AeroCaster SwitcheriOS App

iOS

Wireless Video and Media Expansion for Your Roland Switcher

AeroCaster Switcher is a free iPad app that expands the production power of supported Roland A/V hardware with cable-free video connectivity over a wireless network. Connect your iPad to an HDMI input and switch wireless camera feeds from iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, as well as screen shares from computers and mobile devices. Use images from up to four wireless devices simultaneously, plus the camera on the host iPad. Roland’s advanced video technology is also included in the app, allowing you to add graphics, titles, video clips, photos, effects, and more to your feed.

View the list of Roland compatible products for AeroCaster Switcher devices.


AeroCaster Switcher

  • Use your iPad to expand your Roland hardware with up
    to five simultaneous video sources
  • Supports wireless camera connections from up to four supported iOS and Android smartphones and tablets
  • Wirelessly share screens from computers and mobile
    devices via the Google Chrome web browser
  • Use the camera on the host iPad as a fifth video source
  • Supports video resolution up to 1080p at 30 FPS over Wi-Fi
  • Save and recall 30 scenes with titles, graphics, or picture-in-picture windows
  • Switch between cameras and scenes with a variety of
    transition effects
  • Media pool for integrating videos, photos, and graphics from your iPad library


Enhance Your Productions

Enhance Your Productions with the Cameras Everyone Carries

AeroCaster Switcher lets you take advantage of the high-quality cameras in today’s smartphones and tablets and make anyone in the production crew a camera operator. Cut to unique handheld angles or use widely available mobile device mounts to grab up-close captures of hands-on presentations. The possibilities are endless!

Quick and Easy Set Up

Quick and Easy Set Up

Simply download the AeroCaster Camera app* on each smartphone or tablet you want to use, connect them to the AeroCaster Switcher app over the local Wi-Fi network, and place the camera for the perfect shot. You have complete control of the available camera functions on each device from the iPad, including focus, zoom, exposure, stabilization, white balance, and more.
*AeroCaster Camera app for Android mobile devices will be available in early 2022.

Screen Sharing Made Simple

Screen Sharing Made Simple

AeroCaster Switcher also provides a simple BYOD solution for wireless HD screen sharing. Presenters and panelists can connect via the Google Chrome browser on their computers and mobile devices. Screen sharing is fast and easy with an internet connection and Wi-Fi, with no cables, video adaptors, or dongles required.

Scenes and Visual Effects

*Media (DSK) with transparency layer. Chroma key support coming in 2022.


Scenes and Visual Effects

Aerocaster Switcher includes powerful production tools to manage your wireless sources independently from your Roland switcher. Via an intuitive interface, you can create up to 30 scene presets with text overlays, graphics (including transparent PNG files), picture-in-picture windows, or split-screen views. During an event, it’s easy to select scenes, camera sources, or media content. A selection of cuts, cross-dissolves, and wipes are also on hand for smooth transitions.

Add Local Content

Add Local Content

AeroCaster Switcher also gives you the ability to bring video clips, photos, and graphics into your productions. It’s simple to add media from your iPad library—tap the plus icon in the AeroCaster media pool, select the desired media, and tap again to show it live.

What You Need to Get Started

What You Need to Get Started

  • A supported Roland video switcher or A/V streaming mixer
  • A supported Apple iPad with the free AeroCaster Switcher app installed
  • The official Apple HDMI adaptor for your iPad model
  • A supported smartphone or tablet with the free AeroCaster Camera app installed
  • For computer screen sharing, a computer with the Google Chrome web browser installed
  • A fast and stable Wi-Fi network connected to internet*

*AeroCaster Switcher automatically adjusts the image quality based on the Wi-Fi connection speed.

View the list of currently supported AeroCaster Switcher devices.

Future Updates

AeroCaster Switcher is a growing platform with a future roadmap that includes audio mixing, Android support for the Aerocaster Camera app, and more.

Applications

Live Commerce

Live Commerce

Use smartphone cameras to capture up-close product shots from multiple angles, with no cables to disturb your setup.

Conferences, Meetings, and Panel Discussions

Conferences, Meetings, and Panel Discussions

Using the Google Chrome web browser on a computer, smartphone, or tablet, panelists and presenters can instantly share onscreen content, with no software installation or cables needed.

Download the AeroCaster Apps

AeroCaster Switcher

AeroCaster Switcher

AeroCaster Camera

AeroCaster Camera

AeroCaster Camera for Android mobile devices will be available on Google Play in early 2022.



Compatible Roland Products
You can activate AeroCaster Switcher with one of the following Roland products:

Video
Video Input
Satellite camera
Browser source
Built-in camera (iPad).
* 5 inputs in total
* Satellite cameras can be used with AeroCaster Camera or Web browser.
* Need to install the "AeroCaster Camera" App on your iPhone.
* "Browser source" use PC via Google Chrome web browser.
* Codec:H.264 Bitrate:Up to 20Mbps
Video Processing
RGB 4:4:4, 8-bit
1080/60p
* Depends on iPad internal processing
* Video input will be converted automatically.
Input Formats
Up to 1080/30p
* Automatically adjusts resolution and frame rate according to network bandwidth.
Output Formats
Up to 1080/60p
* Reccommend Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter or Apple Lightning-Digital AV Adapter.
Still image and video playback
Up to 100.
* Use still images and videos saved in the iPad.
* File format conforms to iOS Photo Library.
* PNG alpha channel supported
Scene
Up to 30.
* Text, Media (Overlay), PinP, SPLIT, QUAD are either can be registered.
Audio
Incompatible
Other Functions
Satellite camera control
(Zoom, Exposure, White Balance, Focus, LED Light, Stabilization)
* Depends on the iPhone or iPad used
Operating conditions
Aero Caster Switcher (for iPad)
Operating System:
iOS 14 or later
CPU:
Apple A12 processor or better
Aero Caster Camera (for iPhone, iPad)
Operating System:
iOS 13 or later
CPU Apple A10 processor or better (iPhone 7 or higher recommended)
* In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.

Downloads

Support

If you have questions about operating your Roland Pro A/V product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.
You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.
In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner's Manuals

Support Documents