If you've ever wanted to use your iPhone camera as a video & audio input to stream using OBS Studio, we've got you covered. We've tried all the apps that let you do it over WiFi, but they're not fast enough, so we also allow you to use a wired USB connection.
Your iPhone/iPad camera's are good, really good. In fact, there’s no comparison between the highly recommended streaming webcam, the Logitech C922 HD Pro and the iPhone 6 Camera. Stream Landscape or Portrait video.
If you don't have a separate mic for your streaming setup, you can now use the microphone on your iOS device to stream audio & video.
Stream a selfie with the front camera support. Switch anytime during the stream with the familiar camera switch button.
TAP TO FOCUS, PINCH TO ZOOM
Controls just like you're used to from the Camera app.
Take control of the focus, exposure, white balance as you would on a manual DSLR camera.
Stream video over a wired USB connection. This avoids the issue of delay over wifi, as many other solutions suffer from. This is just as fast as a USB webcam!
USB & WIFI
Choose the connection type. If you want low latency, use USB, if you'd like portability then use WiFi. WiFi is done using the NewTek™ NDI® protocol, so you can use Camera for OBS Studio with any NewTek™ NDI® compatible receiver.
If you're lucky enough to own multiple iOS devices, use them together and produce a multi-camera stream.
MAC AND PC
Supports OBS Studio running on macOS and Windows.
You will need to install the OBS Studio iOS Camera Plugin from our website, or use an NDI compatible receiver to use this app.
For the best possible experience make sure your device is listed on our website https://obs.camera/docs/faqs/#what-ios-hardware-do-i-need
- Fixed a small issue where the app would flick between automatic and manual mode after configuring manual mode in low light situations
Ratings and Reviews
A huge improvement !!
I use OBS to make videos and I had bought a web cam for it. But the image was not sharp and the biggest issue was that green screening in OBS was a nightmare. Getting a good result was extremely fickle requiring filter adjustment depending time of day and outside light coming in. I always assumed OBS chromakey filter just was not that good.
After reading about this app I decided to give it a try. It took just minutes to set up and get a video feed. Wow! the picture from an iPhone really is a magnitude of order better than a good webcam! Then I decided to try the chromakey filter........as soon as I turned on the filter it was perfect! The default settings have a great image. No need to spend 5 minutes tweaking the filter settings!
I really really did not want to spend 15 bucks for the App fearing it would not be any better than what I had with the webcam. But it turns out this was money well spent!
Installation really was a breeze, I use a USB connection. Can’t speak for the WiFi connection. But it was very quick and simple and the improvements in image quality were huge!
I noticed some low reviews for this app, and I can only assume that this person has other issues that were unrelated to this app, and they jumped the gun. Trust me when I tell you... during the quarantine, I was forced into a position to learn (quickly) how to stream our worship service at Forks United Church of Christ in Stockertown, PA. I’m their A/V Tech as well as Music Director. I quickly discovered OBS, but was extremely disheartened by camera quality. I tried multiple webcams... and I mean decent ones. I even purchased a game capture device and tried using my Sony HD camcorder. It was noticeably better, but latency was an issue, and the video still lacked what I needed. This app is incredible. The iPhone cameras are SO much better than moderately priced webcam options. I love it so much, I purchased an iPhone 8 from eBay just to use as a second camera. Even at $200, it’s far better than any option in that price range. Here’s the best part... I ran into a slight technical issue, so I emailed Will. He was incredibly helpful and extremely nice. I love this app! Get it!
Awesome solution for iOS video
This app is great, especially because it offers hardwire connection via USB! There are other OBS solutions for iOS that use NDI over Ethernet, but this can quickly lead to bandwidth problems and force you to sacrifice stream quality. (I personally use a bunch of other many media protocols over Ethernet besides OBS so I am very happy that this app exists for a solid wired USB option.)
Although the instructions advise to use Apple lightning cables, I have connected successfully via third-party cables and USB extension cords so you can really space cameras out around the room for a real production studio feel. The instructions also offer a disclaimer that iPhone models 5S and earlier may have encoding issues, but I have used the app successfully with 3 iPhone 5S’s simultaneously streaming at 1080p
All around great app, bridges the gap between iOS cameras and broadcast software for a very low price! To achieve the same capability with enterprise-level iOS broadcast software costs hundreds of dollars a year in subscriptions. Keep up the great work guys!!!
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- Loft Labs Interactive Inc
- 30.2 MB
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.