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1. 7 Best Stream Decks 2023
we are now in world ware if you want to enjoy pc video games on a competitive level it's almost a necessity that you own and know how to use a stream deck having a stream deck is just as crucial as having good audio cables and a gaming mouse it has become such an important component of being competitive in the world of gaming and editing in this video i made a list of 7 best stream decks for you guys to possibly buy in the future enjoy here we go again [Applause] [Music] [Music] yeah i'm strong so [Applause] [Music] always stand up i'll never back down [Music] me [Music] composition light ambiance there's something surreal and dreamy when you find beauty in decay [Music] baby me [Music] so [Music] [Music] creativity is a process it starts with an idea and the rest is a million small steps to something completely new at monogram we've taken those steps to build tools that enable everyone to be more creative software is increasingly powerful but how we interact with it hasn't evolved hotkeys and mouse clicks are holding you back it's time to think outside the keys and focus on your work introducing monogram creative console a modular free-form control surface designed to inspire productivity and creativity an all-aluminum design and led halos provide a premium look and feel a powerful core module connects dials keys and sliders that can be configured for any workflow [Music] an all new orbiter module adds expressive three-dimensional control [Music] five years ago after successfully launching our first kickstarter we began changing the way creatives interact with their software we learned immeasurably from our first launch and gathered key insights from real world experience and listening to thousands of creative pros [Music] creative console is redesigned to be more capable more compact and backwards compatible with pallet gear getting started is easy and intuitive modules connect magnetically and can be customized with thousands of functions change your brush color fine-tune an equalizer or color grade your film on set begin creating in the moment with clients and talent the possibilities are endless no matter your craft enjoy greater versatility flexibility and a better way to create order your creative console on kickstarter today [Music] it's super easy and it has a feature called dual mix which virtually allows me to have different modules and the other one going to the stream and they are completely different and they have different audio so [Music] [Music] add a little bit of vintage [Music] [Music] [Applause] [Music] you
2. What Can I Do With Elgato Stream Deck?
Hi, I'm Steggy from Elgato, and in this video we're going to try and answer the question: what can I do with Elgato Stream Deck? Now, some streaming equipment is really simple to explain. You need a microphone to stream, so people can hear you. You need a camera so people can see you. But what does a Stream Deck do, and do I need it to start streaming? So first, we'll talk about what Stream Deck is. In short, it's a USB keypad that has LCD keys where you can upload custom icons to symbolize different functions that you have assigned to those keys. And also, there's a bunch of features that'll update those LCD keys to give you real-time feedback. Now as far as what Stream Deck does is, Stream Deck is your stream's controller. It centralizes all of the controls you need for your stream into a simple, glanceable tool. Instead of fumbling around with your microphone to mute it, alt-tabbing out of your game to change OBS scenes, etc. All of these can be controlled via Stream Deck. And then you have the added benefit of visibility on the states of certain things, because of those LCD keys. Now, how does Stream Deck compare with solutions such as hotkeys or physically clicking around with a mouse and keyboard. Well, the problem with hotkeys on a keyboard or a macro device is that you sometimes tend to have this tug-of-war with focus. Meaning that a hotkey might not work in a certain app if you're clicked away from it and using a different app, so they're not really dependable. If you're using your mouse or keyboard to control, the problem is if you're gaming on PC, in order to execute these controls, you most likely need to alt-tab from the game in order to leave that window and click on the scene or graphic you want to activate. So this is what's really special about Stream Deck, it's the software. Because our software is chock full of direct integrations with applications, so you know when you press a key, it's going to work. And these direct integrations is also what make it possible for Stream Deck to fetch statuses like: Am I live right now? Well, you'll know you're live if you have the start streaming key on Stream Deck, because it'll fetch the state from OBS and display that you're live if you're live. And so will your viewer count key as well. So ironically, the most popular actions that Stream Deck is used for are actions that could be achieved through mouse and keyboard clicks, or hotkeys. But because Stream Deck is so much more dependable and easier, people choose to use it over those other ways. So what else can you do with Stream Deck? Well we asked our community to give us examples of what their favorite actions are for their Stream Deck, so let's see what some of them had to say. AliasV said controlling her Phillips hue bulbs is her favorite thing to do. And this is a pretty cool feature of Stream Deck because we work with Phillips Hue, Nanoleaf, our own Key Light products and Eve Light Strip, to allow you to program different lighting effects at the press of a button. Or even combine this with Stream Deck Multi Actions which allow you to program a sequence of lighting effects to happen simultaneously or one after another, and you can end up doing some really cool things here. Sonuchi said that he likes to use Multi Actions to open up all of his programs. This is a really cool use case for Multi Actions because this feature can basically be combined with any action in Stream Deck. One of them being the Windows mover and resizer plug-in in the Stream Deck store which you can combine these two things to not only launch OBS, your chat window, and your Twitch dashboard, but you can even position them exactly where you want even in a multi-monitor setup. So when you're ready to start streaming you literally just have to press a single button. GuiltyCosplay said that her favorite action is to spam emotes in her chat. With our integrations on Twitch, YouTube and Mixer, you can post per-composed chat messages to your chats, which works great for things like spamming emotes, but you can also easily share links to your merch store, a giveaway you're hosting on Twitter, etc. Captain DreadBeard said he likes to control his microphone not just on OBS, but on Discord as well with his Stream Deck. And this actually takes advantage of hotkey compatibility with Stream Deck because while it's currently not possible to have a direct integration with Discord's microphone functions, using hotkeys you are able to. Basically we wanted to make sure that we have you covered in every way possible with Stream Deck so even though hotkeys might not be as great as direct integrations, it's still important to have that as a feature with Stream Deck. Now, ProBluesPlayer likes to toggle media effects and sources on his stream. This is a really simple feature built within streaming programs but makes a big difference when you have Stream Deck. You can add title cards or lower thirds graphics and launch them with Stream Deck for a really professional broadcast, or you can have some fun with it and use Stream Deck to post dank memes all day. NintendoFanGirl mentioned that she thought that adding bleep buttons to your stream using Stream Deck is really cool, which is made possible by our partnership with Voicemod which not only allows you to add a censor bleep to your mic when you press a key, but this integration also allows you to change your voice into a ton of different characters to have some real fun when you get a new donation, or a new follower, or you just want to have some fun with the people that you play with online. But what about myself? What's my favorite thing to do with Stream Deck? Well, my favorite action is definitely Multi Actions because they make so many things possible. The ability to combine any action in Stream Deck together is remarkable. Even actions that are just very simplistic on their own become so much more intricate and compelling once you combine them together. Some examples of things I've done with Multi Actions is, one I created an instant replay button on my stream where when I press a button, it records the last 15 seconds of whatever I was streaming. It plays this cool little intro graphic to introduce the replay that's about to be shown, and then it shows that replay, and then it goes back to the game that I'm playing. So, technically if you were willing to alt-tab out of your gameplay and then click a bunch of different things at once in OBS, you could have that happen but nobody would ever be able to do that and still focus on their gaming so when you can make that a Multi Action on Stream Deck and just press one button it makes those kinds of things possible that used to only be possible in the professional broadcasting space. Another way I've been able to use Multi Actions is I made one where I was able to save the last 30 seconds of whatever I was playing, actually import that into Magix Vegas, edit it with a couple of pre-done edits, so basically changing the aspect ratio to a square, adding some blurred borders, adding a little lower third with my Twitch channel on there, then rendering that out and then uploading it straight to Twitter. And again, this is stuff that if you were to do this with a mouse and keyboard would probably take five to ten minutes and good luck doing that when you're live. But because I have this programmed to my Stream Deck I just press one key and it does all the work for me so those are just some examples of why I think that multi actions are the best part about Stream Deck. But what's funny here is I've listed quite a lot of things and really, we've barely just scratched the surface. And that's because Stream Deck is only limited by your own creativity. Whenever people ask me what Stream Deck does at a convention I always like to say Stream Deck does nothing but controls everything. And honestly the possibilities are endless because of this. I posed two questions at the beginning of this video. What can Stream Deck do, and do I need it to start streaming. Well to answer question number 1, it's really: what can't Stream Deck do. And to answer question number 2, no. You don't need Stream Deck in order to start your streaming like you do a microphone or a camera. However from my conversations with our community, from those who have tried out Stream Deck, in their own words: they can't imagine having ever ran their stream without it, and there's no going back. So hopefully this clears up a little bit about what Stream Deck can do for you, and if you're interested in trying Stream Deck yourself be sure to check out Stream Deck Mobile which is available on iOS and Android and comes with a free 30-day trial so you can see for yourself. Once again, I'm Steggy from Elgato, and until our next video, good luck, and have fun.
