This Week on Livestream | May 15, 2017

It’s that time of year again — graduation season! Watch live as J.J. Abrams delivers the commencement speech at Sarah Lawrence College, poet Claudia Rankine speaks at Colgate University, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker delivers the address at Hamilton College.


Trump Travel Ban Hearing | LawNewz Network
Monday, May 15
1:30 PM ET
“Travel Ban 2.0 is back in the spotlight at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle. The court is hearing arguments over a Hawaii District Court judge’s decision to order a preliminary injunction blocking parts of President Donald Trump‘s executive order on immigration.”

Award for Excellence Ceremony | Pro Football Hall of Fame
Tuesday, May 16
1:45 PM ET
“The award-winning Pro Football Hall of Fame US Army Award of Excellence presented by Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz. This great honor will be bestowed on two outstanding high school students on Tuesday, May 16 at 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern.”

Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor in Conversation with Judith Light | 92nd Street Y
Tuesday, May 16
7:30 PM ET
“Beginning with Hank Hey Now! Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, Jeffrey Tambor went on to create George Bluth in Arrested Development and the iconic Maura in Transparent. Join him as he discusses his new memoir, Are You Anybody? and reveals his creative process, as well as how a kid with a lisp and a depressive father drew inspiration from his life to create these iconic characters.”

What Would a Pence Presidency Look Like? | Hammer Museum
Tuesday, May 16
10:30 PM ET
“As investigations, infighting, and controversy continue to plague the Trump administration, a Mike Pence presidency lurches into consideration. UCLA faculty examine Pence’s political history in Indiana, his deep religious convictions, and his relationship with powerful patrons like the Koch brothers.”

Google I/O 2017 | CNET
Wednesday, May 17
12:30 PM ET
“Join Brian Tong and Lexy Savvides for live coverage of Google I/O 2017 from Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. They’ll carry the presentations live and offer up analysis of all the product highlights.”

Heartbreakers: From The Bottom of My Brain | The Greene Space
Wednesday, May 17
7 PM ET
“Rapper and essayist Dessa returns with the next event in this series – a collision of art, music and scientific research on love, sex, and human adventures in pair-bonding.”

Colm Tóibín | Author Events
Wednesday, May 17
7:30 PM ET
“Colm Tóibín is the author of an impressive list of novels, short stories, essays, plays, poetry, and criticism. In House of Names, Tóibín brings a modern sensibility and sympathy to the story of Clytemnestra, the vengeful wife of Ancient Greece’s King Agamemnon.”

New Sounds presents 2017 New York Guitar Festival | The Greene Space
Thursday, May 18
7 PM ET
“Building on last year’s sold-out event, the New York Guitar Festival and WNYC’s New Sounds present a four-week series that features a diverse cast of guitar slingers performing newly commissioned works and special collaborations.”

2017 Commencement | Sarah Lawrence College
Friday, May 19
10 AM ET
“The 89th Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be held Friday, May 19. The keynote speaker will be J.J. Abrams. Abrams’ long list of credits includes producing and directing Star Trek and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, and writing and directing the films Super 8 and Mission: Impossible III. Currently he produces the hit HBO series Westworld.”

Career Paths & Industry Advice: Gnomon Alumni Panel | Gnomon
Saturday, May 20
4 PM ET
“Gnomon alumni at Walt Disney Animation Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, and Pixomondo will share their unique career path stories. Casey McDermott, Senior Animator on Overwatch, Starcraft, and Warcraft, will discuss how he discovered his passion for the industry and will reveal the key to his success in the field so far.”

2017 Commencement | Colgate University
Sunday, May 21
“Nationally renowned poet Claudia Rankine will deliver the keynote address at Colgate’s 196th commencement.”

2017 Commencement | Hamilton College
Sunday, May 21
“Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will deliver the Commencement address and receive an honorary degree.”

Key Features of Livestream Studio: Demo Video

Livestream Studio gives you all the elements of a professional live multi-camera production in a Windows-based switcher software. Think of it as a way to elevate your production quality with the ability to include multiple cameras, added graphics, green screen, pre-recorded video – and then some. Let’s address some of the most commonly asked questions and key features of Livestream Studio.

How to get started on Livestream Studio

There are three ways to use Studio: subscribe to a Livestream plan, purchase a Livestream Studio hardware unit, or Livestream Studio Software. If you choose to purchase our Studio Software online, you’ll receive a USB Dongle which will activate all the features of Livestream Studio when you plug it into the computer.

Key Features of Livestream Studio

Autofade capability (5:13-5:30 of the video below): Don’t like a hard cut? Then use the autofade functionality, based on the transition you’ve set, and manually control how fast you want it to autofade.

Graphics capability (5:30-6:20): This is one of the more important functionalities to include in your broadcast. Livestream Studio gives you the ability to add logos, lower-thirds, or build a picture-in-picture graphic. Once your graphic is set, you can preview it, push it into program view, and pull it when you’re done.

How to create a graphic overlay track or lower-third (6:29-9:52): Graphic overlays can be used to enhance your live video presentation. With Livestream Studio, you have the option to use three graphics overlay channels – all of which can include multiple layers of static or data-driven graphics.

How to build a picture-in-picture graphic (15:55-17:00): During a multi-camera production, you may want to show two or more camera shots at the same time. Livestream Studio gives you the ability to show any number of cameras you’d like within a picture-in-picture graphics layer.

How to use green screen (17:00-19:18): The use of green screen (also known as chroma key) has become popular lately. It is used to remove a color from your video, or the background of a video scene, to replace with an image that will serve as your background.

How to integrate a Mevo with Livestream Studio (27:55-28:34): To bring a Mevo into Livestream Studio, make sure they’re connected to the same internet network. You can also bring other sources into Studio wirelessly over a direct RTMP stream.

How to use a bonded connection (31:40-32:35): If you’re streaming to Livestream, you have the capability to bond multiple internet networks (multiple ethernet connections, WiFi, or cellular modems) together. You can also designate certain connections as primary and others as backups.


To learn how you can bring out the best in your live event with key features of Livestream Studio, watch the video below.