Using Shadow Devices

Using Shadow Devices

In critical broadcast workflows it’s common to have redundant processing to guard against equipment failures. Using Shadow Devices, Helm provides the ability to control redundant devices in parallel with the main signal path. Here’s how we set this up. An...

How to display the router source for a given output in a text label

To get the text label from a current source you need to use a little Lua. Helm can return the entire list of router names using the InputNames property of the router. If we split that into a table, we can then look up the source number to convert it to a name. --lua...

MultiTake: implementing router salvos in Helm

Router salvos in Helm can be done in two ways: 1) using the router’s own capabilities to store and recall salvos. This is probably the best approach when it is vital that all takes occur on the same frame. 2) using Helm’s TakeRoute command to perform...

How to make complex multi-level router takes

Let’s say you have a router with 3 levels, video, audio1 and audio2, and you want to set up a button that can do a complex take where different inputs are routed on different levels. Here’s how you can do this with a little Lua… First the example...

How to use the RouterBus Arm and Take feature

Routerbus controls now have a setting that allows you to preset a source to be taken on command from a button (or any other control). Here’s a quick tour. You can download the example panel from here: Router Arm Take Let’s see this in action first...