry across a simplified network infrastructure via NDI®, NewTek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology, it acts as a single, interconnected production environment and represents the most configurable, customizable large-scale video workflow solution available to meet the growing demands of modern productions.

R725,995.00 Inc. VAT

Mix Effects

Carve your path of creativity across eight mix effects buses, each intuitively supporting sub-mixing, layering, compositing, and live virtual set configuration. Between source rows and key layers, each M/E bus enables layering of up to 8 video elements, all with independent DVE controls. All M/E buses include separate processing which delivers color correction, chroma and luma keying. Combined with video re-entry of each M/E on every M/E, and the ability to store and recall nine variations of each bus configuration, you have unlimited creative potential for visual storytelling.

Animated Compositions

Produce incredibly sophisticated compositions, DVE motion sequences, squeezebacks, and animated effects with a powerful full-motion composition engine integrated into every production bus. Supporting advanced configuration, positioning, keyframing, and transitions, the ‘COMP’ engine captures and stores any and every operation and action you perform into a versatile snapshot preset system, enabling you to size, move, and manipulate video with ease—and at will.

Video Layering

Present your content in almost infinite ways and capitalize on branding and sponsorship opportunities, stacking layer after layer after layer of video and graphic elements to arrange your primary mix, sub-mixes, and other mix effects. And with full-time, full-motion confidence monitors for each background and overlay element integrated into the user interface, directors and operators are assured that the right visuals are displayed at the right time—every time.

Video Tools

Act on ideas that span the entire spectrum of creative expression, pouring your imagination into sophisticated compositions and effects, or making subtle adjustments that have substantial impact. Customize even the most fundamental elements of your production with fully configurable color correction tools, 3D object positioning, smooth-edge cropping, and optional borders. Combine your choice of foreground and background elements together with extensive key and fill support. And introduce countless creative possibilities to your toolbox with real-time motion tracking.

High Quality Matte Generation

Generate crisp, clean, layered effects with powerful LiveMatteTM real-time chromakeying technology built into every source channel and M/E bus. With independent key configuration, advanced settings, including luma key, and integrated waveform and vectorscope monitors, getting an exceptionally spectacular key for countless composite scenes and live virtual set applications takes nothing more than a green screen and standard lighting.

Virtual Sets

Set the stage for your production, transforming any location into an elaborate virtual environment. With integrated LiveSetTMtechnology, you can composite live video sources into beautifully-rendered scenes that can include multiple angles, virtual camera movements, real-time reflections, specular highlights, and animated lens flares. And by applying augmented reality effects, you can introduce even more stunning depth and dimensionality, embedding video overlays into the 3D virtual space, producing striking real-time visuals that blur the line between virtual and reality.

4K Ultra HD

Present your audience with an immersive viewing experience defined by amazing clarity and incredible detail, producing programs, performances, events, and live sports in true 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) resolution. Supporting direct input and output of native 2160p video at up to 60 frames per second, as well as scalable production workflows via network integration with NewTek NC1 conversion modules, the Video Mix Engine offers incredible flexibility for 4K UHD implementation. And unlike other products that promise 4K UHD, you can switch, stream, and record 4K UHD video without compromising the frame rate or the number of available inputs—meaning you have the capacity for 44 simultaneous, full-resolution 4K external video inputs to produce your program.


Maintain a constant watch over the array of inputs, outputs, and assets that comprise your production with scalable multi-source monitoring. The Video Mix Engine is equipped with dedicated multiviewer outputs to drive local displays, with configurable workspace layouts and viewports that allow directors and operators to customize the control environment to preference. Beyond centralizing, organizing, and observing your choice of video signals with tally, you can calibrate monitor color characteristics and optionally display visuals such as audio VU meters, production clocks, and waveform and vectorscope for comprehensive management of your live operations.

Multi-Format Processing

Standardize to a preferred signal workflow or adapt effortlessly to your particular infrastructure and available equipment inventory, freely intermixing formats, resolutions, and frame rates with robust multi-format video processing. With SDI I/O supporting resolutions up to 3G 1080p and an NDI-based IP workflow independent of specific technical criteria, you can work with established formats and emerging standards interchangeably.

