Bitfocus Companion

Elgato + Companion = Awesomenewss!

What does it do?

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

You don't need an actual streamdeck to use it. Companion both comes with a builtin streamdeck emulator, a webpage for touch screens and the ability to trigger buttons via OSC, HTTP and ArtNet. It does the same job, just without the buttons.

Download latest release

Daredevils download bleeding edge builds from builds.bitfocus.io directly. Please avoid using developer releases in a production environment!

Key features

  • Button designer - Either with colored text or upload your own images
  • Feedback - Devices can give feedback to buttons to display state
  • Stacked actions - Run multiple actions from the same button
  • Delayed actions - Set delay time individually for each action
  • Multi device - Have multiple streamdecks connected at once
  • Web admin - Configure the system from any browser in the network
  • Web buttons - Virtual web buttons for mobile/tablet/browser
  • Latching - Separate actions for key down and up, and ability to latch/toggle

Current support

  • 7th Sense Delta Media server New
  • AnalogWay Livecore
  • AJA Kipro Ultra New
  • AJA Helo New
  • Artnet Sender
  • Apple Keynote (via Octopus Listener)
  • AnalogWay Vio 4K New
  • Analogway Midra Testing
  • Analogway Pulse (PLS300) Testing
  • Barco DCS 100/200 New
  • Barco EventMaster
  • Barco PDS
  • Behringer X32 / Midas M32 New
  • Behringer X-air / Midas XR series New
  • Blackmagic Design ATEM
  • Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck
  • Blackmagic Design Smart View / Smart Scope New
  • Blackmagic Design VideoHub
  • Caspar CG
  • Christie Projectors Testing
  • d3/disguise (json, multi transport control)
  • Dataton Watchout
  • Digital Projection Highlight
  • Epson Projectors New
  • Globalcashe-itac-ir New
  • Globalcashe-itac-cc New
  • GrandMA 2 (telnet)
  • GrassValley AMP protocol New
  • High End Systems Hog 4 New
  • Horae
  • HTTP Post/Get Testing
  • IfElseWare AV-Playback
  • Irisdown Remote Show Control
  • Irisdown Countdown Timer 2.0 New
  • Kramer VP-727 New
  • Lightware LW2 Devices New
  • Lightware LW3 Devices New
  • Microsoft Powerpoint (via Octopus Listener and Irisdown Remote Show control)
  • Millumin
  • Mitti
  • Modulo Pi Modulo Player New
  • Motu AVB interfaces / Mixers New
  • Nevion MRP New
  • OSC Generic (send custom packets)
  • Octopus Listener
  • OBS Studio New
  • Panasonic AW-HS50/AV-HS410 Switchers New
  • PJLink
  • PlaybackPro Plus
  • QLab
  • Renewed Vision PVP
  • Renewed Vision ProPresenter 6 New
  • Resolume New
  • Ross Carbonite/Vision Testing
  • Spyder Testing
  • Show Cue System New
  • StudioCoast vMix New
  • TASCAM SS-CDR250N New
  • VLC
  • VYV Photon New

See the updated list of planned support or our most recent changelog

Open source

Join the party! The Companion is open source, and will always need more thinkers, testers, developers and designers.

The choice is yours!

Maintainers

Developers

Contributors

Planned support

  • Arkaos Grand VJ / Mediamaster
  • Avolites AI
  • Barco Imagepro
  • Barco Projectors
  • Chamsys MagicQ
  • Dante Audio Routing
  • Ember+
  • Entec DMXPro
  • Extron Matrix Routers
  • Extron Presentation Switchers
  • GrassValley Switchers
  • Green Hippo
  • GreenGo Digital
  • Kramer Matrix Routers
  • Kramer Presentation Switchers
  • NEC Projectors
  • Newtek Tricaster
  • Panasonic PTZ
  • Panasonic Projectors
  • Philips Hue
  • Roland XS series
  • Sony / VISCA PTZ
  • TJ Show (Windows)
  • TSL Protocol
  • UDP/TCP Generic module
  • VirtualVTR PRO *(Mac)
  • Wirecast
  • Yamaha Ql series Consoles