Mike Slinn
Mike Slinn

Bome MIDI Translator Pro for Camera Tethering

Published 2022-11-23.
Time to read: 1 minutes.

This site is categorized under Camera Tethering.

I previously discussed how important camera tethering was. I also discussed my decision to purchase 2 Panasonic Lumix S5 camera bodies, along with 2 prime lenses. While I await the arrival of the camera equipment, here is a first cut at a Bome MIDI Translator Pro project, which would act as a master application, driving Pro Tools, OBS Studio and eventually the Panasonic Lumix Tethering program.

At present, the project file:

  1. Focuses OBS Studio
  2. Starts OBS Studio recording using Ctrl-Shift-Z, a custom keystroke that I defined.
  3. Focuses Pro Tools
  4. Rewinds Pro Tools to the start of the project
  5. Starts Pro Tools recording

Here is the project file:

; ------- Bome MIDI Translator: signed project file
; ------- You can modify this file as you like, but that will invalidate the
; ------- signature so that it cannot be opened in the BomeBox or MT Player anymore.
;
[Preset.0]
Active=1
Comments=
Incoming0=MID3<Incoming Action="MIDI"><Simple Type="NoteOn"><Channel num="0"/><Value1 num="0x40"/><Value2 num="0x00" Type="Any"/></Simple></Incoming>
Incoming1=MID3<Incoming Action="MIDI"><Simple Type="NoteOn"><Channel num="0"/><Value1 num="0x40"/><Value2 num="0x00" Type="Any"/></Simple></Incoming>
Incoming2=KAM10000KSQ10006010011043243211210
Incoming3=MID3<Incoming Action="MIDI"><Simple Type="NoteOn"><Channel num="0"/><Value1 num="0x40"/><Value2 num="0x00" Type="Any"/></Simple></Incoming>
Incoming4=MID3<Incoming Action="MIDI"><Simple Type="NoteOn"><Channel num="0"/><Value1 num="0x40"/><Value2 num="0x00" Type="Any"/></Simple></Incoming>
Name=New Preset
Name0=Focus OBS Studio
Name1=Record OBS Studio
Name2=Focus Pro Tools
Name3=Rewind Pro Tools
Name4=Record Pro Tools
Options0=Actv01Stop00OutO00
Options1=Actv01Stop00OutO00
Options2=Actv01Stop00OutO00
Options3=Actv01Stop00OutO00
Options4=Actv01Stop00OutO00
Outgoing0=AcApA0009obs64.exe
Outgoing1=KAM3<Outgoing Action="KeyStrokes"><Type>Text</Type><Keys><Key VK="17"/><Key VK="16"/><Key VK="90"/><Key Release="Y" VK="90"/><Key Release="Y" VK="17"/><Key Release="Y" VK="16"/></Keys></Outgoing>
Outgoing2=AcApA000CProTools.exe
Outgoing3=KAM3<Outgoing Action="KeyStrokes"><Type>Text</Type><Keys><Key VK="13"/><Key Release="Y" VK="13"/></Keys></Outgoing>
Outgoing4=KAM3<Outgoing Action="KeyStrokes"><Type>Text</Type><Keys><Key VK="17"/><Key Char=" "/><Key Release="Y" VK="17"/></Keys></Outgoing>
PresetSwitchIgnore=0

[Project]
DefaultInPorts=MIDA0000
DefaultOutPorts=MIDA0000
Version=2

[Signatures]
SigName-1=[Midi Translator Pro Internal]
Signature-1=ne70LPh0XOxpTmKr7Vh5GltFHO+JaELUBm4K0hzzo7blMYsNshxcf6KqwDxIoZPeC9uGqM2L09DDSjPmrDuySRRXp4rVCnAlZ2VFrwEt6PtY56SLvAq17EWWP+j4gQ4z9tzRPcykstPZbaklfnlSHA1xD9LdxMNhvUdVSVUJPBc=
SignedBy-1=Michael Slinn

I will add the capability to control Lumix Tethering once the equipment arrives.