Chapter 9: Video Switchers



After reading this chapter, you should know . . .

  • The basic configuration and design concepts of switchers.
  • The types of buses found on switchers.
  • The functions of various buses found on switchers.
  • The basic operating concepts of a typical switcher, including performing cuts, dissolves, wipes, and other effects.
  • Advanced functions of switchers, including digital effects and the control of external equipment.
  • Commands given by the director to the technical director operating the switcher.


Interactive Blueprint

On Set Exercises

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Student Quiz

Key Terms List