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Moving Scenes and Overlays to Another Mac
Moving Scenes and Overlays to Another Mac

Scenes and overlays can be exported to files that can be sent to other Macs running Ecamm Live

Updated over a week ago

To export or backup your entire workspace, including all Scenes, Overlays, Sounds, and settings, see this article on Profiles.

Ecamm Live can also export individual Scenes or groups of Scenes, including any Overlays and settings within the Scene. This allows you to backup your work to a file or transfer your Scenes to another computer, You may also wish to keep around different sets of Scenes if you have multiple broadcasts with different setups. Ecamm Live Scene files have a .ecammlive file extension.

Exporting a Scene

There are two methods to export a file that contains all the settings and Overlays of a Scene.

  1. Drag and drop — select one or more Scenes in the Scenes Window, and drag them to the Desktop. To select more than one at once, hold the shift key while clicking each Scene. When using this method, each selected Scene will appear as a separate file on your Desktop, named the same as the Scene it represents.

  2. Share button — select one or more Scenes in the Scenes Window, then click the  tiny share button at the bottom of the Scenes Window. A Save sheet will appear so you can name your file and select where to save it. When using this method, all selected scenes will be included in a single file.

Importing a Scene from a File

Double-clicking any Ecamm Live Scene file will launch the app (if necessary) and immediately add the Scenes to your Scenes Window. Dragging a Scene file to the app’s icon will do the same. If the app is already open, you can drag an Ecamm Live Scene file into the Main Window or Scenes Window.

What Is and Is Not in a Scene File

If you have scene that contains Image Overlays (for example, a .PNG file that is your logo), that image file is embedded within the Scene File. The exception is video files. If a video file is referenced in a Scene, the video file itself is not contained within the Scene File. If your Scene features a video, you’ll want to send the video file to the destination Mac separate from the Scene File. 

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