OBS-NDI on Linux – Useful or Over-Hyped?

OBS-NDI on Linux – Useful or Over-Hyped?

NewTek has made their SDK for NDI freely available and we are starting to see a range of software and hardware being produced that support this relatively new video over IP protocol.

With the OBS-NDI plugin now available across Windows, Mac and Linux, I thought I’d put it through it’s paces to see what it offers.

In brief, it works fine for transmitting video, but there is some lagginess. When using mobile phones apps in an attempt to create an NDI webcam the protocol was also impressive, although I couldn’t see a way to record the audio output over NDI on OBS – It’s quite likely that I’ve just missed a setting somewhere though.

I get the…

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