Graphic Overlays allows you to add production value and enhance the viewer experience of your broadcast. Add a logo or watermark to the corner of your broadcast or put up the name of a speaker with a lower thirds graphic. Upload any PNG image to the overlays editor on BoxCast’s Dashboard then push it to the live broadcast. Overlays can be a great way to recognize sponsors, promote upcoming activities, or feature basic advertisements. BoxCast’s Graphic Overlays feature allows you to add up to five graphics to the broadcast at once.
HOW it works
Browse to the broadcast details page on the BoxCast Dashboard
Tap the "Overlays" tab
In the Overlay gallery section, drag and drop or browse to upload an image from your computer.
Hover over the newly uploaded image and tap the "Add Overlay" button.
Drag-and-drop or resize in the canvas to position the image how you'd like.
Click "Apply Changes"
Note: the overlay is applied against real time, so it takes approximately 30-60 seconds for changes to appear to viewers in the video player
Images must be PNG format and less than 5MB in size.
The recommended resolution for full sized images is 1920x1080.
Transparency in the image is supported
Watch our video to learn more
How you can use it
Check out the samples below to see some of the different ways you can use Graphic Overlays during your broadcasts:
LOWER THIRDS - TITLES
Lower thirds are a great way to introduce your speakers, hosts, or guests for your broadcasts. It can be as simple as a name and title, or include more complex visuals with promotions for your broadcasts.
A simple logo placed in one of the corners of your broadcasts is a great way to reinforce your brand.
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 break. Lastly, once your event is over you can use a full screen image to indicate the end of your stream.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SPONSORSHIPS
You can also use multiple overlays during breaks of your broadcasts to recognize your sponsors, and update viewers on other events happening in your community.