Softron OnTheAir Video DV

Softron OnTheAir Video DV

Softron OnTheAir Video DV

B&H # SO3IB20DV MFR # 3IB20 (DV)
Softron OnTheAir Video DV

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Softron's OnTheAir Video DV can be used for automated playout using its own scheduler, or it can serve as a clip store for live news operations, local broadcast, or live shows. Schedules can be created weeks in advance.

Thanks to its powerful and reliable playback engine, OnTheAir Video supports within the same playlist many video formats such as Apple ProRes, MPEG-4, MPEG IMX, DVCam, DV, DVCProHD, DVCPro, DVCPro 50, DV50, Photo JPEG, M-JPEG, etc. OnTheAir Video can support full HD (optional) resolution playback using Apple ProRes, DVCProHD, or uncompressed video clips. All codecs can be mixed but the frame size must be identical. Soon, you'll be able to mix not only codecs, but also different frame size (SD, HD1440, HD1920) in a playlist. Downscaling and upscaling will be automatic.

With OnTheAir Video unequaled efficiency, you can playout 4 streams of HD simultaneously on one Mac. OnTheAir Video's playback engine (NAVI) has been developed since 2004 and used to be running on G4s (in SD of course) and is thus optimized to take advantages of multiple cores. It also doesn't use the Graphic card for the play out, and you do not need to have a monitor connected to your Mac to keep Open GL active as with other play out solutions.

Control OnTheAir Video from a video mixer. When pushing on a video mixer button, you can send a GPI trigger which will start or stop a clip in OnTheAir Video (this feature requires GPI Commander to convert GPI triggers to USB).

Thanks to its flexible system of "Actions", OnTheAir Video can take control of multiple external devices such as video routers (through RS232 or Ethernet), Character Generators, logo inserters (using GPI triggers). Actions can be triggered at any moment of a clip within a playlist.

OnTheAir Video is in use by many TV stations worldwide as their main automation software. Thanks to an easy to use scheduler, you can schedule playlists to be played automatically at given time of days. Prepare your playlists and schedules in advance and let OnTheAir Video do the rest. OnTheAir Video can play 24/7 for days and days without having to worry about it.

OnTheAir Video is also ideal for Live shows as you can trigger the play out of clips in a playlist using MIDI notes or when a given Timecode is met. This is the perfect solution when you have to start video clips together with music and when your show is all based on timecode.

OnTheAir Video DV is the FireWire version of OnTheAir Video. Instead of playing out through a PCI card, as OnTheAir Video does, OnTheAir Video DV uses the FireWire port of your Mac to output the video. you just need to connect a FireWire converter, camera or deck to the Firewire port, and you are ready to air. It means that OnTheAir Video DV can run on simple laptops and MacMini. It is consuming very low processor speed, so you can run other things at the same time.

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Playback Play most i-frame codecs
Output to all major Video card manufacturers (AJA, Blackmagic-Design, Matrox)
Output to PAL, NTSC, 1080i, 1080p, 720p (HD is optional)
Overlay logo on top of video - fixed png logo (Optional)
Support interleaved 3D output
Cue Mode (instead of playing immediately when you hit play, it holds the first frame of video. Ideal for Live and News production)
External and Internal Keying supported (with supported video hardware and codecs)
Play multiple stereo or mono audio tracks for multilingual operations with language mapping
External Controls Many keyboard shortcuts available
Secondary events with AppleScript (Actions) to control external devices (Video routers, mixers, Graphics…)
Learn a MIDI note to a clip to start it with a MIDI device
Start automatically clips in playlist with timecode input
GPI trigger to control Video Mixer (requires GPICommander)
Can be controlled by Video Mixer with GPI (through AppleScripts - requires GPICommander)
Control Video routers - AJA Kumo, Blackmagic Videohub, Leitch, Kramer, etc... (requires OnTheAir Switch)
Open to third party integration thanks to XML based playlists and text based schedules
Clip Trimming Set in/out points
Add Actions to a given timecode
Split clips
Export Clip to Movie
Scheduling Start playlists at fixed time of day
Chain playlists automatically
Easy Schedule creation with OnTheAir Tools
Minimum System Requirements (Mac) Mac OS X 10.7.4 or later
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