3. 5 Stream Deck PLUGINS You Have To Try Out!
the holiday season is officially over and i know a lot of you guys got a stream deck for christmas if you didn't then uh you just skip this video actually what am i doing no no stay please i want to show you a few things that you can do with your stream deck that you may not be aware of of course you can do all the normal stuff like changing scenes or muting your microphone but that's boring you can do so much more than that i did a video a while back giving you guys some tips and tricks to get the most out of your stream deck but today i wanted to talk about the plug-in store yes the stream dax software has a built-in plug-in store and apparently elgato doesn't understand the concept of stores because everything on it is free it's like the best store ever so to save you guys some time i went through the entire list of plugins and picked out five that i think were really fun and really useful so let's talk about them this video is sponsored by someone i haven't figured it out yet who's this video sponsored by lumia stream oh that's right lumia stream that's totally didn't record this part of the video a week after the rest of it if you don't know lumia stream is a program that allows your viewers to take control of your rgb lights it's what i've been using in my setup to get my lights to flash every time someone subs or to trigger a lighting effect every time someone spends channel points and the great thing about it is that it's widely compatible it's compatible with all the major brands of lights like nano leaves philips hue lifx even elgato lights and you can even mix and match different brands of lights and control them all from a singular piece of software if you want to know how i set up lumia stream i did a tutorial a while back if you guys want to link up your lights to do crazy effects and even have them sync up to other effects that you have set up in obs so if you're interested in trying out lumistream the links are down below they do have some paid features but the base functionality is completely free and it's not a trial period you can use it for as long as you want to and then pay for the paid features if you decide you actually want to have them by the way you can use the code nutty for 20 off at checkout so uh yeah you're welcome all right so first plugin by the way how good does my skin look today yeah i started a new medication for my x-men like a month ago and it's just been it looks way better now anyway so first plug-in is color picker this is a really simple one but if you do any sort of design like making youtube thumbnails logos panels you've probably used a color picker before well the stream deck color picker works pretty much the same as that so first you have to install the plugin so the way to install all plugins by the way is to click on this button and go into the plug-in section and we're just gonna make a search for color picker and you just click in the button that says install here this is how every single plugin works you should see a new option called color picker you just add it to your stream deck just like you would for any other action and then whenever you press your stream deck button now it's going to show you the color underneath your mouse cursor so we'll just pull up a picture as an example so if we go into the background press this button here it shows golden rod on the skin tone of pepe it shows all it olive drab dude they're just making up colors now and then this one is chocolate what the yeah well that's how that works here's where it gets interesting though if you go in this drop down and select hex value and then check this box that says copy now anytime you click in the button it's going to show you the hex value on your stream deck but it's also going to copy the hex value to your clipboard and so you can just go into your image editing software and this paste the hex code right there to get the color that you want like i said this one is super simple but i use it all the time whenever i'm designing things for my channel the next one is called sound deck and this one is really fun it's actually the reason why i'm making this video but if you know what a go xlr is one of the selling points for that device was the sampler all right check this out balls balls balls balls sound deck essentially brings the sampler feature to the stream deck and it works with any mic you don't need to use an elgato mic or anything like that it actually brings a handful of different actions to your stream deck so the first one is a clip audio button and when i press the button it saves the last 15 seconds of audio to an mp3 file that i can just play back whenever i want it actually brings a handful of different actions to your stream deck so the next one plays a random sound effect from a list of sound effects so when i press it once remember nutty more viewers equals more donations and then when i press it again man are my nipples hard i think my nipples are hard they also have a standard record feature so you press the button once it turns red to signify that it's recording press it again it stops the recording and it just saves that to an mp3 file that you can just play back it turns red to signify that it's recording but the sampler function this one is the fun one so when i hold this button down i can say test test test nickel now whenever i press that button again it's going to repeat what i just said test test test now i can just keep hitting that button over and over again to play that sound but if i want to clear it then i can just hit this clear button it's going to blink red then i just click the sampler to clear the sampler and now it's ready to record a new sample everybody give me tier 3 subs everybody give me tier three subs and by the way because this is a stream deck we can add as many samplers as we want so we can just copy paste this again and then we'll clear that new sampler and now we can record a different sound here everybody sub so i can get to 100k subs everybody sub so i can get to 100k subs everybody give me tier 3 subs oh and by the way it records all your samples to a folder so every time you clear your sample you're not really losing your recording if you want to come back to it later so sound deck is really awesome my favorite one on the list but we're gonna move on to the next one this one is called stream counter have you ever just watched someone be absolutely horrible at a game they just die all the time so they might have a little death counter on their screen to show how many times they've died inside of a game this is what you can use stream counter for it's really as simple as it sounds all it is is a button that whenever you press it the number goes up and you can just keep pressing it to increase your death count but what's nice is let's say you make a mistake and you accidentally overcount you can just hold it down and it will decrease the total and if you hold it down for even longer it resets the whole total back to zero it sounds really stupid but i just love that we're starting to see plugins that have push and hold features because even the native stream back actions none of them have push and hold so i'd really love to see elgato add that in at some point in the future so get to work elgato developers by the way the plugin also exports the counter to a text file which you can just add directly to obs so that your viewers can actually see a real-time view of the counter as you're pressing the buttons next one is kind of a nerdy one it's called win tools and it adds a bunch of extra features for controlling stuff within windows for example if you're the type of person that likes to switch your audio between your speakers and your headphones constantly then you're probably used to opening up your windows settings and then changing your audio device here and that can be really annoying well with this plugin you can just do that straight from your stream deck so when i press this button it switches my audio to my speakers and then if i press this button it switches my audio to my headphones they also have a feature called multi-clip so you can have multiple clipboards for copy and paste and this one also has a long press action so when you highlight things and then long press one of the multi-clip buttons that's gonna store that into that multi-clip button so you can just keep pressing it over and over again they've got a ton of other features like you can switch between virtual desktops with a touch of a button but i think my favorite feature is the audio mixer so you know in windows when you want to adjust your volume levels for each of your different programs you'd open up this window here and then you just move the sliders up and down well with the app audio mixer you just press the button and it opens up this page and it shows all your different running programs and then you can adjust the audio levels by pressing the plus and the minus buttons i really love this one because it's actually dynamic so if i was to go to chrome and close this tab here and then go back and into the app audio mixer you won't see chrome anymore it's only going to show the programs that i actually have running it's just such a cool implementation and i wish more plug-in developers would make more of these dynamic pages for the stream deck i really love this one last plug-in we're gonna end in an easy one this one is called speed test so you know when you're streaming and then your internet is super slow so you go to speedtest.net and run a speed test and then it returns like normal speeds even though you know that your internet is like way slower than usual yeah well you can do that whole process on your stream deck now so this is one that i use a lot because i live in australia and the internet is just balls here and uh actually my internet's not that bad i'm just saying that so you guys can find me more relatable but anyway the way it works is it just is a button on your stream deck and you just press it it's gonna tell you that it's running a speed test and in a second it's going to show you the actual results any day now so it shows that my download speed is 90 megabytes per second and my upload speed is 37 which is pretty normal for my connection it also shows you the time that the speed test was run at so mine is 546 because it's 5 46 in the morning because i don't have a regular person sleeping schedule but if you click on the button you can also make it auto run so if i want to have this run every 10 minutes then every 10 minutes this is gonna run the speed test so if i think my internet is slow i can just instead of running a test i can just glance at the button and it's it's more of like glanceable information and by the way there's a lot of plugins out there that show you glanceable information like i have one that shows me the weather and every time i press the button it shows me the weather and another one that shows how hot my cpu is so if my computer is running super hot which it is right now then well then i know that which is pretty cool i also installed the plugin that's supposed to show me my youtube subscriber count but for some reason it's erroring out and i can't get it to work but we're nearly at 100k youtube subscribers so if you liked that video subscribe because um don't be weird about it okay hope you guys found that video helpful if you guys are using any other cool stream deck plugins that i didn't cover in this video let me know down below i think it's really cool what some plugin developers are making especially the ones that have like the push and hold actions i thought those ones are just like you know just a you know just so nice anyway links down below to the discord if you want to hang out by the way some super really smart people in the discord if you ever want to do some really advanced stuff with obs it's the place to be you can also come watch me on twitch i stream three nights a week and um yeah i'll see you guys there i don't even know if that works i tell you guys i stream on twitch all the time and i constantly get people are like oh i didn't know that you stream on twitch i'll see you guys next week [Music]
4. 5 Ways to Use Stream Deck in the Workplace
Hi, I'm Steggy from Elgato. And in this video I'm going to show you 5 ways you can use Stream Deck in the workplace. Now since Stream Deck's release, we've been contacted by countless individuals and companies who have asked us about using Stream Deck to improve the workflow in their workplace. And with more and more people working from home, you might be looking for ways to outfit your home office to maximise your productivity, and Stream Deck can certainly help with that. So without further ado, let's jump right into it. Number 1: pasting text. Stream Deck has the ability to paste precomposed text in whatever program you want. As long as the text box is highlighted, you can paste text, numbers, emojis, whatever you want. Now, people who use this feature a lot are people who work in e-mail customer service. Because to save time, a lot of companies have a standardised support playbook to help troubleshoot certain topics so you don't have to manually type out the same thing to every customer, and allowing you to reply to more customers in a given amount of time. Now some customer service software is able to save these e-mail templates to queue up when you need or some companies literally just have a word document to copy and paste from. But in either case you can save a ton of time by programming these templates into your Stream Deck, so all it takes is one key press to do the job. This is also helpful in any kind of data entry job, where you might be dealing with product ID numbers, or SKUs that you either can't remember what the numbers are or you just want to save time from inputting them. Number 2: app launching. With Stream Deck you can program it to launch any application you want, and this will also function as an 'alt-tab' of sorts, so if you need to go between two pieces of software, it just takes a quick key press. And what's cool is you can also combine this function with the windows resizer and mover plug-in, which allows you to set where you want the window to open and what size you want it. Number 3: video conferencing controls. You can easily set some hotkeys in your favorite conferencing software, to control your audio with Stream Deck. Need to sneeze? Easily mute your mic so your colleagues don't hear you. And you could have a little fun with your colleagues too, if you run your mic through Voice Mod, and use Voice Mod and Stream Deck to change your voice into things like a megaphone voice, a robot voice, or a baby voice. Number 4: online class production. With education taking more of an online approach, teachers are looking for more ways to up the production value of their online lessons. And with Stream Deck, OBS, and OBS Camera, you can essentially turn your lesson into a real professional broadcast. Complete with graphics, camera angle switching, etcetera. Which we covered in another video which we've linked in the description panel. And finally, number 5: program shortcuts and macros. This applies to basically anyone who does work on a computer. Instead of memorising hotkey combinations or keyboard shortcuts, you can map those to your Stream Deck and upload a custom icon so you know exactly what you're pressing. Did I set that hotkey to 'Control - 1' or 'Control - Shift - 1'? Well, that's a question I'll never have to ask again, because I use Stream Deck to take care of that for me. And what's even cooler is you can use multi-actions to string together different keyboard shortcuts in timed sequences, so depending on the software you use, you can turn something that's normally 10 steps, into one. Now these are just a few examples of how you can utilise Stream Deck for your job. We've seen other examples of music producers using Stream Deck as a MIDI device, stockbrokers using Stream Deck to execute buys and sells in their software, or composers writing music with Stream Deck with Final Note Express in Sibelius. So hopefully these few examples I've listed inspire you to see how you can improve your workflow with Elgato Stream Deck. Once again, I'm Steggy from Elgato, and until our next video, good luck, and have fun.
