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joedemax  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:35:01 AM(UTC)
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Hello friends! I have some new software that may be of interest to those of you using remote vMix instances. It's called Central Control Skip to 6:15 in this video to see how Steve Matthews and I use a NewTek LC11 to control a vMix instance many many miles away.

This may also be of interested to those of you running cloud vMix instances that still want some tactile control.

Video demo


Download
http://centralcontrol.io/download
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#2 Posted : Monday, May 25, 2020 12:50:44 AM(UTC)
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Hi Joe

discovering your software... Looks interesting...

When it comes to vMix could you define the list of usable commands? Did you implement the whole API command list or just the very basic ones ? Your demo is so fast, I couldn't see if command options are available.

Another question : do you think it's possible to control let's say both an ATEM and vMix at the same time with a single Akai controller for example? I guess not but I could be wrong...

Another one : can I use 2 controllers at the same time (let's say an Akai and a Xbox joystick) to control vMix ? (I know it's possible without Central Control but I'm trying to evaluate if there would be a benefit in doing so with CC)

Does it work if I want to use let's say 2 Akai APC Mini which do not offer the ability to set Midi channels ? Does your solution solve this issue ?

Basically in regards to vMix could you elaborate on the specific advantages your solution offers over the simple fact of using any midi controller directly through vMix ? I see an obvious interest for recycling traditional control panels for vMix use or using Midi controllers with ATEM, but I need to understand better what's the added value for the vMix ecosystem on its own...

Lastly, What is your trial offer? 15, 30, 60 days ?

Thanks in advance... Hopefully those questions and answers might help starting an interesting thread about Central Control

Bien à toi,
Guillaume de Lafontaine (on FB where we have met already), aka DWAM (in the vMix community)
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Very cool stuff!
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, May 26, 2020 5:49:05 AM(UTC)
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Interesting. Would this allow a NewTek TC8000CS to control vMix?
joedemax  
#5 Posted : Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:03:03 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DWAM Go to Quoted Post
Hi Joe

discovering your software... Looks interesting...

When it comes to vMix could you define the list of usable commands? Did you implement the whole API command list or just the very basic ones ? Your demo is so fast, I couldn't see if command options are available.

Another question : do you think it's possible to control let's say both an ATEM and vMix at the same time with a single Akai controller for example? I guess not but I could be wrong...

Another one : can I use 2 controllers at the same time (let's say an Akai and a Xbox joystick) to control vMix ? (I know it's possible without Central Control but I'm trying to evaluate if there would be a benefit in doing so with CC)

Does it work if I want to use let's say 2 Akai APC Mini which do not offer the ability to set Midi channels ? Does your solution solve this issue ?

Basically in regards to vMix could you elaborate on the specific advantages your solution offers over the simple fact of using any midi controller directly through vMix ? I see an obvious interest for recycling traditional control panels for vMix use or using Midi controllers with ATEM, but I need to understand better what's the added value for the vMix ecosystem on its own...

Lastly, What is your trial offer? 15, 30, 60 days ?

Thanks in advance... Hopefully those questions and answers might help starting an interesting thread about Central Control

Bien à toi,
Guillaume de Lafontaine (on FB where we have met already), aka DWAM (in the vMix community)


Hi Guillaume!

I will try to answer all of your questions!

1. API Commands - We implement quite a long list of the vMix API commands directly. There's also the option to send any API command (although you don't get feedback). If there's a command that is missing that you need I will be happy to add it.

2. Yes, you can use one Akai to control both systems.

3. Yep, plug in as many controllers as you like.

4. Yes, you can use multiple APC Minis with Central Control. The only caveat being that sometimes the enumerate in the wrong order, but this is simply fixed by swapping them (or unplugging and plugging back in).

5. In regards to advantages over vMix's already excellent shortcut system, there are 3 main advantages (in addition to some of those I have already mentioned above) with Central Control in my opinion. The first is that Central Control doesn't have to be running on the same system as vMix. We use the TCP api, so you could control a vMix system in another continent using the MIDI control on your desk. The second would be that we automatically handle feedback once a control is mapped, no need to set this up separately. The 3rd is our layer system. This allows you to setup multiple pages on a MIDI controller and switch between them at will. This allows you to get more out of a controller that may not have all the buttons you need!

6. The trial is 14 days long and is avaliable at https://centralcontrol.io/download

Kind Regards,

Joe

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#6 Posted : Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:04:53 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: roverradio Go to Quoted Post
Interesting. Would this allow a NewTek TC8000CS to control vMix?


Yep. I use a TC8000CS with vMix.
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#7 Posted : Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:14:50 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DWAM Go to Quoted Post
Hi Joe

discovering your software... Looks interesting...

When it comes to vMix could you define the list of usable commands? Did you implement the whole API command list or just the very basic ones ? Your demo is so fast, I couldn't see if command options are available.

Another question : do you think it's possible to control let's say both an ATEM and vMix at the same time with a single Akai controller for example? I guess not but I could be wrong...

Another one : can I use 2 controllers at the same time (let's say an Akai and a Xbox joystick) to control vMix ? (I know it's possible without Central Control but I'm trying to evaluate if there would be a benefit in doing so with CC)

Does it work if I want to use let's say 2 Akai APC Mini which do not offer the ability to set Midi channels ? Does your solution solve this issue ?

Basically in regards to vMix could you elaborate on the specific advantages your solution offers over the simple fact of using any midi controller directly through vMix ? I see an obvious interest for recycling traditional control panels for vMix use or using Midi controllers with ATEM, but I need to understand better what's the added value for the vMix ecosystem on its own...

Lastly, What is your trial offer? 15, 30, 60 days ?

Thanks in advance... Hopefully those questions and answers might help starting an interesting thread about Central Control

Bien à toi,
Guillaume de Lafontaine (on FB where we have met already), aka DWAM (in the vMix community)


Hi Guillaume!

I will try to answer all of your questions as best I can!

1. We have supported for quite a range of vMix command natively, and for those we don't there is an option to send any command (albeit without feedback). If there's something you need that's not in there, please do let me know and I will happily add it!

2. Yep, this is one of the key features of Central Control, it inspired the name in many respects.

3. Yep, this is no problem either.

4. You can use two APC Minis no problem. Ocasionally, they might be swapped but this can easily be fixed by either swapping them around or unplugging/replugging.

5. In addition to some of the advantages already mentioned above, I see 3 main benefits over vMix's already excellent shortcut system. First, Central Control uses the TCP API so your hardware controller (MIDI/ or one of the others we support)
doesn't have to be connected to the vMix system. You could control a vMix system on another continent with the APC Mini on your desk. Second, we handle feedback automatically. As soon as you map a control, if the function in vMix provides feedback
it'll work. The last one is the layering system. With this you can setup multiple pages on a single controller. Ideal if you're short on buttons!

6. Trial is 14 days, and I would encourage you to give it a go and let me know how you get on!https://centralcontrol.io/download

Best,

Joe
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