Live Studio - Streams

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 Streams tab.

Streams

At the Streams tab, the room host has a lot of features to manage.

One of the main ones is 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.

Backstage

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.

Backstage

Please take into consideration that:

  • If the stream has already started and speakers join the room, by default, they will automatically join backstage to avoid unexpected layout changes. Please, note that speakers are still able to share their screens with all participants without being visible on stage.
  • If the host needs to refresh their page, speakers will not be affected and will continue being on stage.
  • If the host leaves the room and joins again, they will join backstage but speakers on stage will not be sent backstage. Speakers will continue being on stage.
  • Even if all presenters and screens are offstage, the live studio can still be displayed to the audience.
Add all to Live Stream

It is easy and practical to move all the presenters on the backstage to the Live Stream in on single click, the host just needs to click on the button Add all to Live Stream, and it will automatically take everyone on stage (including the Share screen content).

add all the speakers on backstage to stage in one single click

Whisper

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.

Whisper

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.

Add video

This feature can be used if the event admin is also selected as the room host. To do so:

  1. Click on Add video
  2. Upload > Choose file > select the file from your computer
  3. From the Library select the video and press Done.
  4. Click on the 'Add to the Live Stream' toggle button.
  5. Click on the Play button on top of the video.
add video at the Live Studio

  • This option allows you to pre-upload the videos for later usage, as it will be stored in the Live Studio Library;
  • This video playback is native and runs at the InEvent servers, which means no need for high end computers;
  • The possibility to add and play multiple videos at the same time;
  • Once the video is over, it will go to backstage automatically, so it’s perfect for a countdown timer before the session starts;
  • No more FPS drops nor glitches when sharing a video;
  • The possibility of 12 hours of an ongoing stream!
If you are uploading a large file and notice that the progress bar is advancing slowly, rest assured because the video continues processing even if you close the tab. And the timeout is up to 6 hours so there is plenty of time to complete the process!
Remove video
  1. From the Backstage

To remove the video from the Streams tab, click on the Remove button. A pop-up will appear for you to confirm the removal.

remove video button
  1. From the Library

To remove the video permanently from the Library and not only from Backstage, hover over with the mouse on the desired video and click on the trash icon. To confirm the action press Yes when the pop-up appears as demonstrated below:

gif showing how to remove a video from the library
If you prefer selecting one video at a time from your computer, you can enable the 'Block content library' at the event tools. Keep in mind that enabling this tool will also block the usage of the PDF library.
block content library at the tools

Camera switcher

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:

  • Select the Show advanced options checkbox
  • Click on the + button to add multiple video sources.
There's no limit to how many video sources can be added as cameras. Please, note that the + button will only appear if you have more than one video source available.
Adding multiple cameras

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:

Camera switcher

You can switch between cameras using your mouse, or using the following keys: arrow up or page up will move backward and arrow down or page down will move forward. Presentation clickers are also supported.

Quality indicator

The presenters can also click on the quality indicator button to see the info for streams on Live Studio backstage. This will give the information regarding the Packets sent, Packets lost, Bytes sent and Frame rate.

It can be extremely useful for example if one of the Speakers displays a packet lost other than 0, so the team involved can do what is necessary to continue a smooth presentation and perhaps notify the audience if needed.

Packet
A packet is a small unit of data that a network protocol routes between an origin and a destination on the internet or any other packet-switched network. When packets fail to reach their destination, end users may experience disruptions such as slow service or loss of network connectivity. For home network users, the slower service or network loss can create a poor user experience.
quality indicator

Clean video feed

Clean video feed
A clean feed is identical to the main program output but without any captions keyed into it. In other words, a clean feed is a video signal that does not have added graphics and text.

When using the Live Studio, the room host will see an option to open a clean video feed under the Streams tab, as shown in the image below:

Clean video feed

With a clean feed, you can extract individual speakers' videos from the InEvent video player and utilize them in your own third-party software or mixer.

In the new window, you will see a pop-up message with the option to toggle off Audio and Video. Once you set it according to your needs, press the Start button to start a clean video feed.

clean video feed pop-up

After pressing Start, a clean video and audio output of that specific stream will start in full-screen mode.

Microphone Mirror

By using the microphone mirror function, you can hear your own microphone. This function can be useful for testing your microphone before the stream.

To enable this feature follow these steps:

  • At the Device configuration tick the Show advanced options checkbox, either from the pop-up when joining the room or from the Settings button at the bottom menu.
  • Once you do that, the microphone mirror function will be displayed in the Streams tab
  • Click on the checkbox to activate
mic mirror in live studio

Editing the Stream label

By clicking on the pencil icon the host can edit the Stream label for both Name and Headline:

editing the stream label

Share control

If the person who is sharing a PDF decides to give control of the file, it can be simply done by clicking on the Share control button allowing the host or other Speakers to move forward/backward with the presentation. Below you can see the Share control feature activated (1) giving control of the presentation to another Speaker on the right(2).

share control


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