PTZCam Switch N8 – 8-channel NDI|HX2 Switcher and PTZ Controller


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The Switch N8 is an NDI HX2 Switcher with integrated PTZ controls and Touchscreen. Switch, Stream, and Record.

PTZ Camera Controller and Switcher In One Powerful Device

The Switch N8 by PTZCam gives a single operator full control over a production, from camera positioning to color correction, audio, graphics, and streaming.

With a few cameras and a network connection you can bring in multiple angles for your church services, board meetings, sports events, giving your broadcasts a professional look. With the native NDI|HX2 support, the Switch N8 supports hundreds of input devices, including cameras, encoders, computers, and even smart phones.

Learn more about the Switch N8 in our helpful video tutorial.

Switch N8 Features

10.1″ Touch Screen

  • Live monitoring of all video signals without the need for an external display
  • Touch control for input switching, overlay placement, and editing parameters

Connect to all your gear

The Switch N8 offers all the connections you need for networking, video capture, audio, tally lights, and recording storage.

Up to eight (8) NDI inputs

Besides being a high-quality PTZ camera controller, the Switch N8 supports up to (8) NDI|HX2 inputs from your PTZ cameras, as well as other devices.

There are hundreds of NDI|HX2 compatible products on the marketing, including cameras, converters, graphics generators, software applications, audio mixers, routers, and even other switchers.

HDMI Output

Mix audio levels from your connected cameras and other sources.

Full HD

1080p60 video is supported on all inputs, ensuring the highest level of detail and motion.

Graphic Overlays

Add custom logos and text for a professional looking broadcast.

Audio Mixer

Four (4) physical faders and eight (8) internal digital faders give you complete control of your audio mix.

Multi-Stream Output

Stream to two (2) locations independently with separate encoding profiles.

Playback & Recording

Play video clips as part of your productions or record the whole event to disk (requires USB 3.0 flash drive)

Technical Specifications

Video formatFull HD
Video processing capabilityInput: Up to eight (8) channels 1080p60

Output: Up to 1080p60 (HDMI) + 1080p60 (IP) + 720p60 (IP)

Video input8 channels IP video capture + 1 channel HDMI + local video file
Video output1 channel IP video streaming + 1 channel HDMI + local recording
Live video encoding formatH.264, H.265
Live video bitrate512Kbps ~ 16384Kbps
Live video bitrate modeCBR
Network input protocolNDI|HX2, RTSP, RTMP
Network output protocolRTSP, RTMP
Audio inputStereo RCA left/right input

Stereo TRS 6.3mm (1/4″) – Compatible with active and passive signals

Video embedded audio input

Audio outputStereo RCA left/right output

Video embedded audio output

Audio mixer4 physical audio faders + 8 digital audio faders
Transition controlT-Bar, cut/auto buttons, touch screen
Subtitle overlaySupported
Logo overlaySupported
TallyDB9 output
USB Port2 x USB3.0

2 x USB2.0

Camera ControlSupports PTZ, focus, exposure, white balance, preset position control

Power supply

Input voltageDC 12V
Input Current3A
Rated power36W
POEOptional 802.3AT


Usage environmentIndoor
Operating temperature32°F~104°F (0°C~40°C)
Storage temperature14°F~122°F (-10℃~50℃)
Dimensions (height includes joystick)16.54″ (W) x 10.14″ (D) x 4.77″ (H) (420 mm (W) x 257.52mm (D) x 121.2mm (H))

Additional information

Weight4 lbs
Dimensions20 × 13 × 9 in