Central Control 1.2 Now Avaliable!

A day like today is not a day for sound bites but I feel the hand of history on my shoulder. This is a big release and it is with great pleasure that I share it with you today.

StreamDeck
Support has been added. Colours can be set for each feedback state, as well as a background image and a label. We’ve also added some special features just for my TriCaster family that we’re calling LiveKeys. This allows you to map a video input preview, effect icons or composition thumbnails to a StreamDeck key.

Bitfocus Companion
Map buttons in Companion straight to control surfaces in Central Control, allowing Central Control to fit in to your existing Companion worfklow. The importance of this can not be understated, giving Central Control users access to over 100 new devices.

PowerPoint
Control your presentation from a StreamDeck, MIDI controller, OSC and any other device in Central Control. PowerPoint doesn’t need to be the foreground window either.

HTTP API
Allows control of virtual buttons and faders using simple HTTP requests. A great use of this could be to control a PowerPoint presentation from a TriCaster macro. For example:
http://centralcontrolIP:port/centralcontrol/fader=1&value=50
http://centralcontrolIP:port/centralcontrol/button=1&value=true
The state of controls can also be requested like so, ideal for building custom web control panels.
http://centralcontrolIP:port/centralcontrol/state

Virtual Faders
Another useful tool. 32 virtual faders that can be mapped, allowing control of fader only commands from encoders and buttons.

New Devices
Vizrt Vectar
Elgato StreamDeck
Elgato StreamDeck Mini
Elgato StreamDeck XL
Bitfocus Companion interoperability
Microsoft PowerPoint
Virtual Faders
HTTP Listener
HTTP Requester
NewTek TimeWarp TW42

Improvements
Tidied up device list in Add Device dialog
ATEM – added Take USK, Set USK Delegation, Transition Style, and select transition commands
vMix – added loads of audio commands, better transition options and PTZ Nudge
Performance improvements to TCP module
Device Mapping window doesn’t list devices without commands anymore.

Bug Fixes:
Fixed bug where add command button was activated when it shouldn’t be.
Fixed bug where remove Voice Command device from project would cause an exception to be thrown
Fixed annoying UI bug where a control losing focus would sometimes cause a white bar to appear at the top of the window.

Joe de Max appearance on Streaming Idiots

Central Control developer and owner Joe de Max made an appearance on Tom Sinclair’s Streaming Idiots show this week, to discuss Central Control, it’s history and the new features in V1.1. Topics discussed included MIDI control of vMix instances running on Amazon AWS, Central Control’s layering system, seemless mapping of multiple devices and much more. As Tom Sinclair said, “This is a game-changer!”. Tom also said the software should retail for a minimum of $300, and that Joe – the developer – was giving it away at the ridiculously low price of $49. Catch the interview below and download your 30 day trial! Catch Streaming Idiots every Wednesday at 2:30PM EST either on their Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Central Control 1.1 Now available!

Fellow Central Control users,

It is with great excitement that I today announce the release of the latest version of Central Control, V1.1. Featuring 8 new devices and many improvements and bug fixes. Head over to the download page to get it now! Also see the demo video below!

Joe

Release notes

Version 1.1

New Devices:
Voice Commands
Generic OSC Input
OSC Switcher
OSC Mixer
OSC Replay
NDI Studio Monitor
TC860CS
Sound Player

Improvements:
Loads of new replay commands in vMix & TriCaster
vMix: NextTitlePreset and PreviousTitlePreset commands added
vMix: SetOverlaySource command added
Improved feedback responsiveness on Behringer X-Touch Compact

Bug fixes:
Fixed bug where logarithmic feedback values from vMix were not correctly being converter to linear.

Welcome!

Welcome to the Central Control blog, where we’ll post news about Central Control, cool workflows, case studies from users and much more. Stay tuned!

Joe