Updated November 09, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Production Switchers

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This wiki has been edited 13 times since it was first published in October of 2018. Whether you're running a professional television show or you're live streaming to your favorite media site with a simple multi-cam setup, one of the production switchers on our list will make fast and easy work of all your live editing, mixing, and effects. We've included models that serve as relatively basic relays, as well as those that are completely integrated within complex control panels. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best production switcher on Amazon.

10. Roland V-1HD

9. Sony MCX-500 4-Input Global

8. Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast

7. SlingStudio Hub HD

6. Convergent Design Apollo Multi-Stream

5. Roland VR-4HD All-in-one HD AV Mixer

4. Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Studio 4K

3. Roland V-60HD Video

2. Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio HD Live

1. Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Pro HD

Editor's Notes

November 08, 2018:

Having attended a couple of Blackmagic's design conferences over the years, I wasn't too surprised that they had so many capable offerings in this category that are suitable for everyone from novices to pros. The simplicity and effectiveness of some Roland models was a surprise, however, particularly their V-60HD, which is packed with great features.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on November 09, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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