How To Use SHOWCAST 100 4K Streaming Studio

4K60p All-in-one Production Studio
Hazel Yen


Hi! I'm Hazel. I'm familiar with video production, including scriptwriting, videography, non-linear editing, and live video streaming. I used to work at a college, where I was responsible for several learning projects. Being passionate about the AV industry, I'm willing to share my knowledge with you.

Skills: Scriptwriting, videography, non-linear editing, and live video streaming.

Experience: Years of working experience in video production, as well as experience in marketing.

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About the course

The SHOWCAST 100 is a brand-new 4K 4-Channel All-in-one Production Studio that features seven major functions. It can switch video, overlay text and graphics, control cameras, live stream, record, and mix audio all from a single unit.


14 Inch Touch Screen & Virtual Buttons

The SHOWCAST 100 is equipped with a 14-inch touch screen that allows for multiple operations. Virtual buttons on the large touch screen panel make it easy to operate the switcher and set up presets for cameras.

Operating the SHOWCAST 100 is as easy as using a tablet, allowing you to produce professional video productions without encountering a steep learning curve on how to use and operate a switcher.


Useful and Simple Transition Effects

Cut, Mix, and Wipe are three useful and simple transition effects built into the switcher. Through an easy-to-use 14-inch touchscreen UI, transition settings will be immediately accessible after selecting a particular effect. For example, if you've chosen WIPE, you can easily adjust the transition speed by dragging a slider with your finger or tap to select a color for the border.

Useful and Simple Transition Effects 

PIP and Split

PIP is often required in video production. Most of the time, the PIP window size needs to be adjusted for the program view. The SHOWCAST 100 allows you to drag different sliders on the touchscreen UI with your finger to set the aspect ratio of the PIP window. The split window is usually used for live interviews, corporate presentations, and panel discussions.

 PIP         Split

Camera Control

The SHOWCAST 100's built-in camera control functions allow you to simultaneously control three PTZ cameras. You can directly save the lens position presets, pan and tilt positions in real-time, and zoom in and out of a shot. In addition, you can adjust the white balance, iris, and mirror mode of each camera.


Live Streaming Encoder

The built-in dual live streaming encoder allows you to record and stream simultaneously.

With the SHOWCAST 100's recording capability, you can easily back up the recorded video files for post-production edits without much effort.

                    Dual Stream


Audio Mixing

The 4-Channel Audio Mixer accepts embedded audio, two LINE input channels, one AUX channel, and one HDMI audio channel, giving you the ability to mix audio while processing the image.


Two Ways to Overlay Subtitles

The SHOWCAST 100 offers two ways to overlay subtitles. A luma-keyed subtitle is usually used for logos, animated texts, etc. Another way is to overlay the subtitles using the built-in network streaming encoder. On the web UI of the streaming encoder, enter the subtitle texts in the text field of the CG page, after which the subtitle will be shown on your streamed video as streaming starts and recorded on the SD card along with the video.



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What you will learn

How to use SHOWCAST 100 for video switching, camera control, streaming, audio mixing, recording, and subtitles overlay.

Background knowledge, skills and tools needed for this course

To have a better understanding of this course, you may need the basic knowledge of what is EFP (electronic field production) and how does it work.

Who is suitable for this course

Anyone who would like to learn about the Datavideo SHOWCAST 100.

Standard to pass this course

  • Course completion 100%
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