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 tools

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 latency

Video latency
Stream latency is the delay between your camera capturing an event and the event being displayed to viewers.

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.

Using the Live Studio as the room video mode, you will be able to choose between the Standard latency (20-30 seconds) and Low latency (10-15 seconds).

Room video latency
You should not switch the room video latency during a live session. You must stop and restart the streaming.

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, the new room host will see a message pop-up:

message informing the new room host for the section

And the previous room host will see this message pop-up:

message pop-up informing the host permissions were revoked

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.

Starting the streaming

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
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 showed 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 drag and drop the disposition of videos on stage. To do so, simply click on top of the video and move around as showing 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 hover 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, 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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