- How do I enable the Live Studio feature?
- Choosing the Live Studio as the room video mode
- Inside the Live Studio
- Starting the stream
- Stopping the Stream
- Drag and Drop
- Start sharing
- What can each permission level do in the 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 the Live Studio feature?
To enable this feature, go to Settings > Tools. Click on the Live section and scroll down till you see Live Studio Conferencing. Press Edit and toggle the button to enable it. Press End to save your changes.
If instead of seeing a toggle button 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. Click on the Live section, and scroll down till you see the Live Studio feature. Press Edit, and toggle the button to enable it. Press End to save your changes.
Choosing the Live Studio 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.
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.
- 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.
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 for your activity, go to Agenda > Activities, click on the desired activity then press Edit. In the Details section scroll down to Room host and from the drop down select a name from the attendee's list or type to search.
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:
Inside the Live Studio
Once the room host joins the room, they will be able to switch between the Streams and Settings tabs.
Streams and Settings
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
Previewing the streaming
To view the activity like an attendee, you can select 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.
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:
To learn more about the permission levels, click here.