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Introduction Video

The following video is an introduction to mimoLive. If you need in depth information please read the instructions below.

mimoCall Overview

The mimoCall source is a way to bring in one or more remote correspondents for an interview or panel discussion.

  • In mimoLive, set up a mimoCall source for each correspondent
  • Send the URL of the mimoCall source to your correspondent. mimoLive provides a handy invite function that allows you to use Messages, Mail and many more services.
  • Your correspondent opens the URL in Google Chrome (or any other supported web browser, unfortunately Safari isn't supporting the necessary WebRCT standard)
  • Your correspondent will be connected to mimoLive on your Mac where you can use their video and audio in any layer that supports a video source. There are several layers for interviews and panel discussions.
  • The correspondent will be sent back the program output and a n-1 audio mix, so they can hear the others, but not themselves.

Authenticating

Boinx ID

Using mimoCall requires a Boinx ID. If you have not yet created a Boinx ID, click here to get started.

In order to be able to create a mimoCall source and initiate a mimoCall you need to log in into you Boinx Connect account in the mimoLive Preferences. This login is needed to let our backend do the handshake between the host and the caller.

You have multiple choices to authenticate yourself at Boinx Connect:

  • Google
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

Or you can sign up at Boinx Connect with your own login credentials.

After your successful login you need to authorize mimoLive to create mimoCall Channels on your behalf:

Creating a mimoCall Source in mimoLive

Now that you are sucessfully logged in into your Boinx Connect account you can create a mimoCall source in mimoLive:

  • Click the "+" button on the top right of the Source Library on the far left in the mimoLive document window. A list of source types will pop up in a window.
  • Find the "mimoCall" source template and drag it to the Source Library.

Settings

A mimoCall source has some options to control its features:

Revoke mimoCall channel

Each mimoCall source has a global unique mimoCall channel represented by a mimoCall ID consisting of three random words. If you think that you need a new mimoCall Channel and the old one shouldn't be used anymore for any reasons, you can revoke the miomCall Channel by clicking on the reload icon right next to the mimoCall ID. After a moment you will get a new mimoCall channel. The old one gets archived and can't be used anymore.

Audio Gain

You can adjust the audio level of each mimoCall sources individually to level out all the callers. Use the slider to adjust the volume.

Don't forget to add Audio Only layers for each mimoCall source because otherwise you won't hear the callers.

Inviting a Correspondent

The correspondent need to get the mimoCall Channel ID in order to establish a connection. This ID is transmitted by a http link. This link can be clicked by the caller and the mimoCall web client will open.

To send this link you have two options:

  • Click on "Copy Invitation Link" to get the link copied to the macOS paste board. Now you can paste the link into any communication channel you prefer.
  • Click on "Share Invitation Link" and the standard sharing destinations of macOS will show up.

Providing Audio to The Moderator

While the mimoCall correspondent gets the program output minus their own audio, the moderator in the studio needs to be set up differently.

The best way is to use the "Monitor" audio and feed it into an earpiece.

You can set up the "Monitor" audio to not include the moderator's voice by choosing "Configure Monitor Mix" from the cogwheel next to the volume meter:

Then, "Mute" the audio from the moderator. This will turn it off in the Monitor mix but the Program out will still include it.

Using the mimoCall Web Client

TDB because its a moving target :-)

Troubleshooting the Connection

The mimoCall Web Client provides a full range of information about the connection quality that is available

Outgoing vs. Incoming

The right hand column (Outgoing) describes the connection from your computer to mimoLive. The left hand column (Incoming) gives information about the connection from mimoLive to your computer.

Bandwidth

Image Dimensions

Frame Rate

Supported Clients

Currently, we recommend to use Google Chrome as the client for mimoCall. WebRTC is mainly sponsored by Google, Mozilla and Opera. Safari is currently not supported, but word has it that it will support WebRTC in the future. See the list of supported browsers.


What's Next

Please read the following article to learn how to work with sources in mimoLive:

Sources and the Sources Repository

mimoCall