Switcher Cloud provides online storage that allows users to upload images and videos to more easily access as assets in Switcher productions. Think of it as similar to Dropbox or Google Drive, but it's specifically for your Switcher Studio account. 

There are two primary functions to use Switcher Cloud:

  1. Adding assets to Switcher Cloud
  2. Inserting Switcher Cloud assets into the Switcher Studio app

This article walks through the various ways to use each function.

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Adding Assets to Switcher Cloud

There are two ways to add new assets to Switcher Cloud:

  1. Directly from the Switcher Studio mobile app
  2. Using the online Switcher Studio Dashboard

Note: Images may be uploaded using either option. Currently, videos can only be added to Switcher Cloud directly from the Switcher mobile app.

Adding assets to Switcher Cloud from the Switcher Studio mobile app

If you already have assets in your Switcher Studio app, you can easily add them to Switcher Cloud from the app. 

  1. Open Switcher Studio on your main switching device, and tap Use as Switcher.
  2. From the Sources / Production panel, tap Select below your camera views and assets.
  3. Select the asset(s) you want to add to Switcher Cloud.
  4. Tap the cloud upload icon at the bottom of the screen.
  5. You'll receive a message that shows the progress and confirmation once your assets have been added to Switcher Cloud.
  6. Tap the blue X in the top right corner to exit the confirmation screen.


Adding assets to Switcher Cloud using the online Switcher Studio Dashboard

Many people find it easier to add assets to Switcher Cloud using a computer. This is especially useful if your assets aren't already stored in Switcher Studio.

  1. Go to the Switcher Cloud section of your Switcher Studio Dashboard here: https://dashboard.switcherstudio.com/cloud
  2. In the top right corner, click Upload.
  3. Click Choose File.
  4. Choose the file you want to add and click Open.
  5. Select the file type. If you are uploading a full-screen image, select Photo. If you are uploading a file with transparency, select Image as lower third.
  6. Click the orange Upload button.
  7. You'll be redirected to the main Switcher Cloud page where your recently added file will appear.

Inserting Switcher Cloud assets into the Switcher Studio app

One of the main benefits of Switcher Cloud is that you can more easily insert assets into the Switcher Studio app on any iOS device, as follows:

  1. Open Switcher Studio on your main switching device, and tap Use as Switcher.
  2. Tap the blue "+" button, located at the bottom of the Sources / Production panel. 
  3. Tap the asset type you want to import - Photo, Logo, etc.
  4. Tap Switcher Cloud.
  5. Make any adjustments in the asset property window.
  6. Tap Done in the top right.
  7. Your asset will be in the Source / Production panel.

Note: If you import assets by selecting Switcher Cloud in step 3, instead of the asset type, you may lose the transparency if the file is a .png. You must import a .png file as a Logo to maintain the transparency.

Switcher Cloud Storage Limits

The number of assets you can store in Switcher Cloud depends on which subscription plan you currently have with Switcher Studio.

Note: You can create and store an unlimited number of assets in the Switcher Studio mobile app. There is only a limit on assets stores in Switcher Cloud.

  • Trial Users: Trial users do not have access to Switcher Cloud.
  • Essentials Plan: Users on the Essentials Plan can store up to 20 assets at a time in Switcher Cloud.
  • Standard Plan: Users on the Standard Plan can store up to 100 assets at a time on their Switcher Cloud.
  • Plus Plan Users: Users on the Plus Plan can store up to 500 assets at a time on their Switcher Cloud for teams of three members. For each additional member added, you will be allotted an additional 100 assets shared across your organization.

RAW images and videos do not count toward your total assets count. They only exist for instances when you would like to use them as logos or non-full screen images. Only the individually uploaded images count toward your goals.

You can see how many assets you still have available by logging into your Switcher Studio online Dashboard and going to the Switcher Cloud tab.

Deleting Assets from Switcher Cloud

If you need to delete an asset to free up storage or if you no longer need it, you can delete it from Switcher Cloud using the Switcher Studio online Dashboard as follows:

  1. Log into the Switcher Studio Dashboard here: https://dashboard.switcherstudio.com/cloud
  2. Change the drop down from Artwork to All.
  3. Click the Select button.
  4. Check the files you want to delete. You may see multiple files that look similar. This is because Switcher Studio stores the raw file that you uploaded and the asset itself, which preserves things like on-screen location. Please be sure to select the raw file and any associated asset files you want to delete.
  5. Click the Delete button.

Note: Although it's technically possible to delete an asset from Switcher Cloud through the app, we recommend always using the Dashboard. Using the app does not ensure all associated files are removed from Switcher Cloud.

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