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HWL1223  
#1 Posted : Friday, August 2, 2019 12:25:27 AM(UTC)
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I have a client that wants to submit Q&A text from THEIR computer after monitoring emails during a stream. That is, they cull the incoming questions in real time on their device, and deliver them to me as I stream to overlay on cue. I guess its similar in appearance to the vMix social concept.
I'm trying to make it as simple as possible, obviously, as my hands and keyboard will be busy. I dont want anyone on my vMix PC during an event. Some broadcast console systems have a graphics module, for example, but after reviewing this, a second operator seems to be just file-sharing a graphics file.
Network files or NDI come to mind but I havent wrapped my head around this yet. Anyone have a method to do this?
Thank you, Hank Lam

thinking...maybe its best to create a video out of the other PC (running a graphics prog.) and use it as an input to vMix, and then key it....

Also, if I pull it in from another PC via NDI, is there a way to freeze it (the input image) on my system (in case they redraw their app)?
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#2 Posted : Friday, August 2, 2019 3:41:03 AM(UTC)
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Just give them access to the Vmix web Interface and they can enter text directly into vmix titles
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#3 Posted : Friday, August 2, 2019 3:57:21 AM(UTC)
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excellent
thats what I get for overthinking!
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#4 Posted : Friday, August 2, 2019 4:06:09 AM(UTC)
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Or if you don’t want to give them direct access and you want them off your network just use a google sheet as a data source and have them enter the question in there
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#5 Posted : Friday, August 2, 2019 6:24:21 AM(UTC)
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I would go for the external Datasheet, like google.

I made a small, very simple, client for the same thing. on a shareholders' meeting people could send questions via SMS-Text.
Only 5 fields, but the client can fire the title onair himself.
single exe file, runs only on windows, uses a template from vmix (Social 2- Deets Blue.gtzip) as example after first startup.

-you have to load the template yourself in VMIX
-you have to enter the templatename exactly as written with extension (also respect upper/lowercase)
-you have to enter the textfields from the template exactly as written with extension (also respect upper/lowercase)

Download here:
remoteQA
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#6 Posted : Saturday, August 3, 2019 8:54:04 AM(UTC)
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Cool Peter. I will play with it! Thanks
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#7 Posted : Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:35:53 AM(UTC)
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Fantastic Peter.
a few questions --
1. the IP address to the vMix machine - set to port 8088 only?
2. the Onair button - triggers Overlay 1 only?
3. there are only 3 (assignable) fields to use (which is fine!)?
4. Could you clarify what the Save (IP &) Text does? It doesnt create an XAML list on vMix, so can customer info be saved?.
5. Whats the Inputs info at bottom right mean? Mine says 8 right now.

Again thanks very much,
Hank
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#8 Posted : Sunday, August 4, 2019 5:15:33 AM(UTC)
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That's sweet Peter

@HWL1223: GUI currently presented by Peter

1.yes
2.yes
3.yes
4.Like the button says Ip and all text fields, retrieved when restarting the app (in a xml file )
5. the number of loaded inputs in your running vMix

(sorry Peter)
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#9 Posted : Sunday, August 4, 2019 6:15:46 AM(UTC)
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thanks doggy.

Then here's my cheat-sheet:


Remote Text Overlay Instructions

Using the vMix Web URL:

On vMix:
Enable the Web Controller, and set the port (default = 8088).
Load a Template.
Overlay must be cued ON in vMix.

On the Client PC:
Open a browser, and go to the IP and port address.
Select the “T” icon.
Select a Template.
Verify the Templatefield text entry fields with the display locations.
“Update” changes/updates the Overlay, which is cued on vMix.
“Preset” creates an xaml list, for saving and recalling info.


Using vMix Remote Q&A by Peter1000:

On vMix:
Enable the Web Controller, and set to port 8088 only.
Load the selected Template.
Clear Overlay 1 position (only)!

On the Client PC & In the App:
Install and load the “remoteQ&A” app on Client’s PC. (use local network)
Enter and save the IP of the vMix machine. IP box connects & goes green.
Enter the Template file name exactly as written with its extension and case {.gtzip, .xaml}
Enter the Template’s chosen text fields exactly as written with extension and case.
Verify each Templatefield text entry with the displayed location.
“Onair” button sequentially turns the overlay on AND off, and is cued by Client!
“Save” to archive IP, all fields and text. (creates C:\VMIX folder and an .xml file)
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