Tellyo’s new audio mixer will enable teams to take full creative control of audio production and processing with a professional audio mixer for use by a technical director or dedicated audio engineer or both – remotely. The new functionality is touch-screen enabled to extend the management of channels and maximise capability across all devices.
Adding to its cloud-based production workflow, the audio mixer features support for up to 64 audio channels, controls for volume, gain, audio follow video (AFV), direct mix (ON), mute, full equalizer, compression, listening to pre-fade post-fade audio and more.
The audio mixer also includes both SIP inputs and SIP outputs. Each SIP connection is visible as a separate input with its own volume and gain control.
The intuitive user interface, 64 audio channels, and professional audio controls will enable broadcasters and publishers to manage professional quality audio for all of their productions for all major platforms.
The continual and fast iteration of the Tellyo Platform is focused on creating better and faster workflows around content creation and distribution. In the next coming months, we plan to bring new enhancements to the audio mixer such as ducking, subgroups and many others. We connect teams and allow for multiple teams and operators to work on a single workflow simultaneously for different purposes.
As of November 2020, Tellyo is proud to be launching Tellyo Guest.
As part of Stream Studio, Tellyo Guest allows you to bring in external commentators or contributors into a production from any location via multiple devices. It allows participants to have a real-time web conference and interact with each other in real-time.
Enhanced Live Streaming
Whether you’re looking to add local language commentary when streaming a sports broadcast to another audience, repropose your archived content with new live commentary or voiceover, run remote panel sessions as part of your digital or physical conference or bring together key speakers for a townhall for your company or investors; this solution will enhance your live streaming experience.
Participants need only a computer or a mobile device to stream their webcam, share screens, presentations or just appear with audio; with Stream Studio providing the ability to control all sources and blend them independently to the output. Behind the scenes, in the virtual green room the production team can leverage the Tellyo Guest solution by preparing the guests and providing guidance, ensuring that they’re ready before going live.
The solution provides a full conference call function, so individuals can interact in real time with one another, with Stream Studio allowing all of the video and audio sources to be synced before outputting the final production to as many destinations as required simultaneously. This includes also outputting live graphics and VOD sources.
Tellyo Guest Features
- Allows you to add new live commentary when restreaming or streaming content to a new destination
- Multi-device access for commentators (desktop, mobile or tablet)
- Commentators or guests can join from any location
Repurposing/Re-streaming via New Audio/Video
- Invite external contributors (e.g. athletes, celebrity guests) to join a production
- View archived content as a group within a production
- Produce review-based content, with remote expert guests revisiting VOD content live
- Any contributor can appear on screen, with picture in picture, whilst presenting and screen sharing a presentation to a live audience
- Multiple rooms within the production
- Remote guest can be brought in from any location
- The organisercan communicate with guests in the virtual green room (chat or audio)
- Easy access for speakers
- Up to 4 guests in the standard presenter package, up to 8 guests in pro presenter package (enterprise presenter package available)
- Slides can be controlled by a third-party
- Integration with third-party applications (e.g Q&A systems such as Slido)
- Recording of live events (live to VOD)
- Virtual green rooms enable you to prepare guests behind the scenes before they go live
If you’d like to find out more about Tellyo Guest and discuss your workflow, please get in touch.
What’s new in Tellyo
We’ve got lots of exciting enhancements to share with you this month, including enhancements to replays, a new professional intercom integration feature and powerful production shortcuts, plus more.
Instant replays from four camera angles
In Stream Studio you can now add instant replays from four camera sources. These can be grabbed from live feeds and reinserted into a production, meaning new levels of professionalism for your live streams. Replays can even be controlled by a team member who is remote from the technical director or producer.
Our enhanced replay features reflect a desire here at Tellyo to replicate professional broadcast production workflows into an entirely cloud–based solution, while also delivering associated cost, people and travel savings, without compromising the quality of our toolset.
