Starting with Switcher Studio version 6.0, you can create livestreams and recordings with vertical/portrait video, as shown here:

Vertical Video Mode is ideal if you will be sharing the video to a platform that uses vertical/portrait video, like TikTok, Facebook Story, Instagram Reels, etc. It's also ideal if you know your audience watches videos on a mobile device.

Note: This first version of vertical video includes options to livestream to Facebook and YouTube.


How to Use Vertical Video Mode

  • Open the Switcher Studio app on the device that will be used as the main switcher (i.e. controlling the production).

  • Be sure the orientation of the device itself is vertical/portrait.

  • Log in, if prompted.

  • Above the Use as Switcher button, there are two options, 16:9 and 9:16. These are the aspect ratios that correspond to horizontal and vertical video.

  • Tap 9:16.

  • Then tap Use as Switcher.

You will receive a message confirming you are in Vertical Video Mode.

  • Use the toggle next to the Don't show me again toggle in the lower-left corner if you do not want the popup message to appear again.

  • To dismiss the message tap the x in the top right corner.

Once you are in Vertical Video Mode, you can begin editing the built-in templates and Cards, and adding new assets to prepare for the production. Assets that you previously used while in the default/horizontal mode will not appear in the Sources panel while in Vertical Video Mode.


Connecting Cameras in Vertical Video Mode

  • Open the Switcher Studio app on the device that will be used as a camera angle.

  • Be sure the orientation of the device itself is vertical/portrait.

  • Do not log in.

  • Tap Share this Device.

  • Tap Share this Camera to use the camera or Share this Screen to screenshare into the main switcher.

  • On the main switcher device, go to the Inputs tab (camera icon).

  • Tap the name of the device you want to connect.

  • On the device you are connecting, tap Allow.

  • In the Inputs tab on the switcher, a blue checkmark will appear next to the device name, confirming the device is connected.

  • The vertical camera or shared screen will appear under the Sources panel.

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