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Custom buttons: Overview

By default, OctoCue offers two control buttons - Next and Back. This is great for controlling slides, but with custom button setups, it's possible to offer alternative clicker layouts for a wider range of control scenarios:

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Custom buttons are in beta testing and are on request only - drop an email to contact@octocue.com if you'd like to give this feature a try.

Setup examples#

There's loads of scenarios where custom buttons can be used in your show flow - here's a few examples to show what's possible:

  • Allow your presenters to switch the webcast feed from live camera to PowerPoint slides themselves
  • Allow live translators to show/hide their own PIP overlay as required
  • Give control of lower thirds to a remote show controller
  • Allow a remote producer to start/stop a speaker timer clock
  • Turn on the coffee machine in the green room before driving in to work
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In all these scenarios, you'll need systems that can be controlled using the OSC, TCP or UDP network commands that OctoCue can output.

There's a huge range of equipment that can be controlled this way, but a few of the popular options would be:

To find out more about custom buttons on OctoCue, read through the rest of the documentation here.