8 Channel SDI & HDMI Live Video Production Switcher


Geek S08 | 8 Channel SDI/HDMI Live Video Production Switcher

Oton Geek S08 can switch up to 8 different video inputs (4xSDI+2xHDMI+2xIP Stream. The input format will be auto-detected by the switcher, and the output format is selectable by the user.

The multiview layout allows you to show preview, program, and input sources all on the same screen with adjustable PIP & POP functionality. Users can also add their brand logo and subtitle to PGM video for a more stunning live production. You can even record up to 1080p60 to USB drive in the built-in USB2.0/3.0 port. In addition to the program and multiview preview outputs, the switcher can also live stream to 4 destinations at the same time such as Facebook, Youtube, Ustream via Ethernet, without requiring additional hardware. Concert productions, events, parties, competitions, educational institutions, and live sports programming are some of the use cases where the Geek S08 could be utilized.


SDI, HDMI, USB Files, Decoding Video Inputs

4 SDI 2HDMI Inputs

Geek S08 allows you to connect 4 SDI and 2 HDMI devices for video source 1-6. All inputs resolution are auto detected, you can have different formats on different inputs so you don’t worry about connecting video devices.

USB Stills or Videos Inputs

When using the Geek S08, you’ll never have to leave your audience with a blank screen when the presentation stops, the meeting goes on break, or the camera power goes down. Simply call up still images or videos in your USB media pool!

Decoding Stream Inputs

Geek S08 also enables you to load decoding video stream from your computer or the videos from your IP camera for video source 7 and 8. All inputs resolution are auto detected, you can have different formats on different inputs.

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SDI & HDMI Program Outputs

Geek S08 SDI & HDMI live video production switcher includes professional 2 SDI and 1 HDMI program outputs, it lets you connect to professional decks including big screen televisions.


HDMI output for Multiview

When you’re creating a live program from multiple cameras, it’s important to be able to see all of the video sources at the same time. Geek S08 features with  an external HDMI port for multiview. The multiview output lets you see up to 8 channels of video on a single HDMI television! You can see all of your cameras, tally indicators, graphics, preview and final program output all on the same display at the same time. Customize labels, see audio meters, and more! Connect any standard TV to get perfect multi camera monitoring in any location!


Horizontal Mode

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Vertical Mode

Switching Your Program

Add Exicting Transition Effects to Your Video

Cut bus switching is easy and selecting any input will directly switch to that source. However if you want to operate Geek S08 like a true professional then you can use the program/preview on built-in multiview screen. Select and instantly use broadcast quality transitions like mixes, wipes, fade and more when switching between sources! You can adjust the duration of transitions, along with an incredibly wide range of options including border, border color and width, position, direction and more! These customizable transitions gives your program that high end broadcast look!

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Built in 2D DVE

Amazing PIP, POP  Effects

A powerful digital video effects “DVE” processor lets you position or resize live video. That means you can create professional picture in picture(PIP) or picture outside of picture (POP) effects with customizable borders. Picture in picture enables you to superimpose a commentator when covering events such as sports, training videos, interviews and even gaming competitions. picture outside of picture let’s you display 2 images side by side when covering events such as sports, training videos, interviews and even gaming competitions.

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Super Sources

Add multi box compositions quickly and easily with Geek S08! you will get a powerful switcher with 3 picture in picture or picture outside of picture DVEs  that you can assign to any Geek S08 video input! Imagine using the SuperSource for multi camera interviews or picture in picture production while leaving all your M/Es, keyers and DVE completely free for other tasks.

Logos and Subtitles

Add Logos and Subtitles in Seconds!

Store unlimited logos and get them on air in seconds! Simply upload your logos at the web management page and store them. It is not only an effective way to make your video recognizable and personalized, and protect video copyright, but also a great way to promote your brand to achieve the business purpose.

Geek S08 also allows to store up to 20 subtitles. Add subtitles to your videos, especially those you’re planning to post on social media, and you can significantly boost video engagement. Having your message in both audio and text can help ensure that your message can be heard (and read) by everyone, no matter what!


Work with Professional Audio Mixer

With 1 independent 3.5mm stereo audio and 1 pair R/L audio inputs, you can connect desktop and lapel microphones. You can even connect a music player to generate introduction music after the live stream commences but before the program starts. With 2 audio inputs, you can ensure a host and guest both have lapel microphones when doing interviews. All audio inputs to Geek S08 include buttons on the panel for adjusting audio level and enabling inputs into the audio mixer.

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Live Stream Via Ethernet on Geek S08

Geek S08 SDI HDMI Live stream switcher has a built in hardware streaming engine for live streaming via its built in Ethernet connection. That means you can live stream to YouTube, Facebook and Twitch in better quality, without dropped frames and with much simpler settings. Just enter the streaming URL and streaming key! Geek SE08 features with both H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC)  encoding/decoding. It allows for further reduced file size and therefore reduced required bandwidth of your live video streams.

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Multistream Your Video

Distribute Your Live Feeds to 4 Platforms Simultaneously

Geek S08 SDI HDMI video switcher allows streamers and broadcasters to distribute their content to 4 platforms max at the same time, improving end users’ experience can lower abandonment rates, increase ad impressions, improve conversion rates, and strengthen customer loyalty.


Record PGM Video to USB Drive

Geek S08 supports direct recording of your streaming data to USB drive! That means you get very long recordings in the same H.264 /H.265 video files with stereo audio that you streamed, so you can direct upload to any online video site, such as YouTube and Vimeo.


4G Wireless Dongle Connection

Geek S08 live video production switcher allows you to connect a 4G Wireless Dongle when you are doing live streaming outside for alternative network connection.


Tally Indication

In a multi-camera live video production, it is helpful to know what camera is currently active.This can be accomplished by putting a small light on the camera (also called a tally lamp) that will illuminate red when the camera is on-air. Some setups will use a green light when a camera is on preview, this way the people on set and the camera operators will know which camera is going to be the next live camera. Geek S08 features with a tally port making it easy to connect an LED to the correct pins that will illuminate when the matching video input is currently selected on the Switchers Program row.

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Emergency Mode

The EMB button is an easy way to start and end live broadcasts. EMB performs a mix to black which happens across the PGM video, the master program audio will also fade out to silence under EMB mode. Simply press the EMB button to perform emergency mode.  To restart the live video, simply press the button again.