In this article, we will go over how to create a broadcast on our vCloud system and an overview of some of the additional features.
Note: If you have multiple sites, the broadcast will be created under whichever site you have selected at the top of vCloud.
This page will show you all of your broadcast. To create a new one, we will hit Operations in the top right, and then Create Broadcast.
This form give us the information for your broadcast. You will want to fill in what section it is, give it a title, and then tell us what time it will be (If you are not in the Eastern time zone, please make sure to select the correct time). These three categories, in addition to contact information which is autofilled based on your account, are the only ones required by vCloud. For more information on each field:
- Section - this is the category that your broadcast will fall under, this is typically the sport being played.
- Title - Broadcast title or name of the event. This will help your viewers find the correct broadcast to view.
- Broadcast Date & Time - this is the date and time your viewers can expect the live-stream to start. You can begin to stream up to an hour before the broadcast time.
If you don't need to edit any of the advanced options for a broadcast, go to the bottom of the page and click Create.
If you are streaming a game for example, and are playing another school that also uses Production Truck, you can share your broadcast with them, so that it will show up on that school's page.
Backup mode allows our team to make a backup broadcast, but you can also use this to embed a video, through iframe embed. This is a good way for you to get a stream that you might be streaming from I.e. Youtube to your channel.
Syndication is a great way to push your information to multiple places, along with streaming through BlueFrame. With an RTMP Push, you are able to do just that. In the example below, we have it filled out so that your stream will be sent to both Facebook and YouTube, as well as to BlueFrame.
Alternate source allows you to stream from a third party software or hardware setup. Simply choose RTMP from the ALT Source drop down and go to the Broadcast Details page to retrieve your RTMP URL and Stream Key.
If you have a set of broadcast that you would like to group together, playlists are a great way to do that. Once you have a playlist created, you can select it while creating your broadcast, and have it show up in that specific playlist.
If you need to upload a broadcast you can do that in this section. You will change the status from scheduled to archived, and then upload your MP4 file. This section is also where you can put in a custom message for your viewers when your stream is not available.
- Plans gives you the ability to change your stream from audio and video, to just an audio only broadcast.
- This section is also where you can go to change the availability of the stream. If you would not like it to be available, or would like to make it available after a certain date, you can choose the different availabilities to hide or show your broadcast in different ways.
- General allows you to upload a Poster image, that displays for your broadcast and a splash image, for when you have down time in your broadcast
- This is also where you can upload unto a 5 second video called a network id, that will play when someone opens your broadcast
- This section allows you the ability to have viewers sign in before viewing content, and deciding if a school would like to allow downloading of certain broadcasts. This is also where Pay-Per-View can be turned on and configured.
Once you have filled in all information scroll to the bottom and hit Create.
If you have any additional questions, contact our support team by calling (859)-215-7979 or clicking 'New Support Ticket' at the top of this page.