When you create a recurring virtual event or webinar and choose to Stream with Vimeo, you’ll be brought into our browser-based broadcaster page.
On this page, you will build and switch between scenes, allowing you to plan out your event’s run-of-show directly onsite and switch between multiple shots with different production elements included in them. In order for all of your production elements to be visible on your stream, you have to add them to a scene, then push that scene to the stream.
We strongly recommend building all of your scenes before your event in the order in which you will use them.
In this article:
- Add and remove scenes
- Add content to a scene
- Rename a scene
- Reorder scenes
- Change which scene your audience sees live
- Scene content limitations
Add and remove scenes
When you first land on the broadcast page, a scene with your webcam will automatically be added to the event (be sure to allow your browser to access your webcam and microphone if prompted). You can see this below the preview player.
To add a scene, click Add scene next to the default scene. A new blank scene will appear to the right. You can add up to 20 scenes per event.
You can also hover your cursor in between two existing scenes and click the (+) icon that appears to add a scene in that spot.
If you will have multiple scenes that are similar to each other:
- Hover your cursor over the scene
- Click the Duplicate icon.
- An identical scene will appear to the right, which you can edit independently of the original.=
To delete a scene:
- Hover your cursor over the scene you want to delete.
- Click the Delete icon.
- The scene will be removed from your event.
Add content to a scene
Whether you want to include speakers, videos, images, or graphics from polls, Q&A, or custom scene lower thirds, you will need to add them to a scene for your viewers to see them.
You can also include slides into a scene. The feature slides will help you to upload a .pptx/.pdf file to a scene. You can add files up to 100MB and currently only static images will be shown.
To add content to a scene:
- Below the preview player, click on the scene you want to edit.
- On the left side, click the icon of the desired production element to open the relevant panel.
- Click and drag the content or component into the preview player. (Alternatively, click the ••• menu on the component, then click Add to scene).
You will then see a matching icon in the scene below the preview player indicating what is included in that scene. For example, the scene shown below includes Q&A graphics:
Rename a scene
You can rename all your scenes. This can help with storyboarding your event and indicate what’s happening when each scene is live in the stream.
- By default, all scenes will be labeled “Scene.”
- Hover your cursor over “Scene” and click on it.
- Type in your desired name (e.g. “Q&A session” “Video premiere”)
- Press the Enter or Return key to save the label.
Scenes will appear to the right as you add them. To ensure your scenes are in the order in which they will appear during your event, you can use your mouse to drag and drop them in the desired order.
Change which scene your audience sees live
When your event is ready to start, click on the first scene. Then click Start event to start streaming.
A red border will surround the active scene, and you will see a live output of your stream in the upper right corner.
To switch the next scene into the stream, click on it at the bottom of the screen to select it. You will see it in the preview player in the middle of the screen.
When you are ready for your audience to see it, click Send to stream below the player. This will switch the scene into the stream output in place of the previous scene and your audience will see it live.
Scene content limitations
- Only one image can be added to a scene at a time.
- Only one video can be added to a scene at a time.
- Scene lower-thirds, polls, and Q&A graphics cannot all be on the same scene simultaneously. Because they all use the same area of the player, only one can be applied to a scene at a time.
- Scene lower-thirds will lay on top of lower-thirds attached to other production elements such as speakers.