Softron OnTheAir Video Express 3 (Electronic Download)

Softron OnTheAir Video Express 3 (Electronic Download)

Softron OnTheAir Video Express 3 (Electronic Download)

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Softron OnTheAir Video Express 3 (Electronic Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Mac-Based Playout Software
  • Supports Mixed Codecs and Resolutions
  • Plays Still Images in Several Formats
  • Audio Support Up to 5.1 Channels
  • Automatic Frame Resize
  • Playlist Editing During Playout
  • Supports Streaming via Optional Software
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  • 1Description

Softron's OnTheAir Video Express 3 (Electronic Download) is a Mac-based, 64-bit playout software with flexible playlist support.

In OnTheAir Video Express 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 an Automatic Resize tool that will efficiently scale frame sizes to Fill, Pan-and-Scan, or Letterbox.

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.

Flexible Codec/Resolution Support
OnTheAir Video Express 3 features Softron's Smart Playout Engine that allows mixing multiple codecs and resolutions in the same playlist without installing any additional software.
Automatic Resize
Automatic Resize will scale different resolution clips to Fill, Pan-and-Scan, or Letterbox.
Play Videos & Still Images
You can play out movie files and still images in the same playlist. Set a play duration for your still images and they will play out for that duration just as if they were standard video files.
Video & Audio Features
- 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
- Still image output
- Automatic Resize (automatically resizes clips to fit the video output)
- IP streaming using an optional video card and optional Softron MovieStreamer HLS software
- Audio/video buffering
- Same audio destinations as video output
- Linear PCM, MP3, and AAC audio formats
- Plays audio only files
- Multiple audio channels output
Playlist & Schedule Features
- Cue Mode
- Playlist editing during playout
- Show/Hide thumbnails
- Opens all vpls playlists (but cannot save in .vpls -- only in .xpls)
Media Management
- Finder label
- Clip relative path (Clips Folder root)
- Clip trimming
- Clip splitting
- Reference movie
- MXF files support
- Still image support
- Clip end behaviors (Normal, whether in chain mode or not)
Other Features
- GPI input/output (requires GPI Commander Box with no extra software as support is built in)
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
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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, 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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