iOS Camera for OBS Studio

iOS Camera for OBS Studio v2.5.0

Supported Bit Versions
32-bit, 64-bit
Source Code URL
https://github.com/wtsnz/obs-ios-camera-source
Minimum OBS Studio Version
21.0.0
Supported Platforms
Windows, Mac OS X
If you've ever wanted to stream using your iPhone camera. We've got you covered. We've tried all the apps that let you do it over wifi, but they weren't fast enough, so we created an app that not only streams video & audio over Wi-Fi, but also over a low-latency wired USB connection to your mac and pc using the OBS Studio plugin.

Start the accompanying iOS app, which you can get from the iOS App Store ($16 USD), plug in your device and begin streaming!

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Quality video
iPhone's cameras is good, really good. There’s no comparison between the Logitech C922 HD Pro and the iPhone 6 Camera.



Low Latency USB Streaming
Stream video over a wired USB connection. This avoids the issue of delay over WiFi, as many other products suffer from.

Wireless Streaming too!
Stream wirelessly to any receiver compatible with the NewTek NDI protocol. You'll have to use the OBS Studio NDI plugin for this to work.

Multiple Device Support
Stream with multiple camera angles by connecting more than one iOS device.

Audio Support
Not just limited to video, the latest versions now support streaming audio too.

Made for macOS & PC
Supports macOS 10.12.6+ & Windows 7 and up.
Author
wtsnz
Downloads
26,046
Views
26,046
First release
Last update
Rating
4.50 star(s) 4 ratings

Latest updates

  1. v2.5.0

    This update improves the behavior when using multiple devices. Fixes issues with multiple...
  2. Fixed video distortion issues

    Fixed: Video distortion issue that affected some iOS devices that were a few years old. Update...
  3. Add Audio Support

    - Add audio support

Latest reviews

This is a great idea (allowing for high-bandwidth cabled input of iPhone source) but the current implementation has a couple of large/annoying drawbacks :

-- The iphone is set to full auto mode, which means auto white balance and touch-to-expose being your only exposure option. Your colours will shift back and forth as you broadcast and there's no way to correct this.

-- There's no orientation lock option in the app, which means you need to lock your entire phone in portrait mode and then manually offset the input in OBS by 90 degrees to make it display correctly. If you forget to do this manually, you'll have some ugly moments while broadcasting.

-- The visual feedback on the display is synced to the timing of the stream output, not the output from the camera. This means that as you stream, it drifts slowly out of sync. So, when you reframe for example, it takes the phone screen a second to register the movement and display it. Or, if you're catching a moving subject, you need to "guess" where the subject is in relation to the camera since your visual feedback is delayed.

If these three things could be fixed it would be amazing. As-is it's simply decent but not a comprehensive solution - especially for anyone looking to broadcast semi/professionally.
I don't recall when they released the app, but NewTek (creator of NDI) also sells an NDI camera app, that also has an Android version. https://www.newtek.com/software/ndi-camera/

No need to install anything extra this way and can just add it as an NDI source.
Seriously awesome plugin! No problems so far and the camera quality is so much better than any webcam.
good idea app & plug in.
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