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NDI HX Camera

NDI HX Camera

NewTek, Inc.

The official NDI® Camera. Turn your phone into a live video production camera.

2.6 Ratings 304+ Reviews 1K+ Downloads

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2.6
304+ Ratings
  1. 5
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  • Was working great, started to get choppy Apr 28, 2020

    By Ian S. (musician)
    I was using this to connect my iPhone 11 to OBS on my Mac to record 1080p. I’m also planning to use this to stream. The video recording that came out was nice and smooth for the most part. However, today the video seems to be choppy. I tried using another app called EpocCam to connect to OBS also through NDI and the connection was much more smooth - and there was a lot less latency from what I could monitor on my phone to what OBS was monitoring - it was almost instant. The issue with EpocCam is it was not recording audio. Although I am recording audio separately from video, I use the iPhone audio in order to sync up the video after the recording. I am wondering if this choppiness was introduced because of the most recent update... my internet speeds are well above 200Mbps albeit on WiFi. I can’t really explain why just two days ago the app was working much better than now. Can anyone from NewTek help out? Otherwise the app and functionality are great. I do wish they would add ultra wide support for the iPhone 11 though.
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  • Color coded borders are cool Sep 12, 2020

    By ElroyCat
    I’ve been using this every day since April. It is rock solid good stuff!! Recently, I have added camera operators - not just setting up 3 static shots. The operators noticed that when using this app to send video to Wirecast, the border around the image changed. Blue connected, Green in preview, Red the image is live. I love it, that really helps them out. There are red covers you can put over the flash on the phone because some video software can turn on the flash when the camera is live. I don’t know if this would be a Wirecast feature or an NDI app feature to enable turning on the flash. Being able to signal to the front of the camera that it is live would be useful to let people know what camera to talk to.
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  • Jan 16, 2021

    By Δημήτρης Καρέτσος
    You really have bad quality control. So the vesrions until the latest one worked on my Xiaomi Mi10 Pro. Previous version worked on my P40 Pro. Latest version is not working on the Huawei device, just black screen on the phone (cannot start camera error). On the Mi10 Pro, although it works, the frame rate is not 30fps , i guess something like 15-20. On screen and on OBS. On a brand new S21 Ultra it works great (android 11 on the Samsung and the Xiaomi, Android 10 on the Huawei). The problem is that there is no way to go back to the previous version that worked great on both Xiaomi and Huawei. Can you help with that?
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  • Had promise but overheats my iPhone 6s Plus Jun 30, 2020

    By dmanglol
    Technically the app is simple and just seems to work. Unfortunately on my 6s I can only go for about 10 minutes before it overheats. I have no case on my phone and it was mounted in a cradle arm so it had good airflow around it. I haven’t tried on my other iPhones because I can’t risk the phone shutting down during a presentation due to overheating.
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  • Great when you optimize connection May 2, 2020

    By Forsoothful
    I’ve been using with an old iPhone 6 and Ecamm running on a good MacBook Pro (2012). Best results when connecting the iPhone to MacBook with Ethernet cable. Also had good results when connecting a 5g TP-Link WiFi to MacBook with Ethernet cable and having the iPhone as the only device on the WiFi. I think it would be better with a modern phone but the connection is key. I like to think of the Ethernet cable as a very inexpensive HDMI on a free video camera. Try this with Ecamm. I have used this for streaming church services for 4 weeks. Just got the Ethernet connection working. Recorded excellent video to Ecamm using an Ethernet connection for over an hour.
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  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Rapturoso
    Not green screen capable! Needs manual controls and is virtually useless without. Can't adjust or lock white balance, exposure, ISO or shutter speed to match between devices. No manual focus pulling. This needs the fundemental option for transmitting raw video (flat, log or native) and for newer devices like the Galaxy S20/S21 to control dynamic range, fps to camera hardware limits, not just locked to 30fps and to send 10/12 bit video for live colour correction, grading and keying.
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  • Feb 8, 2021

