The Switchboard is One to the World's control center for creating live and on demand broadcasts.
Switchboard sources can include live video streams (via the Stream Publisher), pre-recorded video files, graphical files (transparent pngs, jpgs, etc), and service panel assets like interactive polls, test questions or live web pages. Also present is the Promotional Loop trigger, which can be used to display a preset list of graphical banners in the Client Viewer (typically leveraged for advertising and promotion), and the On Demand trigger, which places the Client in on demand mode and activates the chapter selection panel. An integrated uploader rounds out offerings in "the source tray" - and makes it easy to add new sources right off your desktop. Last but not least, a Stream Publisher-based intercom enables Administrators to communicate with remote presenters via webcam and microphone.
When it comes time to broadcast, the Switchboard is an extremely intuitive interface and you can get right to work mixing and composing in real-time, recording sources and preserving your actions for on demand. The Switchboard also contains a powerful Post Production editor, enabling Administrators and Producers to both adjust compositions that were recorded during a live broadcast...as well as produce on demand releases from scratch by simply uploading content and then composing offline. There is simply no other presentation resource like the One to the World Switchboard!
• • • › An Intuitive Interface You Can Learn In Minutes:
This view shows the live broadcast composition window in detail. Sources are dragged and dropped into the "On Deck" container in a stand-by state until an Administrator sends them to the audience. Pop up panels (a poll is shown in this example) can be positioned left, right or center to determine where they will appear in the Client Viewer. A ticker message is shown in an active state just above the composition windows. The Recording behavior is smart too - turn it on and off during breaks in a live setting to capture only that which is desired for on demand release.
• • • › Drag and Drop Assets Available in the Tray:
The One to the World Switchboard supports static graphical files as sources in a composition - including transparent PNG format! This is an especially useful feature for compositing logos or branding elements.
Once a live broadcast event is over - or an offline production complete - the Client Viewer can be placed in on demand mode by simply dragging this marker into a composition window.
Direct Contact with Remote Presenters.
Administrators can cross connect a live video feed of themselves into any active Stream Publisher using the Admin Intercom. The connection is activated by simply selecting a local video and audio source, then dragging and dropping the Intercom on to another active Stream Publisher. The connection can be ended with a single click of the mouse.
• • • › Integrated Post Production Tools:
• Composition Builder
Administrators can access One to the World's powerful post production resources by clicking on the "Post" button below the Switchboard composition windows. Activating post production transforms the display to a single screen view that includes navigation buttons to step through any recorded sequence of events.
Following a live broadcast, Administrators may wish to edit a composition and alter its playback compared to what transpired during the live event. Videos can be trimmed, removed, replaced, even re-sequenced. If post production is being used in a totally offline production mode, the post production interface provides an easy to understand method for building assets into a full blown interactive show. A range of composition editing tools are always available, including edit, delete, clear all compositions, append compositions and more. Chapters can also be added and edited in this view.
The Switchboard • Video Preview Panel featuring The Cut Bar
Once videos are placed in the composition window, they can be previewed and non-invasively edited using the Video Preview Panel.
This resource contains a visually intuitive, dragable interface called the Cutbar, which enables Administrators to trim time from any point in the video - in fact - from multiple points if desired. For even more precise edits, the Video Preview Panel includes frame accurate displays to show cutbar edit positions and accepts multiple numeric in and out point entries. All available video metadata is also just a click away in this display.