Using Elgato Stream Deck with Helm

Elgato’s Stream Deck is handy USB button “shot-box” that can be used for quick access to a wide range of control functions. It’s easy to integrate it with Helm – or other Rascular products – for control of broadcast systems. Here...

Showing Message dialogs and prompts in Helm panels

With Helm 4.7.1, you can now show simple dialog boxes and alerts in Helm panels. You can use these with Lua scripting from PC-based Helm panels (but not WebPanels yet…) The script functions are available using the RootPanel object, and are as follows...

Moving Rascular software between computers

If the PC you’re using to run Rascular software should fail for some reason, it’s important to have your configuration, license and data files backed up so you can be up and running as quickly as possible on a new machine. Backing up your configuration...

Router Salvos with Helm

HELM 4.7.0 adds support for salvos on all types of router. Previously, salvos could only be fired with lengthy scripting, or if the controlled router had direct support for salvos. The LoadSalvos script command  is used to load salvos from a JSON configuration file....

Controlling Ross devices with RossTalk

RossTalk is a simple IP-based control protocol used by many of Ross Video’s products. Helm doesn’t have a specific RossTalk driver, but it’s very easy to issue RossTalk commands using Lua scripts.   RossTalk devices listen for incoming commands...