Switcher Cloud is a feature that allows users to upload, store, and access assets directly through the Switcher Studio app or Switcher Studio Dashboard. Assets such as audio, video, and image files can all be uploaded to the Switcher Cloud, making it a great tool for transferring assets between devices and creating file backups.

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Supported File Types

  • Image: .png, .jpg

  • Video: .mp4, .mov

  • Audio: .caf, .m4a, .wav, .x-waf, .x-m4a, .x-wav

Note: Files must be smaller than 100MB when uploading them through the Switcher Studio Dashboard.


Switcher Cloud Storage Limits

The number of assets you can store on Switcher Cloud at any given time, depends on your Switcher Studio plan. You can see how many assets you are currently storing and how many are available by logging into the Switcher Studio Dashboard. The homepage will show your current usage.

  • Free Trial: Up to 20 assets

  • 7 Day Pass: Up to 250 assets

  • Studio: Up to 250 assets

  • Business: Up to 1,000 assets

  • Plus: Pool of up to 500 shared cloud assets

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.


Uploading Assets Using the Switcher Studio Dashboard

Many people find it easiest to add assets to Switcher Cloud using a computer. This is especially useful if your assets aren't already stored in Switcher Studio, and if you want to upload multiple files in a batch.

To upload assets using the Switcher Studio Dashboard:

  • Go to the Switcher Studio Dashboard in a web browser.

  • Click Switcher Cloud in the left sidebar.

  • Click the plus icon (+) in the top-right corner.

  • Drag and drop files into the box, or click in the box to select a file or multiple files.

    • If you click to select files, you will need to click Open after selecting the file(s) you want to upload.

  • Select the file settings for each asset.

    • Image files

      • Full Screen or Transparent

      • Production Group

      • Orientation

    • Video files

      • Thumbnail selection: Use the scroll bar to move through the video file for your thumbnail selection.

      • Enable Audio

      • End on Black

      • Audio Only

      • Production Group

      • Orientation

  • Click Upload.

    • The assets will appear as a cloud icon until they are fully processed.


Uploading Assets Using the Switcher Studio App

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

  • Open Switcher Studio on your main switching device.

  • Tap Use as Switcher.

  • Tap Select in the bottom center.

  • Tap to select the asset(s) you want to add to Switcher Cloud.

  • Tap the cloud icon in the bottom-left corner.

    • You'll receive a message that shows the progress and confirmation once your assets have been added to Switcher Cloud.


Inserting Cloud Assets into the Switcher Studio app

One of the main benefits of Switcher Cloud is that you can easily insert assets into the Switcher Studio app on any iOS device.

To insert cloud assets into the Switcher Studio app:

  • Open Switcher Studio on your main switching device.

  • Tap Use as Switcher.

  • Tap the plus icon (+) in the bottom of the Sources panel. 

  • Tap Switcher Cloud.

  • Tap the cloud icon next to the asset you want to import.

    • A green checkmark will replace the cloud icon when the asset has been imported.

  • Continue this process until you have imported all the assets you need.

  • Tap Done in the top-right corner.

  • Your asset will appear in the Sources panel.


Adjusting the Properties of Imported Assets

  • Tap and hold the asset in the Sources panel.

  • Tap Edit.

  • Make adjustments as needed in the Properties window.

  • Tap Done.

Note: Files are not automatically synced in the app and in Switcher Cloud. Making edits to an asset in the app will not replace the asset file in Switcher Cloud. If you would like to save the edited asset, you will need to add the edited version to Switcher Cloud.


Batch Importing Assets

For adding multiple assets at a time into Switcher Cloud, we recommend using the steps listed above to upload assets using the Switcher Studio Dashboard. Switcher Cloud access through the Switcher Studio Dashboard allows multiple assets to be selected at once, streamlining the import process for production preparation.


Deleting Assets from Switcher Cloud

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. 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 Dashboard as follows:

  • Log into the Switcher Studio Dashboard.

  • Select Switcher Cloud in the left menu.

  • Click Select in the top-right corner.

    • A circle will display at the bottom of each asset

  • Click to select the files you want to delete.

    • A checkmark will appear on the files that you have selected.

  • Click the trash icon in the top-right corner.

Note: Raw files are the original files that were uploaded. My Assets are the files that were created to be used in Switcher Studio. It is not possible to delete a Raw file if there are Asset files that depend on it. After you have deleted the associated Asset files, you can then delete the Raw file.


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