External Inputs Layer

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NDI and Spout video can be routed through the stack using the External Input Layer. Any NDI source on your network will appear in the ID list along with any Spout source on your machine.

Use the “reload list” button if you do not see your newly added source ID in the list. NDI is good for sending video across a network. Even cell phones can send video from their built-in cameras using an NDI app. Although great for wifi networks and long distance runs, NDI can introduce some latency.

Spout sources, on the other hand, have almost no latency but the applications providing the spout data must be running on the same machine as vidjam. This is how you can mix outputs from apps like Resolume, GrandVJ and VDMX into vidjam with the click of a button.

If you want to route Vidjam TO those apps instead, you may enable NDI in preferences or simply select Vidjam as the Spout source in any other spout-enabled application. In other words, Vidjam is always sending a spout feed.