SDI/NDI® and Seervision

Let's talk a bit more about hooking up a video feed to the Seervision Server

Seervision uses Computer Vision to steer the PTU that it’s controlling. In order to do that, unsurprisingly, we need a video feed from the PTU that we’re controlling. Below, we’ll try to answer some of the most common questions we get.

SDI: The Basics

In its simplest form, you take an SDI out of the PTU and directly plug it into SDI port(s) of the Seervision server.

Can I first route my SDI signal somewhere else, before feeding it to the Seervision server?

Yes, that works fine for us (we use it ourselves actually!).

Do you provide a loop-through or copy of the input SDI signal?

Our previous hardware revisions did, but our newest (starting September 2022) no longer provide an SDI loop out.

3G (FullHD) or 12G (4k)?

That’s up to you. We can do both, but you’ll have to tell us up front – the capture card our servers use is different depending on whether we need to capture a 3G or 12G signal.

NDI® Support

Seervision currently supports high bandwidth NDI® as well as NDI®|HX (V1 as well as V2) as an alternative to SDI. You can select the NDI® stream in the interface (see our manual for more information).

Note that we currently do not support NDI|HX V2 on Panasonic PTZs due to an implementation limitation. We hope to be able to fix this soon!

We also support consuming feeds from an NDI® Discovery Server or NDI® Bridge. As of July 2022, that is currently a manual process that needs to be done once by Seervision support, but we’re working on a feature enabling the end-user to add an NDI® Discovery Server via our interface!


Disclaimer: NDI® is a registered trademark of Vizrt Group.