No plugin, no installation, no login. You can even use it to turn your phone into a remote camera. For free.
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We provide consulting and training for OBS Ninja. OBS Ninja is a free system that lets you add remote guests to your audio and podcast productions.
I'm Chris, I'm German. I come from background of professional audio production and photography. My forming years were in the 1980s, a time where the analog and digital worlds began to merge. In 2009, I became an early YouTuber, years before that was even a thing. I have produced video ever since.
I'm the author of the Wide-Angle Photography book and co-author of the Film Photography Handbook. I have taught tech, photography and videography for over 20 years and to thousands of students.
I also host and produce some of the longest-running podcasts going back to early 2005. These include Photography Tips from the Top Floor and Happy Shooting, and also expand into more recent productions like The Future of Photography. Every week I teach photography to an audience of over a million on the US-wide syndicated Tech Guy Radio Show. You could rightfully call me a bit of an audio/video nerd with a knack for making people go "AHA!"
As a response to the 2020 SARS-Cov2 pandemic, I started to add remote (and also live) components to many of my regular podcasts. OBS Ninja has become an indispensable tool to enable remote guest participation on a level that wasn't possible until now. High-quality remote productions that we could only dream of just months ago are now at your fingertips.
After a six-month deep dive, I now speak OBS Ninja fluidly, blindfolded and on Windows and Mac. And I'd love to share this knowledgeable with you.
My goal is to empower you, to up your remote video production game and see you rise right above the crowd of low-quality bad-audio remote video.
I have 15 years of professional IT industry experience and 30 years of general production experience. I have a strong understanding of communications in the context of small to mid-size projects and decades of background in teaching.
You will learn from me how to take your production up several notches by using some of today's most cutting-edge technology.
I will quickly understand your needs and provide you with suggestions on how to realize your project. This includes suggestions for resources, technology and workflow, but my expertise also extends into the creative side of things. I'm a photographer at heart and design and composition are very important to me, both for processes and for the audiovisual side of things.
I will also provide training for any tools and processes that you need to establish throughout your project.
If additional resources are needed, I will tap into my network for you.
Simply said: OBS Ninja is a remote audio and video swiss army knife and nothing else can match it right now.
It's a truly enabling technology.
And it's free. (We can thank Steve Seguin for that)
OBS Ninja enables remote productions without expensive hardware and at a quality level that goes far beyond what today's remote conferencing systems like Zoom or Skype can offer.
OBS Ninja builds on the open WebRTC standard, which, thanks to its point-to-point nature, is very different from the usual suspects and makes low-latency video communication a reality.
And all you need is a web browser.
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OBS Ninja makes it easy to include remote video sources in the OBS video switcher. Thus the name. However, OBS Ninja runs in a browser, so it can also be used with other video switchers, such as vMix. Or without a video switcher at all.
Yes. OBS Ninja combines low latency (important for fluid conversations without stumbling over each other's words) with studio-quality audio where you can record each participant onto a separate audio track (ISO recordings).
Again, you record really good sounding single tracks while OBS Ninja takes care of the complicated n-1 stuff so everybody only gets to hear the others without hearing themselves.
More than 2 participants? Easy. Your next remote 4-person roundtable recording will sound as if everyone is sitting at the same table.
And as a benefit, if you want, you can still see each other during the recording. OBS Ninja is perfect for simple one-on-one recordings up to panel discussions with multiple participants.
No more talking over each other. OBS Ninja lets you include video from remote guests at stunningly low latencies (no more seconds wait time and stumbling over each other's words)
Crisp and sharp video. OBS Ninja lets you receive remote guest video at 1080p quality and at high bitrates
Readable screen shares. Tack sharp remote screen shares at 1080p quality and beyond.
Quality control and flexibility. Independent quality level for video and audio. Video bitrates up to 20mbps, audio up to 512kbps.
Choice of codec. OBS Ninja supports h.264, VP8 and VP9 for video and Opus for audio.
Choice of platform. OBS Ninja runs on Windows and on the Mac.
Studio-quality audio. The Opus codec provides the lowest latency at the highest audio quality.
Privacy. No accounts, no logins. And no logs. OBS Ninja creates point-to-point connections for the data. This keeps latency at a minimum.
Multiple streams from one source. Receive a low-bitrate stream for the control room while simultaneously recording 256 kbps audio.
Director support. The director's control room is your driver's seat. Add guests to scenes, control volumes, transfer to different rooms (green room setups).
ISO recordings. Record isolated individual audio and video tracks for later processing.
Encrypted. Communication and data between OBS Ninja end points is encrypted.
I provide consulting and training. My mission is to empower you to make better audio and video productions. Local and remote. Live and recorded.
OBS Ninja is the brainchild of Steve Seguin in Toronto, Canada. He is an expert in computer vision and has spent considerable time developing deep learning solutions. Steve's current position is Innovation Officer at Stage TEN. OBS Ninja is his passion project. With the Covid-19 pandemic and the renewed interest in remote high-quality video, development on OBS Ninja has received a massive boost.
Steve provides OBS Ninja for free on GitHub where you can find more resources and support the project.
Steve is not directly affiliated with this consulting service, but we keep in close contact.
OBS Ninja is a wonderful tool at a time when it's needed most. To help support future development and cover ongoing infrastructure cost, 10% of the income from this consulting and training work will go straight back into OBS development. If you want to add your own support, you can do so here.