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Case Studies

Countless production companies have used ZoomOSC and ZoomISO to elevate their virtual productions and manage meetings with custom features, contribution systems, and more. Here are some examples of successful deployment:

ZoomOSC for Meeting Management

Client: Stream Sharks
Solutions: ZoomOSC Pro, StreamDeck

The Problem:
Needed an easy way to simultaneously multi-spot while managing the audio and video of participants.

The Solution:
The combination of ZoomOSC and a StreamDeck took what could’ve been an overwhelming meeting and gave it a sense of simplicity and control. “A beautiful solution compared to managing with a mouse.”

The Results:
Controlled a Zoom meeting with 100 participants, 2 moderators, and 8 panelists
Provided ability to Multi-Spotlight 2-4 participants at any given time, while also managing their microphones. Turned off video and microphones of all audience members as to not interfere with the speakers. Hard-coded the moderator and SME names into Companion/StreamDeck, while also adding Toggle Spotlight and Toggle Audio buttons.

Final Thoughts:
“If you consider yourself a Zoom Expert and you're NOT using ZoomOSC... you're NOT a Zoom Expert by today's standards. There is not a mouse driven Zoom production that can outperform the automation that ZoomOSC provides.

ZoomOSC for Webinar Pre-Show Control

Client: Andy Dolph, UNH
Solutions: ZoomOSC Pro and ZoomOSC Essentials, BitFocus Companion, QLab

The Problem:
“I produce virtual events in Zoom Webinar for a wide variety of internal clients. The real challenge was two-fold - One is a reasonably high level of production value without putting additional load on the remote presenters [and] the other is automation to make it easier for one tech to run the show and reduce the likelihood of errors or missed steps in the workflow due to human error.”

The Solution:
Webinars are run using ZoomOSC, a StreamDeck, and Qlab. When participants join the webinar, they see a pre-show slide (or slideshow) with a countdown timer. In the background, they hear music. All of this can be achieved with the help of Qlab and ZoomOSC. A “Live in 30 seconds” chat message gets sent to all attendees by a Qlab wall clock cue running through ZoomOSC. Before 30 seconds is up, the first speaker gets a chat message as a reminder to turn on the camera and microphone. When the panelist begins speaking, an Operator uses StreamDeck buttons to control Qlab and ZoomOSC, thus fading the music out, ending the pre-show slides, and spotlighting the first speaker.

The Results:
Expanded the range of possibilities when it comes to Zoom Webinar pre-shows, including the addition of slideshows, countdowns, background music, etc.
Provided a level of automation not possible with just the vanilla Zoom client
Allowed operators to send chat message reminders to certain participants/groups of participants

Final Thoughts:
“I hope to never do another virtual event without ZoomOSC in my toolbox - it gives me the flexibility to deliver much higher production values, while keeping the presenters in the familiar environment of Zoom.  It has also allowed much more flexible automation to make it easier for techs to run the webinars effectively.” - Andy Dolph

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