If you’re looking for a way to simplify your live streaming workflow, then NDI (Network Device Interface) is the perfect solution for you. With NDI, you can easily send and receive high-quality video and audio over a local network, which makes it a great choice for live streaming applications. In this blog post, we will show you how to set up NDI in vMix, a popular video production software that offers support for NDI, allowing users to easily integrate multiple cameras, sources, and remote guests into their live streams.
In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps required to set up NDI in vMix.
Step 1: Ensure that your computer meets the requirements
Before setting up NDI in vMix, it is important to ensure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for NDI. These requirements include:
- A Windows operating system
- A 64-bit processor
- A network adapter that supports Gigabit Ethernet
Step 2: Install the NDI Tools package
The first thing you need to do is download and install NDI Tools from the NewTek website. NDI Tools includes a range of software applications that are designed to work with NDI, including the NDI Studio Monitor and NDI Scan Converter. Once you have downloaded and installed NDI Tools, you can move on to the next step.
Step 3: Enable NDI in vMix
Once you have installed the NDI Tools package, you can enable NDI support in vMix by following these steps:
- Open vMix and click on the “Settings” button in the bottom right corner of the screen.
- In the settings menu, click on the “External” tab.
- Under the “External” tab, locate the “NDI” section and click on the “NDI Output Settings” button.
- In the NDI Output Settings window, you can choose which sources you want to make available over NDI. You can select individual sources, or choose to send the entire output of your vMix project over NDI.
- Once you have made your selections, click on the “OK” button to save your changes.
Step 4: Add NDI input sources in vMix
To add an NDI input source to vMix, click on the “Input” button at the top of the vMix interface, and then select “NDI” from the list of options. This will bring up a dialog box that displays all of the NDI sources that are available on your network. Simply select the NDI source that you want to add and click “OK” to add it to your vMix project.
Step 5: Adjust NDI Settings Once you have added an NDI source to vMix, you may need to adjust some settings to ensure that the video and audio quality are optimal. To do this, simply click on the NDI input source in the vMix interface, and then select “Settings” from the menu that appears. Here you can adjust the resolution, frame rate, and other settings to suit your needs.
Step 6: Start Live Streaming Once you have set up your NDI sources in vMix, you can start live streaming by clicking on the “Stream” button in the top right corner of the vMix interface. This will bring up a dialog box where you can enter your streaming settings, such as the streaming destination and bitrate. Once you have entered your settings, click “OK” to start streaming.
Conclusion Setting up NDI in vMix is a simple process that can greatly improve the quality and efficiency of your live streaming workflow. With NDI, you can easily send and receive high-quality video and audio over a local network, which makes it a great choice for live streaming applications. Follow the steps outlined in this blog post to get started with NDI in vMix today!