New Microsoft Teams feature: NDI Support #WhatILearnedToday

Today will be a short post about a new Microsoft Teams feature. As you know Microsoft is heavily developing in the Teams space, some new features will be used by a lot of people (think Large Gallery or Pop-Out Windows) while others will only be used in special occasions.

NDI-Support is a feature of the latter category.

Used mostly by video professionals, it will allow to use incoming video-streams of a teams call to be used as a source in streaming software like OBS.  (OBS is an open source solution that is used by many streamers because it´s relatively easy to use and free.)

With the combination of Teams, NDI and a tool like OBS, it is possible to create a canvas or a background in which you can position incoming video streams for community events or company webcasts etc.

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As I did not have time to try it yet, I really recommend reading this blog post which is picture heavy and explains the feature very well.

If you combine this with a virtual NDI input, you can even use this method in Teams meetings instead of live events. I´ll write a blogpost detailing the whole setup in the future. For now, read this blog post for details.


If you are interested to see it in action, I encourage you to register for the next Workplace Ninjas Usergroup Munich meetup on September 24th., where I will use the new Teams NDI support feature in the sessions with our great speakers Donna Ryan and Ben Reader. You can for free here.



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