Mastermind the Use of OBSBOT Tail Air on Zoom via NDI Connection
Zoom has become a popular choice for video conferencing, largely adopted by businesses, schools, and organizations for meetings, events, and webinars. Its intuitive interface and reliable video connectivity make it an excellent tool for virtual conferencing. The integration of an AI camera like the OBSBOT Tail Air can enhance the capabilities of Zoom. The Tail Air offers professional 4K video and smart tracking features over NDI. This tutorial will guide you on how to set up the Tail Air as your Zoom webcam using its NDI output.
To connect the Tail Air with Zoom using NDI, you’ll need:
– OBSBOT Tail Air camera (with an activated NDI License Key)
– Obsbot Start App or OBSBOT Center software
– Zoom Rooms for Windows/macOS, at least the global minimum version
– NDI Setup Tools
– USB-C to Ethernet Adapter (necessary for a wired connection)
– Net Switcher or Router (necessary for a wired connection)
– Ethernet Cable (necessary for a wired connection)
Before you begin, make sure the Tail Air and your computer are on the same network, learn how to set OBSBOT Tail Air with a wired NDI connection by watching the tutorial video. Next, ensure that the NDI mode on the Tail Air is activated (you can manage this in the Obsbot Start App and OBSBOT Center software).
Input the NDI signal into the Zoom (Windows)
1. Find the NDI tool on your computer and open it.
2. Find the Webcam launcher in the NDI Tools and launch it.
3. A webcam interface will appear, click the gear icon to select the NDI video source you’d like to output.
4. After selection, your real-time video image will appear.
5. Then, open the Zoom software on your computer, and start or join a meeting.
6. Select the corresponding “NDI Webcam Video”, wait for a few seconds, and the video signal of your Tail Air will successfully reach Zoom via the NDI source.
You’re now ready to enhance your Zoom meetings with the OBSBOT Tail Air and NDI!
1. After installing the NDI tool, open it and locate Virtual Input.
2. In the NDI section, select the device and choose the corresponding camera device.
3. Open the Zoom software and set the NDI Video source as your video input.
4. Wait a few seconds. The video signal from your Tail Air will then successfully reach Zoom via the NDI source on your macOS.
Prepare your Zoom meetings to be enhanced with Tail Air using an NDI connection.
Alternatively, you can use Vmix or OBS Studio. Both offer the NDI video source and allow you to output it via a Virtual Camera video.
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