Softron OnTheAir Video 3 (Download)

BH #SO3A001 • MFR #ST-3.A001
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Softron OnTheAir Video 3 (Download)
Key Features
  • Mac-Based, Automated Playout Software
  • Sophisticated Auto / Manual Scheduler
  • Static Logo Overlay
  • Clip Store for Live / Local Broadcasts
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Softron's OnTheAir Video 3 (Electronic Download) 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. Where in previous versions of OnTheAir Video, HD support, a scheduler, and a static logo overlay feature were optional, they are now built-in.
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Softron OnTheAir Video 3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Flexible Codec/Resolution Support
  • 3Automatic / Manual / Smart Resize
  • 424/7 Unattended Playout Schedule
  • 5Actions for Secondary Events
  • 6Play Out Up to 4 Channels
  • 7Video & Audio Features
  • 8Playlist & Schedule Features
  • 9Media Management
  • 10Other Features
  • 11Supported Video Codecs
  • 12Supported Video Wrappers
  • 13Supported Still Image Formats

Softron's OnTheAir Video 3 (Electronic Download) 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. Where in previous versions of OnTheAir Video, HD support, a scheduler, and a static logo overlay feature were optional, they are now built-in.

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

Softron OnTheAir Video 3 Specs

General
Delivery MethodDownload
License TypeStandard
Number of Users Supported1
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsmacOS 10.8.5 or Later
Memory Requirement4 GB (12 GB Recommended)
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