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Understanding Webinar Video Options
Understanding Webinar Video Options

Learn more about incorporating live or recorded video into your webinar.

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Written by Meaghan Laaper
Updated over a week ago

With Webinar, you have three video options to choose from. Review this article to learn more about incorporating Studio Broadcast, Collaborative, or Simulive video into your webinar.

NOTE: Want to see a visual comparison of the video options? Reference this chart for an overview of each at a glance.

Studio Broadcast

  • A live video of your presentation with a 5-10 second delay to attendees.

  • Attendees cannot participate in the presentation.

  • Up to 25 speakers and hosts can be present in the Studio.

  • Up to 10 speakers can be displayed to attendees at a time.

  • Uploaded content under 1 gb and in .mp4, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, or .mp3, .wav, or .pdf format can be displayed during the presentation.

  • Embedded within the presentation page.

  • Stream is automatically recorded, and can be set to remain available on-demand for 90 days post-webinar.

Collaborative

  • A live video of your presentation that is happening in real-time.

  • Attendees will be able to participate in the presentation by speaking and appearing on video.

  • Up to 250 attendees can actively participate at a time, including the host and speakers.

  • Embedded within the presentation page.

  • Hosts can choose to record presentation.

  • Attendees can view live, auto-generated captions.

  • Recordings can be set to remain available on-demand for 90 days post-webinar.

Simulive

  • Upload a pre-recorded video that will play at the presentation's scheduled start time to provide attendees with the same experience as a live webinar.

  • Starts from the time the attendee joins, as if the content is happening live, and attendees cannot pause, rewind, or fast forward.

  • Embedded within the presentation page.

  • Video files must be in .mpg2, .mov, .mp2, .mp4, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv, .qt, or .webm format and 15GB or less.

  • Attendees can view auto-generated or uploaded subtitles in multiple languages.

  • Recordings can be set to play only during the presentation, or remain available on-demand for 90 days post-webinar.

NOTE: If you're using Q&A for a simulive presentation, keep in mind that attendee questions can only be answered with written responses, as speakers will be unable to address them live.

Video Options at a Glance

Reference the chart below for an overview of the presentation options.

Studio Broadcast

Collaborative

Simulive

Presentation content

A live video of your presentation with a 5-10 second delay to attendees

A live video of your presentation that is happening in real-time

A pre-recorded video that plays at the presentation's scheduled start time

Presentation experience

Start when the host begins the stream. Attendee cannot pause, rewind, or fast-forward.

Starts from the time the attendee joins. Attendees cannot pause, rewind, or fast forward.

Starts from the time the attendee joins, as if the content is happening live. Attendees cannot pause, rewind, or fast forward.

Attendee participation

Attendees cannot participate

in the presentation

Up to 250 attendees can speak and appear on video at a time

Attendees cannot participate

in the presentation

Video requirements

You'll use the Studio directly within the Presentation page

You'll use the video player directly within the Presentation page

Must be 15GB or less and in .mpg2, .mov, .mp2, .mp4, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv, .qt, or .webm format

Video display

Embedded within the Presentation page

Embedded within the Presentation page

Embedded within the

Presentation page

Interactive features

Live Q&A, Chat, Polls, and Feedback Survey

Live Q&A, Chat, Polls, and Feedback Survey

Live Q&A, Chat, Polls, and Feedback Survey

Captions

Not available

Attendees can view live, auto-generated captions

You can upload existing subtitles, or auto-generate them

Record presentation

Stream is automatically recorded

Host can record if desired

Video is pre-recorded

Play Presentation

On-Demand

Attendees can replay for 90 days post-webinar

Attendees can replay

for 90 days post-webinar, if host recorded

Attendees can replay

for 90 days post-webinar

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