Assigning a button to a live camera feed


#1

Is there a step or different process to do this that’s different than how you would assign a media clip?

Things seem to be working great for assigning buttons to media but every time I try and do it for a live camera feed, it won’t register.


#2

Assigning triggers to clips in the media bin works the same way for live inputs (as well as other real-time feeds such as Syphon / NDI / etc) as it does for video clips or real-time generators.

Usually the process for this is to use the Media Browser (cmd+3) window or to right-click on an empty cell, and adding the live input to the page.

There are a number of tutorials that demonstrate this,

If you can walk us through exactly the steps you are following perhaps we can figure out where things are going wrong.


#3

Here are the steps I am going through –

  1. Right clicking the empty cell in my right screen trigger and assigning my camera feed to it.

  2. Test that it works and when I click on the cell, it activates to the live feed.

  3. Click on the cell, go to --> Plugins --> Right Screen Trigger --> Media Bin Options and hit detect and try and assign it a command. It intstead assigns the command to the next available media clip.


#4

Ok so now I am realizing that you have to assign keystrokes to each cell in order, does this seem right? As in, if there are 4 clips with unassigned buttons and I select the 3rd one, it will automatically assign the 1st clip that isn’t assigned a button?


#5

It sounds like you’ve more or less figured it out – the media bin triggers each correspond to a particular ‘cell’ in the media bin, starting with the first cell; the shortcuts aren’t to specific clips, they are to whatever is in the cell that they are currently highlighting.

This comes into play in two useful ways:

  1. You can change between pages of clips without having to reconfigure all of your shortcuts
  2. The media bin has a ‘control’ tab which includes settings that let you adjust the ‘transpose’ within a page so you can move the set of trigger shortcuts around within the current page.

You might find this tutorial useful,

Beyond that a useful technique that I will sometimes use for situations where I want to set up something of a global ‘cut to blah’ option for a layer, I’ll add an extra media bin to my project, set up a new page that has only one clip (a movie, a still image, a live input…) and then configure a special shortcut just for that. I’ll do this along with the more traditional setup of having a sets of clips that I am jamming on.