The Streamdeck Update

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Main Controls

Last updated on Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 6:41am

Vidjam now natively integrates Elgato’s popular Streamdeck controllers including the Standard, Mini, XL and Mobile versions. Users that don’t own Stream Deck hardware can use the mobile version to remotely control Vidjam with any mobile device or tablet that is on the same Wifi network.

Installation is automatic and easy to set up. Simply make sure the Stream Deck app is running in the background before you run the latest version of Vidjam. Vidjam will automatically install its Stream Deck plugin. Hit “yes” when the Stream Deck app prompts you to install the new Vidjam profiles. This only has to be done once. After that Vidjam will automatically launch the stream deck app if it isn’t running.

All mappable UI buttons, Tag Groups and videos in a Video Grid Layer can be assigned to a Stream Deck from within Vidjam without having to use the Stream Deck app. The process is the same as it is for mapping buttons to your PC keyboard or MIDI controller. Simply enter mapping edit mode, click on the button in Vidjam to select it and then push the Stream Deck button you want to assign it to.

Entire Video Grids can have all their videos auto-assigned to a Stream Deck by clicking on the Send To Streamdeck button. Previews of each video are auto-generated and sent to the Stream Deck along with their assignment. Images for standard buttons and Tag groups are sent to the Stream Deck during the mapping process.

Mapped buttons can be removed by entering mapping mode, holding down the button you want to remove on the Stream Deck down and pushing the delete key. Assigned buttons can be moved around on the Stream Deck by entering mapping mode and then pushing down on two buttons to swap their positions.

Vidjam supports the use of multiple Streamdeck pages. Navigate to different pages using the next and previous page buttons in Vidjam’s UI or skip directly to any page by clicking on its page number in preferences. Images and videos are cached once they’ve been generated the first time. Swapping through pages, editing buttons or loading videos is instantaneous once cached. Use the “Generate All Images” button in preferences to cache all images and video previews for your entire media library. This provides quicker on-the-fly mapping of video grids during your session.