Direct grab replay button – capture a replay with one button press from the production window and use straight away or fine-tune later on. Added just this month, the direct grab replay button is designed to support the many of you who have a single operator doing everything, while its speed of use will also benefit larger teams.
Tellyo integrates with professional intercom system
You can now extract audio from Stream Studio and all sources (such as live cameras, reporters, guest commentary) and organise into buses to achieve intercom capabilities like mix-minus and monitoring. Audio sources are presented in an easy–to–use on–screen matrix (as shown), with channels supporting low latency vocoders such as G.711, G.722 or Opus.
SIP – To deliver intercom capabilities, Stream Studio now uses SIP gateway technology to input and output audio to both outside lines, master control rooms and third-party services.
Mix-minus – Create as many mix-minus audio-feeds as you need via Stream Studio’s on-screen matrix, such as a reporter who wants to hear everything going to air minus their own commentary.
Monitoring – Utilise a dedicated solo mix to enable your production people to listen to a specific audio source before making it live, such as commentary you want to mix into a production.
Powerful live production
Build production layouts faster, more easily switch between scenes and quickly make changes when live with Stream Studio’s new, configurable keyboard shortcuts.
Designed to reduce the number of button presses required and to make productions less error prone, keys can now be configured for a particular action or to mimic your hardware set up. For example, cameras can be configured as 1, 2, 3, 4 etc, or QWERTY keys assigned to scenes so you can easily switch between these.
Tellyo Pro focus
Multicast – power live streaming with simultaneous multicasting to 5, 10 or 20+ destinations from a single input.
Groups – support 25 users and multi-user groups in a standard account, allowing you to provide granular access across your teams.
Multi-region – deliver an exceptional, responsive user-experience anywhere by utilising our powerful servers spread across the globe.
Slow Motion – create a slow-motion highlight in real-time from your footage in just three clicks, all within our standard editing workflow.
Huge thanks for your time. We hope you enjoy the new features and please do continue providing suggestions for future improvements.
What’s new in Tellyo?
Now available to all Tellyo users, we’ve got a host of new features that will make live event streaming easier, our platform friendlier, and better connect everyone involved in your digital broadcasts ‑ from production teams to your global audience and talent.
New in Stream Studio
Production multi-viewer – configure a mosaic view of multiple sources, such as live streams, scenes, web sources, including preview and programme windows. Provides a director or operator with remote and parallel access to assets to inform real-time decisions. More info »
Instant replays – create instant replays from up to four sources and feed into your live production. Ideal for a single-person operation or a dedicated replays operator, who could both utilise remotely and control from anywhere in the world. More info »
Source routing – re-use your production set up from one event to the next. Instead of building everything from scratch per production, frees up your team’s time by repurposing sources quickly, from screen layouts to dimensions and sources. More info »
Re-entry with multiple mixed effects – create up to eight scenes (mixed effect units) and convert one scene into a source for another, re‑using assets as and when required. Any changes to the design of a re-entered scene are applied everywhere it is used. More info »
Tellyo Talent App
Our dedicated app, exclusive to Tellyo users. Lets you securely share premium video content with your talent – like athletes, actors, sponsors, ambassadors and influencers – so they can re-share with their fan bases and amplify content across social media.
Find out more and get the app:
Yet more features…
Live cut in programme view and change scene or source, with one click.
Up to 20 Mbps
Define the resolution, frame rate and bitrate of an outgoing live stream.
Localized ingest points and deployments for EMEA, APAC and US/Canada.
Improved publish queue
Better control published content, its destination and status.
User enabled new dark theme for a better experience in different environments.
Up to 8 M/E units
Supports 8 mix effect untis for multi‑layered composition of live streams, graphics, VOD and other assets.
We hope you will enjoy and benefit from the new features the platform offers. We appreciate all the user feedback we receive and encourage you to provide suggestions for future improvements. We are continually developing the platform to support you better and enable broader and more efficient workflows.
