If you are in an environment in which a Static IP is needed or you don't have a DHCP server to assign an IP address, here are steps to set a Static IP. In this article, we used a PC running Windows 7 OS to provide the screenshots so your options may appear slightly different.
Set Static IP in Windows:
1) Install the NDI|HX driver on the Windows 7 PC, which can be found here: NDI|HX Driver
2) Connect the Spark and the PC directly into each other via standard Cat6 networking cable
3) On your Windows 7 PC, click Start, select Control Panel, and then choose Network and Sharing Center.
4) By now, Windows should have identified your network type and probably says it has no internet access. Click the Connection type.
5) Click Properties
6) Select Internet Protocol Version 4, and click Properties
7) Choose the option for "Use the following IP address".
- For the IP address, use anything in the 192.168.100.x range, except for 1, 255, or 168. (for example, we used 192.168.100.20)
- For the Subnet mask use 255.255.255.0
- For the Gateway use 255.255.255.0
If the steps above were successful and you wish to establish a Static IP address on your Spark (to be used with switches without DHCP support), please continue on to the instructions below.
Set Static IP on Connect Spark Pro:
1) Open up a web browser and navigate to http://sparkpro.local/#audio-video
**Note- If your device already had an IP address assigned previously, you would need to access the device on the network that assigned the IP address via Studio Monitor or by navigating to the camera IP address http://XXX.XXX.XX.XXX
2) This will direct you to the admin page for the Spark Pro.
3) When prompted, enter your username and password (by default, it's "admin" for both fields).
4) Navigate to the Administration tab and scroll down to the Network Settings section.
5) Change the Obtain IP address drop-down type to Manual.
6) Set the desired IP address, Gateway and Net Mask for the Spark Pro.
7) Select Apply to save changes.
8) Launch NDI Studio Monitor (it would've been installed along with the drivers back in step 1 of setting the Static IP in Windows)
9) Right click on the background to choose your source. Your Spark will now appear as an NDI source.