How to control vMix remotely with the Web Controller
Written by Paul Richards on November 10, 2020
Using the vMix Web Controller
The vMix Web Controller gives you access to many of the features and controls of vMix from a smartphone, tablet, or any computer on your network with a web browser. Just about any functioning smartphone or tablet will work if it has a web browser and can connect to the same network as your vMix computer. The Web Controller gives you the option to control the live production while away from the computer or give part of the production responsibilities to another person. The vMix Web Controller is ideal for remotely switching inputs, accessing shortcuts, updating titles, and more.
To get started, go to Settings, and choose Web Controller. First, ensure that the Enabled checkbox is ticked to activate this feature. The Web Site Address shown in the “Web Controller” settings area is what you need to access the controller. Copy and paste it into the web browser of the computer you will be using. You can add additional security by assigning a username and password. As long as the password field is blank, no password will be required to log in. If you enter a password, you can give specific access to devices. This is helpful if you want to provide user access to only some features of the controller.
Once you enter the web address into the device’s browser and log in if necessary, you will see four options represented by icons. Those screens are shortcuts, controller, tally lights, and title editor.
The next icon, with four white squares, will open the controller page. This gives you a fully functional switcher, just paired down for size. Instead of full images and descriptions of the inputs, each input is designated by number and a letter representing it. For example, a camera on input 1 would be labeled C1, a title on input 2, T2. The top 2 rows represent the Preview and Output windows. The green square will represent what is live in the output window. A yellow square represents what is currently in preview. Across the bottom of the page, you will see all of the standard transitions. Tapping one of those buttons will move the input from preview to output using the selected transition. The next four rows represent the overlays, which can be activated with just a touch.
On the shortcuts screen, you will see all the shortcuts you created in the shortcuts editor in vMix. If you wish to limit which shortcuts show up on the web controller, you can tick or untick the Show in Web Controller Box for each shortcut you create. The shortcuts will behave the same way when activated from the web controller as they would from the vMix computer interface.
The third screen is the tally light screen, which allows you to turn any mobile device into a camera tally light to help talent know which camera is live. By going to that screen and selecting a camera input, the screen will light up yellow when that camera is in preview and green when that camera goes live to the output.
The final page is the title editor. This enables on the fly editing of titles that can update in real-time in vMix. You can select any titles already set up in vMix and change the text. When the title is changed, and the Update button is pressed, it will immediately change the title even if it is in the live window. You can also add presets to quickly switch between different text for that title input.
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