Live Streaming Workflow

Live video productions contain these four majors steps:

overview workflow

Your virtual control room​

mimoLive concept multi camera switcher no numbers

Status display, show settings, start/stop button, X-keys, remote controls and several display options for multiviews.

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The first column contains input and media sources, e.g. cameras, audio, video call-ins multimedia files, screen captures + more. You will create, configure and select all your audio and video sources here. You can configure video and audio inputs, as well as real-time video effects.

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The Layer Stack contains all elements which compose the final video, like cameras, video switcher, Audio Channels, PTZ camera control, camera placer, Lower Thirds, split views, Picture-In-Picture (PIP) and more.

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Layer preview, control settings and parameter of the active layer.

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Multiview column style – mimoLive supports several options for multiview setup. 

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Output destinations: ISO File Recording, NDI® Broadcast, Live Streaming, Fullscreen Playout, Playout to Blackmagic Design hardware.

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Preview the final program output.

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List of all layers available in mimoLive*

mimoLive contains a large set of layers. Some layers contain graphic elements, animations, video placeholder or even a combination of all of these.
 (*mimoLive 5.9)

Refer to Layers, Settings and Variants for more information about how layers work.

360° Placer

For placing a 360 degree video source into your project.

Analog Clock

Add an analog type clock to your stream.


Add Call-to-actions to your stream.​

ATEM Controller

(Optional) Let you control a Blackmagic Design ATEM Controller. This layer is part of an optional addon which can be purchased separately.​


A placer layer for audio sources.​

Auto Video Switcher​

The Auto Video Switcher layer can take up to 9 video sources and switch automatically between them with either a cut or dissolve transition. ​


The Automation layer enables coding of mimoLive to expert users.

AV Sync Meter

Measure delays in your video and audio hardware to manually add delays certain devices. This helps to sync every source of your project.

AXIS Controller

The AXIS Controller layer can be used to remote control AXIS IP Cameras equipped with PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom).


Adds a simple background graphic, set constant, or even gradients colours.

Basketball Score Keeper (optional)

Display scores for basketball matches. Part of the optional Sports Graphics Addon, purchase separately.

Basketball Scores

Display scores for basketball matches. Part of the optional Sports Graphics Addon, purchase separately.

More mimoLive Layers:

Layer Description
Box Add a graphic box, constant or gradient background color, transform position and dimensions.
Breaking News Adds a banner for breaking news display.
Burning Text Animation of burning text.
Clouds Add clouds in the foreground and background for an animated effect.
Comments The Comments layer allows you to display comments from YouTube and Facebook in your Live Stream.
Count down A customisable count down.
Cycling Sponsor Logos Cycling through up to 10 graphics, customise duration and appearance.
Date and Time Display a digital date and time in your video.
Facebook Reactions This layer displays the reactions (aka. “Likes”) of a particular Facebook Post.
Flying Text Text animation
Follow Closeup which automatically follows based on face tracking
Graph 3D 3d graphic animation of data.
Heading with Object Headline with an animation of a rotating dice. Graphics can be customised.
Instant replay The Instant Replay layer buffers the last couple of seconds of the layers below or a video source for instant replay.
Interview Split screen for 1on1 interviews.
iOS Device Demo Screen mockup for screencasts of iOS devices. Contains: iPhone 3,4,5,6, X; iPad 2, mini;
iOS Device Demo 3D Screen mockup for screencasts of iOS devices. Contains: iPhone 4,5,6, X; iPad 2;
Lower Third Lower Third Pack 1 purchase separately
Made with mimoLive Show some love and use this animation within your show.
News Crawl
Overshoulder Insert
PIP Picture-in-Picture
PIP Window Customizable Picture-In-Picture
Placer Standard placer to add a video source to your stream.
Placer with Transition
Playlist Visualizer
Portrait Placer
Portrait Presenter
Presenter 2D
PTZ Controller Control your PTZ camera, save presets and use shortcuts to move to presets.
PTZOptics Controller Custom controller for PTZ cameras from PTZOptics.
Quick Look 3D
Scrolling Credits
Sidebar Ad
Single Comment
Social Media Likes
Source with Distortion
Split Screen
Static Text Add 2D or 3D text elements
Station Logo Add your logo to your stream.
Split Screen
Syphon Video Sender Send your layer stack up to this layer via Syphon to another application or mimoLive instance running on the same Mac.
Table Organise content in a table.
Three Up Three videos in a row.
Twitch Chat Receive chats from your twitch stream.
Video Output Text Useful for testing your workflow
Video Switcher The center of almost all live video shows. Switch up to 9 video sources.
Video Sync Meter This layer will help to figure out which video signal is delayed.
Waving Flag For flag lovers and Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Fun with Flags)
Weather Forecast Make your own weather forecast.
Weather Map Create a weather map.
World News Animation of the rotating globe.
Zoom Out
Zoom To Window

List of Input Sources

mimoLive* supports various input sources. Here is the complete list of all available input sources.
(*mimoLive 5.9)

Input Sources Description
Video Video source is used for any HDMI, SDI, USB camera connected to your mac. It combines the video and audio input if available.
Blackmagic Design Video Use Blackmagic Design Hardware as video sources in mimoLive.
NDI® Video Source Connect to any NDI enabled device on the network and use it as a video source in mimoLive.
iOS Device Video This source let you display the screen of your iOS device connected to your Mac with a cable.
Audio Configure a audio only source if you need to add audio on a separate path to your video production.
Media Playlist Playback a list of media files of different types (stills, audio tracks or movies)
mimoCall™ Video Call feature of mimoLive. Connect your interview or podcast guest remotely to your live stream show via a web browser.
IP Camera (RTSP) Add an RTSP input source to your mimolive document.
Last recording If you have a File Recording Output Destination in your mimoLive document, this source will get pushed the last recorded movie file path and can play it back instantly.
Screen Capture & Screencast Use this source to capture your Macs desktop screen. If you have two displays, use one display for controlling mimoLive and the second one to record your screencast.
Social Media Social Media sources let you retrieve data from Social Media services, like Facebook Reactions, YouTube comments and such.
Web Browser Capture This source provides a window capture of a web browser. You can capture entire web pages or portions of it.
Window Capture The Window Capture source lets you grab a windows from any apps or a part of them for use in any layer that supports a video source.
Motion-JPEG Many internet webcams have a built-in motion-JPEG-server (including the cameras by AXIS). You can grab them with this source.
Placeholder If you are currently setting up a document but don’t have all the hardware around then you can fill in a placeholder with configurable letters.
Slideshow Add still images to your document and present them as a slideshow.
Sports Team Data (optional) For team games of any kind this data source provides the information of a single team. This is part of the Sports Graphics Addon.
Syphon Video Receiver The Syphon Video Receiver source receives video data from other Syphon Video Servers, including mimoLives built-in Syphon Sender layer. Many 3rd party video apps supports this standard.
Text The Text source let you create text on a background quick and easy.
Video Output Test If you are certain about your video pipeline you can use this video source to check if every pixel is processed correctly throughout your setup.
AV Sync Test This Source is for diagnostic purposes. It creates a blinking video and synchronized sound, so that the Output Destinations can be tested for sync issues.

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