Elgato's Stream Deck product line is a great way to control your Ecamm Live broadcasts.

Ecamm Live includes a plugin, which adds 13 custom actions to your Stream Deck. 

Upon opening Ecamm Live, if the Stream Deck software is detected, you will be prompted to install the plugin. 

Once installed, scroll down in the Stream Deck app's list of actions, to find the Ecamm Live section. 

Ecamm Live Custom Actions

Action keys can be added and customized as needed. To add an action to your Stream Deck, drag it from the sidebar to the desired key location.

Some actions have additional settings that need to be configured before use. Select a key to configure its action.

The Ecamm Live custom actions include:

Go Live

This action will provide a Go Live key (or Finish key during a broadcast.) It will also change to a Record key when in Record-Only mode.

Pause

A pause/resume key, used only for Record-Only mode.

Run Scene

Your Scenes from Ecamm Live will be listed in the popup menu. To configure, pick the desired scene. 

A green rectangle around the key's icon will indicate the current Scene.

Next Scene / Previous Scene

Move sequentially through the Scenes in your Scenes window. 

Play Video

Roll a pre-recorded video. To configure, select a video from the Finder, or pick from your recently played videos. 

Pressing the action a second time will end the video and return to the previous mode.

Show/Hide Overlay

Show or hide an overlay from the Overlays window. To configure, select an overlay from the Overlays window.

Play Sound

A quick way to play music or a sound effect. To configure, select a sound file from the Finder. Additional settings include volume level, and an option for playback behavior. (Play/Stop, Play/Restart, or Loop/Stop)  

Note that this action should always be used in place of Stream Deck's built-in Soundboard: Play Audio action, as Play Audio will not automatically route the sound into your Ecamm Live broadcast. 

Camera Switcher

Use this action to switch to a specific camera when multiple cameras are connected. To configure, select the desired camera. A checkbox is also provided to indicate whether or not to switch into Camera mode. (Uncheck this checkbox to trigger a camera switch without switching to Camera mode, for example if you're in Screenshare mode with a picture-in-picture window.)

Screenshare Mode

This action will switch to Screenshare mode.

Show/Hide PIP

This action toggles the picture-in-picture window. When in Camera mode, it will switch between split-screen mode and PIP mode.

Mute

Mute the microphone. Press the action again to unmute.

Viewers

This action displays the viewer count from the current streaming platform. Pressing the key does not do anything.

 

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