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The Future of Tech: VR, Wearable Tech, and Livestreaming with Switcher

by Nick Mattingly
June 16, 2015

An Evening with Robert Scoble - Louisville Digital Association

Robert Scoble, the well known video blogger, presented at the Louisville Digital Association (LDA) June gathering about the future of technology. Topics included virtual reality, wearable technology, beacons and sensors, frictionless transactions and more. The event was also used an an opportunity to showcase some of Louisville's startups to Scoble.

Thanks to Jason Falls, the LDA organizer, Switcher Studio made the round-up. In order to give Scoble a better idea of our product we decided to put it in action and setup before the event so we could record his talk using our app. Switcher Studio is a video production tool that allows users to do realtime editing and live video streaming from multiple angles using iPhones and iPads.


For this production we used 2 iPad minis and an iPhone 5c as camera sources. We had another iPad setup at the front of the room connected to the output of the sound system for better audio.

Prior to the event we setup our own wireless network to use as a hub for communication between devices. The close shot that you see throughout the video was controlled from the main mixing device using the Motrr Galileo iPhone dock.

This production was made using a beta version of a new feature called Director Mode.

Director Mode allows users to disable the built-in camera on the main mixing device, preview video from all other sources, and use it as a controller to make transitions, layer graphics, insert images and manage effects. When the event is over the app combines the full quality video from each source with all edits that were made during the event, resulting in a high quality capture that can be uploaded for on-demand playback.

This new mode allows you to simultaneously capture the program feed to the primary mixing device without the need to composite files afterward and allows for quicker turn around. You can broadcast live video from the primary mixer to services like YouTube, Ustream, Twitch, etc. for others to watch while the event is happening.

The new Director Mode used for this event will be available in our next update available in July.

About the Author

Nick Mattingly

Nick is a livestreaming and social video expert and leads the Switcher Studio team as CEO and co-founder. Since 2014, he has led the company to partnerships with Facebook Live, LinkedIn, Microsoft Stream, and beyond and has garnered features in TechCrunch, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, and BBC. Nick is also a member of the highly competitive Endeavor Entrepreneur network.

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