With Meeting Director, all you need to get started is your Mac's built-in webcam and built-in microphone.
You may wish to add additional cameras as well. Meeting Director gives you a combination of up to four (4) cameras. This includes;
- Your Mac’s webcam
- iOS cameras (iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch)*
- Digital cameras**
- Virtual cameras
Plus digital devices via HDMI
- gaming consoles
Minimum Hardware Configuration (Cinamaker Meeting Director)
2018 or newer iMac or MacBook Pro
- Operating system – macOS v10.15.6 Catalina or newer
- RAM – 8 GB of RAM
- Graphics adapter – 2 GB of GPU VRAM
2016 iPhone SE or newer
Recommended Hardware Configuration (Cinamaker Meeting Director)
2020 or newer Mac mini, iMac or MacBook Pro
- Operating system – macOS v11.2.3 Big Sur or newer
- RAM – 16 GB or more
- Graphics adapter – 4 GB of GPU VRAM or more
2019 iPhone 11 or newer
Meeting Director automatically accesses your Mac’s built-in microphone. But you may wish to add additional mics and audio gear. Meeting Director gives you a combination of up to eight (8) audio capture sources.
For capturing audio, you may use;
- Your Mac’s internal microphone
- Up to eight (8) iOS devices (iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch)*
- Digital camera microphones*
- External microphones (handheld, lavs, etc)
- External Audio mixers
Receiving Audio in Meeting Director
Cinamaker requires audio to be transmitted to the Meeting Director App through iOS devices.
Meeting Director accepts up to eight (8) iOS devices for capturing audio. The iOS devices you use as cameras can also be used to capture audio. So if you are using 4 iPhones as cameras, you can add an additional four iPhones but they would only become Audio Capture devices in this example.
To learn more about Audio with Cinamaker see:
- Connecting Microphones and Audio Devices
- Connecting Audio Devices Using USB
- Connecting Audio Devices Using the Headphone Jack
*iOS Devices: Cameras and Audio Capture devices
Cinamaker Capture, our free companion software, is required on each of your iOS capture devices
** Digital Cameras
In addition to iOS cameras, Meeting Director gives you the flexibility of using a variety of digital video cameras, including DSLRs, camcorders, and professional video cameras. Cinamaker is able to accept both video and audio from digital cameras.
To use digital cameras you will require an HDMI encoder or video capture card for each camera.
Please see our website for HDMI encoders. [SPECS REQUIRED]
SEE: Connecting Digital Cameras & HDMI Sources
*NOTE: It is imperative that your digital cameras output CLEAN HDMI. This is important as your image from digital cameras can output to Cinamaker the screen artifacts you see in the viewfinder of the camera. Please refer to your camera's user manual to determine if your camera supports Clean HDMI.