Telestream Switch 2 Pro (Mac, Download)

Telestream Switch 2 Pro (Mac, Download)

Telestream Switch 2 Pro (Mac, Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Play, QC, Fix, Deliver Media Files
  • Frame-Accurate Playback; AJA Out Support
  • Trim/Scale/Crop; Rearrange Audio Tracks
  • Change Speaker Assignments
  • Caption / Subtitle Support
  • 1-Year Premium Support
  • New Timeline View, External VANC Display
  • New Jump To Timecode, Improved Indexing
  • Extensive File Support, New WMV Support
  • iTunes Export with Content and XML Files
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  • 1Description

Designed for broadcast and media QC professionals, Telestream's Switch 2 Pro allows you to efficiently play, QC, fix, and deliver files. Play an extensive list of media files, including embedded captions and subtitles, with smooth frame-accuracy. After playback, you can inspect video properties, audio properties, captions, subtitles, and loudness. Make the changes you want – trim, scale, crop your media, rearrange audio tracks, change speaker assignments, and rewrap or encode your media. Then use the iTunes export preset to easily create an asset-only iTunes store package, complete with content and XML file. There's also support for external preview output via AJA I/O devices.

New Features

The new Timeline feature gives you the ability to view the GOP structure of a video segment, highlighting the I, P, and B frames, which is helpful for checking overall quality of your videos. As part of this feature, you can also see the data rate information associated with the video.
Caption Display to External Monitor (VANC Out)
Switch 2.0 adds the ability to view Vertical Ancillary (VANC) data on an external monitor, allowing broadcasters to preview captions on multiple monitors.
Jump To Any Point in Your Video
The new "Jump To" feature lets you to jump to a specific timecode, frame, or time in your video. This is especially helpful when QC-ing long videos, allowing you to quickly access any point in the video.
Improved Playback Performance: Better Indexing for MXF
Improved indexing for MXF files lets you access your files quicker and speeds up QC time.
Support for WMV Files
Decode WMV files.

All Features


Extensive File Format Support:
Trust Switch for frame-accurate playback of all your professional media files, including embedded captions and subtitles. Multi-format playback support includes MXF; IMF; GXF; MPEG-2 Program Streams and Transport Streams; and formats like MOV, MP4, and more. Switch can also play HEVC and 4K files, DNxHD, JPEG2000, and now WMV files.

Playback Controls:
Switch has all the playback control features you'd expect in a professional player such as JKL navigation, fast forward and rewind, slow motion, as well as single-frame forward and back. The new "Jump To" feature allows you to jump to a specific timecode, frame, or time in your video.

Full Caption Support:
Switch will play back embedded CEA-608 and CEA-708 captions, as well SCC, DVB, TTML (iTT and SMPTE-TT captions) and WebVTT, SRT, and STL subtitle files. Switch offers full support for CEA-708 caption decoding, including advanced 708-only features like Unicode character support. Switch will also decode captions from virtually all wrappers and formats, so you can verify captions within your MXF or Transport Stream file.

External Preview to AJA Devices:
Preview your files on a broadcast monitor or other devices. Switch Pro supports HDMI/SDI hardware output via AJA devices for preview and quality check. AJA devices currently supported include: Kona 4, Kona 3G, T-TAP, Io 4K, and Io XT. Switch 2.0 also adds the ability to view Vertical Ancillary (VANC) data on an external monitor.

Inspect All Properties of Your Media File:
Check video and audio properties such as audio channels, speaker labels, aspect ratio, clean aperture, bitrate, frame rate, metadata, encoding formats, and more.

Audio Meters:
Use the Audio Meters to solo or mute audio channels and inspect true peaks and momentarily loudness values. Switch Pro adds a loudness panel that calculates gated (BS.1770-3) or ungated (BS.1770-2) loudness levels.

Add Secondary Files:
You can also load secondary audio or closed caption files to check sync.

DPP/AMWA Certified Player:
Switch Player lets you visually QC DPP files on the desktop, playing back the files as well as displaying DPP AS-11 MXF metadata. Switch was among the first players to achieve DPP/AMWA certification as part of the DPP (Digital Production Partnership)'s Compliance Program.

Enough Information But Not Too Much:
Switch displays all the relevant media information about your file in an intuitive, well-organized interface. The inspector is deep enough to be meaningful, without giving users so much information that it becomes cumbersome.

