Contour Multimedia Controller - FAQ and Troubleshooting

Here you will find answers to some of the questions that may come up in connection with your Contour Multimedia Controller.

contour Multimedia Controller
FAQ

Apple Computer running macOS 10.10 or later.
Windows Compatible PC running Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

We have a list of downloadable Multimedia Controller settings files available for Windows here and Mac here. Please select the settings for the program you wish to use and see page 5 of the Multimedia Controller Product Manual for instructions on how to import them. If the program you are using is not listed you may create your own settings using the instructions on page 2 and 3 of the User Manual, check the Multimedia Controller Forum for user created settings, or contact us for more help.

This information can also be found on the Forum here.

Windows:
1. Download the file
2. Unzip the file and take note of the location
3. Open the Contour Multimedia Controller Control Panel and click the Options button
4. Choose Import Settings

Multimedia Controller settings

5. Navigate to the location noted in Step 2
6. Choose the settings file
7. Click the Open button on the screen
8. Click the Apply button on the screen (very important)

Mac v3 Driver
1. Download the file
2. Unzip the file and take note of the location
3. Open the Contour Multimedia Controller app and click the Settings Management Tools button
(Bottom-left corner of Multimedia Controller App window)

Multimedia Controller settings

4. Choose Import Settings

Multimedia Controller settings

5. Navigate to the location noted in Step 2
6. Choose the settings file (settings file will have the .multimediacontrollerSettings tag, for example Final Cut Pro X.multimediacontrollerSettings).
7. Click the Open button on the screen

Mac v2.2 and earlier driver
1. Download the file
2. Unzip the file and take note of the location
3. Open the Contour Multimedia Controller Control Panel and click the Options button
4. Choose Import Settings
5. Navigate to the location noted in Step 2
6. Choose the settings file
7. Click the Open button on the screen

Please make sure that the Multimedia Controller icon is visible in the system tray. If not, it may be hidden. Click the up arrow and drag the Multimedia Controller icon to the system tray.

Once the Multimedia Controller icon is visible please open the program you would like to use the Multimedia Controller with, or if the program is already opened please click on the program window to make it active. Then click the icon and see what settings file has a check mark.

If you are running Windows 10 the system would automatically switch the Multimedia Controller processes to disable. Open the task manager, select the startup tab, and look for the Multimedia Controller processes. Make sure they are set to ENABLE.

Task manager processes

In the task manger click file and run new task.
Then find and open Multimedia ControllerHelper. Local Disc (C:) > Program Files (x86) > Contour Multimedia Controller

Unfortunately no, the Multimedia Controller works by generating keystrokes that would be automatically directed toward the foreground application. This applies to both Mac and Windows.

  • The first thing you have to do is show hidden files in Windows. Here’s a link on how to do this, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14201/windows-show-hidden-files.
  • Next navigate to the Macros folder. C drive > ProgramData > Contour Design > Macros
  • Find the macro you want to copy, right click, click copy then paste in the folder. This will create a copy of the macro in driver. Renaming the file in this folder will not change the name in the driver, so you can leave this alone and rename them in the driver.
  • Repeat the copy and paste steps as many times as you need and make the necessary changes in the driver (rename and keystroke changes).

Currently no, our main focus is Mac and Windows.

If you are working with Flip-Q Pro teleprompting software please note that the Multimedia Controller will only work if you are using the downloaded version of the software. Users have reported issues when using the thumb drive version of Flip-Q Pro teleprompting software. These issues seem to be specific to Windows operating systems.

If you are experiencing issues with your Multimedia Controller PRO or Multimedia Controller Xpress while running the thumb drive version of Flip-Q Pro teleprompting software, please contact Prompter People.

Attention Multimedia Controller PRO and Multimedia Controller Xpress users:

MacOS requires authorisation to install drivers for your device. I would recommend uninstalling the driver, reinstalling the driver, then manually open System Preferences, click on Security & Privacy and click the “Allow” button.

If the “Allow” button is not clicked within 30 minutes of installing the driver, the option to allow will disappear and you will have to install the driver again. After allowing driver installation, you will need to restart your Mac.

If you are still experiencing problems, try reinstalling the driver and clicking the “allow” button, then restart your Mac. If that doesn’t resolve the problem, sometimes some further tweaking is needed with Mojave to get the Multimedia Controller driver to work.

Please browse to the “Security & Privacy” section under System Preferences. Within the “Privacy” tab, under Accessibility, you can add apps to control your computer. Try adding the Contour driver under that tab, the feedback from our other customers indicates this generally resolves the issue.

Uninstalling the Multimedia Controller driver may not completely remove all traces of the driver. If none of the above steps work:

  • Check the “User & Groups” “Login Items” and see if there is a “Contour” item listed with a yellow “caution icon” on the right. If so, remove the entry by clicking the “minus” button.
  • Then check the “Security & Privacy” “General Tab” and see if you can find the button to ALLOW the contour driver. If so, click the allow button.
  •  Re-install the driver, reboot the computer, and see if this makes any difference.

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