Kinoni's EpocCam app is one of four ways to use your iOS device's camera in Ecamm Live. The app provides three different options: Choose to connect either wired via the phone's USB cable, or wirelessly either via NDI or via Kinoni's own Mac wireless drivers.
To set it up:
- On your iOS device, install EpocCam (free) or EpocCam HD ($7.99) from the iOS App Store. (EpocCam HD offer higher resolution and some other nice features.)
- Install both the drivers for macOS 10.12 and later and EpocCam Viewer Pro for Mac OS on the Mac. Both downloads are at the bottom of the page here.
- Run the app on the phone, and run the EpocCam Viewer Pro app on the Mac. You will see the camera's video coming through after a few seconds.
- In Ecamm Live, you will now see it offered as a camera source in the Camera menu and live camera switcher.
Wi-Fi vs. USB vs. NDI
If you tap the gear button in the EpocCam app, you'll see three options for connecting, Wi-Fi, USB, and NDI:
- Wi-Fi: This will use the Kinoni driver software that you installed in the steps above to connect the phone to the Mac using your WiFi network. It does not include audio. You may find it to be a more stable connection than the NDI option.
- USB: This will use the Kinoni driver software that you installed in the steps above to connect the phone to the Mac using a USB cable.
- NDI: This will use the Newtek NDI protocol to connect the phone to the Mac using your Wifi network. It does not require any Mac driver installation and includes audio. However it may require more Wi-Fi bandwidth than the Wi-Fi option above.
Note About Using USB
When you connect your iOS device to your Mac via USB cable, Ecamm Live will always automatic provide the device's screen as a camera source. This will be displayed alongside the EpocCam camera feed in the camera switcher. Ensure that you've picked the EpocCam source rather than the screen source (The screen source will include the EpocCam buttons controls.)
Note About Using Wireless
Wireless options typically require a dedicated 5 Ghz Wifi network for a smooth high-quality video stream. Use the Video bitrate per pixel adjustment buttons to adjust based on available Wi-Fi bandwidth.
If EpocCam isn't connecting, ensure that you have the latest Kinoni drivers installed, and that the phone and Mac are on the same Wifi network. If you've just installed the drivers, try restarting the Mac.
If additional troubleshooting is required, visit Kinoni's Mac support page.