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KlakNDI

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KlakNDI is a Unity plugin that allows sending/receiving video frames between computers using NDI.

NDI® (Network Device Interface) is a standard developed by NewTek, Inc that enables applications to deliver video streams via a local area network. Please refer to ndi.tv for further information about the technology.

System Requirements

  • Unity 2019.4
  • Windows: D3D11 and D3D12 are supported
  • macOS: Metal required
  • Linux: Vulkan required
  • iOS: Metal required

KlakNDI supports all the standard render pipelines (built-in, URP, and HDRP).

Limitations On Mobile Platforms

At the moment, KlakNDI only supports the sender functionality on iOS. This limitation came from the NDI SDK, so it's not possible to add receiver functionality support.

KlakNDI requires the NDI SDK v4.5 to build to iOS. Please download and install the SDK before compilation.

At the moment, KlakNDI doesn't support Android.

How To Install

The KlakNDI package uses the scoped registry feature to import dependent packages. Please add the following sections to the package manifest file (

Packages/manifest.json
).

To the

scopedRegistries
section:
{
  "name": "Unity NuGet",
  "url": "https://unitynuget-registry.azurewebsites.net",
  "scopes": [ "org.nuget" ]
},
{
  "name": "Keijiro",
  "url": "https://registry.npmjs.com",
  "scopes": [ "jp.keijiro" ]
}

To the

dependencies
section:
"jp.keijiro.klak.ndi": "1.0.12"

After changes, the manifest file should look like below:

{
  "scopedRegistries": [
    {
      "name": "Unity NuGet",
      "url": "https://unitynuget-registry.azurewebsites.net",
      "scopes": [ "org.nuget" ]
    },
    {
      "name": "Keijiro",
      "url": "https://registry.npmjs.com",
      "scopes": [ "jp.keijiro" ]
    }
  ],
  "dependencies": {
    "jp.keijiro.klak.ndi": "1.0.12",
...

NDI Sender Component

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The NDI Sender component (

NdiSender
) sends a video stream from a given video source.

NDI Name - Specify the name of the NDI endpoint.

Enable Alpha - Enable this checkbox to make the stream contain the alpha channel. You can disable it to reduce the bandwidth.

Capture Method - Specify how to capture the video source from the following options.

  • Game View - The sender captures frames from the Game View.
  • Camera - The sender captures frames from a given camera. Note: This option only supports URP and HDRP.
  • Texture - The sender captures frames from a texture asset. You can also use a render texture with this option.

You can attach metadata using

.metadata
property.

NDI Receiver Component

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The NDI Receiver component (

NdiReceiver
) receives a video stream and feeds it to a renderer object or a render texture asset.

NDI Name - Specify the name of the NDI source. You can edit the text field or use the selector to choose a name from currently available NDI sources.

Target Texture - The receiver copies the received frames into this render texture asset.

Target Renderer - The receiver overrides a texture property of the given renderer.

You can extract metadata using

.metadata
property.

Tips for Scripting

You can enumerate currently available NDI sources using the NDI Finder class (

NdiFinder
). See the Source Selector example for usage.

You can instantiate the NDI Sender/Receiver component from a script but have to specify an NDI Resources asset (

NdiResources.asset
) right after the instantiation. See the Sender Benchmark/Receiver Benchmark examples for details.

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