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Softron OnTheAir Video 3 Upgrade from OnTheAir Video 2 HD/Logo/NAB (Electronic Download)

B&H # SO3A106 Mfr # 3A106
Electronic Download

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This product must be downloaded from the Manufacturer's website. You should receive the license code to complete your order within 1-3 business days. Orders placed on Weekends or Holidays are processed the next business day.

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You Pay: $695.00
Product Highlights
  • Mac-Based, Automated Playout Software
  • Sophisticated Auto / Manual Scheduler
  • Static Logo Overlay
  • Clip Store for Live / Local Broadcasts
  • Supports Streaming via Optional Software
  • Supports Mixed Codecs and Resolutions
  • Plays Still Images in Several Formats
  • Audio Support Up to 5.1 Channels
  • Automatic / Manual / Smart Resize
  • Playlist Editing During Playout

Softron's OnTheAir Video 3 Upgrade from OnTheAir Video 2 HD/Logo/NAB (Electronic Download) is a discounted upgrade from an OnTheAir Video 2 system that has either HD support or the logo overlay option or both installed and was purchased before NAB2013. The upgrade is to the full version of OnTheAir Video 3, which features HD support, static logo overlay, and a scheduler, built in.

OnTheAir Video 3 is a Mac-based, automated playout software with a sophisticated scheduler and flexible playlist support. It is also a clip store for live operations and local broadcasts, and it's capable of direct-to-web streaming without an additional video card when paired with Softron's MovieRecorder 3, sold separately. MovieRecorder 3 receives frames from OnTheAir Video 3 and encodes them in whatever format needed, including HTTP Live Streaming. You can also stream using an additional card and Softron's MovieStreamer HLS software, both sold separately.

Playlists can be scheduled to play automatically at assigned times throughout the day, non-stop for days, and they can also be looped for months, until a new start date/time hits. They can also be edited during playout. The standard playout file type is QuickTime (.mov), but you can also select Transport Stream (.ts), MXF (.MXF), and others. Still images play in PNG and other formats, and audio support ranges up to 5.1 channels.

In OnTheAir Video 3, Softron uses its own playout engine called Smart Playout Engine. This player allows mixing multiple codecs and resolutions in the same playlist without installing any additional software, and it features three resize tools that will help efficiently scale frame sizes. Automatic Resize scales to Fill, Pan-and-Scan, or Letterbox; Manual Resize lets you define parameters; and Smart Resize produces an advanced resize of interlaced clips, limiting artifacts to a minimum or none.

