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Switch Pro 3.0

Designed for Broadcast and Media QC professionals Play, QC, correct and deliver your media in one application. Switch 3 adds more powerful inspection capabilities, expanded export options and improved playback.

Switch is the only tool professionals need to play, inspect, QC, and correct all their media. The media player supports high-quality playback of virtually any media file including MOV, MP4, MXF, GXF, MPEG Transport streams, HEVC files and even embedded captions and subtitles. The inspector shows all the media properties including metadata, encoding formats, bitrate, and aspect ratio, and more. You can make corrections such as trim, scale, crop, and add metadata, and export to a new file or to an asset-only iTunes store package.

Play it
Trust Switch for frame-accurate, smooth playback of all your media files, including captions and subtitles.

Check it
Inspect all the relevant information about video properties, audio properties, captions and subtitles. Includes loudness monitoring, compare media feature, SDI out for external preview and Timeline feature with GOP structure information.

Fix it
Use Switch to make corrections to media: trim, scale or crop; rearrange and re-label audio tracks and channels; add metadata; change format and codec and more.

Deliver it
Use the iTunes export preset to easily create an asset-only iTunes store package, complete with content and XML file or publish your media directly to Vimeo, YouTube, or Facebook.


  • Multi-format playback support: includes MXF, IMF, GXF, MPEG-2 Program Streams and Transport Streams, MOV, MP4, and more
  • Streamlined playback controls: JKL navigation, fast forward/rewind, slow motion, single-frame forward/back, as well as “Jump to” timecode, frame or time
  • Deep inspection: Check audio channels, speaker labels, aspect ratio, clean aperture, bitrate, frame rate, metadata, encoding formats and more
  • Sync check: load secondary audio or closed caption files to check sync
  • More playback support: HEVC, MPEG-2 (Windows), WMV, and AC3 audio
  • Embedded caption playback: CEA-608 & CEA-708 captions, as well SCC, DVB, TTML (iTT and SMPTE-TT captions) and WebVTT, SRT and STL subtitle files
  • Audio Meters: Display true-peaks and momentary loudness values
  • File correction: Make corrections and export to MPEG-4, QuickTime MOV, MXF (OP-1s, OP-Atom), and MPEG-2 Program Streams and Transport Streams
  • Publish directly to Vimeo, Facebook and YouTube
  • Rewrap of files: Switch Plus includes the ability to pass-through audio and video on export, or omit video to export audio only
  • Native Avid support: Play back DNxHD and DNxHR files natively
  • More high-resolution format support: Also adds playback support for JPEG2000 files
  • Loudness monitoring: Extends the Audio Meters (included in Plus) to include a loudness panel with options to calculate gated (BS1770-3) or ungated (BS1770-2)  loudness
  • Timeline: Adds the ability to view the GOP structure of a video segment, highlighting the I, P, and B frames, as well as the data rate information associated with the video
  • Compare Alternate Media: Load multiple versions of your video into Switch, and toggle between them to compare and check differences frame by frame. Great for checking multiple adaptive bitrate files in ABR workflows, or easy comparison of multiformat media.
  • Advanced metadata display: including DPP metadata
  • External preview to Blackmagic Designs or AJA devices: Supports HDMI/SDI hardware output via Blackmagic Designs or AJA devices to preview and quality check final files, and includes ability to view Vertical Ancillary (VANC) data on an external monitor
  • iTunes package export: Preset 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

System Requirements

Windows Minimum System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems
    • Windows 7 64-bit SP1
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 10
  • CPU
    • 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo or faster. Any Core i3, i5, or i7
  • RAM
    • 4 GB or more
  • Graphics
    • Any graphics adapter that supports
      Direct3D feature level 10.1 or better
    • 256 MB or more
  • Display
    • 1280 x 768 or larger
    • 50 Hz or faster

Mac Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating Systems
    • OS X 10.10 and higher
  • CPU
    • All Macs that support 10.10 and higher
    • 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo or faster. Any Core i3, i5, or i7
  • RAM
    • 4 GB or more
  • Display
    • 1280 x 768 or larger
    • 50 Hz or faster

*Note: Minimum specifications are the required hardware for playback of standard definition content.  Playback of demanding content such as 4K, HEVC, and high frame rate video may require more powerful hardware.



