Open and powerful playout solution for the Mac
- Dynamic Graphics Overlay (with OnTheAir CG) or still logo
- Mix-and-match 4K and HD contents in high quality
- Support for Closed Captioning CEA-708 and CEA-608
- Support for audio only files
- Output to SDI or NDI®
- 4K Playout
- Actions like secondary events to control CG, routers, ...
- Direct link to MovieRecorder for streaming
OnTheAir Video 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 Smart Playout Engine, OnTheAir Video supports multiple video formats such as Apple ProRes®, AVC-Intra®, Avid DNxHD®, H.264, HEVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG IMX, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, etc...
OnTheAir Video can also play different file types, such as QuickTime, MXF and transport stream (without an additional software) and even still images in png, tga, tiff, etc... It is also much flexible in terms of the audio formats that are supported (5.1 tracks for example).
All these files can be mixed within the same playlist, even using a different frame size. You will be able to choose an automatic resize mode (Fill, Pan-and-Scan, Letterbox), or decide a manual resize. The resize feature has been developed with quality in mind.
Combined with OnTheAir CG you can add Dynamic Graphics Overlay using the same video output (does not require an additional card thanks to the direct link between OnTheAir Video and OnTheAir CG).
And also, OnTheAir Video is the ideal solution for web-TVs on the Mac as it allows a direct connection with MovieRecorder (and the Softron Streaming Pack), in order to stream directly to the web without the need of an additional video card. MovieRecorder will "just" receive the frames from our playout engine and stream them to RTMP.
Play multiple codecs in the same playlist. Support for Apple ProRes®, AVC-Intra, Avid DNxHD®, H.264, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD and many more codecs. (check the list in the Tech Specs section). You do not need to install any additional software or codec. You can even mix different resolution in the same playlist.
You can play the standard QuickTime files (.mov), but also transport stream (.ts) or MXF (.MXF). The beauty is that you don't even need to install an additional software to read MXF files. They support for MXF files is built in the Smart Playout Engine.
The smart resize feature is available for OnTheAir Video and OnTheAir Node. It offers a much better resize then the one offered by the basic resize feature of OnTheAir Video Express. With interlaced materials, OnTheAir Video (with the smart resize enabled) will produce a perfect resize. Check the screenshots below to see the difference, or check the video higher up on this page (the difference can only be seen in the higher resolutions 720p and 1080p)
If you are a Web-TV broadcasting only to the web, you will love this feature. With OnTheAir Video and the Softron Streaming Pack in MovieRecorder, you can stream your video directly to YouTube, Facebook, Twitch or your Wowza or RTMP Server. No need to have a video output device.
Use an additional video input on your Mac as a source for your Live shows. OnTheAir Video will overlay graphics on top of this video signal before it is either output to the video card or for streaming.
NDI® is an open, low-latency, video-over-IP protocol developed by NewTek, Inc. It uses a simple gigabit ethernet cable to transmit video and audio over a local area network between multiple video systems. Now, thanks to NDI®, you can transfer HD and 4K video over a simple Ethernet cable. There is no need for additional routers or even SDI cables anymore, further demonstrating the ease-of-use and reliability of our products. NDI® opens the world to a different way of doing video production and to an ecosystem of devices supporting the protocol.
NDI® is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc.
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.
(XDCAM and the XDCAM logo are trademarks of Sony. HDV and the HDV logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. ProRes and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Inc. Avid DNxHD, and Media Composer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc.)
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- OnTheAir Video 3.8.4
16 March 2020
Warning OnTheAir Video Express 3.8 requires macOS 10.12 or later. Check the system requirements page for OnTheAir Video.
Download the Single Output version if you just need to play on one output, the Multiple Outputs version to be able to play up to 8 streams on one Mac. Once downloaded, unzip the file, run the installer and select the number of channels you want to install. Make sure also to download and install the drivers for your AJA, Blackmagic-Design or Deltacast card.
In DEMO mode OnTheAir Video 3 outputs a blue DEMO frame at some intervals. All options are enabled in DEMO mode, make sure to purchase the option you need.
How to unlock the DEMO version ?
Purchase a license through one of our resellers or the Softron online store, then just activate your serial number in the License window or plug your dongle in the computer. If you are using an "old" dongle (the ones with a red light), you will need to download the drivers for the HASP dongle here.
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.
- OnTheAir Tools 1.30
28 June 2016