AIDA helped revolutionize the way NDI® is used by being one of the biggest suppliers of native NDI® camera solutions in the broadcast and proAV markets. Powered by NDI's famous protocol, you can expect the simplest video transmission over IP, utilizing a ethernet wire to get power, video and control over 1 cable without breaking the bank!

What is NDI?

NDI®, NewTek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology, is a royalty free standard enabling IP video workflows across Ethernet networks. NDI allows video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP, and to encode, transmit, and receive multiple streams of broadcast-quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time.

What are the different NDI® Protocols?

NDI® consists of 3 main protocols - NDI® HX, NDI® HX3, and NDI® High Bandwidth. Each protocol has its own strengths and weaknesses, whether it be ultra-efficient, or highest quality possible. It's important to understand that there is no "better" solution, but instead there are "better" choices in any workflow. For a better understanding, please see the chart below:

  • NDI® HX
  • NDI® HX3
  • NDI® (High Bandwidth)
NDI® Comparison NDI® HXNDI® HX3NDI® (High Bandwidth)
NDI® Comparison
Max Data Rate~16 Mbit/s60~80Mbit/s150+ Mbit/s
CompressionH.264,H.265H.264,H.265NDI Codec
Latency~90 milliseconds~80 milliseconds<~80 milliseconds
Requires FPGA
Max Resolutions / FramerateUHD, infinite (camera dep)UHD, up to 60p onlyUHD, infinite (camera dep)
Overall QualityGoodGreatBest
Recommended UseLow Budget, Large Multicamera productions with gigabit networksThe Golden Ratio for HX, Upgrading IP workflows with 2.5gb networksFor highest quality streaming, professional networking infrastructures
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*Please note information is likely to change based off of NDI® standards. Also note that all stats above can be obtained under ideal conditions. Please check out for more info on the requirements to run NDI and its sibling protocols.

NDI® HX is the perfect solution to beginning and mass-camera array installations. Even though HX utilizes little bitrate, you can still expect low latency, quality picture from your AIDA cameras! These cameras are seen everywhere from studios, to houses of worship, to machine vision.

NDI® HX3 has proved itself as the perfect solution for quality cost-effective NDI® streaming. With up to 4x the bandwidth of NDI® HX, you can expect our NDI® HX3 to out perform the HX protocol with better quality, faster latency, all without breaking the bank. These cameras are seen in podcasts, outdoor events and sports.

*For supreme quality, NDI® HX3 standards are enforced from NDI® - so our solutions in HX3 mode only support 1080 50, and 60fps. All HX3 products have been certified by NDI®.

To get the most out of NDI, NDI® High Bandwidth is the best solution for the best quality possible! Utilizing a dedicated FPGA to send out video, you can expect the the best latency and latency that NDI® can offer. These cameras are best utilized in professional environments, like reality TV, news channels, television streaming, and corporate events.

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