- How do I enable this feature?
- Choosing the Live Studio as the room video mode
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.
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.
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, 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:
The Hive Streaming integration is available to improve the connectivity in restrictive environments, such as company offices with Cisco VPNs. It uses the eCDN technology to improve the quality of the Live Streaming.
How do I enable this feature?
- First, you need to go to Settings > Tools > scroll down until you see the Registration section. Then, press Edit, and make sure the Hive Streaming checkbox is checked. Press End to save the changes. If instead of a checkbox you see Click, follow the same steps here.
- Now, go to Agenda > Activities > select an activity > scroll down until you see Hive Streaming > press Edit and enable this checkbox. Press End to save the changes.
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
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.
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: