Adding a Remote Live Interview

 

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.

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7 Comments

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    Cyprian Szalankiewicz

    Live Interview is a great feature. Expanding on the video sharing aspect my question is if the producer can select an interviewee's desktop as a video source, in addition to their webcam, so if they have a powerpoint presentation loaded up the producer/moderator can switch between the presenter's webcam and the presenter's desktop. Is that possible? I know something similar is possible with the remote desktop client app but that limits the interviewee to be on a local network i.e. on the same network and not over the internet. Is there a Live Stream Studio solution for this teleconference type of need?

    Thank you,
    Cyprian

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    Emily

    Hi Cyprian,

    Right now, Live Interview can only detect the guest's webcam source - no ability to desktop capture from there. But that's a great idea, I'll submit this as a feature request to our development team.

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    ProZ.com events

    It would be great if this functionality was expanded to support panel discussions among multiple webcam guests with a moderator. Functionality like Google hangout or spreecast.

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    new media av

    are there settings for frame rate, bitrate etc.?

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    Pedro

    Hi Simon, the frame-rate and bit-rate will be based on 2 things, the type of webcam uses and the quality of the stream that is pushed out from the Livestream Studio software: https://help.livestream.com/hc/en-us/articles/212060208-Streaming-to-Livestream-with-Livestream-Studio-

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    Bern Rexer

    There are a few options for remote presenters to present slides - one is they use Google Slides or other remote slide service - and Studio takes that browser URL as a source.

    To bring in multiple presenters - Zoom, Skype, Blab and others can be used to connect to each remote presenter. This can be from another computer - which is output as a source into Studio - add to GFX and crop. And pay attention to audio setup to avoid feedback loops.

    Edited by Bern Rexer
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    Brandon Martin

    Awesome, when will we be able to do more than one interview guest? It looks like vmix 19, which is still in beta, will have as many as 8 guests available for their more expensive licenses. I'm not sure I need 8, but up to six would be great! :-) Thank you, again, for bringing this feature to Studio users first!

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