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Thread: Why doesn't anyone use Vmix?

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    Senior Member oscarmartz's Avatar
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    Why doesn't anyone use Vmix?

    I see everyone here talking about Wirecast and Vidblaster but no one is using Vmix? Why? I have heard some good stuff about it but it doesn't seem like anyone here is actually using it
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    I started playing with it recently. They just released version 11. I agree it certainly has some great features...I to would love to hear from the more experienced folks on what advantages they might see wrt WC and VB. I do know WC is releasing v5 soon...

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    There should be a comparison chart for all these programs.
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    I do not think it is that no ones uses vMix because it is not good. I think it is more that it is a newcomer to the game and Wirecast and Videblaster have been around for a while. I have been playing with it the last 2 weeks and it is nice, the API interface (which is what I am interested in) leaves a lot to be desired but the user interface is not bad.

    It is not as flexible as Wirecast (in my opinion). I cannot compare it to Vidblaster as I have never touched it.

    I would recommend you download the demo, it may be exactly what you are looking for.

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    Hi Mike,

    Could you provide some examples of the flexibility in Wirecast you find are lacking in vMix?
    Also, which API functions in particular are you looking for?

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    Martin
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    I think it comes down to marketing. I had never heard of Vmix before reading it here on the IAIB. Im installing it this weekend to try it out.

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    Hi Martin,

    Don't get me wrong, I like vMix. I come from a traditional switching background so the interface is very familiar feeling to me. When I first starting using Wirecast it was confusing to me, but once I figured out the layer concept I realized how powerful that is. That is what I was referring to. By having the layers in each shot and eat shot in a layer it is almost unlimited the number of ways you can do things.

    To be fair, I have not been using vmix for very long and still learning.

    As for the API, I have created a hardware controller that is using broadcast buttons that currently can control an ATEM and Wirecast. I have it working pretty well with vmix too. It is a bit odd to access the API via a REST interface, it also seems to lag a bit which I can only assume it is the overhead of the webserver.

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    Interesting Video about Vmix that we enjoyed on StudioTech Live:



    http://www.studiotech.tv/rokustl97/

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