Chapter 5 The Switcher

The switcher is operated by the technical director during production. Switchers come in many sizes, from small units that work for independent studios and educational channels, to larger models that can handle dozens of inputs. The more complex switchers found in larger production situations can be complicated to operate and require intensive training and practice to operate. Most educational studios will begin your training on a system that, though intimidating to operate first, will quickly become second nature to you.


Preview Monitor
Switcher Buttons
Transition Buttons
Cut/Auto Trans


Switcher Operation