5. Elgato Stream Decks Are Awesome For Video Editing
it's a stream deck [Music] so i do a fair amount of video editing and lately i've been trying to up my game as far as editing efficiency so i edit in final cut and i'm entirely self-taught now the problem with learning on your own with video editing at least the problem that i ran into is that you learn new things by running into problems and then looking up the solution so you just hit a wall oh here's a situation where i really need to do that green screen thing what is that how does that work look it up learn how to chroma key uh this footage doesn't really look the way that i want it to look how do i alter the colors and stuff look it up learn about color grading but eventually you hit this wall where the problems that you're aware of you've solved but still you don't know what else you don't know and so i kind of fell into some complacency where i was editing in my own little groove and i knew that there were probably better ways to do a lot of the things that i was doing but ah this is the way i've always done it this is the way i know how to do it let's just get this project done but video editing programs final cut included have tons of nooks crannies corners and keyboard shortcuts so many keyboard shortcuts so i've been exploring all of those nooks and crannies and keyboard shortcuts trying to find ways to make my editing flow more efficient and this is part of that initiative for me so if you're unfamiliar a stream deck is essentially a panel of buttons and those buttons are programmable and they have little lcd screens behind them so you can change what's on the button and there are other products like that stream deck is a particular product made by elgato elgato is owned by corsair and they're called stream decks because their main intended use case is for live streaming so you can push these different buttons on your stream deck to interface with something like obs to change what's happening on screen but they're useful for a ton of other stuff for example video editing so they come in 6 15 and 32 button key configurations i have the 15 key here but those buttons go further than you'd think because you can have folders you can have a button that's a folder and then you open that up and all of the buttons change to what's inside of that folder and you can have different contexts so when final cut is open i can have a different set of buttons and actions than i have when i'm just on my desktop so within final cut maybe there are certain keyboard shortcuts that i feel like would be useful but maybe they're going to be hard for me to remember or i just find the key stroke that i have to make with my hand uncomfortable or whatever i can just program it to a button and boom there it is and that's on the simple side you can get pretty complex with these tying different actions together even getting things like keyboard maestro involved which is an automation program that's on the mac so yeah it's going to be a lot to dive into but once i get it settled i really think it's going to make me a much more efficient video editor and more efficient person overall so i'm going to dive in and start poking around okay so let me show you what i came up with here i am editing this very video that you're watching right now very meta i know so my most used buttons kind of live in this lower right hand corner i keep the stream deck on the left side of my laptop so i wanted my most used buttons in this corner because that's closest to me so if i move the playhead here this button in the lower right hand corner is play pause when i actually have my hand resting on it which i won't do much in this because it blocks the entire stream deck but it rests right under my thumb which is helpful because that's exactly where it would sit on the keyboard i would hit the spacebar with my thumb so it feels very natural to have it there now the blade and these two buttons have helped my workflow tremendously so like i edit most of my videos with jump cuts so i don't really super plan stuff out like i don't have scripts i just kind of come up with what i'm gonna say on the spot i'll talk you can see the waveforms here and then there's a period of silence and then i talk again so here's how i used to cut out all of that silence i would pull up the blade tool i would click on the end there i would scroll to the next waveform i would click there i would switch to the select tool i would click on the part in the middle and i would delete it but as it turns out that's really an efficient way to do that so let me undo all of that by the way i do have undo in the upper left hand corner here so i can undo from the stream deck so now what i do is i move the playhead over where the first waveform ends i click my blade button that makes a cut then i bring the playhead over to where the next waveform begins and i can click this and that just trims out all of the middle without me having to click again and click in the middle and all of that stuff it saves quite a few clicks so it's only two button presses now one two make a cut and then i just move the playhead to where i need everything to go and then the next button press deletes everything in between the cut and where the playhead is and you can do that either to the left or to the right of the playhead and the keyboard shortcut for that by the way is option and then either left or right bracket depending on which way you're trying to trim now still focusing on this main lower right hand rectangle underneath the blade i have this icon with two blades that's blade all so like for example if i had multiple clips let's just make a stack here and then i wanted to cut all of them at once i can click blade all and then that will cut through both clips or however many clips there are i have no idea what the keyboard shortcut for that is it doesn't matter because i only had to look it up once and now it lives on my stream deck now these two buttons here will select the edge of a clip either the left edge or the right edge i typically use these buttons in combination with this button which is add the default transition so i would select eclipse edge like that click this button and that would create a transition i have my default transition set to the swoopy whoopee thing and next to the default transition i have a button for a default title so that's just a quick way to add some basic text wowie text up here is undo we've already discussed that this button just opens up a folder where i keep screenshots because i use screenshots a lot in my videos as you can see when i open that screenshot folder the focused window is now finder it's no longer final cut and so it switches the profile on my stream deck so this is now the default profile but as soon as i switch the focus back to final cut it will switch back to the final cut options now this button right here this pulls up a handy little program i have called yoink boop so yoink is like a little shelf that you can keep files and you can either just drag them there temporarily so they can just sit on that shelf and you can pull them up and drag them out when you need to and you can also pin files onto the shelf so i have pinned a bunch of asset files that i use a lot in my videos like this is kind of a blue moving background thing that i use a lot when a screenshot doesn't fill up the entire screen or something i'll use that background i've got this little pointy finger man that i use a lot got my little my little like button be sure to hit like by the way my little subscribe thing which i will then chroma key out the green part be sure to subscribe by the way so yes all of my just frequently used assets i keep them in yoink and then i have them at the push of a button boop there's all my assets this is a delete key i don't know if i told you that but that's what that is boop yeah if you're on a mac i definitely do recommend yoink it's pretty handy it's not free but it wasn't expensive either i don't remember exactly how much it was but definitely worth it all right this button up here adds my default effect kind of wish i could keep default effect next to default title and default transition but there's just no room so eh whatever but i think i have my default effect set to just like a very slow zoom in so it'll just kind of like start out and very slowly punch in as the clip progresses and then finally up here is a button for speed blade so pressing that will cut the speed so that i can change how this duration is so that's now going to be 143 speed this gray area is the transition between 143 and 100 maybe i wanted this part to be slowed down this is how you do speed ramping so um i use that every once in a while in my montages or some action shots or something like that for my default profile i mostly just have some frequently used apps quick links up here this will take me to my work email and this will take me to my personal email this in the upper right hand corner is the app switcher so i can pull it up to just quickly toggle between apps this up here shows me my next upcoming calendar event so it's it counts down to it and it changes color as it approaches it'll turn yellow and then red as it gets closer and closer helpful for keeping me from missing meetings and stuff then this button i used as a button that will switch to another profile i'm basically using it as a second page and here i have a button that'll sleep the computer and buttons that control the brightness of the stream deck itself and then this button switches back to the main profile i could have just put a folder here instead of switching profiles it would have accomplished the exact same thing it's also been great for zoom so down here on the bottom row i have basic controls for zoom like turn the camera on and off mute the mic leave the meeting screen share stuff like that but i've also used this to ruin every zoom meeting i've ever been in because i'm basically using it as a sound board so you can drag in audio files and then as soon as you push the button it just plays that audio file and i just think it's pretty awesome all right so now after working with the stream deck for a couple of months now i gotta say i like it a lot i consider it a vital part of my workflow now it has definitely helped me make my video editing more efficient now well i gotta be clear about this the stream deck doesn't do anything for video editing that you can't do with your keyboards it's really just shortcuts for shortcuts it's just pressing the keyboard shortcuts for you at least for what i'm using it for that's really all it's doing which i know doesn't really sound all that helpful but it just it is i promise it is there's something about just having this separate panel of physical buttons that is just very pleasing and it just makes the workflows stick better for me and it's nice to not have to remember a bunch of keyboard shortcuts i can just program them onto the stream deck and that's it i'm done by the way if you're curious all the icons i had on the stream deck for my final cut profile i did buy an icon pack for that i'll put a link to that in the description down below now you don't have to buy an icon pack you can just get icons off of google images or you can make your own or whatever and actually in a recent update the the stream deck software that it comes with actually has some like community icon packs in there i used a few of those built-in ones for my photoshop profile but from what i've seen so far those those are pretty limited so you'll probably still have to fill in a lot of gaps now i will say that when picking out a size of stream deck i i did think that the 15 key was going to be more than enough and for just like navigating the computer stuff day to day it is but for video editing in particular and probably for photoshop i haven't finished building that profile out yet but i could see a use for for more keys i do find myself already fantasizing about that 32 key configuration stream deck give me that big deck i just can't fit everything on the stream deck and that's where i keep my left hand now so right hand on the mouse left hand on the stream deck and every time i have to lift my hand from the stream deck to the keyboard for something i'm a little bit pissed off now i know i said at the beginning of the video that the keys go farther than you think because you can have folders and that is true but the problem is digging through folders is not any faster than just switching my hand over to the keyboard and if i'm going to have a folder i'm sacrificing a key where that folder has to sit so now on my main page i have one less functional button so i don't actually use folders very much something else to note about the 32-key version is that that one does have a removable usb-c cable so it's usb-c and it plugs into the stream deck and then it's got another male end on the other side whereas the two smaller versions of the stream deck are usb 2 and it's not an easily replaceable cable it's soldered in on the stream deck side so i don't know maybe one day i will get a 32 key version and use that as kind of my permanent setup one that just sits on the desk somewhere and then i'll keep the 15 key as kind of the portability option but anyways that's all i got for today be sure to hit like if you liked the video be sure to leave me a comment down below let me know what you thought and be sure to subscribe and hit that bell icon so that youtube notifies you anytime i upload a new video this is a brand new youtube channel and i could really use your help getting off the ground appreciate it peace [Music] you
