We’ve written about Network Device Interface (NDI) before, the protocol developed by Newtek that makes it possible to send HD video over networked connections. Newtek has encouraged widespread adoption of NDI by releasing the protocol under free, open-source terms. This has allowed the video production community to find different uses for NDI, and Sienna has the latest development in NDI-compatible software.
Sienna recently released WebCam for NDI, an application that allows users to work with macOS-based webcams over NDI connections:
This unique app turns your macOS Webcam into a powerful network camera, using the NDI IP Video Protocol.
Simply launch the app,select your camera and a new NDI service will be registered on your network.
Now you can select WebCam for NDI from any NDI compatible receiver, such as NewTek TriCaster Advanced edition and use the mac’s Camera as a high quality network video and audio source.
WebCam for NDI is low latency and high quality and adds a convenient way to connect things like MacBook iSight Cameras into your production mix .
WebCam for NDI requires a solid network connection, as NDI can use a lot of bandwidth. WebCam for NDI is compatible with many popular webcams, including the Logitech C920 and Apple iSight cameras. WebCam for NDI also supports AVFoundation compatible devices.
WebCam for NDI is available as a $39.99 purchase from the Mac App Store.