Using iPhone as a webcam

To turn your iPhone into a webcam you have several options with mimoLive. Each option has pros and cons and this article gives an overview of solutions. The solutions can be grouped into two sets by the types of connections.

Types of connections

  • Wired
  • Wireless

Wired USB connections

A wired connection is always more stable than a wireless connection due to lesser environmental impacts. Additionally, the USB connection powers the iPhone during usage and provides an unlimited streaming experience. mimoLive supports screencasts from iOS devices without the need for any additional hardware. But to receive a live camera feed from the iPhone a dedicated app needs to run on the device.

USB connection – mimoCam™

mimoCam™ brings a lightweight app to your iPhone which allows you to grab a clean camera screen from your iPhone. It uses the screencast feature of mimoLive to bring a webcam feature to you. Read more

USB connection – Camo App & Camo Studio

Reincubate Camo is a solution for Mac and iOS which brings maximum features to use an iPhone as a webcam and mic device.

  • Download and install Camo App on the iPhone and Reincubate Camo Studio on the Mac.
  • Add a new source to a mimoLive document and choose Reincubate Camo as the video and audio source.
  • Once the iPhone runs the Camo app and the USB connection is established the video and audio feed is available in mimoLive.

Camo Studio lets you choose between the different camera lenses*, mics and video resolutions*. You can control focus and zoom positions*. Camo enhances the experience of using mimoLive on your Mac as it helps to convert your iPhone into a pro-quality HD webcam. It is a great app that allows you to create professional-quality live streams or videos with minimum setup requirements.

*PRO features

Use https://reincubate.com/camo/ for free or upgrade to PRO.

Wireless connections

Wireless connections provide maximum freedom of movement of the camera.

Wireless – mimoLive Reporter™ App

mimoLive Reporter™ allows you to make use of the video conference call-in interface (mimoCall™) from mimoLive™ for Mac and integrates your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch into your live video workflow. With this solution, you have a video back-channel of the program out and the operator of the camera can see the final output of the stream. Very helpful to notice easily if the camera is on-air or not.
Read more about mimoLive Reporter

Wireless – NDI HX Camera App

With the NDI HX Camera app, there is an NDI® powered wireless camera solution for iOS and Android smart devices.

  • Open NDI HX Camera on your iOS device
  • Connected to the same network as the Mac running mimoLive
  • Add the NDI® camera source to your mimoLive document

The auto-discover feature will automatically detect any NDI® source inside your network which makes it super easy to work with NDI® sources.

Download from https://www.newtek.com/software/ndi-camera/ for Android and iOS devices

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