Make Changes to Your File and Export:
By switching to edit mode, users can modify settings and export a new file. Switch lets you specify a new file format, a new video or audio codec, trim/scale/crop the video, add metadata, and much more. Export to Apple ProRes, H264, MPEG-2 Video, MP4, and MPEG-2 program streams and transport streams.

Rewrap Files:
Switch includes the ability to pass-through audio and video on export, and now also the ability to omit the video and export as an audio only file.

Audio Editing:
In the audio tab, you can split or join different audio tracks, rearrange audio tracks; change speaker assignments, then change the audio format and sample rate. Switch also supports downmixing: take a file with eight channels and mix it down to stereo.

Streamlined Creation of iTunes Store Packages:
Choose the iTunes export preset to create packages ready for distribution to the iTunes store. This creates an asset-only iTunes package file (a .itmsp file) which includes the media content, secondary subtitle or audio files, chapter information, and an XML file.
1-Year Premium Support

Telephone Support:
Speak directly to a Switch expert. Get answers to your questions about installation, operations, or troubleshooting.

Priority Response:
Move to the front of the line. Whether you call or send us an email, you will get priority status for the fastest response. You will receive a response within 8 business hours, with hours of operation Monday-Friday 8-5pm PT, excluding holidays.

Free Software Upgrades:
Keep your Switch software up to date for less. Premium Support members get free software upgrades. Remote Access Services:
As a premium support member, you will be eligible for Remote Access Services (RAS) -- a fast and secure method of allowing a support technician to access your computer, identify the issue, and resolve it quickly.

Valuable Resources:
Get access to all standard free services such as community forum, knowledge base, and videos.
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  • 1Description
System Requirements Mac:
OS: OS X 10.10 and higher
CPU: All Macs that support 10.10 and higher; 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo or faster (any Core i3, i5, or i7)
RAM: 4 GB or more
Display: 1280 x 768 or larger; 50 Hz or faster
Playback Format Support Containers:
AAC / AC3 / AIFF / ASF / AVC - AVC Elementary Stream / AVI - OpenDML / DV / GXF / HEVC - HEVC Elementary Stream (HEVC support of 8-bit 4:2:0 profiles in Elementary Streams, MPEG-2 Transport Stream, or MP4 files) / IMF / LXF / M1V - MPEG-1 Video Elementary Stream / M2V - MPEG-2 Video Elementary Stream / MOV / MP3 - MPEG Layer 1, 2, 3 Audio Elementary Stream / MP4 - ISO Base Media Format / MPG - MPEG-1 System Stream / MPS - MPEG-2 Program Stream / MTS - MPEG-2 Transport Stream / MXF - AS-11 with UK DPP metadata (AS-11: Advanced inspection of application-specific metadata included as part of Switch Pro) / MXF - OP-1a, AS-02, AS-03, AS-11 (AS-03 / AS-11: Advanced inspection of application-specific metadata as part of Switch Pro) / MXF - OP-1a Proxy / MXF - OP-1b / MXF - OP-Atom / SCC (Currently supports export of .scc files as part of an iTunes asset-only package) / WAV

Video Codecs (Decode Only):
Apple QuickTime Animation RLE (Currently supports 24-bit and 32-bit only) / Apple ProRes / DNxHD / DNxHR / DV 25 / DVCPro 25 / DVCPro 50 / DVCPro 100 / DVCPro HD / H.263 / H.264 / H.265 / JPEG / JPEG2000 / MPEG-1 / MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 / Uncompressed YUV / WMV

Audio Codecs (Decode Only):
AAC / AC31 / G.711 aLaw / G.711 uLaw / G.726 / Microsoft ADPCM / MPEG Audio Layer 1, 2, 3 / PCM / WMA

CEA-608 and CEA-708 extraction and playback / DVB files / SCC6 files (Currently supports export of .scc files as part of an iTunes asset-only package) / SRT files / STL files / TTML/iTT/SMPTE-TT files / WebVTT (HTML5) files
Encode Format Support Containers:

Video Codecs:
Apple ProRes / MPEG-2 Video / x264

Audio Codecs:
AAC / MPEG Layer 2 / PCM
iTunes Package Export Creates an asset-only iTunes package file (an .itmsp file) which includes media content, secondary subtitle (.iTT or .scc files) or audio files, chapter information, and an XML file.
DPP/AMWA Certified Player Switch can visually QC DPP files on the desktop, playing back the files as well as displaying DPP AS-11 MXF metadata.
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