NDI® Makes Revolutionary Technology Available Free to All
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
02 April 2020
— Transform your iPhone into a 4K webcam for remote presenting, live streaming and gaming —
Bergen, Norway and San Antonio, Texas—2nd April 2020—Keeping in touch with friends, family and workmates remotely just got a whole lot better with specialized video software from NDI®, part of the Vizrt Group. With many countries in lockdown, never has demand for live video streaming been higher. However, this requires certain essential tools, one being a high-quality webcam.
Now, in a move that typifies the ‘we’re all in this together, and we will beat this virus’ mindset, NDI has today announced that it will immediately make available its new NDI®|HX Capture for iOS and its existing NDI®|HX Camera for iOS applications free of charge for the next 60 days. Both apps are available for download from the Apple iOS App Store and normally retail at $10 and $20 respectively.
A High-Quality Webcam in Your Pocket: NDI®|HX Camera
For professionals working from home, NDI®|HX Camera turns an iPhone into a 4K, high quality camera system – ideal for taking part in conference calls and presenting remotely into a webinar. For everybody else, the app turns their iPhones into webcams that will work with popular applications like MS Teams, Skype, Zoom and many more. With quality webcams in extremely short supply right now, this app will allow everybody with an iPhone to take part in the ‘new normal’ of remote working and look good while doing it. To activate the NDI®|HX Camera app, please follow the instructions in this video tutorial.
“In the short term, we can’t socialize with friends and colleagues in the office or in our favorite restaurants, but with our software-defined visual storytelling tools, we can maintain face time and help each other through the challenges that life is currently throwing our way,” commented Michael Hallén, CEO of the Vizrt Group. “By making NDI®|HX Camera available to all iPhone users, we are greatly improving the flexibility and quality of video meetings, enhancing the ability of anyone to work more efficiently while working remotely during these trying times. Our app makes that simpler by using the high-quality camera many people already have in their pocket.
Broadcast Content From Your Phone: NDI®|HX Capture
In addition, NDI are also making NDI®|HX Capture, a brand-new addition to their software-based, real time content creation tools, available for free for the same period. NDI®|HX Capture enables anyone
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