If you would like to use your Stream Deck Mini, Regular or XL with the Middle Control software to control the camera & gimbal settings remotely and trigger presets, then you are at the right place. We support the Bitfocus Companion ecosystem through the Middle Control Companion plugin. Here is how to get going :
1. Download an install Bitfocus Companion
Download Companion on the official website. Please note that at the moment our Middle Control plugin only shows up in the 2.2 beta build of Companion, until it is released as the main download.
2. Download our Companion custom pages
APRIL 4th, 2022 UPDATE : We released new improved V2.3.1 Companion pages that includes a 4th page for presets . They now show the current Camera parameter values (WB, Iris, Tint, Gain, etc..) and the currently selected camera ID in Middle Control. These dynamic variables can be accessed anytime in Companion. You can download these 4 custom Companion pages V2.3.1 here
In order to use these V2.3.1 pages you need to have :
- Middle Control version 2.3.0 or above.
- Companion V2.2 Release or above
If you want to use the Presets page you need to have :
- Companion V2.2 Beta Build version 4060 or above
- Middle Things APC-R
- DJI RS2
Of course you can always re-arrange the buttons later.
Note : You can still download our V1 custom Companion pages that are designed to be used with older versions of Middle Control and Companion.
You will see one set of pages with ATEM connection (meaning that the Camera ID selector button titles will take the names you set in the ATEM and will have tally indication on the background color) If you don’t have any ATEM take the other set of pages. This is how it will look with the ATEM connection added :
One after the other,import the the three .companionconfig files into Companion using the Import / Export tab into pages that are free from any buttons.
3. Configure the Middle Control Instance
Now go over to the Connections Tab -> Edit Middle Control module and set the IP adress of the computer that is running Middle Control on your network.
Here is where to check your Middle Control IP adress quickly. If Middle Control is running on the computer which has Companion running, just enter 127.0.0.1
Next, make sure you have Middle Control running, when you press buttons on the Stream Deck you should see it control in Middle Control. Try selecting a Camera ID for instance.
For more information on how to use the BitFocus Companion plugin in more detail, feel free to check out our complete video on this :
Custom Icon Pack Download
You can download our custom icon pack if you like.