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MediamanNYC  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:21:26 AM(UTC)
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Hello,

vMixCall has been a great feature and works generally very well.
There are some situations though where inconspicuous control from the vMixCaller end would be very helpful.
For instance, giving the caller control over stepping through slides or photos in a presentation. Or triggering events, transitions from their end.
This would help immensely in situations where timing is critical in a presentation.

Such control from the caller end could take the form of onscreen programmable buttons on the vMixCall page/client (like the short cuts in the web interface). These buttons would be assignable from the vMix studio side and would be customizable for each caller.

To give this control even more flexability, the vMixCall client could be given the ability to accept control inputs from user devices as well, like the keyboard or other USB controller like a game pad so that the caller doesn't have to be extremely close to the screen or laptop to trigger events.

Triggerable events could include:
- Advancing an assigned powerpoint presentation input to go forward or backward one slide.
- Advancing a group of photos forward or backward.
- Stopping/Pausing or starting a video playback input.
- Triggering a Preview/Program transition, or a transition to a preset input.
- Triggering an overlay.
- Activating a Tally light or other such indicator at the studio end for the director as a signal for doing something.

To be honest, pretty much most of the shortcuts already available in vMix would be good candidates for remote vMixCall control.

Please consider this as a possible future enhancement.

John
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:31:29 PM(UTC)
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#3 Posted : Friday, May 8, 2020 12:37:39 AM(UTC)
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#5 Posted : Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:35:41 AM(UTC)
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#7 Posted : Sunday, May 17, 2020 3:05:42 AM(UTC)
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:57:53 PM(UTC)
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Hi Guys

I Achieved remote control by tunneling the web interface
I know is not something super easy but nothing so difficult too

You can try this way

Set up a linus machine on cloud (i used a micro instance on AWS)
Set up a ssh server with port forwarding and certificate auth open to the world (only port 22)
Open all port of the server from your vmix main deck public ip
Open a ssh session from the remote vmix pc to the server and specify the vmix webcontrol port to be forwarded on any port of your choice
Open a web browser on a pc (it can be the main vmix) on http://ip_of_linux:port_chosen

you will see the web interface from far away... no firewall configs of local nor remote site

dbsanford  
#9 Posted : Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:48:30 AM(UTC)
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dbsanford  
#10 Posted : Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:51:29 AM(UTC)
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But mostly I want to let them forward their slide deck running on vMix.
click, arrow key, jedi mind trick. any way.
beedegee  
#11 Posted : Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:11:35 AM(UTC)
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Especially the prev/next slide function.
MichaelKoh  
#12 Posted : Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:46:30 PM(UTC)
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I have developed a remote clicker over internet. Basicially it is a windows app, to installed on the laptop which contains the powerpoint. After sign in, it generates a web link which you give to your presenters. They will open that link with their mobile and it will display a next / previous button which will advance and move back the powerpoint slides... of course make sure the powerpoint is in focus. It does not display the page of the powerpoint to the presenter... but on vMixCall, they can see which page they are presenting.

I am looking for beta testers. Anyone? Email to me at michaelkoh@hotmail.com
roblin  
#13 Posted : Wednesday, July 8, 2020 4:27:23 AM(UTC)
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cgibson  
#14 Posted : Monday, July 20, 2020 8:11:12 PM(UTC)
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This feature is really needed especially with PowerPoint presentations. Currently screen sharing is really clumsy compared to Zoom as the caller has to jump between the vMix call browser tab and the PowerPoint presentation. Plus screen sharing takes over the camera feed (so you can no longer see the caller).

The best alternative is to have the PowerPoint run from vMix but since the caller can't control the PowerPoint from the vMix call page, they have to awkwardly give a verbal cue to change the slide (e.g, saying "next").

Having controls on the vMix caller page which maps to shortcuts in vMix would be an awesome way to fix this!

This doesn't seem too difficult to do as the webRTC protocol already has data transfer protocols. I'm pretty sure that vMix Calls already make use of these for the chat system. So all you would really need is the interface (maybe hard code a number of buttons to start with that each sends a hard coded data value). Then whatever receives chat messages in the call manager, if it sees the specific text it triggers a user set shortcut. As in, the buttons pressed could actually get feed through the chat system which would also double up as a command history as well as a chat history.
Follo  
#15 Posted : Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:09:59 PM(UTC)
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alexbyrd  
#16 Posted : Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:11:30 AM(UTC)
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We have been using a product called octocue - https://octocue.com/ to control either powerpoints on a powerpoint laptop and NDI that into vmix or via hdmi and an input - the receiver runs on the laptop and the remote user controls the forward and back on a browser window or mobile phone. There is also a way to control a picture deck / powerpoint deck in vmix using the same system by running the latest version and setting up the tcp link to run tcp commands into vmix direct. It works very well and allows the remote users to run thier slide deck and it does not interfere with the vmix operator, as its TCP commands not keyboard commands that can be effected by window focus.

No I don't work for Octocue but they are assisting us with their software.

been using this for a few months with lots of remote callers all over the world.
Wolf Florian  
#17 Posted : Friday, July 24, 2020 10:34:09 PM(UTC)
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#18 Posted : Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:37:54 AM(UTC)
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#19 Posted : Sunday, August 2, 2020 2:41:05 PM(UTC)
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