When we first posted this blog, Twitter had started winding down its popular video production tool, Snappy TV. This updated post follows the news that Twitter will shut down the tool by 31 December 2019. In SnappyTV’s place comes LiveCut, as part of the Twitter Media Studio.
Let’s cut to the chase…
SnappyTV has been good. But LiveCut is far too limited. Within LiveCut, clips can only be published to Twitter and it looks to have very basic functionality.
If you simply want to create clips from your Twitter or Periscope broadcast, and share these clips to Twitter only, then LiveCut could be for you. But is that ambitious enough for you? Really?
It’s more likely that you’re looking to master live video clipping and want rich features at your fingertips – and already have a wish list you’ve compiled, which LiveCut just doesn’t match up to.
Get video clipping features that meet your ambitions
Ours is an advanced, cloud-based video clipping, production, streaming and distribution platform. It delivers the features you’re going to need to deliver on your live video ambitions.
Ambition 1 › You want to engage with audiences across all social channels
Firstly, with LiveCut if you want to set up a broadcast that streams beyond Twitter and Periscope, you’re unable to. With Tellyo, however, you can stream to limitless digital and social media destinations simultaneously. Our platform works with Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, China’s Sina Weibo, Russia’s VKontakte to name just a few, as well as the main CMS providers like Brightcove or any other destination via a custom RTMP solution.
With so many options – to distribute content across digital channels, websites, social media, apps and OTT platforms – your video goals can be much more ambitious.
At the same time as your stream is being broadcast, within Tellyo you can use our powerful Editor to create video clips and share these to all your social channels simultaneously as well. Once ready, publish clips to your channels with just one click.
Ambition 2 › You don’t just want clips but really captivating videos
Here’s the deal, with both Tellyo and LiveCut you can create clips. But with LiveCut, beyond setting a start and end point for your clip, that’s it. What happens if you want to create truly captivating ‘in the moment’ compilations, or include bumpers and overlays in a final edit?
With our Tellyo Editor you can do so much more. Working on just one screen in your browser you can:
- Create frame accurate compilations of clips, not just a single clip
- Work with up to 8 audio-tracks and select the right ones for your audience
- Add visuals – like overlays and transition effects – to better engage viewers
- Use bumpers (pre, mid and post rolls) as an added dimension to your clips
- Include subtitles to engage audiences even when watching with the sound off
- Optimise videos for mobile and social platforms with square and vertical aspect ratios
- Create richer digital assets like GIFs and stills to give your audiences more
- Add letterbox-style copy to videos, GIFs and stills
- Use live metadata to assist clip creation and post writing, automating some or all of your processes so you speed up workflows
- Monetise clips with sponsored bumpers, watermarks and partner logos
Ambition 3 › You want to clip videos but with more advanced controls in place
So, in LiveCut your people are creating clips from your live broadcast… But how do you then maintain control over the way in which clips are created, distributed and viewed?
Because our Tellyo platform is a more comprehensive offering, you can easily manage users and rights, and stay in complete control:
- Manage temporal and global rights in a dedicated area, where access can be granted or revoked
- Mandate appropriate branding and sponsorship on specific video clips
- Enable remote working but with roles, responsibilities and rights clearly assigned
- Encourage greater collaboration by sharing projects and giving others permission to publish your clips
- Track the performance of clips across all distribution channels, not just Twitter
- Autosave as you go, so your work can be recovered in case of any issues
Ambition 4 › You want to achieve a specific broadcast quality
Here, it’s time to get serious with a much more advanced platform like Tellyo:
- With Tellyo you can now match broadcast quality streaming inputs and outputs, including 1080p/4K resolution, up to 60fps and up to 50Mbps.
- Through Tellyo, live streams can be ingested over RTMP, HLS, SRT, RTMPS, RTSP protocols with video codecs including H.264, H.265, VP9, AV1, MPEG-2.
- Live stream ingests can include up to 8 audio tracks that can be used with outgoing clips and live streams.
- Tellyo’s closed captioning meets all industry-standard with the support of EIA/CEA-608, EIA/CEA-708, SRT, WebVTT, DVB Teletext, DVB Subtitles.
