Phone cameras have come a long way over the years, and you may find yourself wanting to use your iPhone's camera as an additional camera source in your Ecamm Live broadcasts.
Here are four easy ways to do this, each with their own advantages (and disadvantages.) Wireless camera solutions typically require a dedicated 5 Ghz Wifi network for a smooth high-quality video stream. However they are easier to set up than a wired solution, and can also offer audio if needed.
Wireless Using NDICam
This is perhaps the simplest way to use your iPhone or iPad as a camera source. NDICam is an iOS app available on the iOS App Store ($9.99 USD). This app instantly turns your iOS device into a wireless camera and microphone. As long as it's on the same wireless network, Ecamm Live will detect it and add it to your camera switcher.
Wireless Using NDI®|HX Camera
Another NDI camera solution, NDI®|HX Camera is a free download on the iOS App Store, and made by Newtek, the creator of the NDI standard. Similar to NDICam, the app instantly turns your iOS device into a wireless camera and microphone. As long as its on the same wireless network, Ecamm Live will detect it and add it to your camera switcher.
Wired or Wireless Using EpocCam
Kinoni's EpocCam app is the most flexible way to connect an iPhone or iPad camera, as it 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. Only the NDI method supports audio. See the guide linked below for set-up details.
Wired Using the Shoot App
And finally, it's possible to use your iPhone or iPad as a camera simply by sharing the device's screen while it's displaying an image from the camera. To do this, connect the iPhone or iPad to your Mac using the USB cable, and you'll see the device's screen show up as a camera source in Ecamm Live. Then, use an app such as Shoot - Clean Camera Feed ($2.99 USD) to put the device's camera on screen. See the guide linked below for set-up details.