PRODUCTION BOT Switch 4 Portable Live Production Switcher and Control Surface Kit

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PRODUCTION BOT Switch 4 Portable Live Production Switcher and Control Surface Kit
Key Features
  • All-in-One DCI 4K Live Streaming System
  • Built-In 17.3" Screen, Removable Cover
  • 4 x SDI I/O, 4K HDMI Output, NDI Support
  • 500GB of Internal Storage, SSD Support
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The Switch 4 Portable Live Production Switcher and Control Surface Kit from B&H is a suitcase-style, all-in-one live streaming system supporting up to DCI 4K resolution. It features a built-in 17.3" screen but can be expanded via DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort outputs for multiviewer applications. Switch 4 provides four HD-SDI live inputs and four matching outputs as well as a 4K HDMI output. It can be used for live production, mobile editing, and as a DIT station. Other features include 500GB of internal storage and pre-installed vMix software. The compact tactile control surface features a T-bar and 12 backlit program, preview, and overlay buttons that work with the vMix interface. It has four downstream delegation buttons for quickly activating overlays, and it offers assignable function buttons that can be set to vMix shortcuts for customized control.
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PRODUCTION BOT Switch 4 Overview

The Switch 4 Portable Live Production Switcher and Control Surface Kit from B&H is a suitcase-style, all-in-one live streaming system supporting up to DCI 4K resolution. It features a built-in 17.3" screen but can be expanded via DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort outputs for multiviewer applications. Switch 4 provides four HD-SDI live inputs and four matching outputs as well as a 4K HDMI output. It can be used for live production, mobile editing, and as a DIT station. Other features include 500GB of internal storage and pre-installed vMix software. The compact tactile control surface features a T-bar and 12 backlit program, preview, and overlay buttons that work with the vMix interface. It has four downstream delegation buttons for quickly activating overlays, and it offers assignable function buttons that can be set to vMix shortcuts for customized control.

PRODUCTION BOT Switch 4 Portable Live Production Switcher

The Switch 4 Portable Live Production Switcher from PRODUCTION BOT provides four video inputs to control up to four live HD-SDI video sources simultaneously with embedded audio. This video switcher can be used as a live production studio, mobile editing station, and a DIT station. The Switch 4 has a built-in 17.3" screen with a removable cover and a resolution of up to 4096 x 2160p. It has an internal storage of 500GB and features four SSD internal removable drive bays.

This system comes pre-installed with vMix live streaming software and supports custom graphics including overlays, chroma key, and transition effects. You can stream your output live to many streaming platforms such as Facebook, Periscope, and Twitch. While the PRODUCTION BOT is ideal for a small footprint, the screen real estate can be expanded with vMix's Multiview options. A keyboard, mouse, and a soft travel case are included.

Built-In Display

The built-in display eliminates the need for external monitors but can still be expanded via DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort for multiviewer and other application access using external monitors.

I/O Cards

The PRODUCTION BOT Switch 4 is equipped with an AJA capture card including eight HD-SDI inputs/outputs. You can group four inputs together to provide one 4K input. When using the card in 4K mode, standard 1080 and 720 resolutions are unavailable. With up to two SDI outputs, producers can send multiple high-resolution feeds. For example, a "dirty" version complete with overlays for broadcast, and a "clean" version for recording and reuse later. Alternatively, one output can be dedicated to connect a broadcast-grade preview monitor to supplement the PRODUCTION BOT's built-in screen.

Removable SSD Slots for ISO Recording

Four removable SSD hot-swap bays enable ISO recording of any input. When finished, unplug the drives to move your footage to another machine for post-production or archiving.

vMix Call and NDI Capable

vMix Call simplifies adding remote guests to your live production. With a web browser and webcam, your guest can connect into your live show with HD video and high-quality audio from anywhere in the world. Send and receive multiple channels of broadcast quality low-latency video over a gigabit Ethernet network utilizing NDI with vMix.

