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JohnnyBG  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:37:56 PM(UTC)
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We recently added an inexpensive camera (Sony Handycam) to our setup. The camera works well, but our guest speakers have requested
that we have a way to let them know which camera is live. I know that vMix supports the tally function, but the hardware is confusing to me.
What inexpensive ways are there that we can add some tally lights to our cameras and also be compatible with vMix?
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:58:06 PM(UTC)
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We recently added an inexpensive camera (Sony Handycam) to our setup. The camera works well, but our guest speakers have requested
that we have a way to let them know which camera is live. I know that vMix supports the tally function, but the hardware is confusing to me.
What inexpensive ways are there that we can add some tally lights to our cameras and also be compatible with vMix?


a few phones if you are in a hurry
elvis55  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:37:10 AM(UTC)
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#4 Posted : Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:22:49 AM(UTC)
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I put old phones connected to vmix web controller on top of cameras.
JohnnyBG  
#5 Posted : Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:52:05 PM(UTC)
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I have two computers (in different locations) and I tried Tally Light Pro and Unofficial vMix Tally. They both work on the first computer. A really neat idea.
However, on the second machine, where they will be used, they will not connect. I assume I have a URL/network issue, but don't have a clue about how to troubleshoot the issue.
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#6 Posted : Friday, August 28, 2020 2:12:10 AM(UTC)
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You can also test it with Tally for vMix.
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#7 Posted : Friday, August 28, 2020 5:00:13 PM(UTC)
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For many reasons, I don't like Tally over wifi. If you want a diy cabled tally light system, this could be a solution.
daniel514  
#8 Posted : Monday, August 31, 2020 4:01:54 AM(UTC)
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https://github.com/guido...vMix-M5Stick-Tally-Light

Cool project works well!

got the sticks at Digi-Key! cheap and fast! Almost easy!
JohnnyBG  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:03:59 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for all the replies. I was able to get "Unofficial vMix Tally" and "Tally Light Pro" to work on two vMix computers. I was never able to get "Tally for vMix" to work - it would not connect to the network. There were a few other comments about that on the Google play store (IP address is wrong, or cannot connect, etc).
Regardless, it looks like "Unofficial vMix Tally" is exactly what I need. I have two old cell phones, one for each camera that we can mount near the cameras. When you make each camera active in vMix, it shows red on the cell phone screen.
Capybara  
#10 Posted : Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:46:41 AM(UTC)
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We just purchased eight MetaSETZ Tally Lights and the controller. Worked really, really well on a five camera shoot with a lot of quick camera changes for talent, they nailed them and loved the Tally lights.

https://www.metasetz.com...tally-lights/vmix-tally/
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