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Navigating Socialive Studio

Welcome to Socialive Studio! This is where the magic happens. The main content creation area of Socialive. It is often referred to as a TV control room in the cloud. This article provides an overview of the features of Socialive Studio.

Overview of the Studio

  1. Sources Panel- This panel contains the Live Sources and Media tabs.
  2. Scenes - From the Scenes Carousel, you can add, duplicate, rearrange, and delete Scenes on your broadcasts. You can also double-click a Scene to send it live during a broadcast. Learn how to work with Scenes to create content in Socialive Studio.
  3. Preview Panel - In the Preview panel, you can view your Scenes before sending it live, see the graphics as you add them, maximize a source within a feed, and send a Scene live during a broadcast.
  4. Overlays and Layouts Panel- This panel contains the Overlays and Layouts panel.
    • From the Overlays panel, you can add audio, video, and graphic overlays to your Scenes, such as lower-thirds and logos. You can also configure the overlays to toggle on and off with a hotkey. Learn how to upload and use overlays in Scenes.
    • Within the Overlays panel, you can enable automated name tags for each scene with live guests that needs it. You can then customize the style of the name tags in the Theme tab of the Broadcast panel.
    • The Layouts panel contains a wide variety of layouts to display multiple guests, videos, and screen shares at the same time. Check out the dimensions of all our templates, these will come in handy when designing graphics for your broadcasts.
  5. Top Navigation Bar - From the top navigation bar, you can do the following:
    1. Change the name of your broadcast.
    2. Add a Pigeonhole to your broadcast by clicking the + button.
    3. View the version of Socialive Studio you are using by clicking or hovering over the information button.
    4. Contact Socialive Support by clicking the Help button.
    5. Close or leave the broadcast by clicking the x button.
  6. Broadcast Panel- The Broadcast panel contains the Settings and Team Chat tabs.
    • Within the Settings tab, you can change the title of your broadcast and enter a description of it. Here you can also change whether you want to have a live broadcast or record only. If you choose to have a live broadcast, a series of distribution channel options where you can stream to will appear. Additionally, you can change the orientation of your broadcast from landscape to portrait under the Options drop-down and the output resolution.
    • Within the Theme tab, you can change the accent color, font, and name tags style for your productions.
    • The Team Chat tab allows you to communicate with your guests during the broadcast to queue them when it's their turn to go live.

Learn more about using Socialive Studio.

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Contact Socialive Support via live chat email at support@socialive.us, or submit a support ticket.

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