Capture Agents

SWITCHcast video management system supports different capture agents.

Currently, following cature agents are capable to upload recordings automatically:

  • Extron SMP 315 or SMP 352 
  • NCast Hydra
  • SWITCHcast Recorder Version 7.x

For configuration purpose please contact us at cast-support@switch.ch

Furhtermore there are lots of other capture agents, which can record single or dual videos. Unfortunately the  communication to our server is not implemented yet and a automatic upload is not possible. However you can use them and upload the recordings via our web interface.

  • Epiphan Pearl
  • Any other source e.g. digital camera, mobile phone

To record a video you only need a standard digital (video-) camera which is able to create a video file. Make sure that you also record a good audio signal, or attach an external microphone to the camera.

You can even use a mobile phone or a tablet, although it is recommended to consider some dedicated video devices for high quality recordings. 

Occassionally you can also receive video files from other sources, eg. as a collection of files from a prerecorded event or via email or cloud service from a distant collaborator. Such files can also be uploaded to the video servers of SWITCH.