Suggested Kit List

It is normal to wonder what equipment a standard production team uses with Switcher Studio. While just a basic Apple device is all that is needed to start out, you can quickly amass your own gear to enhance your production. Here is a list of some recommended devices to include in your kit.

Up to 4 (total) iPads/iPhones/iPod Touches. We recommend having at least one iPad, as it is easier to use as a main Switcher.

Portable batteries. iPads/iPhones will last about 3 hours on a full charge, and iPod Touches last about 1 hour on a full charge. You can purchase portable batteries for about $15-$20 on

Filmmaking case. These add additional protection to each iPad/iPhone/iPod. They also have an attachment so you can attach the case to any standard tripod for extra stability. Even without the tripod, holding a device steady while it is in a filmmaking case is far easier than holding it steady alone. You can find these both on and

Microphone. While some users will just use the standard audio input from their main iPad, others will attach an external mic for better audio quality.

Mixer. If you require multiple audio sources (i.e. You put an iPad/iPhone in a different room and want to switch to it live), you will need to purchase a mixer to funnel all audio into the main Switcher iPad. Any basic mixer will do for this.