What Is ACME Control Surface?
The ACME Control Surface is the perfect complement to the ACME GO and ACME RACK. It connects via USB and and brings that tactile control to any vMix production by providing a traditional production switcher interface. Using the control surface allows additional personnel to handle titles, graphics, replays and other show tasks while the operator continues to switch the show. Simply plug in and start producing professional live broadcasts.
Overlay Bus (Top Row)
In vMix, graphics placed on top of other sources are known as Overlays. These are also known as Down Stream Keyers (DSK) because the graphics are usually "keyed" over live video after any upstream effects are applied. The DSK buttons on the Control Surface correspond to the 1 through 4 numbers underneath each input in vMix.
Program Bus (Middle Row)
Press the number of the input on the Program row that you want to assign to the Program or Output.
This will cut or take the input directly to output without any transitions.
Preview Bus (Bottom Row)
Press the number of the input on the Preview row that you want to assign to Preview.
Function Buttons (F1, F2, F3)
The ALT button can be held down in conjunction with other buttons in order to change their functionality.
This will allow enhancements to be added to future updates of vMix.
It presently operates as follows:
In live switching, changing from one camera or clip to another is called a transition. The vMix Control Surface has three available transition types available, corresponding to transition buttons in vMix.