Live Studio - Settings

When selecting Live Studio as the room video mode, the room 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.


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

Only the room host can upload more foreground images, and add background colors, pictures and videos directly from the Settings tab inside a session by clicking on the + icon below each section.

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


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.

Layout options 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.

Layout options 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.

Layout options 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.

Layout option PIP
  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.

Layout options 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.

Layout options 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.

Layout options Slides


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.

Overlays logo

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.
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, type the title and message > toggle the correspondent button on as shown in the gif below.

In case you need to make changes, edit the text and click Apply to update the lower third.

If the message you type is too long, an automated scroller will be enabled.

As a room host, you will be able to customize the background and text color of the lower third, type both a title and a message and save the lower thirds as presets to be reused.

Overlay 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.

To personalize the color scheme of your lower third, follow these steps:

  1. Click the + button in either the background color or text color field, depending on the element you want to customize.
  2. Pick your desired background or text color from the color picker provided for the title and subtitle.
You can also input a hex code in the HEX field.
  1. Click Done and the chosen color scheme will be displayed under the background or text field.
  2. Now, click on the created color scheme, select Apply, and activate the toggle button.
You can create as many color schemes as you want.
  1. Your lower third will now appear in the configured color scheme.
Lower third color schemes can also be added on the platform by event administrators and will also be displayed in the Lower third field of the Live studio settings. For further details, please refer to this article.
lower third color scheme

To reset the lower third to the default color, simply click on Reset background color or Reset Text color depending on which element you want to reset, click on Apply, then enable the toggle button to display the lower third in the default black and white color.

Reset the lower third
Please note that lower third color schemes can only be deleted from the backend by event administrators.

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.

Overlay Chyron

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:

Overlay Presets on Lower Thirds and Chyrons
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.

Stream Label


You can choose your overlays from 5 different options that will appear as default or upload your own.

Foreground overlay

If you want to upload and use your own overlay, it is important to take the following information into consideration:

  • If you want to position your overlay anywhere horizontally at the top, the recommended dimension for the image is 1920xY. Where Y represents the exact horizontal position in Pixels.
  • If you want to position your overlay anywhere vertically in the left area, the recommended dimension for the image is Yx1080. Where Y represents the exact vertical position in Pixels.
  • You can create 1920x1080 images to position your overlay anywhere.
You can upload images or GIFs as your overlays using the + button.
Foreground overlay options


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

Stream 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.

You can upload background videos up to 1GB in size. To upload larger background videos up to 10GB in size, you need to enable the Large Files tool.
Upload background picture
The Live Studio background has an aspect ratio of 16:9. For best results, use a background image or video with Full HD resolution (1920x1080px ).
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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