    By Jose Santiago
    This app is pretty terrible on the Samsung S21 5G. It opens and all you get is a black screen. and that is all it transmits, a black screen. Completely useless. It is not a permissions issue I checked. I also made sure that there were no network issues and other NDI sources were working just fine. I put in for a refund, but the fact that the app does not do what it is supposed to do is apparently not grounds for a refund. They get one star because I could not give them anything less.
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  • Feb 27, 2021

    By Janos F
    My first experience with the app was awesome - easy to set up, worked flawlessly. I used it a lot with NDI Plugin in OBS. Then it stopped working. It shows up as a source, but just transmits black video (audio works) - not acceptable for an app costing 20$. Other NDI Sources including the same app on my old phone on the same network work fine. If you fix this, I'll rate 5 stars immediately. If you need more info for debugging, feel free to ask.
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  • Badly needs support for switching between the various iPhone cameras Oct 25, 2020

    By elliottcable
    The app streams very smoothly — as usual, NDI is a fricking great protocol. Unfortunately, *besides* the quality of the actual streaming, everything else is terrible. UI is very basic, basically no features. To be frank, that’s not a huge deal, to me; the point is the streaming, and it does that well. The one really, really serious issue, is that I can’t control which of the three cameras (wide-angle, normal, telephoto) the app uses on my iPad or iPhone. As far as I can tell, you’re stuck on the normal camera, period, until they update with more options.
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  • Mar 13, 2021

    By M Unwin
    Doesn't work. Blank video feed with only audio coming through. Tried with the official ndi windows software. Tested with the obs ndi plugin. The original android software works perfectly. OBS droidcam works perfectly. OBS.ninja works perfectly. Can't get this $20 app to function at all.
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  • Color coded borders are cool Sep 12, 2020

    By ElroyCat
    I’ve been using this every day since April. It is rock solid good stuff!! Recently, I have added camera operators - not just setting up 3 static shots. The operators noticed that when using this app to send video to Wirecast, the border around the image changed. Blue connected, Green in preview, Red the image is live. I love it, that really helps them out. There are red covers you can put over the flash on the phone because some video software can turn on the flash when the camera is live. I don’t know if this would be a Wirecast feature or an NDI app feature to enable turning on the flash. Being able to signal to the front of the camera that it is live would be useful to let people know what camera to talk to.
    more
  • Great when you optimize connection May 2, 2020

    By Forsoothful
    I’ve been using with an old iPhone 6 and Ecamm running on a good MacBook Pro (2012). Best results when connecting the iPhone to MacBook with Ethernet cable. Also had good results when connecting a 5g TP-Link WiFi to MacBook with Ethernet cable and having the iPhone as the only device on the WiFi. I think it would be better with a modern phone but the connection is key. I like to think of the Ethernet cable as a very inexpensive HDMI on a free video camera. Try this with Ecamm. I have used this for streaming church services for 4 weeks. Just got the Ethernet connection working. Recorded excellent video to Ecamm using an Ethernet connection for over an hour.
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  • Feb 5, 2021

    By Nathanael Grauvogel
    Much improved over the last (non-HX) Android version. Picture quality and latency are vastly better. Tested in 1080p30 mode on a Note 10+ with OBS and NewTek Studio Monitor. No issues on the camera end, and the .mov recordings from studio monitor will add an easy portable camera option to our church's live and post-produced videos. Will update this if needed after more time with it. Initial impressions are great.
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  • It works great Apr 23, 2020

    By Sound-Guy-8
    I have been using this for 3 weeks now with OBS. It has a consistent 1300ms latency on my rig. Once I set the external audio interface with the correct delay, it has been great. The video did freeze a little at first and I was very disappointed. I put the WiFi in low data mode and that completely corrected it. I use it at 1080 without the ndi audio. I cannot thank you enough for this. Flawless.
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  • Apr 2, 2021

