Dude Approved: Recommended 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 by Stream Dudes
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 exceeding $20,000; add more power; and drop the price; that is what gives The Dude Rack its edge. Starting with four (4) live camera inputs and growing up to 20 on the Nagelbett production switcher (either SDI, HDMI or both-see the Bigski); chromakey with virtual sets; four (4) overlay channels; instant replay; 4K video encoding; 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, factory-built product, built here in the U.S.A., you can rest-assured that performance and peace-of-mind are standard with all Stream Dudes' products.
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 SDI Encoder
It encodes, it decodes, it switches and can even do overlays. More than just an encoder, the Yuan SC6D0N4 (or as we like to call it "alluring") is a great solution for most of your streaming needs. With four (4) SDI inputs (plus the ability to decode a stream as an input), the ability to record a total of five (5) streams, and support for RTMP, RTSP, HLS or TS streaming, the Yuan SC6D0N4 is a must have tool for any video professional.
For years, Roland has been a name associated with quality audio solution and with the VR-4HD, it shows. Featuring four 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.