Welcome to Nimagna!
We designed the Nimagna app to be as effortless to use as possible. That’s why Nimagna works autonomously, seamlessly integrating you with your content without the need for complicated, hands-on adjustments. With Nimagna, you are freed to move, gesture and speak naturally to connect to your audience without distraction.
Get started with the guide below. If you already setup the app, just watch the 2 minute intro video.
Table of Contents
Setup your camera(s)
For the best possible output use an external USB camera that you place for example on top of your monitor. If you only have an integrated webcam at hand put your laptop on a stand so that the camera is at or above eye level.
You should place your secondary camera at an angle of between 30° and 45° to the main camera, either left or right of your first camera. Use a tripod or a clip to put it at or above eye level. If you want to use your mobile device as a secondary camera, have a look at this FAQ entry. On Mac and with an iPhone it is very simple with Continuity Camera.
Launch the app
When launching the Nimagna app for the first time you will have to register. The onboarding process will automatically guide you through the main steps to setup the Nimagna app. On Mac, the Nimagna app asks for some permissions. Review the requirements and why we need these permissions in this FAQ entry.
Configure your camera(s)
First, you configure your cameras. Select the camera(s) to be used and set their location. Make sure that you are occupying most of the frame in the live video preview to be appropriately scaled within Nimagna and that neither feet nor your head gets cut off. During the show, you can of course move your head, upper body or move around in your room.
You might have to reposition and slightly tilt your cameras to fit into frame of the camera. Have a look at this FAQ entry to learn more about positioning your cameras, especially with full-body framing.
You fill the frame nicely leaving just some padding at the borders.
Make sure that you're filling the frame without clipping head or feet.
Connect to your favorite video tool
Nimagna is compatible with many video meeting and streaming apps, such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Google Hangouts, Hopin, ... As a next step in the onboarding process, we show you how to setup the video output of the Nimagna app in your video meeting or streaming tool.
In short, simply choose Nimagna Camera as your camera input in the device settings of the video tool. No need to change anything on the audio.
After a final dialog in the onboarding process that shows you the most important features of the app, a new show will automatically be opened.
Watch this 2 minute video to see how easy it is to use the Nimagna app.
The rest of the getting started can be used as a reference. Also, you will learn some of our shortcuts.
Add your content, such as a Powerpoint presentation, PDF, image, or video, by clicking on the + button. You can reorder items in the storyboard by dragging and dropping.
Start your show
Now you're doing your first show in Nimagna. Switch to Presenter View by clicking the green button labeled Present on the top right in the Nimagna app.
Join an online meeting with your favorite video meeting or streaming application. Make sure that you didn’t apply any background effects in the meeting or streaming app, such as blurring the background.
During the show...
To advance the slide, just hit the Page-down or Right-arrow key on your keyboard or use a presentation remote. Shot switching, reframing and camera focus will be done automatically by the Nimagna app. Or use your gestures to control the show by enabling gesture control in the Content menu.
To pause the automatic director you can click Shot selection: Automatic at the bottom of the screen. This comes in handy when you're answering questions for example. To restart simply press Shot selection: Paused. The numeric key 0 toggles between the two modes.
To focus on a particular view, click Focus on: Content/Presenter/Both. The numeric keys 1, 2 and 3 are shortcuts for the respective focus shots. With an appropriate presentation remote you can assign those shortcuts to button long-presses.