If you're looking to enhance the value of your live stream, integrating multiple camera angles is a great way to get started.

How? By using a video switcher.  

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A video switcher (or video mixer) is a device or software program that selects between multiple incoming video signals from various sources (camera, PowerPoint feed, etc.) and directs one of those signals to a single output, including a streaming device, video recorder, or a display device (i.e. a monitor or screen). 

A director typically controls the switcher, analyzing the various incoming camera angles and selecting the best view to output.

In the short video below, I explain a switcher in more detail and demo one of my favorite live switching setups, featuring the Blackmagic ATEM Production Studio 4k.  

If you have any questions regarding live video switching or want advice on how to best enhance your stream, leave a comment below.

For more ways to enhance your overall tech setup, check out The Best Live Video Streaming Equipment for Every Level.

 

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Published by Josh Clemence on May 11, 2016 in Tech Tips

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