2020, the year of virtual events. We’ve all become all-too-familiar with video switcher apps like Wirecast and vMix as we produce online events. They are powerful, but they put a lot of roles on one operator. This creates a bottleneck and limits flexibility.

We have added Smode to our workflow and have been able to advantage of it’s realtime engine to output name titles, use automation to trigger transitions, tie in data sources from Excel or Google sheets, even offload playback from vMix to a secondary operator. This setup with Smode works whether we are using our own hardware or running an online event in the cloud.

With Smode, we have found some unexpected flexibility that has helped our virtual events and will be a great tool when we do get back to doing shows in person again.