Professional Live Events Producer Usage
I have a number of small ideas around the practical use of the producer end of live events.
1 Offer more options with regards to split screens eg two face images at the same time. 50/50 split and smaller/larger would be good. don't just restrict to a presenter and a document.
2 Add in the ability to share from two devices at the same time and switch between them. At least one presenter and the producer. If you need a backup, one will bump the other off the shared screen. It also automatically goes live if you do this bump off (not a good ideas and very risky)
3 Captioning is a very nice feature but there is some confusion in how to turn it on in the player window (subtitle or caption?)
4 Sometimes it is useful to have a live event with two types of audience eg on Teams and the other on Streams. Can you offer a way to push a live event with captions to Streams? This would give the ability to broadcast 'a conversation' out to a stream.
5 A live time clock (with seconds) on screen would be helpful.
6 Is there a way for the producer to have more control over mic switching (not just mute all)
7 Is there a way to get back into the live event if the producer closes it accidentally? Or is it just finished for good?
That is all for now!
As said before:
1. show two presenters at once, or a presenter and their PPT, and
2. auto-switch between speakers without someone needing to click go-live
Jacob Barnes commented
6 is much needed! There really needs to be a way where the producer can select who can be heard on the call.
Regarding 1 - With so many people working from home, it's difficult to 'broadcast' a panel through Microsoft Teams as our panelists are all on separate video feeds. Currently we have to either switch between them as each one is talking (which is a serious challenge due to the lag) or focus on a slide/the presenter's video feed instead. Microsoft: please add support for showing additional live video feeds during a 'broadcast' (preferably up to 6) so that we don't have this issue anymore.
Steve Ashton commented
Multiple people on screen is a must, how can run a panel debate or a fire side chat without it?
If you want to be competitive with Zoom, the ability to show two presenters at once, or a presenter and their PPT, and the ability to auto-switch between speakers without someone needing to click go-live, is a necessity.
Stephen Royle commented
I'd like to be able to see the two people talking e.g. like an interview or a quiz, both on the screen at the same time.