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How to Bring HDMI or SDI Sources
into Zoom™, Teams® and Other
Conferencing Software
W

ith sports and entertainment
events significantly reduced
over the past year, many live
event producers have expanded
their offerings to include virtual
conferences in other markets such
as corporate video. These activities
often use platforms such as Zoom™
and Microsoft Teams® rather than the
video production tools such users are
accustomed to.
However, the same hardware tools
that let producers bring high-quality
HDMI or SDI video sources into
Wirecast, vMix and other production
software can also do the same for webbased conferencing.
This tutorial walks through bringing
a signal from a video camera into
Zoom™ using a Magewell USB Capture
or USB Capture Plus external video
capture device. The workflow for
bringing video sources into other

software applications is similar.
This tutorial assumes that you have
already installed the web conferencing
software on your computer and
created an account for it.
1.	 Connect the Magewell device to
your computer with the included USB
3.0 cable. The devices are plug-andplay, so no manual driver installation
is required; your computer should
automatically recognize it.
2.	
Connect
your
video
camera to the Magewell device
with an HDMI or SDI cable.
Once the camera is turned
on, the Magewell device will
automatically
detect
the
resolution and frame rate of
the signal being provided by
the camera. If you are using a
USB Capture Plus model, you
can also connect a display to
its loop-through connection.

3.	 Run the Zoom software and log
in to your account. Open the Settings
panel (accessible through your account
icon) and click Video in the left menu.
The Magewell device will be detected
automatically by the software. Choose
it from the Camera drop-down list,
and you will see a preview of the video
from your camera. Ensure that the
Enable HD option is turned on.

4.	 On the Audio settings page, you
can choose your desired speakers and
microphone. If you want to use audio
from your HDMI or SDI source rather
than a separate microphone, select the
Magewell device in the Microphone
pull-down menu.
5.	 Return to the Zoom home page
to start a new meeting or join an
existing one. When you start or join the
meeting, the audio/video confirmation
window will appear so you can verify
you have selected the correct sources.
Click 'Join with Computer Audio' when
you are ready.
6.	If you are using multiple video
sources (for example, your
computer's webcam for
one camera angle and the
Magewell capture device for
a second camera angle or
wired screen share), you can
easily switch between them
during the conference. Click
the up-pointing arrow next to
the 'Stop Video' icon at the
bottom of the Zoom screen
and choose the new source
you wish to make live.


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