Switch Pro Play, QC, fix and deliver Designed for broadcast & media QC professionals. Adds more playback support, loudness monitoring, advanced metadata display, compare media feature, preview to an external monitor and iTunes package export.Switch 4 adds improved performance, growing file support, OP-47/OP-42 Teletext caption playback and team collaboration. Switch 4 is a free upgrade for Switch v2 and v3 customers who have Premium Support. For customers without Premium Support, Switch 4 is a paid upgrade. Improved Performance Telestream continues to refine and improve our playback and indexing performance within Switch. Particular attention was given to the performance of caption decoding and making sure we are making efficient use of file system reads and writes, as well as only decoding the data that is actually needed. Growing File Support The ability to open files and play them back while they are still being written to disk enables live capture workflows that include previewing the quality of live video captures, extracting portions of the already written video for use in social media promotion of live productions and the ability to confirm the media encoding of content coming from live capture systems. OP-47/OP-42 Teletext Captions Switch is now capable of decoding and displaying OP-47 and OP-42 Teletext captions. This support maintains format parity with Telestream's caption authoring tools MacCaption and CaptionMaker and will enable users to play back their captions and view them to confirm positioning, styling and sync accuracy without the need for expensive hardware decoders. Team Collaboration New collaboration feature allows users to create and view flags on the timeline that contain comments, errors or feedback. Share these flags between team members using a sidecar flags file to allow collaboration to occur without making any changes to the video. Simple to understand formatting of the flags document allows for automation systems to be able to create reports that can be reviewed and visualized on the timeline! Play It Plays any file format professionals care about 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 such as MOV, MP4, WMV and more! Switch can also play HEVC and 4K files, DNxHD and JPEG2000 (requires Switch Plus or Pro). All the playback controls you expect 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. "Jump To" allows you to jump to a specific timecode, frame or time in your video. Full caption support Switch will play back embedded CEA-608 & CEA-708 captions, as well SCC, DVB, TTML (iTT and SMPTE-TT captions) and WebVTT, SRT and STL subtitle files. Switch is the only software player with 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. Check It Inspect all the 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. Add secondary files You can also load secondary audio or closed caption files to check sync. 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. Compare Alternate Media Compare Alternate Media lets you open additional media files to compare with your primary media file. Up to sixteen alternate media files can be opened. Once opened, all of the files are listed on the View > Alternate Media File menu where they can be shown in Full View, Split View or Difference View. Great for checking your multiple adaptive bitrate files in ABR workflows or easy comparison of multiform at media. Timeline Use the Timeline feature to view the GOP structure of a video segment, highlighting the I, P and B frames. You can also see the data rate information associated with the video. Preview to external monitors Preview your files on a broadcast monitor or other devices. Switch Pro supports HDMI/SDI hardware output via AJA or Blackmagic Design devices for preview and quality check. Switch supports the Blackmagic Design SDK and AJA Kona 4, Kona 3G, T-TAP, Io 4K and Io XT. Switch also adds the ability to view Vertical Ancillary (VANC) data on an external monitor. 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. Fix It 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 or crop the video; add metadata (Pro only) and much more. Export to Apple ProRes, H264, MPEG-2 Video, MP4, MPEG-2 program streams and transport streams. Rewrap files Switch includes the ability to pass-through audio and video on export or omit the video and export as an audio only file. Powerful 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 down mixing: take a file with eight channels and mix it down to stereo. Deliver It More Publishing Options Export your video directly to Vimeo, YouTube or Facebook from within Switch. Select export, choose your destination and Switch will publish directly to your destination and save a local copy on your computer. Switch will create the appropriate files for your destination, taking the guesswork out of encoding and submitting content. 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.