Flexible Codec/Resolution Support
OnTheAir Video 3 features Softron's Smart Playout Engine that allows mixing multiple codecs and resolutions in the same playlist without installing any additional software.
Automatic / Manual / Smart Resize
Automatic Resize will scale different resolution clips to Fill, Pan-and-Scan, or Letterbox; Manual Resize will let you define parameters; and Smart Resize produces an advanced resize of interlaced clips, limiting artifacts to a minimum or none.
24/7 Unattended Playout Schedule
Playlists can be scheduled to play automatically at assigned times throughout the day, non-stop for days, and they can also be looped for months, until a new start date/time hits.
Actions for Secondary Events
A flexible "Actions" system enables OnTheAir Video 3 to control multiple external devices, such as routers (through RS-232 or Ethernet), character generators, and logo inserters (using GPI triggers). Actions can be triggered at any moment of a clip within a playlist.
Play Out Up to 4 Channels
OnTheAir Video 3 requires one license per output channel and supports up to four HD channels on one Mac, as the built-in Smart Playout Engine can take advantage of multiple cores. (Please download the matching OnTheAir Video 3 version -- Single, Dual, or Quad).
Video & Audio Features
- HD support, a scheduler, and a static logo overlay feature are built in
- Seamless playback
- YUV and ARGB video output modes, depending on the video card
- External and internal keying, if the video card supports keying in the desired resolution
- Scrubbing (move playout at time position)
- 4K capable in "standard mode" (i.e. without logo, Smart Resize, or streaming)
- Still image output
- Still logo overlay (png image)
- Smart Resize (handles interlaced formats without artifacts)
- Automatic Resize (automatically resizes clips to fit the video output)
- Manual Resize (user defined per clip)
- Supports direct-to-web IP streaming without any additional card via MovieRecorder 3, sold separately
- Supports IP streaming using an additional card via MovieStreamer HLS, sold separately
- Audio/video buffering
- One output per Mac if with Smart Resize and the optional Dynamic Graphics Overlay
- Same audio destinations as video output
- Linear PCM, MP3, and AAC audio formats
- Plays audio only files
- Multiple audio channels output
- Audio auto-mapping (using QuickTime track languages)
Playlist & Schedule Features
- As-run-logs
- Cue Mode
- Playlist editing during playout
- Show/Hide thumbnails
- ASCII playlist import
- Opens all vpls playlists (but cannot save in .vpls -- only in .xpls)
- Scheduled playout
- Event fixed start time
- Schedule imports (opens all vpls playlists)
- Live events video router control for switching to studio
Media Management
- Finder label
- Clip relative path (Clips Folder root)
- Clip trimming
- Clip splitting
- Reference movie
- MXF files support
- Still image support
- Resize clip manually
- Position clip in frame (when resized)
- Clip end behaviors (Normal, Stop at End, Hold Last Frame, Play Next Clip, Loop)
- Create offline clip (to program a clip that is not yet present on disk)
Other Features
- Control matrix video routers (requires OnTheAir Switch application and its supported routers)
- GPI input/output (requires GPI Commander Box with no extra software as support is built in)
- MIDI controllable
- Secondary events (Actions)
- AppleScriptable
Supported Video Codecs
Apple ProRes 422 Family, Apple ProRes 4444, AVC-Intra (50 & 100), AVCHD, Avid DNxHD, DV-PAL, DV/DVCPRO-NTSC, DVCPro-PAL, DVCPro HD, DVCPro 50, H.264, HDV, MPEG IMX (30/40/50), MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Video, Photo-JPEG, Uncompressed, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422
Supported Video Wrappers
AVI, DV, M2T, M2V, M4V, MP2, MP4, MPEG, MPG, MXF, QuickTime, Transport Stream
Supported Still Image Formats
BMP, PSD, GIF (supported only as the first image), JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, Targa, TIFF
System Requirements Mac OS 10.8.5 or later

RAM:
4 GB for single stream
6 GB for two streams
12 GB for four streams

MacPro type:
2009 for single stream
2010 6 Core for two streams
2010 12 Core for four streams

iMac type:
2011 with Thunderbolt for single stream
2012, 27" (68.5 cm) with two Thunderbolt ports or with PCI expansion chassis for two streams

MacBook Pro type:
2011 with Thunderbolt for single stream
2012, 15" (38 cm) with two Thunderbolt ports or with PCI expansion chassis for up to four streams

MacBook Air type:
1.7 GHz, dual-core, Intel Core i5 for single stream

Mac mini type:
2.3 GHz, dual-core, Intel Core i5 for single stream
2 GHz, quad-core, Intel Core i7 with PCI expansion chassis for up to four streams
HD / 4K Support HD up to four streams with the appropriate hardware and depending on the codec used
4K for single stream with the appropriate hardware and depending on the codec used
Dynamic Graphics Overlay Support Yes, for one stream, with the appropriate hardware and depending on the codec used
Compatible Storage Any storage that can sustain the required constant write speed (depending on the number of streams, the codec, and format). For network storage, enable Macro blocks and disable cache flushing.
Number of Licenses Required One complete license (with options) is required per stream
Please download the appropriate version -- Single, Dual, Quad
Supported Files / Codecs Supported Video Codecs:
Apple ProRes 422 Family, Apple ProRes 4444, AVC-Intra (50 & 100), AVCHD, Avid DNxHD, DV-PAL, DV/DVCPRO-NTSC, DVCPro-PAL, DVCPro HD, DVCPro 50, H.264, HDV, MPEG IMX (30/40/50), MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Video, Photo-JPEG, Uncompressed, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422

