How to Connect vMix with Microsoft Teams
Written by Paul Richards on February 19, 2021
Connecting Microsoft Teams with vMix opens up some really cool video and audio mixing opportunities for Teams meetings. Microsoft Teams is a great video communication tool tha you can use with additional video production like vMix. vMix is a video production software available for Windows that allows you to mix together a plethora of video and audio sources together. You can connect these two software tools using virtual video and audio cables. In this video and blog post, you can learn how and see why it’s such a powerful communication tool combo.
Connecting vMix to Microsoft Teams for video
Alot of people like to use NDI for connecting vMix and Microsoft Teams together. While this is a great solution, it’s really only necessary if you want to connect video sources over a local area network. If you are using a computer that has a software like OBS or vMix installed, all you really need to do is use a virtual webcam. NDI tends to be a little complicated in comparison to a virtual webcam, so this tutorial focuses on using virtual video and audio options.
Using vMix’s virtual camera option with Teams
You can use vMix’s “External” feature to enable the built in virtual camera feature. Once enabled, anything you have in vMix is able to be brought into Teams using the “vMix Video” webcam feature. All you need to do is click the “External” button in vMix and select “vMix Video” as your webcam inside of Microsoft Teams. Yes, it’s that easy. This is why you might want to stop right here are skip the virtual audio cables portion of this tutorial. For many people, simply connect a virtual webcam from vMix to Microsoft Teams does everything they need. If you would like to enhance your audio, record video and audio together, plus using the live streaming features of vMix with Teams, then continue on to the audio section.
Connecting virtual audio cables with vMix and Microsoft Teams
You can start his process by installing the V-B audio virtual cables. You will need both an A and a B virtual audio cable. You can use the first virtual audio cable to send audio from vMix into Teams, and the second virtual audio cable to receive audio from Teams into vMix. To manage the audio you want to send into Teams from vMix create a virtual audio bus. You can do this in the settings area in the “Audio Settings” tab. Here you can select Virtual Audio Cable A as your audio bus A output. Then in the audio mixer you can select the “A” button for each audio source you would like to send out to Microsoft Teams.
Next, you can receive audio from your Microsoft Teams meeting attendees by using the second Virtual Audio Cable B. This virtual audio cable can be selected as the Speaker output of Teams and used to capture the audio coming from Teams into vMix. In this way, you can select Virtual Audio Cable B as an input inside of vMix. This way you can capture the audio from your Teams meeting participants used for recording video or live streaming.
Connecting vMix with Microsoft Teams is a powerful way to create enhanced video and audio productions inside of your Team’s meetings. You can download our guide for connecting Microsoft Teams to vMix in the form below.
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