Using Countdown Timers

A quick way to add production value to your Switcher Studio videos is by adding a countdown to the beginning of your stream. Not only does it look professional, but it also gives your viewers time to tune into the broadcast.

In this article:

Available Timer Templates

Overlay Timer

Overlay Timer with Progress Bar

Full Screen Timer

Full Screen Timer with Progress Bar

Accessing Timers in Switcher Studio

To access timers:

  • Open the Switcher Studio app.

  • Tap Horizontal or Vertical.

  • Tap the plus icon in the bottom-center of the Sources panel.

  • Tap Text & Graphics.

  • Tap Timers.

Choosing a Timer Template

To choose a Timer:

  • Tap to select the timer you want to use.

    • You will now have the ability to edit the properties of the selected timer.

Customizing Your Timer

Now that you have chosen a timer template, you can customize the properties. You can choose the size, location, colors, and background for your timer.

To customize your timer:

  • Adjust any settings in the properties window.

    • You can adjust settings such as the duration, colors, size, location, and background.

  • Tap Done in the top-right corner.

Displaying Your Timer in the Livestream

To display your timer in the livestream:

  • Tap the timer in the Sources panel.

    • The timer will now appear in the live feed and begin counting down.

  • Tap the timer again to remove it from the live feed.

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