Monitor mode is a special option we designed based on the customer’s feedback. For those who simply use YoloBox for monitoring, this function means a lot. No Internet is required to monitor, switch and record and you can also use it to test and prepare your event with all kinds of options. Compared with direct recording on camera, YoloBox allows you to add colorful graphics and combines different sources together. You can also put different kinds of multi-views with sources you have (like PIP, side-by-side, and news layout), making it a great choice for people to edit their video as they want when recording.
Difference between Monitor Mode and Streaming Event
Monitor Mode serves as a valuable tool for testing and preparation before going live. It allows streamers to fine-tune their setup, test audio and video quality, and ensure everything is working smoothly. Here are some benefits of using Monitor mode to prepare.
- Recording function with higher bitrate: Monitor Mode enables streamers to record their sessions at a higher bitrate, ensuring better video quality for post-production editing or archiving purposes.
- Building overlays and adjustments: In Monitor Mode, streamers have the freedom to create and refine overlays, graphics, and other visual elements that enhance their live streaming experience. This mode lets you perfect your setup before engaging with your audience.
Disappeared options in Monitor Mode
While Monitor Mode offers essential features for preparation, there are certain options that disappear in this mode, including:
- No “Go Live” button to start the live stream: Monitor Mode does not provide the option to initiate a live stream directly. This ensures that streamers can focus solely on testing and refining their setup without the risk of accidentally going live.
- Platform limitations: Depending on the streaming platform (such as Facebook, YouTube, or Twitch), some functionalities like guest invites and comments overlay may not be available in Monitor Mode. These features are typically only accessible during a live stream.
- Streaming Event: Streaming Event mode is the actual live streaming mode where streamers interact with their audience in real time. Key features of Streaming Event mode include:
- Live streaming options: In this mode, you gain access to the essential functions required for a live stream, such as the “Go Live” button, which initiates the streaming process and connects you with your audience.
- Interactive features: Streaming Event mode allows you to engage with your viewers through features like guest invites and comments overlay. These interactive elements foster a sense of community and enable real-time interaction during your live stream.
When in Streaming Event mode, streamers can adjust their encoding settings, including bitrates of up to 50,000 Kbps. This flexibility ensures optimal video quality for viewers, especially in scenarios where high-resolution visuals are crucial.
In summary, Monitor Mode and Streaming Event mode serve distinct purposes in the live streaming process. Monitor Mode is primarily used for testing, preparation, and refining your setup while Streaming Event mode enables you to engage with your audience in real-time.
Understanding the differences between these two modes will help you make the most of the features and functionalities offered by platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch. So, depending on your requirements, choose the mode that best suits your needs and enjoy a seamless live-streaming experience across various platforms.
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Cerise is a support specialist at YoloLiv with three years of experience working as a Customer Support Specialist in the consumer electronics industry. She also produces articles including video productions, tips and tricks and expert knowledge in the audiovisual industry.