How Do I Insert Video?

Switcher Studio video insertion enables creators to pre-load recorded video into your Switcher Studio productions.

Videos must be stored on the device’s camera-roll to be accessible within Switcher, so make sure videos you want to use in Switcher are stored on your device (files saved in iCloud or your Photo Stream will not be accessible for insertion).

To start the video insertion process, tap on the graphics icon on the bottom right (the one that looks like a star).

Tap the Plus icon on the right of the screen.

From the Assets menu select select “All Videos”.

Switcher Studio will show a list of videos saved on your camera roll. Select the one you want to insert and you will be taken to “Video Properties”.

Once the video is selected tap “Done” in the upper right corner of “Video Properties” page.

Your video will now show up in your Graphic Elements list and is ready to push live.

Tap the video to send it to preview window (note the blue border around the asset indicating it is being previewed).

Select Preview to Live to send your video Live and it will begin to autoplay (The ring around the asset will become red indicating it is live).

A few notes on video insertion with Switcher Studio:

Most video files are accepted, but videos must be saved to your camera roll. Videos saved to your photostream or iCloud cannot be played. Currently video files will auto play when selected and/or when moved from preview to live (iPad). After the video ends the screen will cut to black and you can switch to your next source. Any audio associated with the video will play when the video goes live. The audio from the video can be seen on the VU meter but will not playback on your phone's built-in mic to prevent audio feedback. If you need to disable your iPad or incoming audio and only play sound from video there is a new mute button at the top of the UI. This will not mute your video, only any incoming audio connected to your primary device. If you need to provide commentary or talk over your video you can leave the microphone un-muted (default setting).

We will continue to improve video insertion with loop function, select section, audio controls, etc. in subsequent releases. As a word of caution, avoid rebroadcasting previously recorded content as though it were live - this is against Facebook's terms of service and could get your account flagged for misconduct. Good use cases for video insertion include show opener's, pre-recorded testimonials/interviews, highlights/clips, b-roll and establishing shots, etc.. Thanks for your support, we look forward to seeing what you create!