Imagine this: you're in the midst of an electrifying stream, your viewers are loving it and the energy is palpable. Your co-host drops a knowledge bomb and you think "I gotta come back to this moment!" This is when the Custom Markers feature comes in handy! Now you can flag those exciting, pivotal moments in your streams and recordings, making it a breeze to revisit, edit, and share those gems with your audience.
How To Use Custom Markers
- Create a live stream/recording and enter the studio.
- Once you are ready, begin your stream/recording.
- When you have a moment that you would like to return to, simply press the "B" key to add a marker! "B" stands for bookmark.
- Once the recording or stream is complete, head over to your video library and select your recording.
- Click "Edit and Repurpose" and select Videos (16:9 landscape) or Shorts & Reels (9:16 portrait).
- Your markers will appear above the timeline!
You can jump to each marker by clicking the left and right icons next to the play/pause button in the editor. Clicking on a specific marker will jump the playhead to that marker. If a marker is in a segment that is deleted, you will not be able to jump/click on the marker.
Can I change the hotkey for Custom Markers?
Yes! You can edit all hotkeys in the StreamYard studio by going to Settings > Hotkeys.
Will these custom markers transfer to my video editing software?
Custom markers will not appear when you export your recordings as an XML file. We plan on adding this soon.
When I click the hotkey, it only marks at 0.00, what's happening?
This most likely means that your computer's clock is out of sync, which causes the recording time to not increase until your clock "catches up" with StreamYard. Click here to find out how to re-sync your computer's clock.
Can my cohost create a marker?
Yes! Any team member can create a marker during a recording or stream. Guests cannot create markers.
Will I be able to see who created a marker while in the editor?
No. The markers will not be labeled in the editor, but all hosts can create markers during the show.
Can I remove a marker if I added one in error?
As of now, markers can not be deleted.
How many markers can I create per recording/stream?
There is no actual limit to the amount of markers that you can add. However, a marker can only be created every 10 seconds. If you try to create another marker within these 10 seconds, you will get a message that says "Markers can only be created every 10 seconds."