How to use SE-4000 Switcher

4K 8-Channel Digital Video Switcher
Sam Huang


The Secretary of the Taiwan Multimedia Creative Teaching (TMCT) Association and Director of the Taiwan Microlecture Association, Sam has been an audio and video professional for 20 years. Sam is a master in scriptwriting, videography, live video production, non-linear editing, and live video streaming. As the Secretary and Director of two associations, both educational NGOs, Sam has a strong passion for media education. He has many years of teaching experience in the College of Communication as a professional lecturer.

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

Experience: Many years of teaching experience in the college of communication as a professional lecturer.

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About the course

Complete and Compact 8 Input 4K Production Switcher

The switcher designed for the omnimedia generation.

The Datavideo SE-4000 is a comprehensive 4K video switcher tailored for the omnimedia generation. Equipped with broadcast-quality UHD 4K50/60 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 video input ports, the SE-4000 allows you to operate the device using the traditional physical control panel and a state-of-the-art 5-inch color LCD touch screen.

The SE-4000's one-button-one-function feature simplifies your video production flow. With auxiliary outputs, crosspoints, four chroma keyers, PIP, DSK, and stinger transition effects, you will be able to easily generate various professional effects for all scenarios and applications.


Designed for Easy Installation

The base unit of the SE-4000 can be easily mounted into a standard 19" rack. The power button on the front panel makes it easy to turn the switcher on and off.


5" Touchscreen Display

The SE-4000 is a Datavideo 4K switcher with 4K support on every input. Additionally, it features a 5" LCD touch panel that allows you to adjust all settings without the need for a laptop or app.

The OSD menu follows a one-button-one-function design.

To facilitate the one-button-one-function feature, we've included a 5-inch color HD touch screen. Well-designed icons help you identify settings easily.

All menu functions can be accessed here, allowing you to group multiple functions into one button for convenient execution with a single tap.

The touch panel screen, along with the physical control panel, forms the most convenient and efficient user interface.


True 12G 4K 50/60 Video Production Switcher
Supports UHD 4K60/50p signals on inputs and outputs. It also has a built-in input scaler for up-conversion on each available input.


Designed for Easy Installation and Integration
The SE-4000's main unit can be easily mounted into a standard 19" rack. The power button on the front panel makes it easy to turn on and off the switcher. Moreover, the SE-4000 features a DVIP remote control interface, allowing seamless integration with Datavideo's full range of devices.

A 12-Channel Application Built upon an 8 Video Switching Design
Experience a responsive and seamless interface when switching between 12G SDI and HDMI 2.0 on four shared channels. Upgrading from 8 to 12 channels enhances the versatility of your hardware connections, opening up more possibilities for live program production.


Multiple Interfaces for All Video Types
Fully equipped with various I/O ports that accept UHD 4K 50/60p videos from sources such as PCs with an HDMI 2.0 output port, multimedia players, and 12G-SDI ENG-style cameras. Upon connection, the 10-bit broadcast-quality video will be displayed instantaneously without any compromise on resolution, speed, or frame rate.

Picture-In-Picture Frames with Unique 3D Borders

Create two picture-in-picture frames that can be active simultaneously. Picture-in-picture frames are fully adjustable in size, position, and offer various border options, including unique 3D borders.


Still Image Thumbnails

Save up to 250 4K still images, including sequential program images, various scenario shots, full-size logos, school or faculty badges, etc.

Capture important moments during your program and save these images for post-editing. This image library is a valuable tool for future video production.


XPT - Multiple Assignments at Will

Crosspoint assignment (XPT) gives you the option to reroute each physical input and output to any of the available buttons. No more ducking under the table for quick rerouting!


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What you will learn

This is a tutorial course on the usage of Datavideo SE-4000. It provides a detailed introduction to the appearance of SE-4000, OSD menu options, and the methods of using its various functions. By the end of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of how to use the SE-4000 and enhance your 4K program production effectively.

Background knowledge, skills and tools needed for this course

To fully understand the course content, it is recommended that you have relevant knowledge in EFP and chroma key. Having a certain level of understanding of the directing process would be beneficial as well. However, if you are a complete beginner with no knowledge of directing, you can also refer to other courses provided by Datavideo Academy. It is advisable to acquire foundational knowledge first before taking this course.

Who is suitable for this course

This course is suitable for communication operators, school teachers or students with directing job requirements, system operators or distributors in the film and television industry, or anyone with a direct operational knowledge need for the SE-4000.

Standard to pass this course

  • Course completion 100%
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