PhotoPresenter for iOS adds NDI® Playout

Imagine, for example, you are a biologist at a Marine Aquarium. You’re giving a presentation on the animals in your fish tank to your visitors on site and over a live stream on the internet using photos on a big screen to give the audience a closer look. The fish don’t follow a script and you have to pick your photos as the fish swim into sight. We created PhotoPresenter for iOS for just such a use case. You can browse your photo library invisible to the audience, pick the right photo and bring it on to your presentation screen seamlessly. You can use tools such as a spotlight or a pointer to highlight certain features of the fish. In the latest version of PhotoPresenter for iOS, we’ve added NDI® playout so that you can easily display the output not only to your presentation screen but also send it over the (Wifi) network into your live stream production system using mimoLive or other production systems that support NDI® input.

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mimoLive 4.1: NDI® PTZ Control, Better Sources Management, Web Browser Capture Source

mimoLive 4.1 is now available for download. The top new features are:

  • You can now control NDI PTZ Cameras directly in the Multiview. Overlays allow you to directly control pan, tilt and zoom as well as set and recall stored positions.
  • Sources in the Source Repository are now sorted into folders and can be reordered for a better overview.
  • A Web Browser capture source with transparency support makes it easy to bring web content such as game widgets, chat rooms or HTML/JavaScript/CSS based broadcast graphics into your production.
  • If your audio interface supports multiple channels, you can now select which channels are used for playout in the Audio Output destinations.

In addition to that, we've also improved the handling of NDI Sources and fixed a lot of issues.

Important: Facebook comments are currently disabled pending a review from Facebook.

For the full list of new features, enhancements and fixes, please see the release notes.

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HOT FIX: Facebook Comments Disabled

Unfortunately, Facebook recently shut down some of the APIs that mimoLive is using to fetch the comments for a Facebook live stream. This caused problems when streaming to Facebook regardless of whether you were using the Comments feature or not.

To address these problems, we had to temporarily turn off the Comments feature for Facebook live streams beginning with mimoLive 4.0.3.

Currently, the comments feature only works with YouTube comments. We've changed the way mimoLive accesses the Facebook comments and are currently awaiting review by Facebook. We'll release an update to mimoLive as soon as Facebook approves the changed API use. Thank you for your patience.

Live from Switzerland: App Builders 2018

mimoLive is great for recording and streaming of presentations. This example is from App Builders 2018, a conference for mobile app developers hosted by the Swiss Mobile Developer Association. Equipment used by live streaming expert Stefan Völker include a 17" MacBook Pro, Sony cameras, Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorders, Epiphan AV.io HDs, an Elgato Thunderbolt Dock, a Zoom audio recorder and an iPad for running the Remote Control Surface.