How to Use the Studio

Last updated on August 9, 2021

Let’s take a look at Crowdcast’s built-in Studio which allows you to level up your events with professional production elements. The Studio is the last module on the right side of your event view. Only hosts and co-hosts are able to access this feature.

 
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Note that you’ll need to enter the greenroom to add some Studio elements, but you can set these up in advance and then exit the greenroom until you’re ready to go live.

 

Customize the style and branding of your event by uploading a logo and background image within the Brand section of the Studio. You can upload these image files directly from your device. Hover over each and click Show to reveal them on the stage.

 
 

💡 Pro Tip: For the stage background, we recommend using a 1920 x 1080 image since the new stage is now 1080p. We don’t have recommended dimensions for your logo. However, you might consider adding some padding to your logo so it doesn’t directly bump into the video tiles.

 

The Primary Color option sets a color for any Overlays, or lower thirds, that you create. You can use Overlays to display text on stage like names and titles, statements, or conversation topics. Select the 5s option if you want the overlay automatically removed after five seconds or select Show to keep the overlay on stage until you click Hide.

 
 

The Videos section allows you to upload and share a video from sites like YouTube or Vimeo. Simply drop a video URL, hover over the uploaded video, and click the green play button to bring it to the stage. You can pause the video from the stage or move the video tile around as needed. When you’re ready to remove the video, you can either click the remove from stage icon or you can click the stop icon from within the studio.

 
 

Use the Slides & Docs section to upload .pdf, .doc, .ppt or image files from your computer. Select the file you want to display and click Upload and convert. Hover over the uploaded file and click Show to bring your slides to the stage. You can easily advance the slides directly from the stage or by using the directional arrows on your keyboard. As with videos, you can remove slides from the stage by either clicking Hide from the studio or by clicking the remove from stage icon.

 
 

As a reminder, only hosts and co-hosts have access to the Studio, but anyone else on stage can share video links, upload slides, or set up a traditional screenshare by using the AV controls at the bottom of the screen. This includes anyone assigned the role of Speaker or attendees who have been invited on stage.

 
 

Finally, the CTAS section of the Studio allows you to set up a call to action button to point to a specified URL. When revealed, the call to action button will appear just below the stage.

 
 

You can upload multiple videos, presentations, and CTAs into the Studio, but only one of each can be displayed at a time.

 

Creating a Template

If you host similar sessions and don’t want to re-upload studio elements each time, you can save your existing settings as a template. Just add the Studio elements that you plan to use for each session, and click the paint palette icon at the top right. Click Save changes then Save as new template to name your template and store it for future use. You can also edit a template that’s been saved if you need to.

 
 

Questions or suggestions? Email us at support@crowdcast.io. Happy Crowdcasting! 🎥

 
 
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