Automatic detection of your built-in camera:
For the vast majority of users, the Studio app will automatically detect the camera you’re using with your Windows machine. It will also automatically acquire the video that comes out of that camera. Conventionally, that will be the camera that comes built-in with your PC.
We recommend sticking to your built-in camera. See why in this post about what camera to choose.
What to do if the Studio app can’t find the camera / video stream:
Here’s what you do if the Studio app can’t find a video feed automatically:
- Physically disconnect (i.e., unplug) all cameras (except a built-in camera, which can’t be disconnected physically)
- Shut down any other software app that may want or require access to your camera: OBS, Slack, Zoom, Discord –
- Physically disconnect (i.e., unplug) devices that may access your camera, e.g., VR headsets (such as the HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, etc.).
Once you’ve done that:
- restart your PC
- connect only the camera you want to use
- fire up the Studio app
You may have to use the Windows 10 control panels and settings to find your device and make it work.
If you’d like to bypass the webcam for use in Studio:
- To choose another camera to stream into Studio, you will need to download NDI Tools.
- Within NDI Tools, select the Virtual Input feature, which serves to convert your preferred camera feed into an NDI Stream.
- Once you converted your camera feed into an NDI Stream, the Virtual Input will now display the NDI Stream as the standard video source in Windows 10.