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ARTICLE: “What is” Live Switching?

by IEBA on Jul.03, 2012, under Published Articles

Streaming Media Producer kicks off its “What Is…?” series tackling essential topics in the streaming media production world with a look at live switching by Anthony Burokas – a 20 year veteran of multi-camera production. In this article, he touches on the differences between switching and mixing, assembling the components and crew of a live switch, and the basics of “punching” a multi-camera show or event for live delivery.

Live switching is something we take for granted every time we watch a TV program. If it’s an episode of serial TV, we expect the camera angles to change while the action appearing on screen continues in a fluid manner. We expierience the action on screen via a mix of wide shots, close-ups, 2-shots, reaction shots, and so on. Read more of this 4-page article at Streaming Media Producer.

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