By default, live cameras are shown as full-screen in Switcher Studio. However, you can easily turn any camera into an overlay, which allows you to show the full camera feed on top of other backgrounds like full-screen images, other camera angles, shared screens, and prerecorded video assets.

This article includes step-by-step instructions as well as a video tutorial.

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Turning a Camera Source into an Overlay

To use the Overlay option on a camera source:

  • Tap and hold the camera source under the Sources/Production panel.

  • Tap Edit.

  • The Camera Properties window will appear.

  • In the Camera Properties menu, next to Layering, tap Overlay.

  • When you choose Overlay, the screen preview will become smaller, and additional options will appear.

You may need to adjust the size and position of the screen based on where you want it to appear on screen.

  • Resize the overlay by pinching in (to make smaller) and out (to make bigger).

  • Tap and drag the screen to move it to the desired location.

  • You can also use the Vertical and Horizontal alignment options for easier positioning.

  • Adjust any of the other settings as desired.

  • Tap Done in the top right corner when you are happy with the appearance.


Using a Camera Overlay during the Production

  • To use a camera overlay during the production, simply tap the screen thumbnail in the Sources/Production Panel.

  • It will appear on top of the live source or full-screen asset.

  • Tap the thumbnail again to remove it.


Video Tutorial: Using a Live Source as an Overlay


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