While Livestream Studio maintains a generally consistent layout, there are a few ways you can customize the interface to best fit your needs.
Select Your Interface Mode
When you first log into Livestream Studio, you will be given the option to Choose a Mode, as shown below.
Simple is ideal for beginners and producers with smaller workflows (1-2 cameras, few graphics, some video playback). This will display one Output window and a multiview where you will click each source to select what is shown in the Output. By default, this mode displays a single column of producer tool tabs (e.g. Audio Mixer, Graphics, Media, etc.). Selecting Simple will quickly remove a lot of clutter from the Studio interface that smaller scale productions may not need.
Advanced is best for producers with larger scale workflows (multiple camera inputs, multiple graphics channels, picture-in-picture, etc.). This features the traditional Preview/Program monitor setup and transition controls normally used in a multi-camera production, in addition to two columns of producer tool tabs by default so you can see more on your screen.
Select one, then click Create New Project to start using Studio.
You can easily switch your project from one mode to the other by clicking the interface icon in the upper right corner and choosing your interface mode.
Most demonstrations will feature the interface in Advanced mode. Instructions on how elements specific to Simple Mode work are available here.
Resize Three Main Sections
Studio's interface consists of the Preview & Program or Output monitors on top, the multi-view in the middle, and production element modules on the bottom third of the interface. This general layout cannot change, but you do have the ability to adjust the sizing of these three main sections by dragging and dropping the two section dividers up and down as you see fit.
In the example shown below, we raised the top divider to make the multiview section larger.
Rearrange Lower Modules
When you first open Studio and add your inputs, the lower-third portion of the interface includes all your additional production elements (audio mixer, remote cameras, graphics, media, stream configuration, etc.). These have a default arrangement, separated into two columns.
Example left column:
Example right column:
When using advanced mode, each column splits the screen evenly by default. If you prefer one to be larger than the other, drag and drop the middle divider the desired location.
You can also collapse the entire right column by clicking the collapse button on the far right side. Click it again to expand the column.
In addition to adjusting the width of each column, you can also rearrange the modules by dragging and dropping each tab between the two columns.
For example, if you need to monitor audio and media playback at the same time, drag the media bin tab(s) to the right column so you can see both the audio mixer and the media player simultaneously.
If you are using a limited number of additional elements or simply wish to not have two separate columns, select the gearwheel button in the upper right corner to go to the Settings: Project Format menu. Under the Tabs Configuration setting, select Flat.
Other interface options
There are a few other adjustments to the interface you can make by navigating to Settings: Project Format.
Under the User Interface section, you can adjust the following:
- Inputs Multiview: Enabled by default. This option will show or hide the inputs multiview you see in the middle of the screen. If you are using more than one input, it's best to leave this checked.
- Remote guests tab: If you intend to use the remote guests feature, you can check this option to enable it quickly.
- Chat tab: Users streaming to Vimeo can enable this to moderate and participate in Vimeo live chat during their event directly from Studio.