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Create Custom Graphics and Titles To Display Inside Live Google Hangouts Sessions

Create Custom Graphics and Titles To Display Inside Live Google Hangouts Sessions | Online Video Publishing | Scoop.it
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HangoutMagix is a free web app which allows you to create the graphics elements to make your live sessions inside Google Hangouts look more professional.  


With HangoutMagix you can create an overlay bar with your name and title, add a call-to-action and display the name of your show with its logo.


The tool is very simple and intuitive to use. You select the graphic element you want to personalize, edit the text, change the colors, select a style among the pre-set ones and you are ready to save a transparent .PNG file that you can then import into Google Hangouts interface.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://hangoutmagix.com/ 


See how it works: http://i.imgur.com/bij0ltY.gif 

Video tutorial: http://youtu.be/5pCJJ8lCTMs 



 

 

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Randy Bauer's curator insight, August 24, 2013 4:40 PM

This is a great recommendation by Robin Good on graphics for Google Hangouts. Hangouts are taking off and using graphics to spruce up the hangout for calls to action or logo/display has great impliations for adding value. I will check this out and pass it along.

Josette Williams's curator insight, January 5, 2014 4:02 AM

Accessorize your Google Hangouts with this nifty app.

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Google Hangouts On-Air Is Live: Check Your Account

Google Hangouts On-Air Is Live: Check Your Account | Online Video Publishing | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Google Hangouts On-Air is finally live and accessible inside my Google + account.


You can check whether you can now live stream from Google+ and YouTube by logging in inside your G+ account and creating a new hangout. If you see the checkmark allowing you to activate the "on-air" feature, you are all set.


Find out now: https://plus.google.com/hangouts 


For a full comprehensive guide on how to use Google Hangouts On-Air, please check out this one: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/google-hangouts-on-air-guide/ 

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Gianluca Orrico's comment, May 23, 2012 3:56 AM
thanks robin, but in italy the option there isn't. Do you know something?
Robin Good's comment, May 23, 2012 4:08 AM
Hi Gianluca, also in Italy is available eccome! Maybe it is not yet active in your account but it will be soon.
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A Real-Time Transcription App for Google Hangouts: Hangout Captions

A Real-Time Transcription App for Google Hangouts: Hangout Captions | Online Video Publishing | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Hangout Captions is a new experimental app for Google Hangouts that allows you to add a real-time text transcription of what is being said inside the Hangout.


The text transcription is displayed next to the event allowing deaf or hearing-impaired participants to read and understand fully the topic being discussed.


"“By adding the +Hangout Captions app, you can either connect live text from a professional transcriptionist to your Hangout, or type right into a text box yourself to transcribe a Hangout for your friends,” Naomi Black, technical program manager for accessibility engineering wrote in a post on Google+."


"You’ll only be able to see a transcription in the Hangout Captions side panel when someone in the Hangout is providing the transcription; either through live stenography (CART or palantype) or by simply typing into the app. Live transcription isn’t automatic."


(Source: http://mashable.com/2012/07/05/google-hangout-caption/) 


"Hangout Captions is an app that connects live transcription services directly into a Google+ Hangout, improving accessibility for participants who are deaf or hard of hearing."


P:S.: In late May, Google added the ability to add captions to videos uploaded to Google+.


Documentation: https://hangout-captions.appspot.com/docs


Support Forum: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/hangout-captions  


More info: https://hangout-captions.appspot.com/ 


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