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Using Livestream Studio's Simple Interface

The Simplified Interface in Livestream Studio is a good option for customers with smaller production setups looking for minimal clutter.

When you first launch Studio or create a new project, you will be prompted to choose your interface mode: Simple or Advanced, allow you to arrange Studio in the Simple interface from the start.

 

If you have an existing project in Advanced mode, you can easily switch to Simple mode by clicking the interface icon in the upper right corner and selecting Simple.

The most noticeable change can be seen in the upper portion of the interface. The Preview/Program monitors are replaced by a single Output monitor; whichever source is in this monitor is what your viewers are seeing. You will also notice the mixing panel that includes transition, graphics overlay, advert, and fade-to-black controls is also gone.

The Tabs containing your various production elements (graphics, media, etc.) will default to the 1 Column setting, meaning the lower portion of the Studio interface will be grouped into one column rather than have a divider splitting them into two interchangeable columns.

Your default production elements will also reduce to one GFX channel and one Media bin in addition to your single camera. You can still add to your setup by going to Settings: Inputs.

To switch between your video sources in this mode, use your mouse and left-click on the desired source in your multi-view. The source will transition into Output.

 

Using Graphics in Simple Mode

 

To overlay graphics in this mode, navigate to the GFX tab. Add a graphic by browsing the Graphics Store or by clicking + Add Custom Layers to build your own.

You will see your graphics preview and settings on the left side with the ability to add and edit data fields on the right side.

The main difference with graphics overlays in simplified mode versus advanced mode is how you transition graphics overlays into the Output. Since the mixing panel is not present in Simple Mode, you will see PUSH and PULL options here, with the layer's auto-loop settings underneath.

 

To adjust the design of the graphic, double-click the preview to open the GFX Designer. A more in-depth explanation on building and using graphics overlays in Studio is covered in another section.

 

When you are ready to show your graphic, click the flashing PUSH button. The graphic will transition into the Output; to remove it from Program, click the red PULL button.

Transitions in Simple Mode

 

By default, the GFX transitions will be a 45-frame long edge wipe, whereas transitions between different video sources will be a cut.

 

You can change this by navigating to the Transitions module. Be sure the to select the correct tab on the far left side when choosing your transitions; Main is your main video mix, followed by each graphics overlay track. You can then select among different transition types

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