Using a Multi-view asset allows you to combine multiple sources into a single view, including:

  • Camera angles
  • Shared screens
  • Video chat participants
  • Full-screen assets
  • Video assets (limited to two)

You can also add overlays to Multi-views.

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List of Multi-View Templates

Switcher Studio includes the following Multi-view templates in the asset library:

  • Dashboard: 2-4 sources, side-by-side
  • Grid: 2-9 sources, in a optimized grid
  • Split Screen: 2 sources, split to occupy the entire screen
  • Flap: 2 sources, where one is at an angle
  • Slots: 2-4 sources, in vertical columns
  • Picture in Picture: 2 sources, where one is full-screen and the other is a small overlay.

Creating a Multi-view Asset

In order to use a Multi-View template, you'll need to customize a template and add it to the Sources/Production panel. Here is the process:

  1. From your main switching device, tap the + icon.
  2. Tap Multi-views.
  3. Tap the template you want to use.
  4. Adjust the settings as desired.
  5. Tap Done in the top right.

Once you have added a Multi-View template to the Sources/Production panel, it will be available for all your productions, unless you delete it.

Multi-View Customization Options

The customization options will vary depending on the template you select. Here are the available properties:

  • Number of Sources: The total number of camera angles / Assets you want to combine. The Grid Multi-view allows you to add up to nine sources.
  • Duration: The amount of time it takes to transition from an active source to a replacement source.
  • Background Color: The color behind the source windows.
  • Background Image: The photo or graphic behind the source windows. You can also find Gradients in the Background Image options.
  • Background Image Opacity: The level of transparency / opacity of the background image.
  • Spacing: The space between the source windows.
  • Uniform Gap: Makes the gaps between the windows and the frames uniform by cropping the tops and bottoms of the source windows.
  • Horizontal Gap: The gap between the source windows and the frame.
  • Reflection: The amount of reflection below the source windows.
  • Reflection Gap: The gap between the source windows and the reflection.
  • Perspective: The inward angle of the source windows.
  • Separator Direction: The angle of the separator that splits the frames.
  • Separator Position: The location of the separator relative to the edges of the frame.
  • Separator Thickness: The thickness of the separator line.
  • Separator Color: The color of the separator line.
  • Center: Centers the sources within the source windows.
  • Flap Angle: The inward angle of source A.
  • Flap Scale: The size of source A.
  • Inset Scale: The zoom level of source B.
  • Flap Margin: The space around source A.
  • Inset Margin: The horizontal space around source B.
  • Flap Format: The available ratio options for source A.
  • Border Color: The color of the separator lines.
  • Border Thickness: The thickness of the separator lines.
  • Rounding Radius: The corner radius of source B.
  • Horizontal Cropping: The horizontal cropping of source B.
  • Vertical Cropping: The vertical cropping of source B.
  • Position X: The horizontal position of source B.
  • Position Y: The vertical position of source B.
  • Scale: The size of source B.
  • Yaw: The horizontal tilt of source B.
  • Pitch: The vertical tilt of source B.
  • Roll: The rotation of source B.

Editing a Multi-view Asset

If you have already crated a Multi-view asset, and it's in your Sources/Production panel, you can easily edit it as follows:

  1. Tap and hold the Multi-view asset in the Sources/Production panel.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Adjust the settings as desired.
  4. Tap Done in the top right.

Using a Multi-view during your Production

Selecting a Multi-View and its sources

  1. While livestreaming or recording, you should see all the Multi-view assets you've customized and added in the Sources / Production panel.
  2. Tap the Multi-view template you’d like to use.
  3. Tap the sources you’d like to include in the Multi-view. They will be ordered from left-to-right in the order you select them. 
  4. Once you have selected all the sources, the Multi-View will appear in the Live window.

The template that you're using will have a yellow box around it in the Sources/Production panel. The cameras/assets being used will show a yellow letter in the top right, indicating which source they are (A, B, C, etc.).

Replacing part of a Multi-View

To replace a single Multi-view source while it's live:

  1. Tap the replacement source in the Sources/Production panel.
  2. You will see the replacement options.
  3. Tap the position you’d like to replace (e.g. A, B, C, D).

Removing a Multi-View

To remove a Multi-view, you'll need to switch to a camera source, a shared screen, or a full-screen asset.

  • Tap the source in the Sources/Production panel.
  • Tap Solo.

Switching to an asset/source being used in the Multi-view:

Switching to an asset/source not being used in the Multi-view:

Using a Multi-view with the Preview Window

If you are using the Preview Window for your production, working with Multi-views varies slightly from the instructions above. We encourage you to experiment with Multi-views and the Preview window to gain an understanding prior to your production.

Selecting a Multi-View and its sources while using Preview

  1. Tap the Multi-view template you’d like to use.
  2. Tap the sources you’d like to include in the Multi-view. The first source will appear in the Preview window.
  3. Once you have selected all the sources, the Multi-View will appear in the Preview window.
  4. Tap Preview -> Live to transfer it to the Live window.

The sources/assets being shown in the Live window will have a red box around them.

Removing a Multi-View while using Preview

  1. Tap the Multi-view asset in the Sources/Production panel to remove the yellow box around it.
  2. Set up your next shot in the Preview window. It can be a full-screen asset, a camera angle, video asset, Video Chat views, or another Multi-view.
  3. Tap Preview -> Live to transfer it to the Live window.

Remember if you have any overlays on the Live window, they will remain in the shot until you tap the asset to remove it.

Multi-view Video Asset Limits

Currently, you can only use up to two pre-recorded Video Assets as part of all Multi-View Assets.

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