The Commentary Room is a room where a single high-quality feed can be sent to 4 commentators, you can then pull their audio feeds separately to another server channel.
An example of how this room would be used would be to send high-quality video and audio of a football match to 4 commentators, all commentating on the same match in different languages. By placing a Quicklink Server channel in the spaces below, you can then gather discrete audio outputs from each commentator. Using this room it is also possible to have all commentators collaborate on the same match using an Audio Conferencing option.
Before you do anything, you'll need to add a Commentary room to your portal. To do so, click the icon to open up the On Demand Room list. Once the list is displayed, select Commentary.
You have now successfully added a Commentary Room to your portal. Once you are ready to start configuring your Commentary room, click Start Room.
You will see a progress bar to represent the process of you room being created. This can take up to 90 seconds as the room will be created specifically for you in your specific region. Note: The IP address of your room will be dynamic however, if you require a static IP address speak to your Quicklink sales rep.
Once the process is complete and your room has been created, you will see your Commentary room ready to configure in your portal.
Firstly you will need to configure your Commentary room. To do this, hover over the room and select the icon.
This will bring up the Room Settings window. The first thing you'll see you can change is the Data Rate. To set this, open the drop down menu and select a rate up to 10Mb.
You can also set the Audio Mode to either 2 Channel, Echo Cancellation or Lazy IFB.
For a commentary workflow where you would like commentators to collaborate on the same match and be able to hear each other, enable the Audio Conferencing option by ticking the box.
With the Audio Conferencing box ticked, you can then choose to add languages to your Commentary room. What this means is that each seat can be set to any language that you have input into the room settings. By setting a seat(s) to a certain language the commentator sat in that seat will only hear the audio of a commentator also set to that language.
To add a language, tick the language box.
You can then type a language into the box.
To add another language, click the icon.
You can also rename your room, this is useful if you have multiple Commentary rooms.
Click SAVE when you're happy with all your settings.
You are now ready to initiate your Commentary call.
Set the seat languages by opening the dropdown menu and selecting from the list you compiled previously.
Drag your distributing Quicklink Server channel into the single left-hand space. Then drag your Quicklink Playout Servers and guests into the spaces on the right-hand side.