The first instant replay software on the Mac
- For video production or as an adjudication system for referees
- While recording, immediately playback an action that just happened
- Select the camera for output via SDI and playback at variable speed
- Playlist editor to assemble the highlights of your recording
- Import media in your playlist to playout just about any media file
- Hardware controllers available (SKAARHOJ XC8, SuttlePRO, Stream Deck)
M|Replay is invaluable as a replay server for video production or as an adjudication system for referees.
While recording, use on-screen controls, keyboard shortcuts, or hardware controllers to immediately playback an action that just happened. Select the camera you want to output and adjust the playback speed.
M|Replay provides a playlist editor to assemble the highlights of your recording or any other imported footage for immediate playout.
M|Replay is a software solution that runs on your Mac and with standard video devices from AJA, Blackmagic-Design or our own M|Family and it is the most flexible and affordable solution on the market.
Enable the number of inputs and/or outputs you need and start working right away. The licenses are per channel, that you can use for input or output.
As you can use the video device of your choice, you can adapt to every situation depending on the need of each production. Get the number of licenses that you need and connect the device that suits you best to your Mac.
You can do instant replay with as little as one input and one output on a MacBook Pro or use high-density video devices for multiple inputs and outputs on a Mac Pro. Check out the recommended specifications.
Simply drag and drop the inputs and outputs to the viewer you want to assign it to, or select it from the drop-down menu. The user interface accomodates for many inputs and outputs that you can arrange the way you want. And that's it, you are ready to go.
Use the on-screen controls, keyboard shortcuts or a jog shuttle to instantly go backwards on all the viewers simultaneously. Locate the important moment you want to replay, select the angle you want to show and play it back at the appropriate speed. You can even change the input while it is playing.
All that is made to be quick and easy-to-use. Everything is available at the touch of a finger and there is almost no learning curve.
Create markers to instantly "jump" to an important moment and replay it using the angle you want. Markers can be created directly in the user interface, or remotely in any browser thanks to available REST API.
Create clips to build a playlist so you can chain different moments, from different angles and at the playback speed you want. This can be very useful for creating a "highlights" playlist for example. Prepare that playlist while the show goes on so it is ready to play at the end of the show.
You can even import video clips from the Finder to play in your playlist.
M|Replay can be used with just a keyboard and mouse. But to speed up the controls you can use a dedicated hardware controller.
For basic controls, you can use the Contour Design ShuttlePRO, it has a jog/shuttle and playback controls are available.
For more advanced controls the SKAARHOJ XC8 will be your perfect companion. It has a T-bar to control the playback speed, a jog shuttle and offers a lot of flexibility. when working with a replay system, you need to go quick and this is what the XC8 offers you.
In addition to these, you can use Elgato's Stream Deck to add custom markers. This is very useful to quickly mark important moments with pre-defined names for example.
Send your clips and playlists to Final Cut Pro X to fine tune edits during or after the show. When you send to Final Cut Pro X, it will create a multicam clip with all your inputs and each clips will be shown as a keyword. All your markers will also be added to all the clips. Your playlists will be imported as projects. That way you can retrieve all the work that was done during the live show by the operator.
Since Final Cut Pro X can now update events, if you modify your session, create new clips or playlists, and you send again your session, the event will be updated to include the new clips and modified playlists.
M|Replay is a software that runs on any Mac with video devices from AJA, Blackmagic-Design, or our M|80, M|62, M|44 devices. The choice is yours only, depending on the number of inputs and outputs you need. With the M|8R, you can have 8 independently configurable channels.
We wanted to offer you the best solution possible that can run on your Mac, and maybe with some video devices that you already own. So when you don't use the Mac as an instant replay server, you can use it to edit with your favorite editing solution, or why not record with MovieRecorder, playout with OnTheAir Video or do graphics with OnTheAir CG.
Version 2.1.3 - 17 March 2020
- Release Notes
- System requirements: macOS or driver requirements may change between versions, so make sure to check.
- Help Center: Includes a lot of useful information, sometimes not available in the user manual
- User Manual
- YouTube Channel
Once downloaded, unzip the file, and drag and drop the Application "M|Replay" in your Applications Folder.
Make sure also to download and install the drivers for your video device:
In DEMO mode, M|Replay will burn a blue demo frame in the recorded file every few seconds, and output a blue demo frame every few seconds. That's the only limitation and difference. After your test, you will keep on using the same application, just with the demo mode unlocked
How to unlock the DEMO version ?
Just download the latest version and replace your previsous version. It is always recommended to run extensive tests with your specific workflow and setup before putting a new version in production. You can use a free demo version for that on a separate computer. Previous legacy versions are available from the general downloads page.
You do not need to deactivate and reactivate your serial number when updating your Softron software. Read the following article to know when to deactivate.
This software uses code of FFmpeg, licensed under the LGPLv2.1 and its source can be downloaded here.