Video Pencil

Draw on anything on your iPad.

Camera • Photos • Videos • NDI Feeds

Already using Video Pencil? Check out the User Manual and YouTube Channel

  • Stand out on Zoom & Teams by drawing on your webcam
  • Enhance remote and classroom teaching by sketching diagrams
  • Annotate any video from your library

Draw on your webcam

Live stream or bring your virtual camera into Zoom and Teams using Video Pencil Camera or Ecamm Live, mimoLive or OBS. Video: The easy way to get started

Video: The best way to use Video Pencil

For two months free Ecamm Live Pro use the code videopencil or try mimoLive.

In the classroom

With an iPad and an Apple TV you can show your students exactly what you're doing, close-up.

Video: Using Video Pencil with an Apple TV

Live Titles

When you're in full flow, there's no need to stop and slowly write text.

Just draw a line, say what you want it to say, hold for a moment, and your text appears.

The text will automatically fit the length of your line, so you can go as small or big as you like.

Using Live Titles in Video Pencil

Made for  Pencil

Video Pencil was designed from the ground up to work seamlessly with  Pencil.

You'll get all the tilt and pressure-sensitive lines, responsiveness and precision you expect.

A quick tour of Video Pencil's toolbar

Take people through a video

Load any video from your library, play or pause and scrub to the perfect moment.

Then just start drawing.

▶️ How to load videos ▶️ Advanced media handling features

Video Pencil Camera

Video Pencil Camera is a virtual camera for macOS that works with Video Pencil and Beat Sheet.

This is the easiest way to draw on your Zoom, Teams and even FaceTime calls.

Learn more about Video Pencil Camera

Connect with Anything

You can connect Video Pencil over HDMI to any Mac, PC or video hardware.

Connect with AirPlay to any Mac, PC or Apple TV.

You can connect directly over USB to any Mac.

And Video Pencil can send and receive NDI feeds. This means you can connect it to any number of professional and consumer video hardware and software devices.

▶️ How to connect to OBS or Ecamm Live

▶️ How to connect to mimoLive

Decide how to connect

Video Pencil is so versatile you might not immediately see the best way to use it.

Here is a table to help you choose. For more information, click through to the User Guide where you can learn more.

Learn how to connect

Battery and performance

Video Pencil uses Metal throughout to get the most out of your iPad's GPU for the best possible performance.

Built In Public

Video Pencil and everything else here on Squares TV is the work of a single developer, working in public.

You can influence the public roadmap by joining the Squares TV Discord.

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Medical Teaching

Watch eye surgeon Jim Innes use Video Pencil with a magnetic table system for teaching.

Video Pencil for Medical Teaching

Learn more

Testimonials, Reviews & Demos

"Video Pencil, an innovative app for the iPad, enables you to annotate directly onto your screen during live streams and online meetings. Be it crucial notes or interactive doodles, your audience will see your on-screen markings as if they were overlaid on your camera feed, creating an immersive and engaging presentation experience." - Take One Tech... with Alec

"One of my channel members suggested this app called Video Pencil which I had never heard of so I decided to try it live on stream and see what it could do. After the stream I was so excited that I had to come and make this video" - Aaron Parecki

"Video Pencil has fundamentally changed the way I teach, lead, present and interact with my audience in Zoom. Being able to see my program output in Video Pencil on my iPad and then telestrate right on the screen is HUGE! Kudos to Michael for developing an indispensable tool to enhance my workflow." - David Paskin (Torah Tech Guy)

“I have one word for the Video Pencil app: brilliant! I used Video Pencil with Ecamm and I loved what I could do. So easy to use. I could actually see where I was drawing on the screen. I did a session for grades 1 and 2 students about how shapes can be the building blocks for faces and they were over the moon with the demonstration. My favourite moment was hearing the question “how did you do that?” Thanks, Video Pencil for helping me level up my virtual presentations." – Marty Chan (Author, Playwright)

"Have Telestrator, Will Travel I can’t tell you how much fun I’ve had with this app and using it to diagram out sports plays, put online courses together with a more “human” touch, and go all-out telestrator mode live via Ecamm. This app is one of the best values out there and the customer service and response time is fantastic. Highly recommend for all educators and sports fans." - BeGroovee - App Store Review

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