Additional Streaming Layouts for Team Live Events
currently you can choose between two streaming layouts (e.g. full screen or screen beside cam).
There would be so many cool other layout options to improve live events e.g.:
- Two speaker side by side (split screen)
- presentation on the left but two speaker on the right
- 4 speaker on screen
- large cam, small screen sharing content
Whatever the ideas are endless, but currently this is really limiting some streaming experience, for example if you have two speakers debating something I want to show both, but I can't.
This is important so we don't need to use third party solution to make it happen
Alain VIGUIE commented
I strongly encourage this proposal. A number of simple yet more elaborated layouts would help a lot. And it would avoid to resort to extra software (e.g. lightweight prod studios) to fulfill such requirements.
Kathy S commented
Lee Barnard commented
I fully support this enhancement request. Not only is it "cool", it is also something that is essential for the Accessibility of MS Teams Live Events for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. When mutliple presenters are talking in fast succession (e.g. panel discussions), we need to be able to see their faces for lipreading. When a sign-language interpreter is on the call, their webcam needs to be shown permanently along with the current speaker.
How have live events been around so long with no improvements to the layouts? Stop adding unnecessary features and improve the experience of what's already there. We have to use Zoom webinars so people can have panel events.
Systems Manager commented
Would like to see the 3 x 3 speaker view on Teams Live
Dave Purscell commented
Another great use case is when you have a room camera and a separate accent camera. For example: Our main camera shows the entire boardroom. We join the meeting a second time with an Owl in between the presenter and the board members. The Owl would capture faces that are facing away from the room camera AND faces from the board members when they speak. Would be great to have both views on the live stream.
Dave Purscell commented
Need multiple videos ASAP. I'm really trying to help people implement Live Events, but this limitation is a big one -- especially with board members being in multiple remote locations due to COVID.
- Would love to build scenes in advance.
- Would love to filter my streams to only those with a camera or shared video stream active.
- Would love to have the spotlight change automatically.
Jassim Al rahma commented
Yes many times you want to show 2 person's video or 4 to more and not just one video because it's a discussion and videos of people in the discussion panel should be shown
My suggestion is to create a Scene just like OBS so the producer can customize it before the meeting and just switch between the scenes during the meeting.
Any news on this feature? It really is quite limiting that you can't put more than one speaker on the screen - this would really allow for us to create more engaging events. In the current climate this is vital.
Helen P commented
Mutliple speakers (with their video) on screen will make it more like a convcersation - very much needed please
C. Nelson commented
The level of expertise needed to use an external device or solution like OBS is only OK for limited events. We have a large user base that wants to use Live Events more regularly and having these extra options as a feature vs. a complicated setup would be a great step towards unifying the solutions we are using for these types of meetings/events.
Additionally with a large segment of the workforce being remote, the challenges of implementing an external option are only magnified.
Sabine Tophofen commented
Please add this. People keep asking us for this, and are always surprised when we say "it's not possible out of the box". Using "hacky" workarounds using virtual cams can't be the preferred solution for this.
A must have! Any update/planned progress?
Richard Browne commented
I would say this is critical and MS is losing ground to Zoom here. If we're told by our customers that they want to use a sign-language interpreter for the event we have to recommend Zoom since there is no way to have more than one talking head.
MS Live Events tech could only recommend hosting a Meeting, joining through the web client and and screen-sharing that into a Teams Live Event.
Increasingly, this is not just about event aesthetics but accessibilty as well.
Darren Jones commented
1 or 2 more basic layouts would be great. Especially 2 speakers side by side or content plus two speakers.
I can make custom layouts with external encoder but that means I lose some features because its a Stream event really.
It would be nice to have some feature parity to avoid having to force an external encoder back into teams through a virtual camera which does weird things to the audio and video.
Losing public events and live translations is often a show stopper.
Matthew Mammola commented
Having more layouts is essential.
- View to spotlight the active speaker automatically
- View to have split-screen, presenter on one side and presentation on the other
"Together mode" is basically obsolete now with the large gallery being the standard tiled layout, kinda gimmicky anyway, these other views would be much more practical