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 Streaming Studio checkbox is checked. Press End to save the changes.
If instead of seeing a checkbox, you see No or Purchase, there might be two reasons why that is happening:
- You will need to enable this feature at the company tools. To do so, go to the company level, and click Account > Tools in the menu on the left-hand side. Then, scroll down until you see the Live section, press Edit, and make sure the Live Streaming Studio checkbox is checked. Press End to save the changes.
- If you went to the company tools and instead of seeing the checkbox, you still saw Purchase, this means that this feature is not included in the plan you have purchased. Click here to check which features are included in each plan.
Choosing the Live Studio as the room video mode
To set the Live Studio as the room video mode, go to Agenda > Activities > select an activity on the left-hand side and press Edit in the upper right corner of the screen. Then, scroll down until you see Room video mode and choose Live Studio from the dropdown bar.
Room video latency
Even though the Live Studio will allow speakers to interact with users, they will experience latency in the Live 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).
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 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.
Inside the Live Studio
Once the room host joins the room, they will be able to switch between the Streams and Settings tabs.
With the Streams tab, the room host will be able to control which presenters are visible on stage and which ones are backstage. This can be done by switching the toggle button on each display on and off.
If a presenter is removed from the stage, the room host will be informed which speaker has been removed from the live stream and the speaker's audio will automatically be muted.
Click here for further information on how to add and remove people from the stage.
Even though those who are backstage will automatically have their audio muted, speakers can still communicate with each other by enabling the Whisper functionality. This will help the speakers and room host to rehearse before going live as well as to organize themselves while the streaming is happening.
When speakers are whispering backstage, they will be heard by other speakers and by the room host who are on stage and/or backstage, but their audio will not go through the live stream, which means that the audience won't be able to hear the whispers.
You can connect multiple cameras to your live stream and switch them throughout the sessions. To do so, when going through the device configuration step right after entering a room as a presenter or room host, you should click on the + button to add multiple video sources.
Inside the room, the room host and speakers can control their video sources using the Camera switcher on the left-hand side, as shown below:
Clean video feed
Clean video feed
When using the Live Studio, the room host will see an option to open a clean video feed under the Streams tab.
Click here for further information on the clean video feed.
In the Settings tab, the room host will be able to control the layout, the overlays, and the background.
There are 6 layout options:
- Automatic: This layout will allow you to set up two layouts that will switch automatically based on whether you are screen sharing or not. To set up the two layouts, press the cog icon on the top right of the Automatic layout option, select both the Regular layout and the Screen share layout and press Save.
- Gallery: It allows the audience to see a thumbnail of all presenters and screens in a grid pattern.
- Hangout: It allows the audience to see a thumbnail of all presenters in a grid pattern in full screen, with no background being displayed.
- PP (Picture in picture): It allows the audience to see one presenter or screen in full screen at the same time as other presenters' thumbnails are displayed at the bottom of the room.
- Movie: Sets one presenter/screen share as the focal point of the screen, with other presenters' thumbnails displayed on the bottom of the room.
- Slides: Sets one presenter/screen share as the focal point of the screen, with other presenters' thumbnails displayed on the right-hand side of the room.
A stream overlay is graphic content that is overlaid on top of the live stream content. These graphics are usually positioned around the edges of the screen so that the center remains unobstructed.
The Live Studio offers you the option to overlay your logo, lower thirds, and chyrons on top of the live stream.
The company logo can be displayed on the upper left, upper right, bottom right, or not displayed at all.
- Lower third
The lower third is a graphic overlay that will be displayed in the lower area of the screen. To have lower thirds in your session, remember to toggle the correspondent button on, as shown in the image below. As a room host, you will be able to type both a title and a message and save the lower thirds as presets to be reused.
The chyron is an electronically generated caption that occupies the lower area of the screen and will overlay the streaming. To have a chyron in your session, remember to toggle the correspondent button on, as shown in the gif below. The chyron's text can be saved as presets to be reused.
You will be able to customize your live stream background with different colors, pictures, or videos, as shown below:
Besides the option to choose from the alternatives InEvent offers you, you will also be able to upload your own pictures and videos. To do so, click on the + button and select a file from your device.
Starting the streaming and using the Control Room
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. Click here to learn more details on how to start and stop the streaming.
To view the activity like an attendee, you can select Live Preview.
To go back to viewing the attendee as the room host or presenter, click Control Room. Click here to learn more about the speaker control bar.