|PLAY IT||Switch Player||Switch Plus||Switch Pro|
|Multiformat playback – formats include MOV, MP4, MXF, GXF, MPEG Program Streams & Transport Streams, and more||Y||Y||Y|
|Step, skip or jump forward/reverse, slow motion navigation including JKL navigation. Jump to a specific timecode, frame or time.||Y||Y||Y|
|Windows Media Playback||Y||Y||Y|
|HEVC (H265), JPEG2000, DNxHD, DNxHR, AC3 Playback||Y||Y|
|CEA 608/708, Teletext (OP-42 & OP-47), SCC, MCC, DVB, TTML (iTT and SMPTE-TT) captions, and WebVTT, SRT, STL, Lambda CAP (Japanese) subtitle file playback||Y||Y|
|CHECK IT||Switch Player||Switch Plus||Switch Pro|
|Team collaboration (Markers & Comments)||Y
Create & Edit
|File properties: size, type, duration, metadata||Y||Y||Y|
|Video properties: format, bit rate, subsampling, color space, aspect ratio, Clean Aperture, and more||Y||Y||Y|
|Audio properties: audio channels, speaker labels, format, sample rate||Y||Y||Y|
|Professional audio meters displaying true-peaks and momentary loudness values||Y||Y|
|Loudness monitoring panel displaying average momentary loudness, average short-term loudness, integrated loudness and loudness range||Y|
|Preview to external monitors via Blackmagic Design or AJA devices. Includes VANC data display||Y|
|Advanced inspection of application-specific metadata such as AS11 with UK DPP metadata, AS03, and others||Y|
|Compare Alternate Media: Load multiple versions of your media to compare frame by frame||Y|
|Timeline feature displaying video GOP structure and data rate information||Y|
|FIX IT||Switch Player||Switch Plus||Switch Pro|
|Pass through export||Y
WMV to MP4 only
WMV to MP4 only
|Publish directly to Vimeo, YouTube, or Facebook||Y||Y|
|iTunes package preset including media content, secondary subtitle or audio files, chapter information and an XML file||Y|
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).
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.
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 video and audio properties such as audio channels, speaker labels, aspect ratio, clean aperture, bitrate, frame rate, metadata, encoding formats and more.
You can also load secondary audio or closed caption files to check sync.
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 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 multiformat media.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
*Requires Switch Pro on Windows
Switch includes the ability to pass-through audio and video on export, or omit the video and export as an audio only file.
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.
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.
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.