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MixEffect can control up to four HyperDecks from the app and any number of HyperDecks using Shortcuts.

Setting Up HyperDecks

Once you are connected to a switcher, do the following to configure your HyperDecks for use with your switcher. If you have already configured them in ATEM Software Control, you can skip this step.

  1. Tap Settings in the Switcher Section navigation list.
  2. Tap HyperDeck.
  3. Enter the IP address of the HyperDeck.
  4. Configure the Input if the HyperDeck if it is connected to your ATEM switcher.
  5. Set the Auto Roll and Offset values if desired.
  6. Tap Save.

If the switcher is able to connect to the HyperDeck, a green checkmark will appear next to the IP address.

HyperDeck setup

You can configure up to four HyperDecks to work inside the MixEffect application.

Adding the HyperDecks Section

If you create a new switcher, the HyperDecks section will appear in your Switcher Section navigation list. If you are using an existing switcher, the HyperDecks section may not appear in the list. To add it, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Switcher Detail page for your switcher.
  2. Tap Reset Layout.

Reset Switcher Sections

The HyperDeck section will appear below Color Generators. You can tap Edit from the Switcher Navigation section to rearrange the order of your switcher sections.

Adding the HyperDecks Panel to a Switcher Page

You can add a HyperDecks panel to your switcher page by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Switcher section.
  2. Tap the Switcher Page menu in the upper-right hand corner.
  3. Tap Edit This Page.
  4. Tap Add Panel to XXX where XXX is the switcher page section you wish to add the panel to.
  5. Choose HyperDecks from the menu that appears.
  6. Tap Edit to rearrange the order of the panel in the section.
  7. Tap Close.

HyperDeck (All) Panel on the iPad

Using the HyperDeck Panel

The HyperDeck panel is where you control the functions of the HyperDeck from MixEffect.

HyperDeck Panel

A HyperDeck can either record or playback videos stored on storage cards inserted into the HyperDeck. MixEffect displays these in two separate tabs to differentiate between the two modes.

Record Tab

The Record tab displays the current timecode from the ATEM switcher, along with the amount of recording time available on the currently selected storage card.

If you are not recording, you can tap on the card icons in the bottom-left hand corner to switch storage devices.

There is a Warning icon located in the bottom-right of the Record panel. Enabling that will turn the selected panel red when a recording session is not active. Use this as a reminder that a HyperDeck should be recording.

Playback Tab

The Playback tab is used to controlling the playback of video clips stored on the HyperDeck. It has the following controls:

HyperDeck section on the iPad


The Send HyperDeck Command action allows you to send a command to any network-addressable HyperDeck.



A string that is the result of the HyperDeck command.


Refer to the HyperDeck manual for a complete list of support commands. Here is a sampling of the commands you can send to HyperDecks running 1.11 firmware. Note that some older HyperDecks that run the 1.08 firmware may not support all of these commands.


Use the Send HyperDeck Command to create interactive interfaces to your HyperDecks via Shortcuts.

HyperDeck Shortcut Action

The screenshot above shows how you can create a menu to send various commands to a HyperDeck.

It’s recommend to store a reference to the HyperDeck’s IP address in a variable so you don’t have to enter it every time. You can also copy and paste a shortcut action multiple times to do the same thing. Use this sample shortcut as a starter.