Designed for iPad
The Original NDI Camera, it uniquely supports NDI HX3 alongside full NDI, multi-lens, Portrait mode and NDI Discovery Server.
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NDICam is the original NDI iOS camera built by NDI broadcast infrastructure developers Sienna, mature and feature rich, uniquely with both Full NDI and NDI HX3 modes.
The NDI (Network Device Interface) protocol connects to professional vision mixers and other devices, and delivers a high quality, low latency connection. NDICam is compatible with VMC, TC1, TriCaster, VMix, Wirecast and dozens of other professional IP video systems which support NDI.
- Simple to use - nothing to configure on your iOS device
- Switch between front and rear cameras during broadcast
- Auto Focus, AF Lock and Tap to Focus
- Auto Exposure, AE Lock and Tap to Expose
- Illumination light on/off
- Audio Mute Control
- Manual Naming of NDI Stream source
- 4 quality / performance levels to suit your device and network, plus NDI HX Option
- Pinch to zoom (where zoom is supported)
- Auto-lens mode for multi-lens cameras
- On screen live / preview tally plus optional use of camera flash as talent tally (with red gel cover).
- Option to prevent iOS device sleep
- Select 25FPS or 29.97FPS standard rate.
- Choice of Full NDI or NDI HX3 compression modes (HX2 at 2 to 20 mBit, plus HX3 Ultra)
- Rotation support for Portrait or Landscape Video Modes.
Front and Rear cameras can be selected at the touch of a button and NDICam features a 4 position quality vs frame rate slider to deliver optimum video suited to the quality of your wifi connection and your iPhone's processing performance. Depending on your iOS device, compression mode selected and Wifi network performance NDICam supports up to 1080 full HD resolution.
Control of flashlight, touch to focus, focus lock, pinch to zoom and audio enable are also included. You can even use the phone's torch as a Tally Light, by covering it with a red gel.
Note: Depending on the performance of your iOS device and your WIFI network, you may not see full frame rates when operating at maximum 1080 resolution with a full HD camera. Using HX3 mode will help if the bottleneck is your WIFI network.
Note: NDI is a high bandwidth protocol designed for local area Gigabit networks. In order to see good results you will need a fast, uncontested wifi connection. If you see slow frame rates, try improving the wifi environment, with a better router, less interference, directional antenna or maybe switch to 5GHz if you are on 2.4GHz. .
NB HX3 Ultra will use around 50mBits of bandwidth, so its lower than full NDI, but still quite high. Use one of the lower bandwidth HX2 modes if your network connection is struggling/
NDICam is also compatible with wired ethernet connections to iOS devices which can help deliver smooth video compared to a poor quality Wifi network. Good results have been seen with lightning to ethernet adaptors.
You can now specify an NDI4 discovery server in the application settings. Note that you will need to restart the app for any changes to take effect. Specifying a discovery server will disable the standard mDNS (Bonjour) advertisement for the NDI Cam source, so your iOS device must be able to reach the discovery server one the network. If you experience problems - delete the Discovery Server entry and restart the app.
NB: NDI HX3 Ultra mode requires a recent NDI 5 compatible receiver.
Added HX3 Ultra Support (50mBit)
Added support for rotation - Portrait Mode Vertical video.
Ratings and Reviews
Works with OBS! (Only $10 instead of $20 for NewTek NDI Camera)
It's (currently) half the price of the app that everyone is telling OBS users to get if they want to use their iPhone as a webcam in OBS! The same plug-in works for this app as well.
Just a little heads up.
As for the actual app, I presume it is very similar to the other NDI app I mentioned. It is very network heavy and that can really increase the number of frames dropped. I did turn off the audio feed and the video improved quite a bit. If your 5GHz WiFi signal is strong on your computer and your phone, the video quality can be really good. I wouldn't say "crystal clear," but I was impressed, at least after I got the wifi sorted out.^^
App works good in Landscape mode
In portrait mode, some of options you can’t click on. Before I bought this, I wasn’t sure if it would use the wide angle lens, as the app just says it supports multiple lenses. Well, good news, it does support all 3 cameras on the iPhone 12 Pro that I have. I do think a really cool feature would be if you could simultaneously stream all 3 of those camera angles at a time, even 2 would be cool. For a live broadcast, 1 camera would turn into 2!
Anyhow, if you use this app just remember that certain notifications will stop your stream (like a low battery warning), so test/plan accordingly for all possible scenarios and turn off cellular data to prevent a phone call etc.
Incredible NDI App!!!
I have the official NDI Camera app, but the quality and features on this are far superior, and the price is very fair.
One request would be adding 30fps to the settings so it’s the same as my frame rate in OBS.
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- Mark Gilbert
- 5.3 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2015-2022 Sienna
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.