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How to Setup and Control OBSBOT Tail Air Camera With Stream Deck

Elevate your live streaming with OBSBOT Tail Air! Effortlessly manage your camera using Stream Deck. This AI-powered device tracks your every move, adjusting framing and zoom automatically. Integrate with Elgato Stream Deck for easy fingertip access to camera controls.

How to Setup and Control OBSBOT Tail Air Camera With Stream Deck

Optimize Your Setup: OBSBOT Tail Air Camera and Stream Deck

Get ready for top-notch live streaming! Gather your essentials—OBSBOT Tail Air camera and Elgato Stream Deck. Learn Bitfocus Companion software, the link between your camera and Stream Deck. Once everything’s set, elevate your streaming experience to new heights!

Explore OBSBOT Tail Air’s Standout Features!

Discover the power of OBSBOT Tail Air with Human, Animal, and Object Tracking. Effortlessly capture subjects during recording or streaming. Dive into Gesture Control, managing the camera with hand gestures or the Smart Remote Controller’s specific button combos.

Versatile Connectivity and Charging for OBSBOT Tail Air

Enjoy versatile charging with OBSBOT Tail Air—use USB-C to C cable, Power over Ethernet (PoE), or the external 360-degree rotating base. Compatible with VISCA, OSC, and NDI, it seamlessly integrates with various devices for flexible control.

How to setup OBSBOT Tail Air Camera

Initial Setup

  1. Charge the Remote Controller with the provided USB-C cable.
  2. Install the OBSBOT Start app on your mobile device.
  3. Power on the OBSBOT Tail Air and connect it to your mobile device via Bluetooth.

Firmware Updates

Keeping your camera updated is crucial for optimal performance. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the OBSBOT Start app.
  2. Check for firmware updates in the Settings menu.
  3. Download updates and follow on-screen instructions for installation.

Positioning and Angles

Achieve the best results with these steps:

  1. Place OBSBOT Tail Air on a stable surface.
  2. Adjust the camera angle to your desired subject.
  3. Use Smart Remote Controller or OBSBOT Start app for precise positioning.

How to setup Stream Deck for OBSBOT Tail Air Control

Install Stream Deck Software

  1. Go to Elgato Stream Deck download page and download software for your OS.
  2. Run the installer, following on-screen instructions for setup.
  3. Open the Stream Deck app after installation.

Customize Buttons for OBSBOT Tail Air

With Stream Deck software installed, customize buttons for your camera:

  1. Download OBSBOT plugin for Stream Deck and install it.
  2. Create a new profile for OBSBOT Tail Air controls.
  3. Drag and drop OBSBOT functions (e.g., PTZ) onto buttons.
  4. Configure each button, assigning cameras or presets.
  5. Test buttons to ensure seamless control.

Stream Deck Controls for OBSBOT Tail Air

Record with Ease

  1. Install OBSBOT Start app on your device.
  2. Set up OBSBOT Tail Air and Stream Deck following user guides.
  3. Create a Stream Deck button for starting and stopping recordings.
  4. Configure the button to command OBSBOT Tail Air.

Camera Mode Switching

  1. Ensure proper setup of OBSBOT Tail Air and Stream Deck.
  2. Design a Stream Deck button for switching camera modes.
  3. Program the button to direct mode change commands to OBSBOT Tail Air.
  4. Easily cycle through camera modes while recording.

Focus and Zoom Control

  1. Set up OBSBOT Tail Air and Stream Deck.
  2. Create Stream Deck buttons for focus and zoom control.
  3. Program buttons to send corresponding commands to OBSBOT Tail Air.
  4. Adjust focus and zoom seamlessly during recording.

Using Presets on Stream Deck for OBSBOT Tail Air

  1. In Stream Deck software, initiate a new preset for OBSBOT Tail Air.
  2. Choose an action like PTZ or color presets for OBSBOT Tail Air.
  3. Tailor parameters, e.g., specify PTZ positions for PTZ presets.
  4. Save the preset and allocate it to a Stream Deck button.

Effortlessly enhance your content—switch between camera angles, lighting, and color profiles with a simple press on your Stream Deck. Boost engagement in your streams and videos!

Integrate a Stream Deck for efficient OBSBOT Tail Air control, enhancing live streaming and content creation. Optimize camera features effortlessly through a well-configured setup. Follow the steps below for a simplified process, ensuring professional-quality content creation.


Can I control the OBSBOT Tail Air camera with hand gestures?

Yes, the OBSBOT Tail Air supports Gesture Control, allowing control via hand gestures or specific Smart Remote Controller button combinations.

How do I update the firmware of my OBSBOT Tail Air camera?

Open the OBSBOT Start app on your mobile device, navigate to Settings, check for firmware updates, and follow on-screen instructions for installation.

What are “presets” on the Stream Deck?

Stream Deck presets are predefined actions assigned to buttons for quick adjustments during live streams or recordings. They enable easy switching between camera angles, lighting setups, and color profiles on your OBSBOT Tail Air camera.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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