6. Introducing Stream Deck XL
hi I'm sticky from El Gato and this is stream deck XL stream deck XL is the latest in our line of stream deck products stream duct XL is a USB live content creation controller equipped with 32 customizable LCD keys these keys can be easily labeled with custom icons so you always know what action you're pressing and because their LCD you can add folders to stream deck which allows 32 keys to have infinite possibilities Stream deck XL can either be placed lying flat on your desk next to your keyboard or it can be propped up with the included magnetic stand to hook it up take the included cable and plug the USB C end into your stream deck XL and plug the USB end into an available USB port on your computer download and install the stream dekap from el gato comm and you're ready to go stream duck features direct integrations with some of the most popular apps used by content creators you can change your scenes and graphics and OBS you can tweet out your live streams on Twitter you can even control your Olga dokie light Philips you and nano leave all at the touch of a button one of the newest features of the stream deck app is the addition of our app store stream deck now features plugins created by third-party developers like voice mod or big companion and so the best part about stream deck is that new features and plugins are continuously being added to it so every day you own it stream deck becomes a more powerful product and if you don't see your favorite app working with stream deck yet don't worry because stream deck can also execute jaquise and launch applications and scripts so there are plenty of ways to utilize stream deck with your favorite app whether it's on the stream deck App Store or not Elgato stream deck excel is now available for two 4995 be sure to check it and the rest of our stream deck products out at el gato com once again I'm sticky from el gato and it's our next video good luck and have fun
7. Upgrade Your Stream Deck: 9 Advanced Tips For Streamers
- If you're a streamer or content creator then chances are you've heard of Elgato Stream Deck. This handy little interface is used by thousands of content creators across the world to assist them in managing their live broadcasts. There are tons of videos out there on how you can set up and use your Stream Deck for things like switching scenes, muting microphones and moderating chat. But there are very few videos about the really advanced things that this device can do. So, in this video, I will be sharing nine advanced tips that you can easily implement to upgrade your Stream Deck. (upbeat music) Just before we dive into the tips, I want to give a quick thank you to the sponsor of this video Nordpass. Guys it's 2021, you can't keep using the same, weak, repeated passwords everywhere on the internet. It's time you got yourself a password manager where you can store all of your passwords, credit card details and private notes securely. Nordpass is a new generation password manager, built by the security experts at NordVPN. It's easy to set up and works across all your different browsers and devices. It'll automatically fill out your login information and even generate super secure passwords for you. So, do your future self a favor and sign up for Nordpass using the link at the top of the description. You'll get a whopping 74% off, plus your first four months for free. If like me you make use of a second or maybe even a third monitor to manage all of the different aspects of your stream, things like OBS Studio, your Twitch chat, your Twitch dashboard, maybe your music software, your audio software to make sure that they're all being sent to the right channels, then you probably used to arranging all of these applications in pixel perfect locations on your second or second and third monitors, and that can take quite a bit of time. There's a Stream Deck plugin called Windows Mover that you can add, which allows you to save the specific position and size of any open applications. So, that the next time whilst it's open all you have to do, is click the button on your Stream Deck and it'll snap directly into place. Now, I'd recommend actually setting a multi-action of several different instances of this Windows Mover action. One for each application that you use once you're streaming that way it's only one click on your Stream Deck and all of your applications nestle their way into position. If we take this one step further, you could actually in the multi-action add the actual launching of these applications first by using the system open action. Just make sure that you add a suitable delay after the launch actions as you don't want them to trigger the move actions before they finished opening. There's two different plugins for the Stream Deck that I use for my audio. The first is super simple, it's called Audio Switcher and it allows you to toggle between two different audio devices. So, I actually use this button all the time to swap between the speakers and the headset as my default option on my PC or for swapping between different microphone inputs, if I'm testing out a new microphone or audio interface. The second plugin is especially useful for those of you that use something like a GOXLR or Wave Link software or RODE Connect or even Voicemeeter with virtual audio cables, but basically if anybody that's wanting to send certain application audio to different audio outfits. The plugin is called Sound Deck and it has an action called Set App Audio Device that allows you to easily change the audio device used by any application. Previously, I had to open up sound settings, scroll all the way down to App volume device preferences, and then manually change the output device used by each application. Instead, now I have this set up to allow me to change the output device of any focused application to use my GoXLR's music channel. That way when I'm getting ready to stream, I can focus Spotify, click one button on my Stream Deck and I'll start using the music device rather than my speakers which now gives me full control over the audio levels of my music using my GoXLR. I have a similar button which does the exact same but with any chat applications and sending it to the chat channel. So, if I want Discord or Zoom or even a call through my browser in Google Hangouts to start using my chat channel on my GoXLR, it's just one button pressed when the app is focused. Again just to reiterate, this isn't specific to having a GoXLR, this works with Wave Link software from Elgato or RODE Connect from RODE or even Voicemeeter and virtual audio cables. It's basically just a way to set a certain application to use a certain audience device. One that I think is incredibly important to do before you go live is just to check your internet connection. The last thing you want to do is go live and get your audience all hyped only for them to have a buffering stream because you're dropping frames all over the place. And thankfully there are some tools in Stream Deck's plugins store that can help you test that. The Speed Test plugin will run a full test on speedtest.net and give you back the results showing your average download speed but more importantly, your average upload speed and connection quality. This can be useful just to see if there's any issues with your upload speed before you go live. Win Tools is a plugin with various different actions for Windows' users but in particular, we're going to talk about the ping action that you can set up to ping a certain IP address to test your latency. So, I have this set up to ping google.com and a couple of different game servers that I use just to give me a good overview of if there are any latency issues. You can even set custom images to show if the resulting ping is higher than a set threshold. So, I have that key set to go red if my ping to Google is ever higher than 25 milliseconds. Unfortunately you can't currently ping Twitch's ingest servers, which are the actual servers that you're streaming to, to test your connection before you go live. You have to currently go through Twitch's API to be able to do that. So, that would be a really useful function. I've actually spoken to BarRaider, who is the guy that's made probably over 50% of the plugins that we're mentioning today, to see if you would be interested in making a plugin to do just that. So, if you see this come out in a couple of months time, you all know who to thank. Well, don't thank me, thank BarRaider, he's the one that will have built the plugin but I had the idea. One advanced tip that was shared with me from Phil, who is the technical marketing manager at Elgato, is that you can actually set up this ping tool to also ping your modem and your router or rowter as American say, and all you need is the IP addresses of those devices, and then you can again, test things in your local network before going live. If you want a simple and easy way to create countdown timers on your stream, for example, in your starting soon scene, there is a plugin called Stream Countdown Timer that you can use to create any length timer and show that on your Stream Deck, which can also update a text file that you can then add into your streaming software. You can choose exactly what is displayed, if anything, when the countdown ends and you can also pause and resume timers with a single tap on your Stream Deck. If you're ever running a stream marathon where maybe the time left increases when you hit certain subscriber thresholds, you can also set this plugin up to increase or decrease the timer by certain amount each time you press a button. And for those of you who like to display counters like your win/loss results or how many deaths you've had on your stream, there's also a plugin called Stream Counter, which allows you to keep track of how many times a button has been pressed. And again, output that result to a text file, which you can add into your streaming software. That whole process makes it so much easier than going into OBS Studio and updating these numbers manually each time you die. If you make use of an Elgato capture card to capture something like a camera or a second PC or a games console, then you can use something called Flashback Recording to retroactively save the previous up to 30 minutes as a high quality video file. Now, you can set this up to be anything from the past 15 seconds all the way up to the past 30 minutes. And I'd recommend having a few different buttons so that you can quickly click it. If it's only a short moment ago, you can click a shorter time and then you don't have to scrub through 30 minutes of video footage. This becomes particularly useful, if you want to repurpose any of your live content for other mediums, where having a full quality version of something like your camera feed would be super helpful. An advanced tip that I would share would be to set up a multi-action to save both the Flashback Recording of say your camera and OBS Studio's replay buffer simultaneously. This way you'll have both the full quality stream recording and the full quality camera recording that you can use however you want in your editing software without having to do any weird reframing or cropping around your tiny camera. If you like to end your streams by raiding one of your friends over on Twitch and sending all of your viewers across to them, then there's an action in the Twitch Tools plugin that makes it super simple to do. The action is called Live Streamers, and it shows you the number of streamers that you follow on Twitch that are currently live. Clicking on that button opens up a folder showing you a preview of all those creators streams, how many viewers they have and then if you press on that button, you will then raid that channel with all of your viewers. You can also set this action up to host the channel rather than raid them, but this whole process of finding a channel that you follow, that's live and then typing in the raid command just became so much easier. And the little preview that you get on your Stream Deck can be used