Video Switchers and Encoders

The Dudes Recommend: Video Switchers and Encoders

Video production switchers make it possible to combine a variety of video (and audio) sources together, to create a multiple viewpoint experience for the viewer. Whether it be for use in a live broadcast or for a simple A/V presentation, Stream Dudes can help you find the right video switcher to meet your production needs and budget. Our team’s personal production and streaming experiences can be trusted upon to help find a solution that is right for you. To help you get started, we have put together this selection of “Dude Approved” equipment that each serve a different purpose and market. Should you need further assistance, you always can Contact Us for a personalized recommendation and/or a product demonstration.

The Dude Rack

Big features at an affordable price meet the The Dude Rack and welcome to the next phase of All-in-one video production.  Take all, features and convenience previously found in rackmount systems costing in excess of $10,000, add a lot more power, drop the price, and that is what gives the Dude Rack its edge. With up to 8 live camera inputs (either as SDI or HDMI), Chroma key w/virtual sets, 4 overlay channels, instant replay, HD video encoding, 4 hot swappable SSD bays, and ISO recording- there is nothing left behind, except for the competition. To add even more functionality, The Dude Rack has the processing power to bring the power of NDI to your workflow for truly enhanced capabilities. Since The Dude Rack is our exclusive product, built to our own specifications, you can rest assured that every broadcast will be professional quality.

JVC ProHD Studio

Creating a professional-grade broadcast shouldn’t be difficult. Offering an amazing balance of performance, ease of use, and CCU functionality, the JVC ProHD Studio strikes the perfect balance. Available with instant replay (ProHD Studio 4000S) and the ability to easily control IP enabled JVC cameras, the ProHD Studio is a great solution for HOWs or Sports teams looking for an easy way to produce a great show.  Contact Us to learn more about specific workflows and special pricing.

Yuan SC6D0N4

It encodes, it decodes, it switches and can even do overlays. More than just an encoder, the Yuan SC6D0N4 (or as we like to it “alluring”) is a great solution for most of your streaming needs. With 4-SDI inputs (plus the ability to decode a stream as an input), the ability to record a total of 5 streams, and support for RTMP, RTSP, HLS or TS streaming, the Yuan SC6D0N4 is a must have tool for any video professional.

Switchblade Flyk

Every professional webcaster knows the importance of being prepared for a broadcast. Powered by vMix, the Switchblade Flyk gives you the ability to encode live video, record live, and send or receive HD streams via NDI. Redefining the meaning of “portable production,” the Switchblade Flyk is small enough to fit within a small sling pack, but powerful enough to save your broadcasts.

Roland VR-4HD

For years, Roland has been a name associated with quality audio solution and with the VR-4HD- it shows. Featuring 4 balanced XLR inputs and manual faders, built right into the unit, the VR-4HD easily fits into any production or A/V environment. From first use, it is clear that this portable, HDMI video switcher is designed to make mixing audio and video easy for anyone. The USB 3.0 output makes it possible to connect the VR-4HD to any PC for use with streaming software (like vMix) or for easy recording.