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Streaming with Hybrid Events

Stream your in-person sessions for your virtual attendees.

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Streaming with Hybrid Events

Hybrid Events allow you to set up live streaming where virtual attendees can watch your in-person sessions. With the right setup, your virtual attendees will be more engaged by creating sessions where they feel like they are stepping into your in-person venues.

Note: Using RTMP as a stream provider is not available for Free Plans

Stream Using RTMP

With Accelevents, you can connect your on-site cameras and have them stream live so attendees at home can join. To make this happen, use RTMP as your stream provider. What it does is you can connect a video production tool such as Switcher Studio and OBS, which allows you to switch views if you have multiple cameras, and even add overlays on the videos, just like a regular live TV show. In simple steps, this is what you need to do to make it work:

  • Create an Accelevents session where RTMP is the stream provider

  • Test and select a 3rd party production tool that will allow you to switch camera views and add video overlays

  • Insert the RTMP URL and stream key from your Accelevents session into your 3rd party production tool settings

  • Start your broadcast

Stream Using Accelevents Studio

You can also use Accelevents Studio as your stream provider. Instead of using the built-in camera and microphone on your laptop, connect it to an external camera and microphone facing the speaker on the venue stage. This option will work best if only one user or camera is turned on so the speaker will be seen on full screen.

Best Practices For Hybrid Sessions

  • Dedicated Virtual and In-Person Teams - have your on-site team coordinate with your virtual team to ensure all attendees have a pleasant experience.

  • Dedicated Equipment - please ensure separate equipment if you have sessions happening simultaneously. Have a backup in case something malfunctions.

  • Switch Views - set up a camera facing the stage and another facing the in-person audience. Switching views will keep your virtual attendees engaged and feel like they are in the actual venue.

  • Wide frame - If you have several speakers, have cameras that will focus on each speaker and another to show all of them in one wide frame.

  • Chat / Q&A Engagement - activate the chat and Q&A feature for virtual attendees and have the speakers from the venue acknowledge their comments during the live broadcast.

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