How to Install NDI Tools

Step-by-step Guide

Installing NDI Tools is easy: it requires only a couple of simple actions. In case you are not sure how to do it, follow this step-by-step guide to install and run the most updated collection of NDI Tools as fast as possible. Before you know it, you'll be using NDI to connect your video workflows.


1. Navigate to the NDI Tools page on the NDI website

Just open your preferred web browser and type https://ndi.video/tools/ in your address bar. This will take you to our NDI Tools page, where you can explore and dive into the complete collection of NDI Tools we have to offer.

Make sure you download NDI Tools only through the official NDI website. Other websites might offer NDI Tools downloads, but only the official page will guarantee that you are downloading the most updated release of our tools.

Screenshot from the NDI Tools page.

2. Open the NDI Tools download page to download NDI Tools

By clicking the "Download NDI Tools" button, you'll enter the NDI Tools download page. This includes all the NDI Tools and plugins you need to set up, test, and manage your NDI workflow. On this page, you'll be able to explore a list of all included tools in NDI Tools (both for the Windows and Mac versions) and understand the minimum requirements to install it on your computer.

Screenshot from the NDI Tools download page.

3. Download the right NDI Tools package for your OS

On the top right side of the NDI Tools download page, you'll find a menu with two buttons. Select the one that corresponds to your operating system, and you'll be prompted to save the NDI Tools Installer in a location of your choice.

Screenshot from the NDI Tools download page.

4. Open the NDI Tools Installer and complete the installation steps

The installation steps include reading and agreeing with a Software License Agreement and selecting the location where the tools should be installed. Now, you're ready to install NDI Tools.

Screenshot of NDI Tools Installer (Mac version)

5. Your NDI Tools are installed!

You can now find all the different NDI Tools within your selected folder (by default, they will be installed in the Applications folder). Besides the NDI Tools, you can also open the NDI Launcher, which offers an overview of all the tools, as well as some additional features.

Screenshot of Windows Start Menu and Mac OS Applications folder containing some NDI Tools and the NDI Launcher.

That's it! You've successfully downloaded and installed the free NDI Tools. Now, you can explore and leverage these tools for your multimedia projects and workflows.

If you'd like to learn more about each tool, but also CLI Tools and Plugins, be sure to explore the additional documentation and tutorials by navigating the left menu.

Thank you for connecting with NDI.

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