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BoxCast Features

How to Add Graphic Overlays to Your Live Stream

At BoxCast, we believe high-quality live streaming should be easy. We're constantly working to provide simpler ways to increase the production quality of your broadcasts. Enter our Graphic Overlays feature, which gives you the ability to not only up your production value, but also enhance your viewer experience.  

For starters, you can add lower thirds logos or watermarks to the corner of your broadcast to display the name of a speaker and let your audience know who's talking. You can also use overlays to recognize sponsors, promote upcoming activities, or drop in ads.

Adding Graphic Overlays Is Easy 

Upload any PNG image to the overlays editor on your BoxCast Dashboard, then push it to your live broadcast. With our Graphic Overlays feature, you can add up to five graphics to your broadcast at once.




Take a look at the examples below to see some of the different ways you can use Graphic Overlays during your broadcasts: 

Example: Lower Thirds

Lower thirds are a great way to introduce speakers, hosts, or guests for your broadcasts. They can be as basic as a name and title, or include more complex visuals with promotions.


Example: Logo Watermark

A simple logo placed in one of the corners of your broadcasts is an excellent way to reinforce your brand. 


Example: Full-Screen Graphic

You can overlay full-screen graphics for a variety of purposes. Before your stream begins, you can overlay a pre-roll graphic with transparency, like the one below, to give your viewers the impression that the stream will begin momentarily. If there are any intermissions or pauses during your broadcasts, you can use full-screen images to fill the breaks. Once your event is over, you can use a full-screen image to indicate the end of your stream. 

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Example: Announcements + Sponsorships

You can also use multiple overlays during breaks in your broadcasts to recognize your sponsors and update viewers on other events happening in your community. 



Final Thoughts + Further Reading

Our Graphic Overlays feature is just one of many easy ways to upgrade your broadcasts. Check out the links below to explore other BoxCast features that can help you take your live streams to the next level!

How to Add Pre-Roll Video to Your Live Stream

How to Add Automated Captions to Your Live Stream