Livestream Studio customers can add a live webcam source from another location into their Studio production. This is called Live Interview.
The guest(s) will need an Internet connection, Google Chrome, a webcam, and a microphone connected to their computer.
Tip: It is strongly recommended that audio is provided to any local hosts or interviewer directly via the headphone out jack on your Studio unit using headphones, IFB's, etc. Otherwise, there will be a distinct echo in your stream during the interaction.
Note: Live Interview currently only works on desktop Chrome; there is currently no support for Live Interview via mobile devices.
Navigate to a Remote Camera tab and click ‘Add Stream.’ Then click ‘Live Interview.’
Note: Only one Interview can occur in Livestream Studio at this time.
You will be provided two URLs: a Live Interview Link and a Moderator Link. Press the ‘Copy’ button to copy the corresponding URL to your clipboard and provide the URL to your guest(s) via email or other means).
Tip: New URLs generate each time a Live Interview is added. If you wish to provide a URL in advance, do not click ‘Remove from list.’
When someone opens on the provided Interview URL in Google Chrome, he/she will be prompted to type in a name and allow the camera and microphone to be accessed. When finished, he/she can click ‘Join Interview’
The moderator URL can be given to someone who can choose between different interview guest sources. The moderator’s camera will not be shown, but will be able to hear audio from all connected interviewees.
The moderator is also connected to the chat to help communicate with all interview guests and the producer.
When a guest has joined the Interview, they will see his/her camera feed, but will also see that he/she is connected and have access to the internal chat.
In Livestream Studio you will see this chat as well, allowing you to communicate with the guest.
You can bring in the guest's camera by clicking the dropdown in the upper right corner of the module and clicking his/her name. You can have as many guests as you wish in the list, but you can only select one guest at a time.
After clicking a name, the guest's camera will be available as a remote camera source, which you can switch to whenever you are ready.
The guest's view will change to seeing their camera in the lower left corner and overlay a larger view of what is currently in Program. He/she will also hear Program audio and a ‘Preview’ notification in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
When the guest's camera is switched into Program, they will see a red ‘On Air’ notification in the upper right-hand corner.
Note: By default, the guest will hear Program audio but not hear their own audio, even when they are in Program.