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1 Beyond Announces U-Switch Appliance & Player, Which Lets Viewers Select Camera Angle While Watching Multi-Cam Online Video

A new technology for watching and producing multi-camera events online; no production switching or post editing; users choose camera angle as they watch

MA(09 Apr 2015)

1 Beyond, Inc. (www.1Beyond.com), a leader in streaming video systems, introduces a new technology to produce and view multi-camera events.  With the introduction of the 1 Beyond U-Switch Appliance and browser-based U-Switch Player it is now possible to stream and record a multi-camera event with no on-site production crew and no editing team.  Users choose camera angles as they watch, live or on-demand. Each viewer gets their own experience, much as if they were at the event.  The result: an enhanced viewer experience and lower production costs.

The U-Switch Appliance has 4 HD-SDI inputs, 2 XLR audio inputs and a network port.  Recording and streaming can be scheduled to start/stop automatically further reducing personnel requirements.  Recorded files are automatically transferred to a video server.  Embed code makes it easy to put the player on your website.

The U-Switch Player works in desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile browsers and has a simple interface.  Four video feeds are available to choose from.  Switching is instantaneous with no glitch or delay. 

Ideal for any event where multiple camera angles enhance the viewer’s experience and availability of personnel or equipment costs had heretofore limited the number of cameras used.  The U-Switch appliance costs less than a traditional switcher.

The 1 Beyond U-Switch Appliance and Player, along with the 1 Beyond StreamCam AutoTracker Camera that automatically zooms in and follows the professor, are already in use at a major university for daily recording of classroom lectures.  One professor whose lectures are being recorded said: “this is the future of lecture capture”. 

The U-Switch Appliance and Player are available now.

About 1 Beyond, Inc.

1 Beyond designs and manufactures purpose-built professional video systems for all aspects of the workflow (HD to 4K) from production through post, recording, data wrangling, streaming, media asset management, and LTO archiving, plus SAN storage. Customers include universities, major motion pictures, TV networks and independent production and post-production facilities, sports teams, churches, and music venues. With 17 years of industry firsts and broadcast awards, our reputation is for innovation, ruggedness, high reliability at affordable prices.