SOFTWARE

Add, configure and remove devices in your project. Projects can be quickly saved and recalled for later use. Intuitive modern UI with high DPI support throughout. The application is also 64 Bit top to bottom.

Flex Macros

Macros within the context of production have conventionally denoted a series of commands arranged in a list, commencing from the uppermost point and concluding at the lowermost point; and whereas the process of establishing the temporal arrangement of said commands has traditionally entailed the assignment of individual delays to each respective command, a process that is both intricate and lacking in intuitive qualities; and whereas our innovative approach has led us to explore the realm of non-linear editing and adopt their most commendable concept, namely, the timeline; it is with great pride that we introduce Flex Macros. Through this revolutionary system, the sequencing of macros is achieved effortlessly by means of a simple act of dragging and dropping commands onto the designated timeline. Moreover, the incorporation of multiple tracks enables the simultaneous occurrence of parallel actions. Furthermore, adjustments to fader movements can be designated throughout the duration of a clip, with various curve options at one’s disposal. This system, characterized by its remarkable ease of use, is astoundingly intuitive, allowing for seamless temporal adjustments through the act of dragging commands to the left for earlier execution or to the right for delayed execution.

Connect

Connect allows for ultra low latency video monitoring over both LAN and WAN in formats of up to 4K60! Both internal sources such as production clocks and the Teleprompter can be used, as well as NDI sources. Connect is able to leverage the GPU for encoding resulting in minimal CPU load, and multiple NVIDIA graphics cards can be used for more streams! The stream is accessed via a Web Browser, allowing it to be viewed on almost any device – phones, tablets, laptops, Smart TVs and even VR Headsets. Furthermore, it is easy to generate either a link or QR code in the user interface to make it easy to connect clients.

Teleprompter

The Central Control Teleprompter provides a full prompter solution right inside Central Control. Scripts are created and edited using either Microsoft Word or Google Docs, so users don’t need to learn any new software. When the script is changed, Central Control will automatically update it for you.  By enclosing a line in asterisks, an action line will be created that will be shown in red on the prompter. These action lines can easily be converted to triggers in Central Control which can be used to automate video playback, control graphics and even automate the teleprompter itself. The output of the teleprompter can be sent to a fullscreen output and NDI simultaneously. Finally, the teleprompter can be controlled with any control surface in Central Control.

 

RUNDOWN

Rundown allows users to create their show rundown in familiar spreadsheet tools such as Excel and Google Sheets, then access it in the Rundown interface. The Rundown interface gives directors and producers critical information such as the duration of each event and the time since or until an event. In addition to this, the GPU rendered production clocks display the time of day, time until the next event, and the elapsed time since the current event started. Rundown Clock can be paired with Central Control’s Triggers system, allowing for automation of a show based on the rundown. It also supports manual tracking, allowing you to pause automation and step through your show manually. Mixing an automated schedule, with manual override, gives you the ultimate control. Because the only thing predictable in live TV is the need to be flexible.

WEBPANEL

The Central Control WebPanel lets users create a custom web UI, adding widgets for buttons and faders that can then be mapped to any command in Central Control. The WebPanel supports multiple views that have their own set of widgets. By specific a parameter in the link, a user can be locked to a certain view in the WebPanel to restrict access to functionality. WebPanel allows for a fast and easy remote control solution from any browser, tablet or phone.

 

 

NDI Output

NDI Output can be used to send the production clocks out as an NDI source ideal for use in multiviewers. All three of the production clocks are available, as well as Dual Clock view showing both the countdown clock and the elapsed time clock in a single video stream. NDI output can also be used to send valuable information such as time remaining displays for video playback on systems such as vMix and NewTek TriCaster. These are rendered with alpha channel making them ideal for use as an overlay channel in the talent’s confidence monitor. 

Triggers

 Conditionally map commands based on events. Take for example a Blackmagic ATEM based setup that also had vMix being used for video playback. A trigger could be set up to make vMix auto roll when it was on program, and then another trigger could be setup to transition back to preview when the video finished playing.

SuperSource Animator

SuperSource Animator allows you to create presets by taking Snapshots of the current layout. You can then easily animate between these presets, with multiple transition effects to choose from.

FAST AND INTUITIVE MAPPING

All control assignments are set in the mapping window. Select a control, choose a command, tweak paramters to your liking and hit the add command button. Rapid control assingment can be used to map an entire controller in minutes. Layers are also setup here, allowing one controller to serve more than one purpose

Variables

Variables can be set from commands,  incremented, decremented, randomised, mapped to Excel and Google Sheets data sources, as well as being fed timecode sources like the Blackmagic Hyperdeck. You can then use these variables to execute commands conditionally, evaluate them on change using triggers, and even display them in the teleprompter output – Ideal for showing video countdowns to your talent.

cloud workflows

As live production moves towards virtualization and the cloud, many challenges are faced, one of which being control. Using Central Control and supported devices, remote instances can be controlled with the same ease as they could if they were running on your desktop.

Protocol conversion

As well as allowing simple control mapping, Central Control also has the ability to convert between protocols. For example, use your MIDI controller to send TCP commands, or fire off HTTP requests from an OSC device.

CUSTOM LED FEEDBACK

For MIDI controllers with LEDs, choose your own feedback states. Each control layer has its own feedback options, allowing for quick identifcation of control layers