Switcher Studio video insertion enables creators to import recorded video into your Switcher Studio productions.
Videos must be stored on the device’s Photos app to be accessible within Switcher Studio, so make sure the videos that you want to use in Switcher Studio are stored on your device (files saved in iCloud or your Photo Stream will not be accessible for insertion).
To get started, tap on the blue "+" button at the bottom of the Sources Window. Select Video as your destination.
From here, select Photo Library.
Select the video from your files that you'd like to use. Now, you can customize your video content to meet your needs.
Tap on Thumbnail Selection to select the still frame that will represent your video.
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 you would like to disable the audio for the video (thereby muting the video), turn the toggle for Enable Audio off to silence it. When the audio is enabled, use the Volume slider to determine how loud or soft the audio is when played.
When you are satisfied with your video's configuration, tap Done in the top-right corner of the Video Properties window.
Now, your video will appear in your Sources window. Tap on the video to play it, and tap on any other full-screen asset to end the video.
A few notes on video insertion for 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 the video itself, 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 unmuted (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, prerecorded testimonials/interviews, highlights/clips, b-roll and establishing shots, etc.. Thanks for your support, we look forward to seeing what you create!