Separating Video Layers - Move/Toggle Stream Cams
This has probably been thought about already, but why wouldn't you give the end-user the opportunity to decide the layout of the stream? What I mean is providing the end-user with similar options to the content creator. Meaning the user can decide where to place the face cam overlay, or even turn it off. Potentially even enable a second playback browser tab. That way, users have the potential to enjoy the gameplay without having part of the game covered with the content creators face. Or if they want, they can have the creators second camera on full screen in a second tab or on their second monitor. This wouldn't only make sense for gaming streams. Imagine a woodworker streaming himself carving a piece of wood. If the content creator has 2 cameras, he could set up a wide shot which includes the face and him talking, as well as a close up on the work he is doing with his hands. The user can then decide which angle he wants to go for, or even have both open at the same time. Of course, I am not sure how easy it is to implement this feature, but it doesn't sound impossible to me.
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I have a dream, where my kids can change the camera location on the screen.
yes we can
Instead of the streamer detecting the location of the camera every time when it covers something the viewers want to see. Viewers will be able to choose whether the camera will be turn on or choose where to put the camera on their screen.
Olá, sou usuário da plataforma de streamer a algum tempo e percebo a dificuldade que o streamer tem de posicionar a câmera para não ocupar alguma informação do jogo, vídeo ou notícia. Por essa razão achei viável que os desenvolvedores adicionassem uma função em que o espectador pudesse posicionar a câmera do streamer do melhor jeito para ele, como se fosse uma janela pop-out, tendo a opção também de aumentar, diminuir ou até mesmo colocar em outro monitor a câmera do mesmo. Creio que essa ferramenta adicional irá facilitar a vida de quem faz a live, tanto também do chat. Obrigado.
Streamers have the option of transmitting their scene and their webcam separately to twitch. so that viewers have the possibility (like the picture in picture function) to move the webcam in order not to miss anything of what is happening
That can be achieved with a bit of channel point work and an OBS integration. Has to be solved by the streamer, with the streamer's full consent.
Adding the option for separate stream keys(feeds) for webcam and game stream.
Could help resizing and customization of channel.
Could also help viewers that wanna see a game in entirety.
I see a lot of people upset that, for example, a female Twitch streamer hosts the stream in a somewhat revealing way. Even if it's normal clothing and only a chest cutout is visible.
Sure, now on the one hand you can say "Yeah why are you looking! Watch the stream and don't sexualise the woman", completely correct.
But nevertheless, in my opinion, it creates preventable tensions in the community and gives trolls the opportunity to act out in the chat and humiliate the streamer, thus targeting her.
A remedy would be to simply add a possibility to hide this window of the face cam. This would allow people who are bothered by the person themselves to hide it and enjoy a face-cam-less stream. While others who find it very pleasant to see a face to the voice could leave this function activated.
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Have the ability for viewers of a stream to choose what they can and cannot see on the screen. If a viewer would like to see a song playing overlay then it can be toggled on and off by the viewer or if someone does not want to see face cam then it can be disabled provided that the streamer enables these features.
This would allow for streams to be clean with no external layers or for the stream to include things like alerts or if chat is visible on screen. This would be viewer specific allowing for everyone to have a different look.
independent webcam. so streamer can stream all screen without his/her webcam. webcam will be top of the chat. (optional feature , users can choose how they watch)
When a streamer is playing game with webcam, it's always fixed in one spot on the screen, often blocking some parts of the game.
If the watcher could move the webcam around as he likes it would be nice!
Sometimes the face cam could block important information in the HUD, such as the amount of kills that a Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has when they are going for a kill record, or competing in a kill race tournament. I think it would be extremely useful if you could just slide the face cam to a different corner of the screen to quickly see any blocked information.
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Vejo muitas streams e as vezes a pessoa que está transmitindo deixa alguma fonte tapar algo por engano, por exemplo, a webcam.
Podia ter uma opção pro streamer renderizar a fonte (a webcam neste caso) como uma "segunda tela" para que a pessoa que estiver assistindo possa movimentar ela na tela da twitch, aumentar ou até desabilitar a fonte.
Streamer can offer the face cam as an optional secondary draggable window. This way the viewer can customize its position as the face cam sometimes blocks information such as game HUDs. Also this way a viewer can close the face cam and only watch the content.
I am watching Twitch for quite a while now and from time to time find cameras that streamers put in their overlay annoying or just disturbing. I think there should be an option to disable it on the audience end, not affecting others. Sometimes I just want to watch the game, not also a guy that is yelling and making annoying faces.
If the streamer wishes, allow them to separate the gameplay and the face cam into two separate feeds into twitch. Then allow the viewer to customize the overlay of the face cam feed onto the gameplay feed (or possibility even allow the user to customize both the gameplay feed and face cam feed).
Some possible functionality would include:
* repositioning/ resizing/ close a particular feed
* lower/increase/mute a particular feed's volume
* Allow streamer to have default combination of feeds for viewers coming in
* Allow viewers to save view feed settings for future (possibly as a subscriber perk to incentives subscriptions? )
This would definitely need to just be an option for streamers though as it would require possibly twice the bandwidth, which will not be plausible for all streamers
Many streamers use face cams, I sometimes hate seeing face cams because I want to be more immersed in the gameplay or their face is in the way etc so I believe viewers should have more control over what they see.
I've seen users suggest the option to move face cams and to filter face cam users on the Browse page, they're good ideas but I want to add to that.
Make a face cam window movable AND resizable. The feature that I really want is to optionally disable/enable every single face cam on Twitch, I'm not joking. If face cams are manipulated outside of Twitch (I don't know how they work so explain it to me if need be) and they can't control them then I guess this is a waste but if Twitch CAN control them then I bet viewers can be given the option to disable/enable them. Please make this happen if possible because I'm sick and tired of face cams. I hope you're listening Twitch <3
An overlay on the website that will allow viewers to toggle a camera option
Pedro Oskam commented
Dear Twitch Staff,
I thought it would be a nice idea if there was a possibility to have a Cam Window which twitch users themselves can move throughout the screen, which the streamer can apply as their cam capturing device. Don't know if this is something that's easy to create, would be a nice application though.
Kind Regards, Zephioria
Hello Twitch Team,
My idea is the implementation of a seperate window (above chat or as a pop-out-window) where streamers can show their webcams without the "main content" (game) being covered by the cam. The viewers should also be able to disable the cam if they want to.
Please comment this idea if you like to.
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