Creating, Importing, and Exporting Projects

Livestream Studio has the ability to save, load, import, and export Livestream Project files, allowing you to keep configurations saved on your system so you can use them whenever you need to, without starting from scratch.

 

When you open Livestream Studio, by default you will be working on your previous project (or ‘Untitled Project’ if it is your first time opening Studio). Click on the title in the upper right corner to see more options.

To rename your project, simply type the name into the text box. When you click out of the window, the project will automatically be renamed.

Now your project is renamed. As you configure it (e.g. add graphics templates, import media clips, arrange inputs, etc.), it will save automatically. This occurs regardless of the project being renamed, but now you can identify it.

You can create a new project at any time by clicking on your project title and selecting ‘New.’

A new untitled project will open with default configurations. As mentioned above, you can rename the new project by clicking on the title.

To go back to working on a previously saved project, click on the project title and click ‘Open.’ A dropdown list of your projects will appear. Click the project that you want to work on.

The selected project will then open as it last appeared in Livestream Studio.

 

You may want to keep a Studio project configuration saved on your hard drive if you intend to use it often or move it to another Studio system. For this case, we created the Import/Export feature. When your Studio project is configured the way you like it, click the project title, then ‘Export.’

You will have the option to bundle or reference assets. Bundle is ideal if you need to move the file to a different hard drive or system, but creates a larger file. Reference is a smaller file, but will not move any associated assets (media clips, etc.) After selecting your preferred option, click ‘Select.’

Choose where on your system you want to save the  Livestream Project file (.lsproj). By default, Windows will open a newly created ‘Livestream Studio Export Projects’ folder under ‘My Documents,’ but you can save the file anywhere you want. Then, click ‘Save.’

Windows will warn if you already have an .lsproj of the same name and give you the option of replacing it. If you click ‘No,’ you will have the option to rename it in Windows.

If you imported media files into your media bin, you will be asked whether to save the original video files or their transcoded versions (i.e., the files created after they were brought into Studio).

When you are ready to use that particular project file, you can click on the project title and then on ‘Import.’

Find your .lsproj file in Windows, select it, and click ‘Open.’

This will create a new project in Livestream Studio with the proper configurations set. You can rename this by clicking the project title if desired.

If you no longer intend to use the project you are working on, you can click the project title and then ‘Delete.’ This will not delete an exported file, but you will no longer be able to select it from the ‘Open’ menu.

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