Note: Beginning with Switcher Studio version 5.2, Director Mode no longer supports recording in 4K (3840 x 2160) on devices running iOS 14. We made this change due to an iOS 14 bug that must be resolved by Apple. If you're using devices that aren't running iOS 14, you can still record in 4K in Director Mode. As soon as the iOS 14 bug has been fixed, we will reenable 4K recording for those devices.

Recording in 4K (3840 x 2160) is available in Switcher Studio's Director Mode. For more detailed information about using Director Mode, please check out this article: Director Mode.

Please note, 4K files are very large. You want to be sure you have significant storage on all your devices before you begin. Files will typically be 5.4GB per hour of video for each 4K camera angle.

Once you're sure you'd like to record in Director Mode, you can turn it on and select 4K recording. Below, we've included a video walkthrough and step-by-step instructions.

Video Tutorial

Step-by-step Instructions

Enable Director Mode

  • Open Switcher Studio on your main switching device, and tap Use as Switcher.
  • Go to the Outputs / Destinations tab.
  • Scroll down to the Recording section.
  • Tap the button next to Director Mode to enable the feature. Once enabled, the button is on the right, and the toggle bar turns blue.
  • A message will appear informing you that the built-in camera will be disabled. Tap Continue.

Select 4K Recording

  • Tap Advanced Settings.
  • Tap Composition Format.
  • Tap 3840 x 2160 (4K).

Adjust the Wi-Fi Optimization Mode if needed.

  • When recording in 4K, you cannot use the Low Latency Wi-Fi Optimization Mode. Be sure to select Standard or Reinforced Wi-Fi Mode (as shown below).

View the Resolution for each Camera in the Info Panel

You can see the resolution for each device by connecting your cameras and tapping the ā€œiā€ icon in the upper left of the main Switcher interface. That will display the Info Panel, which shows the connected devices and important details. The recording resolution is shown as Source Size. If the device is recording in 4K, the Source Size will be 3840 x 2160.

Note: Not all devices are capable of recording in 4K. If a device is not capable, it will record in the highest resolution available.

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