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OBS Won't Present NDI Camera as Video Capture Device

  1. I have all my devices on 192.168.0.xxx, the PC is .100 and the camera .159
  2. The PC is running Win10 Home
  3. I can control the single camera (#1)  using the remote. *#4 shows 192.168.0.159 on monitor connected via HDMI
  4. I can ping the camera from the Windows command prompt.
  5. I can control the camera from within OBS using the PTZOptics OBS Plug-in.
  6. I cannot connect the camera to the PC by any other means than IP (perhaps USB, but I haven't tried that ... it has to work via IP.
  7. But, within OBS I cannot choose the PTZ camera as my Video Capture Device ... it's not in the chooser dialog
Is there something I'm missing?
  1. Does PTZ or OBS need more than Win10 Home?
  2. Is there something from NDI that I need to add to OBS?
Thanks

Hello Tim,


First, you would need to install the NDI tools from NewTek in order to use the NDI feed of the camera. 

You would also need to install the OBS NDI plugin for OBS. 


The OBS plugin will add a new source type that will be listed as NDI Source. You would want to add the camera as an NDI source, it will not show up as a Video Capture Device. 

Thanks Colin. I kinda worked out what to do (as you suggest) after my posting. I think I was following older instructions that asked me to copy files into the plug-in directory.  But getting the NDI tools and some packages from Github did the trick. It's all working now. Thanks again.

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