to ensure that the streamer isn't on their BRB scene or their Ending scene, so, you hopefully know the kind of content that you're going to be sending your viewers to. If you use one of the 25 different webcams that frustratingly for whatever reason, seems to forget all of the settings every single time you restart your PC, this next plugin is going to be a game changer. The plugin is called Cam Control, and it allows you to manually set with one press all of the different settings like brightness, contrast, gain, exposure, saturation, white balance, the list goes on. To make this really useful, I definitely recommend making a multi-action to change several of these settings all at the same time. Now, whenever you're setting up your stream, you can just click one single button to have all of your webcam settings set exactly as you like them, without having to go into the camera properties and change each option every single time. If your lighting conditions aren't consistent day-to-day, you can even set this up to have plus and minus buttons for each setting, so you can adjust your settings on the fly to suit your needs. So, newer webcams are kind of built to hopefully not suffer from this so much, but if you're using something like the C920, and I know a lot of you are, this has been an ongoing problem for years now. And hopefully this button that you can now add to your Stream Deck to set all of your settings with one click should hopefully help. Now, what do you do when there's an application that you use all the time that supports hotkeys, but hasn't yet had a Stream Deck integration built for it? Well, here's a cool tip. Stream Deck has an option to add a hotkey action that allows you to set the button to map to a hotkey. If you come down to F-keys here, you'll see that there's an option to map function keys that you most probably don't even have on your keyboard, F13 through F24. If you assign one of these F-keys to your Stream Deck button, and then head over to the applications hot key settings, you can then press that button on your Stream Deck, and you'll have the exact functionality you want. Also, if you have a tenkeyless keyboard or even smaller, then you can also assign all of the numpad keys to any hotkeys that you want in any application. And you'll know that you'll never accidentally trigger them from your keyboard cause your keyboard doesn't even have those keys. Now, throughout this video, I've mentioned a few examples of some good multi-actions, but there are three more examples that I want to highlight. Hate Raids are obviously a big problem on Twitch right now and I think it's definitely worth taking the time to set up a panic button that you can hit, as soon as you see this happening on your channel. The multi action could include changing your chat to follower only mode, clearing your chat entirely, muting and hiding alerts to make sure that text-to-speech doesn't get abused, slowing your chat down, sending a chat message to exactly what's going on to your regular viewers, you could optionally even play an ad if you wanted to capitalize on these new viewers and of course creating a stream marker and creating a clip if you wanted to then look into reporting them. The second multi-action that I use all the time is to be able to turn on and off all of the lights in my studio with one single key press. And now, Stream Deck supports many different types of products, many different companies. You can obviously use anything from Elgato, like their key lights or light strips, Phillips Hue, CORSAIR iCUE, Nanoleaf, LIFX, Colorlight, there's a whole variety of different brands that are support it now, and you can add all of these into one multi-action. And the last multi-action that I use all the time and I see many members of the community have already set up themselves is a Start Stream multi-action which can do things like open up OBS and all of your different applications, change to your starting soon scene, muting your microphone and starting music from a DMCA safe, in that music playlist and setting the volume of that, positioning your Windows properly like we covered at the start of the video and starting a countdown timer, start your stream, changing your Twitter name, really the list goes on and on, and you can customize this to be whatever you normally do whenever you start streaming. So, those were my nine advanced tips for the Stream Deck, but I would absolutely love to see what you guys in the community are using your Stream Decks for. So, let me know down in the comments, I'm definitely going to be continually going back there to check out what you guys are creating and maybe implement some of them myself. If you've enjoyed this video, please do give it a thumbs up it's the best way to let me know you enjoy this kind of content so that I can make more of it. And if you're new to the Gaming Careers channel, have a look around and consider subscribing. I'll catch you the next one. Peace. (upbeat music) If you're a streamer or content creator then chances are you've heard of Elgato Stream Deck. It would help if I held it upside down, wouldn't it? I mean the right way up.
8. 2022 Setup | Learn EVERYTHING about Elgato Stream Deck 🔍 Become a PRO in 10 MINUTES
what's up everybody welcome back to the stream lutes youtube channel where we talk about everything streaming and stream lutes and in today's video I'm gonna be talking to you guys about one of my favorite tech upgrades that I ever made to my stream setup and that is the elgato stream deck now if you've been streaming for any amount of time you've probably heard the name Elgato because they make incredible products to make the live streaming job a lot easier and the stream deck does just that I've been using the stream deck for almost two years now and I'm still amazed at what this piece of tech is capable of doing the Ogata stream deck unlocks a huge amount of possibilities for the streamer and it's basically a number and macro pad that is assignable to various actions that makes your job a lot easier when you're trying to multitask game and stream at the same time the stream deck that I'm using is their 15 button version and this comes in at about $150 but they have two other options they have the mini six button version and then also the extra-large 32 button version and these can actually be used in tandem with one another you can use multiple stream decks simultaneously it simply plugs into the USB ports on your PC and you're good to go in today's video I'm gonna take you through how to download and install the software for the stream deck I'm gonna show you how to connect your accounts to it and then I'm gonna take you through some of my favorite ways to use this awesome piece of equipment with that being said let's get into it to begin we're gonna go to the elgato website which is Elgato comm /e in and then we're gonna click on the download section to find our software you're gonna select the operating system that you're using whether it's Mac or Windows for me it's windows you're gonna click the download for the stream deck right here and after you've done that you'll be able to go through a setup wizard which will help install it on your computer alright now that we've opened up the stream deck software we're gonna see essentially a blank canvas of each of the buttons on the stream deck and I've actually set up a camera here so that we can see real-time what happens to these buttons as we add actions to the stream deck to get full functionality out of the stream deck to create a profile and add the accounts that we want the stream deck to interact with so to create a profile you'll go up to the top left here click new profile and it'll likely give you a profile one like I have here after that we can connect the accounts that we want our profile to interact with by clicking accounts here I've already added my mixer account but you can add various accounts here for example Stream labs twitch Twitter and YouTube now going back to the profiles you can actually have multiple profiles that have different layouts that you can easily swap back and forth between in the software so for example if you want to record static video for YouTube you might want to have a different set of buttons and assignments that layout versus when you're streaming for example ultimately the options are endless so you want to make it make sense for what you're doing before we get into adding actions on the stream deck let's look at some of the integrations that are available to us right out of the gate so for me I have the stream deck and integrations here at the top and this has a variety of actions that we can perform and then you can also have the stream deck interact with the Elgato Game Capture software for me I use this a lot this is the elk the UH Gatos integration with OBS studio because this is the software that I used to stream if you use stream labs OBS that's available as well as xsplit I also have the option for the stream deck to interact with my mixer account in various ways there's a sound board interaction where you can add actions that will cue a sound when you push the button you can interact with your stream Labs account your computer there's a variety of actions with that your social media accounts your YouTube and ultimately at the bottom you can add other actions that you want to have available to you and there's a ton of different plugins that you can integrate simply by installing them here all right now that we've gotten that out of the way let's get into the fun part which is adding actions to our stream deck so I'm gonna take you through some of the things that I do to help raise the production value of my stream some of my favorite actions in one of the things that I really like to do is to do scene change buttons so I go for my gameplay scene or a scene like this to a logo video that's a media video to an intermission scene and so for example what I would do for that is I would add three different buttons that are all scene changes and this is again in OBS studio this is gonna pull the scene list from OBS and allow me to select whatever scene I want for each button so for the middle button I'm gonna use my transition video and that scene is right here so it's gonna inter interact with this particular scene so I've selected that scene I'm gonna call it transition and you're gonna see it's gonna pop up right here and just so you know you can actually change the background image that you see right here by selecting an image from your PC if you have a PNG file you want to add you can select it right here and then on the Left button here I'm going to select my main gameplay see this one right there and I'm gonna call this main and then I'm gonna select my intermission scene right here and so what this is gonna do is it's gonna allow me to use these buttons right here to transition to each scene on cue and by using these buttons so when I click this button you're gonna see my main gameplay which is right here and then when I maybe finish a game or I die in a game I'm gonna use my my transition button and you're gonna see that accused my video transition scene and then once the video transition scene has run its course I'm gonna switch back to my intermission scene right there and this is where people this is where my viewers land when I'm not in game so pretty cool it's an awesome feature to be able to do scene swapping that integrates right with your streaming software and I highly recommend utilizing the buttons to do that to really raise the production value of what you do one of my favorite ways to use my stream deck is by creating an entire sound board that integrates with each of the buttons so if I want to do that I go to the sound board integration here add it to a button I can call that that soundbite whatever I want I can search for an mp3 file that I've uploaded to my PC and then I can add it and for the sake of time I'll show you my son board that I have on my other profile to give you an example of what you can do with this so on my default profile I might click my OBS folder and then click my sound board folder here and I have 15 buttons that are all assigned to different sound bites so when somebody enters the chat and I want to have a fun greeting for them I'll click my Sud button here so or if I get a victory in my battle royale game I'm gonna click this button here Jordan face back swoosh or if I have a nice kill in a game I'm gonna use this button here well roasted right so these are all sound files that I've it attached to each of these buttons within a folder so you could have multiple folders with multiple soundbites on your stream deck one of my favorite ways to use the soundboard integration a few of the other ways that I love to use the stream deck is by interacting with my mixer platform so I can actually add a chat message button where when I push this button it'll run a chat message in my chat real-time and you can type the message here for example if you want to tell people how much you love them you can do that here I give it a name ILU for I love you and when you push that button that message is gonna pop up in your chat this is great if you have commands that you want to run you could you could create a whole folder of all of your commands that are similar to what your moderators might use so that way you can answer questions a lot quicker than having to type it all out for your chat another really cool option is the interaction with your social media profile so for example with Twitter let's say you want to tell people when you're live you can actually type a precomposed tweet that when you push this button it sends that tweet out to your Twitter profile pretty cool now we've barely scratched the surface of what the stream deck is capable of but I hope by seeing just a few of the things that you can do with it you can get a sense of how incredible this piece of tech is in upgrading the production value of your stream I highly recommend picking one up and utilizing it to make your job a lot easier that's it for this video you guys if you like this video please let us know by giving us a thumbs up and if you have any questions or comments or things you want to know more about specifically with a stream deck please let us know in the comments section below and as always don't forget to subscribe to the YouTube channel by clicking that subscribe button and turning your alerts on so you don't miss out on the future content that we have coming out thanks again you guys and we'll see you in the next video [Music]