Balanced XLR/TRS Audio I/O

Two channels of audio over balanced XLR/TRS are supported in addition to the 16 channels of embedded SDI. The included XLR outputs allow for a custom audio monitoring solution. If analog audio isn't available, the PRODUCTION BOT Switch 4 can interface with USB audio inputs and outputs, as well as Dante (separate software required).

PRODUCTION BOT Control Surface for Switch Systems

The Control Surface for Switch Systems from PRODUCTION BOT adds tactile controls and a traditional production switching interface to a Production Bot Switch 4, Switch 8, or any system running vMix software. The control surface has 12 backlit program, preview, and overlay buttons that work with the vMix interface. It also offers four downstream delegation buttons to quickly activate overlays, as well as a T-bar for smooth manual transitions between sources. For customized control, there are user-assignable function buttons that can be set to vMix shortcuts, including complex macro-styled trigger events. Included is a USB cable for control communication and charging.

NKK professional key switches, color-backlit with red, green, and amber LEDs that correspond to the status of the pre-assigned input
Powered using included 3.3' USB cable; low-latency communication
Twelve program, preview, and overlay buttons for input control
Four downstream key delegation buttons to activate inputs as overlays
Two assignable transition buttons to control vMix configured transitions at any rate including Cut, Fade, Zoom, Wipe, Slide, Fly, CrossZoom, FlyRotate, Cube, and CubeZoom
Easily accessible fade-to-black button fades out both output video and audio
Take button for instant cuts
Smooth-motion, high-resolution T-bar enables clean transitions between sources
User-assignable function key control vMix shortcuts including complex macro-styled trigger events

PRODUCTION BOT Switch 4 Portable Live Production Switcher Specs

Mix Effects
Available M/E Layers5 M/E
Effect TypesGraphic
Downstream Keys4 x Alpha
Input
Number of Video Input Sources4
Input Video FormatSDI
DCI 4K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/59.94/60 fps
UHD 4K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/59.94/60 fps
1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
1080PsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
1080i: 25/29.97/30 fps
720p: 50/59.94/60 fps
576p: 25 fps
480p: 29.97 fps
Audio Input Connectors2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Embedded Audio InputSDI: 16-Channel
Output
Video Output Connectors2 x BNC (HD-SDI)
2 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0)
2 x DVI-D DL
Output Video FormatSDI
DCI 4K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/59.94/60 fps
UHD 4K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/59.94/60 fps
1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
1080PsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
1080i: 25/29.97/30 fps
720p: 50/59.94/60 fps
576p: 25 fps
480p: 29.97 fps
Audio Output Connectors2 x 3-Pin XLR
Multiview Output1-Way Multiview viaHDMI, SDI
Connectivity
Shared Input/Output Connectors4 x BNC (HD-SDI) (Switchable)
Other I/O2 x RJ45 LAN Input/Output
4 x USB Type-A Input/Output
1 x USB Type-C
1 x USB Type-A
1 x Thunderbolt
HDCP SupportNone
IP Encoding/Decoding
Transport ProtocolsRTMP
Compatible ServicesTwitch, Ustream, YouTube Live
Internal Recording
Internal Storage500 GB
Display
Display Size17.3"
Hardware
CPUIntel Core i7-8700K
GPU RTX 2060 with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Power
Power Connector1 x IEC C14 Input
General
Dimensions16.9 x 13.5 x 7" / 42.93 x 34.29 x 17.78 cm
Weight22.5 lb / 10.21 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight40.5 lb

PRODUCTION BOT Control Surface for Switch Systems Specs

General
CompatibilityProduction Bot Switch 4
Production Bot Switch 8
vMix Software
Connector1 x USB (Control Port and Charging)
Dimensions15.4 x 6.75 x 3.5" / 39.1 x 17.1 x 8.9 cm (Including T-Bar)
Weight3.8 lb / 1.72 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.7 x 10.9 x 7"
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