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Displaying Guests' Names on Media Assets with Name Tags

Socialive’s all-in-one platform enables you to show and hide guests’ names in your pre-recorded content using automated name tags. The name tags can also include the speaker’s title, pronouns, or location. You can also customize any of the fields to include any other information you would want to add. You can customize name tags to match your brand with color, font, and style options.

This article provides instructions on how to set up name tags for guests in pre-recorded content.

Showing and Hiding Name Tags

When setting up your broadcast, add your pre-recorded videos (media assets) to the scenes and enable name tags where needed. You can show and hide name tags at any time during your broadcast or recording.

  1. If you haven't yet, upload the media assets in Studio or clip and send recordings from the Library to Studio.

  2. Drag the media asset(s) into a layout in the Preview area.

  3. From the Overlays panel, switch on the option to "Show name tags." Name tags will appear over each media asset in the Scene. Alternatively, press CTRL + Alt + N (on Windows) or  +  + N (on Mac) to show/hide name tags.


Note: Name tags will appear in all layouts except in 4 Picture-in-Picture (PiP) bottom, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 Left, as these layouts contain video sources that are too small to display name tags on the smaller windows.

Editing Media Asset’s Information

The name tags feature takes the details from the media asset you uploaded. When modifying the media assets’ display information, keep in mind the following:

  • You can change its Display Name, Pronouns, Location, and Title as needed, or you can repurpose the fields for any other information you wish to display.

  • Only two (2) lines are shown and the maximum length is 55 characters per line but it may be truncated when using narrow layouts.

  • If one of the fields is left blank and you set the name tag to show the blank field, it will not appear on the screen. The name tag will only display the line(s) with the guest’s information.

Follow the steps below to edit media assets’ details in Studio.

  1. On the Media panel, hover over the asset and click the Options icon at the top-right corner.

  2. From the options list, click Edit Info.

  3. Modify the asset’s information and click Save.

Customizing Name Tags Style

From four design options, you can customize the name tag's style, and the same style will be applied to all name tags in all scenes (with name tags) throughout the broadcast. Follow the steps below to enable name tags and customize the look.

  1. On the right-side panel, click Theme to open the name tags settings. From here, you can change the following:

    1. Accent Color- Enter the HEX code of the color you want to use or click the colored box to manually select it.

    2. Font - Select one of the fonts available on the list.

    3. Style- There are four styles of Name Tags you can choose from:

      • Edge

      • Basic

      • Line

      • Block

    4. Header - Select the information you want to display in the Header line of the name tag. Select “No Header” to hide the header line.

    5. Footer - Select the information you want to display in the Footer line of the name tag. Select “No Footer” to hide the footer line. 

    6. Position - Select where you want the name tag to display.

Once the recording or live broadcast has started, enabling or disabling Name Tags, making changes to the media asset’s information, or changing the theme of the name tags will require you to “Send Live” the change in Studio in order for the audience to see the intended update. You can streamline this by using the following keyboard shortcuts in Studio while broadcasting or recording:

  • To show or hide name tags, press CTRL + Alt + N (on Windows) or  +  + N (on Mac).

  • To send the current scene live, press CTRL + Enter (on Windows) or  + Return (on Mac).

Still looking for an answer?

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

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