9. Elgato Stream Deck – Complete Beginner’s Guide (2021 Edition)
the elgato stream deck probably the most essential thing to have in your setup especially if you're a streamer a content creator or a uh i guess a normal person because trust me even if you're a normal person this elgato stream deck does come very handy and i do want to get this out there because i know there's going to be that one person or a couple people that do state this but um no i am not sponsored by elgato whatsoever for making this video i just genuinely like the product and so for that reason i want to share with you guys what you can do using the elgato stream deck and guys make sure you listen to ninja because he has some important words to say on his twitter uh to make sure that you guys follow me so um by no means it was that photoshopped um okay maybe maybe it was photoshopped a little bit before this video we're gonna go through everything you need to know especially if you're thinking about getting something like this or if you already have one and you're still not sure about all the capabilities that the elgato stream deck has to offer now remember there are other stream decks out there that you could buy instead of this elgato stream deck i know they have a bunch of different brands on amazon but to be honest with you i've never used one of those products and i just know that the ogata stream deck has a long record of being pretty good in this space so i don't want to stray away and and start testing out things that i'm not sure they're gonna work so i'm gonna be using the elgato stream deck today and i'm going to show you everything you guys need to know so uh yeah without further ado let's get right into it now just to start off there are three different elgato stream decks that are out there currently on the market you do have the six key version the 15 key version and the 32k version spoiler alert though they all operate exactly the same the only difference is that some have more keys than the other ones so just keep that in mind that they are all the same and they also do have a mobile app that you can download and i think you have to pay monthly for that but um yeah i kind of don't recommend doing this method only because for me personally i like using my phone every now and then and if for whatever reason i get a phone call well there goes your stream deck or if your phone dies there goes your stream deck so for that reason i do encourage that if you are getting a stream deck that you get an individual standalone unit not the one that's like an app on your phone but you know you guys can do whatever you want either way this video does pertain to those people that are using the mobile app and also like i said earlier you could get a different stream deck from like amazon i know they have a lot of different models on there and maybe it might work the same way as this but i really don't know because i don't have one but let's head on over to the desktop and figure out how to use this thing okay ladies and gentlemen boys and girls we are currently on the desktop right now and before you can do anything you have to make sure that you have the elgato stream deck software downloaded installed on your system so how do you do that well let's just open up the elgato website right here once again i'm going to have this in the description down below so don't worry just head on over there and then you could um download this software here you just pick which product you're using for us we are using the elgato stream deck but if you're using the mini or the xl you can choose that as well then you click on windows and then you just click on download after you have it download and installed you should end up with a stream deck application on your desktop alright so now that we have the icon we could just double click it open it up and you will see this is the stream deck software normally for you guys you're going to see a welcome message right in the middle i had to delete it a long time ago and most likely you're not going to see this upwards arrow for now just disregard that you guys don't have to worry about that now before you guys can do anything before you start throwing in icons and doing all this fun stuff you need to make sure that you make sure that this right panel is a lot more simpler because it can get a little messy and kind of confusing so what you could do is head on over to the top right you're going to see like three little lines you just click on that and from here you can just uncheck things that you plan well that you do not plan on using so for example i don't use voice mod i don't use spotify i don't use streamlabs obs i use obs so those are things i have checked off um or unchecked yeah because i don't plan on using them so you could just do the same whichever things you don't plan on using uncheck them and then click on done now that we have that done let's try focusing on like probably some of the easier things to do with the stream deck what i mean by that is something like opening up files that is something that everybody can take advantage of and that is something that i use on a daily basis even when i'm not streaming so to do that go over to system and then just click on the drop down and then if you could see there's this little um element here it's called open right just click on it drag it on over and you can drag it anywhere on the stream deck and as you can see your stream deck will update automatically so if i move this over you see and move one tile over to the right another fun fact to know if you guys close the software for the stream deck you will see that everything that you have done to the stream deck has been saved and whenever you reboot your system and you start up your system for the first time you're gonna see that everything is saved and everything works as it should you do not need to open up the software if you do not plan on doing any changes to it so i hope you guys uh learned a thing or two but anyways now that we're back on to the stream deck software let's focus on opening up a certain application so for this let me just say that you know i want to open up davinci resolve that's my editing software of choice that's what i like to use so for that we want to use it on this specific icon so um here we can just go over to well first you need to click on the icon itself then go over to app slash file click on the three little dots all the way to the right and you just find out wherever the shortcut is saved for me as you guys can see over to the left of my desktop you can see the uh the shortcut is right here on my desktop screen so um we can just go over to our desktop in the folder of course go over to desktop and you can see it's right here we can just click on that and then click on open and you can see simply there is our application so in a nutshell if i were to close this off and click on the button on the stream deck it will open up that editing software now let's say we want to customize this icon we don't like that there's text there simply go over to uh well once again click on the icon and then we just need to delete the title from it just like that and now it looks a lot more simpler and since i already know what the icon looks like and what it entails uh i really don't need any text but let's say you know i hate the davinci resolve icon you know i hate it with a passion and i'd rather have something a lot more fruity i don't know so what you could do is just click on the icon once again and if you go over to the icon right down here you're gonna see a little arrow pointing down click on that and what you could do is you have a you have a couple different options so first thing you could do is just set from file that means that you already have a photo on your pc somewhere that you want to use for this maybe you do maybe you don't but if you do not don't worry just click on create new icon and this is awesome because it actually opens up a website from elgato itself and this is where they have a preset of a bunch of different elements that you could use to uh customize the photo for that specific icon so let's say you know i hate the davinci resolve icon and i want to use the smiley face instead so this smiley face means that uh that's my editing software i don't know don't know i don't judge you you know i like this smiley face so uh i could just use this and then just click on save key and it will save this smiley face as is let's say we want to customize this icon uh we want to make it smaller i don't know i don't have this here and then we could uh have the second one over here i don't know and then we want to save it like this i don't know who would do this but there's probably that one person out there regardless this is how you could customize your icons and you can see over on the left hand side you have layers so you can add more things in if you want to and you know add more elements you can actually also change the color as well more things you can actually do um this doesn't do anything because i don't have a blank uh icon here but if i did i could change the color but yeah this is a nutshell that's what you do and you just click on save key right on over here and then you can exit out or you can minimize this key right here or this website and then when you click back onto the icon you click on the drop down once again click on set from file find out wherever you save that file and then you just click on open and it should update now let's say i do not like any of these photos here and there's a photo on google that i want to use instead don't worry same process all you have to do is download that photo from google or wherever you got it from save it and then you just click on set from file use that specific file or that photo yeah and it will update right here important thing to note if you do that make sure it is a square remember the buttons on the stream deck are a square if you get a rectangle you're going to end up with a squished image it's it's not going to look good so make sure it's a square and uh to be exact a rounded square now let's say besides opening up files i want to open up websites you know whenever i click on a certain button i wanted to redirect me to twitch.tv or facebook or instagram or twitter something like that what you could do once again head over to system the click on the little drop down as we already have the drop down here and then just drag over a website as simple as that now when you have the website highlighted you can just go over to url and you could type in whatever website you want it to open up so in this case i could have twitter.com i don't know you know it really doesn't matter now unfortunately you're gonna be stuck with this ugly icon but if you want to change it of course you can do the same process that i just finished telling you but for now for simplicity's sake we're going to keep this icon just for you know example purposes so if i click on this icon now it should redirect me to twitter it popped up on my other side but yeah here is twitter so yeah and of course if you want you can change