Playback and Graphics

Load, cue, and roll file after file of multimedia to complement live action with multiple channels of integrated media playback. Supporting short-form and long-form video clips, images, graphics, animations, and audio tracks, the sheer number of media players at your fingertips provides endless creative opportunities from start to finish, including the ability to live edit compelling video sequences, dynamic image slideshows, and spectacular highlight sequences, complete with transitions and custom animated effects between assets.


Configure and capture multiple channels of video and audio from your program to fuel post-production workflows, facilitate collaborative creative projects, and archive produced content and ISO camera feeds for future use. With integrated IsoCorderTMtechnology supporting four independent QuickTime® archival recordings and two distinct H.264 distribution recordings, plus flexible storage options, you can continue to get value from your content long after your live productions fade to black.


Explore virtually unlimited possibilities for configuration and control of your production with a comprehensive macro automation system. Record, store, edit, and automate frequently used settings, functions, and command sequences, triggering events manually with a single user action or automatically as specific live operations occur during your production. Automation can also be scaled and segmented by extending control to any number or combination of supported interfaces, including control panel keys, web-based interfaces, keyboard hotkeys, TCP/IP, GPI, MIDI, and X-keys.


Incorporate current, accurate statistics, results, time data, social media posts, and more directly into your production with integrated DataLink technology. DataLink allows you to map real-time data to text and image fields from internal and external sources including metadata, webpages, spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, and RSS feeds, instantly populating or updating titles and graphics—automatically or on demand. DataLink can also be combined with automation capabilities to streamline live titling operations for graphics-intensive productions.

Crosspoint Control

Expand real-time, multi-screen and multi-feed production operations, managing video delivery to hardware and network destinations with twelve switchable crosspoints per Video Mix Engine. Mix and deliver four discrete produced outputs via SDI to downstream systems, devices, and displays, while simultaneously delivering to the network via NDI for remote access and use. And extend control even further, mixing and sending eight additional output signals over IP with a software-based 8 x 72 NDI video router.


Align seamlessly with external file-based workflows, moving video, audio, graphics, titles, animations, and images freely between platforms with optional transcoding for peak real-time performance. From batch import of pre-produced content—even in the background while a production is in progress—to live export of files from your production to social media, FTP, or storage volumes, the speed, efficiency, and flexibility of the multimedia capabilities at your command are unmatched.


Stream live to your choice of new media platforms, including convenient presets for Facebook Live, Microsoft® Azure®, Twitch, YouTube™ Live, and more. With two independently configurable H.264 streaming encoders built into the Video Mix Engine, you can easily deliver platform-specific content to target audiences in resolutions up to 4K, while opening up new sponsorship and revenue opportunities.


A masterfully produced video program is incomplete without a rich, layered audio experience. Drive your production sound with analog, digital, and network audio connectivity and a robust, multi-source audio mixer supporting eight channels of audio on each input and output. And with a full array of audio DSPs available to configure sound with impeccable precision, every mix will strike a pitch-perfect chord with your audience.

Multi-Engine Workflow

Outfit your production environment with multiple Video Mix Engine systems to cascade capabilities for advanced creative applications, serve content creation needs across your network, or achieve the desired level of system redundancy. With the ability to link engines over IP and connect to multiple engines from a single NewTek IP Series 4-Stripe Control Panel, you can have universal access to production sources, outputs, and live operations throughout your infrastructure regardless of your physical location.

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Video Input
44 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources in resolutions up to 4K UHD at frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)
Network Video Input
44 x IP inputs via NDI®, resolution-independent, with support for key and fill
SDI Video Input1

4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections supporting video input in any combination of standard formats, resolutions, and frame rates2

  • 1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
  • 1080i: 59.94, 50
  • 720p: 59.94, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
  • 576i 50
  • 480i 59.94

1Optionally supports up to 44 simultaneous 3G/HD/SD-SDI video inputs or quad-link 3G-SDI video inputs (4K UHD) via network integration with NewTek NC1 conversion modules
2Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)

Support for up to 44 simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422 and IP, with integrated controls and preset system
Skype TX
Native support for up to 2 simultaneous Skype® video call inputs via Skype TX software integration, including tally and Talk Back communication
Video Output
Configurable for up to 4 independent video mix outputs, with simultaneous delivery via IP and SDI
Network Video Output

