NDI for After Effects

Enable real time, renderless playback and preview over IP.

NDI for Adobe After Effects is a groundbreaking plugin that seamlessly integrates your laptop or workstation into your live production workflow. By enabling you to send an NDI stream directly from your After Effects timeline, it simplifies the review and approval process, streamlines collaboration between remote teams, and accelerates live-to-air editing workflows.

Download NDI Tools here.


Installation and setup

  • Install NDI Tools on your machine.

  • Open or start a new project in Adobe After Effects.

  • On Windows, navigate to the top of the screen and select Edit > Preferences > Video Preview OR On a Mac, open Video Preview Preferences in After Effects and enable NDI in the Video Preview Section.

  • Enable Mercury Transmit by checking the box.

  • Select NDI output from the options.

  • Click OK to apply the settings.


Real-time output

  • Click play or scrub through your After Effects timeline.

  • Your project's video and audio output will be displayed in real-time across your network.

Your project's video and audio output will be displayed in real-time across your network

Viewing with NDI Studio Monitor

  • Use NDI-enabled software, such as NDI Studio Monitor, to view these sources.

  • Right-click on NDI Studio Monitor, choose the transmitting device's name and select Adobe After Effects.

Instantly view the output from your transmitting device in real time.

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