If you’re looking for a SnappyTV alternative, or unsure about LiveCut’s capabilities, talk to us today. Like you, we’re ambitious when it comes to live video production, so let’s discuss how we can work together.
This blog was first published in April 2018. Last updated August 2019.
One of the most prestigious events in the sports marketing and media industry, Sportel is the place to meet influential leaders and see cutting-edge technology in action.
At Sportel Monaco we invite you to come by our stand and chat with us about the benefits of using Tellyo in your organisation. We can also show you how our exciting new solutions work.
Visit us at Sportel Monaco on stand A40/A41 between 22 and 24 October. Either send us en email on email@example.com, arrange a meeting beforehand or simply drop by our stand to say hi!
The new solutions you’ll get to meet
Stream Studio is advanced live production tool that enables your digital and social teams to create dynamic live streams for social channels, providing an immersive experience for fans. Request a demo>
Smart Clips equips your teams with an intelligent tool for creating short videos quickly and easily, thanks to event meta data provided by Opta Sports or Genius Sports. Request a demo>
Auto Clip-to-Post fully automates clip creation, social messaging and social posting. Combined with Smart Clips, Auto Clip-to-Post multiplies the matches one editor can effectively cover. Request a demo>
For inspiration, check out this video clip compilation from Guinness PRO14 Rugby – a great example of packaging exciting moments to help shape the tournament’s narrative as the premier professional club competition in Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Wales and South Africa.
The tries just keep coming 👊
Speed, skill, and style aplenty, Round 4 of the #GUINNESSPRO14 certainly didn't disappoint 🔥
— PRO14 RUGBY (@PRO14Official) September 24, 2018
We look forward to meeting you at Sportel Monaco!
This week we’re launching three exciting new solutions – Stream Studio, Smart Clips and Auto Clip-to-Post – as well as our Pro Media API partnership with Twitter. All will make their first appearances at the IBC Show 2018 in Amsterdam, which we’ll attending from Friday.
What’s the story behind our announcements? Because we’re driven to continuously deliver intelligent technology, our new solutions and Twitter partnership are designed to better enable digital and social teams to build video stories quickly and amplify these across the web, all in a highly managed, monetizable and secure way.
Our new solutions
These include a new product – Stream Studio – and two major feature upgrades in Smart Clips and Auto Clip-to-Post.
Stream Studio is our cloud-based live production suite for creating customised live streams for social channels and audiences. By switching between streams, adding visual layers and distributing to multiple destinations simultaneously, Stream Studio means you can build greater engagement and add value to audiences in real time. Request a demo ›
Smart Clips is an intelligent tool for quickly clipping short videos. Designed to dramatically speed up work flows, it runs alongside human social-video editors and, through metadata, suggests clips and highlights. Editors can then choose to add clips to montages with a single click. Request a demo ›
Auto Clip-to-Post fully automates clip creation, social messaging and social posting. It can run on multiple streams simultaneously and, when combined with Smart Clips, multiplies the events and games one editor can effectively cover. Auto Clip-to-Post is entirely new to the market – a solution capable of pulling event metadata and using it in a unique and clever way to construct clips and social messages, then posting these to social channels. Request a demo ›
Our Twitter Pro Media Partnership
All of the new solutions build upon our firm belief that the best stories are told by humans to humans, which has resulted in us putting considerable energy into empowering digital teams and social video editors, and equipping them with world-class technology solutions.
A clear example is our official Twitter Pro Media partnership, which now provides our existing and future clients with the highest level of video integration on Twitter.
The new partnership adds 20+ new Twitter features, including extended monetisation opportunities such as the Amplify Publisher Program and In-Stream Ads and Sponsorships, as well as enhanced geo-targeting, advanced meta-tagging and simplified publishing workflows.