Supported Video Wrappers:
AVI, DV, M2T, M2V, M4V, MP2, MP4, MPEG, MPG, MXF, QuickTime, Transport Stream

Supported Still Image Formats:
BMP, PSD, GIF (supported only as the first image), JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, Targa, TIFF

Supported Audio Formats:
Linear PCM, MP3, AAC
Supported Output Devices For multiple outputs on one Mac, the optional Dynamic Graphics Overlay feature, if installed, and the Smart Resize feature, must be disabled within the Smart Playout Engine.

AJA (drivers 10.4.5 or later are required)

Io Express, by ExpressCard, single stream

Io XT, by Thunderbolt, up to four streams
(one Io XT can output two individual streams; can be daisy chained)

Kona 3G, by PCI, up to four streams
(one Kona 3G, with Firmware in "Standard mode," can output two individual streams; and with firmware in "4K mode," can output four individual streams)

Kona LHe Plus, by PCI, up to four streams
(one Kona LHe Plus card required per output)

Kona LHi, by PCI, up to four streams
(one Kona LHi card required per output)

T-Tap, by Thunderbolt, up to four streams
(depends on the number of available Thunderbolt ports; one T-Tap can output one stream; cannot be daisy chained)

Blackmagic Design (drivers 9.7.7 or later are required)

DeckLink 4K Extreme, by PCI, up to four streams
(one card required per output)

DeckLink Duo, by PCI, up to two streams
(one card has two independent outputs)

DeckLink HD Extreme 3D, by PCI, up to four streams
(one card required per output)

DeckLink Mini Monitor, by PCI, up to four streams
(one card required per output)

DeckLink Optical Fibre, by PCI, up to four streams
(one card required per output)

DeckLink Quad, by PCI, up to four streams
(one card has four independent outputs; two cards are required for eight outputs)

DeckLink SDI, by PCI, up to four streams
(one card required per output)

DeckLink Studio, by PCI, up to four streams
(one card required per output)

Intensity Extreme, by Thunderbolt, up to four streams
(one device required per output; requires one Thunderbolt port per device; cannot be daisy chained)

Intensity Pro, by PCI, up to four streams
(one card required per output)

Intensity Shuttle, by Thunderbolt, up to four streams
(one device required per output; requires one Thunderbolt port per device; cannot be daisy chained)

Multibridge Eclipse, by PCI breakout box, up to four streams
(one card required per output)

Multibridge Pro, by PCI breakout box, up to four streams
(one card required per output)

Teranex 2D Processor, by Thunderbolt, up to four streams
(one device required per output; requires one Thunderbolt port per device; cannot be daisy chained)

Teranex 3D Processor, by Thunderbolt, up to four streams
(one device required per output; requires one Thunderbolt port per device; cannot be daisy chained)

UltraStudio 3D, by Thunderbolt, up to four streams
(one device required per output; requires one Thunderbolt port per device; cannot be daisy chained)

UltraStudio 4K, by Thunderbolt, up to four streams
(one device required per output; requires one Thunderbolt port per device; cannot be daisy chained)

UltraStudio Express, by Thunderbolt, up to four streams
(one device required per output; requires one Thunderbolt port per device; cannot be daisy chained)

UltraStudio Mini Monitor, by Thunderbolt, up to four streams
(one device required per output; requires one Thunderbolt port per device; cannot be daisy chained)

DELTACAST
(Please make sure to choose the right model depending on your I/O needs / May be "Low Profile")

DELTA-3G, by PCI, up to four streams

DELTA-HD, by PCI, up to four streams

DELTA-SDI, by PCI, up to four streams

DELTA-Key, by PCI, up to two streams

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