Get multiple webcam streams into Izzy
In these corona times I would like to try and get multiple webcams from people into the same Isadora patch.
I tried with zoom.us on a second computer and get the screen in/split the image but than it not really a good way to go.
Is there a way to get other peoples webcam's directly into Isadora? (keep in mind that not all people on the other side are very technical so also your mother and grandmother must be able to send there webcam to you)
I would love to hear your ideas.
With kind regards
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@gertjanb getting a grandma proof way to get remote webcams into Isadora is a bit tough, but this is not really something for grandma anyway. You can of course use the NDI scan convertor app to grab a screen and feed it into isadora, chop it up into the different cameras and away you go, pretty resource heavy and reliant on that screen being visible and similar to what you have been doing with a second laptop.
Skype will let you output user feeds over NDI natively and it works pretty well.
Sienna cloud for NDI will let people give you an NDI feed over the internet from a web cam, as can medialooks NDI transport. Both have utilities for getting the video as an NDI stream locally.
If granny really does have to do it just stick to screen capturing skype/zoom (or with the second laptop as you have been), I have been hassling zoom support for NDI integration for a bit over a year now, but no joy.
Its recently come to out attention that in the advanced setting in Skype, you can activate NDI.
This provides a discreet NDI feed for each feed. So one per person.
I haven't yet tested this, but Monty let us know about the feature a couple days ago.
Thanks @DusX I can confirm that ! Incredible skype is NDI
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There is also this NDI implementation for OBS open source screen casting:
Thanks for the great tips.
I can't seem to get NDI inside Isadora on a Catalina machine. the I get a popup that the plugin is damaged.
can't seem to get NDI inside Isadora on a Catalina machine
I have the same dialog appearing when I try to install the plugin: It reports that the plugin appears to be damaged and suggests moving to the trash.
Please download this Catalina notarized version of the NDI Plugin 0.9.7 and report back if it works for you.
Thanks this works
Hello, I am also looking for the solution to connect 3 webcams on line, with skype in Izz.3. Online reception and one local webcam. I am not yet very strong, but I download Ndi studio and the plugin ndi watcher, my goal is to enter the 3 remote cams and my local webcam in the set-up and to apply the selections, in different scene. So 3 cams in ndi and one local usb. Could you give me more details on the procedure, is it works? I will use skyp for the transmitting webcams.
Welcome to the Isadora community :) Mark (Creator of Isadora) just did a Guru Session on this topic. If you have any questions after this video, feel free to reply !
@juriaan cool! thank you.