Assets are any images, text graphics, pre-recorded videos, and audio files that can be used during your production. Users can display assets in the live feed to add a professional quality to their stream and enhance the viewing experience.

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Types of Assets

Text

Text assets such as lower-thirds, titles, and broadcast notifications can be used to enhance communication and engagement with viewers. These are great for introducing guests, giving a title to the livestream, and preparing to go live. See the Text Assets article for information on how to create and customize your own text assets.

Images

Images and logos can be imported into the Switcher Studio app for use in live productions. Using image assets in a live production can be a game-changer for selling products and personalizing the stream with your brand logo. Check out the Logo & Image Overlay Assets article to learn more.

Videos

Pre-recorded videos can be imported into Switcher Studio to use during your live production. Great uses for video assets are show openers, product showcasing, and highlight reels. Learn how to import and use video assets in the Video Assets article.

Audio

Pre-recorded audio files can be imported into Switcher Studio for uses such as sound effects, introduction, and background music. The Audio Assets article covers supported file types and how to add audio into your live production.

Multiviews

Multiviews are a tool that allows you to display multiple camera angles, guests, or video and image files in the live production. For information on setting up and customization, check out the Multiviews article.

Cards

Cards are a full-screen display that combines camera angles, text, graphics, and a stylized background. These are ideal for live selling productions and can be customized using your very own Brand Profile. To learn more, read the Combining Assets & Camera Angles article.


Creating Assets Using Templates

Switcher Studio has several built-in templates to create media assets. For example, you can use Switcher’s Lower Thirds templates to display names and titles, or the Social Overlays templates to display your social media handles during your broadcast.

To create a new asset from a template:

  • Open the Switcher Studio app on the main switcher (iPad, iPhone).

  • Tap Use as Switcher.

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

  • Tap the asset category you want to create.

  • Tap the type of asset you want to create (i.e. Titles, Lower Thirds, Social Overlays).

  • Tap one of the built-in templates.

  • If there is text, delete the pre-populated text and enter your text.

  • Adjust any other settings as needed.

  • Tap Done.

    • The asset will appear in the Sources panel.

Note: Be sure to check out the Brand Profile for easy branding across your assets.


Uploading Assets to Switcher Cloud

  • Log in to the Switcher Studio Dashboard.

  • Click Switcher Cloud in the left sidebar.

  • Click the plus icon (+).

  • Drag and drop files into the upload box, or click the box to select the file(s).

  • Select the file type.

  • Configure the preferred settings.

  • Click Upload.

Note: For additional information on uploading, storing, and accessing assets using Switcher Cloud, check out the Switcher Cloud Overview article.


Importing Assets from Switcher Cloud

  • Open the Switcher Studio app on the main switcher (iPad, iPhone).

  • Tap Use as Switcher.

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

  • Tap Switcher Cloud.

  • Tap the cloud icon next to the file(s) you want to import.

    • The asset will appear in the Sources panel.


Importing Assets From Device Storage

  • Open the Switcher Studio app on the main switcher (iPad, iPhone).

  • Tap Use as Switcher.

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

  • Tap the type of asset you want to import.

  • Select the location of the file.

  • Tap the file you want to use.

    • The asset will appear in the Sources panel.


Editing Asset Properties

To edit the properties of an asset in the Sources panel:

  • Tap and hold the asset you would like to edit.

  • Tap Edit Properties.

    • From this screen you can edit the asset's properties.

  • Tap Done in the top-right corner.


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