What you need to know
- NDI has just announced that its HX Camera and HX Capture apps are going free.
- HX Camera allows you to use your iPhone as a 4k webcam.
- HX Capture allows you to broadcast the content of your mobile screen for streaming.
NDI has announced that its HX Camera and HX Capture software are both now free on iOS! In a statement today, April 2 it said:
As noted, NDI HX Camera turns your iPhone into a 4K webcam for use in conference calls and webinars. It works with MS Teams, Skype, Zoom and more. Vizrt CEO Michael Hallén stated:
NDI is also making its HX Capture software free for iOS too. capture lets you broadcast the contents of your mobile screen via your favorite platform live.
Both apps are free of charge until June 1, and also requires an updated version of the free NDI Tools on the users Mac.
Free for a limited time
For a limited time only, get a free app to turn your iPhone into a 4K webcam.
NDI HX Camera turns your iPhone into a low latency camera for conference calls and webinars.
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Has anyone actually tried this? Which of the five Mac packages are required to let NDI HX Camera be used as an input source for Zoom? (I've tried them all)
Worth downloading if you might think you you'll need it at some point in the future, even if not this year. Once you download it, the App Store registers it as a purchase, even if the app is free, and once it's "purchased" it's yours, so once it's no longer free you don't have to buy it
So close and yet so far...
As far as I can tell, there is a missing piece of software to get this to work on a Mac, namely the NDI Virtual Input, which looks to be available only for Windows. Here is the NDI page describing how to use the iPhone as a webcam:
www (dot) newtek (dot) com/software/ndi-camera/ Note in the video on that page, the final connector is the NDI Virtual Input tool.
Is that functionality available for the Mac? I can see the video from my iPhone in the NDI Video Monitor but don't know how to make that video source available to other applications.
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