From everyday in-person streaming to professional keynote broadcasting, Backstage can do all this and more.
By leveraging our best technology and our HD low latency stream RTMP protocol (Swapcard Stream), Backstage removes the need for a third-party studio or streaming app. With Backstage, Organizers can generate and edit Live Streams into Swapcard by inviting Speakers to their Sessions and selecting which Speaker takes the Stage and when.
Up to 99 Speakers can be invited and 16 at a time can share the Stage
How to set up Speaker Backstage
In the Studio, go to Content → Session to create a new Session. Then within that Session, go to the Format & Video tab and select Live Backstage from the list.
This is how it should look like in the Studio when Live Backstage has been set up for a Session:
Speaker and Moderator access to Speaker Backstage
There are two ways that Speakers and Moderators can easily join the Speaker Backstage.
- Via an invite link that is sent manually by the Organizer to the Speaker(s) and Moderator(s)
- By opening the Event App and navigating to the Session they have been assigned to. Once in the Session, invited Speakers should see a button prompting them to join the Stage. Clicking on the Join Backstage button will redirect to the Speakers and Moderators, with the option of selecting their hardware while in the Waiting Room or when in the stream.
They can also toggle mute or unmute and turn the camera on or off. Moderators can decide who takes the center stage and who is on the stream by simply toggling the user switch to on. A default layout template will be available for now, and different ones will be available at later dates. The option to go live or end a stream on the event app is also for the moderators to decide by simply clicking the “Go live” button in Backstage. There is no need to be present in Studio.
If Moderators wish to have control of ramp credentials, stream data, and so on, they can continue using all of the existing features in Studio for RTMP. Both Speaker and Moderator versions are accessible at any time from mobile and web app Backstage.
Speakers and Moderators alike have the option to select hardware while in the Waiting Room or when in the Live Stream. They can also toggle mute or unmute and turn the camera on or off. Moderators can decide who takes the center Stage and who is on the stream by simply toggling the user switch to on.
Both Moderators and Speakers, can share their screens with Backstage, using the button highlighted below:
While a Speaker is sharing their screen, the Moderator has the ability (no one else has it) to invite the Speaker who is currently sharing their screen onto the main Stage.