the title as we talked about earlier i could put on twitter and as you can see over on the right over here you see that it has updated in real time so that's how to open up files that is how to open up websites now let's say we want to make a hotkey we have photoshop open and instead of clicking on control j in order to i don't know duplicate an image or ctrl d to deselect we want to just be able to click a button on our stream deck and it will do that macro or if you wanted to do like ctrl alt delete but you don't want to press all three buttons you just want to click on a certain button on your stream deck you could do that as well all you have to do is head on over system once again drag the hotkey option and just put it anywhere that you want on your stream deck now here all you have to do under hotkey you just click on it once and then you just click on whatever macro that you want to select so let's say for this case i want to click on control j right just like that that hotkey is set so whenever i click on that specific button it will do that hotkey another useful function that you could utilize under the system tab is maybe playing music playing and pausing music i know everybody listens to music so drag over the multimedia button and put it anywhere you want and here under action we could change it from maybe previous track to play and pause music that's pretty simple so whenever you have music playing you just click on that button it will pause it you can click on it again to play music very very simple now there are a couple other things on here hotkey switch that's another thing you can use i was actually thinking about what you can use that for but what that is in a nutshell is that it has two commands of two hotkeys so you can click on it it will do one hotkey and you click on it again it will do another hotkey and it'll be swapping back and forth what you can use that for i have no idea and uh for now just disregard that the only one you should be using is in terms of hotkeys are the hotkey um command right here other than that we do have the text field this one here uh it's not too useful i mean i don't know once again what you could use that for but what it does is that if you drag this over you could uh enter in a specific text and so whenever you click on that button it will basically lay out a text what do i mean by that well let's say um let's say i put hello my name is matthew is oh my god i can't spell all right so now whenever i click on this button it should spell out hello my name is matthew so let's just put this here and we click on this button and just like that it will keep on entering hello my name is matthew i don't know what you could use this for but um i don't know you guys be creative with this now before we move on to obs which is probably what a lot of you guys are here for um another useful thing that you guys should utilize especially for the advanced users is instead of just having open application like we have done here earlier for davinci resolve what you could actually do is create a folder for it now what does that do well i can just right click here create folder and if i change this icon i can use this davinci resolve icon and whenever i click on this folder for davinci resolve it'll open up another folder so in here i could have maybe um open up the application here and then i could have my shortcuts all listed right here so basically this folder will have everything that has to do with davinci resolve itself very useful and actually that is what i use currently for my uh my obs over here see over here it might just look like an obs open file command but actually when you click on it i have a bunch of different options here i have the open file here i have my stream record stop buttons and so forth so just very useful fun fact that's what i use and i do recommend doing that going into the future but if you just have you know you just want to open up something then you could just keep it as is where it just opens up the file and it doesn't open up a folder now for the fun stuff i know a lot of people are here for the obs side of things so let's just create a new folder and enter that and if you're using obs or if you're using streamlab obs they both work exactly the same seriously they really do work exactly the same so let's just close those out so here with obs we could have it so that it selects a certain screen if we drag this over so we have this over we could have it titled um i don't know starting soon let's do starting soon and if you have it linked with your obs you could see that it will show all the scenes that are currently on your obs and just to reiterate this point if you see these options here match these options that are over here on the scene over here so yeah so whenever i do click on this specific button it should cut over to the starting soon scene so let's just uh click on it and now you see it is doing the starting soon and you can do this for a bunch of other scenes as well really what you could do is just have uh each scene all listed here so that you could just swap between each scene and as always you could always change the icon you could change the text for it you could create a collection but i wouldn't even worry about that right now but yeah that's how to do scenes in a nutshell now let's say you're in a situation you're playing games on your pc and you're streaming you have a bunch of people talking in the chat but you can't hear yourself things so you need to mute everything on your desktop alright just an example so what you could do is just drag on over mixer audio and here on mixer audio you just select the source this remember this is for the audio now this is audio not the video portion so here you can just find wherever you have the desktop audio which this case is right here now remember um this differs from stream to stream i have a lot of different uh audio inputs because i have a lot of different scenes so for me it will be this desktop audio so now let's say i want to mute the audio all i have to do is just click on this button and the audio is muted if i click on it again the audio is unmuted and you can do the same thing if you want to mute like let's say uh you want to meet your mic you want to mute this uh blue yeti right over here you can do the same thing go over here click on mic and aux and now if i click on that and just like that other than that you do also have the record and stream options of course record once you click on it it will start recording once you click on it again it will stop recording so uh yeah it's pretty self-explanatory same with stream you could just drag this on over and then once you click on it it will start streaming you click on it again it will stop streaming very very simple and then source source is like if uh you know how you have you have scenes and then you have sources within the scene so here you could actually toggle on and off a source within a scene so um here if you click on it you will see you have a scene that you have to select so for here maybe i have uh i don't know uh one of the desktop scenes you know and then here i want to i want to make the webcam disappear right so if i were to click on this you will see i disappear and then if i click on it again i reappear voila you know so definitely a lot of things you could do a lot of things you could play around with so uh like i could keep on going here over the amount of things you could do but yeah it's just it takes some time you just go in you just have fun you just look and see what you want to do and um that's that's basically what it comes down to now let's say somebody entered into your chat but you do not want to call them out you know you don't want to make them embarrassed and then scare them away and then they leave and then you're back at zero viewers no you want to talk to them but you don't want to say anything to them you know so what you could do i don't know this is an example once again yeah you can just drag on over chat message and you can put it anywhere you want and of course you have to make sure that you enable twitch on your stream deck i think by doing that you can just go over to settings and then you go to accounts and here you can just add a twitch account or twitter youtube whatever it may be you could add them over to your accounts so uh yeah yeah i should have said that first but after you do that you just drag on over the chat message click on it and here you can enter in i don't know um do you like ponies you know because that's that's an interesting question you know how can you not respond to that so that's a easy way to get like the chat talking if uh you see it's kind of stale and you got people on your stream but they're not saying anything that's a way to get people talking without maybe talking to them which i don't know i don't know this is just an example now that we got the gist of it done let's say we wanted to create a multi-action now you might be wondering what the heck is a multi-action but basically it's a list of commands that it does in an order and uh you could have that all set in a specific button so how to do that you could just click on any icon on your stream deck right click it and then click on create multi-action right then you're gonna see under here content you're gonna have zero actions that's by default you have to add some things you want so what we could do we could add uh let's say we go over to system we wanted to add maybe open function right so now we have an open function and we wanted to open up let's say uh let's say we wanted to open up discord right we wanted to open up discord right right after that we wanted to play some music right so it will start playing music right now let's say we wanted to do that but we want to um add a delay in between both of them so what you can do is go over to stream deck on the drop down you're gonna see it has delay right click and drag this on over and you can place it right in between both commands so now you can alter the delay to i don't know right now it's at 1000 milliseconds which in i think that's 10 seconds if i'm correct so what actually happens is that if you click on that specific button it will open up uh discord wait 10 seconds and then it will start playing music now you might be wondering what can i use this for well let's say you wanted to start streaming right but once you start streaming you want it to go to the uh scene that shows the starting soon scene and once it goes to the starting student scene you want it to start playing a specific song so that's actually something i have currently on my setup even though i don't really use the starting tune scene too much but i actually have this command um already listed here so let's say we just click on this one this is actually a full action command right here so what happens is that i have it set so that once i click the button it will start streaming after that it will click on the starting zoom scene and it will also mute this mic that way if i'm talking to somebody on the phone they can't hear anything uh my audience can't hear anything i should say and then at the same time it also plays music now notice there is no delay i didn't add any delay into any of these so what actually happens is that the minute i click on that button for this specific command right here it will play all four at the same time so it's kind of useful and this is once again something you can play around with and i might make a video that goes more in depth for this subject because the amount of things you can do with it is really kind of nuts really it literally constitutes a whole video about the opportunities you can do with it so i know we only scratched the surface so far but i wanted to keep it as basic as possible i didn't want to go too in depth and start confusing you guys i just wanted to get the gist down that way you guys know what the stream deck can do and how to use the stream deck to start off with well guys that concludes today's video let me know if you guys have any questions regarding the stream deck maybe about something that i talked about today or if there's an advanced feature that you've been thinking about doing but you're just not sure how it might work ask away in the comment section down below and i will be happy to help you out and there have been thousands and thousands of you that have been asking me matthew when do you stream on twitch guys i stream every wednesday at 8pm so if you guys have any questions you could also ask me on twitch as well and you could also watch me pulling the noobs as i do on a daily basis and if you guys enjoyed today's video make sure to like and subscribe for more content just like this once again though my name is matthew and thank you so much for watching guys i'll see you on the next one peace out you
