Live Studio

With the Live Studio, you can enhance your streaming by adding animations, lower thirds, chyrons, and custom backgrounds to it. This article intends to show you how to use the Live Studio as the room video mode in an online session.

How do I enable this feature?

To enable this feature, go to Settings > Tools > scroll down until you see the Live section. Then, press Edit, and make sure the Live Studio checkbox is checked. Press End to save the changes.

Enabling the Live Studio on the event level

If instead of seeing a checkbox you see Click, you will need to enable this feature at the company tools. To do so, simply press Click and a new tab will automatically open at the company tools page. Then, scroll down until you see the Live section, press Edit, and make sure the  Live Studio checkbox is checked. Press End to save the changes.

Enabling the Live Studio in the company level

Choosing the Live Studio as the room video mode

Once you have created activities for your event's agenda, you will need to set up its details and configurations, such as the room video mode.

If the Live Studio is included in your plan, it will be the default setting for all activities, auto-enabled on each activity you create.

To choose another room video mode, please refer to your plan for available alternatives. You can learn more about the different room video modes here.
The Live Studio can only be selected as the room video mode for activities. This option is not supported for sponsor rooms.

Room video provider and latency

Even though the Live Studio will allow speakers to interact with users, they will experience latency in the Preview, as is standard with live streaming technology.

Depending on the Room video provider: Mux or AWS IVS the latency seconds will vary.

Video latency
Stream latency is the delay between your camera capturing an event and the event being displayed to viewers.
  • Using Mux, you can choose between the Standard latency (20-30 seconds) and Low latency (10-15 seconds).
  • Using AWS IVS you have automatically Low latency (10-15 seconds) enabled.
Room video provider and latency
You should not switch the room video latency during a live session. You must stop and restart the streaming.
When using AWS IVS as the room video provider, Closed Captions will be automatically disabled.

Room host

Only one host is allowed per room. This person will be responsible for starting and stopping the streaming, for the recording of the session, and will also be able to change the Studio streams and settings such as the layout, chyrons, and background.

To define the room host, select a name from the attendee's list or type to search.

Choosing the room host for the live studio session
Room host switcher

If for some reason the room host needs to be changed, when the action is performed at the platform there is no need to refresh the Virtual Lobby page, because it will automatically reflect on the Live stream.

Both of them will be informed, as a message pop-up will appear as the image below:

message informing the new room host for the section

Inside the Live Studio

Once the room host joins the room, they will be able to switch between the Streams and Settings tabs.

Live studio overview
Streams and Settings

You can find detailed information about Streams here and about Settings in this article here.

Room Status and Timer

Inside the room, the host will see a Status bar and a Timer that gives information regarding the Streaming status of the activity. The Status bar will be Offline and the Time elapsed will not count before the streaming starts. Once the room host starts the Streaming, the Status bar will become Live and the Timer will start counting.

Room status before and after streaming

Starting the stream

When the room host determines that the stream is ready to start, they can select the green Start Stream button. When selected, a confirmation box will appear for the stream to start.

How to start the streaming

Stopping the Stream

Once the room host starts streaming, it will only stop after explicitly requesting for it by clicking on Stop Stream or if the room remains empty for five minutes.

stop streaming button

Similarly, a confirmation message will appear to end the stream, as shown at the image above. And then a notice will appear, counting from 5 to 1, stopping the stream.

countdown to stop streaming

Drag and Drop

The room host is also capable of dragging and dropping the disposition of videos on stage. To do so, simply click on top of the video and move around as shown in the gif below:

drag and drop gif

Reactions

If the Reactions feature is enabled, once the room host starts the streaming, the selected Reactions will be available for everyone to use.

The emojis will be displayed if the user hovers over with the mouse at the Live Stream screen, if the mouse is in another tab, the reactions can not be seen as displayed in the gif below:

gif showing the live reactions
Previewing the streaming

To view the activity like an attendee, you can select Preview.

Live preview

To go back to viewing the attendee as the room host or presenter, click Live Studio. Click here to learn more about the speaker control bar.

Start sharing

To learn how to share your screen, a PDF file, or a video (Native from the Library or from your computer) take a look at this article.

What can each permission level do in the Live Studio?

Choosing the level of access your attendees will have on the platform means that they will have different permission levels throughout your event.

Here is what each permission level can do in the Live Studio room video mode:

Table showing what each permission level can do in the Live Studio


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