Thanks to all of those that came out to IBC 2016 and visited the vMix booth. For existing customers or potential vMixers it was great to hear your stories and answer your questions.
We were located in Hall 11 which isn’t really near the rest of the live production companies but it was good for us as it was close to the door! It was a lot quicker to get to each morning! We also made use of some signage out the front which allowed some traffic from the main entrance through to the booth.
IBC is a long 5 day event that goes from 9:30 to 6 on most days, so understandably it can be a little draining. If you ever attend IBC make sure to wear comfortable shoes and get one of the maps. YOU WILL GET LOST!
We spoke to people from Nigeria all the way to the Faroe Islands! There was such a huge representation of people there this year. vMix users got a good look at vMix 17 features as well as a sneak peak at vMix 18 with Data Sources, Hamburger Menus and List Facelifts.
X-Keys graciously allowed us to give away an Xk-80 which drew quite the crowd on Monday, much to our surprise. Overall it was a very busy yet successful week. Even though it was extremely tiring, it looks like we might be back to do it all again next year!
In case you missed the most recent vMix Fun Time Live Show, a new feature was unveiled for vMix 18! Check out the snippet of the show below.
The new vMix 18 feature is called Activators. Activators will allow you to activate functions on a MIDI or X-Keys device. Basically users will be able to send a signal to a device to say that an action is happening in vMix.
For example- If I transition a vMix input into the Output window, I can send a signal to the control device to turn on a light or change it’s colour! This will allow users to create their own control surfaces and add even more customization to their live production workflow.
The great thing is that it will also work with some motorised faders for audio on devices such as the Behringer X-Touch!
vMix is doing it’s best to set the standard in creating totally customisable workflows and user experiences!
If you’d like to try out vMix for free for 60 days with NO watermarks, just download it via our website.
Facebook Live comments in your live streaming production.
Someone asked a question yesterday about whether you could bring in live Facebook comments while you were live streaming with Facebook Live. To be honest, it wasn’t something that we’d even considered as we’ve been recently working hard on Instagram support. That led us to testing out the possibilities of real time Facebook comments on a real time stream!
Well, the answer is yes!
Once you’ve created the Facebook Live stream and started it in vMix then you’ll be able to see that as a Post in vMix Social. Then it all works the same as it does for normal Facebook comments. You just open up vMix Social, log into Facebook and then click Find Posts. From the Posts drop-down menu you’ll see your Stream name in the list. You just need to select your Stream post to start receiving comments. Click OK, then turn on Facebook and you’ll be able to start seeing real-time comments in your vMix Social Browser! You can then send those comments to your vMix production and include them on your live stream. It’s a great way to have a conversation with your watchers and include their input. If you are conducting a Question session, you’ll be able to answer them AND display their question.
We’ve tested it out this morning and it works well. Now you can stream reactions and comments to your Facebook Live stream ON your Facebook Live stream!
Will Emojis work in vMix Social?
Maybe! You can bring in Emojis using a Windows system font- Segoe UI Emoji. In order to see Emojis, you’ll just need to right click the input window and go to the Title Editor.
Then select the message section and change the font to Segoe UI Emoji! Now keep in mind that Emoji libraries change all of the time, but your Windows Fonts don’t. So there is a high chance that new Emojis won’t work.
With the latest update of vMix 17 (188.8.131.52), users can now fully utilise the X-keys XK12 Joystick AND XK12 Jog & Shuttle in their live video productions!
The X-keys XK12 Jog & Shuttle is a great little device that is excellent for instant replay. The programmable buttons within vMix open up a ton of opportunities to control replay features or even add functions like scoreboard properties.
Looking for a PTZ joystick controller for vMix? Well the X-keys XK12 Joystick would be a great addition to your workflow. Use the joystick to maneuver your cameras and then use the buttons to shortcut their positions!
If you’re looking for ways to control your vMix production check out the full range of X-Keys products on their website.
The support for the X-keys XK12 Joystick AND XK12 Jog & Shuttle are available in the latest version of vMix 17. This update is 184.108.40.206 and can be updated directly from your vMix installation in the bottom left of the interface. vMix 17 also includes other ground breaking features such as NDI support, PTZ camera control and Web Browser inputs.
If you don’t have a copy of vMix, a free fully-functional 60 day trial is available via our website- vMix site.
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