Vertical video (9:16) is exploding on nearly every social media platform, including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram (IGTV) and Snapchat. Producing live vertical content on these platforms is especially attractive to producers since followers can be notified in real-time when events go live. Smart phones have been used for creating vertical content, but there are limitations due to just having a single camera angle. To create more engaging vertical content multiple camera angles with live switching will take your productions to the next level.
This guide will walk you through vertical multi-camera productions using two Datavideo solutions:
The KMU-200 video switcher uses a single 4K camera for multiple angles by selecting 9:16 regions of interest, and the SE-500HD multi-camera switcher can be set up to operate in vertical mode. Both workflows have their advantages depending on the event.