“I’m delighted to announce the launch of our three new solutions – Stream Studio, Smart Clips and Auto Clip-to-Post – as well as our partnership with Twitter. These new developments will give more power to digital teams, social video editors and creators by delivering greater tools for getting video stories out quickly and more effectively shaping the narrative across online and social media channels. Our Twitter partnership will also enable teams, editors and creators to maximise video story telling on one of the globe’s favourite digital channels.”
We’re delighted to once again be exhibiting at the annual IBC event at the RAI in Amsterdam. We’ll be there from Friday 14th through to Tuesday 18th September, meeting our current and future partners.
Last year we presented our video production platform’s refreshed interface and a set of brand new features. Since last year we’ve advanced our platform considerably and worked in collaboration with our partners to make this happen. At this year’s International Broadcasting Convention we’ll be launching some amazing new products and announcing exciting partnerships.
If you want to know more, simply visit our booth at IBC. You can find us in Hall 14 on Stand B15. If you’re not planning to be there, tune in to our launches and announcements on social media, where we’ll provide on-going updates from the event.
Here at Tellyo, we take the time to listen to what users have to say and genuinely care about your needs. The new look Tellyo, which we will be gradually rolling out to our users, is the ultimate proof – a refreshed, user-friendly interface, packed with new features and enhancements.
Let’s take a closer look at what we’ve improved for you:
Reach your audiences even sooner
Online audiences value getting information instantly. That’s why we’ve improved the workflow for producing clips and sharing them to social media.
From now on, editing and sharing will happen on the same screen, making the process faster and more fluent.
Sharing a single clip of a key moment takes seconds. While producing an engaging video with branded overlays, bumpers and wipes, then simultaneously publishing it to multiple social media profiles takes less than one minute.
With such a fast workflow at your fingertips, you can reach your audience as soon as possible and maximise engagement.
Boost productivity with the new Projects feature
By listening to our customers we gained useful insights. We found that switching between tasks when working with live content, is something that users do a lot. When switching, users wanted certainty that their work would be saved.
To meet their needs, we’ve created the Projects feature. Each task now started in Tellyo will be automatically saved as a separate Project. This means that users can jump into other tasks and get back to saved work whenever they want. The clip, compilation or highlights will simply be waiting for them, just as they left it.
Projects can also accelerate the process of creating different types of highlights and can improve collaboration among users with access to the same content in Tellyo. You will be able to automate some of your frequent activities helping you to keep your content more consistent and faster to produce.
Publish smarter on social media
Effective distribution of content to social media can be difficult at times, especially when collaborating with external partners, like freelancers or agencies. This is something we’ve addressed and simplified with the new look Tellyo.
Via Tellyo, you can now safely give limited access to your social media profiles to chosen users – such as trusted, independent freelancers.
You can allow them to publish and stream content on your social media channels through Tellyo, but without giving them actual, wider access to your social media accounts.
This way, we keep your social accounts safe but operational for users you choose.
Design suited to your needs
We were surprised to see that our customers use Tellyo on such a wide range of screen sizes and that they often work in resized browsers. To make it easier and efficient, we’ve redesigned our platform and made it more responsive.
You can now work more effectively in Tellyo when on smaller laptop screens or in resized browsers.
Learn how to use Tellyo with our new Guide
Every Tellyo customer will now gain access to our knowledge base – the Tellyo Guide. This puts how-to guidance at our customers’ fingertips and will help to answer the most common questions related to Tellyo features.
You can search through the Guide’s topics or categories – it’s up to you. If you’re unable to find a satisfactory answer, simply let us know. We’re always keen to get to know your point of view and help you.
When will the upgrades be available for users?
We are rolling out the upgrades gradually and will contact each of our partners individually to make this process as comfortable as possible.
Not the final word!
We’re proud of Tellyo’s brand-new UI. But we’re not going to stop here. All improvements are the result of continuous dialogue with our users.
The new design also allows us to efficiently develop the platform further, so stay tuned.
If you have any suggestions about new features that could be added to Tellyo, we would be more than happy for you to reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org.