Live Studio - Settings

When selecting Live Studio as the room video mode, the host will be able to switch between two tabs: Streams and Settings. In this article you will learn about all the possibilities at the Settings tab.

Settings

In the Settings tab, the room host can control the layout, the overlays, and the background.

Moving the Settings tab

By default, the Settings tab will be on the left side of the room where it can be swapped with the Streams tab using a toggle button.

If you want to see both tabs without having to use the toggle button, you can move the Settings tab to the right side of the room by pressing Move to right menu.

If you want to go back to the original layout, press Move to left menu.

Moving the Settings tab

Layout

There are 7 layout options:

  1. 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.

Automatic
If the host has to refresh their page or leave the room, the automatic layout settings will not be affected.

It allows the audience to see a thumbnail of all presenters and screens in a grid pattern.

Gallery
  1. Hangout

It allows the audience to see a thumbnail of all presenters in a grid pattern in full screen, with no background being displayed.

Hangout
  1. PIP (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.

PIP (Picture in picture)
  1. Single

Set the screen as Focus only, that means if there are multiple presenters only the person that is speaking will be showcased on the screen. If a screen or presentation is shared, it will be exhibited alone.

Single
  1. Movie

Sets one presenter/screen share as the focal point of the screen, with other presenters' thumbnails displayed on the bottom of the room.

Movie
  1. 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.

Slides

Overlays

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.

Logo overlay

By default, the logo will be the Main icon retrieved from your company images. If you wish to customize it, click here to learn how.
  1. 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.

Lower third
You can also have questions asked by the attendees in the Questions tab being published on the live stream and shared with other participants via Lower third. Click here to learn how to do it.
  1. Chyron

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.

Gif on how to enable the chyron
  1. Presets

If you wish to reuse texts or simply have them prepared before the event goes live, you can add presets for Lower Thirds and Chyrons. You only need to select them from the drop down menu as shown in the image below:

image showing the presets for lower thirds and chyron
  1. Stream label

The stream label gives you the option to hide name label and headlines. On top you can see both options enabled and below when they are disabled.

label on

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label off

Background

You will be able to customize your live stream background with different colors, pictures, or videos, as shown below:

Gif on how to change the background
If you wish to change the background color, add images and background videos from the backend it is also possible by following the steps here.
When the host starts the streaming, the session window updates and the Live Studio transmission starts alongside the selected background.

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.

How to upload custom backgrounds

If the video you are uploading has sound, you will be able to toggle it on and off in order to play or pause background music on your live stream. To do so, click on the speaker icon in the upper right corner of the Videos section, as shown in the image above.


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