You can import pre-recorded video into Switcher Studio to use in your production.

Note: Videos must be stored in the Photos app on your iOS device. Files saved in iCloud or your Photo Stream are not accessible to import into Switcher.

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, prerecorded testimonials/interviews, highlights/clips, b-roll, establishing shots, etc.

Importing pre-recorded videos into Switcher

Instructions with screenshots

  1. Open Switcher Studio on your main switching device, and tap Use as Switcher.
  2. Tap the blue "+" insertion button, which is located at the bottom of the Sources / Production panel. 
  3. Tap Video.
  4. Tap Photo Library.
  5. Tap the video you'd like to import.
  6. Adjust the frame, spreading, and outer color as needed.
  7. Tap on Thumbnail Selection to select a still frame that will make it easier to identify the video.
  8. Use the End On Black toggle to change whether the video ends on a still black frame or goes back to your camera view. If the button is blue it means your video will end on black.
  9. If you would like to disable the audio for the video (thereby muting the video), use the toggle for Enable Audio. The button is blue if audio is on, and it's white if audio is disabled.
  10. When the audio is enabled, use the Volume slider to determine how loud or soft the audio will be when played.
  11. When you are satisfied with your video's settings, tap Done in the top-right corner of the Video Properties window.
  12. Your pre-recorded video will appear in your Sources / Production panel. 
  13. Tap the video to play it during your production. Currently, video files will auto play when selected and/or when moved from preview to live. 

Additional information on pre-recorded video audio

Any audio associated with the video will play when the video goes live during production. 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 the video itself, there is a 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 unmuted, which is the default setting.

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