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Bitfocus Companion

Bitfocus Companion enables the reasonably priced Elgato Streamdeck to be a professional shotbox surface for an increasing amount of different presentation switchers, video playback software and broadcast equipment.

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on various public social media platforms and blogs. They can help you see what people think about Bitfocus Companion and what they use it for.
  • Carbonite Ultra and Video "Server" Playback
    Or use Companion to control the Hyper Decks/ Ki Pros…. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Cheap commercial grade Show Control w/simple web interface
    We use Companion on every show—can’t remember how I did one without it. As long as the gear you are using is supported, you can’t go wrong. Very easy to setup and use. Highly recommended. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Way to run scripts on desktop from my android phone?
    Can probably do this with Companion. Often used with stream deck but works with a phone too afaik. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Vmix audio
    Companion is a great way to approach complex macros like these. Basically you'd stack several actions to your one button, like this:. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: What lesser-known accessories do you use with your computer?
    I use a Stream Deck daily to control AV production gear using BitFocus Companion ( I am constantly surprised at the range of supported equipment. Complex operations that used to take three people can be done by a single person. For a basic example: Audio operator fades out background music and brings up video playback audio channels. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Any user friendly interfaces that pair well with an ETC EOS system?
    Https:// and a StreamDeck would be a fast/cheap solution. Integrates directly with ETC console so you can use tge existing cues and patching. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Is anyone familiar with ECAMM and ATEM EXTREME ISO?
    Good for macros and help making complex things easier with ATEM Https:// Source: over 1 year ago
  • Any suggestions for a *video* coms system?
    What’s your budget? If I’m understanding your use case, all 9 (rounding up) camera operators need to see you all the time, and do not need to see each other. You need to see all of them simultaneously. Why are you looking only at wireless solutions? Wired solutions are going to be far better. How about each camera op has a small camera facing them, going to a splitter. There’s an ATEM mini or similar at each... Source: over 1 year ago
  • At-Home Programming
    x-keys allows custom layouts Stream deck running the companion software (though I don't know if that is what you're looking for) Or a programming wing (not cheap). Source: over 1 year ago
  • QLC+ isn't picking up hotkeys when it's not the active window and my only other alternative is an Android tablet... Help?
    Companion can be found here, the download is behind a username/password, but it's free to create an account. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Triggering in vMix via LAN?
    StreamDeck & Companion would let you issue commands to both. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Fader automation
    Mixingstation won't do it. But Bitfocus Companion will. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Using a Stream Deck with a BirdDog keyboard controller
    I'd say your best bet is Companion. They have a module for Birddog PTZs (haven't used it, so don't know what exactly that module does). Source: over 1 year ago
  • Setting up Hide Map hotkey on 2 PC set up
    I googled for you and found others have recommended Companion which could be an option. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • One Laptop, One Stream Deck, to control 2 ATEM's
    You need a bit of software called Companion. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Pi + Streamdeck for Smart Home Control?
    Simply use bitfocus companion - runs on a raspi - has integrations for home assistant and a lot more … ( - its open source ( but the binary is behind a login. Runs for me since 2 years. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Sync 2 ATEM Devices
    You could do this with CompanionI believe by just having each button press perform the action on both ATEM instances, I considered a similar set up in the past. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • I have added new buttons to my Stream Deck plugin and fixed all the pesky bugs!
    Looks like an awesome project! Have you heard of Bit Focus Companion? It's gives functionality of a stream deck with very indepth third party plug-ins, would be cool to have this as a plug-in for Companion! Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Using OBS for digital signage
    Yes absolutely. As mentioned, get advanced scene switcher. I also recommend using companion with streamdeck for even better control over OBS. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • ATEM Constellation integration control options, OR other smooth video switching options?
    I think what you're looking for is Source: almost 2 years ago
  • New Onyx convert and I love it.
    Should’ve gotten an elgato stream deck. It would’ve had the same issues but you can bypass the native app with something called companion. Source: almost 2 years ago

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