How to Create your own Custom Overlays on STAGE TEN
When building your overlays save your files as transparent PNGs to the sizes specified below using your favourite image creating program.
PNGs support the use of transparency which allows you to see the broadcast behind the overlays depending on the opacity chosen while creating the graphics.
JPEGs can be used if you don't need transparency in your overlays.
To view overlay examples you can download a package of sample overlay files by clicking here.
You can build video overlays - lower thirds and watermarks are supported.
Video overlays must meet the following specifications:
- MP4 format
- 30 FPS
- 1 keyframe/second
- must contain no audio
Overlay Size Specifications
Video encoding standards
Make sure that any video clips you add in STAGE TEN meet these standards.
For best results, videos that will be used as part of a broadcast on STAGE TEN should be encoded to the following standards:
File type: MP4 or WebM
Video Codec: H.264
Video Codec Profile: Baseline
Video Codec Level: 41
Video Codec Keyframe Interval: 1 keyframe/second
Video Codec B-Frames: 0
Video Codec bitrate range: 1500 - 4000 Kbps aka 1.5 - 4.0 Mbps
Video Resolution (Maximum): 1280x720 (720p)
Video frame rate: 30 FPS
Audio Codec: AAC
Audio Codec Profile: LC
Audio Channel format: Mono (aka single channel)
Audio sample rate: 48000
Audio bitrate: 96k-160k
Make sure that your video clips have an audio channel, even if there is no sound.