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'NDI Studio Monitor' is used to view or display any NDI video sources (including your own smartphone!) accross your network in real time. And it can do much more: PTZ camera control (including presets and focus) and joystick support, display options (flip, Tally indicator..), overlay (Picture-In-Picture), NDI output, recording, etc...even KVM remote control of any workstation running 'NDI Screen Capture'!  



In this article we are going to display the NDI stream of the CM70-NDI on the "NDI Studio Monitor" application.


First, recheck in the web gui of the camera (NETWORK tab > NDI) that the option "NDI Enable" is ticked and preferably the other options too (NDI Control Enable, Tally Light Enable):

NDI Enable : checkmark box turns the NDI®| HX capability ON or OFF

NDI Control Enable : to enable or disable the camera control by NDI

Tally Light Enable : to enable or disable the tally light by NDI (this option will be always shown but only can be ticked or unticked in the case that the camera has an active license -license to unlock the color matrix, tally light and SRT premium features-)

NDI Name : is the name with which the camera presents itself to other NDI®| HX hardware or software on the local Network (LAN). This is useful for easy camera recognition

NDI Group : sometimes you want to limit visibility of NDI camera to specific systems. Or may need access to NDI cameras from another subnet. The NDI Access Manager lets you assign sources to groups, and choose which of these various systems receive. This setting sets up to which group this camera must belong.



If not done already, you will need first to download the "NDI® Tools" package (for Windows or Mac) from https://ndi.tv/tools and install it:


Once installed, execute it and from the main window "NDI Launcher" choose the "NDI Studio Monitor" application:


It should open that monitor below where a QR code and web address are given if you wish to control your Studio monitor from a web browser on your smartphone or tablet (as shown at the end of the article*)!


From the Menu icon on the top left corner, you have access to all the NDI sources on your network but also to some Settings (Audio, Video, Overlay, Ouput). Within the list pick the NDI source that you want to display (here we have only our NDI camera named "Avonic-82342"):


Now, you have your NDI camera output! (with possible PTZ, Presets and Manual/Auto Focus functions.. even recording or direct access to the camera web GUI!)



* If you scan the QR code given on Studio Monitor, or open the given IP address on a web browser, you can control Studio Monitor from your smartphone or tablet (if connected to the same network) which can be very handy especially if you have several Studio Monitors on your network:


** Introduction about NDI: NDI - Network Device Interface

And much more NDI articles on our Knowledge Base!