New Orion app turns your iPad into an HDMI display for your console or Mac

Julie Clover

Lux, the developers of the popular camera app Halide, today announced the release of Orion Video System, an app designed to turn the iPad into an external HDMI monitor that can be used with computers, game consoles and cameras. and other devices.

The Orion app requires iOS 17, ‌iPad&zwnj ; with USB-C port and USB-C video capture card. USB-C capture cards can be purchased from sites like Amazon for around $15-$20.

The app can work with any HDMI-enabled device, including Mac, PC, game consoles like Nintendo Switch, retro consoles and cameras. According to the developers, Orion Video System will improve the gaming experience of Nintendo Switch to 4K in real time. When used with a camera, Orion allows you to use an ‌iPad‌ it can be used to check framing, focus, and color when capturing video and photos.

Orion is free to download, and there is a demo mode that allows users to test the application without a capture card. There is an optional one-time upgrade purchase of $5 to unlock AI-powered 4K upscaling, CRT emulation, and picture adjustments.


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