Step 1: Adding your Transition
Start off by being sure to have Streamlabs opened and ready. Head to the bottom left corner where it says ‘scenes’ and select the gear icon.
Select ‘Add Transition’ and name this whatever you would like, but I am leaving it named as “New Transition”.
For the type, you’re going to want to scroll until you find ‘Stinger’ and select this. This will give you the option to upload your video file for the stinger.
If you don’t have a custom stinger transition, you can head over to Streamdesignz.com. They have lots of different overlays and effects that will make your streams look much more professional. Click here to be taken to the page to browse all of their stinger transition options.
Once you have your file, select ‘Browse’, and find your stinger transition within your files. Now, you need to select ‘Done’.
Step 2: Make sure your Transition is Selected
After step 1, you’ll notice that when you try to transition that nothing happens. What you’re going to do to get this to work is to start by clicking the gear icon under ‘Scenes’ again. Then, make sure that you have your transition selected and hit ‘Done’.
What you can see here is that you were seeing a scene prior to the stinger transition occurring.
Step 3: Adjusting the Transition Settings.
To fix this, select the gear icon, and then select the pencil icon in order to edit the stinger transition.
The first thing you’ll want to do is adjust the ‘Transition Point’- I’ve found that the sweet spot is usually around 1,500 but you should tweak this based on what you see.
The second thing you’ll want to do is to go down to ‘Audio Fade Style’ and select ‘Crossfade’. This is very important because it allows you to switch back and forth between scenes without having your audio going in and out. This just helps the viewer to have a good experience.
Once you’ve changed these two things, select ‘Done’. Now you can see that the transition occurs first and then the stream appears which gives the stream a more clean and polished look. The transition provides a nice animation that looks professional and it keeps your viewers entertained while you’re switching scenes.
And just like that… In 3 easy steps, you’ve learned how to add custom stinger transitions to Streamlabs, which will help make your streams look cohesive, entertaining, and professional.
Thanks for reading this tutorial!