    By Jeremy Wong
    Works on Galaxy S10e. Obviously not fail proof as it's over wifi but the flexibility of using your phone camera easily adds to production value for some fun shots. Would love to have a focus lock feature!!
  • Was working great, started to get choppy Apr 28, 2020

    By Ian S. (musician)
    I was using this to connect my iPhone 11 to OBS on my Mac to record 1080p. I’m also planning to use this to stream. The video recording that came out was nice and smooth for the most part. However, today the video seems to be choppy. I tried using another app called EpocCam to connect to OBS also through NDI and the connection was much more smooth - and there was a lot less latency from what I could monitor on my phone to what OBS was monitoring - it was almost instant. The issue with EpocCam is it was not recording audio. Although I am recording audio separately from video, I use the iPhone audio in order to sync up the video after the recording. I am wondering if this choppiness was introduced because of the most recent update... my internet speeds are well above 200Mbps albeit on WiFi. I can’t really explain why just two days ago the app was working much better than now. Can anyone from NewTek help out? Otherwise the app and functionality are great. I do wish they would add ultra wide support for the iPhone 11 though.
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  • Good App Could Be Better May 12, 2020

    By Hank the Handyman
    We’re using this app via a dedicated local area network with OBS (with the NDI plugin) We connect 3 cameras to the network via lightning to Ethernet adapter. We use OBS with the NDI plugin. Pros: Can control exposure and focus. Can mute the audio if unneeded. Can switch between different output bandwidth. Can use the front facing camera. If using multi cam, a red box around the frame turns green. Can switch between UDP and TCP (network stuff) Cons/Wishlist: No selecting specific frame rate. No selecting specific output resolution (it’s not clear) No selecting different lenses (zoom ultra wide) It would be great to be able to turn down resolution when source isn’t being used to conserve network bandwidth. It would be great when using multicam to turn on flash to show when source is live. This might be a long shot but remote control zoom, focus, exposure would be amazing. I would pay for in app purchases/pro version with these extra features. All around, it’s a pretty capable app, but a little more control would be clutch.
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  • Jan 23, 2021

    By Dominic Findlay
    S20+ 5G Opened the app, accepted permissions, instant crash. Android 10 Works on my S8, but can't see the camera feed on the phone display. Its in OBS as expected. Looks to be a Null pointer exception from looking at the log, causing the instant crash on the S20. Fixed now, but I haven't tried it yet.
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  • Works amazingly Oct 6, 2019

    By Nick Nestor
    From a technical perspective, this app (and the underlying architecture) is amazing. I had a bunch of friends over to play PC games and we did a stream of the whole thing with up to 8 different NDI sources all streaming over the network with remarkably low latency. My ONLY request would be to extend support for older iOS versions. I have a few old devices I’d love to be able to set up as cameras for the next one!
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  • Feb 11, 2021

    By gerald Soria
    With the latest update it works flawlessly on S9+. Add white balance and the ability to choose which back cameras to use and this will be a 5 star app 👍.
  • Jan 16, 2021

    By Δημήτρης Καρέτσος
    You really have bad quality control. So the vesrions until the latest one worked on my Xiaomi Mi10 Pro. Previous version worked on my P40 Pro. Latest version is not working on the Huawei device, just black screen on the phone (cannot start camera error). On the Mi10 Pro, although it works, the frame rate is not 30fps , i guess something like 15-20. On screen and on OBS. On a brand new S21 Ultra it works great (android 11 on the Samsung and the Xiaomi, Android 10 on the Huawei). The problem is that there is no way to go back to the previous version that worked great on both Xiaomi and Huawei. Can you help with that?
    more
  • Had promise but overheats my iPhone 6s Plus Jun 30, 2020

    By dmanglol
    Technically the app is simple and just seems to work. Unfortunately on my 6s I can only go for about 10 minutes before it overheats. I have no case on my phone and it was mounted in a cradle arm so it had good airflow around it. I haven’t tried on my other iPhones because I can’t risk the phone shutting down during a presentation due to overheating.
    more
  • Jan 19, 2021

