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

  • Camera angles

  • Shared screens using Switcher Cast

  • Shared screens using Video Chat

  • Video chat remote guest participants

  • Full-screen assets

  • Video assets (limited to two)

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Creating a Multiview to Use in your Production

To use a Multiview, you will customize a template and then add it to the Sources/Production panel. You can choose whether you want to manually select sources when you are using a Multiview during production, or you can preselect sources to be used with the Multiview. If you plan on using the same sources together, we recommend using one of Prefilled Multivew options.

Select the Multiview template

  • From the main switcher device, tap the + icon.

  • Tap Multiviews.

  • Tap a template type based on the number of sources you want to use in the Multiview.

  • Tap your preferred template.

Once you tap the template you want to use, a Multiview Properties window will appear. You can customize the properties as outlined below.


Prefilled Multiview Templates vs. Manually Selecting Sources

Slot Assignment

The Slot Assignment property allows you to choose between manually selecting the sources for the multiview each time you use it, or pre-assigning sources to the multiview. There are three Slot Assignment options:

  • Select Each Time (no assigned sources)

  • Preselect (assign all sources)

  • Reuse Current Source (assign all but one source)

To select a Slot Assignment:

  • Tap Slot Assignment

  • Choose from the three available options (detailed below).

Select Each Time

Select Each Time is the default slot assignment option for Multiviews. When you use this option, you will manually select the sources during the production. For example, to use a 2-source Multiview with this option, you would tap the Multiview, tap the A source selection, and then tap the B source selection. Once you have selected both sources, the Multiview will then appear on the screen.

This mode is ideal if you plan on swapping sources often, or if you are concerned about potentially losing a source (such as a Remote Guest) and want to be able to replace it quickly and easily.

Prefilled Multiviews (also shown in video tutorial below).

With Prefilled Multiviews, you pre-select some or all the sources when you are customizing the template. Then when you tap the Multivew during the production, it will automatically use the pre-assigned sources. This makes using Multiviews a lot faster and easier than using the Select Each Time option.

Note: Prefilled slot assignments are limited to live sources, including cameras, shared screens, and Video Chat remote guests. You cannot use full screen assets or pre-recorded videos with this option.

There are two types of Prefilled Multiviews:

  1. Preselect - this option is fully automated and uses the same sources every time.

  2. Reuse Current Source - this option is similar to Preselect, expect you will leave one slot assignment empty. When you use the Multiview in your production, the empty slot will automatically be filled with the current camera angle or the most recent source.

Prefilled Multiview: Preselect

  • Choose Preselect as the Slot Assignment.

  • Go back to the previous screen by tapping Multiview Properties in the top left.

  • The Slot Assignment will show Preselect.

Next you will assign the sources to all the slots:

  • Tap A to select the first source.

  • The Source Picker window will show the available live sources currently connected to Switcher Studio.

  • Tap the source you want to use for the A slot.

  • You will be taken back to the Properties window. The source name will appear next to A, and the live feed will appear in the preview.

  • Continue this process for all the slots.

  • You can customize the multiview further using the other options in the Properties window.

  • Tap Done in the top right corner.

  • You will see the new Multiview with your other cameras and assets.

Prefilled Multiview: Reuse Current Source

This mode allows you to preassign all but one sources. The empty slot is reserved for the most recent camera or asset used prior to the Multiview. The steps are very similar to the Preselect option:

  • Choose Reuse the Current Source as the Slot Assignment.

  • Go back to the previous screen by tapping Multiview Properties in the top left.

  • The Slot Assignment will show Reuse the Current Source.

Next you will assign the sources to all but one of the slots:

  • Tap A, B, or whichever source you would like to prefill with a source.

  • The Source Picker window will show the available live sources currently connected to Switcher Studio.

  • Tap the source you want to use for the slot.

  • Your source will appear in the preview and next to the slot in the Multiview Properties window.

  • Continue these steps for all but one slot.

  • You can customize the multiview further using the other options in the Properties window.

  • Tap Done in the top right corner.

  • You will see the new Multiview with your other cameras and assets.

Video Tutorial: Using Prefilled Multiviews

Walkthrough on using the Preselect Multiview and Reuse Current Source Multiview options.


Additional Multiview 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 into the Multiview.

  • Transition 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 Multiview Asset

If you have already crated a Multiview asset, and it's in your Sources/Production Panel, you can easily edit it as follows:

  1. Tap and hold the Multiview asset in the Sources/Production panel.

  2. Tap Edit.

  3. Adjust the settings as desired.

  4. Tap Done in the top right.


Using a Multiview during your Production

Using a Multiview during your production will vary based on the Slot Assignment selection.

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Using a Select Each Time Multiview

  1. Tap the Multiview template you’d like to use.

  2. Tap the sources you’d like to include in the Multiview. They will be ordered from left-to-right in the order you select them.

  3. Once you have selected all the sources, the Multiview will appear in the Live window.

The template you are 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 Select Each Time Multiview

To replace a single source while the Multiview is 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 Select Each Time Multiview

To remove a Multiview, you'll need to switch to a full-screen camera source, a full-screen 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 Multiview:

Switching to an asset/source not being used in the Multiview:


Using a Preselect Multiview

  • Tap the Multiview template under Sources.

  • The live feeds will automatically appear as part of the Multiview.

To remove the Preselect Multiview:

  • Tap a camera angle, or other full screen asset.


Using a Reuse the Current Source Multiview

  • Tap the Multiview template under Sources.

  • The prefilled live feeds will automatically appear as part of the Multiview.

  • The most recent camera source or full screen asset will fill the empty slot.

To remove the Reuse the Current Source Multiview:

  • When using the Reuse Current Source option, you will tap the Multiview to disable it.

  • The asset that was filling the empty slot will become full-screen.


Using a Multiview with the Preview Window

If you are using the Preview Window for your production, working with Multiviews varies slightly from the instructions above, and it is different if you are manually selecting sources or using one of the Prefilled options. We encourage you to experiment with Multiviews and the Preview window to gain an understanding prior to your production.

Using a Select Each Time Multiview while using Preview

  • Tap the Multiview template you’d like to use in the Sources/Production Panel.

  • Tap the sources you’d like to include in the Multiview. The first source will appear in the Preview window.

  • Once you have selected all the sources, the Multiview will appear in the Preview window.

  • 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.

To remove this type of Multiview while using Preview:

  • Tap the Multiview asset in the Sources/Production panel to remove the yellow box around it.

  • 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 Multiview.

  • 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.

Using a Preselect All Multiview while using Preview

  • Tap the Multiview template you’d like to use in the Sources/Production Panel.

  • The Multiview and sources will appear in the Preview window.

  • Tap Preview -> Live to transfer it to the Live window.

To remove this type Multiview while using Preview:

  • Set up your next shot in the Preview window. It can be a full-screen asset, a full-screen camera angle, a video asset, Video Chat views, or another Multiview.

  • Tap Preview -> Live to transfer it to the Live window.

Using a Reuse Current Source Multiview while using Preview

  • Tap the Multiview template you’d like to use in the Sources/Production Panel.

  • The Multiview and sources will immediately appear in the Live window.

To remove this type Multiview while using Preview:

  • Tap the Multiview in the Sources/Production Panel. The Live window will transition to a full-screen of the source that was filling the empty slot in the Multiview.


Multiview Video Asset Limits

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

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