If you've ever wanted to use your iPhone camera as a video & audio input to stream using OBS Studio, we've got you covered. We've tried all the apps that let you do it over WiFi, but they're not fast enough, so we also allow you to use a wired USB connection.
Your iPhone/iPad camera's are good, really good. In fact, there’s no comparison between the highly recommended streaming webcam, the Logitech C922 HD Pro and the iPhone 6 Camera.
If you don't have a separate mic for your streaming setup, you can now use the microphone on your iOS device to stream audio & video.
Stream a selfie with the front camera support. Switch anytime during the stream with the familiar camera switch button.
TAP TO FOCUS, PINCH TO ZOOM
Controls just like you're used to from the Camera app.
Stream video over a wired USB connection. This avoids the issue of delay over wifi, as many other solutions suffer from. This is just as fast as a USB webcam!
USB & WIFI
Choose the connection type. If you want low latency, use USB, if you'd like portability then use WiFi. WiFi is done using the NewTek™ NDI® protocol, so you can use Camera for OBS Studio with any NewTek™ NDI® compatible receiver.
If you're lucky enough to own multiple iOS devices, use them together and produce a multi-camera stream.
MAC AND PC
Supports OBS Studio running on macOS and Windows.
You will need to install the OBS Studio iOS Camera Plugin from our website, or use an NDI compatible receiver to use this app.
- Fix rotation issue on iPad. The app is now locked to portrait as was intended.
Ratings and Reviews
Finally! Somebody did it. We can finally use the iPhone as a webcam via cable for PC! I rather support and continue using this app than some weird unknown software that only works over the WiFi to be able to use my iPhones or the spare older iPhones that you have lying around as a webcam.
This app from what I can gather is fairly new and it obviously needs some work but it does what it says it does. Yes, they are some really low reviews and some sound like they’re children but like I said this apps is going through the process of becoming something great so... Give it time, support, and help by writing to the developer any bugs you come across and he will most likely address it faster with updates!
Thanks Señor G!
Been playing with this program and when you get it working it works, sorta. First issue is exotic resolutions. When selecting one it does not work correctly and looks to just magnify the image rather than create the proper resolution chosen. That’s ding one. Ding two is when you disconnect and the computer goes to sleep you loose the ability to restart just by plugging your usb back in. I am running the most current software on my MacBook Pro. My Sony camera works great with the Blackmagic ultra studio mini recorder. So for now it’s a broken bit of software to allow the iPhone to be used reliably for live video streaming. Ding one I can live with, not so with ding two.
Thanks for the review. The resolutions that are available are from iOS and output depends on the device you're using. This can effect the way that certain resolutions look which may explain the appearance of zooming in. I will take your feedback about the issue with plugging the device back in and have a look at if there is a way around this. Thanks again, Will.
I see other reviews of people who can’t get this to work, but it does. I was a little confused at first because it does take several steps to set this up:
1. Buy the app
2. Have iTunes installed and used at least once.
3. Install OBS
4. Get the OBS iOS camera source plugin from the app website and install with OBS closed
5. Plug in your iOS camera and launch OBS (your app will say “USB: Waiting for connection” until the last step)
6. Add “iOS Camera” (not to be confused with video capture device)
7. Open settings for iOS camera in OBS and choose your device
8. Choose Refresh Devices/Reconnect to Device
On a side note, the live feed doesn’t seem to work well with anything past 1080p, but neither do the $200 webcams you would have to buy instead.
Keep working on the app it’s great, thanks!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.