    By David MacDougall
    UPDATE: The Jan. 14 update seems to have the app working agsin. I never got a response to my feedback but the app is great when it's working. Thanks for fixing it. Worked great for the first few days but has stopped working on my Samsung Galaxy S9+ since a Jan. 4 update. It crashes soon after opening. I've been submitting crash reports since Sunday morning with no response.
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  • Feb 1, 2021

    By Riccardo De Luna
    I tried the app on my devices: In my old Huawei P9Plus works just fine. In my Huawei Mate 20 works only the audio transimission. It says "unable to open back camera" and it only shows a black screen. It says that my phone is supported but i can't get it to work.
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  • Feb 10, 2021

    By Adin Dell
    Works great on my oneplus 5. Wish there were more camera options, white balance, exposure etc. Currently auto is what you are stuck with.
  • Badly needs support for switching between the various iPhone cameras Oct 25, 2020

    By elliottcable
    The app streams very smoothly — as usual, NDI is a fricking great protocol. Unfortunately, *besides* the quality of the actual streaming, everything else is terrible. UI is very basic, basically no features. To be frank, that’s not a huge deal, to me; the point is the streaming, and it does that well. The one really, really serious issue, is that I can’t control which of the three cameras (wide-angle, normal, telephoto) the app uses on my iPad or iPhone. As far as I can tell, you’re stuck on the normal camera, period, until they update with more options.
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  • Not ready for Mac streaming Apr 7, 2020

    By Tunedelicious
    The camera app for iPhone is fine, since it controls the internal camera. But there’s a utility missing from the Mac tools package that is included in Windows: NDI Virtual Input. Without this, you cannot use the camera output in third-party apps like Zoom. So yes, you can stream into your MacBook or other MacOS device, but it’s strictly one way; you can’t output via other apps yet.
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  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Rapturoso
    Not green screen capable! Needs manual controls and is virtually useless without. Can't adjust or lock white balance, exposure, ISO or shutter speed to match between devices. No manual focus pulling. This needs the fundemental option for transmitting raw video (flat, log or native) and for newer devices like the Galaxy S20/S21 to control dynamic range, fps to camera hardware limits, not just locked to 30fps and to send 10/12 bit video for live colour correction, grading and keying.
    more
  • Feb 8, 2021

    By Jose Santiago
    This app is pretty terrible on the Samsung S21 5G. It opens and all you get is a black screen. and that is all it transmits, a black screen. Completely useless. It is not a permissions issue I checked. I also made sure that there were no network issues and other NDI sources were working just fine. I put in for a refund, but the fact that the app does not do what it is supposed to do is apparently not grounds for a refund. They get one star because I could not give them anything less.
    more
  • Feb 27, 2021

    By Janos F
    My first experience with the app was awesome - easy to set up, worked flawlessly. I used it a lot with NDI Plugin in OBS. Then it stopped working. It shows up as a source, but just transmits black video (audio works) - not acceptable for an app costing 20$. Other NDI Sources including the same app on my old phone on the same network work fine. If you fix this, I'll rate 5 stars immediately. If you need more info for debugging, feel free to ask.
    more
  • Mar 13, 2021

    By M Unwin
    Doesn't work. Blank video feed with only audio coming through. Tried with the official ndi windows software. Tested with the obs ndi plugin. The original android software works perfectly. OBS droidcam works perfectly. OBS.ninja works perfectly. Can't get this $20 app to function at all.
    more
  • Poor performance, Not Reliable Jun 23, 2020

    By Usdcarbon
    Poor Performance for a great Idea, I’m tried it with 260 Mbps down and 29 Mbps up, the app has lag and stuttering to the point that it’s not usable at all, I will not recommend to use this to do any streaming too expensive and it doesn’t deliver what they offer. You Better buy “Shoot - camera fees” cheap and reliable as the connection is made through your logging cable, I have use it for 2 iPhones as cameras as the same time and works perfect, you will gain so much screen view without being concern about performance issues, highly recommended.
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