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Learn how to change your Switcher Connection settings.
To edit details of a Switcher Connection, tap on the connection from the MixEffect Home screen. Tap the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen to change the following settings:
- IP Address
- Default Section
- HTTP Server
- SuperSource Macros
The name of the Switcher Connection is displayed at the top of the MixEffect Home screen when you are connected to that switcher. It's also used when instructing MixEffect to connect to a particular switcher using the Connect OSC message.
This is the IP address of your ATEM switcher. If you find that you are unable to connect to your ATEM, make sure that the switcher's IP address matches that in your Switcher Connection. Refer to the Connection Help page if you run into any problems.
These are notes that you can write about your Switcher Connection.
The Default Section is the section page that you will go to when you first connect to a switcher. It will also be the destination you go to when tapping on the switcher image from the detail page.
You can change this section by editing the switcher and closing a new default section in the drop-down list.
NOTE: The section list may contain sections that are not supported by your switcher. Make sure your switcher supports the feature backed by your choice or you may see a blank screen.
- Enable OSC Server: Turn this on to activate the OSC Server for the selected switcher connection.
- IP Address: MixEffect will display the IP addresses you can use to send OSC messages to MixEffect.
- Port: The port number that the OSC server will be listening on.
NOTE: In order to use OSC, you must have enabled OSC support it in MixEffect Settings > Automation.
If the OSC server is running, a green dot 🟢 will appear next to the OSC header. If the OSC server is off, a red dot 🔴 will appear. An orange dot 🟠 means there may be a problem establishing the OSC server connection. Make sure you do not have another instance of MixEffect running that's connected to the same switcher. This will cause multiple OSC servers to try to bind to the same port, which may cause none of the servers to work.
MixEffect 1.6.2 and higher can send a JSON feedback object to devices to Companion via an HTTP Server. This feedback system has replaced the OSC Companion Feedback system, which was present in previous versions of MixEffect prior to 1.8.0. You must also use Companion 3.0 or higher to take advantage of the HTTP server.
- HTTP Server Port: Default port is 8080.
The URL to access the JSON feedback object is
You can filter what is return in the feedback response by adding the filter parameter and including a comma-separated list of items you want returned:
If you are implementing a polling system, please keep your requests to 500ms or longer.
If the HTTP server is running properly, a green dot 🟢 will appear next to the HTTP SERVER header. A red dot 🔴 signifies the HTTP server is not running. An orange dot 🟠 means there may be a problem establishing the server connection. Make sure you do not have another instance of MixEffect running that's connected to the same switcher. This will cause multiple HTTP servers to try to bind to the same port, which may cause none of the servers to work.
If you have an ATEM switcher that supports SuperSource, you can instruct the switcher to run a macro when entering or existing a MixEffect SuperSource preset. This powerful feature allows you to configure exactly how your switcher should be configured when transitioning between presets. Learn more about this feature in the Macros section of SuperSource.
From the Switcher Connection detail page, you can tap the Reset Layout to revert the Switcher Section navigation back to the defaults. You may want to do this in case you have removed some switcher sections and want to get them back (i.e. HyperDeck).