NewTek is giving away the NDI HX Camera App today. The app turns your phone into a webcam that can be used in Windows or OSX (or in image mixing systems). It normally costs € 20 so it's a pretty cool deal. If you have a desktop computer using an old phone, the NDI Virtual Input application can have a webcam that works with Skype, Teams or Zoom. It is enough for the phone and the computer to be on the same wifi network. My old LG G4 gives a 2K image at the output of the front camera. In the back it gives 4k, but it is so convenient for me to frame with front camera and it's still more than HD! If you have a lame webcam in your laptop, the phone will probably be better. You can put it in a different angle, presenting your better self. If you look for decent USB cameras in stores, it will turn out that 4k costs several dozen euros. So get this one, go in and download the NDI HX Camera from the Google Store. Download free NDI Tools from ndi.tv and rawhide!
I like to have my own set designs. There is nothing like your own, well-thought-out design of titles, picture in picture, screen divisions, crossovers. Well ... everything that differs random production from professional production. Among the various projects, one turned out to be extremely good for me. Half of my competitors and fellow streamers used these titles in their productions ... because they are cool and universal. Now I am posting this project to everyone in 4k resolution. I used two typefaces - Armata (a wonderful sans-serif typeface) for the title and Jetbrains Mono - a monospace typeface for the date stamp. Armata is part of the Google web font collection, JB Mono is a free font distributed by Jetbrains.
There are four different types of horizontal text alignment. To the right, to the left, centered and justified. A side alignment, which is ubiquitous on the web, is inconceivable in print. In printing, most of the pages consist of a margin-to-margin format. This way of organizing the text is called justification. Until recently, using justified text on a website was virtually impossible. Web browsers had problems with hyphenation, with justification to a given format, with multiple lines of text. With the advent of HTML 5 and the modernization of browsers, things changed. Today, mobile browsers can justify text, and some break text into syllables and move parts of a word correctly to a new line. The possibility of conditional execution of cascade styles allows eliminating the multi-collumn composition on small screens.
I have written some programs that send an animations in NDI format. Several versions of the studio clock and ticker. The clock reads data from a calendar shared on the web and displays rundown based on this data. Ticker reads any RSS feed and displays it as a scrolling ticker bar. The tools are written in Python. The installer is beyond my will to do free work. However, I wrote instructions on how to compile the ndi-python library and how to install additional Python libraries necessary to run my programs. Enjoy.
In 2010, I had the opportunity to take panoramic photos of the ruins of the oldest power plant in Łódź. EC1. The power plant looked like a Chernobyl back then. Today it is restored and you will not see these stains and peeling paint anymore. This is a virtual tour around something not existing anymore. There are about 30 panoramas linked together.
NDI Clock connected to Google calendar rendering transparent output from calendar rundown. I gave up building install as it grows crazy including all my libs into cython distro. I decided to go GitHub way. There is so lib of NDI SDK compiled for macOS Python3. If you want to run this program on Windows, you need to compile NDI SDK fork for python by yourself. I had no time to do it yet.
The SDI Remote for Black Magic is the missing control panel for your camera.
With the SDI Remote you can control up to 40 different camera settings, including zoom, focus, aperture, and 24 color correction settings, such as color lift, gamma, gain, offset (in all four channels), as well as contrast (pivot and adjustment), color hue and saturation. With the SDI Remote your camera becomes the most versatile tool on the market. Today the remote works as follow focus, follow aperture, and follow zoom (this feature requires power-zoom lenses). In the next iteration the SDI Remote will also include time lapse functionality (changing parameters in preprogrammed time period).