DeskCamera is a virtual ONVIF IP camera that streams a PC screen and webcam into video surveillance systems via the ONVIF and RTSP protocol. A workstation on which DeskCamera has been installed acts like an IP camera and can streams the PC screen and webcam to any VMS/NVR systems

DeskCamera is a software-only solution which aims to replace expensive hardware approaches used to monitor PC screen activities. No hardware encoders or physical IP cameras are required. DeskCamera can stream the PC screen and webcam like that is an ONVIF camera.

Using ONVIF standard means that DeskCamera is compatible with many Video Management Systems (VMS) or Network Video Recorders (NVR). It can be easily integrated into existing CCTV setups and used side by side with other IP cameras.

The software can perform in cash terminals, banks, supermarkets, exam/certification centers, SCADA terminals, and any industry that uses a Windows PC as a point of service or information.


DeskCamera captures a PC screen and webcam and streams it as a ONVIF live stream to VMS

Key features

  • Software-only solution. Acts like a virtual ONVIF IP camera and runs in background
  • Includes PC workstations surveillance into existing CCTV infrastructure in just a few clicks
  • Simultaneous streaming of one, two or more PC screens and webcams to VMS/NVR systems
  • Allows to convert external HTTP and RTSP streams to ONVIF
  • Creates dedicated RTSP stream for every media, including user defined “Screen area” and “Picture in Picture” medias
  • Motion events, Audio, 4K resolution, up to 60 FPS streams
  • High performance, GPU accelerated encoding, consumes few PC resources
  • Technology partnership with leading VMS manufacturers
Camera features
Camera protocolONVIF , Profile S ready *
Streaming protocolRTSP/RTP
Auto discovery over the network
Multiple channels mode
Multiple cameras mode
Manage streaming parameters in NVR/VMS
ONVIF motion eventsby mouse or keyboard activity or API call
StreamsMainStream, SubStream, SubStreamJpeg, VMS/NVR defined
RTSP authenticationDigest and Basic
ONVIF authenticationWS-UsernameToken
Stream PC desktops (1, 2 or more desktops)
Stream webcams (1, 2 or more webcams)
Stream user-defined Screen areas
Combine video sources to Picture in Picture or Wall medias
Stream audio (Microphone or System Sounds) along with video
Audio-only (no video) streams
Convert 3th party HTTP H264/MJPEG stream to ONVIF
Convert 3th party RTSP H264/MJPEG stream to ONVIF
Maximum number of medias (desktops + webcams + external streams)20
Encoder capabilities
ResolutionDefault: 640*480 - 1920*1080 . Higher resolutions are automatically scaled down to FullHD
After config file change: 640*480 - 4096*2160 (4K)
FPS3 - 60 fps
Bitrate limit512 - 10240 Kbps
RotationAuto, None, R90, L90, FlipH, FlipV
EncodingH264, Hardware accelerated H264, Hardware accelerated H265, MJPEG
AudioG711 u-law and AAC
Video overlay
Cursor overlay
Timestamp overlay
Custom text overlay
Hardware accelerated encoding
OSWindows 8 or newer
DeskCamera supports Intel QSV IntelCPU with Intel QSV (I3, I5, I7)
DeskCamera supports Nvidia NVENC NvidiaGPU with NVENC
DeskCamera supports AMD VCE AMDGPU with VCE
Application features
Offline installation
Remote deployment
Autostart with Windows
Hidden mode
Protect by password
Prevent Windows entering idle state
Run in background
Maintain streaming from a Terminal PC when RDP session get disconnected
Manage streaming parameters in the application
Convert external streams to ONVIFHTTP and RTSP
Runtime indication of the connected VMS/NVR clients
Test / Preview media sources

For more details please visit HelpDesk portal

* – DeskCamera supports most of the ONVIF Profile S functionality, only configuring network and setting users are not supported