35 x IP outputs via NDI® (HD and SD sessions only)

  • 4 x video mix outputs in resolutions up to 1080p at frame rates up to 60fps (1080p 59.94)
  • 4 x direct IP source outputs via NDI® translation of local SDI inputs
  • 4 x direct IP source outputs via NDI® translation of media players, with support for embedded alpha channel
  • 15 x direct IP source outputs via NDI® translation of media buffers, with support for embedded alpha channel
  • 8 x selectable IP outputs via internal NDI® matrix routers

1 x IP output via NDI® (4K UHD session)

  • 1 x 4K UHD video mix output at up to 60 frames per second (2160p 59.94)
SDI Video Output

4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections, optionally configurable for:

  • 4 x independent 3G/HD/SD video mix outputs supporting standard NTSC and PAL formats, resolutions, and frame rates3
  • 1 x 4K UHD video mix output via 3G-SDI quad-link grouping, supporting frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)

3Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)

Stream Output
2 x resolution-independent streaming video outputs, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream archive
Multiviewer Output

4 x multiviewer outputs supporting standard display resolutions, using any combination of available connections

  • 1 x DVI
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 3 x DisplayPort
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)

8 x M/E buses supporting video re-entry

  • 1 x Mix/Effect channel per bus with support for up to 4 sources
  • 4 x KEY layers per bus
  • 9 x memory slots per bus
  • 1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus
DSK Channels
4 x DSK channels

5 x media players

  • 4 x DDR
  • 1 x Sound
  • 15 x media buffers
  • 10 x animation buffers
  • 5 x graphic buffers
  • 55 x clip players (available for use as transitions or media depending on function)

Integrated LiveMatte chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses

  • 44 x input keyers
  • 4 x media player keyers
  • 8 x M/E keyers
  • 1 x PREVIZ keyer
  • 15 x buffer keyers

Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configurations and DVE-style motion sequences

  • 16 x configurable COMP presets per bus
Virtual Sets
Integrated LiveSet technology with 30+ live virtual sets and box effects included
Integrated DataLink technology enabling real-time, automated data input from internal and external sources, including webpages, spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watch files, XML, CSV, ASCII and more

Record, store, edit and automate commands and user-configured operation sequences

  • Attach to control panel buttons, keyboard shortcuts, hotspots, MIDI and X-keys® buttons or GPI triggers
  • Attach to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally and specific switcher actions
  • Supports control via web-based interface

12 x configurable video recording channels via IsoCorder technology

  • 4 x QuickTime® archival video recorders (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio, with timecode)4
  • 2 x H.264 distribution video recorders (multiple profiles)
  • 1 x MP3 audio recorder

4QuickTime Player not required for playback in common NLE applications


2 x 3TB internal drive

  • Capacity varies by format, resolution and file specification
  • Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0 and eSATA
  • Supports shared storage integration and third-party partner solutions
Grab full resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources and outputs
Export video and image files to social media, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding
Audio Mixer
Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with support for 8-channel audio, DSPs and 4x8x8 audio input routing
Local Audio Input
4 x SDI embedded
1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair (Line)
3 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pairs (Line)
Local Audio Output
4 x SDI Embedded
1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair
1 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pair
1 x Stereo 1/4″ (phones)
Network Audio
  • Native support for network audio input and output via NDI®
  • Embedded audio supported for all NDI® input and output video signals
  • Integrated support5 for Dante networking protocol from Audinate®
  • Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers6

5Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)
6Requires third-party virtual sound card license (sold separately)

Supported Media File Formats

Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optional transcoding, including:

  • Video: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, WebM, and more
  • Image: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, EXR, RAW, TIF, WebP, and more
  • Audio: AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more
Support for up to 4 multiviewer displays with configurable workspaces and viewports
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, 96 kHz
Throughput Latency
~1.0-1.5 frames
A/V Standards
  • 4K UHD video conforms to SMPTE 2036 (UHDTV1 using Square Division Quad Split)
  • 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
Support for hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI®, and Blackmagic Design® SDI tally standard
Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals
Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface
Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control
System Drive
System Physical

3RU chassis with 500W redundant PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe

  • 19.0 x 5.25 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 13.34 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached
  • 34 lbs (15 kg)
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