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Elgato Gaming has updated one of the most interesting and useful new tools in the live streaming world. Its Stream Deck USB command center, which allows broadcasters to control Twitch and other live content using 15 LCD buttons, now supports XSplit Broadcaster software. XSplit from SplitmediaLabs is a popular video production software that can compose videos and integrate them into live streaming sites. This is important because it makes it easier for a person to deliver a professional-looking broadcast, and it might start to change what people expect when they go to a site like Twitch for videos.
“Iteration based on community feedback is a big part of our process at Elgato, and the integration of XSplit has been one of the most popular requests for Stream Deck,” said Julian Fest, Managing Director of ‘Elgato Gaming. “This software update brings the effortless Stream Deck experience to XSplit, making it easier than ever to switch scenes, launch media, and interact with audiences.”
The Stream Deck debuted in May and included support for open source competitor Xsplit OBS Studio out of the box. The device has 15 programmable buttons that you can configure to activate hot keys, jump between different scenes in OBS or XSplit, or do just about anything else (if you’re ready to tweak the Stream software Deck).
You can even customize the LCD screens so you instantly know what each button is for. For example, I have one of the myStream Deck folders configured as a jukebox to play songs during my live broadcasts. You can have Stream Deck preprogrammed to perform up to 210 operations at a time.
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Elgato has promised support for XSplit since the initial rollout of Stream Deck, and it’s nice to finally have this feature. I prefer to use Xsplit over OBS, so I’m happy to experiment with my setup.
In preparing for this update, Elgato worked closely with SplitmediaLabs to ensure proper functioning of the device and full support for XSplit software.
“We’re always looking for strong partnerships that help us further support content creators, and joining the Stream Deck ecosystem has been an easy decision,” said John Howe-Marshall, Marketing Director of SplitmediaLabs. “Stream Deck allows content creators to take control of their live broadcasts and allows them to easily produce high quality content, and this integration gives our XSplit family the ability to access this technology and increase their production value. “
I’m not sure if my production values are going to improve now, but crazier things have happened.
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