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Switch 4 Pro for Mac


Switch 4 Pro for Mac

Multiformat video player with inspection and correction - Mac

Product Code: TEL-SW4PRO-M

Suggested Retail Price £350+VAT

Where to buy

Stock status: In Stock; available from resellers

Kit List

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  • Multiformat video player with inspection and correction for Mac & PC
  • Play a variety of web and professional media formats, inspect and adjust the properties of the file and export a new file
  • Designed for media professionals
  • Switch enables visual file inspection, single file transcoding and is an affordable software solution for professional media Quality Control
  • 1st Year Premium Support Mandatory
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
Export Y
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

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 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 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.

*Requires Switch Pro on Windows

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 downmixing: 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.

Telestream Switch 4 Pro for Windows
Switch 4 Pro for Windows

Multiformat video player with inspection and correction - Windows

Version 4.5.4


Customer Issues
  • Fixed a bug that would incorrectly report the presence of the ‘Sexually Suggestive Dialog’ flag in V-Chip data when a file was flagged with ‘Violence’ and ‘Sexual Situations’.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented opening and viewing of MP4 files created using Hybrik.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented full playback of MP4 files created using the Elemental encoder.
  • Modified the logic used to select external preview audio devices to prevent a situation where audio output could be disabled unintentionally.
  • Added support for adjusting synchronization of SRT subtitle files to resolve cases where some SRT secondary subtitle files would fail to display with the video.

Version 4.5.3


  • Added new tab to preferences dialog which allows the user to configure the Dynamic Range Compression for AC-3 and E-AC-3 decoding.
  • Add a new preferences option to control the default export/save location for media or flags files.


Customer Requested Improvements
  • Improved the default export folder behavior so that the ‘last used’ folder is updated for both media export and the saving of a flags file.


Customer Issues
  • Fixed a bug that prevented certain Panasonic MOV proxy files from opening and being played back.
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent an export from initiating when trimming some ProRes source files and transcoding to H.264.
  • Fixed a bug that would result in lost frames when exporting from some XDCAM sources to ProRes outputs.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some XDCAM sources to decode with fields out of order resulting in out of order frames in exports, dropped frames during playback, and A/V sync problems during playback.

Version 4.5.1


Customer Issues
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when opening a file if the computer language was set to German or Chinese.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the decoding of MPEG-4 Part 2 MP4 files from aQ Broadcast Recorder.
  • Fixed a bug that caused horizontal banding of ProRes HQ during playback.
  • Fixed a bug that caused exported files from some MP4 H.264 sources to be unplayable if the tail was trimmed.
  • When attempting to activate a license on a private network that does not have access to the Internet, the manual activation window will now appear. Previously, an error was encountered.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when trying to open a malformed file with audio samples that had a zero duration.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when trying to play some MPEG videos in reverse.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented decoding of 8-Bit Packed YUV 4:2:2 U:Y:V:Y.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the decoding of ‘SN40’ video on Mac.

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