  • AAC
  • AC31
  • AIFF
  • ASF1
  • AVC (AVC Elementary Stream)
  • AVI (OpenDML)
  • DV
  • GXF
  • HEVC2,3 (HEVC Elementary Stream)
  • IMF4
  • LXF
  • M1V (MPEG-1 Video Elementary Stream)
  • M2V (MPEG-2 Video Elementary Stream)
  • MOV
  • MP3 (MPEG Layer 1, 2, 3 Audio
    Elementary Stream)
  • MP4 (ISO Base Media Format)
  • MPG (MPEG-1 System Stream)
  • MPS (MPEG-2 Program Stream)
  • MTS (MPEG-2 Transport Stream)
  • MXF (AS-115 with UK DPP metadata)
  • MXF (OP-1a; AS-02, AS-035, AS-115)
  • MXF (OP-1a Proxy)
  • MXF (OP-1b)
  • MXF (OP-Atom)
  • SCC6
  • WAV

Video Codecs (decode only)

  • Apple QuickTime Animation RLE7
  • Apple ProRes
  • DNxHD4
  • DNxHR4
  • DV 25
  • DVCPro 25
  • DVCPro 50
  • DVCPro 100
  • DVCPro HD
  • H.263
  • H.264
  • H.2651
  • JPEG
  • JPEG20004
  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-22
  • MPEG-4
  • Uncompressed YUV
  • WMV8

Audio Codecs (decode only)

  • AAC
  • AC31
  • G.711 aLaw
  • G.711 uLaw
  • G.726
  • Microsoft ADPCM
  • MPEG Audio Layer 1, 2, 3
  • PCM
  • WMA1


  • Extraction and playback: CEA-608, CEA-708
  • DVB files
  • SCC6 files
  • SRT files
  • STL files
  • TTML/iTT/SMPTE-TT files
  • WebVTT (HTML5) files 



  • MOV
  • MPEG-2 TS/PS
  • MPEG-4
  • MXF (OP-1a, OP-Atom)

Video Codecs

  • Apple ProRes9
  • MPEG-2 Video
  • x264

Audio Codecs

  • AAC
  • MPEG Layer 2
  • PCM 

1 Not supported in Switch Player.
2 Not supported in Switch Player for Windows.
3 HEVC support of 8-bit 4:2:0 profiles in Elementary Streams, MPEG-2 Transport Stream or MP4 files.
4 Not supported in Switch Player and Switch Plus.
5 Advanced inspection of application-specific metadata included in Switch Pro.
6 Currently supports export of .scc files as part of an iTunes asset-only package.
7 Currently supports 24-bit and 32-bit only.
8 WMV playback available in Switch Plus and Pro, and available in Switch Player for Mac with Flip4Mac installed.
9 Switch export is available for Plus and Pro.
10 ProRes export on Windows is ProRes HQ 4:2:2 for iTunes only. 


Creates an asset-only iTunes package file (an itmsp file) which includes media content, secondary subtitle (.iTT or .scc files) or audio files, chapter information and an XML file. 


Switch Pro can visually QC DPP files on the desktop, playing back the files as well as displaying DPP AS-11 MXF metadata.


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Switch 3 adds more powerful inspection capabilities, expanded export options and improved playback.

Compare Alternate Media 
Load multiple versions of a video into Switch, and toggle between them to compare and check differences frame by frame. This is great for checking multiple adaptive bit rate files in ABR workflows, or easy comparison of multiformat media.

External preview to Blackmagic Design devices 
Switch Pro now enables HDMI/SDI output to an external monitor or device via Blackmagic Design capture cards. We introduced this preview to external monitors in an earlier version of Switch. In Switch 3.0 we are expanding the number and types of devices users can use to send their output to, to Blackmagic devices as well as the currently available AJA devices.

More publishing destinations
Export video directly to Vimeo, YouTube, or Facebook from within Switch. Select export, choose a destination, and Switch will publish directly to your destination and save a local. Switch will create the files appropriate for the chosen distribution platform, taking the guess work out of encoding and submitting content.

More export containers
Support for export to MXF OP1a, and OP-Atom containers

Improved playback
Improved playback and improved indexing of files to enable quicker spot-checking

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