10. Own a Stream Deck? Do THIS & Thank Me Later!
[Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] what up youtube machine dana here i hope you're doing really really well i hope you're having a great day so i'm a massive fan of anything that's going to improve my productivity and make me a lot more efficient just means i've got a lot more free time to spend time with the wife friends or so when i found out about bar raiders window mover plug-in for the stream deck for the elgato stream deck yeah i was loving it every single time i start a stream it's like open spotify resize it full screen open obs resize it enable preview open a browser stream manager opens so many different things up you've wasted a lot of time you probably don't realize it a couple of minutes every single day can add up quite a lot especially if you're streaming three four five or six times a week now i stream five days a week feel free to check me out at twitch.tv forward slash machine dana i've got quite a complicated setup with a lot of different things going on so windows mover from bar radar stream deck plugin has allowed me to press a button and it just places the windows wherever i want to on screen i'll be honest the main reason why i'm doing this video is so that i can then do another video like tomorrow or the day after what i'm really looking to do is go into a lot more detail about the multi-action switches from stream deck but windows mover is a really good example of how you can use the multi-action switches to place all the windows and massively improve your productivity it's a really simple thing but it can take five or ten minutes to set up and save you so much time within the video i'm going to show you exactly how you can install and set up windows mover and then i'm just going to give you a couple of tips on how best to use it there are some kind of minor bugs especially if you're running off like three or four monitors i've got four monitors and it can be slightly buggy so i recently ran a poll from you guys and you said that you almost overwhelmingly all have at least more than one monitor so those people that are constantly managing lots of different winners will definitely find this useful if you do find it useful do hit the like button feel free to subscribe to the channel let's go okay so first we're going to need to install the bar radar windows mover application within stream deck so we need to open up the stream dev application and we need to open up the application finder and go into plugins here on the left hand side which you can't see because of my camera just here and we could just do a search for windows mover and resizer now this thing i've already got it installed but you need to install this and then quickly this bar will move along there and it's installed straight away there's nothing more to it it literally just installs when you click the install button on here once you've got that installed you've got this windows mover by bar radar on the right hand side and we got the option for windows mover virtual desktop mover and virtual desktop pin and unpin the windows mover itself allows you to move and resize the applications so any application whether that's a website or anything like that you can move around and we'll get into some of the settings for that in detail virtual desktop mover allows you to move a window into a different virtual desktop now if you didn't know within windows you can have multiple desktops and i think that that's what that is for it allows you to move windows within a completely different desktop in case you're switching between virtual desktops and we got pins and on pins so this is pinning a window to a particular desktop be that a virtual one or whatever so i'm not gonna be going into detail with the bottom two for now but the windows mover is the most powerful tool and the one that we're going to be going through today what we do is we drag this onto the stream deck and we've got this icon here it's a windows movie we can give it a title if we want to but it will also auto assign a title so you don't necessarily need to add a title there now what this plugin has done it's pulled in all of the active essentially like tasks and processes that are currently running right now so the thing to bear in mind here and in terms of troubleshooting this will not move a window that doesn't exist okay you have to have something open for it to be movable and resizable i think that makes sense but if anyone comments like but machine dana it doesn't work open the application first and then you can detect it and then this will detect where it's got to be and you can configure it you can then close the application and then you can use a system setting to launch the website or launch an application so you can use these two buttons here on a multi-action to first launch an application and then it doesn't matter where that application launches because the second action will be the configuration or the windows mover and resizer i think that makes sense hopefully it does and we will go through this in the video so let's look at the settings here we can choose a specific application here i think most people are going to be using the specific application you can then define what the application is and that locks the settings or you can go to a specific focused window i think there's probably some good uses for this so this will be when you click on a specific window so let's say you've got i don't know discord open as well if i've clicked on this discord here this is now the focused window and i can then have a button that moves that to another screen all the time but obviously that's more dynamic because it's whatever window i'm on press the button it'll move to whatever window you've defined it to move to so we're going to focus on the specific application radio button here so i've actually already got spotify open in another window here so let's open this up here so we've got spotify it's on this screen it's not in the location i want it to be let's say i wanted to open it up and i wanted it to specifically be on this side of the screen and resize to that specific size okay i'm going to just come out of this for a second actually we'll move this to the right hand side and let's say i also want discord to be just underneath that okay we've got both applications open for this button here i'm going to select a specific application and i want that to be spotify okay we can reload apps if you don't see the app in the list there because you've only just opened it up just quick refresh here or reload apps and it will refresh all of those now i have noticed this particular function can be a little bit buggy depending on how many monitors you've got and stuff like that but don't worry if it seems buggy there are workarounds so this just detects the different monitors that are available i've got my 4k monitor here i've got my side monitor which is my widescreen monitor and then i've got like a little chat monitor that's above the screen here and then i've got the tv that i showed earlier as well but as this is the main display the 4k rog 27 that's the display that it likes to lock to so you can choose a specific display that you want it to open up to but if you find it keeps locking to the main display that you've got don't worry you just need to take the x and y positions from that and lock it in because what can happen is a window can be off screen somewhere and still be off screen in relation to your main monitor so as an example if you've got spotify here on a completely different screen it will show it as minus numbers and just to illustrate that i'm going to move this off screen over here i'm going to drag down here i'm going to get current window coordinates we can see that the x position is now minus 1 300 pixels because i've moved it off screen to another monitor and this is in relation to the 27 27-inch monitor now if i just actually select the monitor that it's on and get current position we can see it's defaulting back to the 27 inch i don't know why it does that it's a little bit buggy don't worry too much because there's a workaround those coordinates are the actual coordinates of that and if i just resize spotify now to be a little bit bigger on that screen you can't see this but i'm just resizing it to be bigger so it's full half of the screen i can then get the new coordinates and it updates those coordinates so they're no now full size so now if i move spotify over here and i press this button on the stream deck this button here it will move it to that location on the left hand side you can't see it but it has done it so let me just illustrate that with something that you can see so we'll put it back into the corner here resize to there we'll resize this go to here now on this button i'm going to click get current window coordinates right that seems fine but the thing is what we also probably want to be doing if you've resized the application then it may not natively always open up to the exact size that you want it to so you want to click on resize here and then it will actually resize to the size it currently is you may just want to also click at this point get current windows coordinates and it will update the size coordinates as well as the position coordinates as well as you can see it's currently zero zero because the pixel in the top left is perfectly in the top left of the monitor there are some other options here making window topmost so if you've got multiple windows open on a particular desktop you can make one of them the topmost window only see exec in specific folder filter title with specific text i'm not really sure what some of those are there's also retry attempts so in case it doesn't load the first time it can retry a certain number of times we scroll down a little bit more retry every five seconds we can see so now we've got spotify opening a specific application when we push this button it's gonna open to this monitor on these coordinates and at this size because we've clicked the resize button you can select it to maximize and minimize problem with that is if you've selected a monitor and it's doing it in relation to the main monitor that you've got the bug that we talked about earlier maximizing it or minimizing it isn't necessarily going to work but those options are there and it might work for you again it just depends on how many monitors you've got and stuff like that so let's just illustrate this working i've moved this out the way and i'm going to resize it as well if i now press that button to move perfectly back to that location let's just quickly do the exact same with the discord so i'm gonna go windows mover specific application we want discord here i want it to be on this monitor and i want to get the current coordinates now it's obviously it's actually three pixels inward so i can move this a little bit further to the left the new coordinates nice one i'm not gonna fuss around with that and i also want it to resize so if i later resize this chord it will remember this size not the new size that i've resized it to on the fly uh as we're streaming and they're the settings that i want so now i'm just gonna move this out of the way and resize i'm gonna move spotify out of the way and resize so now it doesn't matter where you open up these where windows decides it wants to place these within the stream deck icon we can click the spotify button we can click the disco button and it will place them where we have defined watch spotify this good happy days well that's not enough really because you're still having to open those applications manually so let's quickly illustrate a really simple multi-action switch that allows you to open an application and specify its location so what we want to do is we want to go to the stream deck icon this is a standard default installation on the stream deck so you should see this if you don't see it make sure you click in the top left and make sure that it's selected here let's open this up we want to go to a multi-action let's drag this on here now unfortunately with these you can't drag the action into the multi-action i don't know why that's definitely an update that elgato needs to make i should be able to drag an action into the multi-action we can right-click and move it to multi-action but we've then got to add more multi-actions into this so that's now a multi-action but we can't then add that one into it if that makes sense so it's actually basically worthless so i'm just going to delete that one i'll delete that one we've got a blank multi-action here i'm going to go into this by clicking on the little arrow here which allows me to make multiple actions when i press that button now what i want it to do is i want it to launch an application so we now go on the system buttons again these are default installations on the stream deck i'm going to drag in and open i'm going to do another open because we want to open two different applications and then i'm going to drag in the windows mover and windows mover on the system open i'm going to call this spotify we're going to find this on the desktop i happen to have an icon on the desktop for this we can open that up and on this one i'm going to call this discord i'm going to open this on from the desktop icon again discord so pressing this button will simultaneously open both of those things now if we wanted to have a delay between those things we could because there is a delay button as well that's on the stream deck icon here you just drag in the delay and define what you want that delay to be in milliseconds for this demo we're not going to do that now we're going to do the exact same things now these windows are in the perfect location because we've left them where they are so we can call this one spotify select spotify from the list we want it to resize get current coordinates and there you go let's go to the second one we'll call this one discord i'll select a specific application we want that to be discord we want to resize it and we want to get current windows coordinations here now i'm pretty happy with this multi-action switch i'm going to come out of it here i'll rename this we'll just call it launch routine again you can add loads of extra stuff to this i'm gonna close spotify and close discord now see what happens when i press this button okay for some weird reason on the system open with discord i'm getting like an update failure so i'm just going to scrap this code for now and try it with steam instead i don't know why that's happening with discord specifically so i'll set this to open steam and i've set steam to resize itself here so now that we've done that we can close these down go back into the multi-action switch here i'm just going to press the button and bang there you go multi-action switch opens both programs places them exactly where you want them to do and by the way there's no real limit to what you can do here so if you've got a really good pc and you want to open up 50 different programs you can do that and also you can even use websites by dragging in the website here and typing in the url so that's even better as well so that was windows mover from bar radar bar already props you for making a really really good stream deck plugin there i absolutely love this it saved me so much time and it's also allowed me to do my multi-action switch video which will be getting published in the next few days i'll drop a card somewhere and link in the description if you want to see that video it's worth the watch it really is hope you enjoyed the video and have a wonderful day take care [Music]